Israeli HOLOCAUST in Palestine

When Theodor Hartzl, the ideological founder of the Zionist movements in the 1890s, was asked what he proposed to do with the indigenous Palestinian population when his "state of the Jews" become a reality, he replied, "We will quietly spirit them across the boarder".

"For Europe", Hartzl believed, "we would constitute a bulwark against Asia down there [in Palestine]; we would be the advance post of civilisation against barbarism".


The Fundamental Aim of Zionist Policy


The fundamental aim of Zionist policy in Palestine from 1917 to the United Nations-sanctioned partition in 1948 was the creation of this "bulwark", a colonial settler state with a population made up of the exclusively Jewish immigrants coming mainly from Europe.


The Palestinian Arabs were not simply to exploited economically. They were to be replaced by European Jewish settlers. The Israeli State was to be founded on the basis of the "ethnic cleansing" of Palestine of its indigenous Arabic-speaking inhabitants.

Joseph Weitz, the head of the Jewish Agency's colonization department, confirmed this in his 1940 diary. "It must be clear", he wrote, "that there is no room for both people's together in this
country … not one (Arab) village, not one tribe should be left"

The common Zionist argument- the Palestine was uninhabited land- is comparable to the doctrine of terra nullius which was employed by a different group of European colonists to justify the "ethnic cleansing" of the Aboriginal tribes from much of the Australia.

The Key Foundation of the Israeli Constitution

The key foundation of the Israeli constitution and declaration of independence is that Israel is a "Jewish state". The predominantly Muslim and Christian Palestinians living in Israel are in theory
Israeli citizens, but they can never enjoy the same rights as Israel's Jewish citizens.

The Zionist colonisation of Palestine is predicated upon anti-Arab racism.

The Zionist colonisation of Palestine is predicated upon anti-Arab racism. So accepted is this racism by Zionists that they have very little shame in openly expressing it. In October 1973, for example, British MP Robyn Maxwell-Hyslop told the House of Commons about the attitude of David Hacohen, at the time the influential chairperson of the Israeli parliament's foreign affairs committee:

"Six week after the (June 1967) war six honourable members of this house, six from each side, including myself, went to Israel and to Jordan as guests of these countries. There was a horrifying moment for me. We were all present as guests at lunch of the foreign affairs committee of the Knesset in Jerusalem. After lunch the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Knesset spoke with great intemperance and at great length to us about the Arabs.


"When he drew breath I was constrained to say, 'Doctor Hocohen, I am profoundly shocked that you should speak of other human beings in terms similar to those in which [Nazi Journalist] Julius Streicher spoke of the Jews. Have you learned nothing?" I shall remember his reply to my dying day. He smote the table with both hands and said, "but they are not human beings, they are not people, they are Arabs".





Since its formation in 1948, Israel has worked hard to portray itself as a beleaguered oasis of democracy in the Middle East, a tiny outpost of decency constantly and incessantly threatened by hordes of bloodthirsty Arabs who are blinded by their irrational hatred of Judaism that they refuse to leave the peace-loving Israel alone.



Criticism of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians is routinely branded as "anti-semitism". Zionist leaders have used the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis during the second world war to justify their own genocidal campaign against the indigenous Palestinian population.

Israel is a RACIST APARTHEID state

The Jewish state of Israel is a racist apartheid state. In the same way the apartheid South Africa was an attempt to build an anti-black, exclusively white-controlled state on African land, Israel is an attempt to build an anti-Arab, exclusively Jewish-controlled state on Arab land.


Mass Participation


The significance of this uprising can be seen in the mass participation in protests in the West Bank and Gaza, the concurrent and unprecedented uprising among Palestinians living in Israel and the large, and growing, expressions of solidarity from around the world.

The 1952 Law of Entry

Anti-Arab racism is Israel is not only expressed in the attitudes of Israeli Jews towards Arabs, but it is embedded in the Israeli legal system.

The 1952 Law of Entry, for example, states that whatever "does not hold an immigration visa or immigration certificate" can face immediate deportation by the interior minister or can be denied visa at any time.

