Judaism in Action, Chapter 2 (p. 61 to 74)




There are many passages in the writings and speeches of well-known Jewish leaders at various times during the last hundred years which show a remarkable parallelism with some of the important ideas set forth in the Protocols. The following instances may be cited as a result of a search which is by no means exhaustive. In each case we cite a passage taken verbatim from the Protocols, followed under the title of “Substantiations” by parallel quotations from well-known Jews.


(a) “The prophets have told us that we were chosen by God himself to reign over the world. God endowed us with genius to enable us to cope with the problem.” (Protocol No. V.)

(b) “God has given us, his chosen people, the power to scatter, and what to allappears to be our weakness has proved to be our strength, and has now brought us to the threshold of universal rule.” (Protocol No. XI.)

(c) “When the King of Israel places the crown on his sacred head, offered him by Europe, he will be the Patriarch of the world.” (Protocol No. XV.)


(a) “The men of all nations shall be subject to Israel, but those who have ruled over you shall be destroyed with the sword.”


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(Apocalypse of Baruch (LXXII), a well-known Jewish work of the first century A.D.)

(b) “Our task is great and holy and its success is guaranteed. Catholicism, our greatest foe, lay wounded in its brains. The net which is spread by Israel all over the surface of the earth will spread day by day, and the glorious prophecies of our holy rights will be finally realized. The time is approaching when Jerusalem will become the home of worship of all peoples and the banner of the Jewish monotheism will be flying on the most distant coast. Our strength is enormous, we must learn how to apply it in practice. What have we to be afraid of? The day is approaching when all the wealth of the world will become the property of the Sons of Israel.”

(Isaac-Adolphe Cremieux, founder of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, quoted by Serge Nilus, in a footnote which appears on page 172 in 1917 edition of his book, “It is Near! At The Door!” A reference to the same document, of the Alliance Israelite Universelle can be found in issue No. 24, December 15, 1909, of the Arabic paper “Al Kalemat” (“The World”), which was published in New York. See article entitled, “A Chapter Concerning Moral Discussions. Concerning the Destroyers of the Foundation of the Christian Faith.” pp. 461-464.)

(c) “It has always been a unique feature of Judaism that its traits of particularism – essential to its self-preservation – have been blended with the highest aspirations of universalism.”

(Paul Goodman, “Zionism and Liberal Judaism,” Zionist Review, Nov. 1917.)

(d) “When we read in the Book of Isaiah that the prophet of the exile declared that the Jews were God’s witnesses,


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chosen for a religious purpose and charged with a religious mission, we believe that he was speaking words which were inspired by God.”

(Cl. G. Montefiore, “Outlines of Liberal Judaism,” p. 166, London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1912.)

(e) “The Jews energetically reject the idea of fusion with other nationalities and cling firmly to their historical hope, i.e., of world empire.”

From speech of Dr. Mandelstam, Professor in the University of Kiev, Russia, delivered at the Basle Zionist Congress of 1898. See H.S. Chamberlain’s “The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century,” Vol. I, p. 335, London: John Lane. 1913.)

(f) “The Jew will never be able to assimilate himself; he will never adopt the customs and ways of other peoples. The Jew remains a Jew under all circumstances. Every assimilation is purely exterior.”

(From speech of Rabbi Dr. Leopold Kahn on Zionism, delivered in July, 1901, in the orthodox Jewish school in Pressburg, Idem.)

(g) “The governments of all countries, scourged by anti-Semitism, will serve their own interests in assisting us to obtain the sovereignty we want.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 11, Published by the Federation of American Zionists, New York, 1917.)

(h) “Christianity itself seems to Jews only a stage in the preparation of the world for a purified, developed and universalized Judaism.”

(Cl. G. Montefiore, “Outlines of Liberal Judaism,” p. 163, London, 1912.)

(i) “Liberal Judaism has higher ambitions for the Jewish people. Above all, it seeks to preserve the Jewish religion


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in full beauty and power, and to extend its workings to a sphere co-extensive with the uniyerse of men.”

(Rabbi Mattuck, quoted by Paul Goodman in his article on “Zionism and Liberal Judaism,” in the Zionist .Review, November, 1911. Reprinted by Petty & Sons, Ltd., Whitehall Printeries Leeds, pp. 2 and 3.)

