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What If Israel Had Never Been Created?

What would the world look like, if in 1948, the state of Israel hadn't been created? Unfortunately, President Harry S. Truman, under the "influence of the Zionists," gave his endorsement to that violence-inspiring project. Since that time, life for the Palestinans has become a hell-on-earth under the heel of Israel's brutal Death-Mayhem-&-Occupation Machine. John Lennon said, "Imagine there's no countries." Okay, let's imagine: There is no Israel!
President Abbas with Rabbi Weiss
President Abbas with Rabbi Weiss
"Imagine there's no countries...Nothing to live or die for...Imagine all the people living life in peace." - John Lennon

Thanks mostly to U.S. President Harry S. Truman and his "susceptibility to Zionist influence," Israel came into existence in 1948. (1) Humanity, and in particular, the Palestinians, have paid dearly for his decision. The land on which the Palestinians had been living for centuries, in peace, with a minority Jewish population, has been gradually transformed into an Apartheid state by the machinations of the Zionist Movement. That Apartheid state, in turn, is today dominated by Israel's Death-Mayhem-and- Occupation Machine. (2)

One wonders: What would the world look like today, if the state of Israel had not been created in 1948? Its improvident formation seems to have set in motion a chain of events, mostly negative, in the affairs of Mankind. In the movie, "Click," the lead character finds a "universal remote" that allows him to rewind to different parts of his life and to change what had happened. If I possessed such a "universal remote" and could stop President Truman from aiding and abetting the establishment of an Israeli state, then, it is my speculation, (a theory), that the following 25 propositions would probably be our present day reality. They are:

