The Christian World Should Beware of Atheist Zionism
For more than 50 years, the aggressive, exploitive
and racist atheist Zionist ideology has caused bloodshed in the Middle East.
However, especially in the West, the real meaning what is reffered to as Zionism is
not understood and its real plan is unknown. As a result of misinformation,
most people in the West think that Zionism is a harmless ideology,
whose purpose is to establish an independent homeland for the Jews,
for this reason, many Westerners feel some sympathy for it. However,
this is not the reality of the situation.
It is true that Zionism intends to establish a
homeland for Jews and it is towards this purpose that Zionists struggle.
But this struggle has been perhaps one of the most merciless, cruel
and unjust struggles in history. Atheist-Zionism developed in the 19th century
with the purpose of establishing a land for Jews, and for this purpose
they chose the land of Palestine which they regarded as holy. To
this point it was a legitimate goal but over time it became a project
of ethnic cleansing and merciless colonization as it ignored the
Muslim Arab people living in Palestine. The slogan often used by
Zionists at that time, "a land without people for a people without
a land", was propaganda with no basis in reality because at that
time, neither the Jews were without a land nor the Palestinian land
without people. The migration of Zionists into Palestine was the
beginning of chaos in the Middle East. Instead of living together
with the people of the area, the newly arrived Zionists removed
them from their homes and drove them from their land. The Zionist
goal of establishing a homeland for themselves resulted in millions
of people being without a homeland.
However, in the political circumstances of the
time, this fact was ignored and still today in many quarters it
is still disregarded. Treating history as if it had never happened
will not bring a lasting peace to the Middle East; this is clear.
Surely it is everyone's desire that the Middle East may become a
secure land in which Jews, Muslims and Christians can live together
in peace. Before this can happen, all sides must put aside their
prejudices, use their common sense, and work together in good conscience
towards a bright future. For this reason, the Christian world has
an important part to play in this cooperation. It is very important
to understand atheist Zionism correctly and to be wary of this irreligious
Atheist-Zionism is an Irreligious Ideology
The most serious error made by certain circles
in the Christian world that feel sympathy for Zionism is thinking
that this ideology is based on a religious foundation. But atheist Zionism
was a completely irreligious ideology in the minds of its founders
and it continues to be so today in the ideas it promotes. It took
over the racism of the Talmud and the "changing of history" project
from the Kabala and reinterpreted them, again in an irreligious
way, for their purposes.
The identity of the founders of this movement
is very enlightening in this regard. First of all, it is known that
the founder of political Zionism, Theodore Herzl, did not have a
religious consciousness. And the leader of the movement after Herzl,
Max Nordau, openly proclaimed that he was an atheist. The basic
intention of the founders of the ideology and those that followed
them was to protect the purity of the Jewish race. Max Nordau responded
to the criticism that Zionism (atheist Zionism) was not a religion but a racist ideology
by saying that he was of the same view as his critics.1
Indeed, the ideas that influenced founders of
atheist Zionism like Herzl and Nordau and the generations that followed
them were from 19th century European anti-religious ideology. One
of the clearest examples of this is Zeev Jabotinsky, known as the
founder of right-wing atheist Zionism . He admired Hitler and Mussolini and
wanted to establish a Jewish version of the racist ideology of these
fascist dictators. Lenni Brenner, an expert on the history of Zionism,
writes of Jabotinsky :
It is easy to see the sources of Jabotinsky's
racism. The bourgeois world of the early 20th Century was inundated
by social-Darwinist theories of natural biological conflicts between
races, and these ideas soon took root among the early Zionists.
Jabotinsky's views formed the basis of the Herut
Party when the Israeli state was founded. In time, Herut joined
with other small parties and became the Likud Party. Radical, hard-line
politicians such as Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Benjamin Netanyahu
and Ariel Sharon were all leaders of Likud. In other words, the
ideas of Ariel Sharon, the prime minister of Israel fanning the
flames of violence by his intransigent policies at the beginning
of the 21st century, stretch back to the Social Darwinism of Jabotinsky.
This Social Darwinist Zionism has been and it still today the starting
point for Israel's crimes against humanity.
The most important aspect of the matter is, however,
atheist Zionism uses religious language even though its source lies in Social
Darwinism, a totally secular and anti-religious ideology. Likud,
and even more radical Israeli parties use Jewish religious ideas
and quotes from the Torah to justify their cruel aims such as annexing
all the Palestinian land, slaughtering the Palestinians or driving
them out, and even invading other Arab countries.
But this is a great error. Judaism, like Islam
and Christianity, is a divine religion and does not permit the unjust
use of force. Jewish religion is based on the holy Commandments
sent down to the Children of Israel through Moses, and these Commandments even
though they underwent some alteration in the course of history generally
enjoin justice, mercy and peace. The attempt of radical atheist Zionism a
Social Darwinist ideology to find support for itself in the Torah
is similar to the hypocrisy of fascists like Mussolini and Franco
trying to use the Catholic Church to support their ideology.
This fact caused religious Jews to seriously criticize
atheist Zionism right from the start.
One of these, a Lubavich rabbi by the name of
Sholem Dov Ber Schneersohn, said even before the state of Israel
came into being, that Zionism (atheist Zionism) was a deviation from Judaism:
From all the writings of the Zionists we can
clearly see that their main aim and activity is to create the
impression among the Jewish People that the whole purpose of the
Torah and the commandments is merely to strengthen national feeling.
This theory can easily be adopted by the youth who regard themselves
as instruments prepared for the fulfillment of the Zionist ideal.
They regard themselves as completely liberated form Torah and
the commandments. They think nationalism has replaced religion...
When Herzl was in the Holy Land he was far removed from God. He
OPENLY PROFANED THE TORAH BY ENTERING THE HOLY CITY ON THE SABBATH.
