Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Zionist Connection II

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Date September 13, 2001; update July 8, 2023.

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Jews are an ethnic group, but the Jewish ethnic group was created by the Jewish religion. Zionists portray Jews as a Nation. Nazis had a similar concept. Douglas Rushkoff calls Judaism "a set of ideas", and this includes Spinoza's atheistic version of Judaism..

ALFRED M. LILIENTHAL, THE ZIONIST CONNECTION II: What Price Peace?, Veritas Publishing Company, Bullsbrook, Western Australia, 6084, 1983

{p. 5} In doling out incarceration and death while sweeping through conquered Europe, did not the Fuhrer undo the laws of emancipation for which many Jews had so long struggled, as he decreed: "You are not a German, you are a Jew - you are not a Frenchman, you are a Jew - you are not a Belgian, you are a Jew"? Yet these are the identical words that Zionist leaders have been intoning as they meticulously promoted the in-gathering to Israel (Palestine) of Jews from around the globe, even plotting their exodus from lands in which they have lived happily for centuries.

If at times this book seems unduly critical of Israel, and neglects to place in balance the oft-repeated arguments in its favor, it is simply because the gigantic propaganda apparatus of Israel-World Zionism has spun such extensive and deeply-ingrained mythology that there is hardly enough space to refute widely-accepted theses and expose the picture as it really is.

{p. 13} With the outbreak of World War I, the Zionists moved their central headquarters from Berlin to Copenhagen, from where they could woo both the Central and the Allied powers {taking advantage of their conflict}. In the face of the hostility of Jamal Pasha, the Turkish Commander for Palestine, they continued to remind the Germans and Turks of the advantages of a pro-Zionist Palestinian regime and of the need for a "counterweight" to the Arab demand for autonomy. The Zionist argument, as expressed by one of their spokesmen, ran as follows: "We wish to establish on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean a modern cultural and commercial center which will be both directly and indirectly a prop of Germanism."

Certain Zionist leaders contended that their "legally secured home" could be more readily obtained from Britain than from Turkey or Germany. With the objective of building a claim against Britain, the revisionist Vladimir Jabotinsky offered to form a Jewish Corps, and eventually three Jewish battalions of Royal Fusileers rendered service to Palestine in 1918.

Dr. Chaim Weizmann was the key figure in what turned out to be the Zionists' successful operation in Britain. Weizmann managed to meet with Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and with the influential editor of the Manchester Guardian, C. P. Scott, to gain the cooperation of these and other important Christian figures in organizing a strong British Palestine Committee.

{p. 175} The survivor of Hitler's concentration camps {Israel Shahak} returned a year later to testify before the House Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He told the members: "I did not have any such experience in my life that shocked me as much as witnessing the blowing-up of Arab houses by Israeli demolition squads in the occupied territory of the West Bank of the Jordan River."

{p. 218} Tel Aviv's 1967 victory greatly assisted this movement of conservatives, right-wingers, and bigots toward the Israeli camp. ... One-sided reportage on terrorism, in which cause was never related to effect, was assured because the most effective component of the Jewish connection is probably that of media control. It is well

{p. 219} known that American public opinion molders have long been largely influenceed by a handful of powerful newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch - owned respectively by the Sulzbergers, Eugene Meyer and now his daughter Katharine Graham (half-Jewish, who also owns Newsweek), and the Pulitzers, a Hungarian Jewish family. The New York Post, until recently when it was sold to Rupert Murdoch, was in the capable hands of Dorothy Schiff, the granddaughter of banker Jacob Schiff. ...

Other newspapers, not Jewish-owned, have top editors, directors, and advertising chiefs who are Jewish, such as the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune, an amalgam of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the old New York Herald Tnbune. In 1978 the Washington Star's owner was Time Magazine and the publisher until June 1 was Joe L. Allbritton, but the views of the executive editor Sidney Epstein and associate editor Edwin Yoder, Jr. were clearly ref1ected in its editorials and articles during the critical Middle East developments.

All of the leading magazines, ranging trom Commentary, Esquire, Ladies Home Journal, New York Review of Books, New Yorker, and U.S. News and World Report, have Jews in key positions as publishers, editors, or managing editors. These people, at the very least, have the veto power over whatatever appears in their publications. No one is about to criticize Jews - or even take Israel to task - for fear of being out of line with the boss, who is likely to fire him. The boss himself may not be a screaming Zionist, but scarcely ever will walk out of step with the overwhelming articulated opinion by expressing his own views on this subject, which in turn makes his Christian friends and contacts keep whatever criticism they may harbor under full wraps. There is also the constant overriding concern of the media about losing advertising, so vital to every publication, at times making a mockery of the vaunted "freedom ot press." Power is thus very otten exercised by default. ...

{p. 220} It would be futile to list the number of top Jewish editors and writers across the country. Many of the largest book publishers, including Knopf, Random House, Holt, Liverwright, Viking Press, Simon and Schuster, Van Nostrand Reinhold, and Lyle Stewart are Jewish-owned, directly or by Jewish-controlled interests (including CBS, RCA, Music Corporation of America, Litton's, and Gulf and Western). In other firms such as Macmillan and Grosset & Dulllap, one will find editors-in-chief or presidents who are Jewish. ...

In radio and television, again one finds almost an overuhelming presence of key Jews. Chairman of the Board of CBS until very recently was William Paley: RCA's David and Robert Sarnoff for a long time ran their subsidiary, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) whose

{p. 221} present chairman is Julian Goodman; and Leonard Goldenson headed the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) until succeeded by Fred Silverman. ... A few officials in three offices all located on the east side of Sixth Avenue in Manhattan between 49th and 54th streets select most of the ideas, experiences, and news reaching most of the American people. ... Virtually all national and international news is filtered, edited, and broadcast by these three corporations. ...

One need not point to the total control of the motion picture industry to understand why the film Exodus, based on the famed Leon

{p. 222} Uris book, with its subtle distortions of the Palestinian issue and glorification of Zionist terrorism, is still being shown as a repeat in some theaters and on late-night television programs across the country. The alliance between television and the motion picture industry has been very close, one feeding into the other. Metro-Coldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Columbia, Warner Bros., Universal and United Artists have all been headed, founded, and controlled by well-known Jews such as Goldwyn, Fox, Laemmle, Schenck, Lasky, Zukor, Thalberg, Cohen, Mayer, and Warner....

Likewise, the American theater headed by Broadway - and this has been equally true of the entire entertainment world, including music and other forms - has been dominated by Jewish names, too numerous to list. No opportunity is lost by Israelists to push their wares through the arts.

{p. 235} The Jewish connection on the political level has been of even far greater consequence. Starting at least with the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, important decision-making echelons of the U.S. government have been filled with many Jews. The New Dealers contained the broadest kind of list, ranging from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Herbert Lehman, David Niles, and Samuel Rosenberg to Morris Ernst and Robert Nathan. Bernard Baruch played a unique role as adviser to five Presidents. David E. Lilienthal and Lewis H. Strauss were Chairmen of the Atomic Energy Commission. Under the brief rule of John F. Kennedy, Arthur Goldberg served as Secretary of Labor and Senator Abraham Ribicoff as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. The presence of Abe Fortas on the Supreme Court, until his resignation, was in the tradition of Justices Frankfurter, Cardozo, and Brandeis, who had previously served on the highest court in the land.

President Nixon used Henry Kissinger, Herbert Stein, Leonard Garment, Murray Chotiner, and other Jews in key positions. President Ford retained Garment's services and added to key White House posts Milton Freedman, L. William Seidman and Alan Greenspan, among many.

