By Dr. Patrick Slattery — On his daily radio show today, Dr. Duke discussed the “canard strategy” by which the Anti-Defamation League tries to quash discussion on accusation of Jewish anti-social behavior by labeling the topic a canard, something that is so blatantly false that no discussion is needed.
Dr. Duke referenced a Wikipedia page on anti-Semitic canards. The Israeli government and Jewish organizations in the diaspora have actively trained people to wage a Hasbara (PR or propaganda) war on Wikipedia and other internet sites, and Wikipedia’s anti-semitic carard page shows the results:
“Anti-Jewish propagandists have tried to exaggerate the role of Jews in Atlantic slave trade. In the 1490s, the Jews were expelled from Spain and Portugal, at the same time that trade with the New World was opening up, leading to their participation in Atlantic trading in general, and the Atlantic slave trade in particular. Jewish participation in the slave trade was significant in Brazil, Curaçao, Suriname, and Rhode Island, but otherwise was modest or minimal, and Jews had virtually no role in the slave-trading of Britain or France.”
What a statement! First of all, Brazil had the largest slave population in the New World, and Rhode Island was the center of the North American slave trade. So it would be like saying that African American participation in professional sports is significant in football, basketball, and baseball, but otherwise is modest or minimal.
But, contrary to the Wikipedia entry, Jewish participation in the slave trade outside Brazil and Rhode Island was anything but modest or minimal. Judging from the location of the earlist synagogues, it seems that not only were Jews heavily involved in the slave trade, but that the slave trade was the main reason that Jews started coming to the New World.
(Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island)
If Jews came to the New World for religious freedom or to escape anti-Semitism, why would their early synagogues only be in slave trading centers? Take a look at this from Wikipedia’s list of the world’s oldest synagogues:
- The Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue in Recife, Brazil, erected in 1636, was the first synagogue erected in the Americas. Its foundations have been recently discovered, and the 20th century buildings on the site have been altered to resemble a 17th-century Dutch synagogue.
The 3rd oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere was in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
- The first synagogue, a Sephardic Synagogue, was built in Port Royal in approximately 1646, but was destroyed during the earthquake of 1692. Another Synagogue, Neveh Shalom Synagogue, was established on Spanish Town‘s Monk Street in 1704, but today lies largely in ruins. The only synagogue still in current use, Shaare Shamayim in Kingston, was built in 1912.
- Nidhe Israel Synagogue in Bridgetown, Barbados: one of the oldest Synagogues in the Americas, standing since 1654, restored and used by the Jewish community in Barbados to this day.
- Sinagoga de la Congregación Israelita Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina: the oldest Synagogue in Argentina, standing since 1897 to this day.
- Wooden, later brick synagogue Beracha ve Shalom (“Blessings and Peace”) at Jodensavanne, Suriname, built between 1665 and 1671. Destroyed in 1832, ruins still exist.
- Neveh Shalom Synagogue, erection first completed in 1723 and rebuilt in 1842 or 1843, currently the only synagogue in use in Suriname.
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
- The Jewish community was founded in 1659. The Curaçao synagogue, congregation Mikvé Israel-Emanuel, built in 1732. It is the oldest synagogue still in use today in the Americas. When Jews were expelled from the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe the number of Jews in Curaçao increased and by 1780 reached 2,000, more than half of the white population. The Curaçao community became the “mother community” of The Americas and assisted other communities in the area, mainly in Suriname and St. Eustatius. It also financed the construction of the first synagogues in New York and Newport.
Notice that, with the exception of Argentina, all of these places were slave trading centers, and that the first synagogue in Argentina did not appear until the end of the 19th century. The Wikipedia page on the oldest synagogues in the United States shows that most of them were in the slave trading centers of Newport, Charleston, and Savannah. All this goes to show that when the ADL uses the term “canard,” it simply means “history that we don’t want the goyim to talk about.”