The Zionist Story

The Zionist Story

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The Zionist StoryThe Zionist Story, an independent film by Ronen Berelovich, is the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid to produce a demographically Jewish State.

Ronen successfully combines archival footage with commentary from himself and others such as Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper.

From the author: I have recently finished an independent documentary, The Zionist Story, in which I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies.

These concepts have already been demonstrated in the excellent Occupation 101 documentary made by Abdallah Omeish and Sufyan Omeish, but in my documentary I approach the subject from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism.

I hope you can find a moment to watch The Zionist Story and, if you like it, please feel free to share it with others. (As both the documentary and the archived footage used are for educational purposes only, the film can be freely distributed).

I have made this documentary entirely by myself, with virtually no budget, although doing my best to achieve high professional standard, and I hope that this 'home-spun' production will be of interest to viewers.

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Neal
Neal
3 years ago

I feel sorry for this self hating Jewish film maker. His story line is so far from the truth- differs so drastically from documented history that is is clearly an intentional attack on the Jewish people. The only question is why? Who is the shameful fraud? Why create such fiction. This is the question the film raises?

Zionist Supporter
Zionist Supporter
4 years ago

wow I didn't think there are so many Nazi's left.
I thought the USA killed them all in WWII but i guess not you are all here spilling you Nazi propaganda

and the maker of the film is a Nati collaborator (yes there where jews who did that too in WWII)

all the SH*T all you racist disgusting people are spewing here is taken directly from Goebbels

Mr. Azwaz Truth
Mr. Azwaz Truth
4 years ago

History's account of Satanic Zionism:
1914:
1.500 000 armenian Christians terrorised and murderd by crypo-jewish yungturks and blamed on muslim Ottomans ( because they infiltrated the ottoman army ) until today in history books

1918:
Russian revolution entirely, organised, financed and participated in every kind of attrocities and terrors, mass killings of alleged 40-60 million victims, etc by Crpto- jews called Zionists

1933-1945

Planning and participation with Nationalsicialist party ( Hertzels'..the antisemites are our best friends..' ) in the Holocaust of 6.000 000 socalled 'jews' and millios of other vicims in the 2nd worldwar for the goal of finally terrorisig jewish popularity of europe to move to their 'unholy land' because of horrors inflicted on them by Zionists in partnership of nationalsocialists, therefore the name which showed from the beginning the core truth of what happened was to find in the name ' NA ZI '

look up the Heskem Haʿavarah where zionists gave the idea and permissio to the nationalsocialists to make life for jews in germany unbareable- and what happened then everyone knows very well.... and like they did with the atrocities on 1.500 000 armenians blaming on muslim Ottomans they did the same in NA ZI germany by blaming it on the austrians and germans which everyone can find i all history books...

1945- 2001

uncounted victims and deaths all over the planet as result of terrorism spread by zionists mossad operations...

2001:

It is well known and historically and scientifically established that the 9-11 attacks where planned, financed, and mapped out by zionists in all keypositions to deceive the world and esspecially the US citizens to participate in a worldwide Zionist 'War on terror' against terrorists which were carefulle createt by zionist mossad and many other corrupt and ultra-criminal agencies decades before the ' event ' could be pulled off.

Imagine all the dead people from the plot on WTC + all the dead people fom the firefighters and 1000s of sickening people due to the toxic dust and clouds they have breathed in ... imagine all the millions innocent victims,children and mothers killed in the coarse of the fraudulent ' war on terror ' to clean the middle east from every etnicity so that an ' greater Israel ' can finally rise. For this the zionists had to create a terror so ugly in the disguise of muslims known as ISIS to achieve their goal.
and again, they successfully make the world believe that it is the muslims or Islam which is the enimy and the threat... 100 years ow zionist agenda and several 100 million dead and many more million victims as a resuld of believing their deception ...so there is only one question left:

Who are the original and real terrorists and the real threat to worldpeace?

Sandra
Sandra
7 years ago

Two things: firstly, I can't understand how people can justify the Jewish occupation by saying that "God gave them the land". If that were the case, I'm sure the Devine would have communicated it clearly, globally, personally. That not being the case, then the claim is myth. (I think I shall pray tonite and ask God to give me Paris. Whose to dispute it if God "says" yes?) Secondly, many Christians I know will support Israel, no matter what, because Jesus was Jewish. It's part of their spiritual roots. The Christian bible also contains the "land-grab" fable, so not supporting Israel is tantamount to defying God's instructions. Ai! Religions!!

Buck Wheat
Buck Wheat
7 years ago

@Linda Samuels The scum is Zionism and the terrorism, violence, racism, and everything in the world that is bad because of Zionism.

