I have an extensive archive containing my articles and
discussions on the Palestine issue. The people I have dialogued
with range from Orthodox Jewish Zionist, Palestinians to Liberal
Jews that supposedly sympathize with the plight of the
Palestinians. Throughout these discussions, is the idea that
anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are mutually exclusive and that
anti-Semitism hurts the Palestinian cause. The idea is laughable
on the face of it. Did anti-Hun propaganda hurt the British
cause in WW1. Does anti-Islam rhetoric hurt the Israeli cause?
Did anti-Japanese propaganda hurt the US cause in WW11? Yet it
is suggested that anti-enemy propaganda is detrimental the
Palestinian cause. Why?
Now it is an open secret. Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.
"Of course, even if none of this were true, efforts to single
out Israel as uniquely evil in the world or to rationalize
attacks on Jews as merely emotional reactions to the heated
politics of the Middle East are absurd and dangerous."
ADL's Foxman. (1)
But Foxman is being coy here, as a group, Jews form a horizon to
horizon Phalanx of Stars of David. So why is he complaining? It
is clear that his `Jewishness' is code for `Zionist'. Is he
complaining that the cat is out of the bag, or because he is
intent on defending Zionism, not Judaism? Does it really matter
if the Palestinians suddenly discover their anti-Semitism? Does
it matter if Palestinians think bad things about Jews in
general? The idea that your enemies should love you while you
hate them is very Jewish. Palestinians are the enemy that should
love, while they are hated.
It is a given that while many, if not the majority of Jews,
would not describe themselves as Zionist, the vast majority of
them would uphold the legitimacy of a Jewish State. The concept
of a "Jewish State" is by itself Racist, despite repeated and
erroneous assertions that it is not - based on the fallacious
"argument" that the Jews are not a Race. A "Jewish State" is at
the core of Zionism. In fact it IS Zionism.
So while these self-same Jews would decry the use of "Racism"
inherent in anti-Semitism, they would uphold the legitimacy of a
racist ideology. An observer would say they are trying to disarm
their opponents, under the guise of championing their
"legitimate" cause. This is cooking the goose while rooting for
Nobody wants to be Racist. But it appears that Racism is
legitimate, so long as it can be cloaked in a web of myth, spun
to the n'th degree, and disguised as remedial psychology. The
bleeding country is mired in racism. Racism against Asians,
racism against Eastern Europeans, Racism against Arabs, Racism
against Falashas and Racism against Arab Jews! The big crime
there, naturally, is racism against the Ashkenazi. It is
perplexing how this single strand of Racism, in a sea of Racism,
will tilt the balance of the Palestinian struggle into
illegitimacy. Palestinians they are too decent, if you ask me.
But this is considered to be a virtue, after all, Palestinians
need to win the support of the `International Community'.
On the face of it, this would appear to be correct. However, I
have my doubts as to what you mean by "International support".
The Palestinians have had International Support for decades now,
as evidenced by the many General Assembly resolutions that
overwhelmingly support their position. What is really meant is
the support of the US and to a lesser degree, Great Britain. The
support of the US is extremely subject to manipulation by public
propaganda. Anti-Semitism is a first order issue for the Jewish
community. It is less important for Americans in general.
Palestinians don't hate Jews as a race. The simply hate being
the victims of a Jewish Martyr complex that sought to sublimate
them and submerge them as a people. The overriding justification
for their oppression is the Holocaust and an alleged pervasive
anti-Semitism. The Holocaust as ideology and the concept of a
pervasive anti-Semitism is without doubt the underlying cause of
the Palestinians misfortune.
Given this circumstance, the choices are whether one feeds the
monster that devours you, or one kills it. I don't think they
have any other choice but to become extremely anti-Semitic, even
it goes against their historical nature. It is imperative that
the Palestinians adopt a discourse that undermines the
foundations that prop up their oppression. If the weapon is
effective, it needs to be combated, not enhanced They can become
nice people again when they are free.
It is a moral imperative to be anti-Semitic. Jews as a group
need to understand that Israel leaves an odious stench on their
collective image. Fortunately it is not hard to alarm Jews as to
the perils of anti-Semitism. One merely needs to use the word
"Jews" twice in one sentence.
The conflict is built almost entirely of propaganda. In the
West, Israeli propaganda for a long time was the only show in
town. Only recently has Palestinian propaganda begun to break
through. Yet, their condition has worsened the more their
message has emerged. The propaganda that is employed by the
Palestinians is constrained by the need to penetrate an almost
entirely Israeli- centric media. With very few exceptions, they
get almost no positive coverage in the Western media. Yet, their
profile has risen a hundred-fold in the West over the past few
years. They are clearly not winning hearts and minds through the
Western Mainstream Mass media. They are winning hearts & minds
via the myriad grassroots groups and Internet sites that have
proliferated after the outbreak of the Intifada.
Clearly the Palestinian struggle is the biggest niche struggle
in the West. It is suggested that they can hope to win hearts
and minds on a mass scale there. I seriously doubt that this is
the case and is a waste of resources. The Palestinians will win
this by being uncompromising until the majority of Israeli's see
the light. The Palestinians should not be expected to stroke the
Israeli or wider Diaspora psyche' with misguided "understanding"
of their deeper insecurity and emotional distress at
I see many people calling for the Palestinians to dump "anti-
Semitism" and the "Protocols". What a load of junk! It is anti-
Semitism to kill your enemy? Iraqi's that attack US soldiers are
anti- American? The Lebanese Shi'ites were anti-Semitic for
resisting Israeli occupation? This is just more Zionist
propaganda coming from ostensible allies. The Premise is false,
the Palestinian hate their enemies because they are their
enemies and not because they are Jews. It is clear that they
make distinctions between those Jews that are sympathetic and
those that are not. However, when Jews infiltrate their struggle
by ostensibly providing activist support, they have a marked
tendency to hobble legitimate resistance activity. I question
the motives of these people. Are they advocating what is good
for the Jews, or what is good for the Palestinians?