I Didn't Commit The Holocaust: To Apply The Laws Of History And Nature To Israel
20 February 2014
By Khalid Amayreh
Khalid Amayreh is an
American-educated journalist living in the Hebron
region of the West Bank.
Every time Zionist Jews mark the holocaust
anniversary, they strive, often in a pathetic and
disgusting manner, to utilize the colossal crime
against humanity in order to divert attention from the
gigantic crimes the same Zionist Jews have been
carrying out against the Palestinian people ever since
the creation of the misbegotten state in 1948.
Hence, the holocaust is used as the ultimate red
herring to justify another huge crime against humanity
that is Israel.
Day after day, Israel is proving to all and sundry
that it is more of a malignant tumor whose ultimate
goal is to kill, replace, destroy and liquidate than
of a normal human entity wanting to live and let live.
The creation of Israel has been and continues to be an
unrelenting crime against humanity in light of the
persistent and never-ending effects and aftereffects
of that crime. Most Jews no longer suffer as a result
of the holocaust. In comparison, however, most
Palestinians continue to suffer miserably as a result
of Israel's creation.
Hundreds if not thousands of Palestinians continue to
die every year as a direct or indirect result of the
homelessness and dispersal inflicted on them due to
The Palestinians may not be the most oppressed people
under the sun. But they are absolutely the world's
most consistently and uninterruptedly tormented
people, thanks mainly to the harmful existence of
Even today, Palestinian refugees die of starvation in
Syria. These people wouldn't be dying such a painful
and agonizing death had they been allowed to stay in
their ancestral homeland.
But Zionism and humanness have always been an eternal
oxymoron. An ideology that condemns people to death
and endless suffering just because they don't happen
to belong to "the holy tribe" is an evil ideology par
excellence, even if constantly corroborated by ancient
Evil is evil and a god that condones evil and
oppression must be a false god.
I, a Palestinian Arab Muslim, would really and
honestly identify with Jews marking the holocaust
anniversary. However, because Israelis and Zionist
Jews in general are exploiting and manipulating the
tragic occasion to perpetuate and justify the immense
oppression meted out to my people, I feel I would be
dishonest to claim I feel any empathy with the people
who use the memory of one holocaust to perpetrate
Of course, at the human level I feel immensely sorry
for the victims of the holocaust as well as for Nazi
Germany's tens of millions of victims, Jews and
In the final analysis, Nazi Germany actually committed
two colossal crimes: First, the Holocaust (which is by
the way not the biggest act of genocidal killing in
history- Stalin may have murdered more people than
Hitler ever did). And, second, the creation of Israel.
One anti-Zionist rabbi once told me half-jokingly that
Hitler might be eventually forgiven for doing what he
did against European Jewry, but he would never ever be
forgiven for helping establish the state of Israel.
I don't know why God permitted the creation of Israel.
I don't know why the Almighty allows evil in the first
place. Well, God probably created Israel for the same
mysterious reasons for which He allowed Nazi Germany
to thrive and prosper, which could mean that Israel
will eventually meet the same fate that Germany
eventually met. Yes, Israel does apparently have a
longer life-span than did Nazi Germany. But will the
end-game be much different?
I know the subject of theodicy is not an easy one. We
should just realize that there are certain things that
can't be sufficiently explained in human terms. We
humans are just too imperfect and too incomplete to
understand things beyond our immediate perceptions.
None the less, there is no doubt that the continued
existence of Israel is a major sign of evil in this
world. But evil is ultimately self-destructive and
self-limiting. This is why I have no doubt that Israel
will eventually find its way to demise and
disappearance. I hope this end will not be too far
into the future.
In a world where everything can be denied, there are
forces undeniable. I am sure these forces will
ultimately move to apply the laws of history and
nature to Israel as these forces had been applied
numerous times to other oppressors.