The Jewish Paradox arising from The Curse of Zionism

The evidence is that while a growing but still smallish number of American Jews are publicly critical of Israel’s policies and actions, very many, still the majority, are remaining silent and don’t want to know what Zionism is doing in their name; and while that remains the case there is no prospect of reason prevailing in enough Jewish minds to change the course of history.

 

by Alan Hart

 

Zionism's End = Peace  325 x 450I was inspired (perhaps I should say provoked) to write this piece by something U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said in his speech to the recent J Street National Conference in Washington DC. He recalled visiting Golda Meir when she was Israel’s prime minister and he was a junior senator. Her parting words to him were, he said, these: “We Jews have a secret weapon in our conflict with the Arabs: We have no place else to go.”

Taken a face value what Golda said was obviously not true because there were then, as there still are, many countries to which Israeli Jews can go to start a new life if they wish. For the  one million who have taken their leave of the Zionist (not Jewish) state for a better life elsewhere, America was and remains the first choice, but today Germany is also becoming popular.

So what, really, was Golda’s message to Biden by implication?

In very low key Mother Israel was giving voice to Zionism’s raison d’etre (reason for being). The logic of it can be summarised as follows.

The world always has been anti-Semitic (meaning anti-Jew because Arabs are Semites, too) and always will be. So Zionism takes it as a given that Holocaust II, shorthand for another great turning against Jews, is inevitable. Israel therefore exists to be a safe haven, a refuge of last resort, an insurance policy for all the Jews of the world when that day comes. That’s why Israel has an unsatisfied hunger for more Palestinian land, an unquenchable thirst for more Palestinian water and a lust for the oil that has very recently been discovered in Palestine that became Israel. (SEE http://m.aljazeera.com/story/201311114571416794)

And that in turn is why Zionism’s in-Israel leaders, assisted by their lobby and its associates and allies in America, will stop at nothing to advance their cause; a cause which requires, among other things, consolidating Zionism’s hold on the occupied West Bank and not ruling out a final ethnic cleansing of it, and the creation of a pretext to go to war with Lebanon again to take for keeps the south of that country up to the River Litani. (In one of his recent articles Franklin Lamb made reference to an Israeli document which contains the text of a speech made in 1941 by David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founding father and first prime minister. One particular sentence is circled by hand. “We have to remember that for the Jewish state’s ability to survive it must have within its borders the waters of the [rivers] Jordan and Litani.”)

In passing I have to say that one of the greatest promoters of the Jewish fear of a new upsurge of anti-Semitism is Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in America. (A more appropriate name for his organization would be DIC – Defame Israel’s Critics). A decade ago in his address to the ADL’s 90th annual meeting in New York he said: “We currently face as great a threat to the safety and security of the Jewish people as the one we faced in the 1930s – if not a greater one.”

In addition to its elected traitor agents in Congress, the Zionist lobby’s associates and allies include the non-Jewish neo-cons in various departments of state and the security services, a host of think tanks and the mainstream media, and the leaders of the tens of millions of deluded, mad, Christian fundamentalists. (This fundamentalism is historically anti-Semitic but supports Israel right or wrong because it sees the Zionist state as the instrument for bringing about Armageddon. For their part Israel’s rightwing leaders and their lobby courted and welcomed Christian fundamentalism because the alliance with it gave them maximum influence in Washington D.C.)

As I note in my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, the answer to the question of what Zionism would do in the event of mission failure was given to me by Golda Meir in one of my interviews with her for the BBC’s flagship Panorama programme. She said that in the event of a doomsday situation, Israel “would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it.”

The Jewish paradox comes down to this. Israel was created by Zionism to guarantee the wellbeing and existence of the Jews, but that wellbeing and perhaps even existence is most seriously threatened by Zionism’s policies and actions.

How can that possibly be true?

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What we are witnessing today is a rising, global tide of anti-Israelism. It is NOT a manifestation of anti-Semitism, meaning that it’s not being driven by prejudice against or loathing and even hatred of Jews just because they are Jews. Anti-Israelism is being provoked by Israel’s arrogance of power, its sickening self-righteousness and its contempt for international law in general and the rights of the Palestinians in particular.

The danger for Jews everywhere is that anti-Israelism could be transformed into rampant and rabid anti-Semitism. The most explicit warning that this could happen was given voice by Yehoshafat Harkabi, Israel’s longest serving Director of Military Intelligence. In his book Israel’s Fateful Hour, published in English in 1988, he wrote this (my emphasis added):

Israel is the criterion according to which all Jews will tend to be judged. Israel as a Jewish state is an example of the Jewish character, which finds free and concentrated expression within it. Anti-Semitism has deep and historical roots. Nevertheless, any flaw in Israeli conduct, which initially is cited as anti-Israelism, is likely to be transformed into empirical proof of the validity of anti-Semitism. It would be a tragic irony if the Jewish state, which was intended to solve the problem of anti-Semitism, was to become a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism. Israelis must be aware that the price of their misconduct is paid not only by them but also Jews throughout the world.

