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  • ISBN 0899610196
  • ISBN13 978-0899610191
  • Language English
  • Author Jacques Givet
  • Publisher Sbs Pub (September 1, 1982)
  • Pages 166
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  • Category Social Science
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You’ve selected five books on the history of Zionism. Can you tell us what ties them together? In different ways they do not accept either the grand Zionist Israeli narrative of the modern history of Israel/Palestine or of Jewish history

You’ve selected five books on the history of Zionism. Can you tell us what ties them together? In different ways they do not accept either the grand Zionist Israeli narrative of the modern history of Israel/Palestine or of Jewish history. Some of them take on the entire story, others take part of the story and dissect it and reject it. So what I’d say underlies all of the books here is the non-acceptance of the Zionist narrative on a variety of topics but especially the grand narrative of Jewish history and of the Israel/Palestine history since 1882.

Jacques Givet was a holocaust survivor, whose entire family perished in Hitler's flames. Indeed Givet refers to history to lay bare the facts obscured by the anti-Zionist disease. In this book he strips bare the revolting and frightening phenomenon of anti-Zionism, the anti-Semitism of today. Israel recognized an Arab "Palestine" from when the State of Israel was re-established in 1948.

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Anti-Zionism is opposition to Zionism. The term is broadly defined in the modern era as opposition to the State of Israel or, prior to 1948, its establishment. It has also been defined as opposition to the political movement of Jews to self-determination within the territory variously referred to as the Land of Israel, Palestine, Canaan, or the Holy Land.

Stop conflating antisemitism with anti-Zionism. Anti-Zionists often give evidences to the existence of a Palestinian state before 1948 by reference to governmental institute in Palestine. Two common examples are the "Palestine pound", the currency of Palestine from 1927, and the fact that Palestine joined the Universal Postal Union in October 1923.

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Despite this book having been written 25 years ago , it is still relevant today.
Jacques Givet was a holocaust survivor , whose entire family perished in Hitler's flames.
In this book he strips bare the revolting and frightening phenomenon of anti-Zionism , the anti-Semitism of today.
Givet exposes anti-Zionism as the psychological malaise which it is.
He also deals with hatred of Israel and Zionism coming from Jews in the diaspora ( I am extremely disgusted by Jewish anti-zionists) : " That there should be Jews to challenge the existance of Israel and indulge in lengthy public self-questioning on this theme reperesents warped thinking , a breach of faith and a human tragedy. And this is a unique phenomenon. No Cambodian , Chilean , Czech (and now Afghan) exile , however bitterly opposed to his current government , denies his country's right to exist".
Givet does not set out to examine all the cogs in the machine of anti-Zionism but rather limits himself to considering certain ways of thought , certain patterns of twisted thinking , which tend to pass unnoticed , in the field of international public relations , in the media and in academia.
He comments on how anti-Zionists tend to believe that Jews are not strongly attached to the Land of Israel, "Palestine". He explores some of the figures covered by historian Salo W. Baron , which demonstrate the permanence of the Jewish presence in "Palestine". In the first century CE there where about three million Jews in "Palestine" and in the seventh century , two hundred thousand.
The Jews in "Palestine" where in almost perpetual revolt. After Masada (72 C.E) , Bar Kochba's revolt (132-135 C.E) , and the insurrection which threatened Emperor Septimus Severus early in the Third Century , there was an insurrection in Galilee in the fourth century , and in the seventh a new Jewish war lasting fourteen years (614 to 628), brought to an end by Emperor Heraclius.
These facts and figures deserve mention because they weaken the case of nthe anti-Zionists (read anti-Semites) to deny Israel the right to a national existance.
Indeed Givet refers to history to lay bare the facts obscured by the anti-Zionist disease.
Israel recognized an Arab "Palestine" from when the State of Israel was re-established in 1948. While in accordance with a United Nations decision , Israel was ratifying the creation of an Arab State in "Palestine" , Arab armies occupied Arab "Palestine" and launched an attack on that part of it that had been reserved for Jews. Far from granting any autonomy to those now known as "Palestinians"(the term was only used from the 1960's to refer to Arabs from this area) , not one member of
Arab League recognized a seperate Arab "Palestine" before the Six Day War of 1967.
The PLO etc has always trimmed it's sails to suit the wind. In the past their emphasis was on linking "Palestine" with Jordan , Jordan and Lebanon , or Syria and Lebanon.
Quoted is Zuheir Mossein , head of the PLO bureau of Military Operations , in the Dutch newspaper Trouw in 1977:
"There is no difference between Jordanians , Palestinians and Lebanese ; we are all members of a single nation. soley for political reasons are we careful to stress our identity as Palestinians , since a seperate State of Palestine would be an extra weapon in Arab hands to fight Zionism with. Yes , we do call for the creation of a Palestinian State for tactical reasons. Such a State would be a new means of continuing the battle against Zionism and for Arab unity".
The author expresses surprise that left-wing writers should show no understanding of the fact that one of the purposes of anti-Zionism is to divert any attention away from opression and momentum for change in the Arab/Islamic world.
Givet questions how atrocities commited in the name of a 'Free Palestine" , no matter how heinous , such as those commited against women and children , are treated with understanding and justified in advance whenever Israel , goaded beyong endurance , by some outrage , resorts to a legitimate act of self-defence.

