Is Zionism Racism?

“Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination,” reads UN General Assembly Resolution 3379. The measure was adopted 40 years ago, on Nov. 10, 1975, and the majority of the international community backed it. 72 countries voted for the resolution, with just 35 opposed (and 32 abstentions).

Although little-known in the US today (it is remarkable how effectively the US and its allies have rewritten history in their favor), UN 3379. “Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination,” made an indelible imprint on history.

The geographic distribution of the vote was telling. The countries that voted against the resolution were primarily colonial powers and/or their allies. The countries that voted for it were overwhelmingly formerly colonized and anti-imperialist nations.

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The resolution also cited two other little-known measures passed by international organizations in the same year:

  • the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity’s resolution 77, which ruled “that the racist regime in occupied Palestine and the racist regimes in Zimbabwe and South Africa have a common imperialist origin, forming a whole and having the same racist structure”; and
  • the Political Declaration and Strategy to Strengthen International Peace and Security and to Intensify Solidarity and Mutual Assistance among Non-Aligned Countries, which called Zionism a “racist and imperialist ideology.”

When the resolution was passed, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Chaim Herzog — who later became Israel’s sixth president, and the father of Isaac Herzog, the head of Israel’s opposition — famously tore up the text at the podium.

Herzog claimed the measure was “based on hatred, falsehood, and arrogance,” insisting it was “devoid of any moral or legal value.” Still today, supporters of Israel argue UN GA Res. 3379 was an anomalous product of anti-Semitism. In reality, however, the resolution was the result of international condemnation of the illegal military occupation to which Palestinians had been subjected since 1967 and the apartheid-like conditions the indigenous Arab population had lived under as second-class citizens of an ethnocratic state since 1948.

In 1991, resolution 3379 was repealed for two primary reasons: One, the Soviet bloc, which helped pass the resolution, had collapsed; and two, Israel and the US demanded that it be revoked or they refused to participate in the Madrid Peace Conference.

At the UN on Nov. 11, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Secretary of State John Kerry eulogized the late Herzog and forcefully condemned the resolution on its 40th anniversary.

John Kerry smeared Res. 3379 as “very anti-Semitic and against colonialism.”

In his 2,500-word statement, Kerry mentioned Palestinians just once, and only then as an extension of Israelis.

Sec. Kerry insisted “we will do all in our power to prevent the hijacking of this great forum for malicious intent” — a fascinating claim!

“BDS is very anti-Semitic and America will not stand for it.” -Sec. John Kerry

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Racism in Israel

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“When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.”
Quote by mintpress.com

Now, 2016, Israel did the same thing with Yemeni Jews. The IAF went to Yemen and airlifted them out of the country. There was a ‘reunion’ for them once back in Israel.

About thirty years after the first large groups of Ethiopians arrived, few in the community are celebrating. Israel’s black Jewish minority is plagued by poverty, crime and unemployment, and their brewing frustrations over racism and lack of opportunity have boiled over into an unprecedented outburst of violent protests against them, throwing rocks, other things, waving ‘ISIS-like’ flags, as well as the apartheid flag (flag of Israel), in their face and shouting the most vulgar of words at them.

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This has nothing to do with the Palestinians either, this is right in Israel, on the streets evangelical Christians pay for; and the PM, Benjamin Netanyahu get’s in on this himself, calling them vulgar names and best ‘a cancer.’

The unrest has laid bare the struggles of absorption and the rocky attempts of the state to integrate them into a society for which they were ill-prepared. Caught off-guard, Israel’s leaders vowed to respond to the community’s ‘grievances’ at a time but obviously never did, all you have to do is visit (not tour) Israel today to see racism and hear discrimination everywhere.

