- "The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly
presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging
all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism."
- Albert Einstein, signatory to Letters to the Editor, New York Times,
December 4, 1948.
- Online reports of a study by the U.S. Central Intelligence
Agency cast doubt over the survival of Israel beyond the next two decades.
Regardless of the validity of the report, with what is now known about
the costs in blood and treasure that the U.S.-Israeli relationship has
imposed on the U.S., its key ally, Israel could fall within five years.
- For more than six decades, American support for Israel
has relied on the ability of pro-Israelis to dominate U.S. media, enabling
Tel Aviv to put a positive spin on even its most extreme behavior, including
its recent massacre in Gaza. With access to online news coverage, that
Zionist bias is becoming apparent and the real facts transparent.
- Though Americans seldom show a strong interest in foreign
affairs, that too is changing. While few of them grasp the subtleties of
one-state versus two-state proposals, many have seen online the impact
of a murderous Israeli assault on Palestinian civilians that was timed
between Christmas and the inauguration of Barack Obama.
- The leaders of the 9-11 Commission acknowledged that
its members would not allow testimony on the impetus for that attack. Yet
the report confirmed that the key motivation was the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
With access to online news, more Americans are asking why they are forced
to support a colonial Apartheid government.
- With the election of yet another extremist Israeli government
led by yet another right-wing Likud Party stalwart, it's clear that Tel
Aviv intends to preclude peace by continuing to build more settlements.
With that stance, Israel not only pushed Barack Obama into a corner, it
also forced U.S. national security to make a key strategic decision: Is
Israel a credible partner for peace? By any criteria, the answer must be
a resounding "No."
- That inescapable conclusion leaves Americans with few
options. After all, the U.S. is largely responsible for the legitimacy
granted this extremist enclave in May 1948 when Harry Truman, a Christian-Zionist
president, extended nation-state recognition. He did so over the strenuous
objections of Secretary of State George Marshall, the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
the fledgling CIA and the bulk of the U.S. diplomatic corps.
- By December 1948, a distinguished contingent of Jewish
scientists and intellectuals warned in The New York Times that those leading
the effort to establish a Jewish state bear "the unmistakable stamp
of a Fascist party." Albert Einstein joined concerned Jews who cautioned
Americans "not to support this latest manifestation of fascism."
- Only in the past few weeks has the momentum emerged to
subject Israel to the same external pressures that were brought to bear
against Apartheid South Africa. After more than six decades of consistent
behavior-and clear evidence of no intent to change-activists coalesced
around the need to boycott Israeli exports, divest from Israeli firms and
impose sanctions against Israel akin to those it seeks against others.
- The focal point for peace in the Middle East should not
be those nations that do not have nuclear weapons but the one nation that
does. Absent external pressure, Israeli behavior will not change. Absent
pressure-and likely force-applied by the U.S. as the nation that has long
enabled this behavior, Colonial Zionism will continue to pose a threat
to peace. Occupying powers are not known to voluntarily relinquish lands
they occupy. Likewise for their readiness to surrender nuclear arms.
- An End to Jewish Fascism?
- The key issue need no longer be a subject of endless
debate. There must be a one-state solution consistent with democratic principles
of full equality. Informed Americans are no longer willing to support a
theocratic state in which full citizenship is limited to those deemed "Jewish"
(whatever that means). If local birth rates suggest an eventual end to
the "Jewish state," then so be it. Why wait two decades when
this nightmare can be drawn to a close in less than five years?
- Forget about a return to pre-1967 borders, instead return
to pre-1948 borders. Designate Jerusalem an international city under U.N.
protection and dispatch multi-national forces to maintain peace. Palestinians
should have a right of return, including the ability to recover properties
from which they fled under an assault by Jewish terrorists. If Colonial
Zionists (aka settlers) want compensation for "their" property,
let them seek restitution from the Diaspora that encouraged their unlawful
- Those who consider themselves "Jewish" can
remain as part of an inclusive democracy. Or they can depart. Americans
must consider how many of these extremists it wants to welcome to a nation
already straining under an immigration burden. A reported 500,000 Israelis
hold U.S. passports. With more than 300,000 dual-citizens residing in California
alone, that state may require a referendum on just how many Zionists it
wishes to receive. Likewise for Russia from which many "Jews"
fled, including some 300,000 Russian émigrés who support
the Likud Party but have yet to be certified as Jewish.
- Zionists originally saw Argentina and Uganda as desirable
venues to establish their enterprise. They may wish to apply there for
resettlement. The question of why Palestinians (or Californians) should
bear the cost of a problem created by Europeans six decades ago is one
that Tel Aviv has yet to answer except by citing ancient claims that it
insists should take precedence over two millennia of Palestinian residence.
- By withdrawing Israel's status as a legitimate "state,"
those Jews long appalled by the behavior of this extremist enclave can
no longer be portrayed as guilty by association. That long overdue shift
in status is certain to benefit the broader Jewish community. By shutting
down Israel's nuclear arms program and destroying its nuclear arsenal,
the world can be spared the key impetus now driving a nuclear arms race
in the region.
- Unless pro-Israelis can create another crisis by inducing
an invasion of Iran (or a race war), Americans will soon realize that only
one "state" had the means, motivation, opportunity and stable
nation-state intelligence required to fix the intelligence that led the
U.S. to invade Iraq consistent with the expansionist goals of Colonial
- Intelligence now working its way to transparency will
soon confirm that, but for Zionists within the U.S. government, 9-11 could
have been prevented and war in Iraq avoided. To date, this extremism has
been enabled by a series of weak U.S. presidents. For the U.S. to restore
its credibility requires that it not only lead the effort to shut down
the Zionist enterprise but that it also share responsibility for its behavior
- Jeff Gates: A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment
banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders
worldwide, Jeff Gates' latest book is Guilt By Association-How Deception
and Self-Deceit Took America to War (2008). His previous books include
Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership
Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. For two decades,
an adviser to policy-makers worldwide. Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance