December 10, 2007

From the horse's mouth, zionism is colonialism

Here's a story in Ha'aretz about how the descendants of holocaust victims are to get a payout by way of the liquidation of the assets of a company set up by the zionist movement for the purpose of colonising and conquering Palestine.
The Organization for the Restitution of Assets of Holocaust Victims in Israel has publicized the names of 55,000 stockholders in the 19th-century Zionist movement company Jewish Colonial Trust, who perished during the Second World War, Army Radio reported on Monday.
I'm not sure what the exchange rate is for shekels these days but it sounds like a lot of money.

But what struck me was the name of the group: Jewish Colonial Trust. How do zionists keep a straight face whilst telling us that zionism is not colonialism? The company was formed during the colonial heyday and so their candour then was part of the zionist movements ability to assimilate to the political milieu in which it finds itself. Today it masquerades as liberal or even socialist and so all its former candour is gone. It's because of this that some find it easy to say that all zionists are liars.

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