1. The U.S. would not have any enemies in the Islamic World.
2. There would be no Al-Qaeda Terrorist Network.
3. Gasoline would be selling for less than $1 a gallon.
4. There would have been no 9/11.
5. There would be no USA Patriot Law.
6. There would be no Homeland Security Agency.
7. The Israeli Lobby's "unmatched power" over the U.S.' foreign policy, for over four decades, would not had existed. (Its support for the Iraqi War was deemed by the experts to be "critical.") (3)
8. There would also not have been any Neocon ideologues; like Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Richard Perle, et al, to help, (along with other "Special Interests"), to push the U.S. into an illegal war with Iraq. (4)
9. Iran would not be the next target for U.S. aggression. (No Israel. No "A Clean Break" document. No Israeli Lobby. No Neocons. No need for the U.S. to attack Iran.) (5)
10. The Zionist fink, Jonathan Pollard, wouldn't be in prison for stealing U.S. military secrets and hawking them to Israel.
11. The three million-plus Palestinians, who were forcefully dispersed from their homeland, since 1948, by the Israeli Occupation Forces, (IOF), would, instead, be living happily there today, in a free and independent state of Palestine. There would be no Apartheid Wall, or as a corollary, a Hamas organization. (6)
12. Jerusalem would have a vibrant Christian population. (7)
13. Rachel Corrie of Olympia, WA, would be alive and well. (8)
14. The 2,544 Americans who have died in Iraq would be alive; and the 18,777, who have been seriously wounded there, would be fully participating in our Republic. U.S. taxpayers would have an additional $295 billion, (the cost of the war), in the treasury to use to serve the social needs of the people. Universal Health Care would be a real possibility and Social Security would not be in jeopardy. Iraq would be at peace. There would be no Gitmo Bay detention center, or an Abu Ghraib Prison, or a reason for the Bush-Cheney Gang to gut Habeas Corpus. No need for it to also employ torturers, or chemical weapons, or hold detainees without charges or trial. The Geneva Convention would be respected. The tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis, who have died as a result of the war, would instead be alive today. (At the following footnote, see horrific photos of some of the Iraqi dead.) (9)
15. The battle to save our planet, its fragile ecosystem, its fast vanishing animal life and plants and to combat global warming, would be issue "No. 1." (10) Instead, we are perpetually bombarded with propaganda about defending "Israel's security."
16. If there was no Israel, then the "five dancing Israelis" on 9/11 wouldn't have been arrested. They were nailed after "celebrating" in NJ, while watching the Twin Towers collapsed. (11)
17. U.S. taxpayers would be $140 billion richer! This is the staggering amount they have shelled out over the last 58 years to support the ultra-greedy interests of the Zionist Cartel. (3)
18. The 34 Americans onboard the USS Liberty, who were slaughtered by the IOF, on June 8, 1967, would be alive today; and the 174 others who had suffered injuries that day would not have had to endure their horrific experiences. The shame the U.S. carries for not having quickly defended the men of the Liberty, and retaliated against the Israelis for their deliberate attack on the vessel, would have been avoided. (12)
19. On June 13, 2006, the IOF killed ten Palestinians, including three medical workers and two children, in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, labeled the missile attack an example of "state terrorism." Only God knows how many Palestinians the Israelis have actually wasted since 1948; or exactly how many refugees it has created, or how many homes, a la Oliver Cromwell, the IOF have demolished. None of this would have been possible without the dubious "state of Israel." (13)
20. Paul Bremer, a coat holder for Henry "Iago" Kissinger, would have never been appointed Viceroy for an Occupied Iraq. No Israel. No Iraqi War. No Zionist Bremer as Viceroy of Iraq. (14)
21. One of the reasons the Warren Commission failed to properly investigate the murder of JFK was because of Arlen Specter (R-PA), a card carrying Zionist. He was then a "Special Counsel" to the Commission. He concocted the preposterous "Magic Bullet" theory, which shut down any real conspiracy-type probe. It is also interesting to note, that Jacob Rubenstein, aka, "Jack Ruby," Lee Harvey Oswald's murderer, had close ties to Meyer Lansky's National Crime Syndicate. I believe the answer to who really plotted JFK's killing, died with Oswald. In any event after JFK's death, Israel's nuclear weapons program, which he had opposed went ahead. U.S. aid to Israel also increased dramatically. (15)
22. There would have been no reason for a French Ambassador to refer to Israel as "that shitty little country." (16) In fact, the Jews of the world would have been liberated to fulfill their deepest spiritual quest, as embodied in their religion - Judaism. According to the highly respected Orthodox Rabbi, Dovid Yisroel Weiss, "Zionism has hijacked Judaism." The courageous Rabbi insists that, "Zionism creates anti-Semitism...And we know...Zionism is the root cause for the pain, suffering and bloodshed of the Jewish people...and, they, (the Zionists), are the greatest factory of anti-Semitism worldwide...Judaism and Zionism is not one and the same. They are diametrically opposite...We should not be mistaken one for the other. And, we shouldn't be responsible for the actions of what the Zionists do...Now, another of the problems that emanate actually from the Zionist Movement is the fact that they are encroaching upon the rights of the Palestinian people, the indigenous people, who are living there. And, this is terribly wrong. It is against every concept of the Torah...So, whatever they are doing is totally wrong!" (17)
23. Thousands of Israelis have died attempting to build a nation in a land, Palestine, which belonged to another people, the Palestinians. Their deaths would have been avoided. (18)
24. The widespread spying on Americans, without a court order, by operatives of the Bush-Cheney Gang, would have never happened. (No Israel. No 9/11. No spying on U.S. citizens.)
25. On April 4, 2003, a European Union (EU) poll named Israel as the "greatest threat to world peace." (19) On June 27, 2006, the IOF proved the EU right by reoccupying Gaza, savagely terrorizing the civilian population, blowing up their electric/water generating facilities, conducting a mass arrest of their elected officials, and also, without just cause, provoking the Syrians. In response to the repeated shelling by the IOF of Gaza, Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, wisecracked, "Nobody dies from being uncomfortable!" When he addressed a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress, on May 24, 2006, Olmert received 38 breaks of applause and 18 standing ovations from that entity of mostly lapdogs. This is also the same Israeli leader, who, paraphrasing George Orwell's "Animal Farm," said that he had a "deep regret" about the effects of some IOF's operations which had killed 14 innocent Palestinians in just nine days, but that the lives of Israeli citizens were "even more important."(20) Finally, if there wasn't a Zionist-created Israel, there also wouldn't be any need for a commentary like this one!