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Jewish State conflicts with Syria

Israeli-Syrian Border and Air Battle (Nov. 13, 1964)—Israel and Syria both claimed sovereignty over several Demilitarized Zones along their border.  These Zones were set up as part of the cease-fire ending the First Arab-Israeli War.  Israel attempted to farm the land in these Zones, while Syria developed a project to divert water from the Jordan River, which Israel shared with both Syria and Jordan.  Syrian forces often fired on Israeli tractors attempting to farm the Zones, while Israel looked for ways to interrupt the Syrian diversion project.  On Nov. 13, 1964, Syrian forces stationed on the top of the Golan Heights, a plateau overlooking Israeli territory in the Jordan River valley, fired on Israeli tractors.  Israeli forces returned fire.  Syrian artillery then targeted Israeli civilian villages.  Israel responded with air attacks on Syrian forces.  This battle resulted in 4 Israeli dead and 9 wounded.  Syrian losses included two tanks and machines involved in the diversion project. One result of this clash was Syria’s accelerated acquisition of more and better Soviet-made fighter planes. (Oren, 2001).

Israeli-Syrian Air Battle (July 7, 1966)—Responding to the continued fighting along the border, Israeli planes attacked Syrian forces, resulting in the loss of one Syrian MiG fighter plane

Israeli-Syrian Air/Sea Battle (Aug. 15, 1966)—After an Israeli patrol boat ran aground on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee (according to the 1949 cease-fire agreement, Israeli forces were not supposed to approach within 250 meters of the eastern shore, which was a Demilitarized Zone), Syrian planes attacked it.  Israel responded, shooting down two MiG planes

The Six-Day War (1967)–In a rapid pre-emptive attack, Israel crushed the military forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria and seized large amounts of land from each. Iraq also participated in the fighting on the Arab side. This war resulted in Israeli occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights region, which continues to the present.

The Yom Kippur (Ramadan) War (1973)–In a surprise attack launched on the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday (the dates also fell on the Muslim Ramadan holiday), Egypt and Syria attacked Israel. Despite aid from Iraq, the Arab forces failed to defeat Israel.

The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon (1982-1984)–In response to repeated guerrilla attacks by the PLO, which were launched from South Lebanon, Israel invaded with the intent of destroying Arafat’s forces. Syria, which maintained a large army in Lebanon, fought Israel and suffered an embarrassing defeat.

The Israeli-Lebanon Conflict (1978-Present).

Israeli Air Strike on Syria (October, 2003)– Israeli warplanes hit the Syrian village of Ain al-Saheb, near Damascus.

Israeli Air Strike on Syria (Sept. 6, 2007)—Israeli warplanes overflew northern Syria, dropping ordnance on a (publicly) unknown target. According to both the New York Times and ABC News, the target was a nuclear facility being built with North Korean aid and assistance.

As of April, 2010, tensions between Syria and Israel were rising, with Israeli sources indicating that Syria was transferring powerful Scud missiles to the Hezbollah Islamist militia in Lebanon. See an interesting article about the possible ramifications of this development toward a possible new Israel-Syria war at Plotting the Next Mideast War.

Nakba Day Border Incidents-on May 15 and June 5, 2011, Palestinian demonstrators demonstrated on the Syrian-Israeli border, and attempted to cross the border into Israel. Israeli security forces opened fire, killing several of the protestors. Syria claimed up to 23 were killed and hundreds wounded in the June 5 incident. Israel accused Syria of planning and instigating the incident to draw attention away from Syria’s own internal uprising.

Golan Heights Tensions (2012)–With the increasing violence of the Syrian Civil War, The appearance on November 3, 2012, of three Syrian tanks in the demilitarized zone near the UNDOF buffer in violation of the cease-fire agreement raised tension. Now almost 5 years later the conflict for the Golan because Israel wants to advance on Syria for the greater Israel.

Samson In The 21st Century

“Q. I have recently come across mention of “The Samson Option”. Would such action even be possible in light of prophecy? I can’t imagine it would, given that the inevitable outcome appears to be the complete destruction of both Israel and whomever she would attack in such an operation.