{p. 325} At no moment in its recent history has the New York Times so significantly earned its real slogan - "All the News That's Fit to Slant" - as it did by its coverage of the passage of the 1974 U.N. resolution permitting the Palestinians the right to appear before the General assembly in November that year. The twenty-nine paragraph story of October 15, 1974, starting on page 1 and concluding on page 3, detailed the arguments of the opposition ... The only indication why 105 nations ... had given their support to the resolution was relegated to the last two short paragraphs.

{p. 340} In late March 1972 the New York Times published a series of articles dealing with the life and thought of Albert Einstein ... The third of the series included on the front page a three-column photograph of Einstein with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, and the caption read: "Einstein papers tell of scientist's efforts toward the creation of Israel."

{p. 341} Einstein, despite the Times' incessant recitals to the contrary, clearly opposed the creation of the state of Israel. ...

In his testimony in January 1946 before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, and in answer to a specific question whether refugee settlement in Palestine demanded a Jewish state, Einstein stated, "The State idea is not according to my heart. ... It is connected with narrow-mindedness and economic obstacles. I believe it is a bad idea. I have always been against it."

Then, in 1952, in a message to a "Children to Palestine" dinner, Einstein spoke of the necessity of curbing "a kind of nationalism which has arisen in Israel if only to permit a friendly and fruitful co-existence with the Arabs." When this portion of the Einstein message was censored in the organization's press release so as to impart the impression of all-out support of Israel, I went to Princeton to seek the Professor's views on the incident. Einstein then told me that he had never been a Zionist and had never favored the creation of the State of Israel.

{p. 760} Special {Saul} Bellow disdain was reserved for George Steiner, author, critic, and Fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University, for his charge that "Zionism was created by Jewish nationalists who drew their inspiration from Bismarck and followed a Prussian model. ...

The Khazars, a seminomadic Turko-Finnish people who settled in what is now southern Russia between the Volga and the DOR, spread

{p. 761} to the shores of the Black, Caspian, and Azov seas. Jews who had been banished from Constantinople by Byzantine ruler Leo III found a home among the pagan Khazars and then, in competition with Muslim and Christian missionaries, won Khagan Bulan, the ruler of Khazaria, over to the Judaic faith around 740 A.D. His nobles followed suit, and somewhat later so did his people. Some details of these events are contained in letters exchanged between Khagan (King) Joseph of Khazaria and R. Hasdai Ibn Shaprut of Cordova, doctor and quasi-Foreign Minister to Sultan Abd al-Rahman, the Caliph of Spain.

When Khazaria fell to Mongols in the 13th century, its population of "Jewish"-convert Khazars fled northwest to become the progenitors of Ashkenazim (Russian/German/Baltic/Polish/) Jewry. These Khazar Jews greatly outnumbered racially Jewish Jews who had reached Europe by other routes and at other periods of history. Therefore, the great majority of Eastern European Jews are not Semitic Jews at all, and as most Western European Jews came from East Europe, most of them also are not Semitic Jews. Thus, maintains Koestler, the veins of 45 percent of Israelis (save only the Arab and the Sephardic Jews), plus a big majority of Jews around the world, are utterly vacant of corpuscular links to the tribe of Moses and Solomon. This nullifies Zionism's strongest claim to Palestine/Israel, the author's codicil to his fine book not withstanding.

The Koestler thesis, however startling, is in no wise a new one. The genetic Khazar derivation of most Jews - only the Sephardic may be accounted Hebrews by blood - has been long if not widely known. Dunlap at Columbia, Bury in England, and Poliak at Tel Aviv University have researched this "cruelest of jokes" and won research acceptance over the past half-century. It remained for Koestler to popularize Khazars as the thirteen tribe - "lost'' only to the memory of most Jews, especially Zionist Jews. Naturally, the Times review of the Koestler thesis by Fitzroy Maclean was squeezed into two unobtrusive columns on page 4 of its Sunday book section.

