Timeline of Zionist Criminality
Supporting the existence of a State for Jews is a total betrayal of
fundamental American values.
Forced transfer of native Palestinian population proposed by
Zionist leader Theodor Herzl.
Racist Eastern European settlers organize to terrorize the native
people of Palestine.
Zionists collaborate with Nazis to fund the creation of a Jewish
State on Palestinian land.
Arab leaders offer asylum to European Jews fleeing the Nazis and
present a plan for legal Jewish immigration to Arab countries.
Zionist leader Ben-Gurion refuses offer and condemns millions of
Jews to death.
Zionists begin genocide of Palestinians to create a racist Jewish
State. Arab states attempt humanitarian intervention but fail.
Israel destroys hundreds of Biblical villages, murders or expels
700,000 to 1,000,000 Palestinians.
Israel wages two aggressive, premeditated wars against Arab
nations, grabs land from Syria, Egypt, and Jordan, expels hundreds
of thousands of people, and kills thousands of Egyptian and
Israel invades Lebanon and starts a war in which 20,000 Lebanese
civilians are killed. 2,000 unarmed Palestinian women, children and
old men are massacred at Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps.
Arafat initiates the Middle East Peace Process at the UN General
Assembly in Geneva.
Oslo agreement solidifies Israelâ€™s apartheid system and
disenfranchises Palestinian refugees.
Arafat rejects Israel’s â€œgenerous offerâ€ to imprison
Palestinian natives on isolated reservations.
Israel begins construction of a 650-km Wall to surround and starve
Palestinian population areas.
Israel attacks Jenin refugee camp with bulldozers and buries
Palestinians alive in the rubble.
Israeli bulldozer deliberately crushes and kills 23-year old
American peace activist Rachel Corrie while she takes part in
nonviolent protest to stop the demolition of a Palestinian doctor’s
Worldwide Boycott of Israeli products, vacations, and investments
Racist Ethnic Ashkenazi Neoconservatives manipulate the USA into
attacking Iraq for the benefit of Israel and to the detriment of the
national interest. Americans die for Israel. American wealth is
wasted for Israel. The increasing debt needed to support Zionist-
dictated policy threatens the economic well being of all Americans.
Now the USA is directly involved in the same sort of criminal
occupation that the State of Israel maintains. Increasing hatred of
the USA spreads throughout the world.
Support the Palestinian Right to Return.
REJECT RACISM. REJECT ISRAEL.
Endnotes and References
1902 Muhammad Ali Khalidi details the forced transfer plan in
â€œUtopian Zionism or Zionist Proselytism? The Journal of Palestine
Studies, 120, Volume XXX, Number 4, Summer 2001, pp. 55-67. A
careful reading of Altneuland by Herzl is also worthwhile. A
carefully prepared edition may be found in ‘Wenn ihr wollt, ist es
kein MÃ¤rchen’ from Juedischer Verlag bei Athenaem. Walid Khalidi
reproduces and analyzes the forced transfer text in â€œThe Jewish-
Ottoman Land Company: Herzl’s Blueprint for the Colonization of
Palestine, Journal of Palestine Studies 21, no. 2 (Winter 1993), pp.
1908 Zionist paramilitary groups existed before 1908, but haShomer,
which is the best known, was founded in that year. Asher Ginzburg or
Ahad ha`Am) criticizes them; he even accuses them of ‘fundraising,’
creating incidents that could be used in campaigns to solicit
contributions. Rashid Khalidi provides a good discussion in
Palestinian Identity on pp 89-117 of Bar Giora and HaShomer, which
were paramilitaries established to prevent Palestinians from
exercising water rights. Zionism and the Arabs (1882 – 1948) by
Yosef Gorny (p. 100) discusses Ahad ha`Am’s opinion of Zionist
attempts to suppress the native population. Dr. B. Hofman discusses
the Zionist militias and their intimidation and terrorization of the
native Palestinian population in Meyn Reyze in Erets Yisroel. Anita
Shapira includes a somewhat mendacious discussion of early Zionist
terrorism in Hereb hayyonah.