I'm sure there are many Jews that would love to live in a peaceful world with others, but the Zionists ARE NOT those Jews. Heck, THEY'RE NOT EVEN JEWS!! They may have adopted (hijacked) the religion, but only for their own gains. These eastern European sub-human barbarians do need to be gone, period!! Just as a cancer should be eradicated. They're violent, racist, greedy, thieving, deceitful, and offer nothing good to the world. Is that what you want to live with?

Buck Wheat
Buck Wheat
7 years ago

@-Hannibal Lector- Remove head from rear, then you can see the light. The 'Jews' behind the terrorism of Zionism haven't "been settled in Jerusalem for thousands of years!!" In fact, they've NEVER been settled there, nor do they even have blood-ties to 'The Holy Land.' These 'Jews' adopted (hijacked) Judaism, and have no more right to Palestine than I do to Jupiter.

Educate yourself on the facts before you comment. Know how these people were promised Palestine after colluding with Great Britain (which had no right to Palestine) in WWI, screwing Germany (the first time), after Germany offered them a safe haven because they were fleeing Russia.

These 'Jews' are nothing but common criminals, and have been nothing else throughout history. Why do you think the decent Orthodox Jews despise them? These Zionists are the scum of the Earth, but have the delusional idea of being better than all the other people on the planet. If that wasn't so pathetic, it would actually be funny.

It's been a slow process exposing them to the masses, but thanks to the Internet there have probably been more people enlightened in the last few years than in the previous hundred!! This is obviously happening worldwide. I'm just curious to see what happens when these 'people' are sent packing back to their beloved pile of sand without the USA propping them up. I imagine they'll have to start using those nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, because there's gonna be a billion Arabs wanting some Zionist blood. Grab the popcorn. You reap what you sow.

YOU WON'T SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT ZIONISM AND THE ZIONIST AGENDA IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA - PERIOD!! It's all available for free online though. Just check your sources, and cross-reference. Anything that is the truth, and gets much attention, is usually labeled as 'Anti-Semitic,' obviously their 'go-to phrase,' or they attack those providing the information.

The world can't continue will this disgusting, terrorist, racist, and elitist group screwing things up for the rest of the people here. They're a tiny minority in comparison to the freedom-loving, decent people. They must be stepped on like so many cockroaches.

Buck Wheat
Buck Wheat
7 years ago

Zionism is the scourge of the world. The Zionists (International Bankers, Politicians and their Co-conspirators), are responsible for most of the wars, terrorism, starvation, and environmental destruction in the world today. The Zionists have a strangle-hold on the USA, and much of the world, through political and economic means. These sub-humans that, ironically, actually believe they are 'better' than everyone else on the planet, need to be shut-down once and for all.

Although from 1961, the following provides a good insight into how this scum operates, although most probably know, all too well.

There is also an excellent book by Miko Peled entitled: The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. It's an amazing view from inside Zionism looking out onto the horrors it inflicts on the Palestinians, but more importantly, it's about the great friendships Mr. Peled has developed with the Palestinian people just by reaching out to them, and treating them like 'people,' and not like so much garbage that needs to be cleared so that the expansion of Israel can continue.

Catriona
Catriona
9 years ago

Excellent!

cookie
cookie
9 years ago

The day that Israel wil give half of Jersualem to the Arabs is the day the Arab Muslims give Israel half of Mecca...

cookie
cookie
9 years ago

Awwww and please KNOW that the VAST MAJORITY of Sephardic/Mizarchi Israeli Jews are STRONG ZIONISTS/ ISRAELI NATIONALISTS
THEY ALLWAYS HAVE BEEN....WAY before the official zionist movment:)
unlike the whitewashed confused Jew who created this nonscense documentary...they don't have any identity issues..
and BELIEVE if they where in leadership they wouldn't have been as gentle with the so called "Palestinians"...Arabs...Terrorists...and this conflict would have been long resolved..long time ago
PS..ANTI ZIONISM IS DISGUISE FOR ANTI SEMTISM
LONG LIVE ISRAEL!
Ps. Arab countries are wellcomed to take their "palestinian" brothers and give them citizenship rather thn using thm as ponds in their agenda to destory the state of Israel

