Jewish extremist leader: Christians are ‘blood sucking vampires’
Israel’s media service Haaretz reported that the leader of an extremist Jewish group called Lehava called to stop Christmas celebrations in Israel and said Christians are similar to “vampires.” The leader of Lehava, Benzi Gopstein, wrote on Kooker that “Christmas has no place in the Holy Land.”
Gopstein continues in his article on Kooker that he was disturbed with “the fall of the line of defense of the Jewish people against our deadly enemy for hundreds of years – the Christian Church. The Church has been defeated roundly when the Jewish people has one of the strongest armies in the world and they have no chance any longer of destroying our body.”
However, Gopstein said, the Church has not given up. “A last hope remains to those vampires and blood suckers – the mission. If Jews cannot be killed, they can still be converted.”
Gopstein said that the “fear that every Jew felt, the disgust that we described above at Christianity – disgust that was the only thing that saved us from the dark days in Europe – has disappeared with the ‘good life’ of the democratic age…and the missionary is on the prowl for prey.”
Gopstein ends his article by writing: “I call on everyone to raise a cry and fight this corrupt phenomenon in the best tradition of Judaism, before we all, including those who observe the commandments among us, become a community of sycophants.”
“Christmas has no place in the Holy Land,” he wrote, adding “Let us remove the vampires before they once again drink our blood.”
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism has called on the prosecutor and the police to launch an investigation.
Orly Erez-Likhovski, head of the Reform center’s legal department said: “Benzi Gopstein stops at nothing to incite against anyone who is not him – Arab Muslims, Christians and others, using harsh language and calling for violence. Unfortunately…in the face of this incitement…law enforcement is thunderously silent.”
In August Gopstein also supported the notion of burning Christian churches.