[Marxism] The Colonialist and Fascist Past of Israel's Three Biggest Parties

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 28 12:28:12 MDT 2009

The Colonialist And Fascist Past Of Israel's Three Biggest Parties 
By Lenni Brenner

How often have we heard Israel proclaimed "the only democracy in the 
Middle East"? But there's a problem, actually three problems, the top 
vote-winning parties in its recent election.. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 
and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima (Forward) got 28 seats, Prime 
Minister designate Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud (United) won 27, and 
Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu (Israel is Our Home) took 15 seats 
in the 120 seat parliament. They evolved out of Vladimir Jabotinsky's 
pith-helmet colonialist "Zionist-Revisionist" movement. And how many 
lectures have we all endured on Islamo-Fascism? But Revisionists trained 
at Mussolini's naval academy during his Ethiopean war.. If that isn't 
enough, Rahm Emanuel, Obama's White House Chief-of-Staff, called by the 
1/25 NY Times "arguably the second most powerful man in the country," 
was raised in this tradition.

Ask leaders of these parties what they think of Jabotinsky (1880-1940), 
  or his classic 1923 article, "The Iron Wall (We and the Arabs)," and 
each  would say something like 'he's the  greatest Jewish writer since 
the Bible,'  or 'the Bible was the greatest Jewish document before The 
Iron Wall.' But question typical US pro-Zionists, Jew or gentile, and 
they ask 'who is Jabotinsky?' Indeed we can see why modern Revisionists 
don't widely publicize what they believe is his masterpiece:

"First of all, I consider it utterly impossible to eject the Arabs from 
Palestine.  There will always be two nations in Palestine – which is 
good enough for me, provided the Jews become the majority..... It is 
utterly impossible to obtain the voluntary consent of the Palestine 
Arabs for converting 'Palestine' from an Arab country into a country 
with a Jewish majority.....  Every native population, civilised or not, 
regards its land as its national home, of which it is the sole master, 
and it wants to retain that mastery always; it will refuse  to admit not 
only new masters but, even new partners or collaborators......  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.....

"This does not mean that there cannot be any agreement with the 
Palestine Arabs. What is impossible is a voluntary agreement. As long as 
the Arabs feel that there is the least hope of getting rid of us, they 
will refuse to give up this hope in return for either kind words or for 
bread and butter, because they are not a rabble, but a living people. 
And when a living people yields in matters of such a vital character it 
is only when there is no longer any hope of getting rid of us, because 
they can make no breach in the iron wall. Not till then will they drop 
their extremist leaders whose watchword is 'Never!'"

full: http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/articles/article0106218.html

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