Zionism: theory and practice
"I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of
living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. Apart from
practical consideration, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists
the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal
power no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain
- especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks,
against which we have already had to fight strongly, even without a Jewish
Albert Einstein, on April 17, 1938, in a speech at the Commodore Hotel in New
"Some people go round smelling after anti-Semitism all the time. ... More
rubbish is written about this subject than any other I can think of ..."
Disclaimer: I have always stated that I do not include racist
material, or links to it, on my web pages. This one is an exception. Here
I have quoted or linked to a considerable amount of racist material, in order to
expose it for what it is. I absolutely do not endorse any of it.
However, items of an anti-semitic nature will not be publicised here.
If you are looking for the
Protocols of the Elders of Zion, go elsewhere!
Early Zionist History; the Nakba
Sands of Sorrow: Palestinian Arab Refugee Camps
About half an hour long film from 1950 now on Youtube, focusing on
relief efforts for what were then called 'Palestine Arab refugees.
The Palestine Post
The fore-runner to the Jerusalem post, a Jewish historical newspaper in English,
published in Palestine during the years 1932-1950.
- "His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in
Palestine of a national homeland for the Jewish people, and will use their
best endeavours 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."
The Balfour Declaration to Baron Rothchild, November 2, 1917
On predictability and surprises: Colonial power predictability, native
surprises (By Mazim Qumsiyeh, 17th November 2004.)
Gives an account of Zionist settlement in Palestine in the 19th and
early 20th centuries and the attitudes of British governments towards it.
History ErasedMeron Rapoport in Ha'aretz, 6th July 2007.
The Best Runner in the ClassIlan Pappe in The Electronic Intifada, 28th May 2007.
Letter to a Parent of a British soldier in Palestine, by Arthur Koestler
Taken from the New Statesman archive, 16 August 1947.
"If the eye is not blind nor the heart closed".
Tom Segev in Ha'aretz, 29th October 2006, chronicling the Kafr Qasem
massacre of 1956.
The Nakba - an event that did not occur (although it had to occur)
By Eitan Bronstein in Palestine Remembered, 14th December 2005
- The Origins of Hostility:
Israel and the Consequences of "Uniqueness" by M. Shahid Alam in
Counterpunch, 29/30 Oct 2005. Lots of facts and figures about the founding
of the Israeli state.
"Compare and contrast"Review by Rafael Behr of Jacqueline Rose's
The Question of Zion. In the Observer, 17th July 2005.
Olmert should have more of an insight than most into terrorism
Geoffrey Wheatcroft in The Guardian, 14th September 2006
1967 and the Occupation
Israel, Zionism and the Holocaust
Holocaust survivors accuse State of stealing their welfare funds
Y-Net News, 30th December 2007.
There Went a Man: Remembering Raul Hilberg.
By Norman Finkelstein in Counterpunch, August 22, 2007
Shameless: The Israeli Government and the Survivors of the Holocaust
Michael Warschawski on the site of the Alternative Information Center, 14th August 2007
In the service of the Jewish state
By Shraga Elam and Dennis Whitehead, Ha'aretz, 7th April 2007.
"In the late 1940s, Walther (Walter) Rauff, an SS officer
who was responsible for the murder of at least 100,000 people
and was wanted by the Allies as a war criminal, was employed by
the Israeli secret service ..."
Hear Lenni Brenner's interview with Joachim Prinz,
Zionist collaborator with Hitler, Feb. 8, 1981
For a handful of shattered people, little will do
Eliahu Salpeter in Ha'aretz, 29th Nov 2006.
Damning account of how Israel cheats and mistreats its
Interviews with Raul Hilberg
Raul Hilberg is the author of the classic The Destruction of the
European Jews. Here he gives his views on Finkelstein's claims.
Holocaust Religion and Holocaust Industry in the Service of Israel
by Shraga Elam, on the State of Nature website, Autumn 2005 edition.
The Holocaust Industry Doesn't act Against Israel as it did Against Switzerland
by Shraga Elam on the Al-Majdal site, Autumn 2005).
