Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism (Part 3)



Zionism as an Enemy of the Jews




The Zionists claim that they are the national liberation movement of the Jews. National liberations movements fight against imperialist control of their countries. Palestine was conquered by the British at the end of WWI. The Zionists rely on Balfour’s letter to Rothschild as proof of the legitimacy of Israel. What kind of national liberation movement relies on a letter of an imperialist foreign Minister?!


In October 2017, Israel celebrated the 100th anniversary of the conquest of Beersheba by the Australians. What kind of a national liberation movement celebrates the occupation of its country by the imperialists? The simple truth is that the Zionist movement is a movement of settler colonists that settled in Palestine with the help of the British imperialism.


The founder of the Zionist movement Theodor Herzl wrote in his Diary, page 68: "An idea rose on my heart to bring on anti-Semitism and to obliterate Jewish wealth.” In the complete diaries of Theodor Herzl (Vol. 1 / edited by Raphael Patai; translated by Harry Zohn) on page 83-84 we find:


"It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people they would vouch for the fact that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries that we leave. At first they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as stooges of the Jews. Later their fees will increase, and in the end we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies."


Herzl went to Russia after the pogrom of Kishinev in an attempt to strike a deal with the Czar. He was received by Sergei Witte, then finance minister, and Viacheslav Plehve, minister of the interior who was behind the pogrom. Herzl told von Plehve that Zionism will solve the "Jewish problem," as it will prevent Jews who from joining the revolutionary organizations. "Help me reach land sooner and the revolt will end. And so will the defection to the socialists." [21]


The collaboration of the Zionists with the Nazi regime prior to WII is well documented by Leni Brener’s book Zionism in the age of Dictators. This collaboration has been exposed in Israel itself. 


According to an article in Arutz Sheva in Israel from 26/12/2017.


"An auction will take place on Wednesday night at CollecTodo on the Bidspirit auction house's website, in which rare and fascinating items from the Holocaust period will be sold. Among other things, a rare medal from 1934 called "Nazi in Palestine" will be sold: A medal minted on the occasion of a series of articles "A Nazi goes to Palestine" published in the Nazi journal Der Angriff ("The Attack"). The medal is a memento of cooperation between the Nazi Party and the German Zionist Association, in favor of the joint goal of bringing German Jews to Palestine (the "transfer").


The center of one side sports a Star of David surrounded by the German caption "A Nazi going to Palestine" (Ein Nazi fährt nach Palästina). In the center of the other side is a swastika and the caption "and writes about it in Angriff" (Und erzählt davon in Angriff).


At the beginning of the period of Nazi rule in Germany, the Zionist movement tended to cooperate with the line taken by the Nazi regime at the beginning of its path - encouraging German Jewish immigration to Palestine. In the spring of 1933, the Union of German Zionists decided to contact elements within the Nazi party that might support the Zionist cause.


Kurt Tuchler, a German-Jewish jurist and judge who was a member of the German Zionist Association, appealed to Leopold von Mildenstein, head of the Jewish department of the SD (Nazi and SS Security Service), and asked him to write about the Jewish community in Palestine. In 1933 the two traveled together to Israel with their wives for a month, in order to allow von Mildenstein to be impressed by the flourishing Zionist enterprise.


On his return to Germany, von Mildenstein published a series of twelve articles accompanied with photographs about his tour of Palestine in the Nazi journal Der Angriff, the organ of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. The articles bore the title "A Nazi goes to Palestine." Goebbels issued the medal on the occasion of the article series." [22]


During those years the Zionists sold German commodities in the Middle East and opposed the boycott of Nazi Germany. During the war the Zionists opposed opening the gates to Jewish refugees in other countries as they wanted only Jewish immigration to Palestine.


In a letter to the New York Times from July 1987 we find: "In his review of Shabtai Teveth's ''Ben-Gurion: The Burning Ground 1886-1948'' (June 21) Martin Gilbert mistakenly reports that Mr. Teveth does not cite David Ben-Gurion's controversial remark to a 1938 Mapai Central Committee meeting: ''If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transferring them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not only the numbers of these children but the historical reckoning of the people of Israel.'' The quotation does appear (in a slightly different translation) on pages 855-56 of Mr. Teveth's text." [23]




Anti-Semitic Anti-Zionists




There are Anti-Zionists who are at the same time Anti-Semites. In practice they are giving ammunition to the Zionists who use them to prove that Anti-Zionism is Anti–Semitism. Among them are Atzmon and Shamir.


