Spearhead of imperialism
The damned arm of Zionism
‘ If Britain supports Jews to settle in Palestine … we can be guardians of the Suez Canal.’ (President of the State of Israel Aizar Weizman)
‘Israel has the right to defend itself as a state …’
Thus begins the preamble that initiates Israeli terrorism, and follows the stories produced at the headquarters of imperialism – Zionism and offered to use in ‘markets’.How then is the State of Israel? And on what moral, legal, ideological and historical grounds are based? Are they part of those territories, if not, how and why were they put in them?
There is no doubt that the facts of history can not be turned upside down. The truth of imperialism and the history of colonialism are the source of many artificially established countries. But Israel is at the head of these countries, founded on the basis of violence and direct imperial support. In its current structure it is more than an ‘ordinary’ state, an army that is transformed into a state and has become a military authority, and therefore there is also a social structure that is being decomposed day after day. This situation is inseparable from the Zionist project, the official ideology of the State of Israel and the imperialist interests in the region. These needs can only be met by a State of such a structure.
To understand what the American and European imperialists call for to support Israel’s brutality and shed blood in Lebanon today and in Palestine for decades, we must look at the establishment of the State of Israel, and therefore we must first of all look at what Zionist ideology is.
The emergence of the Zionist idea and its composition
The spiritual father of the idea of Zionism is the Austrian journalist Theodore Herzl, whose political expression was first mentioned in the book entitled The Jewish State, which he wrote in 1895. It appears that in the second half of the nineteenth century in Tsarist Russia, Jews and amounted to massacres. In countries where Jews live as intensely as Poland and Russia, we see three different organizational concepts about the struggle against racism. As Zionism formed one of these concepts, the Bund, the socialist movement, the General Union of Jewish Workers in Lithuania, Poland, and Russia, was the most important stream in the Jewish movement. The Bund, which defends the ‘independent organization of the Jews’, united after a period with the Bolshevik party, and then, because of its nationalist approach, separated from it and joined the ranks of the dissidents. Zionism was adopted at that stage only by a small group of Jews. In those years, Ezer Weizman, a Zionist leader who would later become Israel’s president, summed up the situation in Russia in his report to Herzl: “The Zionist movement failed to attract the best elements of the Jewish youth … The Jewish student masses can say the whole Supports the revolutionary movement. ‘ The great majority of Jews, especially those involved in progressive and revolutionary organizations in Russia, were fighting against hostility to the Jews. Lenin, who had a record with the National Bund at that time, expressed how to fight, recalling the class roots of racism by saying:
“For an effective struggle against anti-Jewish and dirty attempts by the government and the exploited classes to incite ethnic discrimination and national hostility, a whole unity should be formed between the Jewish and non-Jewish working class.”
Zionism in essence relies on the idea that the struggle against anti-Semitism is futile, and that the only way is to establish the Jews of their state. According to this idea, hostility to the Jews is an inevitable phenomenon in the ‘human nature’. The natural consequence of this idea, which ignores racism as a result of class societies and is directly linked to capitalism, is that ‘as long as the human nature is not possible, the Jews must establish their state.’ Only thus can living in other countries be disposed of as a minority. Herzl’s “Jewish State” deals with these ideas. The period of formation of the idea of Zionism even if it was between 1880-1890 can only be talked about politically and philosophically after 1890. In other words, given the religious and spiritual elements that were later added to Zionism, the claim that Zionism is a Only nonsense.
The myth of ‘the return of the chosen people of God to the Promised Land’
The idea of Zionism stems from two fundamental points based on the history of mythology. First, all the Jews who have lived on the earth since their expulsion from their land by the king of Babylon two thousand years ago, are dreaming of returning to those lands, to the ‘motherland’. Second, they claim that all the Jews were ‘displaced’ and they are Zionists from eternity. The idea of Zionism in terms of its religious origin feeds from parts of the Torah, the Bible of Judaism. The parts that say that the Jews are the ‘chosen people of God’ and the Palestinian territories are the ‘Promised Land’ and all the Jews will return to them as essential elements in the literature of Zionism.Parallel to this formula has been widely and permanently propagated as a “displaced and oppressed people,” and imposed on the Western world as a fact without discussion about it. And their exposure to the injustice of Nazism in the period of the second war of sharing used by the Zionist ideology effectively as a more supportive element of this propaganda since that day to this day. (Nazi brutality, for almost all Jews, was a turning point in adopting the idea of Zionism, which was not effective at the time).
