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"Zionist" is what people call themselves who believe that there should be a Jewish state in Palestine, and Zionism is the name of the movement that pursued the objective of creating a Jewish state as far back as 1897. The articles and links below explain how Zionist leaders, going back to World War II up through the present time, have attacked both ordinary non-Jews and ordinary Jews as well. Zionist leaders, for example, sabotaged rescue efforts of Jews during the Holocaust whenever the rescue did not entail sending Jews to Palestine. Zionist leaders are so contemptuous of the welfare of ordinary Jews that it is fair to accuse them of being anti-Semitic in the sense of anti-Jewish. Zionism is entirely an anti-working class ideology whose leaders have in the past and still today attack working people whether they are Jewish or not. To be for equality under the law, regardless of religious belief, means to be opposed to Zionism. This is why Jews as well as non-Jews are speaking out against Zionism.
Bibliography about Palestine and Israel, with both pro- and anti-Zionist authors
For an introduction to understanding the conflict in Palestine, please read this: The Root of the Mid-East conflict and the reason our government supports Israel's government, notes for the speech given by John Spritzler at the Watertown public library
THE TWO FUNDAMENTAL REASONS THAT ZIONISTS GIVE IN DEFENSE OF ISRAEL REMOVING MOST NON-JEWS FROM ISRAEL AND REFUSING TO LET THEM (THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES) RETURN ARE: #1) THAT GOD GAVE THE LAND TO THE JEWS AND #2) THAT JEWS CANNOT LIVE SAFELY IN THE WORLD UNLESS THERE IS A JEWISH STATE WITH A LARGE MAJORITY JEWISH POPULATION ACHIEVED AND GUARANTEED BY WHATEVER IS NECESSARY, EVEN IF IT REQUIRES (AS IT DOES) VIOLENT ETHNIC CLEANSING OF NON-JEWS. TO SEE THAT #1 IS FALSE, GO HERE; TO SEE THAT #2 IS FALSE, GO HERE. ZIONIST LEADERS HAVE NOTHING BUT CONTEMPT FOR ORDINARY JEWS AND HAVE BETRAYED THEM HORRIBLY SINCE THE DAYS OF THE HOLOCAUST; TO SEE THIS GO HERE. (This paragraph is a single webpage here, for easy posting.)
Israeli historian Benny Morris denies the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, but his own research shows that this was indeed how Israel came into being, by Jeremy R. Hammond | Nov 14, 2016, in Foreign Policy Journal
Video: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine ( a talk by Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian and author of the book bythe same title.)
The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi, an Iraqi Jew who moved to Israel as a youth, shows how Zionists in 1950 killed Iraqi Jews with bombs to make them think antisemitism was endangering Jews in Iraq and that Jews could only be safe in Israel.
Israeli laws that discriminate against non-Jewish citizens of Israel.
Video: Issues Related to a Jewish State in Palestine: Audio/Visual file of a speech by John Spritzler at the Walpole, MA, Public Library, Nov. 7, 2005 (This takes a couple of minutes to load. This can be viewed by downloading the free media player at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/9series/default.aspx . Also, if the video disappears when you adjust the volume, try changing from full to partial screen mode which, oddly enough, restores the video.)
Video: Miko Peled, the General's Son, debunks Zionist myths.
Video: Fmr. IDF Soldier Calls on Americans to Stand Up to Israel War Crimes | Interview with Eran Efrati
Video: Auschwitz Survivor on Palestine
Holocaust scholar and director of Hebrew University's Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry: 1932 Is Already Here
IS IT ANY WONDER THAT NON-JEWS IN PALESTINE ARE ANGRY AT HOW ZIONIST JEWS SUCH AS THE SEPHARDI CHIEF RABBI TREATS THEM?
Sephardi chief rabbi says non-Jews forbidden from living in the Land of Israel
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef argues that Jewish law prohibits non-Jews from living in Israel unless they have accepted Noachide laws, adding that some non-Jews live in Israel to serve the Jewish population.
By Haaretz | Mar. 28, 2016 | 3:51 AM | 26
Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Saturday night that many non-Jews should be forbidden from living in the Land of Israel according to Jewish law.
In a recording of Yosef’s weekly Saturday night lecture obtained by Channel 10, the rabbi can be heard saying, “According to Jewish law, it’s forbidden for a non-Jew to live in the Land of Israel – unless he has accepted the seven Noachide laws.”
“If he’s not willing to accept one of them, [which is] not to commit suicide, if he’s not willing to accept this, you send him to Saudi Arabia,” Yosef continued, apparently referring to suicide attackers.
The seven Noachide laws include prohibitions on idolatry, blasphemy, murder, illicit sexual relations, stealing and eating the limb of a living animal, plus a positive commandment to establish court systems.
“If our hands were strong, if we had governing power, then non-Jews shouldn’t live in the Land of Israel,” Yosef added. “But our hands aren’t strong. We’re awaiting our righteous Messiah, who will be the true and complete redemption, and then they’ll do this.”
The reason some non-Jews are allowed to live in Israel, Yosef continued, is to serve the Jewish population. “Who will be the servers? Who will be our assistants? Therefore, we leave them here in the land,” he said.
Video: Ordinary Jewish Israelis in an Israeli store objecting to a shop-owner's refusal to sell to a non-Jew, in a "hidden camera" experiment. (This video was made by people who argue, without any basis in fact, that Jewish Israelis are more tolerant than non-Jewish Arabs; but regardless of their motives, the video is quite interesting.)
Being a Jewish Woman in Palestine: Answers to Three FAQs, by Katarinaanya
The Dispossessed: Sixty-seven years ago, Israel created a Jewish state, and my grandmother was made homeless. By Saleem Haddad
Video:Amnesty Report Visualizes Israel's War Crimes. Published on Jul 29, 2015. A joint study by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture reconstructs Israel's four-day bombardment of the city of Rafah in Gaza.
Dear Palestinians: We Don't Need a State Under Existing Circumstances, by Khalid Amayreh
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Debunking the pro-Israel mythology that the elite use to attack equality and solidarity and democracy in the U.S. and Middle East.
- Interview with Ilan Pappé: “The Zionist goal from the very beginning was to have as much as Palestine as possible with as few Palestinians in it as possible.
- The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi ["I write this article
for the same reason I wrote my book: to tell the American people, and especially American Jews, that Jews from Islamic lands did not emigrate willingly to Israel; that, to force them to leave, Jews killed Jews; and that, to buy time to confiscate ever more Arab lands, Jews on numerous occasions rejected genuine peace initiatives from their Arab neighbors. I write about what the first prime minister of Israel called 'cruel Zionism.' I write about it because I was part of it."]
- Video of Zionist ethnic cleansing going on today in Palestine, carried out by the Israel government that once claimed to have "made the dessert bloom" but now uproots trees Palestinians depend on for their livelihood.
- "WEXNER ANALYSIS: ISRAELI COMMUNICATION PRIORITIES 2003" This is a professional consulting firm's recommendation to the Israeli government about how to do propaganda in the United States. The only sense in which it reflects the views of New Democracy is that we agree that the Israeli government uses lies and deception to fool people into supporting it's ethnic cleansing practices.
- Antiwar Statement of Yair Khilou, imprisoned for refusal to serve in the Israeli Army. (From New Profile).
Articles by Dave Stratman
Articles by John Spritzler
Turn the World Upside Down (John Spritzler's blog #1)
End Class Inequality (John Spritzler's blog #2)
We CAN Change the World: The Real Meaning of Everyday Life by Dave Stratman
The People as Enemy: The Leaders' Hidden Agenda in World War II by John Spritzler