by Rev. Ted Pike
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a
Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
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Zionist-dominated mainstream media vividly
portrays Israel as a tiny embattled nation seeking peace in a sea of Arab
hostility. 1 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 latter.
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.
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.
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."
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 Israel. 11
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.
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.
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.
Massacre in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, Beirut, Lebanon, September
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 2750 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
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
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 atrocities.
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
records, more than 650 attacks by Jewish settlers and the Israeli military
against Arabs between 1948 and 1998. 20
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
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 the devil.
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The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, by Dr. Issa Nakhleh,
Intercontinental Books, New York, 1991, pp. 65-250.
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 Menachim Begin in his book, "Revolt!" and in public
Ibid, p. 269.
United Nations Security Counsel Official Records, Semiramis, 1948,
Document S/740 says,
Ibid, pg. 271
Ibid, pg. 272
Ibid, pp. 295-393.
Menachem Begin. "The Revolt." (London, W. H. Allen, 1983.) Pg. 164.
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 unquestioningly.
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.
General Van Bennike, testifying before the United Nations Security
"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.
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.
The Encyclopedia of the Palestinian Problem, pg. 282.
Ibid, pg 283.
Ibid, pg. 284.
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."
Watch Report Into Jenin Accuses Israel of War
Crimes." Julie Hyland. World
Socialist Web Site. <http://www.wsws.org/>www.wsws.org. 10 May 2002.
in Israeli Prisons.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, hatred and racism toward
Palestinians is still intense. <http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/966014.html>"Study:
Israeli Jews Becoming Increasingly Racist Toward Arabs." 19 March 2008.
The Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, pp. 413-433.