Although the aggression launched by the Israeli occupation forces on the Gaza Strip, following Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7, 2023, was brutal, barbaric, and destructive, and led to the martyrdom and wounding of tens of thousands, most of whom were children, women, and the elderly, and even on sight of the world; This was accompanied by the Zionists' shameless propaganda that they were the “victim” and that what they did was merely self-defense!!
Zionist affairs expert Dr. Abdul Wahab Al-Mesiri – may God have mercy on him – provided an in-depth reading of the Zionist mentality, and drew attention to the idea of: “the monopoly of victimhood” or “the monopoly of extermination” in this mentality, by returning to the religious and cultural heritage that shaped it. As well as the state of influence and influence by Western colonial materialistic thought. In this article, we benefit from what Al-Messiri wrote, in particular, in his book: “Zionism, Nazism, and the End of History.”
The essence of the Zionist idea is based on the inability of Jewish groups to integrate in the countries in which they live, and the state of hostility and rejection that these groups face wherever they go. And that she was always a “victim” of the behavior of “gentiles” or non-Jews towards her. It is a doctrine based on the disasters that have befallen – historically – the Jews, and which may befall them in the future, and on the fear of extermination, and that the Zionist project is supposed to provide them in occupied Palestine (Israel) with a safe haven, where they govern themselves without being under the influence of Sunday.
The Zionists exploited the persecution to which the Jews were subjected – especially in Tsarist Russia (eastern Europe) in the late nineteenth century – to mobilize support for the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine. However, this idea gained great momentum following the Nazi persecution of Jews in World War II.
With the Zionists' inspiration from Jewish history and heritage, the idea of the “permanent victim” was established, and Jewish groups were mobilized on this basis, and that the Nazi “genocide” was practical evidence of the world's rejection of them and that “the Gentiles” were lurking around them, and that the Jewish victims were offered as sacrifices for the Holocaust. The extermination was presented as the most important milestone in Jewish history.
History began to be recorded for them on the basis of pre-genocide and post-genocide. The fear of extermination became one of the foundations of the Zionist strategy. Therefore, on the fourth of May of each year, Zionist Jews celebrate the “Anniversary of the Genocide”… so that this feeling is rooted in the Jewish-Israeli nature.
While we refuse to shed a single drop of blood from any innocent civilian, we would like to point out that despite the fact that about fifty million civilians were victims of World War II, including about 18 million Russians (Soviet) and 6 million Poles…, the global focus is It went only to Jewish victims. Since that period, a process of “monopoly of the victim” has taken place, such that people only think of them as victims of the “Holocaust.”
As for the word “Holocaust,” it is a Greek word that means burning the entire offering. It is translated into Hebrew as “Shoah,” and into Arabic as the word “holocaust,” (which is close to the Arabic word for barbecue). The “Holocaust” was a Jewish religious term that referred to the offering that was sacrificed to the Lord. It was not only roasted, but burned completely, and no part of it was left to the person who offered the offering or to the priests.
It is considered one of the most sacred rituals, and it is offered as atonement for the crime of pride (arrogance, arrogance, and arrogance), and it is the only sacrifice that Gentiles can offer. According to Al-Mesiri, the Zionists liken the “Jewish people” to a burnt offering, and that it was burned because it is the most sacred of peoples, and the Nazis, as Gentiles, could perform this ritual.
Thus, the Zionists present themselves as the persecuted victim who is always under threat; As long as it is in a hostile environment, it has the right to commit any atrocities against the “gentiles” to preserve itself.
On the other hand, what deepens the idea of the “monopoly of the victim” is that the Zionist mentality is characterized as an abolitionist mentality, that is, it is based on eliminating the other in exchange for self-affirmation. In this mentality, there is population abolition by presenting Palestine as a land without a people to a people without a land (the abolition of the Palestinian people), and all the violence, ethnic cleansing, and displacement associated with that.
The idea of the “absent Arab” is based on this. Even if he is present in Palestine, he is not present to the Zionists, and his displacement and expulsion from his land is nothing more than a normal procedural process, in which the Palestinian does not deserve the description of “victim.”
There is a historical cancellation. For her, the Palestinian people are just a passing event in history, or a historical mistake, and there is no consideration of its history rooted over thousands of years before the arrival of the children of Israel, during their existence, and after their disappearance.
On the other hand, a Jew who has been absent for nearly two thousand years is treated as if he was absent for a few days. There is a religious abolition linked to the comprehensive campaigns to Judaize the land and people in occupied Palestine, especially in Jerusalem. And devoting one religious right to Zionist Jews.
This mentality is a “preventive mentality,” in contrast to the “universal mentality” upon which Islamic civilization was built. It is a mentality that cannot coexist with or accommodate the other. It combines the complexes of fear and distrust, and thus limits its options to striving for hegemony and extending control, so the natural result is conflict and bloodshed. Blood.
On the third hand, what also reinforces the idea of the “monopoly of the victim” is that Zionism sought to establish the collective feeling among the Jews that they are a “distinct people,” whether for religious reasons related to (distorted) Biblical or Talmudic texts…, or for national reasons related to belonging to the Jews as a nation.