The book “The Jewish State” by Herzl, who was not primarily religious, does not contain a religious element. But religion was viewed as an important role in the establishment of the Jewish state, and turned into an essential element of the Zionist idea. Nevertheless, if we look at Jewish emigration in these years, we see that they are not at all committed to biblical orders. For example, of the four million Jews who emigrated between 1880 and 1929, only 120,000 went to Palestine (the vast majority of whom fled from Russia after committing a massacre in the village of Kishinev in April 1903), three million and 250 thousand to the United States And 490,000 to Western Europe.
The first international Zionist conference was held in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897. It was stated at this conference that “the goal of Zionism is to establish a Jewish state in the Palestinian territories legally protected.” Returning to Herzl, the spiritual father of Zionism, we find that the choice of the Palestinian territories for the establishment of the state has been decided later because Herzl initially felt that the Argentine territories are appropriate for the establishment of this state and made initiatives in this direction. However, as we mentioned earlier because of his thinking about the importance of religious and spiritual element in creating ‘national’ consciousness, he decided to choose Palestine.
The need for imperialism and Zionism
The Zionist idea as it is in all ideas was formed according to the historical circumstances in which it crystallized. We must examine the material foundations of Zionism within these facts. The Zionist idea developed in line with the European imperialism that dominated the world in the late nineteenth century and as part of the colonial idea. In the years that followed, all the tools and rumors used to legitimize imperialist imperialism were also used by the Zionists. There is no doubt that the prevailing idea of statehood was not based on self-strength but on one of the imperialist powers at that stage. Of course the search for it would be that way.
In accordance with the decision taken at the Zionist Conference, the land of the Ottoman Empire, which controls the Palestinian territories, was applied for, but to no avail. Meanwhile, Herzl and other Zionist leaders were in talks with the major imperial powers at the time to gain support. For example, Herzl himself held talks and correspondence with the German Tsar and with Lord Cecil Rhodes, the colonial minister of British imperialism, and even with the Minister of the Interior of Tsarist Russia, which organized the massacres committed against the Jews, especially in the village of Kishinev. Of course, all these compromises to all imperialist powers were built on the basis of mutual interests. The foundation Herzl adopted in his speech is: We will colonize Palestine in your name and establish a state in the Middle East in accordance with European civilization.
This idea, which corresponds exactly to the point of view of imperialism, illustrates the task assigned to Zionism. In this sense, it is no coincidence that all the spiritual fathers of the Zionist idea are Jews of Western Europe and America. What is uncontroversial is that at that point the idea of imperialism dominated Europe, where Herzl and other Zionist leaders formed. With the most widespread racial and national currents. The propaganda advocating ‘the propagation of civilization and civilization’, which was repeated to legitimize colonialism, was welcomed without debate. We would not be exaggerating if we say that this situation was prevalent among intellectuals at that time with some exceptions. The Zionist leaders who grew up in such an intellectual climate gave the importance of establishing their state according to the imperialist project and to focus on ‘the spread of urbanization’ as part of it.
For example, Herzl said in one of his letters, in which he asked for the support of imperialist leaders: “In Palestine we will be part of the line of defense against Europe against Asia. We will be the front line of civilization against barbarism. We will be in contact with Europe as a neutral state. Our life’.
This speech, which reflects what is happening today and requires no explanation, will always echo the ears of the British imperialists who seized the land in Palestine and the Middle East, especially after the first war of sharing. After this stage, the Zionists decided at any door to beg. The question depends on how much ‘persuading’ the British. In one of these rounds of persuasion, Weizmann wrote in a British newspaper (as the prime ministers of the colonial countries wrote in American newspapers today): “If Britain supports the settlement of the Jews in Palestine … we can develop that country and transfer civilization to it, Suez Canal.’
