Israeli Prime Ministers who were Terrorists and War Criminals
Why does Israel keep electing terrorists and proponents of racism, apartheid, ethnic
cleansing and genocide to its highest offices?
David Ben-Gurion — #1 — he commanded the ethnic cleansing
of 750,000 Arabs during the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian
villages in 1948
Levi Eshkol — #2 — he presided over the ethnic cleansing of 250,000 Palestinians
Menachem Begin — #3 — he was the preeminent terrorist in the
Middle East ... until Ben-Gurion and Eshkol surpassed him
Ariel Sharon — #4 — a murderous war hawk, he was responsible for massacres at Qibya, Sabra and Shatila
— #5 — he was responsible for the deaths and mutilations of thousands of
children during Operations Cast Lead, Pillar of
and Protective Edge
Yitzhak Shamir — #6 — he had British and Swedish nobles
murdered for seeking to have Arabs treated as equals of Jews
Ehud Barak — #7 — a cross-dressing assassin, he participated in death squads that killed
women, policemen and a poet known as "The Conscience"
Golda Meir — #8 — she threatened to destroy the world
with nukes during a BBC interview and more than once insisted that Palestinians
"did not exist" as a people
Shimon Peres — #9 — he aggressively pursued nuclear
weapons and succeeded in delivering them
Yitzhak Rabin — #10 — he signed an order for the
children of Lydda to be ethnically cleansed "quickly, without attention to age"
Yigal Allon — #11 — he served in Special Night Squads which
tortured and killed "without compunction"
Ehud Olmert — #12 — he presided over the 2006 invasion
of Lebanon, which killed 1,300 people and displaced more than a million others
Moshe Sharett — #13 — he was a staunch proponent of compulsory
population transfer (ethnic cleansing)
Capsule Bios of Israeli Terrorists (more details appear later on this
page, including confirming quotations by the Prime Ministers themselves)
• Ehud Barak once disguised himself as a woman in order to assassinate Palestinians as part of a
death squad that invaded Beirut, killing two women, two
Lebanese policemen and a Christian poet called "The Conscience"
for his renowned integrity. When Barak agreed to be interviewed about the
attack in response to the Steven Spielberg movie Munich, he described the raid with "evident relish and nostalgia"
rather than remorse.
Menachem Begin once described a massacre as "a splendid act of conquest." Albert
Einstein and 25 other Jewish intellectuals called Begin and his ilk terrorists,
fascists and religious fanatics in a 1948 open letter to the New York Times,
comparing them to European fascists like the Nazis. Begin killed Brits, Arabs
and Jews with reckless abandon, including civilians, and was also involved in
the Deir Yassin massacre and other acts of terrorism such as the bombing of the
King David Hotel.
• Golda Meir threatened to destroy the world with nuclear weapons in an
interview with the BBC's Alan Hart, as you can read below. She also ordered
Operation Wrath of God, which resulted in the civilian deaths attributed to Ehud
Barak's death squad (above) and other botched assassinations, such as the one in
Lillehammer, Norway that resulted in the death of an innocent waiter. She also
claimed that land stolen from the Palestinians could not be returned because
they "did not exist" as a people. This was, essentially, the same argument the
Nazis used to dispossess, ethnically cleanse and murder Jews, by claiming that
they were not really people, not really human beings.
• Yitzhak Shamir had Britain's Lord Moyne and Sweden's Count Folke Bernadotte
assassinated, and was also involved in the Deir Yassin massacre and other
acts of terrorism. He was a leader of a Jewish terrorist group called the Stern
Gang, which carried out a string of assassinations.
• David Ben-Gurion presided over the ethnic cleansing of approximately 750,000 Palestinians and the destruction of hundreds of their villages
Most of the victims were noncombatant dirt-poor farmers and their families who lived in mud huts, had no weapons, and
thus couldn't have resisted even if they had wanted
to. Ben-Gurion said that "without Deir Yasin there would be no Israel." Most Americans
have not been told that ten percent of
the Arabs killed by the Israelis in 1948 were Christian, that ten percent of the
Arab property confiscated by Israel belonged to Christians, or that Israel's massacres
forced 100,000 Palestinian Christians to become refugees.
• Yitzhak Rabin signed an expulsion order for the children of Lydda to be ethnically cleansed "quickly, without attention to age."
Rabin was a warmonger who as Israel's chief of staff planned the 1967 attack on Egypt.
Le Monde in a February 1968 interview that "We knew that Nasser did not intend to
attack." Rabin's account was also verified by Israeli generals, including
• Ariel Sharon was in charge of the Qibya massacre and the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacres.
• Benjamin Netanyahu called for "mass expulsions among the Arabs of the
occupied territories" and presided over multiple Gazan massacres.
• Moshe Sharett was a staunch advocate of compulsory population transfer (ethnic cleansing).
• Levi Eshkol presided over the displacement of 250,000 Palestinian refugees, most of them noncombatant farmers and their families.
• Yigal Allon served in the Haganah's underground Special Night Squads, which specialized in ambushes, torture and killing "without compunction."
• Ehud Olmert in a German TV interview on December 11, 2006, included Israel as nuclear weapons superpower, along with the US and Russia.
He also presided over the 2006 invasion of Lebanon, which left 1,300 people dead
and more than a million people displaced.
• Shimon Peres created the nuclear weapon program that allowed other Israeli leaders to threaten the world with nuclear blackmail
(the "Samson Option").
• Israel's first President, Chaim Weizman, referred to a massacre as this
"miraculous simplification of our task."
Definition and Classes of Israeli Terrorism
Two Prime Ministers of Israel were terrorists by almost any definition:
Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, since they directly planned and carried out
terrorist attacks against Arabs, Brits and other Jews. If killing civilians for political purposes
is terrorism, other Prime Ministers of Israel were also terrorists, such as Ariel Sharon,
Ehud Barak and Bibi
Netanyahu. If ethnic cleansing is terrorism, then David Ben-Gurion, Moshe
Sharett, Yitzhak Rabin and Levi Eshkol
were terrorists. If threatening to destroy the world with nuclear weapons is
terrorism, "Mother Israel," Golda Meir may have been the ultimate terrorist, and
Shimon Peres was the terrorist mastermind who placed an arsenal of nuclear
weapons in her hands. If invading another country on false pretexts
for political purposes is an act of terrorism, then Ehud Olmert is a terrorist.
Terrorism as a Plank of Israel's Political Parties
Israel's largest political party, Kadima (28 seats in the Knesset), was founded by a
terrorist, Ariel Sharon. Kadima means "forward!" or "charge!" and is associated
with the battle-cry of Israeli army officers. Kadima's platform states that the
Israeli nation has a national and historic right to the whole of Israel, and
that both Jerusalem and the large West Bank settlements must remain under
Israeli control, leaving a potential Palestinian state without a capitol and
with much less land for a much larger population. Is that fair?
Israel's second-largest political party, Likud (27 seats), was founded by a terrorist, Menachem Begin, who murdered Brits,
Arabs and Jews with impunity. Likud was also the party of terrorists
like Yitzhak Shamir and Ariel Sharon (before he left to form Kadima). The
Likud's charter rejects a Palestinian state, claims that all Jerusalem belongs
to Israel and says: "The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the
realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of
the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and
constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the
State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these
communities and will prevent their uprooting."
Israel’s third-largest political party, Yisrael Beiteinu [15 seats] describes itself as "a national movement with the clear
vision to follow in the brave path of Ze'ev Jabotinsky [the author of the
racist, fascist Iron Wall doctrine]." Yisrael Beiteinu was formed by Avigdor
Lieberman to create a political platform for Russian immigrants and other Jews
who support a hard line in negotiations with Palestinians. In November 2006,
Lieberman, who described Arab members of the Knesset who have discussions with
Hamas as "terror collaborators," called for their execution. Ahmad Tibi, leader
of the Arab party Ta'al, strongly objected to Lieberman's ministerial
appointment, describing him as "a racist and a fascist." Labour minister Ophir
Pines-Paz, who resigned over Lieberman's appointment, echoed Tibi's remarks,
saying that Lieberman was tainted "by racist declarations and declarations that
harm the democratic character of Israel." In July 2003, Lieberman said: "It
would be better to drown [350 Palestinian] prisoners in the Dead Sea if
possible, since that's the lowest point in the world."
Terrorism as the Root Philosophy of Political Zionism
Ze'ev Jabotinsky is the spiritual father of both Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu.
Jabotinsky advocated an Israel based on the British imperial/colonial model. In
his introduction to The Iron Wall, he said that his attitude toward
Palestinian Arabs was "the same as to all other nations: polite indifference."
He was a racist and fascist who said that "the answer to this question [peace]
does not depend on our [Jewish] attitude to the Arabs; but entirely on the
attitude of the Arabs to us and to Zionism." In other words, he could be utterly
indifferent to Arabs, but they could not be indifferent to Jews and their
aspirations to own and control Palestine, even though the Arabs were by far the
majority and had lived in Palestine for many centuries.
