Thursday, August 03, 2006
Circa 1923, Zionist leader Vladimir "Zeev" Jabotinsky authored "The Iron Wall," perhaps the most widely accepted written piece explaining what is Zionism to the uninitiated. His essay makes clear that Genocide (or Ethnocide as it was understood semantically during his time) was a necessary and acceptable end result of the call for a Jewish theological state
"Each of you has some general understanding of the history of colonization. Try to find even one example when the colonization of a country took place with the agreement of the native population. Such an event has never occurred.
"The natives will always struggle obstinately against the colonists - and it is all the same whether they are cultured or uncultured. The comrades in arms of [Hernan] Cortez or [Francisco] Pizarro conducted themselves like brigands. The Redskins fought with uncompromising fervor against both evil and good-hearted colonizers. The natives struggled because any kind of colonization anywhere at anytime is inadmissible to any native people.
"They have the precise psychology that we have. They look upon Palestine with the same instinctive love and true fervor that any Aztec looked upon his Mexico or any Sioux upon his prairie. Each people will struggle against colonizers until the last spark of hope that they can avoid the dangers of conquest and colonization is extinguished. The Palestinians will struggle in this way until there is hardly a spark of hope.
"We cannot give any compensation for Palestine, neither to the Palestinians nor to other Arabs. Therefore, a voluntary agreement is inconceivable. All colonization, even the most restricted, must continue in defiance of the will of the native population. Therefore, it can continue and develop only under the shield of force which comprises an Iron Wall through which the local population can never break through. This is our Arab policy. To formulate it any other way would be hypocrisy."
Read the entire essay here
FIRST PHOTO: This picture was taken in front of the train station Kaunas (Kovno), the Lithuanian capitol Vladmir Jabotinsky, leader of the Betar movement, arrived there in approximately 1935-1936.
Betar movement: The Betar Movement (בית"ר, also spelled Beitar) is a revisionist Zionist youth movement founded in 1923 in Riga, Latvia, by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Betar members played important roles in the fight against the British during the Mandate, and in the creation of Israel. It has been linked to Herut and Likud and is part of the secular right of Israeli politics.
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