The Locus of the Conflict in Palestine is in Washington DC
Editor’s Note: This is a valuable article, with loads of historical facts and perspective, but we differ profoundly with the author’s concluding remark that the US Congress supports, “probably unwittingly for the most part, the ethnic cleansing and the destruction of the Palestinian people.” The idea the US Congress, by 2013, does not realize that this is precisely what’s been going on for a long time is naive, at best. Second, witting or unwitting has little to do with US policy. A lot more has to do with unvarying imperial interests in the region, the complete disregard for victims of imperialism in general (more than a million and counting in Iraq alone, several million in Vietnam, to mention just a couple of examples), and the tremendous power of pro-Israel American Jewry in politics, media, propaganda, and finance. US politicians fear that power, and, opportunists to the core, do its bidding. Period. It must be noted, though, that it is precisely among Jews themselves that one finds the most courageous and articulate enemies of this criminal sham.—PG
Herzl: No nice way to do serious ethnic cleansing.
by WILLIAM JAMES MARTIN
The ideology, or political project, of Zionism which underlies the creation of the State of Israel had, in fact, a Christian origin rather than a Jewish one, as writings can be found dating from the 1500’s, written by Christian clergymen in England advocating the migration of Jews to the Holy Land.
The migration of Jews to Palestine was also advocated by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The first Jewish presentations of Zionism were written by Moses Hess in 1862 and 20 years later by Leo Pinsker, both of the Russian Pale, with each writer advocated a separate state for Jews. Continue reading »