Here is Jabotinsky's revealing introduction to The Iron Wall: "We
cannot offer any adequate compensation to the Palestinian Arabs in return for
Palestine. And therefore, there is no likelihood of any voluntary agreement
being reached ... [therefore] Zionist colonisation must either stop, or else
proceed regardless of the native population. Which
means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that
is independent of the native population—behind an Iron Wall, which the native
population cannot breach. That is our Arab policy; not what we
should be, but what it actually is, whether we admit it or not ...
And we are all of us [i.e., the Zionists], without any exception, demanding day
after day that this outside Power, should carry out this task vigorously and
with determination ... If anyone objects that this point of view is immoral, I
answer: It is not true: either Zionism is moral and just, or it is immoral and
unjust. But that is a question that we should have settled before we became
Zionists. Actually we have settled that question, and in the affirmative. We
hold that Zionism is moral and just. And since it is moral and just, justice
must be done, no matter whether Joseph or Simon or Ivan or Achmet agree with it
or not. There is no other morality."
This like me saying that if I want your land, your house, your money, and even
your children, I can take them just because I claim it is "moral" for me to
possess them. What you think is immaterial.
This is pure, unadulterated fascism. According to
Jabotinsky, Zionism requires the deliberate denial of freedom, equal rights and
democracy to Palestinians, and the use of brute force and acts of terror to usurp
their land. While this is obviously terribly unjust, the Zionists
claim that it is just, in the same way that the Nazis claimed that it was
"moral” and "just” for them to deny freedom, equal rights and democracy to Jews
during the Holocaust. Thus, Zionism (or at least this version of Zionism) is a racist and fascist enterprise, like
Nazism. Such systems ignore justice and invoke the law of the jungle that "might
And so we should not be surprised that Zionism resulted in large-scale terrorism.
Terrorism was so common among the more militant Zionists that, while the precise
number is still disputed, the Haganah delivered 700 to 1,000 Jewish terrorists
into British hands during the 1944-45 period, which came to be known as
saison (the hunting season). However, by the end of 1945, Ben-Gurion
switched horses and decided to have the Haganah engage in acts of terrorism
against the British government. He
increased the number of boats trying to break into Palestine in open defiance of
the British mandate; in order to increase their chances of success, the Yishuv forces
would attack radar stations, lighthouses and the communication systems used by
the freshly-arrived 100,000 man British army. To prevent independent action by
other terrorist groups, Ben Gurion established the joint Hebrew Resistance
Movement (HRM). Its role was to coordinate terrorist operations. Final operation
approval rested with the Haganah. The Zionist terrorists were delighted to see
the saison replaced by the HRM. The policy reached its peak of
effectiveness on June 16-17 when Jewish terrorists succeeded in destroying ten
roads and rail bridges, isolating Palestine from its neighbors. On the
night of June 28—known as Black Saturday—the British retaliated. British troops, backed by tanks and armor, totally blockaded the Yishuv
and began a wide sweep against the HRM. Borders were closed, telephone service
stopped, and a night curfew imposed. There were armed searches of the
kibbutzim. Kibbutz Yagur was especially damaged, and most of the Yishuv
leadership was arrested. Ben-Gurion escaped capture only because he happened to
be in Paris. An alarmed Chaim Weizmann—Israel's future first President—demanded
an immediate halt of all anti-British violence and got his way after threatening
to resign. But the tide had clearly changed, and over the next 60 years (and to
this very day), the leading Zionists would use acts of terrorism in attempts to
cow Palestinians into submission. Even Americans would not be immune, as
Israel's attack on the U.S.S. Liberty demonstrates.
Expanded Bios of Israeli Terrorists
Menachem Begin, the sixth Prime Minister of Israel, was the
preeminent Middle Eastern terrorist of his day, until David Ben-Gurion surpassed
him. As the leader of the Irgun, he
targeted Arabs, Brits and even other Jews for assassination. Begin planned the
destruction of the King David Hotel (91 deaths) and the massacre of Deir Yassin
(100 to 260 deaths, including women and children). The Irgun's acts of terror were financed by demanding money from Jewish merchants
and engaging in insurance scams in the diamond industry. In 1948, Albert
Einstein and other prominent Jewish intellectuals wrote a strongly-worded
warning to the New York Times, in which they called Begin a racist,
fascist and terrorist. In 1970, Ben-Gurion told Begin's biographer that
Begin was "responsible for the assassination of innocent Jews, Arabs, and
Israel will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And for
"[The Palestinians] are beasts walking on two legs."—Begin (see
"[The Palestinians] are beasts walking on two legs." Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin said this during a speech to the Knesset, as cited by Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the
'Beasts,"' New Statesman, June 25,1982. There is some debate about whether
Begin was referring to all Palestinians, or only to Palestinian terrorists. But
it hardly matters, since Begin himself was the preeminent terrorist in the
Middle East, as pointed out in
Albert Einstein's 1948 Letter to the New York Times.
Shamir, born Yitzhak Jazernicki in Ruzinoy, eastern Poland, was the seventh Prime Minister of Israel.
In 1937 he joined the Irgun Zvai Leumi, an underground Jewish terrorist group
headed by Menachem Begin, and was involved in several terrorist attacks against
civilians. In 1940, Shamir joined the even more radical Lohamei Herut Yisrael (Israel
Freedom Fighters), or Stern Gang. On November 6, 1944, under orders from Shamir,
terrorists of the Stern Gang shot and killed Lord Moyne, the British resident
minister. In his eulogy
for Lord Moyne, Winston Churchill called him a "well-informed friend" of the
Jewish people. Lord Moyne was a close friend of Churchill with whom
Weizmann and Ben-Gurion, the main Zionist leaders, had good relations. The Stern
Gang took public credit for the execution. Shamir also sent letter and package
bombs to British officials. He was twice arrested for terrorist activities
by the British and fled to France in 1946. When Israel was established as a
nation, he returned and resumed his acts of terrorism against the native Palestinians.
On April 9, 1948, a combined force of Irgun and Stern Gangs committed the brutal
massacre of 100 to 260 Arab residents of the village of Deir Yassin. Most of the
victims were women and children.
The U.N. appointed Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden to mediate peace between
and Israeli Jews. In his first progress report of Sept. 16, 1948, Bernadotte
recommended that the U.N. should affirm "the right of the Arab refugees to
return to their homes in Jewish controlled territory at the earliest possible
date." The following day Bernadotte was murdered in Jerusalem by Shamir's Stern
"They [the Palestinians] are as grasshoppers in our sight."—Yitzhak Shamir
"All of the land of Israel is ours."—Shamir
Ehud Barak, born Ehud Brog, was Israel’s tenth Prime Minister
from 1999 to 2001. His adopted Hebrew name Barak means "lightning." As
a younger man, he was a
member of a secret assassination unit that liquidated Palestinians in Lebanon
and the occupied territories. In the 1973 covert mission Operation Spring of
Youth in Beirut, which was part of the larger Operation Wrath of God, he disguised himself as a woman in order to assassinate
Palestinians. The raid resulted in the deaths of two women, one of them an
elderly Italian. Two Lebanese policemen were also killed, along with a
respected Christian poet, Kamal Nasser, who due to his renowned integrity was known as "The
Conscience." He had been a member of
Jordan's parliament in 1956. Here is one of his poems:
by Kamal Nasser
translation by Michael R. Burch
I will tell you a story ...
a story that lived in the dreams of my people,
a story that comes from the world of tents.
It is a story inspired by hunger and embellished by dark nights of terror.
It is the story of my country, a handful of refugees.
Every twenty of them have a pound of flour between them
and a few promises of relief ... gifts and parcels.
It is the story of the suffering ones
who stood waiting in line ten years,
in tears and agony,
in hardship and yearning.
It is a story of a people who were misled,
who were thrown into the mazes of the years.
And yet they stood defiant,
disrobed yet united
as they trudged from the light to their tents:
the revolution of return
into the world of darkness.
Nasser was the PLO's most prominent Christian and he enjoyed "great appeal" in
Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq "both as a distinguished poet and likeable
personality." He was the “conscience of the Palestinian revolution,” according
to Nazih Abul-Nidal, who worked with him on the magazine Filastin al-Thawra.
Nasser “had the most democratic outlook of all Palestinian leaders at the time,”
he recalls. He respected opposing views, admired the commitment of young people,
and was a major recruitment asset for the Palestinian revolution. “That is why
he was put high on the hit-list.” The previous year, the Israelis had murdered
another renowned Palestinian writer and activist in Beirut, Ghassan Kanafani, by
booby-trapping his car. Nasser’s successor, Majed Abu Sharar, was also
assassinated by Israelis, in Rome in 1981 while attending a conference in
solidarity with the Palestinian people.
According to Maan Bashour, a member of the PLO information committee and
a representative of the Arab Liberation Front, the Israelis targeted
Nasser specifically because he was seen as "the freedom fighter from Ramallah"
and as "a cultural and media star with his popular and especially Christian
The funeral of Nasser and his fallen comrades was attended by the full spectrum
of Lebanese and Palestinian political leaders, including those of the
“isolationist right,” notably the late Pierre Gemayel. Karim Mroue describes it
as having been “the biggest funeral in Lebanon’s history” with around half a
million people mourning in the streets.