Jews in Arab countries
Sacrificed to Zionism In Al-Ahram Weekly, 2 - 8 August 2007
Just as Jews in Egypt and Iraq in the 20th century were manipulated by Israel, so now Iran's Jewish community is in peril, reflects Jonathan Cook*
Quotations from Prominent Zionists
This collection rapidly grew so large that I have had to make a separate page
for it. Click here for an appalling series of racist
diatribes from the likes of Theodor Herzl, David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir and many
more. Warning: not for the faint-hearted.
** This page is being revised - it will be back up shortly **
Zionist Dirty Tricks / The Israel Lobby
This is likely to turn into a VERY long section but here's for starters:
The loathsome smearing of Israel's critics
Johann Hari in the Independent, 8th May 2008.
Letter to Committee on Standards in Public Life: How the Israel Lobby undermines
the Principles of Standards in Public Life - a Matter for Investigation
19th Dec 2007.
Palestinian NGOs pull plug on Madrid forum
Electronic Intifada, 15th Dec 2007
"According to the statement, an Israeli establishment delegation was imposed on the
forum under pressure from the Spanish government bypassing the forum's international
organizing committee" ...
Here's Adrian Grima's take on the fiasco, 14th Dec 2007.
... and here's the PNGO statement dated 13th December 2007.
Dutch pro-Palestinian conference shelved after Histadrut intervenes
Ha'aretz 28th Nov 2007, reproduced on the PACBI site.
Arabic under fireBrian Whitaker debunking MEMRI on "Comment is Free", 15th May 2007.
Anti-Israel Boycott Fund
Hey what do you know, the American Jewish Committee is throwing its money around! They boast:
"The fund paid for legal work on behalf of the University of Haifa against the boycott launched by
the British-based Association of University Teachers (AUT). That boycott was overturned in large measure
because of the legal initiative. In 2006 another British union, the National Association of Teachers in
Further and Higher Education (NATFHE), voted to boycott Israel. The fund paid for the legal work which
pushed the NATFHE leadership to acknowledge that their boycott expired when the union merged a few days
later with the AUT to form the new University and College Union (UCU). It is expected that the UCU will
take up a boycott motion when it meets in late May 2007. Donate now to help those who will need assistance
to defend their rights by challenging the boycott."
Hamas, Son of IsraelJustin Raimondo on the Antiwar.com site, 27th January, 2006
Hamas is a Creation of Mossad
by Hassane Zerouky on the Global Research site, 2004.
Making Enemies: How Israel helped to create Hamas
by Brendan O’Neill in The American Conservative, 12th
Wikipedia blocks pro-Palestine poster
I don't pretend to understand all the technical stuff here, but you can
easily get the general gist.
Israel ups the stakes in the propaganda war
Guardian, 20th Nov 2006.
- A remarkable coincidence?
Got this from Tony Greenstein of Jews Against Zionism:
"The South Coast pages of Redwatch, a neo-Nazi web site that targets known
socialists/anti- fascists and trade unionists includes a photograph of
me that appeared in the local Brighton Leader newspaper some 7 years ago.
Since my photo has appeared subsequently in the local paper one might
wonder why use this photo. Well the reason was because at the time it
appeared a local (anonymous) fascist wrote to the Unemployed Centre
[where Tony works - SAB] commenting how all 3 people featured looked
Jewish before going into the usual conspiracy rant. The article and
accompanying photo cannot be found on the Leader/Argus intranet or the web.
Redwatch link *
Now surprise surprise, the SHIT list, which is a Zionist hate site which
targets anyone who is Jewish who is opposed to Zionism or merely questions
its practices, including non-Zionists and left-wing or soft Zionists, has
updated its profile of me to include the very same photo that is on Redwatch.
Coincidence? Hardly likely since this update has appeared subsequent to my
appearance on Redwatch.
SHIT list link
But then what could be more natural than Zionists, who believe
anti/non-Zionists are 'self-haters' and neo-Nazis who merely hate Jews
combining to attack anti-racist Jews?"
* Warning! This is a neo-nazi site. Only linked to here to make a point.
- MIDEAST COUNCIL
An antidote to AIPAC! An activist website to beat "the lobby".
Arab Jews, Palestinian Refugees and Israel's Folly Politics
Yehouda Shenhav, October 2006 - on the campaign to recognise Arab Jews as
Putting Words in Ahmadinejad's Mouth
Virginia Tilley in Counterpunch, 28th August 2006.
Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers (The Times, 28th July 2006)
A Beautiful friendship? (Glenn Frankel, Washington Post 16th July 2006)
Things Come 'Round in Mideast (Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda's ex-husband, in
Truth Dig, 18th July 2006)
Tom Hayden, drawing upon his own rude political awakening to the realities
of Israeli and Middle East politics during the 1980s, warns that the Israel
lobby in the U.S. aims to "roll back the clock" and "change the map" of the
region and that its neoconservative supporters will probably try to use
the current Middle East crisis to ignite a larger war against Hamas,
Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
- The Israel Lobby
John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in the London Review of Books, 23rd March 2006.
Dean Attacks 'Israel Lobby' - Article co-authored by KSG's Walt stirs uproar;
Dershowitz responds (The Harvard Crimson, 21st March 2006.)
Blaming the lobby - a piece opposing Mearsheimer & Walt's view by
Joseph Massad, in The Electronic Intifada, 24th March 2006.
Who's the dog? Who's the tail? The influence of the Israel lobby in the USA
Uri Avnery, on the Redress site, 23rd April 2006
Lord Rogers leaves anti-Israel group after anger in US
(The Times, 2nd March 2005)
Zionism in Boston by Richard Hugus on the One Palestine site, 18th January 2006.
Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-semitism
The BNP - the most Zionist of the Political Parties
Tony Greenstein on the AZvsAS blog, 12th April 2008.
Vetting in practiceTony Greenstein on the all-parliamentary inquiry into anti-semitismon,
on CIF on 31st May 2007
Ruth Tenne: All- Party Inquiry into Anti-Semitism
Ruth's unsolicited alternative submission to the Inquiry.
Stop conflating anti-Zionism and anti-semitism
Tony Greenstein on "Comment is Free", 12th April 2007.
When an anti-semite is not an anti-semiteArt Neslen on "Comment is Free", 5th April 2007.
"A new 'working definition' promoted by Israel lobbyists seeks to confuse anti-semitism with
- What is Antisemitism?
By Michael Neumann in Counterpunch, 4th June 2002.
Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism
Norman G. Finkelstein's demolition job on the Report of the All-Party
Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism, September 2006.
- You can read the actual report
- Julie Burchill Cites Hoax Letter
Zionists are very fond of quoting Martin Luther King's "Letter to an
anti-Zionist Friend" - I have personally had it sent to me countless
times. Well, I'm glad to see that it turns out to be a hoax. See
Roland Rance's response to Julie
Burchill's recent column.
and Anti-Semitism: Are Israel's Critics Anti-Semites?
By Hadas Thier, in International Socialist Review Issue 38,
November-December 2004. Excellent polemical stuff well supported by references.
An invention called 'the Jewish people'
Tom Segev in Ha'aretz, 1st March 2008, reviewing Shlomo Zand's
"When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?" (in Hebrew).
ZIONISM: The Real Enemy of the Jews
By Alan Hart, in two volumes.
CUFI: Loving Israel to Death
M.J. Rosenberg on Israel Policy forum, 27th July 2007.
The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism
Statement by the Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches In Jerusalem,
25th August 2006.
New Christian pro-Israel lobby aims to be stronger than AIPAC
(Ha'aretz, 3rd April 2006)
Among Evangelicals, A Kinship With Jews Washington Post, January 8, 2006
- The Blackstone Memorial, 1891
Well you learn something every day. Here's a chap who in 1891
presented a petiton to then President of the USA, Benjamin Harrison,
calling on him to use his influence with the Governments of their
Imperial Majesties the Czar of Russia, Queen Victoria, Emperor
Francis Joseph etc. etc., "to secure the holding at an early date,
of an international conference to consider the condition of the Israelites
and their claims to Palestine as their ancient home". Signed by
numerous clergymen and a good handful of rabbis.
- "What are You Doing?
What Have You Become?" Israel as an Extension of American Empire
by Jeff Halper in Counterpunch, 7th Nov 2005.
A detailed analysis of the "neo-Con alliance" including a substantial
section on Christian Zionists in the USA.
Author of the notorious The Late, Great Planet Earth and other
millennialist nonsense. He also regularly runs "Prophecy Conferences" in
Jewish anti-Zionists and critics of Israel
Critical analyses of Zionism
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