No doubt this group of dissident Jews feared not only the complete fascist take over of Israel, but the complete Zionist takeover of Judaism, as well, given that it was but six years earlier that a group of 757 Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbis of America issued a statement titled "Zionism An Affirmation of Judaism," declaring that "The overwhelming majority of American Rabbis regard Zionism not only as fully consistent with Judaism but as a logical expression and implementation of it," and proclaiming that Zionism "has its origins and roots in the authoritative religious texts of Judaism. Scripture and rabbinical literature alike are replete with the promise of the restoration of Israel to its ancestral home. Anti-Zionism, not Zionism, is a departure from the Jewish religion."
The immediate occasion for the Einstein letter was a pending fundraising and publicity visit by Menachem Begin to America on behalf of his political agenda and fledgling Freedom Party, a right-wing enterprise which eventually evolved into Likud, the current dominant political party in Israel that is now led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Begin had a background as leader of Irgun, a militant Zionist organization that sought the expulsion of the British mandatory government from Palestine by means of terrorism, which it ruthlessly carried out. Begin eventually became the sixth prime minister of Israel by way of Likud.)
The Einstein letter, which hoped to dissuade Americans and Jews from embracing the fascist interpretation of Judaism represented by Begin, made an important observation about Judeo-fascism that holds true to this day: its wolves in sheep's clothing modus operandi. Here's how the Einstein group describes the means by which fascist Jews insinuate their way into power using this dishonest method:
The public avowals of Begin's party are no guide whatever to its actual character. Today they speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism, whereas until recently they openly preached the doctrine of the Fascist state. It is in its actions that the terrorist party betrays its real character; from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future...The letter then outlines a "shocking example" of mass murder of Arab women and children carried out by Begin's terror squads, which was merely the tip of the iceberg of what was to come.
It's no coincidence that empty platitudes about freedom and democracy, and claims of anti-Islamofascism were some of the rationales used by the Israel lobby and Diaspora Zionist propaganda machine and the neocon Bush regime to legitimize the U.S. invasion of Iraq, when in fact the war was fought largely at the behest of Zionist geopolitical interests, just as was Begin's long-ago war of terror against the British mandatory government and the Palestinian natives.
The Einstein letter identified the predecessors to Likud as the "fascists" they were in 1948, yet no mainstream politician in Zionist-corrupted Washington would be caught dead declaring the contemporary Likud a fascist party today, even though it and Israel's racism, ethnic-cleansing abuses and warlike predations since '48 are exponentially worse.
In fact, to listen to contemporary Beltway establishment rhetoric, and to listen to Diaspora Zionist rhetoric, and to hear the "mainstream" neolibs and neocons and Democrats and Republicans talk, Israel is a sanctified holy nation and persecuted victim state no matter what it does, and regardless of whether fascists are running the place or not.
Yet, as Einstein's letter (viewed in retrospect) now attests, fascists have been running the place since the state of Israel's 1948 inception, and their militant racism and aggression has only gotten increasingly worse since.
These Beltway appeasers and partners of Judeo-fascism, just like their Israeli Zionist string-pullers, "speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism"...but it's all window dressing and camouflage for their own politically correct brand of fascism and "liberal" totalitarianism.
Like those they model themselves after, they're simply wolves in sheep's clothing, and that includes the hypocritical and two-faced "liberal" Jewish Zionists that own and run the Democratic Party in the U.S. today, and their obsequious lackeys.
And yet, no doubt from the Zionist perspective, Judeo-fascism works, given that Jewry's election to adopt fascist operating methods and principles has resulted in Jews becoming the wealthiest socioeconomic group in the U.S. today, and given Israel's success in ethnically cleansing the Palestinians and creating ever more Jewish lebensraum in the Levant -- and all without any meaningful material repercussions, thanks to the Diaspora Zionist fifth column's ability to manipulate, strong arm and coerce endless diplomatic, monetary and military support from Uncle Sam.
But at what cost? Let's not forget the Einstein letter's past is prologue observation of the Judeo-fascist character that "from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future"...which means all of the Zionist-engineered trauma, wars and domestic police state policies of the last decade that America has experienced is merely scratching the surface of what's to come unless this deceitful, steadily-implemented totalitarian movement is summarily arrested in its footsteps.
And sooner or later, it will be arrested, either by way of America's economic collapse from the strain, or by way of the American people waking up to the serpentine Judeo-fascists in their midst, and to their legion of sick and cynical Gentile Zionist partisans.
Here is the text of letter from Einstein, Arendt et al, which might well be described as the last Jewish appeal of sanity and dissent from the Jewish establishment's wrong-headed course before it finally surrendered its soul completely and totally to the "ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority" of Zionist fascism, aka Judeo-fascism:
New Palestine Party--Visit of Menachem Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed-- To the Editor of The New York Times--
Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.
The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin's political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.
Before irreparable damage is done by way of financial contributions, public manifestations in Begin's behalf, and the creation in Palestine of the impression that a large segment of America supports Fascist elements in Israel, the American public must be informed as to the record and objectives of Mr. Begin and his movement. The public avowals of Begin's party are no guide whatever to its actual character. Today they speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism, whereas until recently they openly preached the doctrine of the Fascist state. It is in its actions that the terrorist party betrays its real character; from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future.
Attack on Arab Village
A shocking example was their behavior in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. This village, off the main roads and surrounded by Jewish lands, had taken no part in the war, and had even fought off Arab bands who wanted to use the village as their base. On April 9 (THE NEW YORK TIMES), terrorist bands attacked this peaceful village, which was not a military objective in the fighting, killed most of its inhabitants--240 men, women, and children--and kept a few of them alive to parade as captives through the streets of Jerusalem. Most of the Jewish community was horrified at the deed, and the Jewish Agency sent a telegram of apology to King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre, publicized it widely, and invited all the foreign correspondents present in the country to view the heaped corpses and the general havoc at Deir Yassin. The Deir Yassin incident exemplifies the character and actions of the Freedom Party.
Within the Jewish community they have preached an admixture of ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority. Like other Fascist parties they have been used to break strikes, and have themselves pressed for the destruction of free trade unions. In their stead they have proposed corporate unions on the Italian Fascist model. During the last years of sporadic anti-British violence, the IZL and Stern groups inaugurated a reign of terror in the Palestine Jewish community. Teachers were beaten up for speaking against them, adults were shot for not letting their children join them. By gangster methods, beatings, window-smashing, and wide-spread robberies, the terrorists intimidated the population and exacted a heavy tribute.
The people of the Freedom Party have had no part in the constructive achievements in Palestine. They have reclaimed no land, built no settlements, and only detracted from the Jewish defense activity. Their much-publicized immigration endeavors were minute, and devoted mainly to bringing in Fascist compatriots.
The discrepancies between the bold claims now being made by Begin and his party, and their record of past performance in Palestine bear the imprint of no ordinary political party. This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a "Leader State" is the goal.
In the light of the foregoing considerations, it is imperative that the truth about Mr. Begin and his movement be made known in this country. It is all the more tragic that the top leadership of American Zionism has refused to campaign against Begin's efforts, or even to expose to its own constituents the dangers to Israel from support to Begin.
The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.
ISIDORE ABRAMOWITZHere is a copy of the original letter as it appeared in The New York Times.
RABBI JESSURUN CARDOZO
HERMAN EISEN, M.D.
M. GALLEN, M.D.
ZELIG S. HARRIS
IRMA L. LINDHEIM
MYER D. MENDELSON
M.D., HARRY M. OSLINSKY
LOUIS P. ROCKER
New York, Dec. 2, 1948
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