cookie
cookie
9 years ago

The biggest bunch of propaganda bullshit nonscense!
Problem with Israel and Arab/Muslim world is a RELLGIOUS ISSUE
GO LEARN KORAN!!!! Hadith!
Thank-god pretty much all Jews are out of Arab lands today, just look at whats happening to the Eastern Christians being butchered from all accross North Africa to Middle East...what happened to the "Palestinians" of Bethlham? (ps Bethlaham is hebrew..means house of bread) and Jesus...Yoshua was a Jew an Israelite NOT an Arab
Please don't speak for Jews in Arab/Muslim lands, there was persecution since the day Muhammad the 1st muslim terroirst of 7th century Arabia existed...when he butchered the Jewish tribes of Arabia and took their women to satisfy his sextual appetite....after he torchered Rabbi Kanni and took his wife. 2 of his wives where Jews....the rest where given as sex slaves to his fellow musims
Jordan was part of the Palestinian mandate and progroms all accross the Muslim world on and off way before the modern state of Israel was born. Its usually an uninformed self hating Ashkenz Jew (whos confused on their own identity) who makes these obserd and inacurate claims and knows nothing about Islam or Arabs....or what it means to be a Jew/Israelite/Hebrew. Furthermore Jordan was part of Palestina. Its 80% Palestinian same exact people as Jordanians...no difference. If they would only give them citzenship and treat them like human problem would be solved....but not the problem of musims wanting to dominate the world.

alaska99801
alaska99801
9 years ago

A jew makes this documentary. People praises him or disagree with him but he's given the right of his opinion, with facts.
I make the same documentary and i am called by everyone a racist. Really? Thats the way it happens. You see how you all are a little off your rockers. See how crazy that is?
Lets take the US. Jews didnt make anything great here. How do they amaze power? By controlling the media and not allowing anyone that might disagree with their agenda to flourish. A company gets bought and sold in the open market. Once a corporation ends up in jewish hands, it will never go back to being sold to anyone but jews. Do the research if you dont believe. Libraries are still free.

I can go on and on. But for the ones that are non jews and feel some sort of guilt and need to always defend a group of people that only think about themslves, lets just take it from the most basic, easy form.
Would you all agree that humans, in general, are basically good? I do. Then, why have the jews lost their welcome in every country that have welcomed them? Dont think that saying or thinking about that is antisemitic or racist, those are real facts. Jews have been expelled from every country where they were welcomed before. Why?
To believe the jews story is to believe that most people on earth are bad. Thats crazy. Only a neurotic people can come up with the idea of being gods chosen people.
Going back to the subject, why have they been expelled from so many places?
Think it over. Would god set up his own people for so much tribulations? Why would a god make his people so criminal? Just read the bible and pay attention. The jews in the bible loved exterminating others.
Most of the stories in the bible are not original thoughts. Most of them are just re-writes of old, ancient stories, written with the israeli tribe point of view. Thats all. Why do people believe those things? Christianity, islam, both follow the god of abraham which is no more god than zeus of the greeks.
The jews complex is large. Patting themselves in the back is their best asset. They are many, very intelligent, bright, people on the planet. They just dont go bragging about it to everyone. Just look at the discoveries that brought us to the 20th century. The jews seem to be overrepresented today due to a very strong educational purpose on their part, but also by diluting the pool of competing applicants in the US. Dont believe it? Go to your library again.
But again, a great documentary can be made,seen, and shown in many places by a jew. Remember, neither you or I could do the same. We would be called racists. And that is the reason why jews end up being expelled from many countries. Dont get it? Figure it out.

CanuckDriss
CanuckDriss
10 years ago

Great and courageous documentary from a courageous soul!
One would have to be a moral coward not to recognise the injustice being perpetrated against a whole people. As the documentary aptly captured, it is mind boggling that the world is uniformed or misinformed about this!

Lois Vaughn
Lois Vaughn
10 years ago

I would like to thank the man who did this film. You did a good job.

RonNeil
RonNeil
11 years ago

Great video.

anna miller
anna miller
11 years ago

How would Americans feel if invaded by another country, because god told them to do it? Directed and written by an Israeli Jew, this doc explains what really happened in Palestine after the fervor of Zionism,
created the state of Israel based on ancient scriptural texts.

Faisal
Faisal
11 years ago

this doc is so true...

Linda Samuels
Linda Samuels
11 years ago

Yes, wouldn't it be loverly if Jews just left the planet. It would make so many Nazis, Communists and Moslems so happy. Of course, the middle class and democracy woud die with them, but what's a little inconvenience like world upheavel?

Dave Lum
Dave Lum
11 years ago

This Video is plain terrible Goebbels like Neonazi propaganda.

