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From: Ramabriga <Ramabr...@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 03:41:22 -0500
Local: Sat, Sep 8 2007 11:41 am
Subject: Zionism has its roots in Italian fascism
Zionism has its roots in Italian fascism
by B. Merhav [Excerpted], Investigative
Journalist and Researcher
Theodore Herzl (1860-1904) was the founder
of political Zionism. His partners, and following in his footsteps, had been
Max Nordau (1849-1923) and Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940). The latter
became the founder of fanatical Zionism ("revisionist Zionism"), which gave
rise to Zionist terrorism by Irgun (Etzel), culminating in the present
government of war criminals, the Olmert government ,of the Zionist apartheid
regime of Israel.
In other words, Herzl, Nordau and
Jabotinsky, were the founders of political Zionism and of fanatical Zionism,
and this is how they have been officially regarded by Jabotinsky's followers
over the past 100 years.
When Mussolini marched his fascist
followers on to Rome in 1922, to establish the world's first fascist
dictatorship, among the first to congratulate him were the Italian Zionist
leaders, and soon after all the rest of the world's Zionist hierarchy.
Indeed, there was a procession of top Zionist leaders from all over the
world in this pilgrimage to Mussolini's Rome. However, none of them had done
as "well" as Jabotinsky, who became a close personal friend of Mussolini. So
much so, that the Italian fascist dictator agreed to the military training
of some 135 Zionist cadets, of Jabotinsky's Betar movement, by Mussolini's
Black Shirts during 1935.
The Italian Zionist leaders, who
congratulated Mussolini ,explained their affinity with his fascist ideas and
with his movement by comparing the similarity between Mussolini's fascism
and the Zionist movement and its ideas. Certainly, they told the truth :
Zionist fascism came into being some 25 years before the Mussolini regime
began to rule in Italy. The entire history of Zionism - including its
collaboration with the Hitler regime in fascist Germany - confirms that
observation. Zionism is the cradle of fascism, and fanatical Zionism is
I have been reminded of that fundamental
piece of Zionist history by Gilad Atzmon, the Israeli jazz musician who
lives in London, in his article which he emailed to me today ( and published
by counterpunch.com this weekend). However, the term fascism is not there in
his article. Instead, the article titled, "One Hundred Years of Jewish
Solitude", opens with a quotation from Max Nordau. Which is rather
surprising, because Gilad Atzmon claims to be opposed to Zionism, as a
supposed supporter of the Palestinian cause.
Having read the article, it gives me the
impression that its author would rather sing the praises of Zionism than
condemn it, much less fight it and its Zionist apartheid regime of Israel.
As he states there :"Throughout the years Zionism has become a pretty
efficient system that serves what may be defined as primary Jewish
Has fascism ever served Jewish interests?
It has indeed served Zionism, but not "Jewish interests", and certainly not
those of the people who were killed by the fascists during World War II.
Is he, perhaps, confusing Zionism with
Judaism, as many Zionists are used to do, and mostly deliberately?
The author ,in fact, goes on to offer a
new definition of Zionism. Here are his words :
"Though traditionally we tend to associate
Zionism with a particular Jewish national aspiration as well as a Jewish
call for the return to Zion (Palestine), this is not necessarily the only
viable historical or philosophical interpretation of the Zionist endeavour.
I would suggest here that it makes far more sense to regard Zionism as a
tribal Jewish preservation project. In other words, Zionism could be easily
interpreted as a Jewish global movement which has as its aim the prevention
of assimilation. . I would suggest here that it makes far more sense to
regard Zionism as a tribal Jewish preservation project. In other words,
Zionism could be easily interpreted as a Jewish global movement which has as
its aim the prevention of assimilation."
There are a few errors in this statement .
Firstly, Zionism is not a "Jewish national aspiration" (although this is
what the Zionist propaganda says).
Secondly, the prevention of assimilation
has certainly been one method of the Zionist propaganda, but not its final
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The final aim of Zionism is to establish
an expanding Zionist empire in the Middle East, and making people of Jewish
background the ideological legitimacy for achieving this self-serving
jingoistic aim, at the expense of the Arab people of Palestine and other
Arab people (as well as non-Zionist Jews, and other peoples).
The author labels Zionism and its criminal
Zionist regime " Zionist endeavour", and "Jewish preservation project",
which are very benign terms to describe this fascist ideology and its
criminal regime. Are they all naive mistakes made by Gilad Atzmon or are
they perhaps Zionist propaganda ?
Zionism is little more than a brand of fascism.