A series of my essays and articles depict all too clearly my support for a free Palestine. I believe in the Palestinian right to live a peaceful, safe and productive life. I reject all forms of racism and hate, as I condemn the brutality and cruelty of Zionist colonization and an eighty year agenda to refuse the

right of Palestinians to live in peace. I sincerely hope that Israeli Jews can learn to live peacefully without racism and hate.

Systematic lies and propaganda has colored the Zionist agenda to keep alive the myth of Zionism as a Democracy. The myth of victim in danger of extinction by Palestinians, has colored the thinking of many older generations Jews who maintain an allegiance to Zionism. They see themselves as vulnerable victims awaiting a second Holocaust. The dream of a Jewish state embraces the myth of a safe haven for Jewish survival. Truth differs, for Jews are no longer victims despite clinging to the false perception that must be re-examined and brought out of the darkness . This myth is preyed upon through clever Zionist propaganda.


In my view a Jewish State is not a viable goal following the rape of Palestinian land in combination with an extreme form of racist Nationalism, a nightmare of brutal control, colonization , military violence and dehumanizing destruction. It is the nightmare of the Nakba, the Palestinian Holocaust albeit in a different form, reinvented and distorted by Zionist Nationalism, that we must recognize as an anguished cry for freedom. One does not often hear it mentioned in main stream news. The interpretation of Zionists as victims reveal the bizarre and brutal control Palestinian life and land. To look at Zionism with open eyes of truth,, one observes a form of virulent Nationalism perpetrated on Palestinians who represent for Zionists an inferior race, unwanted and demonized in the dream of a Jewish State for Jews only. We cannot leave out another preposterous lie so destructive to the question of what and who is a Jew.

Zionist criticizers, those who work for Palestinian freedom are called anti-Semite and it is truly bizarre as this emboldens not only neo-Nazis, fundamentalist Christians and haters of Jews but Jews themselves. In Germany, where I was born, I am known as an anti-Semite by Zionist Jews who are beholden to Zionism and live in Germany. This cruel distortion of anti-Semitism has created a powerful increase in true anti-Semitism for it plays all too easily into the hands of racists and haters.


I dedicate my heart to all Palestinians, proud people who have struggled, lost their land, their hopes and dreams for a just life. I a German Jew without flinching and from the deepest part of me, condemns the crimes of Zionism.

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How can it be that those who know about the terror of the Nazi Holocaust, support the apartheid inhumanity of Zionism? How can one know about the horror, the complete insanity and brutalization to make a master white aryan race while at the same time supporting the fantasy of Israel as a Jewish Nation state? The Jewish State of Zionist -Israel cannot be my Israel. It can exist no longer as it attempts to hide the paranoid insanity, the lies and deception to appeal to Jews while reviling and discarding, while killing and destroying for over 90 years with brutality and complete inhumanity the Palestinians that Zionists have tried to erase. How can the criminal Netanyahu still exist as a decider for the Zionist horrors?


The Israeli war crimes are kept hidden in large part by our government, our press, our presidents, the facts distorted. The truth is so clear, so maniacal, one must simply be open and then cringe with horror. I wonder how it is possible that people live in an open air prison that is rotting with lack of energy, clean water, functioning hospitals, schools and housing. Gaza has become like the ghetto of Warsaw. No it is not the same, but man's inhumanity exists in both places. The Zionist goal is the Judaization of Israel and to deny the existence of the Palestinian people. Intellectual honesty of course is holding Zionism responsible.


For any state to be a true democracy, equality for all human beings living together in a civil society is the minimum requirement. But Israeli civil rights violations is common is the Jewish State. There is no civil marriage, no civil burial in public cemeteries, no public transportation on Saturdays and the trampling of land ownership right of Arab citizens. The character of Israel's supra-identity as outlined in Zionism from the start, makes it doubtful that a Jewish state can also be democratic. * The Jewish nationalism explicitly separates the majority from the minority. and asserts that the state belongs only to the majority. As we know, it excludes the minority from active and free participation in a democracy and prevents all others, non Jews from identifying politically. Israel openly favors the biological descendants of the ancient kingdom of Judea.


If the word Jewish were replaced by the word Israeli and if the state became open and accessible to all citizens, it might be possible to take a softer line and begin to treat Israel as political and heading towards an eventual democracy.* This freedom, however has been permanently prohibited in Israel The strong delineation between Jew and not Jew, the ethnocentric foundation constitutes a strong barrier to any kind of democracy.


Zionism is a mistake, a catastrophe, a racist ideology. We must say NO to the apartheid state . Clearly we must move from post Holocaust trauma to post Nakba trauma. We must continue our support of Jews in an Israeli State and NOT support Zionism in an apartheid state. I do believe that Jews must do their own work, to work thru their guilt, sense of victimhood and their fear and paranoia. This work has not been done and the impossible cruelty of Zionism continues to erode what it means to be Jewish.


* Thank you to Shlomo Sand "The Invention of the Jewish People".


As-Salaamu Alaykum

Lillian


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Over 1500 Palestinians from neighborhoods in Jerusalem are facing imminent forced home demolitions and displacement by Israeli authorities The US government and Christian Zionists are in support.

At the request of Ateret Cohanim a settler organization funded largely by tax free donations from the US, Israel is dispossessing four large Palestinian families of their home and land in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on May 2. This is part to the Israel- US backed colonial expansion starting with the Nakba in 1948.

Silwan, south of the Old City’s walls has long been a target of ultra nationalist religious settlers. Over 30,000 Palestinians live in Silwan in substandard homes with poor infrastructure. About 500 Jewish settlers live in scattered settlements across Silwan. The plan entails the demolition of nearly 90 Palestinian homes to make way for a national park and a new development for settlers.

I am sick as I write this. One can see insanity that has allowed a country whose history is entangled with the horror of Nazi insanity, a pure white ideology, link with the Zionist dream of a pure Jewish state. The rest of the people became non people as we observe in both Nazi Germany and apartheid Israel.This is a diabolical nightmare. Is there no shame as the US in large part continues its silence? And may I say Germany, the country of my birth continues to align itself with Israel’s deception. Yes, I am ashamed as an American Jew and refugee from Nazi Germany and I cannot stand by to watch the carnage of Gaza, the rubble of destroyed homes and the maddening dispersement of those who are not seen as families trying to survive in a diabolical and thoroughly corrupt country. What can justify the brutal rampage of terror and murder where neighborhoods cease to exist as the Palestinian population is shoved underground as if they did not Live and feel like Us. In a rational world. where people respond with humanity and empathy, we are all the same, human beings.

There is another “delegitimization” created also by the Zionist propaganda machine which uses the word anti-Semite to label all who speaks against Israel’s apartheid program. This has created an enormous barrier against dissent. Anti-Semitism associates immediately with inflammatory hatred and destruction. This feeds directly into Jews seeing themselves as victims who delegitimize Israel. To delegitimize Israel serves to avoid real discussion and this has been a powerful tool for Zionism. In the words of Tony Judt the "delegitimization “ issue is a fraud. It is just another way to involve anti-Semitism as a silencer. I will close by saying that Fear mongering to Jews is in itself a form of terrorism.

As-Salaamu Alaykum

Lillian

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