Barak was rewarded for his acts of terrorism by rising quickly through the ranks to become the
youngest army chief of staff in Israeli history. He currently holds the posts of
Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister in Binyamin Netanyahu's
In his book Striking Back, Aaron Klein (who says he based his book
in large part on interviews with key Mossad officers involved in the reprisal
missions) contends that the Mossad got only one man directly connected to the
Munich Olympics. That man, Atef Bseiso, was killed in Paris in 1992. Klein says
that the intelligence on Wael Zwaiter, the first Palestinian to die, was
"uncorroborated and improperly cross-referenced. Looking back, his assassination
was a mistake." Klein says that the real planners and executors of Munich had
gone into hiding along with bodyguards in the Eastern bloc and Arab world, where
Israel could not reach them. Most of those killed were minor Palestinian figures
who happened to be wandering unprotected around Western Europe. "Israeli
security officials claimed these dead men were responsible for Munich; PLO
pronouncements made them out to be important figures; and so the image of the
Mossad as capable of delivering death at will grew and grew." The operation
functioned not just to punish the perpetrators of Munich but also to disrupt and
deter future terrorist acts, writes Klein. "For the second goal, one dead PLO
operative was as good as another." Klein quotes a senior intelligence source:
"Our blood was boiling. When there was information implicating someone, we
didn't inspect it with a magnifying glass."
Abu Daoud, one of the main planners of the Munich massacre, said in
interviews before the release of the movie Munich that "I returned to Ramallah
in 1995, and Israel knew that I was the planner of the Munich operation." The
leader of Black September, Abu Iyad, was also not killed by Israel. Former
Mossad chief Zvi Zamir said that Israel was more interested in striking the
"infrastructure of the terrorist organizations in Europe" than those directly
responsible for Munich. "We had no choice but to start with preventive
As the campaign continued, relatives of the Israeli victims were kept
informed. The wife of assassinated Mossad agent Baruch Cohen called the
operation, especially a side operation directed against those who had murdered
her husband, sickening.
According to Ronen Bergman (security correspondent for the Israeli newspaper
Yediot Ahronoth and expert on Mossad): "This campaign stopped most PLO terrorism
outside the borders of Israel. Did it help in any way to bring peace to the
Middle East? No. Strategically it was a complete failure."
Victor Ostrovsky has said that the direction Meir set the Mossad
on, namely that of focusing heavily on the people and operations of the PLO,
took energy away from intelligence gathering on Israel's neighbors. This led the
Mossad to miss the warning signs of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, which caught
Israeli defenses by surprise.
"The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat,
they want more."—Ehud Barak (Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2000)
"If I were a Palestinian, I would be a terrorist."—Barak
(speaking about Ariel Sharon's policies toward the
"I would have joined a terrorist organization."—Barak (to Gideon Levy, a columnist for
Ha'aretz, when asked what he would have done if he had been born a
David Ben-Gurion, born David Green in Russia, was Israel's George Washington and first Prime
Minister. He engaged in acts of terrorism, such as the Semiramis Hotel massacre.
On January 5, 1948, he and other Haganah leaders blew up the Jerusalem-based
20 and wounding 17. Ben-Gurion was also involved in the King David Hotel bombing
(91 deaths). But far worse, Ben-Gurion presided over the deliberate ethnic
cleansing of around 750,000 Palestinian Arabs, and the destruction of hundreds
of their villages. It is impossible to carry out large-scale ethnic cleansing
without killing innocent women and children, so Ben-Gurion was guilty of crimes
against peace and humanity. Here is an excerpt from Yitzhak Rabin’s memoirs
about Ben Gurion: "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. [Yigal] Allon
repeated his question, ‘What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’
Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said ‘Drive them out!’” (Yitzhak
Rabin’s memoirs, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the
New York Times, 23 October 1979; Rabin’s description of the conquest of
Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet).
"Zionism is a TRANSFER of the Jews."—David Ben-Gurion
TRANSFER of the Arabs, this is much easier than any other
TRANSFER of the Arabs ... could give us
something which we never had [even in Biblical times]."—Ben-Gurion
"Jewish power, which grows steadily, will also increase our possibilities to
carry out the
TRANSFER on a large scale."—Ben-Gurion
TRANSFER we will have a vast area
... I support compulsory transfer. I don't see anything
immoral in it."—Ben-Gurion
"It is impossible to imagine general
EVACUATION without compulsion, and brutal compulsion."—Ben-Gurion
"Let us not ignore the truth ... politically we are the aggressors and they
defend themselves ... The country is theirs because they inhabit it."—Ben-Gurion
"Before the founding of the state ... our main interest was self-defense ... But now the issue at hand is conquest,
"We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to
Trans-Jordan, and Syria."—Ben-Gurion
"We must do everything to ensure they [ethnically cleansed Palestinian
refugees] never return."—Ben-Gurion
"There are two issues here: sovereignty and the REMOVAL of a certain number of
Arabs, and we must insist
on both of them."—Ben-Gurion
Yitzhak Rabin, born in Jerusalem to Zionist settler parents,
was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel. In 1941, Rabin joined the Palmach, a
unit of the Jewish underground army in Palestine and was deputy commander of the
Palmach in 1947-1948 when the group engaged in ethnically cleansing Palestinians
(as Benny Morris documented, expulsion of Palestinians in the Lod and Ramle
areas was carried out under Rabin’s command). Rabin was the deputy commander of Operation Danny, the largest
operation to that point, which involved four IDF brigades. The cities of Ramle
and Lydda were captured, as well as the major airport in Lydda, as part of the
operation. Following the capture of the two towns there was an exodus of their
Arab population. Rabin signed the expulsion order, which included the following,
"The inhabitants of Lydda must be expelled quickly without attention to age."
Rabin was famous (or infamous) for ordering Israeli troops to "break the bones”
of Palestinian demonstrators (mostly children). Henry Kissinger stated "I ask
Rabin to make concessions, and he says he can’t because Israel is too weak. So I
give him arms, and he says he doesn’t need to make concessions because Israel is
strong” (quoted in Findley’s Deliberate Deceptions, p.199). Rabin once
said in the Knesset: "For all its faults, Labor has done more and remains
capable of doing more in the future [in expanding Jewish settlements] than Likud
with all of its doing. We have never talked about Jerusalem. We have just made a
fait accompli [accomplished fact]. It was we who built the suburbs in
[the annexed part of] Jerusalem. The Americans didn’t say a word, because we
built these suburbs cleverly.”
"We shall reduce the Arab
population to a community of
woodcutters and waiters"—Yitzhak Rabin (Uri Lubrani, Ben-Gurion's
special adviser on
Arab Affairs, 1960; from "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri
Jiryas; also published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979)
"We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon
question, What is to be done with the Palestinian
waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them
out!'"—Yitzhak Rabin (leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in
the New York Times,
23 October 1979)
"[Israel will] create in the course of the next 10 or 20
years conditions which would attract natural and voluntary migration of the
refugees from the Gaza Strip and the west Bank to Jordan. To achieve this we
have to come to agreement with King Hussein and not with Yasser Arafat."—Yitzhak
Rabin (explaining his method of ethnically cleansing the occupied land
without stirring a world outcry, quoted by David Shipler in the New York Times,
04/04/1983, citing Meir Cohen's remarks to the Knesset's foreign affairs and
defense committee on March 16)
Ariel Sharon was born Arik Scheinerman in British-ruled
Palestine to Russian immigrant settlers. He was the
eleventh Prime Minister of Israel. In 1953, he was asked to set up a unit
for "preemptive strikes” across the borders. His "Unit 101” spread terror and
murderous violence among the Palestinian population, forcing them to flee from
their homes and land near the border.
On October 14-15, 1953, under Sharon's command, Israeli squads
attacked the unarmed Arab village of Qibya in the demilitarized zone, where they
blew up 42 houses and killed more than 60 residents who were trapped inside. The
details were so gruesome that the U.S. joined in a U.N. condemnation of the
Israeli action, and for the first and only time, suspended aid to Israel in
In the early 1970s, Sharon's forces were charged with the task of "pacifying”
the recalcitrant Gaza Strip. He imposed a brutal policy of repression, blowing
up houses, bulldozing large tracts of refugee camps, imposing severe collective
punishments and imprisoning hundreds of young Palestinians. The whole area was
effectively transformed into a jail. He then became
involved in the settlements project, in founding Likud, and a number of other
He was the architect of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. He funded and armed
mercenary/proxy Phalange forces that committed the massacres at Sabra and
Shatila in 1982, for which he was accused of war crimes. More than 2,500 Palestinian women, children and elderly people were
slaughtered in cold blood. The Israeli high court held a number of
Israeli military officers, including Sharon, responsible.