As the author points out anti-Zionism is anti-semitism because the anti-Zionist denies , of all people , only the Jews the right to nationhood.
'The anti-Zionist becomes an anti-Semite as soon as he goes beyond criticism of the policies of the Jerusalem government ( a favourite activity of the Israelis themselves) and challenges the very existance of the State of Israel.
For to refuse the Jews their right to nationhood is the perpetuate their bondage. to "de-Zionize'"Israel would be like trying to de-Helvetize Switzerland. The fact that Israel has an Arab minority is shocking only to those for whom the idea of a Jewish majority in any country is intolerable".

Givet deals with the leftist patrons of the Palestinians and the prejudiced United Nations , who are repsonsible to a large extent for terror against Israeli women and children.
'Dub a Jew a "Zionist" and any crime can be commited against him with the clearest of consciences'. Hence Arab massacres of Jewish old people , women and children is judged as acceptable by the anti-Zionists , as the victims are dubbed 'Zionists'.
It is entirely keeping in the character of Islamists or rabidly leftist anti-Zionists that they should carry a rabid hatred of Israel to the point of defending the killers of Israeli children.
Givet refers to the massacres of Israeli children at Ma'alot and Kiryat Shmona in 1974 , by the Marxist Popular Front for the LIberation of Palestine. Recent years have seen the murders of hundreds of Israeli children by Arab terrorists.
The author points out to how prejudiced and unfair condemmnation of Israel in the United Nations has led to deeds: 'For moral denigration encourages physical elimination ; a few days after the adoption of the resolution of 10 November , 1975 , challenging the very existance of Israel , a bomb killed six young people (all of them refugees from Arab countries) in Jerusalem. The PLO forthwith claimed the credit for this feat , and justifying it by reference to the United Nations resolution , described it as "heroic" '

In more recent years , Irish poet Tom Paulin explicitly called for the killing of Jewish civillians in Israel .In an interview with the Egyptian paper, Al-Ahram Weekly Paulin claimed that Jewish settlers in Israel "should be shot dead". In an interview . Paulin, a leading anti-Zionist, called Brooklyn-born Jewish settlers "Nazis and racists", and insisted: "I feel nothing but hatred for them."
A few days later , a five year old Jewish girl , Danielle Shefi , was shot dead in the Jewish village of Adura, by Arab terrorists , as she cowered under her bed. They also shot her 2 year old baby brother. Journalists on the far left website indymedia openly gloated over and celebrated this murder.
In 2002 leftist anti-Zionist journalist , Richard Calland , wrote in South Africa's far left Mail&Guardian that he "quietly celebrates Israeli casualties".
Charlotte Kates , a law lecturer at Rutger University in New Jersey and an 'activist' of the pro-terror 'International Solidarity Movement' has endorsed the killing of Israeli children by Arab terrorists , calling Israeli children 'fair game'.
The same way , that the demonization of Jews by Hitler Goebbels and Der Sterner laid the way for the holocaust , I believe that the purpose of anti-Zionist propaganda is to pave the way for the genocide of Israel Jews , which would be justified , in the eyes of some Islamists and Leftists , as they are dubbed "Zionists".

