William Hanna: Widerspruch zwischen Zionismus und Antisemitismus

#GazaUnderAttack | Anti-Semitism: The Ultimate Zionist Weapon


Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,

in diesem Artikel, der heute auf
occupied Palestine veröffentlicht wurde, erklärt der Journalist William
Hanna ganz klar den völligen Widerspruch zwischen Judentum und
Zionismus, ein Thema, das auch unsere Redaktion von ProMosaik e.V. seit
Beginn des Krieges sehr stark hervorgehoben hat.
Der Staat Israel
widerspricht vollkommen der Ethik des wahren Judentums. Denn gläubige
Juden töten keine Kinder und rechtfertigen auch keinen Völkermord gegen
die Palästinenser und diesen Landraub, der seit Jahrzehnten weitergeht,
mit dem Recht auf Selbstverteidigung.

Der Zionismus will auch keinen Frieden, während das Judentum hingegen eine Religion des Friedens ist.

dürfen uns aber nicht mit dieser letzten Waffe des aggressiven
Zionismus täuschen lassen, der uns vorwirft, wir dürften nicht
antisemitisch denken. Denn wer antizionistisch denkt, ist kein Rassist
und auch kein Antisemit. Denn wer den Zionismus nicht anerkennt, liebt
das wahre Judentum.


Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi
Redaktion von ProMosaik e.V.


Differentiating between Zionism and Judaism requires recognition of
certain basic facts. To begin with, Theodor Herzl (the founder of
Zionism) was an atheist whose personal awareness of Jewishness appears
to have been awakened during the 1894 trial, wrongful conviction, and
imprisonment on Devil’s Island of Alfred Dreyfus, a French artillery
officer of Alsatian Jewish descent accused of spying for Germany. In his
diaries, Herzl makes no secret of his intention to use Jewish suffering
as a means of furthering Zionist ideology. His vision for a Jewish
state had nothing to do with “ … I will also bring them back to the land
that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it” (Jeremiah
30:3). Herzl actually considered various other locations such as Uganda
and Argentina for his Zionist state and his view of Zionism and Judaism
was more akin to that of Chaim Chassas who in 1943 in the Zionist
newspaper, Ha’Arutz, said:

“Zionism and Judaism is not one thing but two different
things. And of course two contradicting one another. Zionism starts at
the place where Judaism is destroyed … one thing is certain, Zionism is
not a continuation or healing of wounded Judaism, but rather an

Zionism has never had any qualms about the loss of Jewish lives so
long as that loss furthered the cause of Zionism. In the book 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis,
editor Lenni Brenner, uses actual historic documents to demonstrate the
betrayal of Jews by Zionists — before during, and after the Holocaust —
even to the extent of offering to fight for the Nazis on the
understanding that after Germany won the war, Zionism would be rewarded
with Palestine.

“If I knew that it was possible to save all the children
of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by
transporting them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for
before us lies not the numbers of these children, but the historic
reckoning of the people of Israel.” – from Israeli historian Shabtai
Teveth’s book on Ben-Gurion.

Zionist Apartheid Israel’s deliberate long-term policy of periodic
military attacks against the largely unarmed Palestinian people —
including the current cowardly and barbarous assault which even the
Nazis would have struggled to match — has absolutely nothing to do with
“self defence” because even the pitiful Hamas rocket attacks are
rendered ineffective by Israel’s American taxpayer-funded Iron Dome
Missile Shield. The real reason for such attacks is to fulfill Zionist
ideology by avoiding any kind of negotiated peace that might forestall
the illegal Israeli land grabs and ethnic cleansing required for the
creation of a “Greater Israel” devoid of Palestinians. To add insult to
injury, these unashamed Zionist savages also have the barefaced audacity
to refer to Palestinians as “animals” and to themselves as “God’s
Chosen People.” History has repeatedly shown that whenever one ethnic
group regards itself as being superior to others — be it a “Master Race”
or a “Chosen People” — then after much death and destruction it will
eventually perish as was the case with the Third Reich.
Zionist Israel’s evil racist intentions have remained constant ever
since its inception with its primary founder and first Prime Minister,
David Ben-Gurion emphatically stating that “We must use terror,
assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all
social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” This “Father
of the nation” and now (if there is an afterlife) guest of the Devil,
must be very proud of the tenacity with which his “God-Chosen”
compatriots have stuck to their task by pillaging and murdering their
way southwards into the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The successful selling to the world of blatant Israeli lies and
fabricated justifications has been achieved by an assault on all
possible fronts including the gross distortion of archaeological facts
and Biblical narrative.