Luis R Ribeiro
Luis R Ribeiro
11 years ago

"The Zionists, in their seeking to create an independent Jewish state, were faced with many enemies on all sides and from within."
"firstly let me say that nomatter what you say i tell you right now that there is a God and that he is a Jew. how do i know this? well the people of israel let me know this because they are the only people who have not bowed down to the things that you the nations have bowed down too."
Funny, the pro-zionist posts only give more credence to the documentary... if they really wished to advance their cause, they'd be better off keeping quiet.

Firangi_paani
Firangi_paani
11 years ago

If one looks at history and the world today its clear that one country excelled in the policy of divide and rule,be it creating a rift between India and Pakistan or the Palestinians and the Israelis,or the sinhalese and the tamilians in srilanka ,the British policy kept its old colonies in a constant state of war.

Firangi_paani
Firangi_paani
11 years ago

If jews have the right to Israel because the bible and Torah says so then the whole of African gold and diamond mines belongs to me cause my early ancestors originated from Africa.

-Hannibal Lector-
-Hannibal Lector-
11 years ago

What kind of Bull**** propaganda **** is this. Read a bible, Jews have been settled in Jerusalem for thousands of years and you're going to tell me they stole it from Arabs in the early 1900's. Yea and I have a bridge for sale!!!

Btizzo47
Btizzo47
11 years ago

You go, Palestine. God be with you.

Smellme
Smellme
11 years ago

Now I know why Hitler do what he does to the Zionist Jews. Jew destroy Palestinian and Hitler destroy Jews. People intellectual understanding are not evolve much.

Efritt
Efritt
12 years ago

The story told in every house in the middle east for decades, except in most Israeli houses.
Thanks

Edit: by the way, these war criminals are still held as heroes in Israel.

Stefanie Germanotta
Stefanie Germanotta
12 years ago

It amazes me how even after the treatment of the Jews by the Nazi's, they have not learned anything. They are treating the Palestinians the same way they were treated during the holocaust. Only you cannot say that out loud lest you be branded an anti semite.

Krimson Knwati
Krimson Knwati
12 years ago

The comments below are brilliant. Great thanks to all those who shared their information with the rest of us. It is becoming quite clear by now that Zionism is a racist agenda that is ultimately harmful to both Arab/Muslims as well as the Jewish people. I think the contested land of Israel/Palestine should be renamed to Canaan and become a dwelling place for ALL ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Of course, Zionism AND Pan-Arabism should be dismantled if we expect to achieve this.

Cheers from Syria, and respect to the People of the Book: fellow Christians and Jews

Nalliah Thayabharan
Nalliah Thayabharan
12 years ago

Zionism was created by Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl and others at the end of the 19th Century, and in that era it was commonplace to be colonialist, to be racist, to be super-nationalist, to adore the nation-state,so the idea of France for the French, Germany for the Germans, and then some state for the Zionists. This all formed the basis for Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism.

Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism and Judaism are contrary to each other. Because Judaism is universal and humane, and Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism is exactly the opposite. It is very narrow, very nationalistic, racist, colonialist, and all this. There is no "National Judaism." There is Zionism and there is Judaism, and they are completely different.

Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism has nothing to do with Judaism. Because Judaism - a Reform Movement- that is highly, highly ethical. And so, you cannot connect Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism with "highly ethical." You can only connect the words "aggressive," "oppressive," "stealing," "robbing" with Zionism. But not "highly ethical."

The Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazarian Zionists hijacked governments, currencies, big business, institutions, education, media and minds; got all of us in debt, then collapsed the economy.

Greedy and ideological Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionists contributed to the growth of the Third Reich via the so-called “Transfer Agreement” – a business arrangement to transfer German Zionists to Palestine. In return, German exports would be bought through Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist entities to ensure the economic growth and wealth of Palestine. Most significant is the success of the 18th Zionist Congress to go against the international boycott movement by suppressing the Revisionists and strong-arming them into abandoning their ideology.

If the boycott had prevailed, Germany may not even exist today and the Holocaust would have never happened.

The facts are clear that Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionists made Hitler’s 3rd Reich possible and ultimately spawned the Zio-Fascist and terrorist State that Israel has now become.

Israeli Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist leaders continue to indulge in the persecution of Jews by falsely claiming that Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism is a goal of Judaism. It’s time to make a clear distinction between Judaism and Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionism, also known as Zio-Fascism.

Menakhem Vol'fovich Begin (Menaheim Begin), 6th Prime Minister of Israel said “Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.”

Does this narrative sound familiar to you? Think Nazi.

The Jewish people has been unique by its identity as a religious entity. Through the centuries its religious character had been a premise agreed upon by Jews and non-Jews alike. Jewish religious and traditional history bears no aspect of racism. Hence, one of non-Jewish origin is capable of being proselytized and attaining the same status as a born Jew. Conversely, one of Jewish birth who does not recognize his being bound to the Jewish Torah, is by Jewish law a heretic, and therefore forfeits his spiritual birthrights as a Jew.

