Israel and IDF history (terrorism foundation)

According to the Defense Service Law, the enlistment to the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, is mandatory for all Israeli citizens who have turned 18. Here’s how the IDF was founded.

Coat Bomb and Explosive Prosthesis: British Intel Files Reveal How the Zionist Stern Gang Terrorized London | MI5’s dossiers on the group released this week cast the Cold War’s early years in a stark new light: Terrorism, not the Soviet Union, was the main threat

Records declassified this week by Britains Security Service, MI5, reveal an urgent terrorist threat that Britain faced in the 20th century. …extremist Zionist groups fighting the British after World War II to establish the State of Israel.

In July 1946, one of these groups, the Irgun, led by the future Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Menachem Begin, blew up the headquarters of the British administration in Palestine, Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, with heavy loss of civilian life and damage. The newly released MI5 files show that another group fighting the British, the Lehi or Stern Gang, dispatched cells to carry out bombings and assassinations in Britain itself. The Stern Gang is thought to be the worlds last terrorist group to describe itself publicly as terrorist, with some of its members using the term as a badge of honor.

In April 1947, two Stern Gang terrorists, a man and a woman, attempted to blow up the Colonial Office in Whitehall in the center of London. They planted a bomb containing 24 sticks of explosives at Dover House, headquarters of the Colonial Office, but it failed to go off because it was not fused correctly. The head of London’s Special Branch, commander Leonard Burt, believed that if the bomb had gone off, it would have caused as much damage as the bombing of the King David Hotel in London nine months earlier. – Haaretz 2017

‘The USSR Is Our Second Homeland,’ Said One Kibbutznik When Stalin Died | David Ben-Gurion returned in 1923 from a visit to the Soviet Union and declared: “I am a Bolshevik.” Moreover, many of this country’s early inhabitants were Russian-born. They spoke Russian, read books and sang songs in Russian, and thought and dreamed in Russian.

1946 Menachem Begin and the birth of terrorism [13:43-17:45]

Haganah, Hebrew for ‘The Defence’, was a Jewish paramilitary organization in the British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 through 1948, which became the core of the IDF after the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.

Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won | With the establishment of the British Mandate, four decades of peaceful Palestinian resistance had proved futile, and armed Palestinian resistance—which included terrorism—began. Zionist terror became the domain of formal organizations that attacked anyone in the way of its messianic goals—Palestinian, Jew, or British. These terror organizations operated from within the Zionist settlements and were actively empowered and shielded by the settlements and the Jewish Agency, the recognized semi-autonomous government of the Zionist settlements, what would become the Israeli government.

There was no substantive difference between the acknowledged terror organizations—most famously, the Irgun, and Lehi, the so-called Stern Gang—and the Jewish Agency, and its terror gang, the Hagana. The Agency cooperated, collaborated, and even helped finance the Irgun.

The relationship between the Jewish Agency, and the Irgun and Lehi, was symbiotic. The Irgun in particular would act on behalf of the Hagana so that the Jewish Agency could feign innocence. The Agency would then tell the British that they condemn the terror, while steadfastly refusing any cooperation against it, indeed doing what they could to shield it.

The fascist nature of the Zionist enterprise was apparent both to US and British intelligence. The Jewish Agency tolerated no dissent and sought to dictate the fates of all Jews. Children were radicalised as part of the methodology of all three major organizations, and by extension, the Jewish Agency. – Mondoweiss excerpts from author of ‘State of Terror: How terrorism created modern Israel’ Tom Suárez’s December 14, 2016 speech at The House of Lords, London, at the invitation of Baroness Jenny Tonge

David Ben-Gurion proclaims the birth of Israel דוד בן-גוריון

Myron Sugerman, the “Last Jewish Gangster,” describes the crucial role the Jewish mob played in arming the infant Jewish State. [30:13]

Is Israel becoming a mafia state? | Some 25% of the revenue of Israel’s lauded high-tech sector comes from shady or fraudulent industries; three-quarters of MKs are said to be in thrall to special interest groups – Times of Israel 2017

[Book] THE WEAPON WIZARDS | How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot

Today, Israel’s military is widely viewed as one of the most effective in the world. Once compelled to arm itself with surplus equipment purchased from more powerful states (and sometimes obtained by stealth [theft]), Israel is now one of the world’s six largest arms exporters, earning billions each year through the sale of military equipment to buyers from China and India to Colombia and Russia.

