Let me give you the background on Jews and diamond merchants. In the Medieval era, the Catholic church forbad Jews from living with Christians or owning land and farming. (In fact, if you read The Destruction of the European Jews by the great historian of the Holocaust, Raul Hilberg, you will see a chart in the first few pages of the book. On the left is the church laws against the Jews and on the right the Nazi laws against the Jews. The only difference is the officially sanctioned murders, appearing at the bottom of the list. Laws against working, owning land, being anywhere near Christians, requiring Jews to reside in ghettos, etc., all cooked up by the Church.) Ok, back to diamond merchants. Most professions and guilds were denied to Jews. They were permitted to be rag pickers and money changers. In addition to that, there were frequent purges across Europe in which Jews were slaughtered. They ran, carrying what they could. And their possessions had to be small and easily moved. Another profession that is associated with Jews – that of physician – developed during the same period. There is a fabulous book by a surgeon at Yale, Sherwin B. Nuland, on the great Jewish thinker and healer, Maimonides. He explains that Jews learned medicine by being repeatedly kicked out of one area after another, having absorbed the medical knowledge in each region. And they ran with what they had, often only their knowledge.
Now that you know that, here’s the repulsive statement made by Bob Beckel, the liberal jerk employed by Fox.
He should be fired immediately.