Einstein Spoke Out Against Crimes of Israeli Fascism

by Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Sidney Hook, et.al.,  A letter to The New York Times, published in the “Books” section (Page 12) of December 4, 1948

Image result for "albert einstein" "hannah arendt"Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin’s political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.
Before irreparable damage is done by way of financial contributions, public manifestations in Begin’s behalf, and the creation in Palestine of the impression that a large segment of America supports Fascist elements in Israel, the American public must be informed as to the record and objectives of Mr. Begin and his movement.

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Israel: A European settler state based on the theft of Palestinian land, while ‘democratic’ Israel suppresses all internal dissent

Albert Einstein was an outspoken anti-Zionist. He opposed the terrorist actions of the US-armed Zionist militias that massacred the entire populations of Palestinian villagers in order to spread panic and drive hundreds of thousands of people into exile.

 

[This article describes how the Israeli government suppresses dissenting voices and forces among Israeli Jews, and it refers to a battle between “democracy and fascism” within Israel.  This is true as far as it goes. What is lacking is an understanding that Israel was set up as a democratic state–for its Jewish population–based on the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948 by Zionist militias. “Israeli democracy” does not exist for Palestinians living in Israel, who make up 20% of the population. They are treated as third class citizens in employment, housing, schools, and are under increasing assault by rabid Zionists who see them as a “fifth column” who must be driven out of Israel. The 3.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza who live under military occupation (West Bank), a military siege (Gaza) and economic strangulation (both) are victims of the Israeli state. So are the 6 million Palestinians in refugee camps and the worldwide diaspora. Thus, Israel is a European settler state whose “democracy” is based on the occupation of stolen land and the expulsion and oppression of  the indigenous people of Palestine.  This is no different from the European settler states in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Algeria, and Israel will ultimately meet the same fate.–Frontlines ed]

Western Media Frightened of the “F” Word in its Israeli Context

By Alan Hart , 19 November 2010

There is a debate in Israel about whether the Zionist state is on the slippery slope to fascism or is already fascist. As far as I am aware the mainstream Western media has not drawn any attention to this.

It was Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, who, along with 27 other most influential Jews, first warned of the danger of the rise of fascism in Israel. In a letter to the Editor of The New York Times published on 4 December 1948, when Menachem Begin was soliciting support in America, they said this:

“Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine. Continue reading