Through the many years that Jews resided in the Holy Land enjoyed tranquil and cordial relations with the non-Jewish population there.

The Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist movement which was formed at the latter part of the last century, sought to endow the Jews with a nationalistic character which was heretofore strange to them. It sought to deprive them of their historically religious character and offered a nationalistic ideology and the possibility of establishing through political media, a Jewish national homeland.

During the period of the British Mandate, the Balfour Declaration, which recognized the eventual possibility of founding a Jewish national homeland, in Palestine, was affirmed to be the British government. The Jewish Agency, who then was the Chief representative of Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist interests in the Holy Land, was entrusted with the issuance of visas to the Holy Land, thus resulting in an increased Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist immigration from various parts of the world, which ultimately succeeded in superceding in numbers, the veteran Orthodox dwellers.

Orthodox Jewry all over the world and the Orthodox Community in the Holy Land in particular, immediately sensed in this stage of Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist success, the threat of grave danger for the religious future of Jews. The Arab inhabitants began to exhibit open hostility to their Jewish neighbors. The British government failed to distinguish between the Orthodox community, who for generations in habited the Holy Land, and the newly arrived Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist immigrants.

With the acquisition by the Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist nationalists of the power to organize communities in Palestine, they formed the Vaad Haleumi Leknesset Yisroel (National Jewish Council Committee). This committee ignored the rights of the Orthodox veteran dwellers who did not recognize this validity of Jewish nationality, and whose identification as Jews was solely with their loyalty to their religious heritage. The religious inhabitants, on the other hand, shuddered at the prospects of spiritual disintegration of World Jewry, with the new rise to power of the Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist nationalists.

The Orthodox inhabitants actively objected to being subject to the authority of the secularists. They appealed their cause to the League of Nations, who consequently granted them a "Right of exclusion" to the subjugation to the Vaad Haleumi, which rights provided that any Jew wishing not to be incorporated into the Vaad Haleumi, may remain lawfully independent if he so stated his wish in writing. Thousands of Jews did so.

Such was the case until November 1948, when the United Nations finally sanctioned the establishment of a Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist State. Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionists' success in finally realizing their goal was due in great measure to their having misled the world into viewing the Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist cause as the Jewish cause. The formation of the Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Zionist state resulted in the automatic deprivation of the autonomy heretofore possessed by the Orthodox inhabitants of the Holy Land.

Nalliah Thayabharan
Nalliah Thayabharan
12 years ago

Zionism was created by Theodor Herzel and others at the end of the 19th Century, and in that era it was commonplace to be colonialist, to be racist, to be super-nationalist, to adore the nation-state,so the idea of France for the French, Germany for the Germans, and then some state for the Jews. This all formed the basis for Zionism.
Zionism and Judaism are contrary to each other. Because Judaism is universal and humane, and Zionism is exactly the opposite. It is very narrow, very nationalistic, racist, colonialist, and all this. There is no "National Judaism." There is Zionism and there is Judaism, and they are completely different.
Zionism has nothing to do with Judaism. Because Judaism - a Reform Movement- that is highly, highly ethical. And so, you cannot connect Zionism with "highly ethical." You can only connect the words "aggressive," "oppressive," "stealing," "robbing" with Zionism. But not "highly ethical."

“Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves.” Menaheim Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel.

Does this narrative sound familiar to you? Think Nazi

crzysht777
crzysht777
12 years ago

Well, keep in mind Europe caused the holocaust, of course the Arabs should pay for Europe's mistakes.... Duhhh! Makes perfect sense! Maybe another powerful regime should go in and expel the Jews from Palestine for shits and giggles....

musbcrazy
musbcrazy
12 years ago

what a surprise all the stupid pro israel people commenting...and ill put money on it now theyre stupid american zombies!

Yavi Ore
Yavi Ore
12 years ago

No "ethnic cleansing" ever took place pre-Statehood, nor afterward. The Zionists, in their seeking to create an independent Jewish state, were faced with many enemies on all sides and from within. Moreover, as maxim4444 states Jews have lived in that land before it was a British mandate, and I am not referring to the Biblical era or even the Roman era. Jews have lived there throughout the medieval era alongside Arabs in peace. However, when Zionists decided to return en-masse and reclaim statehood Arabs took to arms and tried to annihilate the Jews and lost, As a result, they were expelled and surrounding areas occupied so as to protect their new-found State.

