- Most people have been trained to think of Zionism in
positive terms. This is understandable. Decades of propaganda have misrepresented
Zionism as a progressive, modern force bringing civilization to an arid,
uninhabited wasteland. Such an image is an illusion. This essay will uncover
the true history of Zionism. It will reveal the facts and make clear the
real nature of the movement.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH ASSUMES THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF JEW AND
- Zionism is an apartheid philosophy. Its founder, Theodore
Herzl, was dismayed by the mass anti-semitism in France aroused by the
Dreyfuss affair. He became convinced that the separation of the Jews from
the Gentiles by ingathering all Jews in a separate Jewish nation was the
only solution to the age old "Jewish problem". Herzl spelled
out his program in his book Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State):
- "Anti-semitism grows daily, hourly, among the peoples,
and must continue to grow since its causes continue to exist, and cannot
- "The causa remota is the loss, in the Middle Ages,
of the ability to assimilate; the cause proxima is our overproduction of
middling intelligences, that can neither be drained off, nor rise higher-hence,
no healthy draining off, and no healthy rising to a higher level. Downward,
we are being proletarianized into revolutionaries; we are the subalterns
of every revolutionary party, while at the same time our terrible financial
might grows upward."
- "Will it not be said that I am putting weapons into
the hands of the anti-semites? Why? Because I acknowledge the truth? Because
I do not assert that there are none but excellent people among us?"
- "It is a national question; to resolve it we must,
above all, first make it into a world political question... We are a people,
- "The Jewish State is a world necessity, hence, it
- Herzl demands:
- "We be given sovereignty over a part of the earth's
surface sufficient for the rightful requirements of our people; we shall
take care of everything else ourselves."
- "No one is strong enough, or rich enough, to move
a people from one dwelling place to another. Only an idea can do that.
The idea of a state may well have such force."
- "No economic disruptions, no crises, nor persecutions
will follow after the departing Jews, but rather a period of prosperity
will begin for the lands left behind. An internal migration of Christian
citizens into the positions surrendered by the Jews takes place. The outlook
is gradual, without any jolt, and its very beginning is the end of anti-semitism."
- "The Jews leave as respected friends. If individual
Jews then return, civilized countries will receive and treat them just
as they would treat the citizens of any other foreign country."
- "This emigration is no flight, but an orderly withdrawal,
under the observation of public opinion. The movement is not only to be
organized by completely legal means, it can, in any case, be accomplished
only with the friendly collaboration of the participating government, which
derives substantial benefit therefrom."
- As these paragraphs make clear, to be a Zionist one must
believe there is a Jewish problem. No Zionist since Herzl has ever repudiated
this basic philosophical premise:
- "If we do not admit the rightfulness of anti-semitism,
we deny the rightfulness of our own nationalism. If our people is deserving
and willing to live its own national life, then it is an alien body that
insists on its own distinctive identity, reducing the domain of their life.
It is right, therefore, that they should fight against us for their national
integrity.... Instead of establishing societies for defense against the
anti-semites who want to reduce our rights, we should establish societies
for defense against our friends who desire to defend our rights."
(Jacob Klatzkin, co-editor of the Encylopaedia Judaica)
- A MOVEMENT WHICH NEVER TOOK ANY CONGNIZANCE OF THE POPULATION
OF THE LAND IT COVETED
- The Zionists have long maintained the myth, especially
in the United States, that Palestine was uninhabited before the arrival
of the Zionists. This deception is easily refuted. The British Foreign
Secretary, Lord Curzon, writing on October 26, 1917:
- "Now what is the capacity as regards population
of Palestine within any reasonable period of time?...What is to become
of the people of this country, assuming the Turk to be expelled, and the
inhabitants not to have been exterminated by the war? There are over a
half a million of these, Syrian Arabs- a mixed community with Arab, Hebrew,
Canaaite, Greek, Egyptian, and possibly Crusaders' blood. They own the
soil, which belongs either to individual landowners or to village communities.
They profess the Mohammedan faith. They will not be content either to be
expropriated for Jewish immigrants, or to act merely as hewers of wood
and drawers of water to the latter."
