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Constant Conflict: Fundamentalist Zionism and the Roots of Modern Terrorism

21st Century Wire says…

Terrorism has been a term largely associated with ‘radical Islam’, and jihadist groups like al Qaeda and ISIS, in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st century, but that hasn’t always been the case.

In the early days of Israel, systematic violence and terror was prevalent as newly arriving Europeans clashed with indigenous Arabs. The catastrophic results of this unlikely encounter has permanently mired the region in a state of eternal conflict.

Few are aware about the actual roots of modern terrorism – pioneered and perfectly choreographed to attract maximum international attention and intimidation – by fundamentalist Zionist Jews – members of Menachem Begin‘s right-wing terrorist organization known as Irgun.

Their targets: British colonial citizens, assets and businesses in Palestine, and the native Palestinian population itself.


IRGUN TERROR: Jewish terror training camp in 1947 (photo: Archive of Jabotinsky Institute in Israel/CC BY 2.5)

Jewish terrorists at the time also invented the concept of the modern suicide bomber, when in Jerusalem in 1946, a female Jewish fundamentalist recruit, known as ‘The Girl in Red’, killed 12 innocents in the world’s first-ever terrorist suicide bomb attack.

In addition to carrying out violent terrorist bombings, the same Jewish gangs also ran various organized crime rackets, brutalizing communities. Clare Hollingworth, the Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman correspondent in Jerusalem in 1948, reported on the gangs while on assignment in West Jerusalem:

“Irgun is in fact rapidly becoming the ‘SS’ of the new state. There is also a strong ‘Gestapo’ – but no-one knows who is in it.”

‘The shopkeepers are afraid not so much of shells as of raids by Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Gang. These young toughs, who are beyond whatever law there is have cleaned out most private houses of the richer classes & started to prey upon the shopkeepers.”

They also collaborated with some of Europe’s worst regimes and movements. Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz, chronicled some of this in columnist and Israeli historian Tom Segev’s study of the Irgun Jewish terror units: “In the second half of 1940, a few members of the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization) – the anti-British terrorist group sponsored by the Revisionists and known by its acronym Etzel, and to the British simply as the Irgun – made contact with representatives of Fascist Italy, offering to cooperate against the British.”[65]

After terrorist gangs drove the British out of Palestine, and the native Palestinian population was killed off or driven out of what the newly arrived European Jewish terrorists organizations considered to be “their Israel”, terrorist leaders like Begin, David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Shamir and others, were then elevated to national leadership positions in Israel.

Watch this chilling short documentary, clip which introduces this incredibly well-hidden part of 20th century history:


“To the Israeli government, the periodic slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza is referred to as, “mowing the grass”, a chore that frequently needs repeating. But this violence is wearing on the world’s conscience, including moral objections from more and more Jews”, as observed by American journalist Lawrence Davidson.

1-IDF-Gaza-KillingFast forward into the 21st century, and it seems that this region is still plagued with conflict, and the native Palestinian population living under the strict Israeli Apartheid regime, is being systematically ethnically cleansed, and in some cases, like we saw this past summer with the Israeli IDF army’s siege of Gazaslaughtered en mass.

The hardened political shell which has facilitated the endless violence and constant conflict has been the same from the very beginning: fundamentalist Zionism, the radical belief that God has promised the Jewish people a pure Jewish State in Greater Israel, to be taken by any means.

There is a ray of hope on the horizon however. Younger generations in Israel are no longer enamoured with the radical mindset of their predecessors, and do not believe in the fundamentalist dogma of Zionism, and do not support state-sanctioned violence as before.

But the political and social battles are far from of over, especially in western circles…


TWIN TERROR? Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu, with the image of Igun terrorist, Menachem Begin in the background.

Is Political Zionism Another Form of Ideological Fundamentalism?


Anthony Bellchambers

Global Research

The Political Zionist doctrine of the Netanyahu government that claims the whole of former Palestine as being a ‘gift from God’ is essentially ideological fundamentalism i.e. a ritualistic reading of scripture and a reliance upon dogma – a position also known as ‘extremism’.

It is this fundamentalist ideology that gives the state of Israel its sole claim to the West Bank and East Jerusalem – which position it relies upon exclusively in its assertion that its policy that has persuaded half a million of its citizens to settle on Palestinian land is legitimate when the entire international community has branded it a violation of international law.

The paradox in the status quo established by the Likud government to back-up its claim to the occupied Palestinian Territories, is that Israel actually claims to be a secular state. This means that its claim to the West Bank and East Jerusalem is merely a fabricated position used to justify that which is unjustifiable.

Political or religious extremism is unacceptable to the democratic nations of the world in the 21st century, and the UN Security Council should pass a resolution to that effect. In the event that any UNSC member would use its veto against such a resolution then it will be clear to all as to where the illegality lies; who supports and fuels the conflict and who it is that ensures the continuity of the illegal settlements and the dispossession of the oldest continuous indigenous people of the region, the Palestinian Arabs who have farmed and lived on the land for over a thousand years.

Fundamentalism either in Paris, London, Jerusalem or Hebron needs to be dealt with in an appropriate manner by democratic governments. We have all seen the damaging violence that such extremist beliefs can bring to the community of free nations.

Action is needed now to root-out fundamentalism wherever it rears its head – regardless of the attitude of any state or party that overtly, or covertly, supports such violence.

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