Zionism in America"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews."Albert Einstein
Overview: the Cost of Israel to the American People


Donald Dinelli, M.A.

Lobbying: Zionist money in WashingtonIn the Beginning

Zionism is a movement started, partly in response to Russion pogroms, by a number of European Jews in the 1890's. At the first Zionist conference which was convened in 1897 in Basel, Switzerland, and lead by Theodor Herzl, a tenacious, Austrian Jew, the 197 Jewish delegates passed the following resolution: "Zionism seeks to secure a publically recognized, legally secured home in Palestine for the Jewish people."1 These Jews formed an organization called the World Zionist Organization, later just called the Jewish Agency or Jewish Committee. By 1914 the Zionists had 127,000 dues paying members world-wide.2 Today, you can find a chapter of the Jewish Agency in every Jewish community throughout the world.

Without delay the Zionists set out to implement their mission of removing Palestinians from the land. They set up "the Fund" or "the Jewish National Fund" to buy land from under the Palestinians' noses and deposited it in a trust which allowed only Jews to use or rent it. Most Palestinians at this time were peasants working the land of rich, absentee, Arab landlords. Theodor Herzl avowed: "We shall try to spirit the penniless (Palestinian) population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in Palestine ... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly," 3 From the beginning of Zionism this was the essence of Zionist policy: use Jewish money, collected from throughout the world, to run the Palestinians out of Palestine by buying their land and/or their jobs. If that didn't work the Zionists would use the money to terrorize the Palestinians into fleeing or kill them.

Out of a population of 1,000,000 people in 1897 Palestine, only 5% - 50,000 - were Jewish. Those few Jews reacted negatively to Zionism. They neither saw the need for a Jewish state in Palestine, not did they want to exacerbate relations with the Palestinian Arabs. At this time in the Holy Land, religions lived together in relative harmony - a harmony only disrupted when the Zionists began to claim that Palestine was the 'rightful' possession of the 'Jewish people' to the exclusion of its Muslim and Christian inhabitants.

Zionism and the Media

Zionist infiltration of our government
9/11 and Israel
Israel, the instigator of the Iraqi War
Zionist Spies and the U.S.
UN and Israel
Obama and the Zionists
Zionism in Palestine
Poem "Palestine"
Israel's Apartheid System
The Apartheid Wall
Maps-Palestine & Israel
Nakba / Right of Return
Peace Issues / The Road Map
Video: "Zionist War Crimes"

In 1919 Ben-Gurion, who later would become the first prime minister of Israel, saw that the Zionists were creating a problem with no just solution. "No solution! There is a gulf, and nothing can fill this guilt ... I do not know what Arab will agree that Palestine should belong to the Jews. ..We, as a nation, want this country to be ours; the Arabs, as a nation, want this country to be theirs." Later, during the Arab revolt of 1936-39 against this takeover, Ben-Gurion continued: "This is an active resistance by the Palestinians to what they regard as a usurpation of their homeland by the Jews ... But the fighting is only one aspect of the conflict, which is in its essence a political one. And politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves." 4 He proceeded to strengthen the Jewish terrorists organizations like the Irgun with more guns and explosives so that they could, with bullets when necessary, force the Arabs into relinquishing their ownership of Palestine.

In 1938, he was most explicit on what land the Zionist intended to take and make part of "Greater Israel." "The boundaries of Zionist aspiration," he told the World Council of Poale Zion is Tel aviv, "include southern Lebanon, southern Syria, today's Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan (West Bank) and the Sinai."5

Later he continued, "After we become a strong force as the result of the creation of the state, we shall abolish partition (the UN's partition which created Israel and left some of Palestine) and expand (Israel) to the whole of Palestine. The state will only be a stage in the realization of Zionism and its task is to prepare the ground for our expansion. The state will have to preserve order - not by preaching but with machine guns."6 As to the Palestine inhabitants who are in the way of all this expansion, his answer was always, "Drive them out."7

Zionists are terrorists. Their movement is a terrorist movement continuing today. Israel practices state terrorism as it implements these Zionist plans.

Israeli Zionism Now

No one can understand the Palestinian vs Israeli conflict today, if they do not understand Zionism - it's history, policy, and methods. Zionism is essentially Jewish nationalism rooted in 19th century racist, colonialist thinking gilded over with a "religious" patina. The policy which the state of Israel is executing today is nothing more than a continuation of that Zionist policy begun in 1897. Listen:

  • "We cannot make peace with the Palestinians until we reduce the Population of the West Bank by 50 percent." says Labor's Dr. Ephraim Sneh, a minister in Sharon's Cabinet. (August 2002).
  • Approximately 80,000 Palestinians have left the West bank and Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year (August 2002), a rise of 50% compared to last year, says a senior Palestinian authority official. Today, there are over 4,000,000 Palestinian refugees - Palestinians Israeli Zionists drove out of Palestine one way or another during the past one hundred years.
  • According to a U.S. government report in 2002, 70% of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are now living below the poverty line; unemployment has risen to 50% while there are a minimum of 300,000 non-Palestinian foreign workers in Israel. (Unemployment rose to 80% in 2003.) Israel will not let Palestinians leave the occupied territory and go to work in Egypt, where many of them have jobs, or Israel where they had jobs.
  • In a 21 month period in 2002 Israel has murdered over 1,450 Palestinians, 240 of them children. Over 23,000 Palestinians have been injured.
  • By now 90% of the land in Israel proper is held under: "restrictive land covenants" barring non-Jews, even those with Israeli citizenship from owning the land or from earning a living on it. Yet, according to Israeli law, a Jew from anywhere in the world can come to Israel and automatically be a citizen with the right to own land.
  • Israeli Prime Ministers, repeatedly acting against international law, have encouraged more and more Jews to establish illegal settlements in Palestine. Today, while these settlers take up 1.7% of the West Bank, they control 41.9% of the land in the West Bank through a system of Jewish local and regional councils Zionist Israel has set up in Palestine.
  • Israel's Labor Party platform in 1984 had the "Four No's" in it: 1) No to a Palestinian state, 2) No negotiation with the P.L.O., 3) No return to the 1967 borders, and 4) No removal of any settlements.
  • And now the Israeli Zionists are building an apartheid wall over 451 miles long, 20 feet high, topped with barbed wire, with guard towers every so often to keep the Arab left in Palestine locked in. In America we would call these prison like reservations; in South Africa, Bantustans. Furthermore, throughout the West Bank, Israel has set up over 700 military checkpoints that Palestinians must stop and get permission to cross - even to get to the other side of their village, or their farmland, or to get to their hospital, or to go to school.

