�Israel Military action is an unjustified aggression
that is being carried out in a style of Hitler, in a fascist fashion.�
(Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez)
�Clearly, President Chavez needs a reality check when
it comes to the Middle East conflict.� (Anti-Defamation League National
Director, Abraham H. Foxman)
There is a trend amongst us all, the critical voices of
Israel and Zionism. Time after time we compare Israel to the Third Reich; we
equate the IDF to the Wehrmacht, we find a resemblance between the
Israeli Air Force�s tactics to the blitz technique of the Luftwafe, we
occasionally associate Sharon�s and Olmert�s war crimes with those of Hitler. I
myself have fallen into this very trap more than once. But I have now made up
my mind. This fashion of speaking must be stopped once and for all.
To regard Hitler as the ultimate evil is nothing but
surrendering to the Zio-centric discourse. To regard Hitler as the wickedest
man and the Third Reich as the embodiment of evilness is to let Israel off the
hook. To compare Olmert to Hitler is to provide Israel and Olmert with a
metaphorical moral shield. It maintains Hitler at the lead and allows Olmert to
stay in the tail.
My mother, indeed a very clever woman, challenged me a long
time ago asking: �Tell me Gilad, why is it that you and your friends always
compare Israel to the Nazis? Isn�t Israel bad enough?� At the time I found her
remark rather amusing, but my mother�s cynical instinct was more than correct.
Israel is indeed �bad enough.� Israel has already established a unique
interpretation of the notion of wickedness that has managed to surpass any
other evil. It is about time we internalise the fact that Israel and Zionism
are the ultimate Evil with no comparison. And if this is not enough, unlike
Nazism that belongs to the past, Zionism�s wickedness is a crime which is still
unfolding and worsening.
Chavez obviously has the absolute right to say what he said,
yet I have to remind the adorable Venezuelan President that Hitler never
flattened a country for no reason at all, and this is exactly what the Israelis
have been doing in Lebanon for four weeks already and in Gaza for years and
years. Looking at the carnage and the devastation in Lebanon doesn�t leave any
room for doubt. The current Israeli brutality is nothing but evilness for the
sake of evilness. Retribution that knows no mercy. Israel is a devastating
collective resurrection of the Biblical Samson. It is a modern representation
of the man who kills women, children and the elderly, the Hebraic victorious
master of blind indiscriminate retaliation.
For years, politically correct liberals who present
themselves as leftists have been insisting upon telling us that Israeli
aggression should be understood in expansionist colonial terms. This line of
thinking is still promoted by more than a few Jewish peace activists around the
world. The reason is simple; as long as Israel is a colonialist state, then the
archaic 19th century Marxist orthodox paradigm can be applied to the conflict.
Moreover, if Israel is indeed an expansionist colonial regional force, then
nothing is categorically wrong with the Israelis, they are just like the
British were, but 150 years too late.
Nonsense! The above dated interpretation is fundamentally
wrong and deliberately misleading. Moreover, it is not applicable anymore, not
even as a Judeo-centric PC fig leaf. Watching the devastation the Israeli Air
Force has left in its wake, looking at the death and carnage in Lebanon doesn�t
leave any room for doubt. It has nothing to do with colonialism or
expansionism. Lebanon and Beirut are not and have never been part of the
Zionist Lebensraum aspiration.
It is the other way around, till the late 1960s the Israelis
were totally sure that Lebanon would be the first Arab country to make peace
with the Jewish State. Israel has never had any interest north of the Litani
River and in spite of that, Israel has now destroyed every single Lebanese
bridge, every airport, every power station. Hospitals are bombed, villages and
neighbourhoods have been wiped out, one thousand Lebanese civilians have lost
their lives and over a million citizens are displaced and homeless.
Now is the time to stand up and say it, unlike the Nazis who
had respect for other national movements including Zionism, Israel has zero
respect for anyone, including its next door neighbours. Israeli behaviour
should be realised as the ultimate vulgar biblical barbarism on the verge of
cannibalism. Israel is nothing but evilness for the sake of evilness. It is
wickedness with no comparison.
