The USSR's anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic policy
Any reasonable scholar can tell you about the Soviet Union's anti-Zionism. It is true that the Soviets voted for the UN partition plan in 1947. But so did the USA. And the Israelis did get arms from Czechoslovakia during the 1948 war. But the Israelis disappointed the Soviets. Israel, instead of being a totalitarian Communist state, chose to be a western-style democracy. The USSR switched to the Arab side in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Gamal Abdel Nasser, the dictator of Egypt, became a Soviet proxy. When Israel entered Egypt in response to the Fedayeen terror attacks [the Fedayeen became a proxy of the Nasser regime] and to Egypt blocking the Straits of Tiran and the Suez canal to Israeli shipping, the Soviets and Americans pressured Israel [along with Britain and France, who invaded to get back the Suez canal] to leave. The three countries complied. The UN sent peacekeepers to keep the peace at the border. The Fedayeen terror group dissolved. Israel was allowed to use the Straits of Tiran; but not the Suez canal.
At the height of the era just before the Six day war, the Soviets armed Syria and Egypt. Syria was shelling Jewish kibbutzim and villages in northern Israel and sent troops near the border to prepare for the Egyptian-led Arab invasion of Israel. Egypt sent troops near the Sinai to prepare to invade Israel after expelling the UN peacekeepers.
The Soviets falsely accused Israel of massing troops on the Syrian border. Israel denied it. And the UN confirmed that Israel was not massing near the border. In the Six day war, Israel defended itself and took territory in the war of self-defense.
Also, the ignoramuses on Jew Watch fail to understand that the Soviets helped to create the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization]. Ion Mahai Pacepa, who defected from the Romanian Intelligence Service [Romania was a proxy of the USSR] says:
The PLO was dreamt up by the KGB, which had a penchant for “liberation” organizations. There was the National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created by the KGB in 1964 with help from Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Then there was the National Liberation Army of Colombia, created by the KGB in 1965 with help from Fidel Castro, which was soon deeply involved in kidnappings, hijackings, bombings and guerrilla warfare. In later years the KGB also created the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which carried out numerous bombing attacks on the “Palestinian territories” occupied by Israel, and the “Secret Army for Liberation of Armenia,” created by the KGB in 1975, which organized numerous bombing attacks against US airline offices in Western Europe.The PLO served as the proxy group for the USSR. It helped train the radical leftist terror groups that were supported by the USSR. In fact, the US came to see Israel as a valuable Cold War ally. Israel was a valuable Cold War ally for the US and the rest of the free world. The US supported Israel during the Yom Kippur war.
And Ronald Reagan [who liberated millions of people from the USSR] said:
Only by full appreciation of the critical role the State of IsraelThe Soviet bloc, along with their North Vietnamese proxies and the Algerians, trained the PLO to portray their genocidal terror war on Israel as a "war of national liberation".
plays in our strategic calculus can we build the foundation for
thwarting Moscow’s designs on territories and resources vital
to our security and our national well-being.
The Soviets persecuted the Jews at home. The Soviets forbade religious pratices of Jews [as well as with other religious groups]. The Soviets also refused to allow the Jews to emigrate to Israel and persecuted them. In fact, Stalin planned to ship the Jews off to Siberia. But he didn't because he died before he actually did it. Also, in Nicaragua, the Sandinistans, another proxy of the Soviets, when they took over Nicaragua, imposed anti-Semitic policies. It resulted in at least most Jews fleeing. Those who stayed were persecuted. The Sandinistas were close to the PLO and were trained by them when they fought against Somoza. In fact, the Sandinistas hated Israel. The Jews returned to Nicarauga after the Sandinistas were overthrown. Reagan attacked the Sandinistans' anti-Semitic policies. As a result, Nicaraguan Jews don't trust the Sandinistas.
Russian Jews were able to emigrate to Israel after the dissolution of the USSR.
It should also be noted that the Soviet textbooks even portrayed the Czar pogroms against Jews in a good light. Tyler Cowen of the Independent Institute reports:
Textbooks were rewritten either to remove the Jewish role in history, or to provide negative stereotypes of Jews. Government texts dealing with Germany and World War II mentioned neither the Jews nor the Holocaust. The Russian pogroms were reinterpreted as justified retribution for the capitalistic excesses of the Jews. The Soviet government attacked all forms of religion, but Judaism most of all.Ulrike Meinhof, a leader of the Red Army Faction [RAF] terror group, which was a Soviet proxy and close to the PLO, said:
Auschwitz meant that six million Jews were killed, and thrown on the waste-heap of Europe, for what they were considered: money-Jews. Finance capital and the banks, the hard core of the system of imperialism and capitalism, had turned the hatred of men against money and exploitation, and against the Jews. . . . Antisemitism is really a hatred of capitalism.Does this sound like a "Jewish occupied government" to you? No. Jewish world control is a discredited anti-Semitic theory that's promoted by the anti-Semitic bigots at Jew Watch.