"There is no Zionism, colonization, or Jewish state without the
EVICTION of the
Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."—Ariel Sharon
"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they
can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay
ours ... Everything we don't grab will go to them."—Ariel Sharon (as Israeli
Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence France
Presse, Nov. 15, 1998)
"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do
that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American
pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans
know it."—Ariel Sharon
(October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as
reported on Kol Yisrael radio)
While this may be hard for freedom-loving, independent-minded
Americans to believe, as the saying goes, the "proof is in the pudding."
Recently, H.R. 4133 passed a deeply divided Congress by the stunning vote of 411
to 2. The bill gives Israel everything it needs to attack Iran, including
refueling tankers, special munitions (i.e., bunker-busting bombs) and unlimited
sums of money to finance the war and maintain
Israel's military supremacy in the Middle East. H.R. 4133 proves that Sharon was
speaking the truth.
"Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has
the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial."—Ariel Sharon (quoted by BBC News Online)
In 1923, radical Zionist Ze'ev Jabotinsky—spiritual father of the Likud, and
Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Bibi Netanyahu—wrote
that the "sole way" for Jews to deal with Arabs in Palestine was through "total
avoidance of all attempts to arrive at a settlement," which Jabotinsky
euphemistically termed the "Iron Wall" approach. Not coincidentally, a picture
of Jabotinsky graced Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's desk.—The Village Voice,
"Death Wish in the Holy Land," Dec. 12, 2001
Shimon Peres created the nuclear arsenal that allowed other
Israeli leaders to threaten the world with nuclear blackmail and the "Samson
Golda Meir, born Golda Mabovitz in Kiev, Ukraine, was the
fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Her family moved to Milwaukee in 1906. In 1921,
she and her husband, Morris Meyerson (the name was changed to Meir in 1956)
settled in Palestine. She watched Palestinians being ethnically cleansed and
compared their plight to the Holocaust, but then refused to allow them to
return. Her secret agreement with King Abdullah in 1947 was instrumental in
thwarting the formation of a Palestinian state and in the Hashemite’s control
over the area known as the "West Bank” (see Avi Shlaim "Collusion across the
"There is no such thing as a Palestinian."—Golda Meir
(later parroted by Newt
Gingrich and Rick Santorum)
"How can we return the held territories? There is nobody
to return them to."—Meir (March 8, 1969)
"It is not as though there was a Palestinian people ... and we came and threw them
out and took their country away from them ... they did not exist."—Meir
(Sunday Times, June 15, 1969; Washington Post, June 16, 1969)
"Anyone who speaks in favor of bringing the Arab refugees back must also say how
he expects to take the responsibility for it, if he is interested in the state
of Israel. It is better that things are stated clearly and plainly: We shall not
let this happen."—Golda Meir (in a speech to the Knesset, reported in Ner,
"This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It
would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy."—Golda Meir (Le
Monde, October 15, 1971)
Here is her exchange with Alan Hart, the author of
Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews:
Hart: "I recall the words spoken to me many years ago by Golda Meir, Mother Israel, when
she was prime minister. At a point during an interview I did with her for the
BBC’s Panorama programme, I interrupted her to ask, "Prime Minister, I want to be sure I understand what
you’re saying … You are saying that if Israel was ever in danger of being
defeated on the battlefield, it would be prepared to take the region and the whole world down with it?"
Meir "without the shortest of pauses for reflection, and in the gravel voice
that could charm or intimidate American Presidents according to need" replied: "Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.”
Hart: "Within an hour of that interview being transmitted at eight o’clock on a Monday
evening, The Times (pre-Murdoch and not then a cheerleader for Zionism) had changed its lead editorial.
Its new editorial quoted what Golda had said to me, [adding] its own opinion:
'We had better believe her.' I did, and still do."
Should we believe Alan Hart? I, for one, do. I remember reading Robert Fisk's
book The Great War for Civilisation with a sense of growing horror. In
it, Fisk mentioned seeing high-ranking American diplomats like Colin Powell and
Madeline Albright acting deferentially, even fearfully, around Israeli
politicians. Considering the normal operating mode of American
politicians—hubris—that seems hard to believe, unless Israel has been
threatening to use nuclear weapons. When I put two and two together, it seems to me that Israel has
told the United States, "Unless we are allowed to have our way with
Palestinians, and the world acquiesces to our brutal, unjust treatment of them,
we are willing to unleash a nuclear Armageddon on the world."
Levi Eshkol, born Levi Shkolnik in the Ukraine, was Israel's
third Prime Minister. In World War I, he served in the Jewish Legion, which
supported the British forces in Palestine. He moved to Palestine and helped
build up the Haganah, the Jewish underground organization that helped ethnically
cleanse Palestine between 1947-1949. On June 1, 1967, General Moshe Dayan was
invited by Levi Eshkol to join an Israeli government of national unity as
Defense Minister. Four days later, Israel attacked and destroyed Egyptian air
force bases and advance positions in the Sinai and occupied the West Bank, the
Gaza Strip, the Sinai and the Golan Heights, as well
as the eastern parts of Jerusalem. Another 250,000 Palestinian Arabs became
refugees, most of them noncombatant farmers and their families.
Benjamin Netanyahu, born Binyyameen Netanyahu, is the ninth and
current Prime Minister of Israel. Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister
born in Israel after the founding of the state. He joined the Israeli Defense
Forces during the 1967 Six-Day War, and became a team leader in the Sayeret
Matkal special forces unit. He took part in many missions, including Operation
Gift (1968) and Operation Isotope (1972), during which he was shot in the
shoulder by "friendly fire.” He fought on the front lines in the Yom Kippur War
in 1973, taking part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal, and then
leading a commando assault deep into Syrian territory.
On June 17, 1996 Netanyahu’s office released a statement outlining his
government’s guidelines with regard to the peace processes. It said no to
withdrawal from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, no to a Palestinian State,
no to an official Palestinian presence in Jerusalem, and
no to the refugees’
right of return "to any part of the Land of Israel west of the Jordan River”. (Elia
Zureik, The Palestinian Refugees: Background, Institute for Palestine
Studies, Washington, 1996. p. 127)
"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China,
when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among
the Arabs of the territories."—Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israel's Deputy Foreign
Minister, speaking to students at Bar Ilan
University, as published in the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24,
Netanyahu has also been accused of
assassinating Hamas officials who tried to negotiation long-term truces with
Moshe Sharett, born Moshe Shertok
in Russian, was the second Israeli Prime Minister. He was a staunch advocate of
compulsory population transfer, or ethnic cleansing:
"The interests of security demand that we get rid of them."—Prime Minister Moshe Sharett
"TRANSFER [ethnic cleansing] could be the crowning achievement,
the final stage in the development of [Zionist] policy."—Sharett
"We are equally
determined to explore all possibilities of getting rid, once and for all, of the
huge Arab minority."—Sharett
Sharett wrote Dr. Nahum Goldmann that "the most spectacular event in the
contemporary history of Palestine, in a way more spectacular than the creation
of the Jewish state, is the wholesale evacuation of its [Palestinian] Arab
population ... The opportunities opened up by the present reality for a lasting
and radical solution of the most vexing problem of the Jewish state [referring
to the Palestinian Arabs inhabiting area allotted to the "Jewish state" by the
1947 UN Partition plan], are so far-reaching, as to take one's breath away. The
reversion of the status quo ante is unthinkable."
He also wrote: "We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to
inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from the people inhabiting it,
that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture .... Recently
there has been appearing in our newspapers the clarification about "the mutual
misunderstanding" between us and the Arabs, about "common interests" [and] about
"the possibility of unity and peace between two fraternal peoples." ... [But] we
must not allow ourselves to be deluded by such illusive hopes ... for if we
cease to look upon our land, the Land of Israel, as ours alone and we allow a
partner into our estate, all content and meaning will be lost to our
To his credit, Sharett did not advocate wholesale slaughter or
bloodshed, but it seems that he did support ethnic cleansing, a crime against
peace and humanity. Like Yosef Weitz, he was a member of the first, second and
third Transfer Committees (i.e., ethnic cleansing committees).
Sharett was the draftee of the "Absentees' & Present Absentees'
Property Law of 1950" which gave Israel the legal framework to dispossess the
Palestinians of their properties in the "Jewish state." He was also responsible
for denying the right of return of the Arab refugees.
served briefly as interim Prime Minister following the death of Levi
Eshkol on February 26, 1969. He held office until March 17, 1969, when Golda
Meir took over. Allon commanded a field unit of the Haganah and then a mobile
patrol in northern Palestine during the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine.
During this period he participated in several operations of the Special Night
Squads, which specialized in mobile ambushes, under the command of Orde Charles
Wingate and H. E. N. Bredin. According to Israeli military historian Martin van
Creveld, their training included "how to kill without compunction, how to
interrogate prisoners by shooting every tenth man to make the rest talk; and how
to deter future terrorists by pushing the heads of captured ones into pools of
oil and then freeing them to tell the story." Yoram Kaniuk writes: "The
operations came more frequently and became more ruthless. The Arabs complained
to the British about Wingate's brutality and harsh punitive methods. Even
members of the field squads complained ... that during the raids on Bedouin
encampments Wingate would behave with extreme viciousness and fire mercilessly.
