- Zionist-dominated mainstream media vividly portrays Israel
as a tiny embattled nation seeking peace in a sea of Arab hostility. 1
Arabs, we are told, commit acts of terror while Israel only resorts to
violence out of self-protection. The facts of history paint a very different
- Far from deploring terror, Israel has
sanctioned terror to seize and expand its territory since its beginnings.
In 1944, Zionist leaders in Israel faced two alternatives. They could continue
to allow the British and Arabs to occupy Palestine, who would continue
to pressure Israel to concede a Palestinian state. Or they could drive
both British and Arabs out. Israelis chose the latter.
- Members of the Zionist ruling elite
and their clandestine terrorist enforcers--the Jewish Agency, Hagana, Irgun
and the Stern Gang--began to exert every possible terrorist means to dominate
Palestine. Their strategy was simple: the more respectable Zionist establishment
would take the "high road" and officially disavow terrorism.
Meanwhile, Zionist terrorists would commit any crime needed to disrupt
British occupation and to panic Arabs into flight. The Encyclopedia of
the Palestine Problem, available in most university libraries, documents
from British records more than five hundred violent or terrorist incidents
against Palestinians and the British occupation between 1939 and 1948.
These included bombings, booby traps and landmines, kidnappings and torture
of prisoners, bank robberies, murders of Arabs, and assassinations of police
and British officials. 2
- Chief terrorists were David Ben-Gurion,
Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and later, Ariel Sharon. Begin headed Irgun,
and Shamir led the Stern Gang. They cooperated intimately with the highest
political body of the Zionist establishment, the Jewish Agency, and the
popular Zionist resistance army, Hagana. Ben-Gurion headed Hagana and later
the Jewish Agency. 3
- After 1944--when Ben-Gurion formally
rejected the British plan for partition of Palestine into Jewish/Arab states--most
Israelis, particularly the young, favored expulsion of British and Arabs.
- Here is the short list of Zionist atrocities
from 1944 to the present:
- · Assassination of Lord Moyne on November
6, 1944. Under orders from Yitzhak Shamir, terrorists of the Stern Gang
shot Lord Moyne, British resident minister. Purpose: To drive the British
- · The King David massacre, July 22, 1946.
Begin's Irgun terrorists, with encouragement from Ben-Gurion's Hagana,
blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, murdering 92. Purpose: Destroy
British records that proved the highest members of the Zionist government
backed anti-British terrorism. 4
- · British sergeants hanged, July 12, 1947.
Begin, Shamir, and Haganah authorized kidnapping and hanging of two British
sergeants, booby trapping their bodies and mining the area. During this
time, Shamir sent many letters and package bombs to British officials.
1947 also included multiple cases of kidnappings (including brutal floggings
of British soldiers) by Jewish terrorists.
- · The Semiramis Hotel massacre, January 5,
1948. Jewish Agency leader David Ben-Gurion and Haganah leaders blew up
the Seramis Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 20 and wounding 17. Purpose: Terrorize
Arabs into fleeing Israel. 5
- · Deir Yassin massacre, April 9, 1948. Begin's
Irgun soldiers killed 250 sleeping Arab villagers at Deir Yassin, a suburb
of Jerusalem. "25 pregnant women were bayoneted in their abdomens
while still alive. 52 children were maimed under the eyes of their mothers
and then were slain and their heads cut off." 6 "Menachem
Begin, the leader of the Irgun gang, himself admitted on December 28, 1950
in a press interview in New York, that the Deir Yassin incident had been
carried out in accordance with an agreement between the Irgun and the Jewish
Agency and Haganah." 7 Begin was always proud of what he had done,
considering Deir Yassin a legitimate military target. Irgun trucks drove
throughout Judea, announcing by loudspeaker to hundreds of thousands of
Arabs that unless they fled Israel they would meet the same fate. Deir
Yassin and subsequent terrorist acts precipitated flight of more than 800,000
Arabs from Palestine. In town after town Zionist soldiers drove Palestinians
out, usually killing any person who delayed or attempted to take any possessions
with them. Arab towns were bulldozed, replaced with Jewish communities.
8 Begin comments on the level of Palestinian terror generated by Irgun's
massacre at Deir Yassin. "Out of evil, however, good came. This Arab
propaganda spread a legend of terror amongst Arabs and Arab troops, who
were seized with panic at the mention of Irgun soldiers. The legend was
worth a dozen battalions to the forces of Israel." 9 Israel exiled
these unfortunates to concentration camps in Lebanon, the West Bank, and
Gaza, refusing to allow them repossession of their land and property or
adequate compensation. 10 This is the seminal cause of international Arab
terrorism and the Mid-East conflict that rages today.
- · Assassination of UN mediator Count Folke
Bernadotte, September 17, 1948. This killing by the Stern Gang was on
orders of Shamir. Purpose: To sabotage UN efforts to create a Palestinian
- · Massacre at Dawayma, October 29, 1948.