What Price Israel?, published twenty-three years before the Koestler work, pointed out that the lineal ancestors of Eastern and Western European Jewry were these 8th-century Khazar converts, and noted how this was being kept a dark secret because it tended to vitiate the principal prop of the Zionist claim to Israel:

For all that anthropologists know, Hitler's ancestry might go back to one of the ten Lost Tribes of Israel; while Weizmann might be only a descendant of Khazar converts to Judaism who were in no anthropological respect related to

{p. 762} Palestine. The home to which Weizmann, Silver, Ben-Gurion and so many other Ashkenazim Zionists have long yearned to return has most likely never been theirs ...

Despite his legal weaseling about the Zionist claim to Palestine, a furious Zionist onslaught was directed against Koestler for exposing Israel's Achilles' heel and giving prominence to another upsetting point: If the majority of Jews surviving the Hitler holocaust are of Caucasian rather than Semitic origin, then "the term 'anti-Semitism' would become totally void of meaning, based on a misapprehension shared both by the killers and their victims." And without the hue and cry, "anti-Semitism," pray what happens to the Zionist movement?

Khazar conversion was not unique. There is additional history that has not been hidden from public purview which also casts serious doubts on the legitimacy of the effort to endow Jews with a common ethnicity, namely that of the Hebrew nation of twelve tribes, the remaining two of which had inhabited the Holy Land at the time of Jesus and were fully dispersed around the world with the destruction of the Temple by the Romans. One must note that the Jewish Diaspora had begun more than two centuries before this Jerusalem tragedy. We find, according to Philo, that by 250 B.C. Alexandria, Egypt, contained by far the largest number of Jews in the world, far outstripping Jerusalem. By the time of the Romans there already were more people of the Judaic faith throughout the world than in the Holy Land. Judaism, then the sole monotheistic religion in a pagan world, had made converts in the Roman Empire and in many lands. The universal aims of the second Isaiah found expression in great missionary activities.

Judaism became a tremendous proselytizing force in the pagan world. Those who carried the religion of Yahweh to other parts of the globe were hardly more than a drop in the ocean of foreign peoples who had never possessed any racial, lingual, or cultural affinity with Israel and nevertheless became members of the Judaic monotheistic

{p. 763} faith. These converts included such diverse peoples as Yemenites and Greeks, the Queen of Sheba, the people of Adiabene, the Hellenistic state on the Tigris. Judean traders carried their faith eastward as far as India and China. Conversions to Yahweh in Rome carried Judaism through Italy into France, the Rhone Valley, and the Rhine Basin. Mass conversions of Germanic tribes spread Judaism into Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Poland and western Russia. Frederick Hertz in Race and Civilization notes, "in the Middle Ages and in modern times, notwithslanding all obstacles,"there have been occasional conversions in Slavic countries, which accounts for unmistakable Slavic facial characteristics of Polish and Russian Jews. There were even conversions in Hungary as late as 1229. Whole peoples of varying ethnic strains became proselyte Judaists, especially during the two centuries before the birth of Christ. Judeans migrated to the Arabian desert and converted Semitic peoples in Yemen. Pagans as distant as those of the Kerch Strait and the Crimea accepted Yahweh, the Hebrew God. The Hebrews then were indeed a light unto the other nations and were spreading monotheism, the task given to them by God. Many Romans, including members of the nobility, embraced the simple teachings of Judaism, won by the appeal of what Jewish historians have referred to as a "system of morals, anchored in the veneration of the One and Holy God," and the "purity of Judean home life." For the most part the proselytes accepted the idea of monotheism and the moral law without the ceremonial precepts.

With the advent of Christianity, the parent faith ceased proselytizing. Monotheism was now carried to the pagan world by the disciples ofJesus (and later by Islam). The Apostle Paul, born Saul of Tarsus, removed the ceremonial law and freed those who were willing to accept Christianity from the minute formalization of the ancient worship of Yahweh.

{p. 805} The Zionist movement should not be permitted to exploit indefinitely the holocaust, its ultimate and final weapon, so as to obstruct the final hope of assuring true justice and real security for all peoples of the area, of ending the dangerous duality for American and other Diaspora lews, and of removing the number-one threat to world peace.

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