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ZIONISM UNMASKED: A Fairy Tale That's Become a Terrifying Nightmare

One thing nobody can deny is the effectiveness of Zionism’s propaganda machine.

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Courtesy: http://www.countercurrents.org

(LONDON) - Most Jews of the world (and probably many Gentiles) believe that Zionism is the return of Jews to the land promised to them by God. At the risk of offending some readers of all faiths for saying so, I must confess, and do so cheerfully, that I don’t buy this concept because the Gentile me does not believe in the God of organized, institutional religions. So, I say to myself, no God, no promise to Jews (or anybody else). In my perception of the scheme of things, God is the potential for good inside each and every one of us. God so defined is a prisoner within each of us and our prime task is to liberate this prisoner. But let’s put that to one side.

The Jews who returned in answer to Zionism’s call had no biological connection to the ancient Hebrews. They were converts to Judaism long after the end of the Hebrew conquest and short-lived domination of much of Canaan, the name as in the Bible by which Palestine was first known to the world. They therefore had no legitimate claim on the land.

The Jews who did have a legitimate claim, probably not more than about 10,000 at the time of Zionism’s first dishonest mission statement in 1897, were the direct descendants of the Israelites who stayed in place on the land through time. They regarded themselves as Palestinians, and they were fiercely opposed to Zionism’s colonial enterprise because they feared it would make them as well as the incoming alien Jews enemies of the Palestinian Arabs.

Also true is that prior to the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust, most Jews of the world were not at all interested in Zionism’s colonial enterprise and many were opposed to it. The most informed and thoughtful of those who did express their opposition believed that Zionism was morally wrong. They also feared that Zionism’s colonial enterprise would lead to unending conflict.

But most of all they feared that Zionism, if it was allowed by the major powers to have its way, would one day provoke anti-Semitism. Which is precisely what is happening today. (Hence the title of my book, ZIONISM: THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS). In reality it is how the Zionists created their state - a Zionist not a Jewish state - that best defines what Zionism actually is.

Israel was created, mainly, by Zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing - a pre-planned process that saw three-quarters of the indigenous Arab inhabitants of Palestine dispossessed of their homes, their land and their rights.

Zionism asserts that its state was given its birth certificate and thus legitimacy by the UN Partition Resolution of 29 November 1947. That is propaganda nonsense. The truth can be summarized as follows.

  • In the first place the UN without the consent of the majority of the people of Palestine did not have the right to decide to partition Palestine or assign any part of its territory to a minority of alien immigrants in order for them to establish a state of their own.
  • By the narrowest of margins, and only after a rigged vote, the UN General Assembly did pass a resolution to partition Palestine and create two states, one Arab, one Jewish, with Jerusalem not part of either. But the General Assembly resolution was only a recommendation - meaning that it could have no effect, would not become policy, unless approved by the Security Council.
  • The General Assembly’s recommendation never went to the Security Council for consideration because the U.S. knew that, if approved, it could only be implemented by force given the extent of Arab and other Muslim opposition to it; and President Truman was not prepared to use force to partition Palestine.
  • So the partition plan was vitiated (became invalid) and the question of what the hell to do about Palestine - after Britain had made a mess of it and walked away, effectively surrendering to Zionist terrorism - was taken back to the General Assembly for more discussion. The option favoured and proposed by the U.S. was temporary UN Trusteeship. It was while the General Assembly was debating what to do that Israel unilaterally declared itself to be in existence - actually in defiance of the will of the organised international community, including the Truman administration.

The truth of the time was that the Zionist state had no right to exist and, more to the point, could have no right to exist UNLESS … Unless it was recognised and legitimized by those Zionism had dispossessed of their land and their rights.

In international law only the Palestinians could give Israel the legitimacy it craved.

What is a Zionist today?

Short answer: One, not necessarily a Jew, who (to quote Balfour) supports the Zionist state of Israel “right or wrong” and who cannot or will not admit that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism - a wrong that must be acknowledged and then corrected on terms acceptable to the Palestinians if there is ever to be peace and the countdown to catastrophe for all is to be stopped. The Arab word for the catastrophe of the original dispossession of the Palestinians is Nakba. In my view, Zionism’s Nakba denial is as obscene and as evil as denial of the Nazi holocaust.

One thing nobody can deny is the effectiveness of Zionism’s propaganda machine. Zionism’s spin doctors probably learned from the Nazis that the bigger the lies and the more frequently they are told, the more likely it is that they will be believed in the mainly Gentile, Judeo-Christian or Western world; and all the more so when the mainstream media is terrified of offending Zionism either too much or at all.

The biggest of all of Zionism’s propaganda lies is the one which asserts that Israel has lived in constant danger of annihilation, the “driving into the sea” of its Jews. As I document in detail in my book, Israel’s existence has never, ever, been in danger from any combination of Arab force.

Not in 1948. Not in 1967. And not even in 1973. Zionism’s assertion to the contrary was the cover which allowed Israel to get away where it mattered most, in North America and Western Europe, with presenting its aggression (often state terrorism) as self-defense, and itself as the victim when actually it was, and is, the oppressor.