Israeli soldiers killed between 80 and 100 men, women, and children in
Dawayma, a suburb of Haifa. Purpose: Intensify terror generated by Deir
Yassin and compel the remaining Palestinians to leave Israel. 11
- · Massacre at Kibya, October 14, 1953. In
an atrocity condoned by the highest levels of the Israeli government and
military, Ariel Sharon led 700 crack paratroopers to attack the Jordanian
town of Kibya. They slaughtered 75 innocent men, women, and children primarily
by locking families in their homes and blowing them up. 12 Purpose: Collective
punishment to avenge the alleged killing of a single Jewish family.
- · Massacre of Kafr Kassim, October 29, 1956.
51 men, women, and children were murdered by Israeli troops as they returned
to their villages in the evening after work. 13 more were severely wounded
by the gunfire. Purpose: Terrorize Palestinians into not siding with Egypt
in case of war. 13
- · Massacre of USS Liberty, June 8, 1967.
Israel's jet fighters and torpedo boats repeatedly attempted to sink US
intelligence monitoring vessel USS Liberty during the 1967 Israel/Egypt
war. They killed 34 and wounded 171 American sailors. Purpose: Minister
of Defense Moshe Dayan ordered the attack ostensibly to protect Israel's
intelligence communications, even though the war was virtually over. 14
- · Libyan airliner massacre, February 21,
1973. Straying over Israeli-controlled Sinai air space, a Libyan 727 commercial
airliner was intercepted by Israeli fighters and, despite the clearest
identification, shot down, killing 106. Purpose: Flexing Zionist power
against Libya. 15
- · Massacre in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps,
Beirut, Lebanon, September 23, 1982. Gen. Ariel Sharon and Yitshak Shamir,
in cooperation with "Christian" Phalangist forces sealed all
exits and provided aerial flares, illuminating the slaughter of up to 2750
men, women, and children, according to a body count by the committee of
the Red Cross. Purpose: collective punishment of Palestinians. 16
- What About Arab Terrorism?
- It was inevitable that Zionism's threatened
and actual expulsion of Arabs from land the Arabs occupied from the seventh
century should incur hostility even terrorism. Jews of Hebron were
massacred by Arabs in 1929. The Arab revolt in Palestine beginning in 1936
resulted in acts of violence against many Jews, followed by anti-Jewish
mistreatment during the 1948 war. Suicide bombings and rocket attacks continue
against Israel in recent years.
- Who is most at fault? Consider this:
If someone, claiming divine right to occupy your house and land, drives
you from them, condemning you and your children to a distant, arid concentration
camp for generations, would you resort to violence?
- There is only one word that describes
the one who displaced you. Aggressor. The Palestinians, fanatical and terrorist
as many have become, are nevertheless defenders of ancient rights and territories
that have been horrifically violated. They are victims hitting back.
- Becoming "Civilized" Terrorists?<http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/acluheavywithjews.html>
- During the past 40 years, Israel's
continuing atrocities are justified as "collective punishment"
of the Palestinian people. Israel's attack on Lebanon in 1982, described
by Israel as such punishment, killed over 19,000 innocent men, women and
children. Under Sharon's invasion of the West Bank under Sharon in 2002,
whole villages were attacked with Hellfire missiles from Apache helicopters,
with occupied homes shelled by tanks or bulldozed over. 4,185 Palestinian
men were seized, beaten, jailed. The number of dead is still uncertain
since Sharon would not allow western observers to document the aftermath.
17 Israel's present policies in the West Bank and Gaza, routinely killing
large numbers of innocent men, women and children, remain full of atrocities.
- I have also written about one of the greatest
atrocities Israel still indulges in: the systematic and fiendish torture
of many thousands of Palestinian prisoners, incarcerated, most without
trial, in Israeli prisons. 18
- After leaders of the Third Reich committed
atrocities against the Jews during World War II, they were tried, hanged
and buried, both physically and under the contempt of humanity. The opposite
happened to the bloody and arrogant terrorists of Israel. Ben-Gurion, Begin,
Shamir, and Sharon were all elected to leadership of the nation. This reflected
the anti-Palestinian, terrorism-friendly mentality of many Israeli voters.
19 The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem documents, from United Nations
records, more than 650 attacks by Jewish settlers and the Israeli military
against Arabs between 1948 and 1998. 20
- Shamefully, evangelical Christians have given
uninterrupted support to Israel's terrorist leaders. Evangelicals believe
God brought to birth the state of Israel by divine assistance at every
stage. Actually, statehood (i.e. expulsion of the British and Arabs) was
made possible by massacre starting at Deir Yassin. Yet there has
never been an atrocity in Israel searing enough to alienate Christian idealism,
or even prompt criticism from major evangelical leaders. Dr. Jerry Falwell
said Begin was a "man of God." George Bush described Sharon as
a "man of peace."