The forces that have accepted to be a watchdog of imperialism before becoming a state will not change their mission after becoming a state even if their imperialist master changes. However, three years after the establishment of the state, specifically in 1951, American imperialism became the master instead of Britain. The most widespread Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, explained this state mission: “Strengthening Israel helps the Western powers to maintain balance and stability in the Middle East. Israel plays the role of guard dog … and will not hesitate to punish any neighboring country if it violates the rules of respect for the West more than is allowed.
The first sponsor of the Zionists; British imperialism
In 1917, British imperialism gave its support to the Jews to settle in Palestine through the Balfour Declaration, which was named after its foreign minister at the time.There is no doubt that giving Britain this resolution does not stem from its ‘love for the Jews’ or from the reprimand of conscience because of the oppression of Jews over the years.
First, Britain needed the support of the Arabs for the colonization of territories under Ottoman rule. And therefore did not support the Zionists until 1917. But when it did not fulfill its promise to establish the ‘Arab state’ made to the Arabs who stood up against the Ottomans, hostility to the British increased significantly in the region. This situation facilitated the work of the Zionists. Because Britain needs customers to control the region. And chose the Zionists. Secondly, and in connection with the above, the importance that the region poses to Britain. In addition to the wealth of the Middle East (the oil wealth was not known at that time), it sought to provide a guarantee for India, the most important colonial country at the time. Because under the ‘law of uneven development’ of capitalism, other capitalist forces become super-competitive with the imperial empire, so the Suez Canal is an important axis for the security of India. Hence the words of the Zionists that ‘we will be the guard dog in the Suez Canal’ more meaning.
British imperialism, which made a promise to the Arabs to establish the ‘Arab Confederation’ used on the other Arab customers in the settlement of the Zionists in the region. Faisal met the son of Sharif Hussein, who is supposed to take over the presidency of the Confederation expected and facilitated by TA. Lawrence, known as the ‘Arab Blorance’ and forced them to conclude an agreement. According to this agreement, the independence of the Arabs will be recognized. In return, a state will be established on the lands of Palestine where the two peoples live side by side. The British side deleted the phrase ‘Arab independence’ from the text of the agreement.When Faisal said at the same time to a French newspaper that the Palestinian people ‘welcome’ the Jews in the event of the appointment of authority by the League of Nations, Lawrence did not delay writing a letter on behalf of Faisal. In which he spoke of ‘we see in Zionist projects a moderation to a large extent’ as well as on cooperation between the two peoples. Prince Faisal was then tasked to play the role played by the Arab regimes in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and thus found the voice supporting the Zionists from the ‘Arab world’ as well. At the time when British imperialism was talking about the ‘confederation’ of the Arabs, France was also continuing to compromise on the division of the Middle East. Thus, the imperialist borders were drawn by the imperialists with the blood of the Arab people, who were shedding the Palestinian people. The present limits are the result of that period.
In these years when Palestine was under the British mandate, the Zionists established the first organization of Haganah Zionist gangs that will form the nucleus of the army later (1920). The Zionist gangs, which will increase in number later, many of the attacks under the name of ‘self-defense’ to abandon the Palestinian society after being intimidated. In these attacks, violence was brutally used as deliberate policy and often succeeded in terrorizing the Palestinians, displacing them. On the other hand, the Zionists made great efforts to encourage the emigration of Jews from all over the world to Palestine. This was necessary in order to achieve a majority in the percentage of population, as well as to meet the need for manpower that will work in the enterprises established with funds obtained from the international Zionist institutions. However, as we will discuss in the second part of this series of articles, the idea of Zionism is racist and because it wants to create a society in which ‘even a Jewish haramist’ does not want to employ Arab workers. The solution she created is to encourage Eastern Jews to come, although they are essentially seen as second class and describe them as ‘at the same cultural level as the Arab peasant.’ But in the end they were chosen as Jews. For example, the Zionist missionaries who were sent to Yemen were spreading among the Jewish groups there propaganda that ‘the return of Christ has approached’, the day on which all Jews are supposed to meet in the Promised Land as mentioned in the Torah, and that great wealth in the land of Palestine awaits all The Jews.
This article was translated from the weekly magazine “YURUYUS”(Marsh) from Issue No. 65, dated 13 August 2006