Rabbis Against Zionism
I would like to revisit some history I brought up in my post on Constantine’s Sword, and the statements of Rabbi’s against Zionism. Rabbi Weiss has stated Zionism is an expression of nationalism to create a Jewish state. Judaism is the religion belief held by the Jews. Rabbi Weiss claims true Jews of the Jewish faith do not support Zionism.
Rabbi Weiss has also stated Zionism was started by Jewish Atheists from areas of Europe like the Soviet Union. It would appear to be true based on the history below. Zionism was a movement, not an expression of Jewish faith.
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Roman rule. In 63 63 B.C. Roman troops invaded Judah and it came under Roman Control. The Romans called the area Judea. Jesus Chris was born in Bethlehem in the early years of Roman rule. Roman rulers put down Jewish revolts of Roman rule. Roman rulers put down Jewish revolts in A.D. 66 and A.D. 132. In A.D. 135, the Romans drive the Jews out of Jerusalem.
The Zionist movement. Beginning in the late 1800’s, oppression of Jews in Eastern Europe set off a mass emigration of Jewish refugees. Some Jews formed a movement called Zionism, which sought to make Palestine an independent Jewish nation.
World War II and the division of Palestine. (Paragraph 2) The United nations Special Commission on Palestine recommended that Palestine be divided into an Arab state and a Jewish state. The commission called for Jerusalem to be put under International control. The UN General Assembly adopted this plan on Nov. 29 1947. The Jews accepted the UN decision, but the Arabs rejected it. Fighting broke out immediately.
The Palestine problem became an international issue towards the end of the First World War with the disintegration of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Palestine was among the several former Ottoman Arab territories which were placed under the administration of Great Britain under the Mandates System adopted by the League of Nations pursuant to the League’s Covenant (Article 22) .
All but one of these Mandated Territories became fully independent States, as anticipated. The exception was Palestine where, instead of being limited to “the rendering of administrative assistance and advice” the Mandate had as a primary objective the implementation of the “Balfour Declaration” issued by the British Government in 1917, expressing support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.
During the years of the Palestine Mandate, from 1922 to 1947, large-scale Jewish immigration from abroad, mainly from Eastern Europe took place, the numbers swelling in the 1930s with the notorious Nazi persecution of Jewish populations. Palestinian demands for independence and resistance to Jewish immigration led to a rebellion in 1937, followed by continuing terrorism and violence from both sides during and immediately after World War II. Great Britain tried to implement various formulas to bring independence to a land ravaged by violence. In 1947, Great Britain turned the problem over to the United Nations.
Update 1: Rabbi Weiss claims there are Jews living in Iran. This video (embedding was disabled) appears to show that is correct: Jews Undercover in Iran .
Why is Zionism bad?
Many of the people in the Bush administration are considered to be Zionists. People like Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith. These men helped craft the Iraq War. The Bush administration was waging a holy war, but the target was Muslim’s in the Middle East. Perhaps this is simply something Carroll neglected to point out.
William Kristol could be considered to be a Zionist, and was a friend to the Bush administration. Kristol is the Chairman of the Project for a New American Century. An organization dedicated to US world military dominance. You can watch an interview with William Kristol and Douglas Feith in John Pilgers Breaking Silence.
Rabbis Against Zionism Verbally Attacked by AIPAC Attendee
So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.
An example of Atheist Zionism (Israeli nationalism)
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