- What kind of a god would establish a nation
on terror? A god who is as evil as the devil.
- 1. See <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/jewsconfirmbigmedia.html>Jews
Confirm Big Media Is Jewish.
- 2. The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, by
Dr. Issa Nakhleh, Intercontinental Books, New York, 1991, pp. 65-250.
- 3. Ibid, pp. 65-68, 269 and elsewhere provide abundant
documentation of the close cooperation between Ben-Gurion's Hagana, the
Jewish Agency, Irgun, and the Stern Gang. So does Menachim Begin in his
book, "Revolt!" and in public statements.
- 4. Ibid, p. 269.
- 5. United Nations Security Counsel Official Records,
Semiramis, 1948, Document S/740 says, "Hagana terrorists made a most
barbarous attack at . . . the Semiramis Hotel, killing innocent people
and wounding many. The Jewish Agency terrorist forces blasted the entrance
and then placed bombs in the basement . . .the whole building collapsed
with its residents."
- 6. Ibid, pg. 271
- 7. Ibid, pg. 272
- 8. Ibid, pp. 295-393. "They expelled 90 percent
of the inhabitants of the occupied area by massacre and force. They destroyed
425 Arab towns and villages as well as 67 villages and localities of the
Bedouin tribes (pg. 332)."
- 9. Menachem Begin. "The Revolt." (London,
W. H. Allen, 1983.) Pg. 164.
- 10. Israeli propaganda says Palestinians did not
flee because of pressure from Israel. Rather, Arab leaders, fearing Palestinians
would be caught in crossfire between Jew and invading Arab armies, encouraged
them to find temporary shelter in Lebanon and Jordan. It says that, considering
their lack of loyalty to their ancestral lands and property, as well as
the newly created state of Israel, they are worthy of neither repatriation,
repossession nor reimbursement. Instead they should have been assimilated
by wealthy Arab nations. The fact that millions remain in virtual concentration
camps is the fault of the uncaring Arab world, not Israel. Israel also
contends that after 1948 its hundreds of Jewish settlements were built,
not on previous Arab villages, but on barren lands the Arabs had been too
lazy to develop. Evangelicals accept these lies unquestioningly.
- 11. Zionist soldiers admitted, "They killed
some eighty to one hundred Arabs, women and children. The children were
killed by smashing their skulls with clubsIn the village there remained
Arab men and women who were put in the houses without food. Then the sappers
came to blow up the houses." Quoted in David Gilmour, "Dispossessed:
The Ordeal of the Palestinians". (London: Sphere Books, 1980), pp.
- 12. General Van Bennike, testifying before the United
Nations Security Council said: "Bullet-ridden bodies near the doorways
and multiple bullet holes on the doors of the demolished houses indicated
that the inhabitants had been forced to remain inside until their homes
were blown up over them." United Nations Security Council Official
Records, Resolution, 1953, S/3139/Rev. 2. Quoted in The Encyclopedia of
the Palestine Problem, pg. 274.
- 13. The Israeli daily Kol Haam published on its
front page the full story of the Kafr Kassim massacre. It said: "the
men of the Israeli Frontier Guard killed 47 Arab citizens in Kafr Kassim.
The killing was carried out in cold blood and for no reason." Kol
Haam's story is published in its entirety in The Encyclopedia of the Palestine
Problem, pg. 278.
- 14. The Encyclopedia of the Palestinian Problem,
- 15. Ibid, pg 283.
- 16. Ibid, pg. 284.
- 17. Here are typical Israeli atrocities during the
Gaza invasion, as documented by Human Rights Watch: "14-year-old Muhammad
Hawashin was shot twice in the face and killed on April 3rd, as he walked
with a group of women and children toward the local hospital. Wheelchair
bound Kamal Zghair, 57-years-old, was shot and run over by IDF tanks on
April 10th as he wheeled himself down the road to his home, equipped with
a white flag. Afaf Disuqi, an unarmed civilian responded to a knock on
her door on April 5th and was killed by a bomb thrown by IDF soldiers.
Eye witnesses reported that the soldiers were laughing as Disuqi was horribly
mutilated by the blast." <http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/may2002/hrwa-m10.shtml>"Human
Rights Watch Report Into Jenin Accuses Israel of War Crimes." Julie
Hyland. World Socialist Web Site. <http://www.wsws.org/>www.wsws.org.
10 May 2002.
- 18. See, <http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/tortureinisraeliprisons.htm>Torture
in Israeli Prisons.
- 19. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, hatred
and racism toward Palestinians is still intense. <http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/966014.html>"Study:
Israeli Jews Becoming Increasingly Racist Toward Arabs." 19 March
- 20. The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, pp.
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