Wingate believed in the principle of surprise in punishment, which was designed
to confine the gangs to their villages. More than once he had lined rioters up
in a row and shot them in cold blood. Wingate did not try to justify himself;
weapons and war cannot be pure.” The British viewed Wingate as a security risk
and the SNS were disbanded in 1938. Wingate was posted out of the country and
his passport was stamped "NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER PALESTINE." Field Marshal
Montgomery, who as commander of northern Palestine had authorised the SNS, told
Dayan in 1966 that he considered Wingate to have "been mentally unbalanced and
that the best thing he ever did was to get killed in a plane crash in 1944."
"I believed and to this day still believe, in our people's eternal and historic
right to this entire land."—Ehud Olmert
Gazan civilians should not be
allowed "to live normal lives"—Ehud Olmert (Jonathan Cook,
Disappearing Palestine, p.132)
In 1941, Allon became one of the founding members of the Palmach. That same year
he took part in the British invasion of Lebanon and Syria. In 1943 he became the
Deputy Commander of the organization, and served in this post until 1945, when
he became Commander in Chief. As a Palmach commander, Yigal Allon approved the
December 18, 1947 attack on the village of al Khisas near the Lebanese border,
in which houses were blown up and a dozen civilians were killed. During the 1948
Arab–Israeli War, Allon led several of the major operations on all three fronts,
including Yiftach in the Galilee, Danny in the Centre, Yoav, and Horev in the
Negev. As Operational Commander of the Southern Command he was responsible for
security along the borders with Egypt and parts of Jordan. On June 4, 1949 he
ordered that a five-mile-wide zone along the border would be military area in
which "all strangers found will be shot without interrogation."
Ehud Olmert, born Ihud Ulmirt, was the twelfth Prime Minister
of Israel. In May 2007, Olmert's approval rating fell to 3 percent, and he
became the subject of a Google Bomb for the Hebrew for "miserable failure." In a
German TV interview on December 11, 2006, Olmert included Israel in a list of
nuclear powers, saying of Iran: "Can you say that this is the same level, when
they are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel and
Russia?" He immediately attempted to backtrack, insisting that Israel's doggedly
held position of nuclear weapons ambiguity had not changed. He nonetheless came
under harsh criticism from both ends of the Israeli political spectrum due to
the perceived threat to Israel's policy of ambiguity regarding its nuclear
Why does Israel condemn acts of Palestinian terrorism, while committing
much larger acts of terrorism itself?
"As long as young people feel they've got no hope but to blow themselves up
we are never going to make progress."
—Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair
"The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that's all they have.
The Israelis ... they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the
world. The Palestinians have nothing."
—Ted Turner, Founder of CNN
"I do not think that in his heart an Israeli would deny that, if your enemy has
taken land that is rightfully yours and occupied it, then not just your enemy's
army but his wife and son and daughter and servants and all who, under his
protection, come to live and make their living on the stolen land, are
aggressors. By their presence they aid and abet the occupation."
—Matthew Parris, Saturday Times of London, June 22, 2002
"Terrorism in Israel really started with Begin and Shamir and later
Sharon. It's a very valid question as to why they [Israeli Jews] see no similarities between
themselves under the British, and the Palestinians under their occupation."
—Clovis Maksoud, the former Arab League ambassador to the United Nations
"David Ben-Gurion never moved against the Irgun and the Stern Gang until after
the state was established and secured, which is definitely not true in the case
of the Palestinian Authority. Essentially, the Israelis are asking the
Palestinians to do something they themselves refused to do [i.e., renounce acts
—Hussein Ibish, Communication director of the American Arab
The Unheeded Warning of David Ben-Gurion
On December 18, 1946, in a closed meeting of the political committee of the
Zionist Congress, David Ben-Gurion argued brilliantly against acts
of terror. He began by saying, "One thing is prohibited under any
circumstances—murder. Murder means spilling of innocent blood. Murder! No, I
have to tell you that a soldier is a volunteer. I know what it means to be a
soldier. The role of the soldier is to kill and be killed for a just cause ...
But there is something else that is called murder. And there is not one of us
who may permit it, and we may not give anyone permission to permit it,
especially when it is done in our name." He then delineated the practical
meaning of the decision to fight terror: "We have to seriously think, not here
and not in the Congressional assembly, because this means not only words and
declarations ... If Congress takes a stand against murder, we will have to make
sure that within our ranks there will no be one who would want to help with
money, speech-making or providing moral justification to murder in any shape or
form ...We are still based ... on a moral principle. We may not undermine it.
Terror boomerangs regardless of the perpetrators, Ben Gurion warned."The murder
[that was done by the Arabs] in 1936 was first directed against the Jews ... But
eventually it became directed against the Arabs themselves. In the last period
of the organized murder by the Mufti, 300 Jews were killed. According to our
information—and we do not have all the information—1,000 Arabs were killed by
murderers sent by the Mufti. Do not say that this happened with the
Arabs but will not happen with us. It must happen with us and it
has already happened with us. With us it would be even worse than with them. In
the case of the Arabs, the perpetrators were separate gangs organized by the
Mufti. He had money and capabilities, but the Arab masses were helpless ... With
Jews, it would be entirely different. It would be worse," he cautioned.
But David Ben-Gurion did not heed his own warnings, because he either supported
massive ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Arabs, or allowed it to happen on his
watch without reprimand. And massive ethnic cleansing always results in the
premature deaths of completely innocent women and children. And to cause the
premature death of an innocent person unjustly is, in a word, murder. So
Ben-Gurion himself became a mass murderer of innocents.
Past Zionist-Jewish Terrorism
Some Historical Facts
by a Concerned American
Following are just a few of the many massacres committed by Jewish-Zionist
terrorists, notably by the Zionist Hagana, Irgun and Stern Gang groups.
Don't expect any Hollywood films highlighting any of these massacres:
1. King David Hotel, July 22, 1946.
2. Sharafat, Feb. 7, 1951.
3. Deir Yassin, April 10, 1948.
4. Falameh, April 2, 1951.
5. Naseruddine, April 14, 1948.
6. Quibya, Oct. 14, 1953.
7. Carmel, April 20, 1948.
8. Nahalin, March, 28, 1954.
9. Al-Qabu, May 1, 1948.
10. Gaza, Feb. 28, 1955.
11. Beit Kiras, May 3, 1948.
12. Khan Yunis, May 31, 1955.
13. Beitkhoury, May 5, 1948.
14. Khan Yunis Again, Aug. 31, 1955
15. Az-Zaytoun, May 6, 1948.
16. Tiberia, Dec. 11, 1955.
17. Wadi Araba, May 13, 1950.
18. As-Sabha, Nov. 2, 1955.
19. Gaza Again, April 5, 1956.
20. Houssan, Sept. 25, 1956.
21. Rafa, Aug. 16, 1956.
22. Qalqilyah, Oct. 10, 1956.
23. Ar-Rahwa, Sept. 12, 1956.
24. Kahr Kassem, Oct. 29, 1956.
25. Gharandal, Sept. 13, 1956.
26. Gaza Strip, Nov. 1956.
July 2, 1946: The King David Hotel in Jerusalem was bombed, killing 91 people.
Menachem Begin, who was later awarded the Nobel Prize for peace, is the same man
who planned the destruction of the King David Hotel and the massacre of Deir
Yassin. Ex prime minister, Shamir, was originally a member of the Jewish
terrorist gang called Irgun, which was headed by none other than Menachem Begin.
Shamir later moved over to the even more radical "Stern Gang," which committed
many vicious atrocities.
Shamir himself has defended the various assassinations committed by the Irgun
and Stern gangs on the grounds that "it was the only way we could operate,
because we were so small. So it was more efficient and more moral to go for
selected targets." The selected moral targets in those early days of the
founding of the state of Israel included bombing of the King David Hotel and the
massacre of Deir Yassin.
April 9, 1948: A combined force of Irgun and Stern Gangs committed a brutal
massacre of 260 Arab residents of the village of Deir Yassin. Most of whom were
women and children. The Israeli hordes even attacked the dead to satisfy their
bestial tendencies. In April, 1954, during Holy Week, and on the eve of Easter,
The Christian cemeteries in Haifa were invaded, crosses broken down and trampled
under the feet of these miscreants, and the tombs desecrated. The Israeli
military conquest, therefore was made against a defenseless people, who had been
softened up by such earlier massacres as Deir Yasin (where 250 Arabs; men, women
and children were massacred).
The Jew, Weizman, referred to the massacre as this "miraculous simplification of
our task," and Ben Gurion said that "without Deir Yasin there would be no
Israel." Americans are not told that ten percent of the Arabs killed by the
Israelis in 1948 were Christian, and that ten percent of the Arab property
confiscated belonged to Christians. Nor are they told that Israel's massacres
and military actions forced 100,000 Christians to become refugees.
