Last of Warsaw Ghetto Survivors Calls for Rebellion Against Israeli Occupation

Rebel against the Occupation. No–it is forbidden for us to rule over another people, to oppress another [people].  The most important thing is to achieve peace and an end to the cycle of blood[letting].  My generation dreamed of peace.  I so want to achieve it.  You have the power to help.  All my hopes are with you.  If only [you could]. – Chavka Fulman-Raban, arrested and imprisoned at Auschwitz, two of her family members died as resistance fighters.

Last year, long before this current round of blood-lust, Chavka Fulman-Raban, among the last of the Warsaw Ghetto survivors delivered, On Yom Ha-Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), “a fierce denunciation of evil and injustice, including the Israeli Occupation. Her speech was offered to guests at the ceremony of Beit Lohamey Ha-Getaot (the Ghetto-Fighters House)”, says Richard Silverstein, who has translated the speech into English.

The once-invincible Nazism did not last. Zionazism too will not last, however invincible it might appear today. And we must say it loud and clear: Zionism is not about Jews and Judaism. To oppose Zionism is not anti-Semitism. As if this simple fact needs to be stated. But it seems it does, over and over again. Just as Judith Butler had to recently, contesting Lawrence Summers, President, Harvard University. So virulent is the mobilization of the Zionist fascists, especially inside Israel, that what David Shulman recently referred to as “lynch gangs” and “organized fascist groups”, have been on the prowl attacking, killing Palestinians and protestors against the bombings. And cheering the lynch mobs and fascists gangs are spectators of the kind we see below:

Israeli viewers enjoy the spectacle of Gaza
Israeli viewers enjoy the spectacle of Gaza

The propaganda war is in full force, paralleling the Israeli blitzkrieg in Gaza, but world public opinion is not quite taken by it,as the huge demonstrations opposing Israel’s genocidal war are erupting all over the world.

Veterans Today, “an online journal representing the position of members of the [US] military and veteran community in areas of national security, geopolitical stability and domestic policy”, observes in a report entitled “Zio-Nazis Run Wild in Occupied Palestine” observes:

A growing number of Jewish Americans, including Philip Weiss, have developed a more accurate and compassionate view of the conflict in Occupied Palestine. More and more American Jews are facing the horrible truth: Zionist Israel is becoming more like Nazi Germany every day.

During the past week, Israeli Jews have been forming lynch mobs in the streets to hunt down and brutalize Arabs. Their actions remind many observers of the Nazi gangs that chased and brutalized Jews in 1930s Germany.

Quoting scholars and close observers of the scene, Veterans Today takes the comparison further:

Zionist racism, like Nazi racism, is virulent to the point of being genocidal. As international law professor Francis Boyle says, “Zionism’s ‘final solution’ to Israel’s much-touted and racist ‘demographic threat’ allegedly posed by the very existence of the Palestinians has always been genocide, whether slow-motion or in blood-thirsty spurts of violence.” Just as the Nazis dedicated themselves to building an ever-expanding Reich free of the taint of lesser races, the Zionists are likewise bent on ethnically-cleansing an ever-larger slice of Palestine. After that, hard-line Zionists promise, comes the entire Middle East from the Nile to the Euphrates.

The Gaza Strip – which some call the world’s largest open-air concentration camp, others the new Warsaw Ghetto – is once again being bombed. Israelis are wondering aloud whether Netanyahu is planning another bloody ground invasion [which has since begun – AN]. Seasoned Mideast observers such as Alan Hart, the former top BBC Mideast correspondent, even warn that one day soon Israel may launch a wider Mideast war that would allow the Zionists to finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine under the “fog of war.”



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