Harkabi also noted that Israel’s biggest enemy was its own self-righteousness. If he was alive today I would suggest to him for comment that if “enemy” can be defined as a force with the ability and real intention to destroy Israel by military means, self-righteousness is the only enemy of the Zionist state.

Harkabi was not the first Jew to warn of the danger of Israel becoming a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism, and he was in very good Jewish company. Prior to the Nazi holocaust most Jews everywhere were opposed to Zionism’s colonial-like enterprise. They believed it was morally wrong (which, of course, it was) and would lead to unending conflict with the Arab and wider Muslim world. But most of all they feared that if Zionism was allowed by the major powers to have its way, it would one day provoke anti-Semitism.

As I write I find myself wondering if honest future historians will conclude that one of the greatest ironies in all of human history, perhaps even the greatest, is in the fact that Zionism wanted and needed anti-Semitism in order to justify its criminal policies and actions to Jews everywhere and misinformed and therefore gullible Gentiles in America and Europe.

At school I was given what I still believe to be the best definition of a paradox – “The truth standing on its head to attract attention.” One such truth is this. There is no such thing as a “Palestine problem”. There is only a Jewish problem in and over Palestine that became Israel.

The headline over an article by Bradley Burston in Ha’aretz on the first day of this year was “Will 2013 be the year American Jews secede from Israel?” One of his concluding paragraphs was this:

American Jews want to know what is being done in their name. In the name of Judaism. And if they think that it is self-destructive, oppressive, blockheaded and wrong, it stands to reason they would want it to stop.

The Gentile me has a problem with that expression of hope.

The evidence is that while a growing but still smallish number of American Jews are publicly critical of Israel’s policies and actions, very many, still the majority, are remaining silent and don’t want to know what Zionism is doing in their name; and while that remains the case there is no prospect of reason prevailing in enough Jewish minds to change the course of history.

Jewish and I want Israel to stop killing  450 x 331How it could be changed if reason was assisted to prevail can be simply stated. If a majority of American and European Jews were prepared to openly acknowledge the wrong done to the Palestinians in Zionism’s name, and then insist that the wrong be righted on terms acceptable to the Palestinians, any Israeli government would have to change course and be serious about peace on terms the Palestinians could accept.

What I really mean is that while it is perfectly possible that Zionism’s in-Israel’s leaders could tell an American president and the whole of the non-Jewish world to go to hell, they would not be stupid enough to say the same to the Jews of the world, Jewish Americans and Europeans especially.

That stands to reason….. doesn’t it?

On public speaking platforms (as in my book) I never tire of giving voice to my thoughts about the great prize available to the Jews of the world and Israeli Jews especially if they did allow justice-driven reason to prevail. Generally speaking they are the intellectual elite of the Western world and the Palestinians are the intellectual elite of the Arab world. Together in peace and partnership, in one state with equal rights and security for all, they could change the region for the better and by so doing give new hope and inspiration to the whole world. Put another way, Jews and Palestinians in peace and partnership could become the light unto nations.

Dream on, Alan.

FOOTNOTE

An indication that Netanyahu is alarmed by the possibility of a majority of Jewish Americans demanding or even requesting that Israel be serious about making peace on terms the Palestinians could accept is in the following.

The Israeli American Council recently commissioned the distribution of leaflets to thousands of Jewish Americans asking them where their allegiance would lie in the event of a real crisis between the U.S. and Israel. The leaflet was originally endorsed by representatives of Israel’s foreign ministry. When Netanyahu learned of this endorsement he directed the ministry to disassociate itself from the questionnaire.

I think it’s reasonable to assume he was worried by the prospect of the survey indicating that in the event of a showdown between himself and President Obama, a majority of Jewish Americans would be Americans first and not Israel firsters.


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7 Responses to "The Jewish Paradox arising from The Curse of Zionism"

  1. Paul Rosen  November 9, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Dear Alan Hart,

    You are convinced that the Jews are so powerful in this world that nothing will change in the Middle East until the American and European Jews see the crimes that Israel is committing for what they are.

    In this article at least, you give “goy” (gentiles) no chance of changing the situation in Palestine; that’s what the Jews want you to think and want us to think.

    Thousands of “goy” will read your article and if they take it in as truth, will believe that “goy” have no chance of changing the situation through boycott, divestment, alternative media, etc.

    Which makes it probably a good article for J-Street, Mondoweiss, Forward, etc, but not good for all the “goyim” alternative news sites. It should not have been published at these sites.