Accounts by Red Cross and United Nations observers who visited the scene said
that the houses were first set on fire and the occupants were shot down as they
came out to escape the flames. One pregnant woman had her baby cut out of her
stomach with a knife. Reminiscent of the acts committed by their brother Jews in
Russia during and after the Bolshevik (Jewish) takeover. The head of the
International Red Cross delegation in Palestine, Jacques de Reynier, drove into
the village and was met by a detachment of Irgun terrorists. In his report of
the massacre the previous night, he wrote: "All of them were young, some even
adolescents, men and women armed to the teeth: revolvers, machine-guns,
hand-grenades, and knives, most of them still blood-stained. A beautiful young
girl with criminal eyes showed me hers (knife) still dripping with blood, she
displayed it like a trophy."
May 1948: The U.S. appointed Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden to mediate between
the Arabs and the Israelis. In his first progress report (of Sept. 16, 1948) he
recommended that the U.N. should affirm "the right of the Arab refugees to
return to their homes in Jewish controlled territory at the earliest possible
date." The Israelis responded in their own quiet way. The following day
Bernadotte was murdered in Jerusalem.
Responsibility for the spectacular assassination, which caused an international
outcry, was claimed by an unknown group, "Fatherland Front," which was actually
a cover for Shamir's Stern Gang. Yoshua Zeitler and Meshlam Markover of Stern
told Israeli television in 1989 that they respectively directed and led the
operation that killed the Swedish diplomat and his French aide-de-camp. Zeitler,
71, said he decided to speak now because of fear that the U.N. and the "goyim"
(non-Jews) are again trying to force Israel into concessions.
February 1949: Israel launched an offensive across the Armistice lines with
Egypt which brought its forces to the Gulf of Aqaba, occupying the Palestinian
police post of Umm Rashrash which they afterwards named Eilat.
1950: Israelis seized the Al-Uja de-militarized zone on the Egyptian side and
Baqqara on the Syrian side, expelling their Arab inhabitants and razed their
homes to the ground by bulldozers.
1950-1955: Israeli forces unleashed more than 40 acts of armed aggressions
against Arab states, almost all causing a heavy loss of life. This included
attacks and massacres in Qibya, Huleh 1953, Nahalin, Kfar Qassem in 1954, Gaza
and a Syrian outpost on Lake Tiberias in 1955.
October 14-1 5, 1953 — Under the command of Ariel Sharon, Israeli squads
attacked the unarmed Arab village of Qibya in the demilitarized one. Where they
blew up 42 houses and killed more than 60 residents who were trapped inside. The
details were so gruesome that the U.S. joined in a U.N. condemnation of the
Israeli action, and for the first and only time, suspended aid to Israel in
July 1954: Israeli intelligence planted "a ring of spies (moles)" in Cairo. Its
task was to begin sabotage operations against selected Egyptian, British and
American targets. On July 14, the Alexandria post office was fire-bombed, and
the U.S. Information Agency offices in Cairo and Alexandria were damaged by fire
started by phosphorous incendiary devices, as was a British-owned theater.
Members of the spy ring were caught, and they confessed. They had been planted
by Modin, the Israeli military intelligence organization. The purpose,
presumably, was to sabotage Egyptian relations with the U.S. and Britain.
Various commissions of inquiry into the affair conducted in Israel were never
able to decide whether or not Israeli Defense Minister Pinchos Lavon authorized
1956: Squads of Israeli soldiers committed a hideous atrocity in the Palestinian
village of Kafr Qasim, 47 innocent people were shot down in cold blood. The
careful and premeditated mass murders, never received great attention in the
West. Although the Israeli courts convicted eight soldiers of murder, they were
all released within two years of their trial, and within three years one of them
who had been convicted of killing 43 Arabs in an hour, was engaged by the
municipality of Ramleh as the "officer responsible for Arab affairs in the
city." In October 1956 Israel, backed by England and France, attacked Egypt to
gain control of the Suez Canal.
Taking advantage of the situation created by Egypt's decision of nationalization
of the Suez Canal, Israel joined forces with Britain and France to invade Egypt.
As a result, it occupied the Sinai Peninsula, seized the Gaza Strip, and Sharm
Al sheikh which guarded the Strait of Tiran and the entrance to the Gulf of
Aqaba. a year letter it withdrew reluctantly under the combined pressure of the
U.N., U.S.A. and the Soviet Union.
There was no military necessity for this destruction; it was sheer vengeance
against Arab Christians. This action created another 300,000 Arab refugees, thus
making a total refugee population of Christian and Muslin Arabs, which is larger
than the combined populations of Montana, Nevada and Wyoming. It was during this
campaign that the Israeli's attacked the U.S.S. Liberty with the death of 34 of
its number. If this had been an Egyptian or a Russian attack, American would
have been at war, but the Jewish vote of America silenced any American
criticisms of this action. Americans are also not told that Israel has always
refused to obey any mandate of the United Nations. Resolutions affirmed by vote
every year since 1948 recognize the right of the return of Palestinian refugees,
but Israel always refuses to obey. Israel has been condemned over and over again
for breaking the charter and now fulfilling the conditions upon which she was
allowed to become a member!
1960-1962: Israeli forces attacked Syrian villages on Lade Tiberias and brought
death to hundreds of Arab civilians.
1966: Squads of Israeli soldiers raided the Jordanian village of Sammu, they
killed 18 civilians, wounded 100 others and demolished 130 houses including a
school, a clinic and a mosque.
1967: The U.S.S. Liberty was deliberately attacked in international waters as it
monitored communications during the Six-Day War. Israel used U.S.-donated
equipment to jam the ship's S.O.S., hoping to sink it and murder all aboard
before word could get out. 34 sailors were butchered and 170 wounded in this
blatant Act of War. The Liberty was part of the Sixth Fleet, a powerful group of
men and ships paid for by U.S. Taxpayers to protect the Israeli's. What do the
Jews think of our American Service Men, the descendants of the men who pulled
their chestnuts out of the fire in World War II?
June 5, 1967: Israeli committed its biggest, most treacherous and premeditated
aggression against Egypt, Syria and Jordan. After destroying Arab aircraft on
the ground in a lightening attack, Israeli forces invaded and occupied the rest
of Palestine, that is, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, the Syrian
Golan Heights and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. In the first days of its
aggression and in plain disregard of the truth, Israel fabricated a charge of
aggression against its victims and presented it in a dramatic manner to the U.N.
Security Council. Western media spread this fabricated story and the whole world
sympathized with the supposed victim. In 1967 the Israeli's made a third
ruthless blitzkrieg attack upon the Arabs. This time they deliberately destroyed
three quarters of a million dollar's worth of church property.
The great deception practiced by Israel on the U.N. and the whole world is now
completely discredited, the Israelis, therefore, changed their tactics and rely
nowadays on the argument that, they were NOT attacked by Egypt, they were in
danger of BEING attacked, and hence they resorted to a so-called pre-emptive
strike. Alan Hart quotes a former Israeli Director of military intelligence as
telling him "if Nasser had not given Israel the excuse to attack the Arabs,
Israel would have invented a pretext for war within six or ten months" because
its military planners had decided that the time had come to knock out vast
amounts of mainly Soviet-supplied Arab armor. Yitzhak Rabin, who as chief of
staff planned this attack told Le Monde in February 1968, quite simply: "We knew
that Nasser did not intend to attack."
February 15, 1968: Israel invaded PLO bases in Karamah, on the eastern bank of
the River Jordan with helicopter-borne troops and tanks. Three hundred commandos
fought off 1,500 Israeli soldiers and force them to retreat. The battle lasted
all day and into the evening. Although the village was totally destroyed, the
Palestinian defenders repelled the Israelis and inflicted heavy casualties among
the invaders. By the Israeli account, they lost 28 soldiers and 90 were wounded.
1969: The Israelis distinguished themselves by committing a horrible crime, in
retaliation of attrition war across the Suez Canal, Israeli war planes raided an
Egyptian school "Bahr al Baker" in southern Egypt killing 75 children and
wounding over 100.
August 1969: An Israeli set fire to one of the most sacred Islamic shrines. Al
Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, causing extensive damage to it. This crime plunged
over one billion Muslims throughout the world into the deepest anguish.
March 12, 1970: Israeli forces invaded part of South Lebanon known as
"Fatah-Land" killing a number of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians.
September 8, 1972: Without any apparent cause or reason, Israeli Phantoms
bombed Palestinian targets in Lebanon and Syria in a series of raids killing
hundreds of civilians. This action was explained by the Israeli prime minister
the next day, who in the Knesset, that "Israel had now adopted a new policy to
strike at the terrorist organizations where ever we can reach them."
February 21, 1973: Israel landed commando units on the coasts of the northern
Lebanese city of Tripoli. They attacked two Palestinian refugees camps,
dynamited several houses and buildings, some over the heads of their occupants,
killing 35 refugees and wounding a similar number. On the same day, Israeli war
planes shot down a Libyan Civilian Aircraft over the Sinai Desert killing over
April 10, 1973: Israeli commando units with the help of some Lebanese
collaborators stormed into a residential quarter in East Beirut and killed three
PLO leaders: Yusef Al Najjar, Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser.
