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monday, may 1, 1978
Strong Jewish lobby blocks U.S. view of Arab plight
The author, Brian Thompson, is a senior
Without humanitarian regard, Israel con
tinues the same line of terrorism that has
ruined peace in Palestine and the Middle
.East since contemporary Zionism came
alive 80 years ago.
It was Theodor Herd's The Jewish State
that started Jews the world over parading
behind his idea that the "eternal circle" o?
anti-Semitism meant continued hostilities
and oppression for all Jews until they
could form a national homeland in Pales
tine - thus, the only hope.
Since then, the Zionists have displayed
a history of nothing short of savage barbar
ism as a premise to establishing the Jewish
state. Racism and oppression were the cries
the world heard for the need of a Jewish
national homeland, but Zionist expansion
ists fought to achieve their goal by employ
ing evils similar to those they wished to es
cape, the results of which have left thou
sands of innocent Arabs dead, more than a
million without permanent homes, and the
world waiting for the ultimate war.
1917 was the first year of substantial
immigration, both legal and illegal, by
Zionist zealots to the Holy Land shores of
Palestine. This movement was encouraged
by the British who ruled Palestine, and
who the Jews later fought out of Palestine,
while being armed and financed by Jewish
federations throughout the world.
As Zionists began homesteading in Pal
estine, the existing harmony between
Arabs and Jews who lived together for hun
dreds of years broke down. With the in
creasing numbers of Zionists there came a
demand for more land, land which was the
very life of the Arabs who inhabited it and
refused to sell it.
To the egocentric expansionist Zionists,
this anti-Semitic refusal let them to attack
these people in the name of revenge - a
wild kind of justice that set the stage for a
line of savage racism that has spilled blood
and has spread suffering through the years.
Today Israel continues to display racist
policies while spitting anarchy in the face
of a world badly in need of peace, thus
paving the way for an ultimate disaster
paid for by the United States.
The problems surrounding a peace set
tlement in the Middle East includes more
than recognition of the right to exist in se
cure borders and the return of four deserts.
Generations of suffering by Palestinian
Arabs pushed off their land, lucky to be
alive in the deplorable refugee camps
throughout Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Jor
dan, must be accounted for. These host
countries have always had huge problems
of their own, and the weight of the refu
gees is more than they can handle.
These people, this mass of humanity
cannot continue to exist forever in these
camps overflowing with sickness and star
vation, as the Zionists procrastinate peace.
These people, overrun and expelled by
fear (some twice in a generation) at the
hands of the racists in power, must have at
least the choice to return to their stolen
land or take a just compensation for what
rightfully belongs to them so they can start
some sort of meaningful life over again. Is
rael must speak to this issue if there is ever
to be peace.
How much longer can rabid racism ruin
prospects for peace in a world begging for.
it? As long as the United States permits
rule by racism in Israel, one can only guess
on that issue.
As evidenced in the recent tragic terror
ist attack outside Tel Aviv, the Israeli gov
ernment continues to allow bigoted guide
lines to cloud the real issue at hand.
Israeli officials completely missed the
point that it wasn't the PLO killing "jews"
rather it was the PLO killing people. These
victims could have been Moslem or Chris
tian, and their fate would have been the
same. They were innocent bystanders who
happened to be in the line of the terror
ists trying to reach Tel Aviv.
Yet paranoia permits the Zionists to lev
el charges of anti-Semitism and Nazism as
they charged into Lebanon for a "reason
able retaliation leaving over 300 killed,
many of whom were peaceful Arabs trying
to exist. But all guerillas look alike to the
The responsibility of procrastination
instead of peace finds the United States
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also guilty. It is the Congress and the Presi
dent who "must" continue to bend their
knees to Zionist whim. As the strongest
lobby, the Zionists control more power in
this country than they have constituents.
The United States, champion of human
rights around the world, supplies IS per
cent of the Israeli budget and U.S. -Israeli
racism oppresses world peace.
There is a need for Israel to leave its
self-righteous expansionist religions delu
sion behind, and see that secure borders are
found only through peace, not through
blowing up Arabs.
With big American bucks pouring into
Israel, the U.S. human rights campaign re
mains a sham. Paradoxically, blinded by
the Zionist political machine, our govern
ment overlooks humanitarian violations
that at least equal the outrages of South
Consistent systematic harassment and
arbitrary jailing along with neo-Nazi like
tortures remain a fact of life for those
Arabs lucky to be alive in their native
homeland - now greater Israel.
Yet homeless Palestinians aren't heard. "
Their cries are overlooked in a calloused
world flowing with emotional appeal from
a few powerful organizations calling for the
Holocaust to be the norm for settlement of
the Arab -Israeli conflict.
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