THE DEIR YASSIN MASSACRE: ISRAEL COULD NOT HAVE BEEN FOUNDED WITHOUT IT AND IT COULD NOT HAVE SUCCEEDED WITHOUT EVANGELICAL SUPPORT
The Founding of Israel: Deir Yassin massacre
by Vince Dhimos
Below is an excerpt from our article on the beginnings of the Israeli state, posted here:
I wrote that article to show American Evangelicals – about 80% accept the teachings of the cult we call Christian Zionism – just what it is they are supporting when they enthusiastically encourage their government to send lethal arms and billions of free dollars to the secular state of Israel, in the conviction that they are helping God to make Biblical prophecies come true – as if God could not handle the job Himself. My humble message to these folks is that God doesn’t need our help to make His prophecies come true. He is self-sufficient.
If you read the excerpt below with an open heart and mind, you will have to wonder how it is possible that Jesus would want His followers to aid and abet brutal murder and theft of land by secular Israelis, 65% of whom have said in polls that they have no religion. After all, if you subscribe to something called “Christian” Zionism, then you are suggesting that Jesus supports this cult-like teaching. But as we showed here, Jesus taught exactly the opposite of Zionism as it is manifested today. What these good Evangelicals don’t know is that, when Palestinians in the occupied territories publicly protest the ethnic cleansing that drove them from their land, the IDF (Israeli Defence Force) is trained and instructed to shoot a certain number of them – be they children, women or men, it doesn’t matter – to discourage them from continuing the protest. And this is the very essence of what Zionism has always been. I will therefore say without reservation whatsoever that anyone considering themselves Christian and calling this barbarian behaviour “Christian” Zionism is committing a blatant act of blasphemy! Only God knows if He can find it in His heart to accept them as Christians or not but it occurs to me that America in particular is now experiencing a plague of sorts, like the ones sent to Pharaoh when he refused to obey. And what are Christians to obey? It should be obvious: the commandment that Jesus said was the greatest of all, love your neighbour as yourself. Evangelicals are not only ignoring it, they are trampling it under their feet.
As you read this grisly description below, ask yourself whether Jesus is really behind Zionism – or is it the work of Satan? It’s not a particularly hard question. Genuine Christians are supposed to be able to consult with the Holy Spirit in such matters, and if they conclude that they are to put Israel above Jesus and urge their government to keep sending lethal arms to Netanyahu to kill more Palestinians, then they are saying that the Holy Spirit disagrees with Jesus, and that is not possible.
Deir Yassin was not the only scene of a massacre committed by Jewish gangs such as the Irgun, the Stern Gang and the Haganah. Enough of these atrocities were eventually committed in 1948 that 700,000 Palestinians were terrorized sufficiently to force them off their ancestral land and into refugee camps. And that is why there is tension today between Arabs and Jews, not because Arabs are anti-Semitic or hard to get along with. Put yourself in their place. After all, if we pursued the Israeli line of reasoning, then we would have to permit native Americans to enter US towns and slaughter white inhabitants and force them back to Europe. No other country has been founded on this principle of resurrecting a nation that had been dead for 2000 years by going in to their ancestral homeland and driving out the people who have lived there for centuries. The UN would not permit such an atrocity and neither would the US. But because US Evangelicals stand behind secular Israel no matter what, based on a creative exegesis of the scriptures, the US government feels obliged to allow this atrocity and even support it with billions of dollars of tax money every year. Trump promised he’d give Israel whatever it wanted – but never once pledged allegiance to Christ, and Evangelicals “Christians” declared he was anointed by the Almighty. And the real shocker is that Biden too has promised to keep the billions flowing into the coffers of Israel – a country with a higher per capita income than the US and with universal free health care! The University of PA site Lldi.upenn.edu writes:
In 1995, Israel became the second-to-last country of the developed world to provide health care insurance coverage to all of its citizens, leaving the U.S. as the only holdout.
But the US can afford to give Israel every year $3.8 billion stolen from US tax payers.
The issue of whether Israel has the right to exist is generally falsely and slyly framed as the question of its right to be a nation-state.
Therefore, people who discuss this issue always present it as a nationality problem, but that is irrelevant in the real human rights context, which is invariably ignored. Specifically, what is ignored is the cold-blooded murder of human beings by the Zionist terrorist gangs as a prerequisite to the founding of Israel. The rationale for this heartless view of the Palestinians is that they are Muslims and are therefore the enemy of civilization. The parallel with the Samaritans in Jesus’ day is unmistakable. This view dominates US right-wing politics today and is held unquestioningly among most Americans who consider themselves conservative Christians.
This is the main reason Palestinians’ right to life is ignored by Western commentators.
Meanwhile, the Zionists slyly remind us that Palestine is not a distinct identity and that the Palestinians have never had a nation of their own, but that Israel had been a nation millennia ago. Therefore, if supposedly follows that the Arabs who had occupied Palestine for millennia prior to the arrival of the Zionists from Europe and elsewhere simply had to go. Immediately. Because they were trespassers on land that they mistakenly thought was theirs. Simply because it was. And the methods used to expel them were, of course, unimportant. This Zionist mentality, fully supported by the majority of US Evangelicals, set the stage for the gruesome murder of hundreds of the people unfortunate enough to have been born in the territory claimed by the Zionists and their allies in Britain and the US in the decades leading up to the UN declaration of Israel as a state. Without these murders, there would have been no state of Israel. But Jesus’ teachings would have been upheld. America made the choice to shove Jesus aside but they kept the name “Christian” for themselves.
