Nearly 34 years ago, an America-firster used The
American Mercury magazine to warn of the danger posed by Zionism
and its rule of Washington and the Mideast.
John Henshaw wrote this article shortly after Israel
laid claim to the annexed land during 1967
Arab-Israeli war. This article first
appeared in the spring of 1968.
The metamorphosis of tiny Israel
from a midget to a giant is in the making. The grand design of
Judaic-Zionist expansionist doctrine is to seize all the oil-rich
lands from the shores of the Euphrates to the banks of the Nile.
In defining the aims of Zionism,
Hebrew scholar Levnoch Osman recently said: "In our eternal Book of
Books (the Torah), the lofty ethical teachings of which are cherished by
all mankind, the land of Israel is described not as a long, narrow strip
of land with wavy, crooked borders, but as a state with broad natural
borders. God has promised to Patriarch Abraham the following:
"I give unto them the land where they
have sown their seed, from the river of Egypt unto the great river of
Euphrates’ (Genesis 15:18). And so, in order to realize the words of
this prophecy, the Israeli state had to continue, not in the borders it
has today but within its broad historical boundaries."
And as far back as 1952 Moshe Dayan,
the present Israeli defense minister, declared:
"Our task consists of preparing the
Israeli army for the new war approaching in order to achieve our
ultimate goal, the creation of an Israeli empire."
The British historian Arnold J.
Toynbee, who served as an adviser on Near Eastern affairs to the British
delegation at the Versailles Conference, in a newspaper article
published in June last year stated the Zionist aims in these words:
We are Jews, the living
representatives of Judah, one of the 12 tribes of Israel that conquered
most of Palestine in the 13th century B.C. We held Judah’s
share of the conquered territory for seven centuries, till we were
deported by Nebuchadnezzer in 587 B.C. We were back again within less
than half a century, and we then held Judea, once more, for the next 773
years, till we were evicted by the Romans in A.D. 135. We have never
renounced our claim to the land of Israel. We have always hoped,
believed, and proclaimed that we shall get this land back again. It is
our land, we contend.
After another 1,883 years we did
recover a foothold there in 1918, and during the half-century since
then, by devoted hard work, ability and military valor, we have built up
our present national State of Israel, and have inflicted three smashing
defeats on the Arabs, who have been trying to evict us again.
We want to have a country of our own
again, like other peoples and like our own ancestors. We also need to
have a country of our own, because, since the conversion of the Roman
empire to Christianity in the fourth century A.D., we have been
penalized and persecuted by the Western Christian majority among whom we
have had to live.
The persecution has culminated in the
unprecedented crime of genocide, which has been committed against us in
our lifetime by a Western people, the Germans, in Europe. We are not
going to let the Arabs commit the same crime of genocide against us
here, in our own land of Israel.
Genocide in Six-day War
Apologist Toynbee omitted mentioning
the fact that the Jews themselves are currently engaged in genocide.
During the Sis-Day War last summer, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan
ordered Brig. Gen. Yesha’ahu Gavish, the Israeli commander of the Sinai
campaign, to ruthlessly drive the hapless Egyptian troops into the Sinai
Desert to die of thirst, hunger and heat. Temperature on the arid Sinai
rise to more than 100 degrees during the day. For over two weeks
thousand of wretched Egyptian stragglers wandered over the swirling
wastes finally drop dead in their tracks.
U.S. reconnaissance planes flying on
the perimeter of the Sinai Desert took hundreds of pictures of the
stragglers and reported there were 50,000 Egyptians dead or dying on the
desert at the time. The U.S. Air Force loaded 60,000 gallons of water in
five-gallon jerry-cans on pallets and prepared to drop them in the area
where stragglers were observed. However, Defense Secretary Robert
McNamara ordered the projected mission of mercy halted after he received
phone calls from White House foreign policy-planner Walt Rostow and UN
Ambassador Arthur Goldberg.
This flagrant violation of the Geneva
Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war amounted to genocide,
designed to destroy a whole nation.
Newspaper reporters visiting the war
zones in Syria and Jordan, reported that if one sniper in a village
fired on Israeli troops, the whole village was destroyed including the
women and children. Napalm is frequently used.