(j) “It is not given to every one to understand that which is not yet finished .... Yes! The likelihood of realizing our demands and proposals growswith our numbers and with the increase in our strength. For the present we have reason to be satisfied with the spirit in which our aspirations were regarded by the mighty ones of the earth. Do not demand more than this intimation from your Action Committee. In this respect you must have implicit confidence in it. You may freely question it regarding all other matters.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “Congress Addresses,” delivered at London, August 13, 1900, at the Zionist Congress, Published by the Federation of American Zionists, New York, 1917.)

(k) “Let the sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the globe large enough to satisfy the reasonable requirements of a nation: the rest we shall manage for ourselves.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 11.)


(a) “We must follow a program of violence and hypocrisy, not only for the sake of profit, but also as a duty and for the


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sake of victory.” (Protocol No. I.)

(b) “When we finally become rulers .... we will see to it that no plots are hatched against us. To effect this we will kill heartlessly all who take up arms against the establishment of our rule.” (Protocol No. XV.)


(a) “Our people who are receiving the new country from the Society will also thankfully accept the new constitution it offers them. Should they, however, show signs of rebellion, they will be promptly crushed.” (Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 38.)

(b) “The interests of the revolution require the physical annihilation of the bourgeois class. It is time for us to start.” (Red Gazette, Aug. 31, 1918, No. 159. Published by the Petrograd Soviet of the Workmen’s & Soldiers’ Deputies, presided over by the Jew, Apfelbaum – Zinoviev.)

(c) “Blood and mercilessness must be our slogans.” (Leon Trotzky, International Communist Congress, Moscow, March, 1919. Quoted, New York Evening Sun, March 18, 1919.)


(a) “We will also artfully and deeply undermine the sources of production by teaching the workmen Anarchy and the use of alcohol, at the same time taking measures to expel all the intelligent Goys from the land.

That the true situation should not be noticed by the Goys until the proper time, we will mask it by a pretended desire


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to help the working classes and great economic principles, an active propaganda of which principles is being carried on through the dissemination of our economic theories.” (Protocol VI.)

(b) “We will present ourselves in the guise of saviors of the workers from this oppression, when we suggest that they enter our army of Socialists, Anarchists, Communists, to whom we always extend our help under the guise of the rule of brotherhood demanded by the human solidarity of our social masonry.” (Protocol III.)


(a) “When the Jew gives his thought, his devotion, to the cause of the workers and of the dispossessed, of the disinherited of the world, the racial duality within him there, too, goes to the roots of things, and in Germany he becomes a Marx and a Lassalle, a Haas and an Edward Bernstein: in Austria he becomes a Victor Adler and a Friedrich Adler; in Russia, a Trotzky. Just take for a moment the present situation in Prussia and in Germany. The revolution set creative forces free, and see what a large company of Jews was available for immediate service. Socialist Revolutionaries and Mensheviki, and Bolsheviki, Majority and Minority Socialists – whatever they be called .... Jews are to be found among the trusted leaders and the routine workers of all thoserevolutionary parties.”

(Rabbi J.L. Magnes in his address at the opening session of the first Jewish Labor Congress, January 16, 1919, New York City. See the Jewish Forum, February, 1919, p. 722.)

(b) “The Jew, therefore, does take an active part in revolutions; and he participates


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in them in so far as he is a Jew, or more correctly in so far as he remains Jewish.”

(Bernard Lazare, “Anti-Semitism: Its History and Causes,” p. 312. Published by International Library Publishing Co. New York, 1903.)

(c) “We must not, however, leave these problems (social) and this reform (social) outside of our Jewish thought, our Jewish activities. We must not let them be taken by active Christians and stamped as specifically Christian.

(Rabbi Montefiore, “Outlines of Liberal Judaism,” pp. 266 and 267. London, 1912.)

(d) “Das Volk, a Jewish periodical published in America, writes in 1905: ‘One cannot blame us that people with different mentalities and views as Social Democrats, Anarchists, and so on, are filled with our socialist territorial ideas, and enter in our ranks in order to struggle for a better future of the Jewish people. On the contrary, it shows that life itself has raised our ideal and drives all under our banner’.”

(The Jewish Life, March, 1906, p. 173. Jewish newspaper published in Russian, found in New York Public Library.)

