The Holocaust Was Invented to Prevent the Establishment of Israel
Over and over again we hear the claim that Israel was established because of the Holocaust. This myth is causing us incalculable damage and appears to be blatantly wrong. Furthermore, it implies that Israel has no right to exist other than as a guilt-offering, and one that came at the expense of another so-called “people” with supposedly equal rights to the land.
In fact, it appears that awareness of Jewish claims to the Land of Israel may have contributed to the Holocaust in some way. After all, no other place on earth was willing to take in the Jews that the Nazis wanted to get rid of.
Even in otherwise pro-Israeli materials, we are told that the modern State of Israel was established in 1947. It was not! It was only contemporary international recognition of the Jewish indigenous rights to our land – land that lay within the borders of the British Mandate of Palestine — that was formalized in 1917, then reinforced in 1920 and again in 1922.
Horrified by increasing waves of Jewish immigration from Europe to the Palestinian Mandate, that began long before World War II, the Arabs saw an opportunity to ebb the tide when the Jew-hating Hitler rose to power. According to anthropologist and historian Francisco Gil-White, the Germans had intended only to cleanse their country of Jews by sending them elsewhere. Many of them would have made their way to what was then referred to as Palestine, as Jews had over the centuries. However, Hajj Amin al-Huseini, founder of the Arab “Palestinian” movement and mentor to Yassir Arafat, paid a visit to Hitler and, according to Gil-White, proposed something more drastic. He suggested the Germans burn the Jews instead just forcing them to leave Germany. If this is true, then it means that The Final Solution has al-Huseini’s signature on it as well as Hitler’s.
Whether or not that is true, there is no getting around the fact that had Israel been a sovereign state at that time, there would have been no Holocaust.
Don’t forget the Iraqi Farhud, one result of Nazi-Arab collaboration in the Arab world as led by the Mufti. Don’t forget that Hitler promised the Mufti that the Jews of the Middle East would be exterminated at the end of a Nazi victory in Europe.
Don’t let anyone use the Holocaust to question our right to exist here or to make it appear as if we are colonialists brought here to salve the guilty consciences of the Europeans and others.
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Image Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0827-318 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
A version of this post was first published in my blog at Times of Israel.