Today, Israel devotes a higher percentage of its G.D.P. to research and development than any other country, and Katz and Bohbot note that roughly 30 percent of Israeli R&D goes toward military technologies. Israel also invests in its human resources, with numerous specialized educational programs designed to bring top talent into the military and to send soldiers back to school. (Katz and Bohbot quote Shimon Peres: “We need to invest in soldiers’ brains, not just their muscles.”) – The New York Times 2017

51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis [Edited by Lenni Brenner] |“Brenner is able to cite numerous cases where Zionists collaborated with anti-Semitic regimes, including Hitler’s.”

51 Documents | By 1936, the Post ran a news flash, “German Zionists Seek Recognition”:

“A bold demand that the German Zionist Federation be given recognition by the Government as the only instrument for the exclusive control of German Jewish life was made by the Executive of that body in a proclamation today. All German Jewish organizations, it was declared, should be dominated by the Zionist spirit.”

Zionist factions competed for the honor of allying to Hitler. By 1940-41, the “Stern Gang,” among them Yitzhak Shamir, later Prime Minister of Israel, presented the Nazis with the “Fundamental Features of the Proposal of the National Military Organization in Palestine (Irgun Zvai Leumi) Concerning the Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe and the Participation of the NMO in the War on the Side of Germany.”

Avraham Stern and his followers announced that

“The NMO, which is well-acquainted with the goodwill of the German Reich government and its authorities towards Zionist activity inside Germany and towards Zionist emigration plans, is of the opinion that:

1. Common interests could exist between the establishment of a new order in Europe in conformity with the German concept, and the true national aspirations of the Jewish people as they are embodied by the NMO.

2. Cooperation between the new Germany and a renewed folkish-national Hebraium would be possible and,

3. The establishment of the historic Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, bound by a treaty with the German Reich, would be in the interest of a maintained and strengthened future German position of power in the Near East.

Proceeding from these considerations, the NMO in Palestine, under the condition the above-mentioned national aspirations of the Israeli freedom movement are recognized on the side of the German Reich, offers to actively take part in the war on Germany’s side.”

Hitler and Zionism – Historian Lenni Brenner is Interviewed

Lenni Brenner *** Zionist Deals with Nazis and Fascists (part 1)

ZIONIST – FASCIST COLLABORATION | two examples in Zionism’s history of political cynicism

1941: the “Jerusalem Agreement”, a foiled deal between Lehi (‘Stern Gang’) and the Italian Fascists

(…) Lehi made little distinction between the Allied and the Axis powers, and therefore saw no reason to restrain its terror during the war. “Sensible Jews”, the group reasoned, “may well look to remain in a relatively good position in Palestine after a German victory”. In late 1940 Stern sought a Nazi-Lehi alliance, and when the Nazis failed to respond he sent his friend and fellow ex-Irgun member Nathan Yellin-Mor to try again. Yellin-Mor, a future Knesset member, advocated striking the British in Palestine while Britain was weakened battling the Nazis—obviously weakening that battle as well.101

The Italian fascists were also wooed by Lehi and, briefly, by Weizmann, who met with Benito Mussolini with the idea that a relationship with the fascists might serve as a bargaining chip against the British. Lehi, however, pursued a formal agreement with the fascists during the war, and was allegedly providing the Italian Commission in Syria with military information.

Lehi’s collusion with the Italian fascists was codified in the “Jerusalem Agreement 1940”. It proposed that the fascists help them overthrow the British in Palestine, and then use “all the means in its power to liquidate the Jewish Diaspora”—that is, for the fascists to destroy all non-Palestinian Jewish communities on Lehi’s behalf and forcibly transfer their populations to the Zionist settlements. The agreement, dated 15 September 1940, required the signatures of the Italians and the “Provisional Jewish Prime Minister”. In a comical stroke of bad luck, however, the contact through whom Lehi was negotiating was also engaged as an Irgun spy, and learning of the negotiations, the Irgun tried to secure the document to embarrass its rival. “Some hitch”, a British Security Officer wrote, “the nature of which is not known”, kept the document from being signed. Lehi’s sympathies veered again to the Nazis.102

These “pro-Axis terrorists”, as the London Times referred to Lehi, sought, in their command group’s words, to “clean the city streets from every person who wears a uniform which means he is British”. While ‘wearing a uniform’ automatically marked someone as an enemy, anyone seen as an obstacle was vulnerable. Most victims of Zionist assassinations (i.e., targeted rather than indiscriminate), whether by Lehi, the Irgun, or the Hagana, were Jews.103

Bergson Group | “The Bergson Group” was the name often used to refer to a series of political action committees in the United States during the 1940s that were headed by Hillel Kook, using the name Peter Bergson.

The nucleus of the group came out of the Irgun Zvai Leumi, the Palestine Jewish underground militia associated with Revisionist Zionist leader Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky. In 1937, the Irgun sent a number of its most promising activists to Europe to organize unauthorized Jewish immigration (aliyah bet) to Palestine. Chief among them were Kook, Yitshaq Ben-Ami, Alex Rafaeli, and Jabotinsky’s son, Eri. During the three years to follow, they succeeded in bringing an estimated twenty thousand refugees to Palestine, in defiance of British immigration restrictions.

As the clouds of war gathered over Europe, both Jabotinsky and the Irgun High Command increasingly came to believe that Washington would replace London as the center of the political struggles that would determine the fate of Palestine. For that reason, the Irgun in 1939 dispatched Ben-Ami to the United States to seek political and financial support for aliyah bet. He established an organization called American Friends of a Jewish Palestine (AFJP), with a small office in New York City. …

After the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the Bergson committees voluntarily dissolved. Merlin and Kook had been involved in organizing the Irgun weapons ship Altalena, and Merlin was aboard the ship when it approach the Tel Aviv shore and was attacked by Haganah gunners. Merlin was wounded in the leg and limped for the rest of his life. Kook, who arrived in the country by plane at about the same time, was arrested by the Haganah and imprisoned for three months. Merlin, Kook, and Jabotinsky subsequently served in Israel’s parliament as representatives of Menachem Begin’s Herut Party from 1949 to 1952. Afterwards they returned to private life, Jabotinsky as a mathematics instructor, Kook as an investment specialist, and Merlin as head of the Institute for Mediterranean Affairs, a small think tank in New York City.

Moses Hess – founder of Israeli National Socialism | Moses Hess converted Karl Marx to Communism, yet advocated National Socialism for Jews; Shlomo Avineri on the Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State

Despite Moses Hess’ advocacy since 1862 of a separate “National Socialism” for Jews, he remained an active member of Marx’ Communist faction of the First International; Marx even nominated him as his representative at sessions he could not attend. Lasse Wilhelmson explores this contradiction in item 3. Also see our discussion in item 4.3.

Before meeting Hess, Marx and Engels were Young Hegelians, not Communists. “The first and fieriest German Hegelian to turn communist, Hess converted the young Friedrich Engels to his creed” (Isaiah Berlin, Against the Current, p. 224; see item 5 below).

Then Hess converted Marx to Communism. “In 1841 Hess fell under the spell of the brilliance and boldness of Karl Marx’s views. He met Marx in August of that year, preached communism to him … ” (op. cit., p. 227).

By 1848, Marx and Engels had somewhat parted from Hess. In the Communist Manifesto of that year, although not naming Hess, they poked fun at ‘True Socialism’, which he had advocated, as Utopian(like every other variety of Socialism except their own).

Hess advocated reform rather than revolution; he supported Emperor Napoleon III’s Saint-Simonian socialism, and Lassalle’s reformism in Germany, both of which Marx attacked. Hess did not believe that class conflict is either desirable or inevitable (op. cit., p. 220).

Promotion of class unity and harmony is a feature of National Socialism, just the opposite of Marxism. Yet in 1867 Hess joined the International Workingmen’s Association, founded by Marx, and “in 1868 and 1869, as a Marxist delegate, fought the representatives of Proudhon and of Bakunin” (op cit. p. 243).

Hess rejected cosmopolitanism, the cultural sameness which is enveloping the world today, instead arguing that nations and national differences should be preserved. He thought that nations were the primary units in history, classes only secondary. He thought that Internationalism should unite, not abolish, nations (op. cit. p. 239).

Hess’ book Rome and Jerusalem (1862) is very important, showing how the Zionist movement drew upon Hegelian thinking to develop a consciousness of the Jews as a historical people on the world stage. All New Left “Liberation” groups (Gay, Feminist etc.) have developed (perhaps “manufactured” would be a better word) a Hegelian historical consciousness of their own group; the Nazis did the same. Such a Hegelian consciousness has proved a powerful motivating force.

Moses Hess was the founder of Israeli National Socialism, the inspirer of the kibbutz movement and of the Histadrut as a vehicle for public (socialized) ownership of the economy: nat-soc-isr.html.

The text of Rome and Jerusalem: A Study in Jewish Nationalism, by Moses Hess, the ‘Red Rabbi” who converted both Marx and Engels to Communism, then came out as a Zionist, is at rome-and-jerusalem.html.