Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won
Date Written: 01/01/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20235
Transcript of a speech by the author on December 14, 2016 at the House of Lords, giving a history of the conflicts and terrorist tactics of Zionists in the formation of the state of Israel.
Violence targeting Jews was, and I would argue remains, a core tactic of Zionism. In fact, the single most deadly terror attack of the entire Mandate period was not the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946 as is commonly thought. Even some of the Irguns bombings of Palestinian markets killed more people than the King David attack. But the most deadly single terror attack was the Jewish Agencys bombing of the immigrant ship Patria in 1940, killing an estimated 267 people, of whom more than 200 were Jews fleeing the Nazis.
The historical record makes plain what should already have been obvious from the present realitythat Israels and Zionisms pretenses regarding Jews and Judaism, and in particular its pretense of being a response to anti-Semitism and Jewish persecution, is a fraud. Indeed quite the opposite, it thrives by exacerbating and capitalizing on these, and has turned them into a cynical, deadly business.