Givet also refers to how the rights and lives of genuinely opressed people like the Kurds , Black South Sudanese , Tibetans , Naga , Karens etc are pushed aside in favour of the 'Palestinian' agenda.
As Givet puts it so eloquently:
"...Anti-Zionists, like traditional anti-Semites, see only the reverse side of the coin in Jewish history - the reaction not the act, the accident not the cause, the wastage not the process of creation. In this they display a lack of human understanding and also an inability to think dialectically - shortcomings from which they are the first to suffer. The way in which, to salve their consciences and in the interest of their policies, they picture the Jew as a sordid, guilty "Zionist" freezes their ability to think and feel. The freedom to exist which they refuse me prevents them from seeing the world as it is. Their reasoning is infantile, their information inadequate, their scale of values absurd in that one Palestinian equals 1,000 Kurds or 10,000 Balts or Armenians - and how many Nagas or Tibetans? (A scale in which an Afghan, incidentally, counts for nothing.) The anti-Zionist is not interested in the sufferings of these other peoples and takes no trouble to find out about them, or about many others in revolt against the imperialisms he is all too ready to praise. The free Jew, the Israeli, he is completely unable to understand"
This book was written twenty-five years ago but it is not out of date.

The author reminds us that the concept of having a Jewish state that can serve as a refuge for Jews has a sensible basis. In the past 2000 years, there have been about 200 expulsions of Jews from nations: about one every ten years. He then goes on to quote a number of antizionists whose idea is simple: we outnumber the Jews, so we ought to get everything and they ought to get nothing!

The next topic is the false symmetry of Israel and its attackers and between "attempts to destroy a community and the reprisals that the community must resort to in self-defence." Givet goes on to explain the arbitrariness of having Arab refugees cooped up in UN camps for decades while millions of refugees everywhere else in the world generally get resettled in a matter of a few weeks.

The author explains that an antisemitic government "discredits itself in all its doings." And he tells Jews that "only by working for their own national liberation will they join the mainstream of the forces now working for greater freedom in society at large."

Meanwhile for antizionists, the Arabs are the heroes, not because any of them care for Arabs per se but because "the Arabs deny (and are encouraged by the anti-Zionists to deny) the human and political rights to which the Jews aspire."

I was amazed by the extent to which Middle Eastern Christians condemn Jewish nationalism outright. All too typical is a quote the author finds of the Director of the "Journal for the Study of International Relations" who explains that Jerusalem is an Arab city of which its legitimate sovereign has been despoiled. This Director goes on to say that "in fact, Jerusalem, a Holy City, is also, and above all, an Arab town. A Holy Place in which the spirit walks, it does not exist remote from the contingencies of time and space. It is a city of men and women."

I've never forgotten the implication that Jerusalem, the Jewish capital which has had a Jewish majority since the 1870s, is an Arab town! Nor that Jews are not men and women but something else entirely. I wonder if Pagans are men and women?

Well, is there anything wrong with saying, as Maxime Rodinson does, that the Arabs "could do no other than dream of destroying the state of Israel?" You bet there is! Givet explains that such a statement is anti-scientific, pessimistic, anti-dialectical, arbitrary, retrograde, debasing (to Arabs), and irresponsible. In addition, it reveals a static outlook, is opposed to progress, and shows a lack of discrimination and contempt for facts. And, of course, it is an unreasonable generalization: not all Arabs are the same!

Givet is at his best when he comes up with the start of a glossary used by antizionists. These words (such as aggression, colonialism, jus soli, land, refugees, resistance, settlement, and territories) are always used to mock Jews and give unjustified praise to antizionists.

This is an excellent little book, and I highly recommend it.