1974: Israeli air-borne commando units attacked Beirut airport and destroyed 13
Lebanese civilian aircraft on the ground.
In the same year, Israeli planes intercepted a civilian Syrian aircraft and
forced it to land at Lydda (Lod) airport on suspicion that it was carrying a
Palestinian commando leader. Christian shrines in Jerusalem were subjected to
several acts of aggression and robbery. This included damaging the church of the
Holy Sepulchre, burying four other Christian centers, and stealing the diamond
Crown of the Virgin Mary.
1975-1980: Israeli's intelligence service, the Mossad, distinguished itself by
feats of terrorist actions that killed a number of Arab and Palestinian
diplomats, scientists and journalists such as the PLO representatives in London,
Rome, Paris and Brussels, prominent Palestinian journalist and writer Ghassan
Kanafani and the Egyptian nuclear scientist Dr. Al Mashad.
1981: Putting their so-called pre-emptive policy in action, Israeli warplanes
raided and destroyed a peaceful Iraqi nuclear reactor near Baghdad.
June 6, 1982: The Israeli armed forces invaded Lebanon. Less than two weeks
after its election, the New Menachem Begin government unleashed the first blow
in its war to liquidate the PLO in Lebanon.
June 1982: Israeli forced launched their savage invasion of Lebanon. As a result
of this invasion a great number of refugee camps, Lebanese towns and villages
were destroyed. Israeli warplanes launched eight raids on Palestinian targets in
South Lebanon and Beirut, killing nearly one thousand people and wounding many
others. The fantasy of the "pre-emptive strike policy" was dropped and even the
Jerusalem Post correspondent was at pains to explain the purpose of the bombing
raids. "The past few days of activities on the northern border followed five
weeks of quiet. It is not know what triggered Israeli's Friday afternoon raid."
Outraged by Israel's onslaught and the cruel destruction of Beirut, Jewish
journalist Jacobo Timmerman called Begin "unbalanced" a "terrorist" and "a
disgrace to the people." He accused Sharon of helping to make Israel "the
Prussia of the Middle East.&quo t;
July 17, 1982: U.S. supplied F-4 and F-5 jets swooped low over Beirut in 4
passes, bombing the densely-populated Fakahani district. Five tall apartment
buildings were destroyed, 200 people were killed and 800 wounded. Forty percent
of the victims were small children, and one of the survivors was an unborn baby
pulled by doctors from the dead mother's womb. Israel's then Chief-of-staff
Rafael Eitan announced on Israeli Radio that civilian causalities were
unimportant and that the Arab causalities suffered as of the July 17 attack did
not yet constitute the Israeli "final solution."
September 1982: Israeli raids and bombardments continued during the weeks
following the raid on Beirut in July. It was the beginning of the invasion of
Beirut; after which an 80 days war led by Ariel Sharon, (then War Minister of
Israel) resulted in the destruction of much of Beirut, killing and wounding
thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese civilians. It was during this invasion
that the massacre of the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps was committed. Where
over 2,500 Palestinian women, children and elderly people were slaughtered in
cold blood. Even the Israeli high court held a number of the Israeli military
officers, including Sharon, responsible.
October 1982: Israeli terrorists bombed the houses, cars and offices of three
elected Palestinian mayors on the West Bank, Nablus, Ramallah and Al Beireh.
1984: Israeli warships and gunboats intercepted merchant ships on the high seas
off the coast of Lebanon and kidnapped a number of Palestinians.
1985: Israeli planes raided and destroyed the PLO headquarters in Tunis.
1986: Israeli secret agents assassinated a noted Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al
Ali, in London.
April 1988: Israeli commando units stormed into the house of Khalil Al Wazir, in
Tunis. Al Wazir who was the most senior PLO military commander and believed to
be in charge of the Intifada, was murdered while sleeping.
February and March 1989: Israeli F-16 planes pounded Palestinian targets in
Lebanon's Shouf Mountains, Damour and the Beka's valley with a series of raids
killing a numbers of civilians, including 15 school children in Damour.
April 14, 1989: Israeli border guards and settlers attacked the peaceful and
unarmed village of Nahalin near Bethlehem. Eight Palestinians were massacred for
no reason and over 50 were injured. The killings took place late in the night
and at the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan.
ISRAEL: FOUNDED ON TERROR
by the Rev. Ted Pike
March 25, 2008
Zionist-dominated mainstream media vividly portrays Israel as a tiny embattled
nation seeking peace in a sea of Arab hostility.  Arabs, we are told, commit
acts of terror while Israel only resorts to violence out of self-protection. The
facts of history paint a very different picture.
Far from deploring terror, Israel has sanctioned terror to seize and expand its
territory since its beginnings. In 1944, Zionist leaders in Israel faced two
alternatives. They could continue to allow the British and Arabs to occupy
Palestine , who would continue to pressure Israel to concede a Palestinian
state. Or they could drive both British and Arabs out. Israelis chose the
Members of the Zionist ruling elite and their clandestine terrorist
enforcers—the Jewish Agency, Hagana, Irgun and the Stern Gang—began to exert
every possible terrorist means to dominate Palestine . Their strategy was
simple: the more respectable Zionist establishment would take the "high road"
and officially disavow terrorism. Meanwhile, Zionist terrorists would commit any
crime needed to disrupt British occupation and to panic Arabs into flight. The
Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, available in most university libraries,
documents from British records more than five hundred violent or terrorist
incidents against Palestinians and the British occupation between 1939 and 1948.
These included bombings, booby traps and landmines, kidnappings and torture of
prisoners, bank robberies, murders of Arabs, and assassinations of police and
British officials. 
Chief terrorists were David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and
later, Ariel Sharon. Begin headed Irgun, and Shamir led the Stern Gang. They
cooperated intimately with the highest political body of the Zionist
establishment, the Jewish Agency, and the popular Zionist resistance army,
Hagana. Ben-Gurion headed Hagana and later the Jewish Agency. 
After 1944—when Ben-Gurion formally rejected the British plan for partition of
Palestine into Jewish/Arab states—most Israelis, particularly the young,
favored expulsion of British and Arabs.
Here is the short list of Zionist atrocities from 1944 to the present:
• Assassination of Lord Moyne on November 6, 1944 . Under orders from Yitzhak
Shamir, terrorists of the Stern Gang shot Lord Moyne, British resident minister.
Purpose: To drive the British from Palestine .
• The King David massacre, July 22, 1946 . Begin's Irgun terrorists, with
encouragement from Ben-Gurion’s Hagana, blew up the King David Hotel in
Jerusalem , murdering 92. Purpose: Destroy British records that proved the
highest members of the Zionist government backed anti-British terrorism. 4
• British sergeants hanged, July 12, 1947 . Begin, Shamir, and Haganah
authorized kidnapping and hanging of two British sergeants, booby trapping their
bodies and mining the area. During this time, Shamir sent many letters and
package bombs to British officials. 1947 also included multiple cases of
kidnappings (including brutal floggings of British soldiers) by Jewish
• The Semiramis Hotel massacre, January 5, 1948 . Jewish Agency leader
David Ben-Gurion and Haganah leaders blew up the Seramis Hotel in Jerusalem ,
killing 20 and wounding 17. Purpose: Terrorize Arabs into fleeing Israel
• Deir Yassin massacre, April 9, 1948 . Begin’s Irgun soldiers killed 250
sleeping Arab villagers at Deir Yassin, a suburb of Jerusalem . "25
pregnant women were bayoneted in their abdomens while still alive. 52
children were maimed under the eyes of their mothers and then were slain and
their heads cut off." 6 "…Menachem Begin, the leader of the Irgun gang, himself
admitted on December 28, 1950 in a press interview in New York, that the Deir
Yassin incident had been carried out in accordance with an agreement between the
Irgun and the Jewish Agency and Haganah." 7 Begin was always proud of what he
had done, considering Deir Yassin a legitimate military target. Irgun
trucks drove throughout Judea , announcing by loudspeaker to hundreds of
thousands of Arabs that unless they fled Israel they would meet the same fate.
Deir Yassin and subsequent terrorist acts precipitated flight of more than
800,000 Arabs from Palestine . In town after town Zionist soldiers drove
Palestinians out, usually killing any person who delayed or attempted to take
any possessions with them. Arab towns were bulldozed, replaced with Jewish
communities. 8 Begin comments on the level of Palestinian terror generated by
Irgun’s massacre at Deir Yassin. "Out of evil, however, good came. This Arab
propaganda spread a legend of terror amongst Arabs and Arab troops, who were
seized with panic at the mention of Irgun soldiers. The legend was worth a dozen
battalions to the forces of Israel .” 9 Israel exiled these unfortunates to
concentration camps in Lebanon , the West Bank , and Gaza , refusing to allow
them repossession of their land and property or adequate compensation. 10 This
is the seminal cause of international Arab terrorism and the Mid-East conflict
that rages today.
• Assassination of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte, September 17, 1948 .
This killing by the Stern Gang was on orders of Shamir. Purpose: To sabotage UN
efforts to create a Palestinian state.