But who is able to qualify for such a visa? The Law of Return restricts immigration visas solely to Jews. Palestinian refugees are therefore legally barred from re-entering Israel. The interior minister also has the ability to withdraw residence from non-Jews regardless of how long they have been living in Israel.

The 1952 Citizenship Law


The 1952 Citizenship Law is also discriminatory, in that it allows only Jews the right to retain their former citizenship after becoming Israeli citizens. The same law obliges non-Jews to renounce their former citizenship before becoming citizens.


Many discriminatory rulings have been delivered by Jewish Rabbinical courts which are recognised as part of Israel's judiciary. Under Jewish religious laws non-Jews are unable to validly testify in rabbinical courts.

"Harlot" (prostitute)?


A "Harlot" (prostitute) is designated in the Torah as any women who is not "a daughter of Israel" or who has sex with a man she is forbidden to marry. According to this interpretation, all non-Jewish women are considered "harlots" under the Jewish religious law.

Codified Racism


Under the Military Service Law am enumerator is appointed to call up draftees to be conscripted into the Israeli army. But the enumerator also has the authority to refuse to conscript certain people; i.e., Arabs Palestinians and therefore denied all benefits, access to many jobs and the right to lease homes or land controlled by government bodies, as it is stipulated that candidates must be draftees.

Israel was founded by driving out of some 850 000 Palestinians from the territory conquered by the Zionist state in 1948. The number of Palestinians living in refugee camps now totals more than 3 million. Why any Jew from anywhere in the world has the right to settle in Israel under the Law of Return. Israel refuses to even enter negotiations about allowing Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland.

Instead the refugees have been the target of further Israeli abuses of human rights such as when the Israeli army provided protection for and co-ordinated the ultra-right Phalange militia as it massacred over 2000 Palestinian women and children in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982.


Israel has dealt with the problem of refugees in the Gaza Strip by bulldozing refugee camps.


Under the 1948 UN-sponsored partition Israel was granted 54% of Palestine. The Palestinians reject the partition on the grounds that the setting up of the Israeli State would necessarily lead to the ethnic-cleansing of the local Palestinian population.


By 1948, Israel had taken control of 78% of Palestinian territory. Between 1948 and 1967 90% of Palestine had been grabbed by the Zionist state.

Before 1948 there were 475 Arab villages within the boarders of what became the state of Israel by 1973, 385 of these have been destroyed by the Israeli authorities. In 1948, the average amount of arable land for each Palestinian village was 923 hectares; by 1974 it had diminished to 202 hectares as a result of the expropriation of Arab land.

The majority of the expropriations were carried out within the framework of Israeli civilian law.

Laws with relatively benign sounding names such as the Law of Acquisition of Absentee Property. Emergency articles for the expropriation Uncultivated Lands, the Law for Acquisition of Land and
the Law for the Requisition of Land in Times of Emergency were passed in the early years of the Israeli state.

The Emergency Articles for the Exploitation


The Emergency Articles for the Exploitation of Uncultivated Lands were typically invoked after the military governor had designated a piece of land as a "defence area" to which civilians were denied access. The Palestinian owners of this land would be unable to farm it and so it would become fallow. The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture would then declare the land "uncultivated" and order its expropriation.


The Law of Acquisition of Absentee Property


The Law of Acquisition of Absentee Property gave the Israeli state the legal right to confiscate all Arab land unless the owners could produce documentary evidence showing they owned that land and also providing they had not left their residence between September 29, 1947 and September 1 1948 to go anywhere outside Jewish control. It was often impossible for many Arabs to prove land ownership as most land was never registered but had passed on through hereditary right.


Only for the Jews

By 1981 one third of the West Bank - conquered by Israel during its June 1967 war against Jordan - had been expropriated. Today 60% of land in the West Bank is owned by non-Arab Israeli settlers even though they constitute a tinny minority of the population.

In Gaza there are 6000 Israeli Jewish settlers living among a population of one million Palestinians. Yet 42% of the land in Gaza is owned by the Jews.


Ninety four percent of land in Israel is under the administration of the Jewish National Fund, a member of the World Zionist Organisation. This land can be leased only to Jews. Palestinians and all other non- Jews are excluded from leasing this land without exception.


