Excerpt from The Anti-Defamation League and its Use in the World Communist Offensive (1947), pgs. 35-25
The Palestine question is understood by very few, if any, Gentiles. It is confused by the fact that several Jewish groups want Palestine under different types of concessions or political conditions—and by the fact that a small, wise group of American Jews don’t want to be involved at all in the Palestine or other political issue peculiar to Jews.
The Freiheit Association report makes unmistakably clear what the Communist wing of Jewry all over the world wants in Palestine. It is not simply a matter of relief for Jewish refugees, “not a matter of philanthropy, nor is it just an expression of human kindness. . . . It is a sacred national duty, the duty of helping to uproot fascism and anti-Semitism (i.e., anti-Communism) and to build a free and secure Jewish life.” Thus Palestine is to be developed in accordance with the “anti-fascist” or Communist, plan.
The Association does not want Palestine just as a homeland, an exclusively Jewish nation where Jews can live apart from other races. “The specific characteristic of the Jewish people, which is not a single nation, consists precisely in this, that out of it are growing two nationalities, one in Biro-Bidjan, the other in Palestine, and that these two growing Jewish nations are surrounded, so to speak, by Jewish settlements and communities in all parts of the world. This is how the Jewish people developed historically, and this is how we must continue the struggle for the culture and well-being of the Jewish people.”
Thus, the report insists that its people think not ever of having a separate country of their own, but rather of living always among other peoples. But throughout the pamphlet the world-wide unity of all Jews of all nations is demanded—to be had by force, if necessary—in the “coalition” which will exercise power over the principal governments of the world.
In Palestine, the Jews must not accept a separate state, according to this Communist voice; rather they must have “a Jewish national homeland in a free and democratic (Communist) Palestine, in collaboration with the Arabs.” They want an independent Palestine, but they want it complete with Arabs. There are forty million Arabs in surrounding states. The Freiheit Jews believe they can better accomplish their ends by propagandizing and regimenting these peoples to their will; and their vehicle—as they themselves claim—is Communism. Extremely confident, gambling with the future of their own people, win all or lose all, these world conspirators doubtless believe they can convert all the Moslem world to Communism—under their leadership, of course, if they are the missionaries—and thus add another vast empire to the Marxist world. They frankly state that the Soviet Union will be their pattern for “complete and final solution of the Jewish question.”
Another pamphlet, “Crisis in Palestine,” by Moses Miller, former president of the Communist Jewish People’s Committee, parallels the Freiheit plan. Especially it calls for ousting of British and American “imperialism” in Palestine and turning Palestine, as an independent Arab-and-Jewish state, to the United Nations—because the Soviet Union, the only country which has openly and forthrightly condemned the terror in Palestine,” would then have a major voice in ruling Palestine. (The terror referred to does not mean the terrorism of the Jewish underground, which these pamphlets heroize in the boldest spirit of nationalism; it is rather an accusation that the British law enforcement agencies are terrorists and Nazis.)
TO COMMUNIZE THE MOSLEM WORLD?
As to the intent of the Jewish Communists to Communize the Arabs of Palestine, Miller speaks of “a consistent and persistent campaign for the unity of the Arab and Jewish peoples.” (p. 31). In this pamphlet, as in the Freiheit plan and in all Communist literature and the Red press, it is clear that the principal weapon to be used is hatred—spreading hatred of the English and the Americans among the Arabs. Perhaps this would indicate a course for us to follow in the matter of keeping our nose out of other people’s business.
The report adopted by the vastly powerful Morning Freiheit Association envisions a world power machine which would dominate and subordinate this nation. It would create a special privileged race replenished from generation to generation in Palestine and Biro-Bidjan, where Jewish culture would be rigidly cherished; and it scorns the government and the social and economic systems of the United States. All who subscribe to the Freiheit plan are guilty of disloyalty to this country by any reasonable standards of Military Intelligence—and we might be alarmed if we could see a list of famous people who may privately favor the plan as indicated by occasional statements in their advice to their fellow Jews, or their sub-rosa association with Red fronts.
Dr. David Goldstein. Jewish Catholic, stated Feb. 2, 1947, that Palestine’s Jews are ruled by “socialists.” Other pro-American Jews insist that Communism and Zionism now are a “double-headed drive” for world-wide Jewish political power.
