The Kosher Narrative of Palestine

From: braveheart
Date: Sat, May 19, 2012 at 3:46 AM
Subject: The Narrative of Palestine
The usual Zionist narrative of Palestine goes something like this. The
Jews from Europe came to an empty, derelict land, deserted for
centuries. They drained marshes and swamps, built modern cities and
planted fertile groves of orchards and vineyards. Envious Arabs from
the surrounding countries beheld the miracle in the desert and
migrated to Palestine to enjoy the blessings of Jewish prosperity.
Then the Arabs created the myth of a Palestine stolen from its
rightful owners by the Jews and started terrorizing the Zionist
Pilgrims of the Promised Land. The Jews bravely defended themselves
and the problems began.
This is the Aesop’s fable of Zionism in Palestine fed to the masses.
It has particular appeal to Protestant Zionists who translate this
parable into the triumph of free enterprise in Palestine.  (This is
particularly ironic, given that the Zionist settlers in Palestine were
Marxists from Russia. Their kibbutzim and collective farms were
generally failures and had to be subsidized by Lord Rothschild in
London and Baron Hirsch in Argentina.) In actual fact, the “land
without a people for a people without a land” had been inhabited for
centuries. Arab fisheries and huge wheatfields dotted the coastal
plains.  Arab cotton had been regularly exported to Europe for
centuries, France in particular. Soap industries existed in the city
of Nablus; barley, corn, tobacco, oranges and bananas were staple
crops of Palestinian agriculture. The orange groves of Jaffa were
world famous long before the Jews came. So were the vineyards of the
Nashashibi family. The Zionists of today claim that Palestine was
unpopulated at the time of their coming. But their internal documents
show that the main Zionist concern of the turn of the twentieth
century was how to colonize a land already populated. Again and again,
Zionist travellers to Palestine would report back to the headquarters
of the Zionist organization in Berlin that Palestine was full of Arabs
and that every arable acre had been plowed.  How to “transfer” or
expel the inconvenient Arabs was the eternal question in Zionist
thought in those days.
To read these documents and archived facts is to realize that the
present Zionist narrative of a deserted land is not merely false, it
is a deliberate, calculated lie. Accusing the Zionists of deliberate,
calculated lying is not much of a charge. A people who would invent
“gas chambers” that did not exist and six million who did not die
would hardly hesitate to invent a mythical, uninhabited land free for
the Jewish taking. The Zionists, when penned to the mat by
unimpeachable facts, will admit that they lie, just like everyone else
(like the British, for example, lying about German plots to conquer
the world). The tu quoque argument has merit although the Zionists
refused to accept it from the Germans at Nuremberg. The key point,
however, is not merely that the Zionists lie but that they continue to
lie. At present, they are trying to start a Third World War against
Iran. Lies about a non-existent Iranian nuclear threat are trotted out
just like non-existent weapons in Iraq.
Zionism was founded on lies about an empty land and continues to
flourish on lies. The conclusion must be that a movement founded upon
and maintained by lies must imperil the peace of the world.

By piotrbein