Hence, there is no room for comparison between Israel and
the Nazis. If a comparison is to be made, then it is the Israelis who win the
championship of ruthlessness and the reasons are obvious. Nazi Germany was a
tyranny, Israel is a democracy led by a centre-left national unity government.
While we do not have any formal objective tool to determine the German people�s
approval of Nazi crimes (in the first place, Germans were not informed about Nazi
homicidal crimes. Secondly, there was no objective independent poll system
active in Germany at the time), the Israelis collectively approve their
government�s crimes in Lebanon and this fact is overwhelmingly documented in
more than a few polls.
Nazis were indeed proper expansionists, they were trying to
take towns and land intact. Carpet bombing and total erasure of populated areas
that is so trendy amongst Israeli military and politicians (as well as
Anglo-Americans) was never a Nazi tactic or strategy. Apparently, Israel isn�t
trying to take Lebanon; Israelis do not seem to be interested in Lebanese land.
They just want to demolish it.
One may wonder what it is that they really want to achieve.
In fact no one in Israel, or anywhere else for that matter, knows. Do they want
to dismantle Hezbollah? Surely, they have achieved the very opposite.
Their impression that Hezbollah is a small faction of a minority
fundamentalist militia that could be done away with effortlessly is shown as a
ridiculous thesis with each passing day. Not only has it demonstrated itself as
a force to be reckoned with, Hezbollah is now supported by 85 percent of the
Lebanese people and this includes the Christian population (80 percent support
among the Christian Lebanese).
Does Israel want to maintain its power of deterrence? Surely
it achieved the very opposite. By now, every Arab knows that the Israeli Army
isn�t that glamorous anymore. In fact the photos of the Israeli military boot
left on Lebanese soil says it all. In this war, it is the Israeli soldier who
is taking off his military boots and running away for his life.
Does Israel want to secure its populated centres? Surely it
has achieved the very opposite. The more Israel hits Lebanon�s infrastructure,
the greater are the barrages of missiles that are falling on Israeli cities. In
fact, it is just a question of time before Tel Aviv gets a glimpse into the
notion of life in Gaza and Beirut. Indeed Israel has no plan or strategy;
instead it practices the lowest form of collective barbarian zeal. The Israelis
demolish for the sake of demolishing. Israel is indeed an evil with no
Yet, we have to admit that Nazis were pretty good in
provoking some international outrage. Not many loved Hitler beyond the Germanic
world (and the English aristocracy). Israeli cannibalism, on the other hand, is
adored by some Western leaders, and it is Blair, Bush and even Merkel who are
afraid to stand up to Zionist barbarism.
While Nazism was defeated 12 years after it took power,
Zionist brutality is a snowball of repulsive anger that knows no boundaries and
no end. It rolls over the West and recruits the most morally deteriorated
forces around, whether they are Blair and his ilk or some radical American
Christian Fundamentalists. Zionism aims at turning our planet into a bloody
battlefield. For the time being it is reducing the UN institution into an
American neoconservative puppet. It is time we admit that Zionists are standing
in the very centre of the so-called �Cultural Clash.�
While Nazism was a nationalist expansionist movement with
extensive yet limited ambitions, the Jewish State and its Zionist lobbies are
trying to revive the spirit of a global crusade in the name of a bizarre
religious war (Judeo-Christian versus Muslim).
If we want to save this world, if we want to live in a
humane planet, we must focus on the gravest enemy of peace, those who are
wicked for the sake of evilness: the Israeli State and world Zionism.
It is about time to get out of the closet and to say it all
loudly. Israel and Zionism endanger our world. It isn�t just Lebanon, Palestine
and the Arabs who suffer. It is now Britain and America that are dragged into
an idiotic war. It is the entire West that is asked to rescue what the Israelis
left out of Lebanon. We all have to de-Zionise ourselves before it is too late.
We have to admit that Israel is the ultimate evil rather than Nazi Germany. Abe
Foxman and the ADL are correct for a change, we all need a reality check. We
should never compare Israel to Nazi Germany. As far as evilness is concerned,
we should now let Israel take the lead.
Coming very soon: The revelation
of a top secret Israeli weapon that has long been kept under wraps. Gilad
Atzmon has discovered details of this destructive new weapon used against the
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli jazz musician, author
and political activist.