1933-39 Because of the close collaboration of Zionists and Nazis
during the 1930s, Hannah Arendt called this period the Zionist phase
of Nazism (viz. Heidegger’s Children by Richard Wolin). Edwin
Black’s book, The Transfer Agreement, is the standard text on Nazi-
Zionist collaboration. It makes clear that the transfer of funds
from Nazi Germany under this agreement made the Jewish State
1934 Al-Jabiri, Ihsan, ‘La Visite de M. Ben Gurion – la delegation
Syro-Palestinienne Geneve, La Nation Arabe (Nov-Dec 1934), 144-146.
If the Zionists had accepted the offer, at least one million more
European Jews could have survived WW2.
1947-48 The international legal definition of genocide is assumed
(viz. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DBG.CHAP2.HTM). Benny
Morris’ The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949, is
the basic text on Zionist ethnic cleansing. The War for Palestine,
Rewriting the History of 1948, edited by Eugene L. Rogan and Avi
Shlaim, updates Morris’ data and conclusions. The web page,
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/History/arab_invasion.html, gives a
somewhat inadequate translation of the Arab League’s declaration of
reasons for humanitarian intervention in Palestine in 1948. The
Arabic title of the document uses the phrase humanitarian
intervention and not invasion.
1948-56 The web site, http://www.palestineremembered.com, provides a
tremendous amount of data on this issue. Facts on the Ground by
Nadia Abu el-Haj discusses the ideology of destroying the physical
record of the presence of Palestinians as does Meron Benvenisti’s
Sacred Landscape: Buried History of the Holy Land Since 1948.
1956-67 How Israel Was Won, A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli
Conflict, by Baylis Thomas (pp 115-172) provides a reasonable
summary (with citations) of the history of the premeditated
aggressive war by UK, France and Israel’s against Egypt in 1956.
Thomas discusses the issue of the 1967 aggression on p. 165, and his
assessment is not much different from what Moshe Dayan has said in
his memoirs and comments on the 1967 war. The web page,
discusses the IDF killing of Egyptian POWs in 1956. The web page,
http://www.mideastfacts.com/pow_ap.html, discusses the IDF killing
of Egyptian and Palestinian POWs in 1967.
1982 Robert Fisk’s Pity the Nation provides the standard description
of Israel’s aggression against Lebanon.
1988 Arafat’s speech to the UN General Assembly
(http://mondediplo.com/focus/mideast/arafat88-en) speaks for itself.
1993 The Oslo Agreement gave the Israeli State the legal basis for
setting up the checkpoint and pass system within the occupied
territories that is so similar to (actually much worse than)
Apartheid South Africa. The Oslo Agreement ignores refugee claims.
Uri Savir’s The Process discusses the history of Oslo. The web page,
http://www.cardamon.org/oslo/oslo_documents.htm provides an index of
2000 The web page,
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article518.shtml, provides a good
summary with maps of the proposed Palestinian reservations.
2002 The relationship of the Wall to increasing Palestinian hunger
is clear on visiting Palestine. Food must be shipped through the
checkpoints, and the IDF hinders such shipments. But perhaps a more
important issue has been the confiscation of Palestinian farmland
near the Wall and on what is now the Israel side of the Wall.
Palestinians are still mostly an agricultural population. If Israel
takes away their farmland, it takes away their food. Jenin Jenin
starring and directed by Mohamad Bakri addresses the IDF rampage
through Jenin. It is worth noting that Jenin (Biblical `Ein Gannem)
is probably the second oldest city on the planet. The web document,
the attack on Jenin from the standpoint of an Israeli reservist.
2003 Senior IDF commanders seem to have decided to try to drive
internationals out of the Occupied Territories (by treating them
like Palestinians) in order to obtain the freedom to commit greater
acts of terrorism and brutality. In short succession the IDF
murders Rachel Corrie, mortally wounds Tom Hurndall and shoots the
face off Brian Avery (see
2003-04 The Israeli tourism industry is for all intents and purposes
dead. Investment in Israel has dried up, and Israeli academics are
personae non gratae throughout Europe.
2004-05 Presidential advisers Perle, Feith and Wurmser wrote A Clean
Break:A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
(http://www.israeleconomy.org/strat1.htm) as a strategy to serve
Israeli interests. This strategy has become US policy. Either
these advisers cannot distinguish US interests from Israeli
interests, or they can. In either case, their behavior is probably
treasonous, and Bush by accepting this policy recommendation has
effectively renounced his duty to serve the USA and to uphold the
constitution for the sake of Israel. Bush is now guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors. He should be impeached, convicted, removed
from office, sent to Guantanamo so that he can be interrogated to
determine the extent of his treason.
