Lines in the Struggle against Zionism
By Mauro Manno
At this point, the real dimension of the danger that
Zionism represents for peace and for human
coexistence should be clear. If the Jewish lobby
supporting it didn't exist, Zionism itself wouldn't
be such a big problem for mankind. Let's imagine for
a minute an isolated Israel, secluded in Palestinian
territory, hated by the Arabic people, despised by
democratic people and anti-racists around the world;
without any great power supplying it with weapons,
nor defending it; countless times condemned at the
UN (without the Usamerican vetoes); without the team
of journalists, newspapers, and televisions fighting
today tooth and nail to defend it.
The international community could have eliminated
the Zionism/Israel problem in a second with a UN
Resolution establishing a democratic state in
Palestine. The problem persists only because the
Usamerican-Israeli lobby — supported to a large
extent (although not by all of it) by the Jewish
community— has succeeded, according to the
words of Sharon, to "control" the Congress and the
Usamerican culture. This fact has created an
imperialist monster — by now most people call it "USrael"—
which has adopted the racist, colonialist and
warlike ideology of Zionism, especially with the
neoconservative Likudniks on the summit of the
Usamerican power and firmly heading the two
political parties of Congress.
What is left for the activist, for the democrat who
wants to fight against Zionism to do? What can
possibly be done against USrael and against the
dangers of the current war — more threatening day
after day — given the situation in the Middle East
and the possibility of an Israeli assault on Iran,
something that would drag Usamerica and Europe into
a generalized war?
First of all, to eliminate internal enemies. This is
a necessity and a characteristic of all struggles.
It is an absolute necessity because, internal
enemies, the gilders of the Zionist pill, paralyse
the struggle, they disparage the generous efforts,
they divert the fight from the right objectives,
they sabotage and they derail the train of the
struggle for peace. Who are the internal enemies?
They are all those:
1) sustaining that to attack Israel, Zionism or even
the Jewish lobby is "Anti-Semitism." You will
particularly find false anti-Zionists who say they
fight Zionism but at the same time defend the
"Israel’s right to exist" as a Jewish state, and
they deny the existence of the Jewish lobby; or they
accept its existence, but they do it only to
diminish its role and its power. Not by chance these
people are against the idea of a single democratic
state in Palestine.
2) sustaining that the people who condemn the Jewish
lobby and its power in Usamerica and in Europe
resort to the "theory of the Jewish plot," a secret
plot of the Hebrews to dominate the world. They
don't call it the "Elders of Zion" but the concept
is the same. Beware of those accusing the anti
Zionists of being supporters of the theory of the
"Jewish plot," because they are accusing them in an
indirect way of "anti-Semitism." There is no secret
Jewish plot. Everything happens in broad daylight.
The bond between Israel and the majority of the
Usamerican Jewish community is of course founded on
racist-ethnic-ideological relations, but also, and
above all, on material relations, because of the
common material interest that Israel and the lobby
draw from their control over the Usamerican
3) sustaining that the war in Iraq is not a Zionist
war to benefit Israel, a catastrophic war from the
point of view of the Usamerican people and of the
material interests of the US imperialism itself.
4) sustaining that the war in Iraq has been made for
US oil interests. Usamerica would have been able to
have more Iraqi oil, much more, by coming to an
agreement with Saddam Hussein, instead of imposing
sanctions which have limited the Iraq oil
exportations to less than 1/5. This is valid for the
war too. Due to the disorder and the sabotages, the
Iraqi oil production hasn't been able to take off.
The shortage of Iraqi oil in the world market brings
about the extraordinary increase of oil prices. We
thank Israel that the price of gasoline is sky-high.
And then, all those who:
5) speak of the "escalation of war-terrorism." These
words are dangerous. There is no war on terrorism.
It is a war against the peoples and the nations that
don't submit to USrael. A great part of what is
defined as "terrorism" are indeed liberation
struggles. The true terrorism is the aggression of
USrael against those peoples. In Palestine there is
no terrorism, there is resistance to the Zionist
expansionism. In Lebanon there is no terrorism, it
is the defense of the national community, the
desires of self-determination of the oppressed
and the resistance to the Franco-USA-Israeli project
to bring Lebanon in the western orbit, using the
Christian Maronites and Saudi Arabia against the
Shi’i majority (in strong demographic growth,
furthermore). In Afghanistan there is no terrorism,
but a struggle against a corrupt pro-western regime
imposed by the NATO. The government of Karzai
consists of heroin traffickers and of masters of
war. The outcast masses identified with the Taliban
resistance. In Iraq there is no terrorism, there is
a struggle against the Usamerican-British military
occupation. This struggle is destined to become
larger, gradually involving the
which until now has remained still, encouraged by
leaders who expect the Usamericans to eliminate the
Sunni resistance for them.
6) who openly or covertly sustain that a corrupt
secular regime is preferable to a popular, genuine
and anti-western Islamic government.
7) who directly or indirectly encourage or support
the war of civilization against Islam, defining it
as "repressive," "antifeminist," "fanatical,"
"violent," "expansionist," etc.
Beware of anybody in the ranks of the antiwar
movement or supporting Palestine sustaining and
spreading similar positions. They are the ones who
have made a movement which has involved millions of
people powerless, and that had enormous
potentiality. Those who consciously or unconsciously
have sustained (or still sustain) similar positions,
have acted (or act) according with a political line
settled by Zionism. The correct, winning line is the
one that carefully avoids all these traps and
Mauro Manno, Barbara Maseda and Mary Rizzo are
members of Tlaxcala (www.tlaxcala.es),
the network of translators for linguistic diversity.
This translation is Copyleft.