Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

Did all the expulsion of Jews from different countries over the centuries all stem purely from hatred of Jews?

It seems to me that if they were accepted at one time into a country at that point they were not hated.Later they were expelled. Isn't it reasonable that in SOME cases, not all, they may have done something to piss of the natives of that country? If they improved the country, were law abiding, respected the local traditions and assimilated, it seems a bit arbitrary that all of a sudden they would just get thrown out.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The plight of the Jews around the world is not dissimilar from that of other minorities whether native or foreign-born. You have the same issues with respect to the Chinese minority of Malaysia, the Tamil minority of Sri Lanka, the East Indian minority of West Africa and the Caribbean, the Parsees of India, the Ibo of Nigeria and the Armenians of various lands (to name a few). In all cases a clearly identified or identifiable minority rose from poverty and destitution to the point of being the most educated and productive residents in the nation. In some cases the minority group established new industries and/or obtained dominance in existing industries. Having achieved a degree of success that the native or majority population views as unattainable made them easy targets of envy-driven animus and Socialist propaganda campaigns. Of course Jews, prior to the mid-20th century, had established residence in more nations than any other religious or ethnic group.

    With the growth of Socialism in the late 18th century, Jews increasingly became labeled as exploiters and bourgeoisie capitalists. Notwithstanding the fact that many of the most prominent Socialists were Jews and Christian/Muslim converts from Judaism. One of the leading causes of this charge was the fact that Jews established a formal system of banking and finance. These practices were prohibited by the Christian and Islamic religious beliefs which forbade lending on interest. But Jews became successful in these fields and over times of financial crises became the only source of much needed capital both for governments and the lay citizen/subject. Look into the history of the Dreyfus family as an example. So Jews were looked down upon for doing a job that the natives saw as beneath themselves and subsequently hated for doing it successfully. It did not help that Jews, like other religious or ethnic minorities, usually failed to fully assimilate into the dominant culture. They typically segregated themselves and chose to speak their own language or, as in the case of Iranian and German Jews, they spoke a Hebraic pathwa of the native language (e.g. Yiddish).

    There is much more to this but these are the primary issues involved.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would like to hear some examples of how the Jewish people made others angry, of course you can exclude the Israel situation. In history, the Jewish people have been repressed for many reasons, including the failure to obey the Pharaoh in Egypt, being scapegoated for economic hardships in world war two era Germany and being blamed for the black plague in Europe. The problem with saying that " If they improved the country, were law abiding, respected the local traditions and assimilated" is that many nationalities have not done these things and have not been as persecuted as these people.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jewish culture has always been at least somewhat different from that of the country in which Jews reside. For example, Jews keep the Sabbath on Saturday--we have no choice in the matter, it just can't be Sunday for us. Same thing with the dietary laws. Given this fact, Jews can *always* be looked upon as "the other", and once you have "someone else" to blame for a problem--well, you already know the rest.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you're right. What they do is to become successful. Jews are hated because they're poor, and hated even more when they become successful.

    Many times Jews have been invited into countries in order to improve their economy because Jews have always been international traders. Leaders have used the Jews to collect taxes and lend money which, at one time, was very distasteful to Christians. When they become successful, they are expelled to another country.

    It was St. Augustine who said of them in the 4th century -- "...let them (Jews) survive, but NOT thrive." You might also want to read what the Christian gospels have to say about Jews. Do you think that might have swayed anyone?


    Source(s): "Constantine's Sword" by former Catholic priest, James Carroll
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  • 1 decade ago

    If there were less Zionists who play hanky-panky with the worst and most insane leaders of any society to enrich themselves with personal wealth and power, then there will be no targets to be spied upon for the kill. Insiders living and working for evil doers tend to help target more innocent people for the kill. The Nazis couldn't have succceeded killing so many innocent Jews without the dirty insiders betraying the victims! Surely there musts be those the victims had trusted but who had betrayed them. Why are Zionists mostly Repugs and most Jews are Democrats?

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