Tony Greenstein | 26 March 2021 | Post Views:

What is Zionism – Talk by Tony Greenstein

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The Israeli elections have now resulted in the election of at least 2 Jewish Nazis to the Knesset this is the end result of Zionism

I am giving a series of talks on Zionism as part of the Labour Left Alliance education programme. An introduction to Zionism, Zionism and anti-Semitism, labour or socialist Zionism, Zionism during the holocaust and Zionism and what it means in respect of today’s Israel.

These talks were supposed to start 2 weeks ago but unfortunately Her Majesty insisted that I stay in her accommodation in Birmingham, which to be frank wasn’t up to that much!! All I’d done was try and redecorate one of Elbit’s many factories of death in Britain.

At least the election of Jewish Nazis will demonstrate just where Israel is heading

Why Zionism you may ask.  Well Zionism is the ideology and movement that led to today’s Israel.  If you are one of the useless bureaucrats that runs Palestine Solidarity Campaign then Zionism, the ideology of Jewish Supremacy that led to the State of Israel and today’s Apartheid State is irrelevant. 

Itamar Gvir – former member of Jewish Nazi party Kach – he has on his wall a picture of Baruch Goldstein who massacred 29 Palestinian worshippers in the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron

For these people why Israel does what it does is irrelevant. All that matters is that the Palestinians are a suitable human rights cause and provide the opportunity for jobs and a living. Because to some Palestine solidarity is no more than a job.

However to socialists and anti-imperialists Zionism, the movement that created the State of Israel, is the key to understanding everything. When everyone welcomed the Oslo Accords in 1993 as leading to a Palestinian state I stood out as the perpetual Jeremiah, the Old Testament Prophet who was always crying ‘woe, woe’. But if you look at my article in October 1993 (misdated 1983!) in a debate with Julia Bard of the Jewish Socialist Group it’s not hard to work out who was right and who got it wrong.

Avi Maoz

Today the Israeli elections have elected not one but two Jewish Nazis as part of the Religious Zionism party. Itamar Gvir of Ozma Yehudit and Avi Maoz of the virulently anti-gay Noam party. Not only this but they will be part of Netanyahu’s governing coalition. Gvir is slated to become an Israeli Government Minister.

This is the end result of Zionism. Jewish Nazis as Israeli government ministers. But in one sense Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Nazi Kach party was right. Israel can be a democratic state or it can be a Jewish state. It can’t be both.

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