No Conspiracy


Israeli settlements are continually being constructed in the occupied territories. They are often built on strategic sites which overlook Palestinian towns and villages. Israeli settlements now form a ring around Jerusalem, isolating the Palestinian population from the main Palestinian towns to the south: Hebron and Bethelehem.

The number of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories has increased from three at the end of 1967 to 195 today. New settlements continued to be constructed on Palestinian land throughout the so called "peace process".


The Israeli government has also pursued a grossly discriminatory water policy in order to control and enforce the dependence of Palestinians in the occupied territories. In Gaza in 1985, for instance, Israeli settlers consumed 2326 cubic meters of water per person; Palestinians were allowed to consume only 123 cubic meters per person.

Peace process?

During the "peace process" the Israeli government pursued the policy of "closure" around the occupied territories. Closure became a policy of segregation.

Eight road blocks were set up between Israel and the territories. Israeli settlers were allowed to pass through freely. Palestinians were not. These restrictions led to 90 000 Palestinians losing their jobs as well as they were prevented from traveling to Israel to work.

With the mass uprising in the occupied territories in 1987 – the intifada - the Israeli government begun to issue identification cards. These cards list a "nationality" - either Jewish, Arab, Druze, Circassian, Samaritan, Kara'ite or foreign.

The Jews should be Discriminated around the World! The purpose of the ID cards was to increase the ability of the Israeli government to restrict the travel of non-Jews. Palestinians living in the West Bank are routinely prevented from traveling to the Gaza Strip because they would have to travel through Israeli territory.

The cards also allow for discrimination against non-Jews when they apply at government offices for service regarding the acquisition of property, government support for young couples, educational curricula and government support for schools.


The Israeli Education System = Nazi System

The Israeli education system is totally Jewish and racist in content. Almost no Arab history is covered and there are no Arab textbooks in the Israeli curricula.

Palestinians also face significant barriers to gaining a university education. In 1969, out of the 37, 343 students in higher education, only 700 were Arabs.

Nazi = Israel

A key component of Israeli rule in the occupied territories has been to ensure that Palestinians remain economically dependent upon Israel. No significant industry has been permitted to develop in the West Bank or in Gaza.

Most industrial and agricultural development in Israel is the exclusive preserve of the quasi-official Jewish agency. The by-laws of the Jewish Agency prevent it from offering any services to non-Jews.

In consequences Palestinians are concentrated in the lowest paying jobs and from a super-exploited labour force for Israeli capital.


The Zionist Labour Movement


The Zionist labour movement, dominated by white European Jews, refuses to organize Palestinian workers. The Zionist labour movement fought strongly to exclude all Palestinians from employment in Israel in the years immediately following the founding of the Israeli state.



Today the occupied territories import 93% of the goods their inhabitants consume and export a mere 7% of what they produce. Palestinian exports to Western Europe have been banned so as not to compete with Israeli exports.

Israel has implemented a land tax, a value-added tax and export taxes upon Palestinians while subsidies and credit are made available to Jewish farmers and denied to Palestinians.

Electricity, sewerage, roads and water supplies are provided free to Israeli households whereas many Palestinian communities in Israel, let alone the occupied territories, have existed for decades without adequate services.

The occupied territories are economically depressed to the extent that 90% of Palestinian workers must travel to Jewish towns to find employment. In Gaza, one in five workers are unemployed.

Mother of all con

Yet, despite all the injustices and discrimination perpetrated by the Israeli state, Israel is far from an international pariah as was apartheid South Africa. As Elmer Burger, a Jewish-American Rabbi  explained: "Most of the world remains unaware of the dynamic of racial discrimination in the 'only democracy in the Middle East' because Zionism's propagandist rate with the world's best in phrasing plausible, even sympathy-attracting camouflage for the Israeli policies which flow from Zionism's racism; 'security', 'law and order', 'preventing fifth column sub-version'. Such verbal disguises restrain the faithful of the democratic tradition from insisting upon corrective action."

But this is only a partial explanation. The nature of the apartheid regime in Israel has also been obfuscated and white-washed with the help of the Western "democracies", including the United States and Australia, whose rulers consider it in their interests to support and protect Israel's abuses of the human rights of the Palestinian people.