This systematic extermination is an
ideological doctrine of Zionism. The leading exponent of genocide is the
chauvinist Moshe Dayan, whom the Zionists have proclaimed a Biblical
"messiah" on a white horse. Arrogant, boastful Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, chief
of the Israeli General Staff, who plotted and executed the Six-Day
blitzkrieg last June, is in direct charge of the projected expansionist
program from the Euphrates to the Nile.
The scope of this ambitious scheme of
territorial seizures and exploitation has been recognized by at least a
few of our American military strategists for years. This writer recalls
that a dozen years ago an Army lieutenant colonel, who was a student at
the War College, confined that some of his instructors believed the
Zionist expansionist policy would provide the spark to ignite World War
(Incidentally, the then lieutenant
colonel is now one of the top commanding generals in Vietnam.)
By guile, treachery and bloodletting,
the Zionists plot to annex all of Jordan, virtually all of Syria, half
of Iraq and a large part of Saudi Arabia and all of the rich cotton
lands of the Nile Valley. It would be a simpler matter then to grab
Yemen, Aden, Muscat, Qatar and Oman with their rich oil development.
Israel is already well advanced in the development of its first nuclear
According to the Zionists’ schedule
of operations, within a decade the Israeli empire be the master of the
Middle East and take its place as a nuclear superpower on equal footing
with the Soviet Union and the United States. David Rockefeller’s
Standard Oil Company will pay its royalties to the Israeli military
usurpers instead of the Arab sheiks.
Fabulous Oil Reserves
The stakes are high in this
traditionally British-protected region. The Persian Gulf and adjacent
countries hold 70 percent of the non-communist world’s oil reserves and
produce half of its oil output. British with-drawl from Aden creates a
power vacuum that will inevitably be filled by Israel and the Soviet
The British have expressed the pious
hope that their withdrawal would galvanize the Arab rulers into dropping
their feuds and really unite in a mutual defense pact. However, the
spreading oil boom is intensifying the territorial ambitions of rival
kingdoms, sultanates and sheikdoms. Iran is selling oil to Israel,
another aggravating factor in Mideast tensions.
Like the tentacles of an octopus the
Israeli armed forces struck out in all directions into Jordan, Syria and
Egypt in Israel’s Six-Day aggression. Last June. Even when encountering
no resistance, the Israeli armored forces abruptly halted at
predetermined strategic terrain points; they had accomplished their
mission in the first phase of the Zionist Grand Design of imperialistic
conquest. It was time to stop and consolidate their gains rather than
risk spreading their forces too thin.
Israeli leader Menachem Begin says:
"The return of even one bit of earth
to the Arab would be a betrayal of the nation."
The grandiose idea of an
Israeli empire controlling the Middle East is now for the first time
arousing great popular enthusiasm among Jews everywhere in the world.
Officially Israel is continuing the
pretense of keeping the door open to negotiations that might result in
return of the conquered territory, in exchange for Arab recognition of
Israel and peace treaty.
Jordan’s King Hussein has reportedly
already made a secret and desperate offer to Israel: In exchange for the
return of the West Bank of the Jordan River, Hussein agreed to
demilitarize it, negotiate border adjustments and even waive his
insistence upon regaining the Old City of Jerusalem. Israel rejected the
offer. Israeli Minister of Labor Yigal Allon bluntly stated:
"The natural border of the country is
the Jordan River – a border that would be established only if Israel
kept the West Bank areas it took from Jordan."
Gen. Aluf Ezer Weizmann, second
highest-ranking officer in the Israeli army, is even more adamant: "We
shall stay where we are and bring in Jews. We now have the unusual
opportunity to consolidate the state for the Jewish people and help
prevent future wars."
"If there is a fourth war," Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan gloats, "we are in a position to win more
decisively than ever."
And he warned that in the "fourth
war" the great cities of Cairo, Damascus and Amman will be annihilated.
This is in conformity with the genocidal plan.
Zionist have their eyes set on all of
the land between the Nile and the Euphrates. The plan for a
"Greater Israel" is as old as Zionism itself.
