Wednesday, March 23, 2011

عريضة: "الصهيونية تعني العنصرية"

To: The World

Zionism is based on the concept of ethnic superiority, of occupation, terrorism, plundering of resources and land, and racism against other religions.

While we wholeheartedly respect Judaism as a monotheistic religion, we know that, for decades, the United Nations, in its famous resolution, had established a parallel between Zionism and racism; Resolution 3379, which, in 1975, determined that "Zionism (sic) is a form of racism and racial discrimination." Acknowledging that the General Assembly later rejected the resolution, we know that that was due to political reasons; the decision was not based on a conceptual position.

Of all the ignored resolutions passed by the UN against Israel, Resolution 3379 is the one that rankles Israel the most, perhaps proving the saying about the hurtfulness of the truth.

Indeed, Resolution 3379 referred back to the 1973 resolution condemning "the unholy alliance between South African racism and zionism, " and to the 1963 resolution which determined that "any doctrine of racial differentiation or superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous."

The Zionist Movement is a pure colonial movement that had used, and is still using, Judaism to serve its unlawful purposes. Zionism is not a representation of Judaism or a fulfillment of a Judicial prophecy. Decades of Zionist propaganda have misrepresented Zionism as a progressive, modern force bringing civilization to an arid, uninhabited wasteland; such an image is an illusion. Zionism is an apartheid philosophy. Its founder, Theodore Herzl, was dismayed by the mass anti-Semitism in France aroused by the Dreyfuss affair. He became convinced that the separation of the Jews from the Gentiles by ingathering all Jews in a separate Jewish nation was the only solution to the age old "Jewish problem."

It was obvious from the beginning of Zionism that dispossession of the Palestinian majority, either politically or physically, would be an inevitable requirement for achieving a Jewish state. It was not only land that was needed to reach Zionism's goal, but land without another people in the majority. Since Palestinian Arabs were by far the majority throughout the period up to Israel's establishment as a Jewish state in 1948, the Zionist state could emerge only by denying the majority its rights or by becoming the majority, either through immigration, or in reducing the number of Palestinians by ethnic cleansing; what is happening now.

The UN General Assembly's December, 1991, made the decision to invalidate Resolution 3379 equating Zionism with racism.

Today, we ask to resurrect the "Zionism is Racism" charge at the United Nations.


The Undersigned


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