Zionism is not only a racist ideology it is also a disease. It infects a person’s brain paralyzing the ability to think rationally. That is the only explanation one can offer for why otherwise perfectly rational-sounding persons become totally irrational in justifying zionist crimes against innocent Palestinians including women and children.
Even before this illegitimate entity came into existence in 1948, zionist terrorist gangs like the Stern, Irgun and Haganah had launched their murderous campaigns, ethnically cleansing the Palestinian people from their land. Genocide was their mode of operation which continues to this day.
They also targeted the British who were given the Mandate for Palestine by the League of Nations, precursor to the United Nations and equally ineffective, at least in ensuring the rights of the oppressed. Even though Britain was fighting against the Nazis and had recruited many Jews into its military ranks including in the intelligence service, that did not prevent the zionist terrorists from attacking British officials and interests. The zionists believed that the British were not sufficiently supportive of their colonial-settler project in Palestine.
One of their first victims was Lord Moyne, British minister of state in the Middle East. He was murdered in Cairo by two members of the Stern Gang in November 1944. Founded by Avraham Stern in 1940 after a split in the terrorist outfit Irgun Zvai Leumi, the new outfit was even more fascist in its tactics. Its Hebrew name was Loḥamei Ḥerut Yisraʾel (Lehi) translated as “Fighters for the Freedom of Israel”.
Perceptive readers would note that there was no such entity as “Israel” at the time, much less one occupied by anyone. There only existed Palestine, the land of the Palestinian people. It was the Palestinians’ land that was occupied by the British under the fictitious League of Nations mandate. Colonialism was in full swing.
As with all zionist myths, the “freedom of Israel” was also part of this mythology. Avraham Stern was killed by the British police in his Jerusalem apartment in February 1942. With his physical elimination, even more fascist elements took over the terrorist gang.
Israel Shahak, the late human rights advocate, quotes from a 1988 book about the Lehi written by an Israeli named Dr. Yosef Heller saying that Stern admired the Nazi and Italian fascists. In 1940, Mussolini’s air force bombed Tel Aviv, killing 100 people and injuring hundreds more. No doubt most Palestinians, Arabs and Jews alike, were horrified.
Not so Stern; he had a different reaction. According to Heller, the attack “impressed him deeply,” and Stern became convinced that Italy would be victorious.
Before his death, Stern had contacted the Axis powers seeking help against the British. Yitzhak Shamir, who later became Israel’s prime minister (twice), was the gang’s liaison with the Nazis. Lenni Brenner has written extensively about the gang’s attempts to establish links with the Nazis. So much for the zionists’ claim to be fighting the Nazis who murdered Jews.
Documents recovered from the German consulate in Istanbul after the Second World War showed that in January and again in December of 1941, the group sent representatives to meet with Nazi officials to establish a military alliance.
Despite its founder’s elimination, the Stern Gang intensified its attacks on airfields, railway yards, and other strategic installations in Palestine, often successfully.
No less ruthless were the activities of the Irgun terrorist outfit. One of the worst terrorist attacks was perpetrated by the group at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946. It was planned by Irgun’s leader Menachem Begin. The explosives (500 pounds) smuggled into the hotel caused the collapse of several floors, resulting in the deaths of 91 people. Scores of others were injured.
Calder Walton, a historian at the Harvard Kennedy School, described the bombing of the King David Hotel “as one of the worst terrorist atrocities inflicted on the British in the twentieth century,” in terms of fatalities. Both Begin and Shamir were on Britain’s ‘Most Wanted’ list of terrorists which had announced a reward of £10,000 for their capture.
The two terrorists later became prime ministers of Israel reflecting the terrorist nature of this illegitimate entity. Begin even got the Nobel Peace Prize.
The west has a strange notion of peace. There is a long list of war criminals that have received this award including Henry Kissinger, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Barack Obama. Among Muslims (nominal Muslims, that is), those who betray their own people are ‘honoured’. Anwar Sadat, Yasir Arafat, Shireen Ibadi and the west’s current darling, Malala Yusufzai come to mind. Need one say more about the Nobel Peace Prize and its recipients?
While zionist Israel had not come into official existence, Begin’s Irgun terrorists perpetrated the massacre at Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948. The late French intellectual Roger Garaudy writes about the Deir Yassin massacre in his book, The case of Israel: A Study of Political zionism, (p.50) “… following the example of the Nazis are Oradour, 254 inhabitants of this village—men, women, children, old people—were massacred by troops of the Irgun, whose leader was Menachem Begin. In his book The Revolt, Begin writes (p.165) that without what was done at Deir Yassin there would not have been a State of Israel, and adds: ‘Meanwhile the Haganah was carrying out successful attacks on other fronts… The Arabs began fleeing in shouting ‘Deir Yassin’!”
More than 750,000 Palestinians were driven out of their country. The actual number is close to one million. The 750,000 figure was based on refugees registered with the UN.
The UN had appointed Count Folke Bernadotte as its mediator for Palestine who had written in his final report to the UN: “It would be an offence against the principles of elementary justice if these innocent victims of the conflict were denied the right of return to their homes while Jewish immigrants flow into Palestine, and indeed, at least offer the threat of permanent replacement of the Arab refugees who have been rooted in the land for centuries.”
This report (UN Document A.648, p.14), was presented to the UN on September 16, 1948. The following day (September 17), Count Bernadotte and his French assistant, Colonel Serot were murdered in the part of Jerusalem under illegal zionist occupation. The murders were carried out by Nathan Friedman Yellin who belonged to the Irgun terrorist gang. He was given a nominal sentence of five years but soon amnestied and became a member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in 1950.
Following Israel’s murderous invasion of Lebanon in June 1982, the Christian Phalangists, Israel’s Lebanese allies, carried out a massacre of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Beirut. The pogrom went on for two days in September 1982 while Israeli forces cordoned off the camps. Thousands of Palestinians—elderly men, women and children—were slaughtered. Even their animals were not spared. When there was international outcry against the slaughter facilitated by the zionists, Begin, then prime minister of Israel, stood up in the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and declared: “Goyim kills goyim and they come to hang the Jew.”
Need one say more about the zionist disease?