Similarly, Zionism cannot be termed colonial in any means whatever. Colonialism denotes a conquering of land to gather its resources, whether it be raw minerals to be used for processing or the peoples to be used for slavery or cheap labor. This was not the case with "Palestine," as is evidenced by the fact that it was an inhospitable, barren land. Much capital was poured into pre-State Israel to drain swamps, build infrastructure, and make the land hospitable. Clearly, it was a mission to create a homeland rather than conquer and exploit.

While apartheid may be said to exist today in the state of Israel (which is untrue), it did not in any way exist pre-Statehood. Even after the War of Independence and the Six Day War, Arabs were permitted to live within the state of Israel. The West Bank and the Gaza Strip are chosen strongholds for self-styled Palestinians. The Israeli government permits this because of intense pressure set by the international stage. Otherwise, they would be living within the state, in and among the Israeli principalities. Today even, this so-called apartheid does not exist, except in the imaginations of uneducated peoples that have a lingering and latent hate for world Jewry. Arabs continue to live within the State of Israel; it is only those "Palestinians" who live in the Gaza Strip and West Bank who are imposed upon restrictions. Much like the Jewish ghettos of the medieval era, this was a self-imposed segregation, and only later were chains and locks put on the city gates. This is an enemy of the people, of a people's sovereignty, and of peace and humanity. The wall must stand, and the people who support the terrorizing of others and inflicting a residual terror on their own deserve to be under State-imposed restrictions.

In short, this "director," "documentary" filmmaker is an uneducated, biased, apologist and for a cause that needs no apology, especially not from a non-Jew, Israeli, or Arab of any kind.

D Jones
D Jones
12 years ago

This video is deeply flawed in all its perspectives.
The Torah, the Bible and the Koran ALL state that God gave the land of Israel to the Jews.

To those who say that 'Palestine' is not the land of the Jews, I ask, "Then where is?"

Europe and the rest of the world have made it VERY clear that Jews are not welcome on those continents.

The video omits the facts that every war in which Israel has been engaged since it was reinstated in 1948 was in fact started by 5 to 7 of the 56 islamic nations which surround Israel. Apparently Jews are the only people who are condemned for the act of self-defence.

As for 'reparations' to 'Palestinians', this should be done only when all the Jews from all the lands who have been killed, disenfranchised, and stolen from, are also 'repatriated' and given back their property.

It is worth pointing out that nearly all of Israel's critics actually DO live on land taken from native peoples who have been murdered.

bigandytrini
bigandytrini
12 years ago

the new apartheid state

Rick Black
Rick Black
12 years ago

Ah, the truth is bitter for some of you to hear. Well take it and choke on it you hypocrites. The time will come when all your backroom shady deals of taking and killing people who have shared and help the rest of the world in what it is today. Your so called democracy is a neo-nazi movement, the only thing i see is Israelis hate for Islam and how they want to wipe out every religion but they're own and taking greed to the level that makes them blind to the truth. Fact is your so called "Golden Age" will never BE. This comment is for the extremist Jews or radical Jews

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12 years ago

By the way, I want to buy a DVD of this documentary. Couldn't find it in Amazon though .. why is that?

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12 years ago

Great Job Really.

jilles reinders
jilles reinders
12 years ago

@Least they have learnd something from Hitler!

It's making me sick,. also here in the Netherlands it's a very dificult and sensitive subject,. when a view years ago the israeli terrorized gaza and killed over 900 women and childeren, politcians where nowhere to be found to make a point towards the fascist Israëli's,.

whitout Israël the region would be parradise!!

H Neil Sangte S
H Neil Sangte S
12 years ago

i just don't know what to say...i feel so sad n guilty about everything,the things i'v learnt and experience about the past and present situation we are into,it makes me somehow question everything and i'm quiet certain that i am slowly loose my faith as well as in humanity,love,peace n all that hippy stuff i use to believe in....this doc had me once again i am overwhelmed with this hopelessness i felt before...makes me think wont it be most fair if we all humans die together at once ? instead of having to feel so bothered by Atrocious actions forced to decide upon what is actually the right way to feel about it,to choose who's side i should be on,whom i should sympathizes more and all that matters......this isnt just fair... what we do to ourselves as fellow human beings.