(e) The following quotation is an estimate by Bernard Lazare, Jewish writer, of the part which was and is played by the Jews in the revolutionary movement throughout the world”

Their (i.e., the Jews’) contribution to present-day Socialism was, as is well known, and still is, very great. The Jews, it may be said, are situated at the poles of contemporary society. They are found among the representatives of industrial and financial capitalism, and among those who have vehemently protested against capital. Rothschild is the antithesis


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of Marx and Lassalle; the struggle for money finds its counterpart in the struggle against money, and the worldwide outlook of the stock-speculator finds its answer in the international proletarian and revolutionary movement. It was Marx who gave the first impulse to the founding of the Internationale through the manifesto of 1847, drawn up by himself and Engles. Not that it can be said that he ‘founded’ the Internationale, as is maintained by those who persist in regarding the Internationale as a secret society controlled by the Jews. Many causes led to the organization of the Internationale, but from Marx proceeded the idea of a Labor Congress, which was held at London in 1864, and resulted in the founding of that society. The Jews constituted a very large proportion of its members, and in the General Council of the Society, we find Karl Marx, Secretary for Germany and Russia, and James Cohen, Secretary for Denmark. Many of the Jewish members of the Internationale took part subsequently in the Commune, where they found others of their faith. In the organization of the socialist party, the Jews participated to the greatest extent. Marx and Lassalle in Germany, Aaron Libermann and Adler in Austria, Dobrojan Gherea in Roumania (Romania), are, or were at one time, its leaders. The Jews of Russia deserve special notice in this brief resume. Young Jewish students, scarcely escaped from the Ghetto, have played an important part in the Nihilistic propaganda; some, among them women, have given up their lives for the cause of Liberation, and to these young Jewish physicians and lawyers, we must add the large number of exiled workingmen who have founded in London and New York important labor societies, which serve as centers of socialistic and even of anarchistic propaganda.”


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(Bernard Lazare, “Anti-Semitism,” pp. 312, 313, and 314.)

(f) “When we sink, we become a revolutionary proletariat, the subordinate officers of the revolutionary party; when we rise, there rises also our terrible power of the purse.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 10.)

(g) “Thus it would seem as if the grievance of the anti-Semite were well founded; the Jewish spirit is essentially a revolutionary spirit, and consciously or otherwise, the Jew is a revolutionist.”

(Bernard Lazare, “Anti-Semitism,” p. 298.)


At present as an international force we are invulnerable.” (Protocol III.)


(a) “Nothing effectual can really be done to our injury.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 9.)

(b) “The very impossibility of getting at the Jews nourishes and embitters hatred of them.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 10.)

(c) “It is of course possible to get at shares and debentures in railways, banks and industrial concerns of all descriptions, by taxation, and where the progressive income tax is in force, all our realized property can eventually be laid hold of. But all these efforts cannot be directed against Jews alone, and where they have nevertheless been made, severe economic crises with far-reaching


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effects have made their immediate consequences.”

(T. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 10.)

(d) “A distracted and divided people have been so well instructed in thought that the unity of Israel is greater than all the differing religions, social, economic and political views of the individuals who make up a nation, that the Rabbis of Eastern Europe have entered in full force into the vanguard of the movement.”

(Jacob de Haas. See his preface to Hertzl’s “The Jewish State,” p. 8.)

(e) “... There is such a thing as a Kol (All) Israel Policy to be pursued by all Jews together, regardless of their political, their economic, their spiritual outlook.”

(Rabbi Judas L. Magnes, Speech delivered at the Jewish Labor Congress, Jan. 16, 1919, at Yorkville Casino, New York City; quoted in the Jewish Forum, February, 1919, p. 720.)

(f) “The Jewish people, traditionally and through its experience, knows the meaning of internationalism, and it must apply the method of internationalism to its own national life as well, sharing the destiny of every people, free and oppressed, in freeing the world in order that it itself may be freed.”

(Rabbi Judas L. Magnes, Ibid., p. 721.)

(g) “But, in order that the Jewish people may do its work in the world, it must be organized – organized for its specific purposes as well as for participation in all of the cultural and spiritual movements of humanity.”

(Rabbi Judas L. Magnes, Ibid., p. 724.)

(h) “Here we are, just Jews and nothing else, a nation among nations. Take it or leave it.”

(From speech of Dr. VVeizman, delivered in Manchester, England, Dec. 9, 1917, partially


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quoted in a pamphlet entitled “Great Britain, Palestine and the Jews,” p. 73. Published by Geo. H. Doran Co., New York.)

