Differentiating between Zionism and Judaism requires recognition of certain basic facts. To begin with, Theodor Herzl (the founder of Zionism) was an atheist whose personal awareness of Jewishness appears to have been awakened during the 1894 trial, wrongful conviction, and imprisonment on Devil’s Island of Alfred Dreyfus, a French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent accused of spying for Germany.August 4, 2014 By William Hanna Article from Dissident Voice
In his diaries, Herzl makes no secret of his intention to use Jewish suffering as a means of furthering Zionist ideology. His vision for a Jewish state had nothing to do with “ … I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it” (Jeremiah 30:3). Herzl actually considered various other locations such as Uganda and Argentina for his Zionist state and his view of Zionism and Judaism was more akin to that of Chaim Chassas who in 1943 in the Zionist newspaper, Ha’Arutz, said:
“Zionism and Judaism is not one thing but two different things. And of course two contradicting one another. Zionism starts at the place where Judaism is destroyed … one thing is certain, Zionism is not a continuation or healing of wounded Judaism, but rather an uprooting.”
Zionism has never had any qualms about the loss of Jewish lives so long as that loss furthered the cause of Zionism. In the book 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis, editor Lenni Brenner, uses actual historic documents to demonstrate the betrayal of Jews by Zionists — before during, and after the Holocaust — even to the extent of offering to fight for the Nazis on the understanding that after Germany won the war, Zionism would be rewarded with Palestine.
“If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transporting them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not the numbers of these children, but the historic reckoning of the people of Israel.”
– from Israeli historian Shabtai Teveth’s book on Ben-Gurion.
Zionist Apartheid Israel’s deliberate long-term policy of periodic military attacks against the largely unarmed Palestinian people — including the current cowardly and barbarous assault which even the Nazis would have struggled to match — has absolutely nothing to do with “self defence” because even the pitiful Hamas rocket attacks are rendered ineffective by Israel’s American taxpayer-funded Iron Dome Missile Shield. The real reason for such attacks is to fulfill Zionist ideology by avoiding any kind of negotiated peace that might forestall the illegal Israeli land grabs and ethnic cleansing required for the creation of a “Greater Israel” devoid of Palestinians. To add insult to injury, these unashamed Zionist savages also have the barefaced audacity to refer to Palestinians as “animals” and to themselves as “God’s Chosen People.” History has repeatedly shown that whenever one ethnic group regards itself as being superior to others — be it a “Master Race” or a “Chosen People” — then after much death and destruction it will eventually perish as was the case with the Third Reich.
Zionist Israel’s evil racist intentions have remained constant ever since its inception with its primary founder and first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion emphatically stating that “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” This “Father of the nation” and now (if there is an afterlife) guest of the Devil, must be very proud of the tenacity with which his “God-Chosen” compatriots have stuck to their task by pillaging and murdering their way southwards into the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The successful selling to the world of blatant Israeli lies and fabricated justifications has been achieved by an assault on all possible fronts including the gross distortion of archaeological facts and Biblical narrative.
“Appropriations of the past as part of the politics of the present . . . could be illustrated for most parts of the globe. One further example which is of particular interest to this study, is the way in which archeology and biblical history have become of such importance to the modern state of Israel. It is this combination which has been such a powerful factor in silencing Palestinian history.”
– Keith W. Whitelam1
“De-Arabizing the history of Palestine is another crucial element of the ethnic cleansing. 1500 years of Arab and Muslim rule and culture in Palestine are trivialized, evidence of its existence is being destroyed and all this is done to make the absurd connection between the ancient Hebrew civilization and today’s Israel. The most glaring example of this today is in Silwan, (Wadi Hilwe) a town adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem with some 50,000 residents. Israel is expelling families from Silwan and destroying their homes because it claims that King David built a city there some 3,000 years ago. Thousands of families will be made homeless so that Israel can build a park to commemorate a king that may or may not have lived 3,000 years ago. Not a shred of historical evidence exists that can prove King David ever lived yet Palestinian men, women, children and the elderly along with their schools and mosques, churches and ancient cemeteries and any evidence of their existence must be destroyed and then denied so that Zionist claims to exclusive rights to the land may be substantiated.”
– Miko Peled, Israeli peace activist and author (Born Jerusalem, 1961)
The most successful Zionist ploy has been to equate itself with Judaism and to hijack and hide behind Judaic aspects starting with sacred emblems such as the Menorah and then to demean the memory of the Holocaust whose constant, cynical invocation is used to silence criticism of barbaric Israeli crimes and even to evoke illusionary justification for the cold, calculated genocide of the Palestinian people.
“Israelis and American Jews fully agree that the memory of the Holocaust is an indispensable weapon — one that must be used relentlessly against their common enemy … Jewish organisations and individuals thus labor continuously to remind the world of it. In America, the perpetuation of the Holocaust memory is now a $100-million-a-year enterprise, part of which is government funded.”
According to Israeli author Moshe Leshem, the expansion of Israeli power is commensurate with the expansion of the “Holocaust” propaganda2
“Ever since the Jews invented the libel charge of “anti- Semitism” in the 1880s. It was first published in the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901 Vol. 1, p. 641), and has been built up with Jewish money, organizations, propaganda and lies (such as the Holocaust — Holohoax), so that now the word is like a snake venom which paralyses one’s nervous system. Even the mention of the word “Jew” is shunned unless used in a most favorable and positive context.”
Charles A. Weisman3
The continued use of “anti-Semitism” as a weapon against its critics — even to the extent of the recent invention of a “New anti-Semitism” — is essential for the survival of Zionism because it serves to deflect attention from the lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, war profiteering, blatant violations of international law, and barbaric crimes against humanity. Yet despite such overwhelming and irrefutable evidence of Israel’s unabated criminality, Jews everywhere continue to decline from equating Zionism with Judaism, and most of those who do recognise the difference, lack the courage to say so; the corporate mass media continues to refuse to do the right thing by unconditionally reporting the facts; so-called political leaders — led by Israel’s “Uncle Tom” Barack Obama and Canada’s noxiously obsequious Prime Minister, Stephen Harper — continue with blinkered eyes to fawn over and commend Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people; and as for the most of the rest of us, by quietly accepting Israel’s propaganda lies, we become complicit in its crimes while obediently supping from a Zionist trough that is overflowing with Palestinian blood.
- The Invention of Ancient Israel: the Silencing of Palestinian History, Routledge, London, 1996. [↩]
- Balaam’s Curse: How Israel Lost its Way, and How it Can find it Again, Simon & Schuster, 1989. [↩]
- Who is Esau-Edom?, Weisman Publications, 1966. [↩]
William Hanna is a freelance writer with a recently published book the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read other articles by William, or visit William’s website.