- Palestine at the beginning of the Zionist movement was
part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. Herzl, when he decided to champion
a Jewish state in Palestine, necessarily made overtures to the Sultan on
behalf of Zionism. These negotiations establish that the Zionists were
well aware of the existence of the Palestinian Arabs.
- "'When Herzl had spoken of a Charter (from the Sultan)
he had not, needless to say, contemplated any eviction of the Arabs of
Palestine in favor of the Jews. He was, to judge from his Congress addresses,
hardly aware that Palestine had settled inhabitants, and he had, in perfect
good faith, omitted the Arabs from his calculations.'"( Zionism, Leonard
- "Was there ever anything more extraordinary than
this? Vast plans are made engaging the destinies of a multitude of people,
yet the man who engenders these plans never takes the essential first step
of surveying the land where he purposes to carry them out. Nor apparently
do any of his associates suggest it to him. There might be no Arabs in
the world for all the difference it makes to him or to his associates."
- "Year by year Zionist congresses are summoned...
Was a single day's session of a single Congress devoted to the discussion
of the understanding which must be reached with the people of Palestine?
- "There were nineteen Jewish colonies established
in Palestine before the year 1900... All these trusts and colonies and
the people who inhabited them were in regular continuous communication
with Jewish bodies and persons throughout Europe and America..."
- "In a hundred ways the conditions prevailing in
Palestine and the existence of the Arabs and the varying ways in which
the Arabs reacted to existing colonies and to the promise of more colonies
must have been known to all active Zionists."
- "The only conclusion then, and it is a conclusion
forced upon the observer, is that if Zionism was unaware of the Arabs it
was because most Zionists perceived an obstacle in the Arabs and did not
want to be aware to them. (Palestine: The Reality, J.M.N. Jeffries, pp.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH DISREGARDED PRIOR OBLIGATIONS
- Zionism, in addition to coveting someone else's land,
has always ignored the issue of prior obligations. The Arabs fought as
Great Britain's ally in World War I against Imperial Germany's ally, Ottoman
Turkey. The Arabs were guaranteed independence in an unified state once
the war was won. The British pledge of Arab independence was contained
in a letter dated October 25,1915 by Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner
in Egypt to Sheriff Hussein of Mecca.
- "The districts of Mersina and Alexandretta and portions
of Syria lying to the west of the districts of Damascus, hama, homs, and
Aleppo cannot be said to be purely Arab, and should be excluded from the
proposed limits and boundaries. With the above modification, and without
prejudice to our existing treaties with Arab chiefs, we accept these limits
- "Subject to the above modifications, Great Britain
is prepared to recognize and support the independence of the Arabs within
the territories included in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Shereef
of Mecca." (Palestine: The Reality, op. cited,p.76.)
- British politicians later pretended that the pledge given
by Sir Henry McMahon did not include Palestine. They are impeached by a
secret Political Intelligence Department Memorandum on British Commitments
to King Hussein. On page 9 the Memorandum states:
- "With regard to Palestine, His Majesty's Government
are committed by Sir H. McMahon's letter to the Sherif on the 24th October,
1915 to its inclusion in the boundaries of Arab independence."
- The Zionist claim to Palestine has always rested on Lord
Arthur Balfour's letter of November 2, 1917 promising British support for
a "Jewish national homeland" in Palestine. This letter was issued
nearly two years after Sir Henry McMahon's pledge of October 25,1915.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH WROTE ITS OWN TITLE
- Foreign Office
- November 2nd, 1917
- Dear Lord Rothchild
- "I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf
of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with
Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by,
- "His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment
in Palestine of a National home for the Jewish people, and will use their
best endeavors 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."
- This document is the grant deed which planted Zionism
in the Near East. It is the most discreditable document ever issued by
a major power. It was written by those to whom it was addressed and was
the payoff for a shameless political manipulation.
- The British government did not abandon its pledge to
the Arabs because of altruistic concern for a "Jewish national homeland".
