by greg felton in the middle east times (This is the last part of a
two-part article.) Greg Felton is a Canadian editorialist on
international politics, especially the Middle East. He can be reached at
The history of the Khazars and their conversion is a documented,
undisputed part of Jewish history, but it is never publicly discussed.
It is, as former U.S. State Department official Alfred M. Lilienthal
declared, "Israel's Achilles heel," for it proves that
Zionists have no claim to the land of the Biblical Hebrews.
Thus what we know as the "Jewish State" of Israel is really
an ethnocentric garrison state established by a non-Semitic people for
the declared purpose of dispossessing and terrorizing a civilian Semitic
people. In fact from November 27, 1947, to May 15, 1948, more that
300,000 Arabs were forced from their homes and villages. By the end of
the year, the number was close to 800,000 by Israeli estimates. Today,
Palestinian refugees number in the millions.
That the Jews knew they were committing a criminal act is shown by a
eulogy Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan delivered for a Jew killed by Arabs
on the Gaza border in 1956:
"Let us not heap accusations on the murderers," he said.
"How can we complain about their deep hatred for us? For eight
years they have been sitting in the Gaza refugee camps, and before their
very eyes, we are possessing the land and the villages where they and
their ancestors have lived. We are the generation of colonizers, and
without the steel helmet and the gun barrel we cannot plant a tree and
build a home."
In April 1969, Dayan told the Jewish newspaper Ha'aretz: "There
is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former
Clearly, the equation of Zionism with racism is founded on solid
historical evidence, and the charge of anti-Semitism is absurd.
Despite the preceding evidence, Zionists still have one rhetorical
weapon that must be defused: the claim that the state of Israel is
necessary because Jews need a safe haven from "anti-Semitism"
in the non-Jewish world. Zionists insist that anti-Semitism is solely a
crime against Jews, and that criticism of Zionism is by definition an
attack upon Jews, a denigration of the Holocaust, and therefore
The image of Israel as a necessary bastion for Jews is compelling
enough to convince reasonable people that equating Zionism with racism
is morally wrong. This was especially true in the immediate post-war
world: "Generally speaking, the Zionists succeeded in persuading
large segments of world public opinion to link the Zionist cause with
the Holocaust," wrote Professor Ilan Pappé of Haifa University.
"Against such a claim, even able Palestinian diplomats - and there
were not many in those days - could hardly win the diplomatic
game." (The Journal of Palestine Studies, Winter 1997.)
The equation of Zionism with the Holocaust, though, is based on a
false presumption. Far from being a haven for all Jews, Israel is
founded by Zionist Jews who helped the Nazis fill the gas chambers and
stoke the ovens of the death camps. Israel would not be possible today
if the World Zionist Congress and other Zionist agencies hadn't formed
common cause with Hitler's exterminators to rid Europe of Jews.
In exchange for helping round up non-Zionist Jews, sabotage Jewish
resistance movements and betray the trust of Jews, Zionists secured for
themselves safe passage to Palestine.
This arrangement was formalized in a number of emigration agreements
signed in 1938.
The most notorious case of Zionist collusion concerned Dr. Rudolf
Kastner Chairman of the Zionist Organization in Hungary from 1943-45. To
secure the safe passage of 600 Zionists to Palestine, he helped the
Nazis send 800,000 Hungarian Jews to their deaths. The Israeli Supreme
Court virtually whitewashed Kastner's crimes because to admit them would
have denied Israel the moral right to exist.
As the Jewish-Israeli scholar Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi wrote: "Out
of the original sins of the world against the Jews grew the original
sins of Zionism against the Palestinians: Its memory poisons the blood
and marks every moment of existence." (Original Sins - Reflections
of the History of Zionism and Israel. p. 216.)
