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 been what caused the Holocaust.
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 and many of them would have made their way to Palestine. However, Hajj Amin al-Huseini, founder of the Arab “Palestinian” movement and mentor to Yassir Arafat, paid a visit to Hitler and 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 a primary architect of The Final Solution was al-Huseini and Hitler was his all-to-enthusiastic partner-in-crime.
Therefore, the next time you hear someone say that Israel was “born out of the Holocaust” remind him or her that the Holocaust was more likely caused to large extent because Arabs saw it as a convenient way to keep the modern State of Israel from being established, aided and abetted by the Nazis. 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.