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Anti-Zionism the product of a Soviet disinformation campaign? Controversial new book says so


A stunning excerpt from Caroline Glick's controversial new book "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East."

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This week Glenn Beck featured Lt. Gen. Ion Pacepa and Professor Ronald Rychlak’s, “Disinformation” (extensively covered by Blaze Books), discussing with Professor Rychlak the numerous shocking and chilling “disinformation” operations that have been used with great effect to damage and disarm the Western world over the past century.

One such operation that the authors speak to in "Disinformation" is the effort to turn the Arab world and ultimately the Western world against Israel following its establishment in 1948.

A controversial new book out by recent Glenn Beck guest Caroline Glick, an American Israeli who is deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, and a former assistant foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu titled "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East" independently corroborates this claim in the following stunning passage:

The Israeli SolutionA key part of the Soviet Union’s Cold War strategy for fighting the West was to deny the United States and its allies the moral authority to lead the world in a struggle against Communism and tyranny. The Soviets recognized that by causing Western societies to doubt their morality and the justness of their cause, they would curtail the ability of Western leaders to confront Soviet aggression.To this end, the Soviets sought to co-opt the postwar anticolonialist movement and transform the aspiration of colonial possessions to achieve national self-determination into an anti-Western prejudice. The Soviets believed that by subverting third-world independence movements in this way, they could convince the West, including the United States, that it lacked the moral authority to lead the world in international affairs.Rejecting Israel’s right to exist, and castigating it as an imperialist, racist enclave was a key part of the Soviet strategy. Israel was an anti- colonialist state par excellence. The Zionists had fought against both the Ottoman and British empires to secure an independent Jewish state. On the other hand, the Palestinians sided with the Nazis and their goal of global conquest, and they created the pan-Islamic and pan-Arab com- mitment to destroying the only non-Islamic and non-Arab state in the Middle East.

The combination of Soviet anti-Semitism, Israeli anti-Communism, and admiration for the United States meant that Israel’s anticolonialist pedigree presented the Soviets with a serious problem.

So they set about delegitimizing the Jewish state.

The Soviets began their anti-Israel campaign in 1949, when they cut off relations with it. They then began to develop a new political vocabulary for hating and seeking the defeat of Jews. The popular term for Jew hatred—anti-Semitism—had been discredited with the defeat of the Germans in World War II. So the Soviets developed a new term: anti- Zionism. In this manner they transformed Israel into the collective Jew, and denigrated Zionism—the Jewish national liberation movement— into a new repository for all the negative characteristics that haters of Jews had previously attributed to Jews as individuals.

In 1965—two years before Israel took control of Judea and Samaria— the Soviets brought their anti-Zionist pitch to the United Nations for the first time. They sponsored a draft resolution at the UN’s Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities that lumped Zionism together with Nazism, castigating both as forms of racism. The motion failed, but the process of delegitimizing Israel on the world stage by equating it with Nazi Germany and so rehabilitating anti-Jewish political action as a legitimate policy tool was set in motion.

Eleven years later, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 3379, which defined Zionism as a form of racism.

Glick's book, which was released on Tuesday argues that the so-called two-state plan for peace in the Middle East is unfeasible, legally, historically and morally unjustifiable, and based on a discredited world view.

The author argues that in lieu of the two-state paradigm, such a plan should be abandoned in favor of the "Israeli solution," a one-state plan for peace to be achieved by applying Israeli law, and through it Israeli sovereignty to the entirety of Judea and Samaria (commonly referred to as the West Bank).

Look for more coverage on the book including an interview with Ms. Glick next week.


Editor's note: Excerpt reprinted from the book THE ISRAELI SOLUTION: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East. Copyright 2014 by Caroline Glick. Published by Crown Forum, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

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