Israelis bitterly complain that along
with the occupied territory that is three times the size of Israel, they
have inherited its population of 1,330,000 Arabs.
Aliyah – voluntary relocation to
Israel – has been a flop as far as Western Jews are concerned – few of
them want to go to the Holy Land of their forefathers. The majority of
Jews now in Israel are from Asia and Africa.
The System of government in Israel is
a mixture of theocracy and gerontocracy. Full citizenship requires
membership in the Jewish religion and Jewish ancestry. Israeli
authorities refuse to accept Arabs or "Gentiles" (non-Jews) as full
citizens with equal civil, political, and economic rights. Militant
Zionists frankly admit that Israel and neighboring Arab nations cannot
coexist. They claim that the incompatibility is due to ideological
fanaticism. However, the Arab oil lands are fabulously rich.
"We must take steps leading to a
long-range consolidation, lest we be considered a temporary, transient
factor in the occupied areas," declares Israel Galili, minister without
portfolio in the Israeli Cabinet.
The Zionists have invented the term
"coercive noninterference" in explaining how they force the subjugated
Arabs to cooperate with their conquerors. When the mayor of Nablus
announced that he would resign rather than front for the Jews, the
Israeli military officers told him that no one would be appointed to
replace him, which would result in utter chaos. They mayor had second
thoughts, stayed and obeyed the Jewish military commanders. Hundreds of
similar examples could be cited.
Arabs Fear Genocide
"The Middle East today is dominated
by raw, naked, savage, animal fear. The Arab nations are driven by the
fear of mass death, by the fear of Israel’s genocidal intentions toward
them. Israel, by bringing in immigrants from all over the world, has
upset the demographic balance of the Middle East.
"The first basic fact about
populations is that they multiply. They population of Israel is
increasing, and the populations of the Arab nations are increasing. In
the conflict between populations, either Arabs or Jews must someday end
up being driven into arid desert wastes which will not support them,
where they will find relief only in the oblivion of death. Israel means
to kill the Arab populations and to occupy their lands. The Arabs,
driven by fear of death, react powerfully. They seek the protection of a
powerful nation, Russia, to which they will become tributary in return
"For the free world, this is a
practically irretrievable disaster," says Benjamin H. Freedman.
We might well rationalize all this as
strictly none of our business except that hundred of millions of
American foreign aid dollars are being spend for the enrichment of the
international Zionist network extending from Tel Aviv to Paris, London
and New York. The Israelis are already pumping oil from Egyptian wells
and splitting the profits with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil combine. This
is only the prelude.
Now for the first time Soviet Russia
is successfully penetrating the oil-rich Mideast countries. The Russians
have made agreements to explore for oil in Iraq, Iran and Egypt. They
have extended bids for cooperative ventures to Algeria, Syria and
Kuwait. The agreement with Iraq provides for development of oil reserves
in an area taken away from Western companies.
Most of the Arab oil countries are
starting oil firms to give them a stronger hold on their petroleum
reserves and a bigger bit on profits. They have also recently hiked
their royalties they get from the big Anglo-American oil firms.
The Soviets furnish the technical
know-how to the Arab oil industry and work out world marketing agreement
with the Arab rulers. The Soviet naval fleet is standing in the
Mediterranean. The Kremlin has launched an aggressive campaign to
establish a protectorate over the Mideast oil lands. Russia finally has
a firm grip on Egypt. Syria is now totally dependent on Soviet weapons
and the protective arm of Moscow. The Soviets have a facility in Latakia.
Yemen is receiving Soviet arms,
Russian advisers are training its army, and Soviet armed forces are
establishing base facilities in Yemen. After all the millions the U.S.
gave Iran in foreign aid, the ungrateful shah (who has $300 million
stashed away in Swiss banks) is co-operating with the Soviets in
construction of a natural gas pipeline that would feed Iranian gas to
parts of Russia not easily served by Russian gas.
The sub-rosa partnership
between Zionism and communism is still a fact. As Israel drives the
Arabs into the arms of the Kremlin, Israel expands, fulfilling a grand
design and an aggressive plan agreed upon years ago. And like the Arabs,
Americans are helpless victims in this international crime.