Call from a Jew to all Jews who are not hostage to the pro-Israel lobby (Dr. Zambon, English version)
here you go with the English version of a great call by Dr. Giuseppe Leone Zambon, an Italian Jew to all his fellows who are not manipulated by Zionists.
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We had already published the Italian and German version some time ago, along with our interview to Dr. Zambon.
Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi – ProMosaik e.V.
PRIVILEGE OF BEING A JEW
can tell the truth; we can condemn injustice, nationalism and racism – of the
old and the new breed – without running the risk of being branded anti-Semitic
in front of the grandchildren of the very people who, back then in Europe, had
known nothing and said nothing.
don’t want our grandchildren to ask us one day: “Where were you when the Israeli army
massacred the Palestinian people?”
pain and rage we recognize that, after centuries in which we were the victims
of terrible oppression and persecution, the majority of the Israeli Jews are
now treating the Palestinian people according to the same all-too familiar
patterns of the very worst nationalism.
are especially horrified by the cynicism of those in Germany who justify their
solidarity with murderers à la Sharon through their alleged solidarity with the
victims of Nazi persecution.
point of fact, the majority of these gentlemen are the legitimate successors to
a political class that – then as now – stands on the side of the powers that be
for opportunistic reasons.
the solidarity with the Jews were genuine and not dictated by servility toward
the U.S., then gypsies, communists and all the other victims of Nazism would be
on the receiving end of the same solidarity but, as everyone knows, that simply
isn’t the case.
refuse to serve diligently as an alibi for the policies perpetrated by the
accuse those who are responsible for the drama that is currently unfolding in
fascists. Only in light of the Nazis’ crimes is it possible to explain how
Zionism could become a mass movement. Thanks to the founding of the state of
Israel, the “good” Europeans were able to both free themselves of our
“troublesome” presence and create, support and arm a powerful western
bridgehead to defend their own economic and strategic interests, which they saw
as being threatened by a growing Arab nationalism.
the “good” Israelis, and there was a demand for “reparations” for
the victims of Nazi atrocities, at the Palestinians’ cost. Thus, a new additional injustice was linked to the injustices and
atrocities of the past.
“unfortunately” supplanted in their hegemonic role by the U.S.A.
conceal their criminal collusion with the American “golden calf ” and their
supposedly new European “friends” behind the fig leaf of the sacred divine
promise to entrust the people of Israel with the land between the “Nile and
Euphrates rivers”. It is due to these promises that they arrogate to themselves
the right to deny the independence of the Palestinian state – a state that
would shrink to 22% of the area of the historic Palestine. They threaten to
drive out every last Palestinian, thus completing the job of shameless ethnic
cleansing that started 50 years ago. We are merely seeing a repetition in the
worst possible taste of the unfortunately well known slogan “God with us”!
understand the motivation of people who, in the course of history from Samson
up to the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto, have sacrificed their own lives in order
to claim their right to a life worth living.
discrimination, persecution and extermination in the past, while we are
presently in a position to condemn the so-called suicide attacks by Palestinians against unarmed civilians, we can also understand their motivation: the
same rage, the same desperation, the same lack of prospects that our people felt back when our present “friends” had forced
us into ghettos and put us into camps.
decisively the other murderer
their order – put down the uprising of the Warsaw ghetto with flame throwers;
on the huts of Vietnamese peasants in the liberated areas – with a simple push
of a button from their cockpit seats.
when the Israeli military today bombs the Jenin and Gaza camps from the land,
sea and air.
the current Israeli policies as inhuman, and ultimately also as anti-Semitic,
and not only because the Arabs are also Semites, as is well-known, but also:
anti-Arab policies openly and drastically conflict with the tradition of a
people and the principles of a religion which – over many centuries – has
provided unceasing evidence of love and respect for every human being, and thus
are destroying the essence of Judaism.
persisting in its repressive policies, is betraying our history and violating
the memory of the Shoah which taught us to
condemn any and all violence against the weak and to cherish the nobility of
those few who understood us and tried to help and rescue us. Never in a million
years could we have imagined that, within a single generation, our people would
manage to bring such a repressive state into being. We have now lost our
innocence; we have changed from victims into victimizers. We no longer have the
right to invoke the Holocaust without opening ourselves up to an accusation of
people’s right to exist is jeopardized in the long run, and not by a degraded
and martyred Palestinian people, but by its own policies.
of these policies. All over the world when imperialism chooses not to intervene
on behalf of a corrupt clique, some murderous generals or an unscrupulous gang
of racists, it sends its auxiliary forces such as Israel, which do the dirty
work eagerly and efficiently: “aid” is delivered, weapons are sold, police are trained, they work with
the secret services, such as the agents of the former racist South Africa, the
Congo of Mobutu or the worst Caribbean dictatorships.
and military protection of the U.S., the new “master of the world”, were to be
cut off at some point in the future, now that Israel has persistently and
consistently sowed so much hatred and spilled so much blood all over the world?
remained upright: Felicia Langer, Uri Avneri and many others, such as the 500
reservists of the Israeli armed forces who, despite
threats and reprisals courageously proclaimed: “We shall not continue to
fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate
an entire people”.
today, which gives us all hope that a peaceful coexistence between peoples,
religions and all people will be possible in Israel/Palestine one day.
Giuseppe Zambon, Publisher, Leipzigerstr. 24, 60487 Frankfurt