H Neil Sangte S
H Neil Sangte S
12 years ago

Ok

sekulär demokrat
sekulär demokrat
12 years ago

Lies in the first two minute. 1. It was England who asked if tje Jews after WWII would like too live in Uganda etc. The Jews refused. 2. Palsetine did not exist before 1948. Empire after empire has been there. Ottoman. Persia, Egypt, Arab, England etc... And if the Jews would lost the war in 1948 the arab nations who attacked Israel were supposed to split the area between them. Get the facts right next time.

bryan bergman
bryan bergman
12 years ago

Has anyone seen Ernest Scared Stupid? IDK, for some reason I thought of that.

zzz231
zzz231
12 years ago

it is in our nature to believe what is most convenient to us despite of what the facts are. "there is no worse blind that the man that does not want to see". Grown people know what is right and what is wroght, they just choose to ignore it, to there convenience and live in there own little world. The truth is out there. But who cares? really, who? not many people do, and it's a shame because if we were been oppressed, we would want others to care. The world can be a better place but it's up to us ("us" as a personal chalenge, not corrupt delegates or any kind for that matter or olse we'll just have the same things over and over and over... maybe just in different time, maybe just in different places).

Bobby Mitzel
Bobby Mitzel
13 years ago

all the fighting in the middle east is so dumb. if someone came to my hometown and told me to move out yeah id be pissed, but i wouldnt be willing to kill over it. is it really that big of a deal? the bibles fake anyways. what, you cant move 5 miles accross a border? cry about it.

bluetortilla
bluetortilla
13 years ago

Nothing new to me, but a good documentary nevertheless.
One thing I think we tend to fail in acknowledging is the role that our top key political leaders play in genocide and oppression. Common people tend to participate in atrocities without much thought or conscience (though they may end up tormented later). They also do not instigate genocide and are in general act morally when left alone. So we do have the potential for peace- clearly it is our leaders that we have to blame.

far far
far far
13 years ago

With all due respects you can speak for yourself.
You really dont have to worry about the ground beneath our feet or evolution as they will look after themselves. They will wipe us out or we will wipe our selves out and start again if thats whats going to happen on this planet or the other infinite number of other planets...

norlavine
norlavine
13 years ago

Considering (genetically) there is scientific proof the earliest ancestral direct link to humanity (to date) is the sea sponge - what a disappointment we all turned out to be, despite our 'grande' evolution. Slowly but surely, for whatever reasons, we are slowly but surely killing the ground beneath our feet, everyone else and inevitably ourselves.

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

@ Roy,

I first apologize for a long delay in replying, I was engaged in some personal issues.

You say:
"Herzl, for example, wrote many times about treating the indigenous population equally and with respect and trying to make those, who wish to stay in the future Jewish country, part of the national endeavor."

BUT you sadly don't see the blind (I am sure not ill-intended but still...) ignorance and arrogance of that statement. Who is Theodore Herzl, a Hungarian born, to put any indigenous person in Palestine at that time in a position to have to choose to accept the Jewish rule or leave their home???????? Based on which right????!!! Divine perhaps?!

But, let's start from the beginning.

1."The bride is beautiful, but she is married to another man."

That was a cable from a Jewish delegation sent to assess the situation on the spot after the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897. Herzl, Weizmann and other early Zionist leaders were very well aware of the fact that there was a people who lived in Palestine, regardless of who ruled it at the time, people who inhabited the land, but the Zionists thought not much of them except that they should be happy with the Jewish immigration bringing economic prosperity. They did not understand, nor care, that with the demise of the Ottoman Empire there grew an idea of a Palestinian nation (which did not exist before and was in its infancy at the dawn of the 20th century).

Ze'ev Jabotinsky, a man with outstanding skills, a radical Zionist, disagreed with the above two mentioned on the issue of the Palestinian Arabs. He was much more of a pragmatist and understood that the Zionist idea will likely cause the native inhabitants to protest the creation of the Jewish state. In 1923, he says in America and Founding of Isreal:

"The Arabs loved their country as much as the Jews did. Instinctively, they understood Zionist aspirations very well, and their decision to resist them was only natural ..... There was no misunderstanding between Jew and Arab, but a natural conflict. .... No Agreement was possible with the Palestinian Arab; they would accept Zionism only when they found themselves up against an 'iron wall,' when they realize they had no alternative but to accept Jewish settlement."

As much radical Jabotinsky was, at least he was a realist and understood that there will have to be a conflict between the two people who wanted the same thing. Personally, I respect him much more than any other of the early Zionists, simply because he wasn't selling BS. But it doesn't provide any justification for the Zionist cause.

(By the way, British technically didn't rule Palestine, they were mandated with it). So, maybe there wasn't a country to invade, in the sense we know today, but there was a people who was opposed to the Jewish state and the early Zionists knew it, there is no doubt about it.