A. You’re right. The Samson Option is a reference to Samson, who after he was captured by the Philistines, caused an arena to collapse on Him and them, killing everyone including himself. (Judges 16:23-30) Modern Israel developed this option with the idea that never again would they allow themselves to be forced into the situation they faced at Masada in 70 AD where suicide was the only alternative to slavery. Instead they would launch weapons that would kill everyone including themselves.

Before God will allow the Israelis to exercise this option, He will intervene and save them. (One example of this will be the coming Battle of Ezekiel 38.) He’ll do this because He promised that after the 2nd re-gathering, they would never again be uprooted from the Land (Isaiah 11:11, Amos 9:14-15). The first re-gathering took place after the Babylonian captivity, and the 2nd officially began in 1948.”

That is a quotation from gracethrufaith.com.

Israel refuses to confirm or deny it has nuclear weapons or to describe how it would use them, an official policy of nuclear ambiguity, also known as “nuclear opacity.” This has made it difficult for anyone outside the Israeli government to describe the country’s true nuclear policy definitively, while still allowing Israel to influence the perceptions, strategies and actions of other governments.

Israel having nuclear weapons is, and has been known for quite some while now; however with the world superpower, America, on their side there is virtually nothing that can be done about it, America, trying to rid countries of nuclear weapons even ignores that crucial fact – one that could effect the whole middle east.

Deterrence Doctrine

Although nuclear weapons were viewed as the ultimate guarantor of Israeli security, as early as the 1960s the country avoided building its military around them, instead pursuing absolute conventional superiority so as to forestall a last resort nuclear engagement. The original conception of the Samson Option was only as deterrence. According to United States journalist Seymour Hersh and Israeli historian Avner Cohen, Israeli leaders like David Ben-Gurion (for which the airport in Tel-Aviv is named), Shimon Peres, Levi Eshkol and Moshe Dayan coined the phrase in the mid-1960s. They named it after the biblical figure Samson, who pushed apart the pillars of a Philistine temple, bringing down the roof and killing himself and thousands of Philistines who had captured him, mutilated him, and gathered to see him further humiliated in chains. They contrasted it with the ancient siege of Masada where 936 Jewish Sicarii committed mass suicide rather than be defeated and enslaved by the Romans.

As far as the quotation from gracethrufaith.com at the top, if the Jews really ever would really ever follow through with their nuclear threat, they would have no god intervening for them. Realistically, that is the most selfish thing ever. That’s all the Israeli Jews and European Jews of today share. Biblically, selfishness caused them all of their problems, and so it does today.

 

God Of Wrath & “Chosen People”

(Note: Wikipedia claims this land to have at that time been called Philistia, filistine, or Canaan.)

This gives a little insight into the mindset of the oppressors of the Palestinian people.

The book of Joshua presents most readers with a troubling question: how can a God of love command his followers to destroy an entire nation of people? He can’t, that’s NOT love.

The Canaanites had lived in their land for centuries before Joshua and his people came to claim it for themselves. Nonetheless, following divine orders, the Israeli soldiers “destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys” (6:21).

The God of Joshua also required a similar kind of wrathful judgment against his own people when they sinned. Following the battle of Jericho, a soldier named Achan took in plunder “a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels” (7:21). He did so in direct disobedience to the divine command that “All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury” (6.19).

For this sin, the Israeli army was defeated in the first battle of Ai. When Achan admitted his disobedience, he and his family were taken to the Valley of Achor where they were stoned to death and then burned (7:25).

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That is the loving God of the Bible, or Torah, that pushes Zionist Ashkenazi Jews to massacre the Palestinians in Palestine;  they think they have a right to Canaan/Palestine, that it is their divine calling before God to destroy all the inhabitants-just as the Israeli Jews were commanded by God to do in the old testament of the Bible.

(Ironically, for most Zionists the above is the only part of Torah they do believe, they want to claim themselves “chosen people.”)