Après avoir publié quelques articles témoignant d’un malaise quant à l’article de Joseph Massad (censuré puis réintégré par Al Jazeera), Mondoweiss publie maintenant un témoignage à charge contre le mouvement sioniste durant la seconde guerre mondiale (qui va donc sur le même terrain que Mondoweiss semblait trouver très glissant la semaine dernière) : Hannah Arendt and the Hungarian Jews.
In point of fact, members of the Zionist movement actively collaborated with Nazism from the beginning. The World Zionist Organization sabotaged world Jewry’s attempt to boycott the Nazi economy in order to be allowed to send money from Germany to Palestine. They fought against liberalization of U.S. immigration laws, for they wanted European Jews to go to Palestine, notAmerica. As Ralph Schoenman wrote in The Hidden History of Zionism, “This obsession with colonizing Palestine and overwhelming the Arabs led the Zionist movement to oppose any rescue of the Jews facing extermination, because the ability to deflect manpower to Palestine would be impeded.”
David Ben-Gurion summarized to a meeting of “left” Zionists in 1938 in England, “If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Israel, then I opt for the second alternative.”
My cousin was one of several thousand Hungarian Jews who survived the fire: 800,000 died. A pact was signed by Dr. Rudolph Kastner of the Jewish Agency Rescue Committee and Nazi exterminator Adolph Eichmann in 1944 allowing 600 prominent Jews to leave in exchange for Zionist silence on the fate of the remainder.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s organization proposed on Janurary 11, 1941, a formal military pact between his Irgun — a Zionist military organization — and the Third Reich. In offering to enter the war on the side of Germany, the Irgun proposed that, “The establishment of the historical Jewish State on a national and totalitarianbasis, and 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.” (see Lenni Brenner, “Zionism in the Age of the Dictators”, p. 49)