Leon Trotsky was an anti-Zionist. The article on the Middle East Policy Council that's titled "Jewish criticism of Zionism" and which is by Edward C. Corrigan, reports:
Many Jewish intellectuals were prominent leaders in the Socialist movement, and in many respects they represent a competing stream of thought in the world Jewish community. Leon Trotsky, for example, attacked Zionism as "reactionary," a "blind alley" and "a bloody trap."Trotsky predicted that Zionism was doomed to fail. On What next journal, Maria Kessler's column reports:
Trotsky prophesied the end and ultimate defeat of Zionism. On 1 January 1904 he wrote in the party organ Iskra (The Spark) that the Zionist shibboleth of a fatherland had been exposed for what it was: the reactionary dream of a "shameless adventurer" (Herzl).4 "Herzl promised Palestine – but he did not deliver it [to the Zionists – MK]." The effect of the proposal at the Zionist congress was, indeed, to plunge the movement into a crisis from which it could not recover. "It is impossible", Trotsky pointed out, "to keep Zionism alive by this kind of trickery. Zionism has exhausted its miserable contents.... Tens of intriguers and hundreds of simpletons may yet continue to support Herzl’s adventures, but Zionism as a movement is already doomed to losing all rights to existence in the future." This was for Trotsky "as clear as midday".
But a Zionist left, Trotsky predicted, would inevitably find its way into the ranks of the revolutionary movement; for the rest, the Bund would become their political home. This organisation, although anti-Zionist, would become more and more similar to the Zionists in stressing all-Jewish matters. It would be quite possible that the Bund would inherit Zionist ideas.
So Trotsky was an anti-Zionist. It's true that Trotsky was Jewish. Only a small minority of those who took part in the Communist revolution in Russia were Jewish. Only a small minority of Russian Jews took part in the Communist revolution in Russia. Most Jews did not take part in the Communist revolution in Russia.
As we have seen, the USSR was one of the biggest exporters of anti-Zionism and was at the forefront in promoting the ridiculous "Zionism is racism" notion. The USSR and their proxy states supported terrorism toward Israel. So, contrary to what the ignoramuses at Jew Watch say, the red revolution was not a Jewish revolution. It wasn't even close. In fact, it even became anti-Semitic. Other than radical Islam, anti-Semitism had the most appeal among the political left. Since many successful people were Jewish, Communists and other extreme leftists just lumped Jews in the same category as what they consider to be "Capitalist exploiters". Israel was a valuable ally to America in the Cold War and in the war on radical Islam. You will never get the facts seen here from the anti-Semitic idiots on Jew Watch, which just cherry-picks quotes in order to further their hateful propaganda. I'm a American Jew. I'm also anti-Communist. I regard Lenin as a mass-murderer. I also wrote plenty of anti-Che articles. I oppose Communism and even oppose Barack Obama's Socialist policies. In fact, Obama's bullying policy toward Israel resulted in alienating most Israelis.
In fact, the left has moved more against Israel during the years. Israel is lumped in the wrong end of their distorted class setting. Since the west is always the bad guy and Israel is allied to the west, that's why the left has moved more against Israel during the years. That's why the left finds the Palestinian cause appealing; so they can now bash the US-backed "occupation". It's another chance for leftists to bash the US and its ally. It's partially because of the Soviet training of the PLO to portray their terror war as a war of "national liberation" that the international community stopped sympathizing with Israel and started to sympathize more with the Palestinian terrorist cause. It's partially because of the Soviets that the international community became more anti-Israel. Before and during the Six day war, the international community understood that Israel was a small nation that seeks to survive and to defend itself from genocidal threats all around her borders. Israel was seen as the "David" while the Arabs were seen as the "Goliath". Then it switched, partially because of the Soviet training of the PLO in Marxist-like propaganda techniques. Then it came that the Palestinians are seen as the "David" while Israel is seen as the "Goliath". The USSR was not Zionist. Historians even argue that the Zionism is racism resolution [that resolution was later rescinded] was organized by the USSR.
The Soviets were not Zionists and never were Zionists. The Soviet Union was always anti-Zionist and became one of the biggest exporters of anti-Zionism. But you wouldn't know that from listening to the idiotic ignoramuses at the anti-Semitic Jew Watch site.