Notes:

1.  http://www.counterpunch.org/clark06032006.html
2.  http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/index.htm
3.  link to ksgnotes1.harvard.edu
4.  link to batr.net
5. Chalmer Johnson's "Sorrows of Empire."
6.  http://www.ameu.org/index.asp
7.  http://hcef.org/hcef/; Scott McConnell's "Divided & Conquered," TAC, 07/03/06;  http://hcef.org/hcef/; Scott McConnell's "Divided & Conquered," TAC, 07/03/06;  link to woodstock.georgetown.edu
8.  http://www.rachelcorrie.org/
9.  http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/uncensored
10.  http://www.globalpublicmedia.com/lectures/448
11.  http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fiveisraelis.html
12.  http://www.ussliberty.org/
13.  http://www.pchrgaza.org/
14.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1522983,00.html
15. Peter Dale Scott's "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK" and Stephen Green's "Taking Sides: America's Secret Relationship with a Militant Israel."
16.  http://www.themodernreligion.com/jihad/french-ambassador.html
17.  http://www.nkusa.org/index.cfm and  http://www.nkusa.org/index.cfm and  link to usa.mediamonitors.net
18.  http://wrmea.org/
19.  http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,1022127,00.html
20. Ravi Nessman's "Israel Steps Up Offensive," AP, 07/03/06; Boston Globe's "Agony of Gaza," 07/07/06; and  http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1095841.ece


William Hughes 2006.

William Hughes is the author of "Saying 'No' to the War Party" (IUniverse, Inc.). He can be reached at  liamhughes@comcast.net.

homepage: homepage: http://home.comcast.net/~liamhughes/


It's a nice thought. 11.Jul.2006 14:05

Lionel Hutz

Great idea! It's like imagining a world without lawyers...

assumptions are easy 11.Jul.2006 15:41

just a jew

But they're not necessarily useful. People can argue what-ifs until the end of time but the reality is no one has any idea how history would have been shaped differently if Israel has not been established as it was. The US would have still recruited Nazis into the CIA, and the energy cartels would have still sought control of Middle East oil reserves (which they were doing before 1948). So I'd say many of these assumptions are incorrect. The same people would have sought power, and upon attaining it would have sought identical policies to what we see today, and we would be experiencing the same consequences.

The other issue I see with this is that it doesn't do anything to address a course of action. I'm not a fan of the creation of Israel, at least as it was done, creating a largely theocratic state but 2 wrongs do not make a right when it comes to nation building. The problem with the creation of Israel is people carving up other places and deciding what governments "own" the land. The solution isn't going to be to continue having governments carve up the land again in a different way. Now if one wanted to talk about how Israel could be turned into a more democratic nation that respected and was accountable to all the inhabitants of the area and the mistakes in not doing so at its inception that would be far more productive in my opinion.

Magical fantasy lands are great...but.... 11.Jul.2006 20:16

Not me

Ah, yes...no Isreael. Wouldn't that be nice? If we could just use our amazing voodoo to turn back time and alter reality and wipe out an entire people because we blame them for everything that's happened? TOO BAD WE CAN'T AND THIS IS THE WAY THINGS ARE.

Suck it up and look to the future. Not the past. What serious good does this do? NONE.

DREAMING ABOUT PAST NOT PRODUCTIVE 11.Jul.2006 20:47

Ben Douglass bendouglass@cheerful.com

dreaming about the past and cogitating upon "WHAT IF" is not very productive use of one's mind.

Why not use the powers of the mind to come up with some sort of inspiring, creative solution, then marketing that idea all over the web?

best to deal with the here and now 13.Jul.2006 03:22

here and now

You honestly believe that the US would have no enemies in the Islamic world and gas would be less than a dollar a gallon (not to mention most of the other far-fetched assumptions)? Israel or no, China would still be gunning for that oil. The US would still be trying to figure out how to set up puppet governments to get it for ourselves.

Do you realize that there were wars in the world before Israel as a state existed? That everyone did not live in peace and harmony before the existence of Israel? Your utopia is somewhat offensive (seeming to find a convenient and historic scapegoat for most of the world's current ills), and even worse, seems to be meant to inspire a kind of hatred without resolution. I agree with the others that it's best to face reality and start coming up with productive solutions! I think the people involved really would like a solution to this problem, but get caught up in blame and what-ifs, rather than starting from the present.

overt 14.Jul.2006 09:29

covert

If there were no Israel then the U.S. would be an overt Jewish State unlike its present status as a covert Jewish run nation. Europe knows a lot more about Jews after a thousand years of experience. The migration to the U.S. by Jews was calculated. A new nation had no defences to the usual methods of infiltration and control.

The Middle East fiasco at present is the result of the Zionist influences in Washington -- did you hear that feeble excuse from Bush regarding targeting civilians (including children) in order to "defend"?

The next report will feature a chemical attack because some 'terrorists' were breathing the same air as the population (collateral damage)-- an extension of Israeli logic in justifying the slaughter of women and children.

But never forget its all defencive tactics -- Israel an aggressor? Impossible!!