Gilad Atzmon is a former Israeli paratrooper, a well-known jazz player. He wrote: “How is it that America failed to restrain its Wolfowitzes? How is it that America let its foreign policy be shaped by some ruthless Zio-driven think tanks? How come alleged American „free media failed to warn the American people of the enemy within?” [24]


The current mess in Iraq is the direct outcome of Jewish political domination of the West for the last two decades.” [25]


Israel Shamir wrote on his web site about Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem:


"Jerusalem is first of all a symbol, and a potent one; the American recognition of Jewish sovereignty over the Holy City is a sign of the final Jewish victory over Christianity, and it is to be deeply regretted. Richard Coeur de Lion and Tancred would not understand this surrender of the city they fought for, but the times have changed. The Christians of yesteryear did not refer to Jews as their “elder brothers”. What began with Americans saying “Season greetings” instead of ‘Merry Christmas,’ ended with this shameful act of Christ denial.” [26]


However, these two are a minority among the left Anti-Zionists. As a matter of fact most left groups tend to capitulate to Zionism. In Israel, the Communist party supports the two states solution and Maavak Socialisti (the section of the pseudo-Trotskyist CWI) is calling for two "socialist" states. In other words they support the self-determination of the Zionists in spite of the fact that Israel’s very existence prevents the formation of a free Palestinian state while openly moving to create a single Apartheid state.




Anti-Jewish Sentiments Among Muslims




There are Muslims who manifest Anti-Semitism. However prior to the Zionist colonialists arrival to Palestine, Jews in the Muslim world were considered to be People of the Book and were given dhimmi status. They were afforded security against persecution but had to pay a special tax similar to the tax Muslim had to pay for helping the poor.


The Zionist occupation of Palestine and the wars between Israel and the Arab states created Anti-Semitic literature that tends to deny the Holocaust. Mahmoud Abbas the President of the PA in his book The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism wrote: "It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement, however, is to inflate this figure [of Holocaust deaths] so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure [six million] in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions—fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand." [27]


However, his tune soon changes as soon as Abbas was appointed the Palestinian prime minister in 2003: “The Holocaust was a terrible, unforgivable crime against the Jewish nation, a crime against humanity that cannot be accepted by humankind" "When I wrote The Other Side … we were at war with Israel. Today I would not have made such remarks". [28]


Anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Arab–Israeli conflict; there were pogroms against Jews prior to the foundation of Israel, including Nazi-inspired pogroms in Algeria in the 1930s, attacks on the Jews of Iraq and Libya in the 1940s.


In 1941, 180 Jews were murdered and 700 were injured in the anti-Jewish riots known as the Farhud. [29] Four hundred Jews were injured in violent demonstrations in Egypt in 1945 and Jewish property was vandalized and looted. In Libya, 130 Jews were killed and 266 injured. In December 1947, 13 Jews were killed in Damascus, including 8 children, and 26 were injured. In Aleppo, rioting resulted in dozens of Jewish casualties, damage to 150 Jewish homes, and the torching of 5 schools and 10 synagogues. In Yemen, 97 Jews were murdered and 120 injured. [30]


At the same time other Arabs protected Jews in North Africa under the rule of Italian Fascism. Robert Satloff discusses this question in his book Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands.


Today there are cases were some Islamists attack Jews in Europe because they hate Israel, but at the same time other Muslims denounce these attacks. For example, on April 27, 2018 Muslim women wore kippahs over their hijabs in solidarity with Jewish community after antisemitic attack in Berlin. [31]


In conclusion, Israel is not only an oppressive power that has ties to the far right in Europe, and its policies give ammunition to Anti-Jewish feelings, but in the long run a death trap for the Israeli Jews. To fight for the Palestinians right of self determination and at the same time for the safety of the Israeli Jews, another state must be founded through a revolution that will establish a democratic and red-socialist state from the river to the sea. A state that will open its arms to the Palestinian refugees. To fight Anti-Semitism it is necessary to fight against Zionism.










[24] Gilad Atzmon: The Wandering Who? Study of Jewish Identity Politics Winchester, UK: Zero, 2011.


[25] Gilad Atzmon, “Iraq, America and the Lobby,”, June 15, 2014




[27] Medoff, Dr. Rafael: "A Holocaust-Denier as Prime Minister of 'Palestine'?" (The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies)


[28] Interview with Mahmoud Abbas by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz. May 2003


[29] Zvi Zameret: "A distorted historiography", Haaretz, October 29, 2010


[30] ibid.