Algerian and international media outlets have reported that Algeria has officially begun forming an African block to reject Israel’s membership in the African Union.
The online newspaper Rai Al-Youm reported that South Africa, Tunisia, Eritrea, Senegal, Tanzania, Niger, ? the Comoro Islands, Gabon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Seychelles have all agreed with the decision.
Lamamra noted that Israel had previously gained membership as an observer in the Organization of African Unity, but in 2002, the title was taken back from the regime as the African Union replaced the Organization of African Unity.
Well done Algeria! Let us review some colonial-era history:
In 1830, the Algerian Jewish population was between 15,000 and 17,000, mostly congregated in the coastal area. Some 6,500 Jews lived in Algiers, where they made up 20% of the population; 2,000 in Oran; 3,000 in Constantine; and 1,000 in Tlemcen. After their conquest, the French government rapidly restructured the Ottoman millet system. While Muslims resisted the French occupation, some Algerian Jews aided in the conquest, serving as interpreters or suppliers.
In 1845, the French colonial government reorganized communal structure, appointing French Jews (who were of the Ashkenazi tradition) as chief rabbis for each region, with the duty “to inculcate unconditional obedience to the laws, loyalty to France, and the obligation to defend it”.
The French government granted the Jews, who by then numbered some 33,000, French citizenship in 1870 under the décret Crémieux, while maintaining an inferior status for Muslims who, though technically French nationals, were required to apply for French citizenship and undergo a naturalization process.
most Algerian Jews came to speak French rather than Arabic or Ladino, and they embraced many aspects of French culture. In embracing “Frenchness,” the Algerian Jews joined the colonizers,
Under French rule, some Muslim anti-Jewish riots still occurred, as in 1897 in Oran.
The site of the synagogue was previously occupied by a mosque, which was founded in 1400 and named after Sidi Al Harbi, one of the saints of Algiers. After the French occupation of Algeria in 1830, the French sold the site to the Jews of Algeria, who destroyed the mosque and built a synagogue in its place in 1845.
Then (back to earlier link) came Hitler, saviour of Algeria:
Under the Vichy regime in Algeria, an office called the “Special Department for the Control of the Jewish Problem” handled the execution of laws applying to Algeria’s Jewish population. This was unique in French North Africa, and as such the laws covering the status of Jews were governed much more harshly in Algeria than in Morocco or Tunisia. A bureau for “Economic Aryanization” was also installed in order to eradicate the Jewish community’s significance in the economy, mostly by taking control of Jewish businesses.
And the Jewish response?
In response, many young Jews joined the Algerian resistance movement, which itself had been founded by Jews in 1940. On November 8, 1942, the Algerian resistance to the Vichy government took part in the takeover of Algiers in preparation for the Allied liberation of North Africa, known as “Operation Torch.” Of the 377 resistance members who took Algiers, 315 were Jewish. In November 1942, British and American soldiers landed and took control of Algiers and the rest of Algeria.
During the Algerian War, most Algerian Jews took sides with France, out of loyalty to the Republic which had emancipated them, against the indigenous Independence movement
Which ties back to what was covered here:
And remember there is nothing exceptional about the Algerian case; Jews were consistently on the colonialist (a.k.a. “white”) side all over the world:
National Socialists, in contrast:
von Leers published an article in Die Judenfrage, a journal which belonged to the anti-Semitic intellectual world, entitled “Judaism and Islam as Opposites”. As the title indicates, the author’s perspective is Hegelian, presenting Judaism and Islam in terms of thesis and antithesis. This essay also reveals the ingratiating National Socialist perspective which von Leers projected on the Islamic past as well as the intensity of his hatred for Judaism and Jewry. The following passage is part of the original text:
- Mohammed’s hostility to the Jews had one result: Oriental Jewry was completely paralyzed. Its backbone was broken. Oriental Jewry effectively did not participate in [European] Jewry’s tremendous rise to power in the last two centuries. Despised in the filthy lanes of the mellah (the walled Jewish quarter of a Moroccan city, analogous to the European ghetto) the Jews vegetated there. They lived under a special law (that of a protected minority), which in contrast to Europe did not permit usury or even traffic in stolen goods, but kept them in a state of oppression and anxiety. If the rest of the world had adopted a similar policy, we would not have a Jewish Question (Judenfrage)…. As a religion, Islam indeed performed an eternal service to the world: it prevented the threatened conquest of Arabia by the Jews and vanquished the horrible teaching of Jehovah by a pure religion, which at that time opened the way to a higher culture for numerous peoples ….
Von Leers was later brought to Egypt under the auspices of Haj Amin al-Husseini, with whom he was in close contact. Eventually he converted to Islam and changed his name to Omar Amin as a gesture to his benefactor, becoming head of [Egyptian President Gamal Abdel] Nasser’s ‘Israeli’ propaganda unit.”  Von Leers was welcomed in Egypt by al-Husseini and he became the political adviser to the Information Department under Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser. He served as head of the Institute for the Study of Zionism, managing anti-Israeli propaganda. He was a mentor of Ahmed Huber and networked with Muslim emigres in Hamburg, while also being an acquaintance of Otto Ernst Remer in the country.
he served as an advisor to Gamal Abdel Nasser, and worked with other expatriate Germans assisting Arab states with the development of their armed forces. He was a frequent acquaintance of Johannes von Leers. In 1956, Remer was reported to be in Damascus, engaging in the arms trade; the Algerian National Liberation Front was one of his customers.
There is no path to ending Jewish existence without first ending Western civilization.