The companion propaganda lie is that Israel never had Arab partners for peace.

Zionism has two hallmarks

One is self-righteousness of a most extraordinary kind. In 1986 this self-righteousness was described by Yehoshafat Harkabi, a former Director of Israeli Military Intelligence, as “the biggest real danger” to the Jewish state.

The other hallmark is a shocking and awesome arrogance of military and economic power and the influence the latter buys, most critically in the U.S. Congress where what passes for democracy is for sale to the highest bidders.

On the matter of truth as it relates to the making and sustaining of conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, I hope the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) is right: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”; If that’s true, Zionism not only can be defeated but will be.


Special thanks to: intifada-palestine.com

Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East. Author of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Vol. 1: The False Messiah. He blogs on AlanHart.net, and tweets on twitter.com/alanauthor

See also:

President Obama’s opportunity to speak truth to power: Part 1

President Obama’s opportunity to speak truth to power – Rahm Emanuel does it for him – Part 11

Open Letter to President Obama: Change the Rules of the Game

An Appeal to the American People

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Jack Dresser, Ph.D. June 29, 2010 12:28 am (Pacific time)

Alan Hart is a consummate veteran insider who knew both Golda Meir and Yasser Arafat. His facts are on the money.

hmmm February 12, 2010 8:07 pm (Pacific time)

iamthewitness.com wakeupfromyourslumber.com theinfounderground.com judicial-inc.org jewwatch.com

Tariq February 12, 2010 3:56 am (Pacific time)

@Charles above: The Oslo agreement was exactly what the Palestinians and Israelis had been looking for. The PLO officially recognised the state of Israel and Israel were prepared to offer land to have a lasting peace. However, as soon as the Israeli PM was assassinated by one of his own, Israel have broken one of the biggest agreements from Oslo - i.e. no new developments in the West Bank and Gaza. Once Ehud Barak came in, these developments actually accelerated. Yet, at Camp David with Clinton, it was Arafat that was blamed for being inflexible, even after he kept to his side of the agreement. This is why no agreement can be achieved at the moment - and won't be achieved. Once the developments stop and go back to 1992 - only then will there be peace. If you want to look for inflammatory remarks about others in holy books, then Jews and Christians have as much in their books as the Muslims do. Just go to any rapture web page and you'll see worse.

Charles February 11, 2010 9:23 am (Pacific time)

Jews occupied the land called Israel at least 1,500 years before Mohammad and the Islamic religion. The only other people in that land 3,000 years ago were Cananites and they have no living decendents. So, clearly all of this land belongs to the Jews, who owned and occupied it during the time of King David, centuries before there were Moslems and centuries more before there were Palestinians. Israel has no need to relinquish their ancestral homeland. Would you? Still Israel desires peace. Israel would be delighted to scede territory to Palestinians, under one condition. That condition is the most easy to accommodate. Palestinians must recognize Israel's right to exist. And, Palestinians must stop attacking Israelis. No more rockets. No more mortar attacks. No more suicide bombers. And, no more spipers or bulldozer attacks. When Palestinians agree to reconize Israel's right to exist, peace will be possible. Hostility toward Jews has existed since Islam came into being. In its charter, Hamas quotes the Prophet Muhammad as saying: "The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: 'O Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him." Through the use of such language, the hatred of Jews is given a religious justification. Israel has agreed to allow a Palestinian state three times (Oslo, Camp David, Dayton). The only valid question is, "Will Palestinians agree to allow Israel to exist?" The charters of Hamas and Hizbollah demand the destruction of Israel. They continue to launch rockets into Israel (aimed at unarmed civilians) daily. It makes no difference that Israel desires a two-state solution as long as Palestinian leadership continues to deny Israel's right to exist. Charles S. Weinblatt Author, Jacob's Courage http://jacobscourage.wordpress.com/

Just one tiny hole in your argument, Charles. I'm almost embarrassed to bring it up.

The land that Americans claim as their own, was occupied by native Indians centuries before Europeans arrived, centuries before there were even Israelis. And there are living descendents so, by your logic, North America belongs to the native Indians. The Americans tried ethnic cleansing, but they didn't finish the job, so there are still natives living all across the continent, including here in Canada. So give the land in the Middle East back to the Israelis and give North America back to the Indians. The Indians have no need to relinquish their ancestral homeland. Would you? (Daniel Johnson)

dbloomslm February 10, 2010 5:23 pm (Pacific time)

Salem News is irrevocably anti-sematic and becoming anti american. You have lost a reader

Editor: You're so full of it, and besides, I checked your IP and you have used dozens of different names, if you're telling me we're losing one of the looney tunes like yourself, then we still come out the winner.  Sorry to know a reader here was pro Palestinian genocide.  It is so wrong to tie a criticism of Israeli policy and a racist doctrine to ant-Semitic beliefs, you must be a real racist.   

gp February 10, 2010 5:04 pm (Pacific time)

not all, the accompanying photo demonstrates the reality of the zionist fears...

gp February 10, 2010 5:02 pm (Pacific time)

"what passes for democracy is for sale to the highest bidders." That says it all.

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