If this horror seems incredible or aberrant, it shouldn't. In a
letter to the Zionist executive on December 17, 1938, David Ben-Gurion
stated it openly and unapologetically: "The saving of Jewish lives
from Hitler is considered here as a potential threat to Zionism, unless
they are brought to Palestine. When Zionism had to choose between the
Jewish people and the Jewish state, it unhesitatingly preferred the
"Zionism accepts anti-Semitism as the natural, normal attitude
of the non-Jewish world toward the Jew. It does not consider it as a
distorted, perverted phenomenon; it is a response to anti-Semitism, but
not a confrontation, denunciation or fight against it." (Faris
Yahya, Zionist Relations with Nazi Germany, p. 78.)
Even today, pro-Israeli journalists and publishers play up acts of
violence against Jews to give the illusion that anti-Semitism is rampant
and to manufacture consent for Zionism as a virtuous, necessary
ideology. Journalists who try present a balanced view of Israel, to say
nothing of a critical one, are silenced or terrorized. This goes for
Jews as well as non-Jews.
On November 10, 2000, the American-Jewish editor in chief of the
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, Debbie Ducro, published an impassioned
1,150 - word article from another Jew decrying Israeli atrocities
against the Palestinians. The writer, Judith Stone, even used the term
Israeli Shoah, to draw allusion to Hitler's genocidal war against the
Jews. Ducro was fired on November 11.
In San Francisco, Rabbi Michael Lerner has endured death threats and
vicious harassment from right-wing Jews because he gives voice to
Palestinian views on his website and in the magazine Tikkun.
"An Israeli web site called 'self-hate' has identified me as one
of the five enemies of the Jewish people, and printed my home address
and driving instructions on how to get to my home," wrote Lerner in
a May 13 - e-mail. "We reported this to the police, the Israeli
consulate, and to the Anti Defamation league. The ADL said it wasn't
their concern because this was not a 'hate crime."
Here's a typical letter that Lerner said Tikkun received: "You
subhuman leftist animals. You should all be exterminated. You are the
lowest of the low life." (David Raziel in Hebron)
If anyone other than a Jew had written this, you can be sure that the
ADL and any other Jewish lobby groups would have gone into full attack
mode. In other words, when non-Jews slander and threaten Jews, it's
called "anti-Semitism" and "hate crime;" when
Zionists slander and threaten Jews, nobody is supposed to notice.
War crimes occur when cruelty is made to appear honorable, and good
people stand by and do nothing to stop it.
The world watched as the Nazis unleashed state-sanctioned terrorism
against the Jews, who were deemed to be sub-human - not worthy of
dignity, respect or legal protection under the law. To kill a Jew, to
destroy his livelihood, to force him and his family out of their homes -
these were accepted, sanctioned forms of conduct by citizens of the
German Reich to rid Europe of a specific group of people.
Today, the world watches as Israelis unleash state-sanctioned
terrorism against Palestinians, who are deemed to be sub-human - not
worthy of dignity, respect or legal protection under the law. (See
citations above.) To kill a Palestinian, to destroy his livelihood, to
force him and his family out of their homes - these are accepted,
sanctioned forms of conduct by citizens of the Zionist Reich designed to
rid Palestine of a specific group of people.
If Nazism is racist and deserving of absolute censure, then so is
Zionism, for they are both fruit of the poisonous tree of fascism. It
cannot be considered "anti-Semitic" to acknowledge this fact.
To condemn Israeli terrorism does not in any way imply animus against
Jews; neither does it attempt to diminish the Holocaust. In fact, the
opposite is true. Zionists did nothing to aid non-Zionist survivors of
the death camps, and did everything they could to coerce them to come to
Palestine. For Zionists, the only Jew worth saving from the camps was
one who wanted to build the Jewish State.
As famed violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin told the French newspaper Le
Figaro in January 1988: "It is extraordinary how nothing ever dies
completely. Even the evil which prevailed yesterday in Nazi Germany is
gaining ground in that country [Israel] today."
For it to have any moral authority, the United Nations must equate
Zionism with racism. If it doesn't, it tacitly condones Israel's war of
extermination against the Palestinians.