HE WENT TO THE SITE OF THE SANCTUARY WHICH EVEN FROM A HUMAN POINT
OF VIEW HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE, THUS OPENLY PROFANING THE SABBATH
IN THE HOLY CITY, AND IN THE PLACE OF HIS TEMPLE, DOING EVIL IN
THE SIGHT OF GOD. In order to influence our brethren in favor
of the Zionist aspiration for an independent nation and government,
they have no alternative but to lead the people astray from the
path of Torah and the commandments, or at least, to weaken their
attachment as much as possible SO THAT NATIONALISM SHOULD PREVAIL
OVER TORAH, BECAUSE IT IS KNOWN THAT THOSE ATTACHED TO THE TORAH
ARE UNLIKELY TO CHANGE AND ACCEPT SOME OTHER FORM OF FAITH. It
is surely clear that the Zionists not only are not approaching
Judaism, but that they entirely destroy Jewish souls in intentionally
TAKING AWAY FROM THEM EVEN THE HIDDEN AND MYSTICAL FEELING IN
THEIR SOULS FOR THE TORAH AND THE COMMANDMENTS... 3
Rabbi Schneersohn's criticism of Zionism turned
out to be true. Despite the fact that Zionists use Jewish religious
concepts, their project is totally irreligious. Today, atheist Zionism continues
to use religious concepts for nationalist goals. This fact is being
pointed out and seriously criticized by many religious Jews.
The Responsibility of the Christian
The support received by atheist Zionism from some Western
states when it first appeared continues today to a great extent.
Besides the effects of false information generated within the course
of this movement, there is also the important influence of the Masonic
organization that shares common values with atheist Zionism . Like atheist Zionism ,
Masonry is also anti-religious; it undertakes its activities in
order to hide the violence and cruelty of this ideology and to show
that the Jews are engaged in a legitimate struggle. And these activities
are very successful. In America especially the effect of these activities
is strongly felt. The most important part of these efforts is to
misinform the public through the media and often to give no information
at all. Most people generally do not hear about what is happening
to innocent people subjected to Israel's aggression, but about "the
small nation of Israel struggling to survive surrounded by enemies
on all sides". Most often the Western public has no knowledge of
civilian houses being burned and pulled down by the Israeli army,
children being murdered on the way to school, sick people not allowed
to go to the hospital and young people subjected to torture. Because
of the influence of the Israeli lobby and their supporters in the
media, the public receives information only on the condition of
Israel. And this information generally does not ring true.
The image of Israel as an island in the middle
of a sea of enemies is actually one often exploited by Zionists
to get people to ignore their invasions and massacres. Today, many
Jewish scholars are uncovering the lies in this groundless story
and stress that Israel is not in the difficult situation it is thought
to be in.
Influenced by this false suggestion it may be
natural that there may be some unconscious sympathy for Zionists
in America and other places. But sincere Christians must escape
the influence of some preconceived ideas and of this false propaganda
directed towards them, and approach the matter with justice and
common sense. The terror caused by atheist Zionism in the Middle East is
something that cannot be accepted by anyone with a conscience. In
order to end the merciless war for which Zionist oppression is responsible,
the support for this movement in the West must be cut off. Until
this happens, atheist Zionism will be unafraid to continue its massacres
and invasions. No matter what their belief, responsibility for the
thousands of people who are killed, the children who are maimed,
the towns and villages that are destroyed must be undertaken by
everyone who has a conscience.
It must not be forgotten that atheist Zionism is far removed
from religious moral values such as compassion, mercy and understanding.
Moreover, it does not regard Christians as friends but as "goyim" a
disparaging term for non-Jews. Their hostility towards Jesus is
evident. Therefore, it is a serious error for Christians to regard
atheist Zionism as an ally.
Zionists will not be content with the invasions
they have done so far of other territories or with the lives they
have destroyed; they will always want to go farther. If the Christian
world today closes its eyes to the violence of atheist Zionism , how can
it be sure that the same violence will not be directed at themselves
in the future If the aggression of atheist Zionism is not curbed now,
it may become much more difficult to control in the future. Indeed,
the recent attacks by Zionists against Christian churches and sanctuaries
are good examples that show that atheist Zionists are engaged in a lawless
and merciless war. The destruction of holy places and the murder
of clergy is not normal in any war.
A chemistry professor by the name of Israel Shahak,
a native of Poland who had lived in Israel for 40 years, died in
2001. In his book entitled Jewish History, Jewish Religion and the
Weight of Three Thousand Years he wrote about the great element
of danger that atheist Zionism held for all the peoples of the world:
In my view, Israel as a Jewish state constitutes
a danger not only to itself and its inhabitants, but to all Jews
and to all other peoples and states in the Middle East and beyond.
If there is no resistance, atheist Zionist ideology will
not limit its violence to within its present borders; it will want
to drag all its neighboring countries from the Nile to the Euphrates
an area it regards as holy into this dark pit. The stage after it
becomes dominant in the region, is world rule. If such an irreligious,
racist, Social Darwinist and aggressive ideology becomes dominant
in the world, it is clear that happiness, peace and security will
be no more. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that the Christian
world takes account of these facts and adopts an anti-Zionist (atheist Zionist) attitude.
Sincere Christians must remember that Jesus commanded them to be
representatives of peace in the world: "Blessed
are the peacemakers." (Matthew 5:9) Under the present circumstances,
an important condition for the ensuring of peace in the world is
the stopping of atheist Zionist aggression.
1. Lenni Brenner, In the Age of
2. Lenni Brenner, The Iron Wall, http://www.marxists.de/middleast/ironwall/02-ruszion.htm
4. Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion:
The Weight of Three Thousand Years, (London, Pluto Press: 1997),
p. 2 (emphasis added)