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Fight Public
Zionism and Colonialism
Political Zionism: The Hegemonic
Racism of the early 21st Century

Sunday 14 February, 2 pm 4.30 pm

Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, Nr Euston NW1 1HB

Ian Donovan: Socialist Fight EB
Gerry Downing: Socialist Fight EB
Ailish Dease: Socialist Fight EB, Author The imperialist rape
of the Congo: the Longest Genocide

Chair: Carol Foster, Socialist Fight EB

The amazing political authority of Zionism globally persists even on the left
despite its regular lawn mowing genocidal mass murder of mainly defenceless
Palestinians. Pro-Israel ideology has a similar level of hegemony to Cold War
anti-communism among the ruling class Ian Donovan observes; Jewish organisations (outside Israel) support Israel with the same loyalty which communist parties accorded to the USSR for so long. And he sets out the material
basis for the power of the Israel lobby in the USA (and elsewhere):
Marxists reject the notion of collective guilt of peoples for the crimes of their
ruling classes. We equally reject the notion of collective innocence: that Jews by
virtue of past suffering can be collectively absolved of Zionisms crimes. This
merely displaces collective guilt elsewhere.
All Germans are not guilty of the Holocaust; the Nazis were, all Jews are not
guilty of the Gaza atrocities; the Zionists are. Netanyahus attempts to excuse
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Hitler and blame the Palestinians for the Holocaust via the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is an
attempt to justify genocide against Palestinians. Marxists reject the notion of collective
guilt of peoples for the crimes of their ruling
Much of the left, even anti-Zionists, avoid
addressing the specific responsibility of Jew- Hollywoods demonisation of Arabs
ish bourgeois in other imperialist countries for
supporting Israeli crimes on a ethnocentric basis. The theory of the colonialsettler state implies that Israel and its lobby is a mere tool of the US, and not a
predatory force in its own right. In fact, the Jewish-Zionist bourgeoisie has now
acquired enormous political and moral authority among the imperialists. Refusing to address this liberal prejudice on the left forces the Palestine Solidarity
movement to fight Zionism and its world power with one arm tied behind its
The genocide in the Congo by King Leopold
(which cost between 10 and 20 million lives
between 1885 and 1908 see The imperialist
rape of the Congo: the Longest Genocide by
Ailish Dease in Socialist Fight No. 21, p.26).
These lives and those of the 10 million lost in
the ongoing war in that unfortunate land do
not merit the name Holocaust. Black Though,
in the last essay in IDOT 17, expresses the
outrage of the worlds indigenous peoples:
One may often wonder why the plight of the Jewish people has become so well
known, so mourned over, and so thoroughly impressed into the global collective
consciousness And why is it that the innumerable casualties of Africans, Native Americans, Asians, and virtually all non-white ethnic groups of the world are
deemed unworthy of tears, mourning, and remembrance. For them, a mere
sorry must suffice for the tens of
millions they lost, and the plight and
suffering of their ancestors is merely
swept under the rug, cast into oblivion---forgotten. While our school
textbooks devote entire chapters to
the subject of Jewish suffering, especially the Holocaust, other genoHeart of Darkness, Congo 1904: British Missionaries with man holding hands severed by milicides, such as that of the Congolese,
tiamen of the Anglo-Belgian India Rubber Comhave not merited even paragraphs.
pany of victims named Bolenge and Limgono.