LETTERS / A Jewish Homeland in Palestine Has Been An Ambition of Zionists Since the Late 19th Century

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:20 am

Dear Editor,

You regularly hear American politicians tell us what a good friend we have in Israel, but you never hear the full story. For example; The U.S./Israel “free trade agreement” is an extension of Israel-lobby extracted American aid; $10 billion backdoor boost to the annual $3-$4 billion annual American gift. American ‘consumers’ are brainwashed to believe absurd propaganda that Israel, ­ a powerful nuclear state, funded by ‘our government’, is an innocent victim of Arabs.

“A Jewish state in part of Palestine is not an end, but a beginning. … Our possession is important not only for itself … through this we increase our power, and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in its entirety… Israel is a work in progress and its borders should not be fixed or even defined.” Ben-Gurion

A Jewish homeland in Palestine had been an ambition of Zionists since the late 19th century. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Balfour stated in 1917: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” This statement was part of an agreement between Britain and Lord Rothschild facilitating a loan for Britain to continue WW1 with Palestinians paying the price.

In 1947 a million Palestinians were angry when the UN gave away their land. The native Palestinians, approximately two-thirds of the population, were offered less than half of their own land in the ‘deal’. The Partition Plan never happened because the day after it was issued the 1947-1948 war began. Zionist militias then systematically ethnically cleansed large portions of historic Palestine: two-thirds of the native Palestinians. In the end, Zionist militias controlled three quarters of Palestine. Israel’s leaders didn’t declare official borders. Israel’s parliament admits that “Israel has no written constitution in the formal sense.”

About seventy documented Israeli Massacres of Palestinians were committed by Zionist terrorists: the ethnic cleansing expelled about 800,000 people, killed many others, destroying villages regardless of religion. They expelled Christians and razed ancient Christian villages. This was clearly ethnic cleansing, a crime for which Nazis convicted at Nuremberg were hanged. Israelis haven’t been prosecuted even though all involved are known.

Paragraph 13 of the Israeli Declaration of Independence says that Israel would “be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” Israel has willfully violated conditions of membership preparing for Israel’s “final solution” for the Palestinian ‘problem’. As Israel confiscates more Palestinian land for Jews-only developments, how can anyone believe Israel is serious about accommodating a Palestinian state?

In 1967, Israel moved toward Ben-Gurion’s goal of “getting hold of the country in its entirety.” In the Six-Day War, Israel militarily occupied the remaining Palestinian territories, a move the world considered illegal. Rational debate this is impossible because many still believe the Arabs, intending to annihilate Israel, were only prevented by Israel’s ‘pre-emptive’ strike. Prime Minister Begin said in 1982; “In 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us, we must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.” Israel launched a war of aggression.

In 1967 Israel also attacked the USS Liberty, clearly identified as American, killing and wounding most of the crew. To this day the survivors are forbidden to speak of that attack.

Hostility between Arabs and Jews began when Zionists arrived in Palestine. Today Jews in Iran and Yemen aren’t persecuted.

Zionist Robert Kagan helped start the Project for a New American Century, the Neocon group that convinced Bush II, that Israel’s fears become our wars: “If we do not move against Saddam Hussein and his regime, the damage our Israeli friends and we have suffered until now may someday appear but a prelude to much greater horrors”. The greater horrors came, millions dead, injured, Iraq/Syria destroyed, and ISIS rises, all to destroy Israel’s regional rivals. The neoconservatives acknowledge their drive for world hegemony in their public position papers.

Paul Wolfowitz boasted that the pillage of Iraq’s oil would pay for the entire project in a few months. He was wrong. Zionist neo-cons then began demanding a new war against Israel’s target, Iran. The Empire didn’t attack but they succeeded in imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and secured American support for Israel’s invasion of Lebanon and its series of attacks against the Gaza Ghetto.

Israel’s other objectives after Iraq/Iran; Syria, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen had to be spaced over time, because the Empire has been unable to assimilate occupied Afghanistan and Iraq. America’s relationship with Israel is against America’s interests, although ‘our’ politicians benefit from massive ‘campaign contributions’. America’s corrupt campaign financing system helps politicians insist Israel is always right. Your tax money pays for these crimes.

The Empire joined Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the EU in a replay of their Libyan ‘regime change’ sponsoring global terrorists invading Syria. Syria has been attacked for the ‘crimes’ of being pro-Palestinian, allied with Iran/Lebanon and having an independent foreign policy. The goal: to break Syria into ethnically cleansed ‘tribal states’ like Iraq/Libya and to get a gas pipeline thru from the Gulf States; competition for Russian gas.

Want to know who rules you? All you need to do is see who reacts the most violently to your criticism. Zionists, like mafia, has their gang mixed up with their race. Zionists own most mainstream media in the Empire.

Zionism hides from polite political discussion: If you, including Jews, objectively discuss Zionism you’re attacked as ‘anti-Semitic’. You find discussion of Zionism ‘offensive’ because the Zionists have done a good job of ‘educating’ you, determining what many think they know, and to a large extent, ‘consumers’ behavior.

Those who jump to anti-Semitic accusations from this presentation haven’t investigated reality. These are places to start. http://mondoweiss.net/

http://alethonews.wordpress.com/

https://youtu.be/Ch5XlEZoi1c

Dismissing criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic is like calling criticism of Nazis, anti-German. It’s the propaganda trick of labeling something you dislike to control and suppress it. How bad must Israel’s crimes be before ‘our’ government stops supporting them.

Anti-Semitism is a term used to divert attention and criticism away from Israel to equate the target with intolerance and racism. Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni said: “it’s a trick. We always use it. When from Europe someone criticizes Israel, then we bring out the Holocaust. When Americans criticize Israel, they’re anti-Semitic … it’s very easy to blame people who criticize actions by the Israeli Government … that justifies everything we do to the Palestinians.”

American ‘representatives’ serve the interests of Israel before ours. What options are left for Palestinians, who have been ethnically cleansed from their historic homeland for 68 years? They’re called and treated as ‘beasts’, killed at will, under an apartheid system that only grows. The corporate media’s lockdown on criticism of Israeli wars is only a slight variation on its coverage of American wars.

We can criticize ‘our government’ without being labeled ‘anti-American’ but we can’t criticize Israel without being attacked as ‘anti-Semites’ who want to restart the holocaust. Are Jews who oppose Zionist Israel’s aggression anti-Semitic? The most popular Jewish religion, ‘The Holocaust’, ignores much greater genocides, acting as if it was the worst. Why should the validity of one’s own national suffering be diminished in any way by the recognition of the suffering of another nation? ‘Never again’ means never again for everyone.

Israeli soldiers and police regularly invade Palestinian areas to confiscate land and destroy Palestinian homes. When Palestinians dare to protest this and the other aspects of military occupation, Israeli soldiers shoot unarmed protestors.

In Israel, it’s a crime to ‘insult a public official’. The “insult” can be a social media post questioning a decision or action. The fines are high, and the ‘culprit’ can face prison. Israel, a democracy where protests can take place freely and freedom of speech is unimpeded doesn’t exist. The Palestinians have had their country stolen and like American Indians, confined to ghettos. Israel is committing genocide, but saying this brings accusations of wanting to do to the Jews what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. Discrimination against Palestinians can be compared to the treatment of Jews in early Nazi Germany. Saying these things is called anti-Semitism.

Craig Dudley

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