2. If a 100 K people moved to Canada and bought land there may very well be ok with the Canadian government and people. But if these 100 K newcomers showed strong determination to make their own state there in spite of the opposition of the Canadian people may change things to some extent, don't you think? You may object the term "invasion" but I firmly stand to it. I call the same name the "immigration" of the Europeans to the North American continent - we immigrate running away from poverty and oppression and then we decimate the indigenous populations because we need space, so we are justified. Just like locust invasions. Unacceptable in my view, but at least locusts are insects... Don't misunderstand me please, I am not comparing anyone with insects, I simply despise the idea of driving someone out of their home and claiming a higher purpose as a justification for it.

One more thing, during the Ottoman Empire, the Jews, just like all foreigners, could buy land (which was usually bought from the absent land owners) according to the so-called "capitulation rights". "The Capitulations gave foreign citizens protection, and exempted them from all Turkish taxes". Weren't Jews in a favorable position compared to natives in this respect then? I don't think Canada would allow that.

3. You are wrong if you think that I would deny the inhumane discrimination against the Jews in Europe, which was an impetus for the Jewish desire to get a place of their own (but note that this was partly also because they refused any assimilation into the cultures that hosted them in Europe). I truly sympathize with the fate of your grandparents, I come from a part of the world where the loss of life and property, and displacement was a common occurrence very recently.

Still, among 'new homelands' where the Jews could move, they chose Palestine (among others, Uganda was proposed as a place to settle, but it almost led to the split in the Zionist movement - Palestine was THE homeland they could only agree about, hence, there is a lot of religious background here, even though Zionism as such claims to be a secular movement).

As to the British and their preferences, they have promised to the Sheik Hussein of Mecca basically the whole of Palestine if he joins the fight against the Ottomans, but they tricked him.

You mention the Peel Commission of 1937 and it's conclusions about partition, but you neglect to mention an earlier one (of many commissions on Palestine throughout the years) - the King Crane Commission, set by US president Wilson in 1919. The King Crane Commission found that "Syrians were opposed to a separation of Syria and Palestine and that the Arabs in general were not willing to accept even a moderate Zionist project in Palestine. Accordingly, the Commission recommended a modification of the Zionist program in order to protect the rights of the non-Jewish inhabitants. The findings of the Commission, however, were ignored."

But the Zionist project could not be stopped there, could it? The Balfour Declaration was eventually included in the San Remo Conference paper on Palestine (in 1920 - that much about respect for the Arab wishes and their clear messages, as if they didn't exist on the map of Palestine at all).

You are absolutely right when you say that "while the Jewish community concentrated on developing their institutions, Agriculture, commerce and more, the Arabs concentrated on opposing the Jews". The Arabs were disorganized, engaged in the eternal local issues of prevalence, without a clear direction.... etc. But none of that deprives them of their right to say 'no' to the Zionist project in Palestine. It was their land and they should not have paid the price of the world's injustices done to the Jewish people.

As far as I am concerned, all the latter / current problems stem from that initial blunder, well, not a blunder really, more like a conscious plan that went wrong in line with the thinking of Jabotinsky - because he knew, and all Zionists should have understood, that it was a plan made without the consent of the people on whose land they were to create the Jewish state. But the State of Israel is there and that's a fact. However, there shouldn't be much surprise that it has never been accepted by the Arabs - they NEVER gave their consent to it. And they paid the price for the viciousness of the 'modern' and 'advanced' European peoples.

In the end, I think that to claim that Palestine was chosen because no other place would attract enough Jews is strongly in opposition to the fact that the Jews were oppressed all over Europe. If I were to escape oppression, I would have escaped anywhere I was welcomed. But Palestine is a Biblical destination of Jewish people, which makes the claim that the Zionist movement is based on secular ideals clinging on weak grounds.

We all condemn the terrorist actions of Palestinians (which were not foreign to the Jewish militant organizations in the past either - they killed the UN negotiator in Jerusalem in the wake of the WW II, for example), but you cannot undo the original injustice that was done to the Palestinian Arabs.

James del Valle
James del Valle
13 years ago

why dont you just tell the truth about things and people might understand. From where I stand Islamic people dont care about this life and seek to be martyred or seek to kill those who go against islamic teachings, thats why they stone women to death and get a sexual kick out of it, Islam is all about sex and the reward in heaven is you guessed it sex, its ok to have sex with children as long as you dont damage them or you will be responsible for their welfare for the rest of your life. This all sounds like its Israeli propoganda to make people dislike Muslims but its very far from it, I personally despise Jews but you cant let what you think about Jews cloud your thinking, the two issues must be seperated, I do think the Jews should evacuate Palestine and if there is no improvement in behaviour towards the west from Muslims we can wipe them off the map with no excuses.