“Appropriations of the past as part of the politics of
the present . . . could be illustrated for most parts of the globe. One
further example which is of particular interest to this study, is the
way in which archeology and biblical history have become of such
importance to the modern state of Israel. It is this combination which
has been such a powerful factor in silencing Palestinian history.” –
Keith W. Whitelam1
“De-Arabizing the history of Palestine is another crucial element of
the ethnic cleansing. 1500 years of Arab and Muslim rule and culture in
Palestine are trivialized, evidence of its existence is being destroyed
and all this is done to make the absurd connection between the ancient
Hebrew civilization and today’s Israel. The most glaring example of this
today is in Silwan, (Wadi Hilwe) a town adjacent to the Old City of
Jerusalem with some 50,000 residents. Israel is expelling families from
Silwan and destroying their homes because it claims that King David
built a city there some 3,000 years ago. Thousands of families will be
made homeless so that Israel can build a park to commemorate a king that
may or may not have lived 3,000 years ago. Not a shred of historical
evidence exists that can prove King David ever lived yet Palestinian
men, women, children and the elderly along with their schools and
mosques, churches and ancient cemeteries and any evidence of their
existence must be destroyed and then denied so that Zionist claims to
exclusive rights to the land may be substantiated.” – Miko Peled, Israeli peace activist and author (Born Jerusalem, 1961)

The most successful Zionist ploy has been to equate itself with
Judaism and to hijack and hide behind Judaic aspects starting with
sacred emblems such as the Menorah and then to demean the memory of the
Holocaust whose constant, cynical invocation is used to silence
criticism of barbaric Israeli crimes and even to evoke illusionary
justification for the cold, calculated genocide of the Palestinian

“Israelis and American Jews fully agree that the memory
of the Holocaust is an indispensable weapon — one that must be used
relentlessly against their common enemy … Jewish organisations and
individuals thus labor continuously to remind the world of it. In
America, the perpetuation of the Holocaust memory is now a
$100-million-a-year enterprise, part of which is government funded.”

According to Israeli author Moshe Leshem, the expansion of Israeli
power is commensurate with the expansion of the “Holocaust” propaganda2

“Ever since the Jews invented the libel charge of “anti-
Semitism” in the 1880s. It was first published in the Jewish
Encyclopedia (1901 Vol. 1, p. 641), and has been built up with Jewish
money, organizations, propaganda and lies (such as the Holocaust —
Holohoax), so that now the word is like a snake venom which paralyses
one’s nervous system. Even the mention of the word “Jew” is shunned
unless used in a most favorable and positive context.” – Charles A.

The continued use of “anti-Semitism” as a weapon against its critics —
even to the extent of the recent invention of a “New anti-Semitism” —
is essential for the survival of Zionism because it serves to deflect
attention from the lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, war
profiteering, blatant violations of international law, and barbaric
crimes against humanity. Yet despite such overwhelming and irrefutable
evidence of Israel’s unabated criminality, Jews everywhere continue to
decline from equating Zionism with Judaism, and most of those who do
recognise the difference, lack the courage to say so; the corporate mass
media continues to refuse to do the right thing by unconditionally
reporting the facts; so-called political leaders — led by Israel’s
“Uncle Tom” Barack Obama and Canada’s noxiously obsequious Prime
Minister, Stephen Harper — continue with blinkered eyes to fawn over and
commend Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people; and as for
the most of the rest of us, by quietly accepting Israel’s propaganda
lies, we become complicit in its crimes while obediently supping from a
Zionist trough that is overflowing with Palestinian blood.

  1. The Invention of Ancient Israel: the Silencing of Palestinian History, Routledge, London, 1996. []
  2. Balaam’s Curse: How Israel Lost its Way, and How it Can find it Again, Simon & Schuster, 1989. []
  3. Who is Esau-Edom?, Weisman Publications, 1966. []