• Massacre at Dawayma, October 29, 1948 . Israeli soldiers killed between 80 and
100 men, women, and children in Dawayma, a suburb of Haifa . Purpose: Intensify
terror generated by Deir Yassin and compel the remaining Palestinians to leave
• Massacre at Kibya, October 14, 1953 . In an atrocity condoned by the
highest levels of the Israeli government and military, Ariel Sharon led 700
crack paratroopers to attack the Jordanian town of Kibya . They
slaughtered 75 innocent men, women, and children primarily by locking families
in their homes and blowing them up. 12 Purpose: Collective punishment to avenge
the alleged killing of a single Jewish family.
• Massacre of Kafr Kassim, October 29, 1956 . 51 men, women, and children
were murdered by Israeli troops as they returned to their villages in the
evening after work. 13 more were severely wounded by the gunfire.
Purpose: Terrorize Palestinians into not siding with Egypt in case of war. 13
• Massacre of USS Liberty, June 8, 1967 . Israel 's jet fighters and
torpedo boats repeatedly attempted to sink US intelligence monitoring vessel USS
Liberty during the 1967 Israel/Egypt war. They killed 34 and wounded 171
American sailors. Purpose: Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan ordered the attack
ostensibly to protect Israel 's intelligence communications, even though the war
was virtually over. 14
• Libyan airliner massacre, February 21, 1973 . Straying over Israeli-controlled
Sinai air space, a Libyan 727 commercial airliner was intercepted by Israeli
fighters and, despite the clearest identification, shot down, killing 106.
Purpose: Flexing Zionist power against Libya . 15
• Massacre in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, Beirut , Lebanon , September 23,
1982 . Gen. Ariel Sharon and Yitshak Shamir, in cooperation with
"Christian" Phalangist forces sealed all exits and provided aerial flares,
illuminating the slaughter of up to 2,750 men, women, and children, according to
a body count by the committee of the Red Cross. Purpose: collective punishment
of Palestinians. 16
What About Arab Terrorism?
It was inevitable that Zionism’s threatened and actual expulsion of Arabs from
land the Arabs occupied from the seventh century should incur hostility—even
terrorism. Jews of Hebron were massacred by Arabs in 1929. The Arab revolt in
Palestine beginning in 1936 resulted in acts of violence against many Jews,
followed by anti-Jewish mistreatment during the 1948 war. Suicide bombings and
rocket attacks continue against Israel in recent years.
Who is most at fault? Consider this: If someone, claiming divine right to occupy
your house and land, drives you from them, condemning you and your children to a
distant, arid concentration camp for generations, would you resort to violence?
There is only one word that describes the one who displaced you. Aggressor. The
Palestinians, fanatical and terrorist as many have become, are nevertheless
defenders of ancient rights and territories that have been horrifically
violated. They are victims hitting back.
Becoming "Civilized" Terrorists?
During the past 40 years, Israel's continuing atrocities are justified as
"collective punishment" of the Palestinian people. Israel’s attack on Lebanon in
1982, described by Israel as such punishment, killed over 19,000 innocent men,
women and children. Under Sharon’s invasion of the West Bank under Sharon in
2002, whole villages were attacked with Hellfire missiles from Apache
helicopters, with occupied homes shelled by tanks or bulldozed over. 4,185
Palestinian men were seized, beaten, jailed. The number of dead is still
uncertain since Sharon would not allow western observers to document the
aftermath. 17 Israel's present policies in the West Bank and Gaza, routinely
killing large numbers of innocent men, women and children, remain full of
I have also written about one of the greatest atrocities Israel still indulges
in: the systematic and fiendish torture of many thousands of Palestinian
prisoners, incarcerated, most without trial, in Israeli prisons. 18
After leaders of the Third Reich committed atrocities against the Jews during
World War II, they were tried, hanged and buried, both physically and under the
contempt of humanity. The opposite happened to the bloody and arrogant
terrorists of Israel. Ben-Gurion, Begin, Shamir, and Sharon were all elected to
leadership of the nation. This reflected the anti-Palestinian,
terrorism-friendly mentality of many Israeli voters. 19 The Encyclopedia of the
Palestine Problem documents, from United Nations records, more than 650 attacks
by Jewish settlers and the Israeli military against Arabs between 1948 and
Shamefully, evangelical Christians have given uninterrupted support to Israel’s
terrorist leaders. Evangelicals believe God brought to birth the state of Israel
by divine assistance at every stage. Actually, statehood (i.e. expulsion of the
British and Arabs) was made possible by massacre—starting at Deir Yassin. Yet
there has never been an atrocity in Israel searing enough to alienate Christian
idealism, or even prompt criticism from major evangelical leaders. Dr.
Jerry Falwell said Begin was a "man of God." George Bush described Sharon as a
"man of peace."
What kind of a god would establish a nation on terror? A god who is as evil as
1. See, Jews
Confirm Big Media Is Jewish.
2. The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, by Dr. Issa Nakhleh,
Intercontinental Books, New York, 1991, pp. 65-250.
3. Ibid, pp. 65-68, 269 and elsewhere provide abundant documentation of the
close cooperation between Ben-Gurion’s Hagana, the Jewish Agency, Irgun, and the
Stern Gang. So does Menachem Begin in his book, "Revolt!” and in public
4. Ibid, p. 269.
5. United Nations Security Counsel Official Records, Semiramis, 1948, Document
S/740 says, "Hagana terrorists made a most barbarous attack at . . . the
Semiramis Hotel, killing innocent people and wounding many. The Jewish
Agency terrorist forces blasted the entrance and then placed bombs in the
basement . . .the whole building collapsed with its residents."
6. Ibid, pg. 271
7. Ibid, pg. 272
8. Ibid, pp. 295-393. "They expelled 90 percent of the inhabitants of the
occupied area by massacre and force. They destroyed 425 Arab towns and villages
as well as 67 villages and localities of the Bedouin tribes (pg. 332).”
9. Menachem Begin. "The Revolt.” (London, W. H. Allen, 1983.) Pg. 164.
10. Israeli propaganda says Palestinians did not flee because of pressure from
Israel. Rather, Arab leaders, fearing Palestinians would be caught in crossfire
between Jew and invading Arab armies, encouraged them to find temporary shelter
in Lebanon and Jordan. It says that, considering their lack of loyalty to their
ancestral lands and property, as well as the newly created state of Israel, they
are worthy of neither repatriation, repossession nor reimbursement. Instead they
should have been assimilated by wealthy Arab nations. The fact that millions
remain in virtual concentration camps is the fault of the uncaring Arab world,
not Israel. Israel also contends that after 1948 its hundreds of Jewish
settlements were built, not on previous Arab villages, but on barren lands the
Arabs had been too lazy to develop. Evangelicals accept these lies
11. Zionist soldiers admitted, "They killed some eighty to one hundred Arabs,
women and children. The children were killed by smashing their skulls with
clubs…In the village there remained Arab men and women who were put in the
houses without food. Then the sappers came to blow up the houses." Quoted
in David Gilmour, "Dispossessed: The Ordeal of the Palestinians". (London:
Sphere Books, 1980), pp. 68-69.
12. General Van Bennike, testifying before the United Nations Security Council
said: "Bullet-ridden bodies near the doorways and multiple bullet holes on the
doors of the demolished houses indicated that the inhabitants had been forced to
remain inside until their homes were blown up over them.” United Nations
Security Council Official Records, Resolution, 1953, S/3139/Rev. 2. Quoted
in The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, pg. 274.
13. The Israeli daily Kol Haam published on its front page the full story of the
Kafr Kassim massacre. It said: "…the men of the Israeli Frontier Guard killed 47
Arab citizens in Kafr Kassim. The killing was carried out in cold blood and for
no reason.” Kol Haam’s story is published in its entirety in
The Encyclopedia of
the Palestine Problem, pg. 278.
14. The Encyclopedia of the Palestinian Problem, pg. 282.
15. Ibid, pg 283.
16. Ibid, pg. 284.
17. Here are typical Israeli atrocities during the Gaza invasion, as documented
by Human Rights Watch: "14-year-old Muhammad Hawashin was shot twice in the face
and killed on April 3rd, as he walked with a group of women and children toward
the local hospital. Wheelchair bound Kamal Zghair, 57-years-old, was shot and
run over by IDF tanks on April 10th as he wheeled himself down the road to his
home, equipped with a white flag. Afaf Disuqi, an unarmed civilian responded to
a knock on her door on April 5th and was killed by a bomb thrown by IDF
soldiers. Eye witnesses reported that the soldiers were laughing as Disuqi was
horribly mutilated by the blast.” "Human
Rights Watch Report Into Jenin Accuses Israel of War Crimes.” Julie Hyland.
World Socialist Web Site. www.wsws.org. 10
18. See, Torture
in Israeli Prisons.
19. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, hatred and racism toward
Palestinians is still intense. "Study:
Israeli Jews Becoming Increasingly Racist Toward Arabs.” 19 March 2008 .
20. The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, pp. 413-433.
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