Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Elder of Ziyon



The "Franklin Prophecy," a 1930s era forgery of a statement purportedly made by Benjamin Franklin at the 1787 Congressional Congress, is still being circulated in the Arab world as fact - along with the claim that Franklin was a US president.

Jordanian news site Rum Online writes:
In a bold and clear speech more than 200 years ago, US President Benjamin Franklin presented to the American Constituent Assembly in 1799 his historic will alerting to the dangers facing America’s future as a result of the increasing Jewish threat in the country. Do not think that America escaped from the dangers once it gained independence, for it is still threatened by a grave danger that is no less than the danger of colonialism, which is the devastating danger as a result of the multiplication of Jews in our country, where the evils and troubles that befell European countries will befall us, and it is the one that tolerated the Jews and provided them with livelihoods and left them settling Its lands, when the Jews were quick to eradicate the traditions and beliefs of its people and killed the morale of its youth with the toxins of pornography and immorality.
This is a bit of a difference from what the actual forgery stated. The original statement itself is straight antisemitism, first published by a fascist organization in the US and then immediately republished in various Nazi organs. It says:

There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated; oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and Spain.

For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they have been driven out of their mother land; but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and vampires cannot live on other vampires --they cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.

If they are not expelled from the United States by the Constitution within less than one hundred years, they will stream into this country in such numbers that they will rule and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed our life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded within two hundred years, our children will be working in the field to feed Jews while they remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands.

I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children and your children’s children will curse you in their graves. Their ideas are not those of Americans, even when they lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change his spots. The Jews are a danger to this land, and if they are allowed to enter, they will imperil our institutions. They should be excluded by the Constitution. 

It was determine to be a forgery fairly quickly. The language is not how people spoke in the 18th century and its reference to Palestine shows that it was written partially as a response to Zionism. This New York Times article from March 10, 1937 describes how it was exposed:


Arab antisemitism has often used Nazi sources, and that hasn't changed.






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