July 2005

Weber Addresses Spirited IHR Meeting in New York
News from the Institute for Historical Review

Speaking on the challenge of Jewish-Zionist power at the end of the "Jewish century," Mark Weber addressed more than 40 men and women at a spirited IHR meeting in New York City on Saturday evening, July 16, 2005. Michael Santomauro, who runs the ReportersNoteBook.com website, and regularly distributes news and commentary to his large e-mail list, opened the meeting and introduced the speakers.

Among those who filled the meeting hall on Manhattan's west side was a journalist, two attendees who had driven from Canada, and a man who had flown in from Arizona. A retired high school teacher who writes under the pen name of Guiseppi Furiso spoke first. Open and honest discussion of Jewish power in America is all but taboo in our society, he said, citing the lack of candor about the role of Israel and its supporters in the US invasion of Iraq.

Weber, who has been director of the IHR since 1995, began his address by thanking Santomauro for his role in organizing the event and for his dedicated work in spite of intimidation. Last October, he noted, activists of the militantly Zionist Jewish Defense Organization staged a demonstration outside his Manhattan residence.

The twentieth century -- what has been called both 'the American Century' and 'the Jewish century' -- is passing, both literally and figuratively, into history," said Weber.  "What is emerging is a new bi-polar world, with the United States and Israel on one side, and the rest of the world on the other. (The full text of Weber's address is posted at  http://www.ihr.org/other/thechallenge.html )

While the United States and Israel increasingly regard the rest of the world as "out of step," he said, most of humanity views the US and Israel with "mounting distrust, hostility and fear."  United States support for Israel did not come about because Americans are markedly more intelligent, humane or enlightened than, say, Norwegians, Japanese or Irish, Weber continued. The US-Israel alliance is, "rather, a consequence, a result, of the Jewish-Zionist grip on American political and cultural life." 

"By supporting Israel and its policies," he said, "the United States betrays not only its own national interests, but the principles it claims to embody and defend." Although Americans have already paid a high price for the US alliance with Israel, "in the years to come, the cost of the US alliance with Israel is almost certain to rise much more."

"Through the Jewish-Zionist grip on the media, and the organized Jewish-Zionist corruption of our political system," Weber stressed, we Americans "are pressured, seduced, cajoled, and deceived into propping up the Jewish state, providing it with billions of dollars yearly and state-of-the-art weaponry, and even sacrificing American lives." At the same time, he went on, "Americans have permitted people who regard them with profound distrust to play a major role in determin­ing how we live our lives, and in determining our future both as individuals and as a nation."

Regardless of the particular causes or principles that most move us, that are closest to our hearts," he emphasized, no task is more urgent than breaking the stranglehold of the Jewish-Zionist grip on American political, social and cultural life. "Now we are engaged in a great, global struggle, in which two distinct and irreconcilable sides confront each other."

At the conclusion of his address, the audience gave Weber a standing ovation. Among the issues he tackled during the question and answer session that followed was the impact of Holocaust revisionism in academic life, and recent developments in the ordeal of political prisoner Ernst Zundel.