Palestine and Zionism

 

 

The History of Oppression of the Palestinian People. A Critical Account of the Myths of Zionism

 

By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Section of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency in Israel / Occupied Palestine), April 2019, www.thecommunists.net

 

 

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Contents

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

Part I

 

 

 

I. The Zionist Myths about the Jews

 

The Zionist Myth: Palestine belongs to “God’s chosen people”

 

The Patriarch Abraham

 

The Myth about Moses

 

King David

 

The People of the Second Temple

 

 

 

II. The Zionist Myth about the Palestinians

 

The UN Partition Plan in 1947

 

Genetic Evidence?

 

 

 

III. The Arabs Connection to Palestine

 

The Real History of Palestine

 

The Christians in Palestine

 

Palestine under the Moslems

 

The Crusaders

 

Palestine under the Ottomans

 

 

 

Part II

 

 

 

IV. Zionist Colonization

 

Zionism and British Imperialism

 

The 1929 Clashes

 

 

 

V. The Creation of Israel and the Expulsion of the Palestinians

 

The War of 1948

 

The Zionists Aim in the 1948 War

 

Stalinism supported Israel’s reactionary war in 1948

 

The Palestinian Refugees

 

The Jewish Refugees

 

 

 

VI. Israel as a Colonial Settler State and the Palestinians’ Resistance

 

The Military Regime

 

The War of 1956

 

The War of 1967

 

Why war?

 

Alone in the war?

 

The “Miracle”

 

The War of 1973

 

The PLO

 

The Left Fronts

 

Land Day

 

The First Intifada

 

The Oslo Agreement

 

The Wars in Lebanon

 

The Occupation of 1967

 

Gaza

 

 

 

VII. The Solution

 

 

About the Author

 

Tables

 

Table 1. Share of Palestinian vs. Jewish land ownership as of April 1st, 1943

 

Table 2. Population Growth in Palestine, 1922-1946

 

Table 3. Statistics: Total Casualties, Arab-Israeli Conflict

 

Table 4. Palestinians killed in the Occupied Territories (including East Jerusalem)

 

Table 5. Israelis killed in the Occupied Territories (including East Jerusalem)

 

Table 6. Palestinians within the Green Line

 

Table 7. Israelis killed within the Green Line

 

 

 

Maps

 

Map 1. British Promises of Arab Independence (1915)

 

Map 2. Arab Countries Occupied by Britain and France after World War One

 

Map 3. Palestinian Loss of Land 1946 - Present