    We had a lot of Jews, of course, in the Obama campaign, so one had to keep this in mind when sending emails about Palestine and Israel to groups. This article would have been very good for that purpose, pumping up the American Jews’ collective pride, that only they can correct the situation in Palestine–when the truth is that nothing will happen if millions of “goyim” activists believe what you are telling them here: that their efforts will not change the situation–only the Jews’ efforts count.

  2. Rufus Peterson  November 6, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Hmmm, I’m glad I read that. Odd that he brought up Golda-. Who knew she said the same thing to Biden she said to Kissinger! And she said the same thing to Hart? That just gets to the inherent sickness of the zio mindset. Any gentile who said anything similar would be totally villified, but this Zio-hag got away with it, and no one blinked an eye. Then they wonder why they are so hated. They enjoy special treatment above and beyond due to their heritage. How is the world to swallow this fundamental hypocrisy- a double standard?

    “Prior to the Nazi holocaust most Jews everywhere were opposed to Zionism’s colonial-like enterprise. They believed it was morally wrong (which, of course, it was) and would lead to unending conflict with the Arab and wider Muslim world. But most of all they feared that if Zionism was allowed by the major powers to have its way, it would one day provoke anti-Semitism.”

    I’d like to see his sources on any of those statements, other than this Harkabi person. Not to say he might not come up with something- assimilationist Jews perhaps.

    “It would be a tragic irony if the Jewish state, which was intended to solve the problem of anti-Semitism, was to become a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism.”

    Like it hasn’t, already, Mr. Hart? Isn’t the anti-gentilism of theJews just as easily at fault, if not more so?

    “The Jewish paradox comes down to this. Israel was created by Zionism to guarantee the wellbeing and existence of the Jews, but that wellbeing and perhaps even existence is most seriously threatened by Zionism’s policies and actions. How can that possibly be true?”

    Because the Zios are supremacists, Alan! Duh…

    “The Gentile me has a problem with that expression of hope.” Is that a reminder that Alan also has his Jewish side, the guy who’s claimed to not be a crypto?

    “Generally speaking they are the intellectual elite of the Western world and the Palestinians are the intellectual elite of the Arab world.”

    There’s another boner, Alan. The Jews are the intellectual elite because they’ve seized the position, and driven everyone else out. Any opposition was clearly labelled ANTI-SEMITIC. The Palestinians are intellectuals of the Arab world? Where did that come from?

    Alan Hart- gone soft and all wet. Some anti-Zio! He’s the next best thing to their best apologist!

    “The evidence is that while a growing but still smallish number of American Jews are publicly critical of Israel’s policies and actions, very many, still the majority, are remaining silent…”

    Exactly! Which is why they have an inherent responsibility to speak up! They still have yet to do so in any number. That’s the problem in a nutshell- they’ve been found wanting. It’s my firm belief that if Jews were to drop their exclusion, and stop calling themselves “Jews”, the brotherhood of Man would welcome then with open arms. Then their goes your beloved anti-Semitism, Alan.

  3. John C Carleton  November 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

    The modern Jews are not the biblical Israelites. To try to defend the practices of the modern Jew is to try to defend the indefensible. It is not enough as a Jew that you do not murder, rob and rape with your brethren, if you want to be viewed as other than a silent supported of Jewish mayhem, you must actively fight against it. In other words, you must cease being Jewish. To quote a cousin of mine, ” F##k the Jews.” I will no longer try to be a nice guy when dealing with rabid animals.

    • DaveE  November 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Well put, but knowing what the “biblical” Israelites were all about is like trying to know how dinosaurs communicated with each other. Impossible to know. Almost ALL of what we think we know about the ancient “Israelites” comes from their own writings and scholars and they had just a LITTLE bit of an agenda going on, so most of it isn’t credible.

      • John C Carleton  November 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

        I would not care if they were the biblical Israelites, I would feel the same way. They are however imposters.

  4. DaveE  November 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

    If American or European Jews had any significant intention of treating Palestinians (and the world) fairly, they’ve had at least 100 years to do so.

    How long should we give them to put some action behind their words? Put another way, when should we pull the plug and let their lack of action be seen as proof that they’re a bunch of lying, rat-bastard racist supremacist scumbags?

    And why, Mr. Hart, do you INSIST on separating the vile ideology of zionism from the vile ideology of Judaism? At most, zionism is a subset of Judaism, a political movement designed to further the tenets and prophecies on which Judaism is based.

    Ideologies have consequences and the people who promote those ideologies should be held responsible. That includes good ideologies (love, compassion, self-sacrifice, diligence, humility) as well as evil ideologies (racism, supremacism, usury, arrogance, vice) the Chosen People are so (in)famous for.

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