The objective of present day Zionist Israeli policy is an intensified version of Jewish Zionist policy used by Theodor Herzl and Ben-Gurion: get rid of the Palestinians from Palestine; their methods are also the same: persecute the Palestinians so they flee, take their land, starve them through unemployment, tear up the territorial integrity of Palestine with Jewish settlements, murder them, and keep the other Middle Eastern nations dysfunctional. This is a state policy of ethnic cleansing - of slow genocide - which ends up establishing Israel as an apartheid state. Zionists have been slowly, patiently, and successfully working at this for over 100 years. Sometimes they have had to take a step back to take two forward but they have never lost their focus. Most want to establish "Greater Israel". By that they mean all of Palestine - PLUS. Many times you will hear Israeli settlers, the Likud party, or other Zionists talk about "Greater Israel". Zionists speak of the occupation of Greater Israel as a right, given to them by God. Below is a map of what the Zionist plan to be "Greater Israel."

Ben-Gurion from the beginning knew that the Jewish Zionists were the aggressors and did not care. He cared only to take the land at any cost - he used diplomacy when it succeeded, deception and lies when needed, and the Haganan (a Zionist terrorist group) when the others failed. Justice was not then and is not now a concern. Sharon is no different today. He is known as the "butcher of Sabra and Shatila" for a reason. Ohmert is no different either.8 

The UN's Mistake: the Creation of Israel

In 1947 the Zionists got Washington to affirm their creeping takeover of Palestine. They won over President Truman, and then with his help the United Nations.

The British who were in charge of Palestine for fifty years thought it impossible to peacefully create two separate nations out of this little piece of land. They recommended to Washington and the world: one federal nation with two states. 9 But Truman, a sort of biblical Zionist himself, running for re-election in a close race that needed the Jewish vote, took the Zionist position and said in 1946 that he wanted two separate nations: Israel and Palestine. 10 In 1946, after WWII, the U.S. was more powerful than Britain.

Jewish lobbying in this country had focused on Truman and succeeded. The Jewish Agency in 1946 raised $100 million annually - money they used to pressure the President and the U.S. Congress. By then American Jews had created a mammoth lobbying machine in Washington that when activated could within days flood Congress with letters, petitions, and campaign finance donations.11

In 1947 there were 1,300,000 Arabs in Palestine along with 560,000 Jews. Over the years Zionists encouraged and financed Jewish immigration to Palestine as they continue to do today. The Nazi's brutal policies of the 1940's, (World War II) also encouraged it.

The 1947 vote in the UN to create Israel out of Palestinian land was 33 countries for, 13 against, and 10 abstentions.12 Not one Arab or predominately Muslim country voted yes. War was inevitable. And the nations of the UN knew it. The United Nations had made a terrible mistake.

This Palestinian, Arab-Jewish war, in one form or another, has gone on from 1897 until today. The Palestinian intifada and suicide bombers, Hamas and Hezbollah, along with Zionist Israel's tanks and Apache helicopters are just a continuation of it.

Today, American, Zionist Jews continue their lobbying effort by bribing Congress and the President with "campaign donations" and with a strong influence and presence in the American media to force American support for Zionist Israel and its policy of Palestinian annihilation. These American Zionists have hung Israel like an albatross around America's neck. And because they have put Israel first over American interests are bordering on being traitors to America.

Without America's support, financial and diplomatic, Zionism could not succeed. The rest of the world, especially the Arabs, know this and are today holding America and Americans accountable. The many attacks on American interests, including that of September 11th, are manifestations of it.

Here is a link to an excellent article written by a Palestinian on Zionism: Zionism Must be Dissolved for Peace

ZionismExplained.org's Layout
ZionismExplained is an educational website designed to explain Zionism's goals, methods, and effects. It is designed for those with little knowledge of Zionism. Hopefully, every user will read the opening article on Zionism and then the two articles linked in the "Overview" section. After that either reading down the sections in the order laid out or hopping around as you wish should work fine. Note the website is divided into two main sections: Zionism in America andZionism in Palestine .

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1Laqueur, W., A History of Zionism, p.106.

2Sachar, Howard M., A History of Israel, (2nd editor, revised and updated), p.66.

3Jews for Justice in the Middle East, Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict (pamphlet), p.4. (Quotes from John Quigley, Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice.

4Morris, Benny. Righteous Victims. p.652.

5Schoenman, Ralph. A Hidden History of Zionism. p.32. (Herzl: p.62.)

6Ibid. p.33.


8Friedman, Thomas. From Beirut to Jerusalem. pp. 160-163.

9Sachar, p. 272.

10Ibid., p.274.

11Ibid., p.289.

12Gilbert, M. Israel. p. 150.


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