The real reason was stated by David Lloyd George, Britain's wartime Prime
- There is no better proof of the value of the Balfour
Declaration as a military more than the fact that Germany entered into
negotiations with Turkey in an endeavor to provide an alternative scheme
which would appeal to Zionists. A German-Jewish Society, the V.J.O.D. was
formed, and in January 1918, Talaat, the Turkish Grand Vizier, at the instigation
of the Germans, gave vague promises of legislation by means of which "all
justifiable wishes of the Jews in Palestine would be able to meet their
- "Another most cogent reason for the adoption by
the Allies of the policy of the Declaration lay in the state of Russia
herself. Russian Jews had been secretly active on behalf of the Central
Powers from the first; they had become the chief agents of German pacifist
propaganda in Russia; by 1917 they had done much in preparing for that
general disintegration of Russian society, later recognized as the Revolution.
It was believed that if Great Britain declared for the fulfillment of Zionist
aspirations in Palestine under her own pledge, one effect would be to bring
Russian Jewry to the cause of the entente."
- "It was believed, also, that such a declaration
would have a potent influence open world Jewry outside Russia, and secure
for the entente the aid of Jewish financial interests. In America, their
aid in this respect would have a special value when the Allies had almost
exhausted the gold and marketable securities available for American purchase.
Such were the chief considerations which, in 1917, impelled the British
Government towards making a contract with Jewry." (Memoirs of the
Peace Conference, David Lloyd George, p. 726.)
- The eminent Mr. Lloyd George's opinion is confirmed by
numerous other sources, especially by Mr. Samuel Landman in his work Great
Britain, The Jews and Palestine, Mr. Landman was a very well known English
Zionist whose positions included honorary secretary of the Zionist Council
of the United Kingdom in 1912, editor of The Zionist, 1913-1914, solicitor
and secretary of the Zionist Organization, 1917-1922, and author of several
Zionist publications during World War One. His opinion is thus an official
one which is completely consistent with that of Lloyd George.
- "Mr. James A. Malcolm... spontaneously took the
initiative, to convince first of all Sir Mark Sykes, Under-Secretary to
the War Cabinet, and afterwards M. Georges-Picot, of the French Embassy
in London, and M. Gout of the Quai d'Orsay (Eastern Section), that the
best and perhaps the only way (which proved so to be) to induce the American
President to come into the War was to secure the co-operation of Zionist
Jews by promising them Palestine, and thus enlist and mobilize the hitherto
unsuspectedly powerful forces of Zionist Jews in America and elsewhere
in favor of the Allies on a quid pro quo contract basis..."
- "The Balfour Declaration, in the words of Prof.
H.M.V. Temperley, was a 'definite contract between the British Government
and Jewry' (History of the Peace Conference in Paris, vol 6, p.173). The
main consideration given by the Jewish people (represented at the time
by the leaders of the Zionist Organization) was their help in bringing
President Wilson to the aid of the Allies." (Great Britain, The Jews
and Palestine, pp.3-6.)
- Thus, according to the documented statements of both
parties the British betrayed their war time ally, the Arabs, in deference
to Zionist manipulation in bringing the U.S. into the war on Britains side.
- The Balfour declaration was not written by British Foreign
Secretary Arthur James Balfour. It was written by American and English
Zionists on both sides of the Atlantic. Many versions were prepared, discarded
and rewritten before the final version was submitted to Lord Balfour to
be issued in his name. English politicians, such as Lord Robert Cecil,
made minor emendations to the letter which their Zionist "professors"
wrote for them. The Covenant of the League of Nations which provided the
international legal basis for establishing a British protectorate, or "Mandate"
over Palestine was largely written by the Zionist agent, South African
general Jan Smuts. The drafting of the language of the actual Mandate was
written by U.S. Zionist and Harvard Law Professor Felix Frankfurter at
the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH MADE FALSE PROMISES OF EQUAL TREATMENT
- The false promises of equal treatment for the Arabs are
to be found in the Balfour declaration itself. This declaration was produced
by many hands over many months with deception as its deliberate objective.
- "This too, memorable document is not so much a sentence
of English as a verbal mosaic. Drafts for it traveled back and forth, within
England or over the Ocean, to be scrutinized by some two score draftsmen
half co-operating, half competing with one another, who erased this phrase
or adopted that after much thought. At long last, out of the store of their
rejections and of their acceptances the final miscellany was chosen, ratified
and fixed. There never has been a proclamation longer prepared, more carefully
produced, more consciously worded."
