Saturday, December 12, 2015

Israeli Settlers: Symptom, Not Cause

While in general agreement with Professor Hal Wootten QC's opinion piece in yesterday's Canberra Times, Lessons that Tony Abbott failed, the following paragraph calls for correction:

"Right on the doorstep of Islamic State, a fanatical Jewish minority has hijacked Israeli policy towards Palestine on the basis of ancient texts claiming a gift of land from God thousands of years ago. The resulting intensive Jewish settlement of the West Bank has probably made impossible the obvious two-state solution to the difficulties created when the Christian West exported its Jewish problem to Arab land."

Political Zionist fanaticism didn't begin with the post-1967 colonisation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It has been with us since the very beginnings of the political Zionist movement in the late 19th century. Political Zionism was always a fanatical creed, and the unholy Zionist trinity of Herzl (1860-1904), Weizmann (1874-1952) and Ben Gurion (1886-1973) who drove it were all fanatics for whom Palestinian Arabs were nothing but obstacles on the path to an exclusively Jewish State.

The post-67 Israeli settlers are simply the heirs of the pre-67 Zionist kibbutzniks who drove 85% of Palestine's indigenous Arab majority out of 78% of Palestine in 1948, stole their homes and lands, and refused their return.

As for "hijacking Israeli policy towards Palestine," the invaders and occupiers of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip were all pre-67 kibbutzniks, and every Israeli government, Labor or Likud, has facilitated the rise and rise of the post-67 settler movement in the OPTs.

Nor did "Christian" Britain, which opened post-Ottoman Palestine up to political Zionist colons after 1917, "export its Jewish problem." Britain didn't have a Jewish problem to export. It did, however, create a Palestine problem which is still with us today. Its crime was to aid and abet the Zionist fanatic Chaim Weizmann in imposing Jewish colons on a vulnerable and unwilling Palestinian Arab population. As we know, it usually takes two to tango.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The 'fanatical Jewish minority' has hijacked the policy of the West, principally the English speaking West. Hence the fanatics took over Palestine by violence and deception, with the backing of Western and an assortment of other governments.

At the end of the 1800's the leaders of the 'Christian West' from London, Paris, Berlin and Moscow were threatened with demands and utter menaces from the early founder of Zionism Dr Theodore Herzl : "If our work miscarries, hundreds of thousands of our supporters will at a single bound join the revolutionary parties". The Czarist Russian Minister of the Interior, von Plehve, took fright on meeting Herzl and became a supporter of Zionism despite his reported anti-Semitism! To bad for the OTHER Semites. Herzl's trick, his chutzpah, was to exploit the claim that he spoke for all Jews. At that time Jews were fully emancipated everywhere in Europe except Russia.