The intimidation of Jewish people by Zionists and Communists to force submission to the plan was given recently by a prominent Canadian Orthodox Jew, Dr. I. M. Rabinowitch, as the reason so few loyal Jews were speaking up against the disgrace of disloyalty to the Crown. Explaining that Religious Zionism was only a spiritual concept and repudiating Political Zionism, and saying that the strictly Orthodox Jew wanted it known that he was loyal to his country and to no other country, Dr. Rabinowitch, in an address before the Canadian Club of Montreal, carried in full in the December, 1946, issue of Destiny, said the silence “may be ascribed to three reasons: confusion, intimidation and disgust. The confusion is not difficult to understand. Intimidation, I refused to believe for some time. I now know it to be a fact. In Palestine . . . there is now the Hagana movement which reminds one of Hitler’s youth Movement. . . . Outside of Palestine, the intimidation is not so complete, but it is by no means negligible.”
We have seen the plan. We have seen that there are “reactionary elements” in American Jewry who have not been “sold” or coerced to abandon Americanism and join the selfish movement. We have seen that many of the Orthodox Jews are terrorized in soul if not in body at the spectacle unfolding before their eyes.
But in the first paragraph of this month’s (January, 1947) issue of The National Jewish Monthly, the official publication of the B’nai B’rith, we learn that support for the United Jewish Appeal, largely for Palestine, is such that a goal of $215,000,000 has been set for contributions for the year 1947, $170,000,000 of this to be raised in the United States, the balance in other Western Hemisphere nations. I repeat: Two Hundred Fifteen Million dollars.
Yet this vast sum indicates “less the extent of Jewish need than the growing awareness of that need.”
Is this just for relief? If so, we will all contribute. But the picture is so confused, so appalling, we do not understand it. Why are the American people not better informed on the great movements stalking the world today? Why has our government allowed conspiracies to so confuse us that often we cannot choose intelligently? Given proper information, we might understand whether to join in with the United Jewish Appeal or to insist that such vast sums going out of our country into the hands of other people be handled exclusively by a government relief committee composed of men whose philosophy and political connections are well known.
The Associated Press has just published a breakdown of the $170,000,000 to be raised in the U.S. Quoting Henry Morgenthau, Jr., one of the fundraisers, “More than one-half” of it is to be used for Jewish relief in Europe.” Another 40 per cent will go to the United Palestine relief in constructive activities in that land, and the balance for aid ofJewish immigrants who come to this country.”
That which goes to Jewish relief surely nobody will begrudge. But what use is to be made of the $68,000,000 for “constructive activities” in Palestine? Will any of this vast sum go to support the Freiheit plan? Will it get into the hands of the Palestine Communist Party or its infiltrating agents? Will any of these millions find their way into propaganda among the Arabs to make them hate America?
After the pogroms of Europe under the Nazis, you would think these radical Jews would be willing to let their people alone in America, a country where they have enjoyed excellent community relationships; but on the other hand, they appear to have gone insane over the triumph of their relatives in the Soviet Union. They ignore the fact that it cost the blood of millions of Gentiles and many Jews to accomplish the Marxist triumph there, and the further, appalling fact that a counter-revolution is almost sure to come in time, perhaps wiping out all their brutally gotten gains.
To separate us from Britain and lay both nations open to the fate of Germany—or Russia—the Red propagandists are representing Britain to us as Nazi-like persecutors of Jewish refugees in Palestine. We are supposed now to begin hating Britons as we hated the Nazis. Ben Hecht’s play, A Flag is Born, is so extreme in spreading this disease of hate that the British have protested its showing. There is talk that Hollywood is to release one or more pictures on the same theme. Reds control nearly all the writing for Hollywood films. Hollywood has measureless influence over American audiences. If you doubt that it can incite us to war, remember the hysterical hatred of the Nazis which swept the country as film after film was released dramatizing Nazis’ brutality. If you doubt that Holly- wood is largely biased in favor of Red Fascism, just try to remember a single film picturing the current threatening dictator as a Hitler. On the Red Square, in Moscow they “Heil” and goose-step with no less vicious intent than the Nazis under Hitler, but our film producers don’t dramatize it.