- Whatever is to be found in the Balfour Declaration was
put into it deliberately. There are no accidents in that text. If there
is any vagueness in it this is an intentional vagueness.
- "....this nationally issued and nationally endorsed
document was nothing but a calmly planned piece of deception." (Palestine:
The Reality, J.M.N. Jeffries, pp.)
- The entire Balfour Declaration cannot here be analyzed.
A few illustrations of its deceptive character will suffice.
- "...it being clearly understood that nothing shall
be done which may prejudice the civil and religious nights of existing
non-Jewish communities in Palestine..."
- "At the time of the Balfour Declaration the population
of Palestine was 90% Arab and 10% Jew.
- "Before this unpalatable reality, what did the framers
of the Balfour Declaration do? By an altogether abject subterfuge, under
colour of protecting Arab interests, they set out to conceal the fact that
the Arabs to all intents constituted the population of the country. It
called them the 'non-Jewish communities in Palestine'! It called the multitude
the non-few; it called the 670,000 the non-60,000; out of a hundred it
called the 91 the non-9. You might just as well call the British people
'the non-Continental communities in Great Britain'. It would be as suitable
to define the mass of working men as 'the non-idling communities in the
world,' or the healthy as the "non-bedridden elements amongst sleepers,'
or the sane as 'the non-lunatic section of thinkers' - or the grass of
the countryside as 'the non-dandelion portion of the pastures'." (ibid,
- "The crux arrives with 'civil rights'. What are
'civil rights'? All turns on this point. If civil rights remain undefined
it is only a mockery to guarantee them. To guarantee anything, and at the
same time not to let anyone know what it is, that is Alice in Wonderland
legislation. 'I guarantee your civil rights', said the White Queen to Alice
in Palestineland. 'Oh, thank you!' said Alice, 'what are they, please?'
'I'm sure I can't tell you, my dear,' said the White Queen, 'but I'll guarantee
very hard.'" (ibid, p.179)
- As soon as the Zionists set up shop in Palestine they
made clear the real relationship of Jew to Arab. The formal government
authority in Palestine, 1918-1920, was rested in the British Military Government.
A competing, and in fact superior form of government existing side by side
the British Military Government was the Zionist Commission. The attitude
of the British Military Government and of the native Arab population was
summed up by Sir Louis Bols:
- "It will be recognized from the foregoing that my
own authority and that of every department of my Administration is claimed
or impinged upon by the Zionist Commission, and I am definitely of opinion
that this state of affairs cannot continue without grave danger to the
public peace and to the prejudice of my Administration."
- "It is no use saying to the Moslem and Christian
elements of the population that our declaration as to the maintenance of
the status quo on our entry into Jerusalem has been deserved. Facts witness
otherwise: the introduction of the Hebrew tongue as an official language;
the setting up of a Jewish judicature the whole fabric of Government of
the Zionist Commission, of which they are well aware; the special traveling
privileges to members of the Zionist Commission; these have firmly and
absolutely convinced the non-Jewish elements of our partiality. On the
other hand, the Zionist Commission accuses me and my officers of anti-Zionism.
The situation is intolerable, and in justice to my officers and myself
must be fairly faced."
- "This Administration has loyally earned out the
wishes of His Majesty's Government, and has succeeded in so doing by strict
adherence to the laws governing the conduct of the Military Occupant of
Enemy Territory, but this has not satisfied the Zionists, who appear bent
on committing the temporary Military Administration to a partialist policy
before the issue of the Mandate. It is manifestly impossible to please
partisans who politically claim nothing more than a "National Home",
but in reality will be satisfied with nothing less than a Jewish State
and all that it politically implies."
- "I recommend therefore, in the interests of peace,
of development, of the Zionists themselves, that the Zionist Commission
in Palestine be abolished." (ibid,p.359)
- A MOVEMENT WHICH DISCARDED ITS OWN SPONSOR
- The British Mandate existed only to protect the incoming
Zionists from the native Arabs. Mr. Vladimir Jabotinsky makes this clear
in his 1923 title The Iron Wall (We and the Arabs):
- "Zionist colonization must either be terminated
or carried out against the wishes of the native population. This colonization
can, therefore, be continued and make progress only under the protection
of a power independent of the native population - an iron wall, which will
be in a position to resist the pressure to the native population. This
is, in toto, our policy towards the Arabs... A voluntary reconciliation
with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future."