ISRAEL IS RACIST. Zionism is un-American and racist because Zionism
presumes that the ‘national, ethnic or historical rights’ of Jews to
Palestine are superior to the human rights (including property
rights and residence rights) of the native population – a statement
of volkisch and colonialist racism. The only workable solution in
Palestine requires without limitation: (1) absolute rejection of
the concept of an ethnicity-based nation state as unethical, (2)
establishment of a nonracial multicultural democracy in Palestine,
(3) a sincere apology from Zionists to the Palestinian people, (4)
complete restitution to Palestinians for their losses, (5) return of
all property to its rightful owners, (6) repatriation of all
Palestinians, who will receive full citizenship in the nonracial
state, and (7) creation of Nuremberg-style tribunals for all
Zionist perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Supporting the
existence of Israel as a State for Jews is a total betrayal of
fundamental American values.
Israeli History 101
By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, PhD
Chaim Weizmann (1874?-1952) was born in Motol, Russia and became a
British subject in 1910. During World War I, Weizmann discovered an
improved method of making acetone and butyl alcohol for explosives
to aid British war efforts. He was thus instrumental in securing
British government commitment to Zionism in the form of the Balfour
Declaration (which was secured in a letter addressed to Weizmann).
He also served as special advisor to the British Ministry of Supply.
For his efforts on behalf of the Zionist project he was rewarded by
becoming first president of the state of Israel.
David Ben-Gurion was born David Green in Plonsk, Russia (now in
Poland). He settled in Palestine in 1906. As chairman of the
Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine from 1935 to 1948, Ben-
Gurion directed all Jewish affairs to transform the country from
multi-ethnic/multi-cultural area to a Jewish state “to redeem its
Jewish nature”. His activities ranged from land development and
settlement of immigrants to secret activities against natives and
later (after the Palestinian revolt of 1936 jolted the British
rulers) against the British. Here is an excerpt from Rabin’s memoirs
about Ben Guion: “We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us.
Allon repeated his question, ‘What is to be done with the
Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture
which said ‘Drive them out!'” (Yitzhak Rabin’s memoires, leaked
censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times,
23 October 1979; Rabin’s description of the conquest of Lydda, after
the completion of Plan Dalet).
Moshe Sharett, 1894?1965, Born in Russia, originally named Shertok.
In 1906 he settled in Palestine where he was active in the labor
movement. In 1933 he became head of the political department of the
Jewish Agency for Palestine. Sharett was David Ben-Gurion’s closest
associate in the struggle for an independent Jewish state. In 1948
he was appointed foreign minister of Israel and from 1953 to 1955
served as prime minister. He resigned from the government in 1956.
Sharet sought to strengthen Israel’s position by statesmanship
rather than confrontation. His replacement as premier by Ben-Gurion
in 1955 and retirement in 1956 reflected the movement in Israel
toward confrontation that resulted in the 1956 Arab-Israeli War.
Levi Eshkol (1895?1969) was born Levi Shkolnik in Ukraine (then
under Russian control). In World War I he served in the Jewish
Legion, which supported the British forces in Palestine. He moved to
Palestine and helped build up the Haganah, the Jewish underground
organization that helped ethnically cleanse Palestine between 1947-
Golda Meir (1898-1978) was born Golda Mabovitz in Kiev, Ukraine. Her
family moved to Milwaukee in 1906. In 1921, she and her husband,
Morris Meyerson (the name was changed to Meir in 1956) settled in
Palestine. She once declared “There are no such thing as
Palestinians.” Her secret agreements with King Abdullah in 1947 was
instrumental in thwarting the formation of a Palestinian state and
in the Hashemite’s control over the area known as the “West Bank”
(see Avi Shlaim “Collusion across the Jordan”)
Menachem Begin was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia (now Brest,
Belarus). In the 1930’s, he became active in the Zionist underground
terror movement and moved to Palestine in 1942 whereupon he engaged
in terrorism including bombings in civilian areas. Wanted for murder
by the British mandate authorities. Once called
Yitzhak Shamir was born 1915 in Ruzinoy, a village in eastern
Poland. His last name was Jazernicki and he changed it. He joined
the Irgun Zvai Leumi, an underground Jewish terrorist group in 1937
and was involved in several terrorist attacks against civilians. In
1940, Shamir joined the more radical Lohamei Herut Yisrael (Israel
Freedom Fighters), or Stern Gang. He was twice arrested for his
terrorist activities by the British and fled to France in 1946. When
Israel was established, he came back and then worked for the Mossad,
Israel’s intelligence agency responsible for continuing terrorism
against the native Palestinians.
Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), was born in Jerusalem to Zionist settler
parents. In 1941, Rabin joined the Palmach, a unit of the Jewish
underground army in Palestine and was deputy commander of the
Palmach in 1947-1948 when the group engaged in ethnically cleansing
Palestinians (as Benny Morris documented expulsion of Palestinians
in the LOd and Ramle areas were carried out under Rabin’s command).
Famous as Israeli defense minister in the late 1980s for ordering
troops to “break the bones” of Palestinian demonstrators (mostly
children). Rabin stated that “The Oslo “Peace Process” is “A new
instrument for reaching traditional [Israeli] objectives” (according
to Uri Savir, his chief negotiator, from
http://www.fmep.org/reports/v10n3.html ). Henry Kissinger stated “I
ask Rabin to make concessions, and he says he can’t because Israel
is too weak. So I give him arms, and he says he doesn’t need to make
concessions because Israel is strong” (quoted in Findley’s
Deliberate Deceptions p.199). Yitzhak Rabin, once said (in the
Knesset): “For all its faults, Labor has done more and remains
capable of doing more in the future [in expanding Jewish
settlements] than Likud with all of its doing. We have never talked
about Jerusalem. We have just made a ‘fait accompli.’ It was we who
built the suburbs in [the annexed part of] Jerusalem. The Americans
didn’t say a word, because we built these suburbs cleverly.”
Ehud Barak, was born 1942 as Ehud Brog, son of East European
immigrants in Palestine. He later adopted the Hebrew name Barak
[meaning lightning]. He began his military service in 1959. He was a
member of a secret assasination unit that killed a number of
Palestinian political leaders in Lebanon (e.g. Beirut 1976) and
liquidating resistance in teh occupied territories. He was rewarded
by rising quickly through the ranks to become the youngest army
chief of staff in Israeli history.
Ariel Sharon (Arik Scheinerman) was born in British-ruled Palestine
in 1929 from Russian immigrant settlers. In 1953, he was asked to
set up a unit for “preemeptive strikes” across the borders.
This “unit 101” spread terror and murderous violence among the
Palestinian population to force them to flee from their homes and
land near the border. On October 14, 1953, Sharon committed a
massacre in the village of Qibya (then under Jordanianrule). Ben
Gurion lied when he said the massacre was committed by enraged
Israeli villagers (as later documents showed). 69 civilians (mostly
women and children) were murdered. In the early 1970s, his forces
were charged with the task of “pacifying” the recalcitrant Gaza
Strip. He imposed a brutal policy of repression, blowing up houses,
bulldozing large tracts of refugee camps, imposing severe collective
punishments and imprisoning hundreds of young Palestinians. The
whole area was effectively transformed into a jail. He was to become
involved in the settlements project, in founding Likud, and a number
of other “acheivements.” He was the archjitect oF Israel’s invasion
of Lebanon. His funded and armed a mercenary/proxy Phallange forces
committed the massacres at Sabra and Shatila for which he is being
indicted for war crimes. His crimes continue to date unchecked (both
Amnesty and Human Rights Watch stated that recent actions in teh
past two months amount to war crimes). See
Shimon Peres (1923 -) was born as Shimon Perski in Vishniva, Poland
(now Belarus). He and his parents came to Palestine in 1934 (under
British rule). He joined the underground Israeli forces, the
Haganah, and served as a chief of its manpower division in the
1940s. He is the architect of Israel’s nuclear program. Appointed in
1953 as dorector general of the ministry of defense, he immediately
started exploring teh nuclear development. In teh late 1950s and
early 1960s, Israel developed its nuclear program primarily with eth
help of France while maintaining the Peres doctrine of “ambiguity.”
The US and Britain and other countries looked the other way. He was
awarded (with Rabin and Arafat) the Nobel Peace Prize for their Oslo
accords. The Nobel committee members recently signed a letter
regretting their awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize (based on his
recent actions as member of the Sharon government).