Was Israel Premeditated? The Nakba Far
More Of A Deliberate Genocide Than The Holocaust
26 July 2012
By Karin Friedemann
"You get punished for Holocaust denial, even if you
are just revising; yet if you are a Nakba denier, your
Israeli organization gets rewarded with German and
American tax money. In fact, the Nakba was far more of
a deliberate genocide than the Holocaust, in how
carefully and openly it was premeditated."
I posted this on Facebook the other day and as
expected, I was rewarded with heaps of abuse from the
under-informed. Note that I neither denied the
Holocaust nor tried to quantify who has suffered more.
My post was related to a recent article in Haaretz on
the proposed ‘Nakba Bill,' which aims to withhold
state funding from academic institutions that
commemorate the Palestinian Nakba. Commemorating the
Palestinian Catastrophe or celebrating the Israeli
Independence Day as a Day of Mourning is viewed as an
activity that "opposes the existence of Israel as
Jewish-democratic state." This is interesting, since
in the US, Thanksgiving has been commemorated as a Day
of Mourning for decades by many Native Americans and
others, but nobody even blinks.
The point I was making however is that it is curious
how competing historical narratives are legislated.
"The victor writes the history."
If a competing historian happens to be German or
Austrian, they can expect to die in prison simply for
writing a book.
From what I can gather from my now un-friends, it is
taboo to compare or relate the Holocaust with any
other human tragedy. Even many of those who claim
sympathy for the Palestinians feel a need to reserve a
special place for the Holocaust, despite the political
use of the concept of "unique suffering" to give Jews
special rights, including the right to commit genocide
during our lifetime without comment. An Israeli
Facebook friend and alleged peace activist posted:
"Palestinian people suffering does not amount to the
whole sale industrial attempt to physically kill an
entire people which was close to being totally
successful in Europe."
While nobody denies that millions of Jews perished in
World War II, along with tens of millions of
Christians and others, the number of 6 million has
been reduced to 3 million in recent times by
mainstream historians. Death inside German
concentration camps was widespread, but in most cases,
prisoners died of disease and malnutrition.
However, people tend to fixate on the belief that 6
million Jews were gassed to death in a systematic
method by the German government with the same amount
of passion that Christians hold for the Crucifixion.
In truth, there is no evidence that Hitler ever
ordered all Jews to be killed. These beliefs are based
on the Hollywood movie, the Holocaust.
The historical Hitler actually worked hand in hand
with the Zionists, helping Jews emigrate to Palestine.
There was even a Zionist (Jewish) faction of the Nazi
party. Edwin Black's book, The Transfer Agreement, the
standard text on Nazi-Zionist collaboration, makes
clear that the transfer of funds from Nazi Germany
under this agreement made the Jewish State possible.
As WWII progressed, the German government had to deal
with the problem of Jewish sympathy for the USSR, and
with traitors giving away government secrets to Stalin
with the same shamelessness with which US government
secrets are leaked to Israel today, and Jewish
organizations rallying to the cause of the traitor.
Most people agree that this problematic situation in
Germany was handled poorly.
What is almost never discussed is the context. The
USSR, whose party leaders were largely Jewish or else
influenced by secular Jewish philosophers such as Karl
Marx, was an imperialist government that started
annexing land in the 1920s, mass murdering tens of
millions of Christians and burning churches. Millions
of people were brutally tortured and died in Soviet
prisons. It is safe to say that during the 20th
century, Russia killed more people than Germany did.
The US was also guilty of incinerating entire German
cities as well as torturing prisoners. All in all, war
is an ugly and cruel enterprise. World War II reduced
the European population by 25 to 30%.
The idea that Nazi Germany is uniquely evil and that
Jews in particular have suffered uniquely is a
cornerstone of the creation of the State of Israel.
For this reason, the State of Israel and several other
countries actually mandate by law that no one can ever
question the Holocaust, even if just to reduce the
number to 5 million. If popularly accepted Jewish
history were to be revised in the way that all other
people's histories have been revised in the light of
researched evidence, the entire basis of Israel's
existence would come into question.
Yet even if we were to accept that 6 million Jews were
gassed to death by Germany, it still doesn't make any
sense why Palestine should be wiped out order to
create Israel. In 1934 Arab leaders offered asylum to
European Jews fleeing the Nazis and presented a plan
for legal Jewish immigration to Arab countries.
Israeli Founding Father David Ben-Gurion refused the
offer. "One cow in Palestine is worth more than all
the Jews in Poland," stated Zionist leader Izaak
While the imprisonment of Jews and political
dissidents in Germany can be attributed to wartime
hysteria, Hitler did not run his election on an
anti-Jew platform (unlike today's politicians running
on anti-Muslim platforms). By contrast, Zionist
genocidal goals were openly discussed as early as
1897, at the first Zionist Congress in Basel,
Switzerland, where they discussed how to physically
remove Palestinians from Palestine in order to create
a Jewish State. Today in 2012, we are still
experiencing debates on whether the existence of
Palestinians can even be mentioned in public.