The US has a very large population of Evangelicals, who consider themselves “Christian” Zionists, who make up the largest voting bloc in the US and have managed to capture the current president who grovels more submissively to Israel than any other president in US history, and is now flirting with a big war against Iran, just to please Israel. I have detailed the problem of this dangerous cult and its fatally flawed and Satanic reading of the scriptures here:
The important question regarding Israel – the one that is ignored by all parties involved – is: did the Arabs who were living in Palestine at the beginning of the 20th century have the right to live? Or did the Zionists have the right to kill them? In this context, the question of their right to be a nation fades into the background. But it is very important if the Arabs had the right to live or if they had the right to stay in the land where they lived when the Zionists and the British came and forced them to leave at gun point. This puts the anger of the Palestinians in a different light.
Jesus once asked: will I find faith when I return?
The following is our translation from Spanish:
Prologue of the book "Violence and terror of the Zionists, before and after the State of Israel", Editorial Canaan
"The horror of Jewish terrorism ..." Golda Meir
On 9 April, 69 years will have passed since the entry of the hordes of Zionist Khazars in Palestine and of the massacres and crimes against humanity committed against the Palestinian populations. There were no war crimes because there was no war. These were undoubtedly imprescriptible crimes against humanity that still await justice and condemnation of their perpetrators: Menahem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir and their murderous gangs.
The great Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, in a memorable letter, awarded Menahem Begin and his general Arik Sharon with the "Nobel Prize for Death," for their responsibility in the massacres in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of Sabra and Shatila, in the Lebanese capital Beirut in 1982. [https://imemc.org/article/66121/]
Dr. Teresa Aranguren,  in an enlightening book, recounts the events that took place, and I want to extract from her book only a few moving paragraphs:
"On April 9, 1948, the armed groups Irgun and Stern (whose leaders included two future prime ministers of Israel, Menahem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir) carried out the massacre of the inhabitants of Deir Yassin. [https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-testimonies-from-the-censored-massacre-at-deir-yassin-1.5494094 Testimonies From the Censored Deir Yassin Massacre: 'They Piled Bodies and Burned Them'
A young fellow tied to a tree and set on fire. A woman and an old man shot in the back. Girls lined up against a wall and shot with a submachine gun. The testimonies collected by filmmaker Neta Shoshani about the massacre in Deir Yassin are difficult to process even 70 years after the fact]
The delegate of the Red Cross in the area, Jacques de Reynier, was the first person to arrive at the place while the Irgun militias were still present: "Among the troops there were some very young people, almost adolescents, all in military clothing and helmets, men and women armed to the teeth with pistols, machine guns, grenades and also big knives, most of them still bloodied. A very beautiful young woman showed me her blood still dripping like a trophy [from her knife]...
I made my way between them and entered a house. The first room was dark with everything in disarray but nobody could be seen. In the next room I found, under the furniture and the busted mattresses, several corpses aIready cold.
The cleansing operation had been done first with machine guns, then with grenades and finally with the long knives, without any worries that it would be discovered. The same scene we found in the next room but as I was about to leave I heard what I thought was a sigh.
I removed the corpses until I touched a small foot that was still warm. She was a ten-year-old girl, badly injured by a grenade but still alive. I picked her up and one of the officers tried to block me at the door, I pushed him and left with my precious body ...
We checked the other houses and in all of them we find the same spooky scene. We only found two other people alive, two women, one of them an old woman huddled in the kitchen, she had been hiding there for hours ...
The village had four hundred inhabitants, some fifty managed to flee, three had survived, the rest had been thoroughly massacred, following the orders of their chiefs as they are admirably disciplined troops ... "
Jacques de Reynier gives the figure of 347 dead in the killing of Deir Yassin; other sources speak of 250. In any case, it is not about the number of victims – because in those months of 1948 there were similar massacres in many other villages of Palestine – but about the echo that the killing had, the panic movement it provoked, which made Deir Yassin one of the keys to the exodus of the Palestinian peasants.
[In my debates with Israelis and Zionits at Quora, I keep encountering the argument that the Arabs left of their own free will and that the Zionists are not responsible for this. They never mention these massacres, of course. Vince]
In fact it became one of the elements of the military strategy to achieve the "spontaneous" evacuation of the Arab population of rural Palestine. A pattern that was repeated with assiduity was to surround the villages and broadcast through loud speakers a messages to its inhabitants: Leave the village or you will get the Deir Yassin treatment.
In view of the above, it seems that when the Israelis say they have a right to this land, what they really mean is that the Arabs have no rights, not even the right to life, and that the Israelis have the right to kill them with impunity. [Ironically, one of the features of US Evangelicals is their campaign for life. Yet to them, this does not apply to Palestinians]
This 2020 election cycle again leaves the Palestinians with no hope for the future, regardless of who becomes president. More land will be seized bit by bit by illegal Israeli settlers until eventually all of the Palestinians wind up in refugee camps far from their homeland. The story of their plight will be censored just as it is now, with any reporter daring to speak the truth about them being branded an anti-Semite. Evangelicals will continue to lead the religion that in their hearts they have long forsaken. They will continue to proclaim the “right to life.”
So who’s to blame for the abuse of the Palestinians? Is if the Israelis?
I think not. After all, Israel looks to “Christian” America for moral guidance, and when it sees that the most pious Americans – men like Mike Pence and the Bible-toting Mike Pompeo, for example – approve wholeheartedly of everything the Israelis do, from the bombing of Iranian power plants to the shooting of Palestinian children during protests, it figures that all of these atrocities are approved by Christian Americans and the Jesus they worship. They’re right about the first part.