- "If you wish to colonize a land in which people
are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some
'rich man' or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or
else-or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which
will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this
colonization, colonization is impossible, not "difficult', not 'dangerous',
but IMPOSSIBLE!...Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it
stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important.... to
speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able
to shoot - or else I am through with playing at colonizing."
- The British soon realized what a grave problem they had
created for themselves by sponsoring Zionism in Palestine. The Arab riots
of 1920, 1921, 1929 and 1936-39 brought one British investigating commission
after another to Palestine, all reaching the same conclusion - the cause
of unrest in Palestine was massive Jewish immigration into a land already
inhabited by Arabs.
- In 1937 a Royal Investigating Commission headed by Lord
Peel concluded that the proper solution to Jewish-Arab tension was to partition
Palestine, creating a Jewish state, an Arab state and a British maintained
"Polish Corridor" dividing the two. The Zionists reluctantly
accepted the partition proposal but the Arabs did not. From this point
on the British had outlived their usefulness to the Zionists.
- In 1944 the terrorist underground Jewish group, the Irgun
Zvai Leumi, began a partisan war to drive the British out of Palestine.
The many bloody misdeeds of this group included assassinating British Soldiers,
raiding British military depots, assassinating the British High Commissioner
in Egypt, dynamiting the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, etc. until the
British finally quit Palestine on May 15, 1948.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH COLLABORATED WITH THE AVOWED ENEMY OF
- Zionism was founded on the mutual incompatibility of
Jew and Gentile. As such it had a built in incentive for collaborating
with another ideology built on the incompatibility of Jew and Gentile -
- Zionist collaboration with National Socialism dates almost
from the inception of the Hitler regime. The Ha'avara, or Transfer Agreement
dates from May, 1933. Under this arrangement approximately 10% or 50-60,000
of Germany's 500-600,000 Jews were sent to Palestine with their assets
minus an exit tax. This fulfilled the Zionist desire to reroute Jews to
Palestine while promoting the Nazi desire to rid Germany of Jewish influence.
- Zionism enjoyed the official favoritism of the Hitler
government. Numerous articles praising Zionism appeared in the German press.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Reich Propaganda Minister, commissioned a special
medallion commemorating Zionism. The Zionist blue and white flag was the
only national symbol permitted to fly in Germany other than the swastika.
More importantly, special Zionist training camps existed in Germany to
train German Jews for agricultural work in Palestine.
- On at least one occasion, Chaim Weizmann the future first
president of Israel vetoed the Rublee-Schact plan of January, 1939 which
would have removed all Jews from Germany within a five year period. Weizmanns
reason for so doing? He felt it was preferable to leave the Jews under
German control so that they could later be sent to Palestine, rather that
allow them to choose their own destination. In this regard Weizmann endorsed
the thinking of his political rival, David Ben-Gurion:
- "If I knew that it would be possible to save all
the children in Germany by bringing them over to England, and only half
of them by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the
second alternative. For we must weigh not only the life of these children,
but also the history of the People of Israel." (Yoar-Gelber, Zionist
Policy and the Fate of European Jewry (1939-42), Yad Vashem Studies, vol.
- A MOVEMENT WHICH REJECTS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BUT
WHICH DEMANDS INTERNATIONAL OBEDIENCE
- Zionism has never rested on consent, either of the Arabs
of Palestine, of the influential English Jewish community which opposed
it when first proposed or of the occasional gentile politician who warned
of its dangers. Zionism has always demanded "Bow Down Before Me"!
- Zionism ignored the British White Papers urging restriction
of Jewish immigration to Palestine, it has ignored the United Nations resolutions
on return of conquered territories, it continues to ignore the settlements
on the West Bank of the Jordan river.
- Zionism will never become a democratic movement because
it is a doctrine of divine right. It is rooted in blood, mysticism and
return to the soil.
- Zionism has forged its case. It has used deceit, broken
promises, backroom diplomacy, violence, blackmail and terrorism to achieve
its ends. It has slept with the Devil while posing as an angel.