(i) “Our union is not a French one, nor English, nor Swiss, nor German. Nay, our union is Jewish and it is universal. The other peoples are split into nationalities. We, however, are the only ones who have no co-citizens, but exclusively co-religionists. The Jew will not sooner become the friend of a Christian or a Mohammedan than at the time when the light of the Jewish faith – the only religion of reason – will spread throughout the world. Scattered among peoples who are hostile to our rights, to our interests, we wish above all to be and always to remain Jews. Our nationality is the religion of our fathers and we do not recognize any other. Living in lands of dispersion we cannot be concerned about the changing aims of those lands which are strange to us until the time when our own aims both moral and material are in danger. The Jewish teachings must spread all over the world. Sons of Israel! however much the faith would disperse you all over the earth, always consider yourselves as members of a chosen people. If you realize and if you understand that the faith of our ancestors is our sole patriotism, if you realize that in spite of your cover nationalities you form only one and the same people, if you believe that only Judaism constitutes the religious and political truth, if you are convinced in the above, you universal sons of Israel, you will come to us, you will listen to our appeal and you will prove that you accept it.”

(In 1860, Isaac Adolphe-Cremieux, the well-known Jewish leader in France, founded the Universal Jewish Alliance (Alliance


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Israelite Uriiverseile). On this occasion he issued a circular appeal to the Jewish organizations throughout the world. The above quotation is from this circular appeal. (Quoted by A. Shmakoff, “Jewish Speeches,” p. 131.)

(j) “It is our opinion that the Jewish question can be solved only by the Jews themselves .... We no longer want to wear the mask of any other nationality.”

(Theo. Hertzl, in Congress Addresses delivered at Basle, December 26, 1901, p. 8. Published by the Federation of American Zionists, 1917, New York.

(k) “Furthermore, it is well understood in Germany and in Austria that the Jews of Russia have never had real citizenship in Russia, and although a Jew may have been born in Russia, that does not necessarily imply that he has been a citizen of Russia. Realizing that, and for other apparent reasons, the German and Austrian Governments are making every effort to secure the cooperation and goodwill of the large Jewish population, now under their control.”

(Rabbi Judas L. Magnes. See his letter to Mr. Byrlavski, June, 1916, Published in the Report of the Commission of the American Jewish Relief Fund. New York City, March, 1917.)

(l) “Let us forget whence we spring. No more talk of ‘German’ or of ‘Portuguese’ Jews. Though scattered over the earth we are nevertheless a single people.”

(Rabbi Salomon Lipmann-Cerfberr in his opening speech delivered on July 26, 1806, at the meeting preparatory to the Synedrium. Quoted by H.S. Chamberlain in his “Foundations of the Nineteenth Century,” Vol. I. p. 329.)

(m) “Israel is a nationality. We are born Jews, ‘natu’ because we are born Jews. A child born from Jewish parents is Jewish.


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The very birth casts on him all the duties of an Israelite. It is not through circumcision that we obtain our Israelan quality. Nay, circumcision is in no way analogous to Christian baptism. We are not Israelites because we are circumcised, but, on the contrary, we circumcise our children because we are Israelites. We acquire the Jewish character through our birth, and we can never lose it nor get rid of it. Even if a Jew denies his religion, even if he is baptized, he does not cease to be an Israelite. All Israelite duties continue to remain with him.”

(Archives Israelites, 1864, Quotation from Ed. Drumont, “La France Juive,” Vol. I, p. 14, 12th ed. Paris: C. P. Marpont E. Flammarion.)


(a) “The economic crises were created by us for the Goys only by the withdrawal of money from circulation.” (Protocol XX.)

(b) “We hold in our hands the greatest modern power – Gold.” (Protocol XXII.)


(a) “The first official violation of Jewish liberties invariably brings about an economic crisis. Therefore, no weapons can be effectually used against us, because these cut the hands that wield them.” (Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 43.)

(b) “When we rise, there rises also our terrible power of the purse.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. I0.)

(c) “The day is approaching when all the wealth of the world will become the


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property of the Sons of Israel.”

(Isaac Adolphe Cremieux, quoted by A. Shmakoff, “Jewish Speeches,” p. 131.)

(d) “The Government of Palestine (in the hands of Jews), composed of men of wisdom and of intellectuals will guide the economic movement not only of the Orient and of Anatolia, but probably also the whole world.”

(The Inkilab, a Jewish paper published in Constantinople, Quoted in La Vielle France, No. 108, February 13, 1919, p. 21.)


At present, if any of the governments raises a protest against us, it is done only as a matter of form and at our desire and by our order, because their anti-Semitism is necessary to us to govern our smaller brothers.” (Protocol IX.)


(a) “The governments of all countries, scourged by anti-Semitism, will serve their own interests in assisting us to obtain the sovereignty we want.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 11.)

(b) “Disaster binds us together, and, thus united, we suddenly discover our strength. Yes, we are strong enough to form a State, and a model State.”

(Theo. Hertzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 10.)


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