The idea of superiority or distinction from the Gentiles plays a pivotal role in building this mentality. This is done within the framework of the idea of “God’s chosen people,” the people with absolute rights granted by God. This is a deep culture that is very widespread in the Jewish community.
On this basis, you find dozens of fatwas from senior rabbis and religious figures that permit the killing of Gentile civilians, such as Avraham Avidan, Ovadia Yosef, Eyal Karim, Mordechai Eliyahu, Dov Lior, Shlomo Eliyahu, Yisrael Rosen and others.
Here, the Palestinians (or enemies in general) are stripped of their humanity. There are no common human values that unite them with the “gentiles,” and the Palestinian does not take the form of a “victim.” When he is killed, it is simply because he was in the wrong place. As for the Israeli, when he is killed, he cannot This is only due to premeditation and premeditation.
A number of rabbinic fatwas are based on applying the “Amalek” model mentioned in the Torah to the Palestinians, and according to the first book of Samuel: “Now go and smite Amalek, and completely destroy all his property, and do not spare them, but kill man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” .
Zionism and Nazism
The danger – as Al-Mesiri points out – lies in the convergence of Zionist ideology with Nazi ideology in separating the use of science and technology, the employment of interest and the decision-making process from the system of human values and morals. Nazism preferred the Aryan race, and it exterminated everyone who had no use or benefit for it. It killed the disabled, the infirm, and the gypsies, and it did not hesitate to exterminate the Jews. Zionism – like Nazism and like colonial regimes – neutralized human values, so getting rid of the indigenous population (Palestinians) became merely a procedural process that has nothing to do with morality, and the good Palestinian became the dead Palestinian.
This explains how “Israel” presents the idea of the “right to self-defense”, as rational logic and international law do not give the occupation the right to self-defense (just as it does not give the criminal the right to defend his crime by committing other crimes), but rather gives it to the people under occupation, and therefore the Palestinian people have the right Defending himself until he gets rid of the occupation. As for the colonial Israeli mentality and the “victim” mentality in Zionist thought, it speaks shamelessly about self-defense as a tool to perpetuate occupation, oppression, and injustice to another people.
A brutal, aggressive “victim”!
When the Israeli occupation forces launched their aggression against the Gaza Strip following the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation on October 7, 2023, it was accompanied by a torrent of statements by political leaders, military leaders, religious figures, and community leaders, legitimizing and justifying the killing of civilians, massacres, ethnic cleansing, and mass destruction, and included That is the Israeli president himself, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and a number of government members, and it also included the right, center, left, and religious movements.
The statements included Defense Minister Yoav Galant’s description of the Palestinians as “human animals,” and Netanyahu’s revival of the memory of the Jews’ experience with the Amalekites, implicitly suggesting the genocide referred to in their distorted Torah against the Amalekites.
Education Minister Rafi Peretz’s statement that there is no such thing as the Palestinian people; Finance Minister Smotrich’s words that there are no civilians in Gaza, Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter’s talk about repeating the “Nakba” for the Palestinians in Gaza, Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu’s statement about the possibility of dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza, finding ways more painful than death for the Palestinians, and Knesset member Nissim’s call. Fatori to burn Gaza… and others.
Because their “oneness of victimhood” requires that others do not take the form of the victim, and that no one regrets killing them; Israeli policy makers resorted to launching a propaganda campaign filled with lies and fabrications to distort the image of the resistance and to justify the brutality of their aggression against the Gaza Strip. They took advantage of their global political and media influence and their alliance with major Western powers, to spread allegations about killing innocents, beheading children, and raping women… which were later proven false.
There was almost unanimity in the Zionist settlement bloc in occupied Palestine regarding the fierce aggressive campaign against the Gaza Strip. According to a poll conducted by the Israeli Democracy Institute about two months after the aggression, 75% of the Israelis were still there when the attack resumed, without any amendment aimed at reducing civilian casualties; Also, according to another poll conducted by Tel Aviv University, only 10% believed that the force of fire used was excessive.
This is despite tens of thousands of martyrs and wounded, most of them children and women, and the massive destruction of homes and infrastructure. This confirms that the “monopoly of the victim” mentality and the view separated from the values of the Gentiles are rooted in the collective Israeli-Zionist conscience.
Unfortunately, the Western global media contributes to perpetuating the stereotypical image portrayed by the Israeli occupation. A study of major American newspapers in their coverage of the war on Gaza showed that the rate of mentioning an Israeli death is repeated 16 times for every Palestinian death. An analysis of the British BBC’s media coverage – conducted by specialist data analysts Dana Najjar and Jan Linava – also showed a devastating discrepancy in the use of humanitarian expressions, such as: mother or husband, which are used much less to describe Palestinians; While provocative expressions, such as: slaughter and massacre, are used only when talking about the Israelis.
The presence of the Palestinian people, their resistance, and the focus of the world’s attention on them confirm the falsehood of the claim of a “land without people.” It is clear that the real, realistic Zionist awareness of this makes them lose their self-confidence and their sense of the legitimacy and morality of their existence. Therefore, powerful Zionist currents resort to distorting their vision by trying to get rid of everyone who stands in its way, and to write off everyone who exposes its monopoly on the “sole victim” or stands in its way.
It benefits from its wide influence in the Western world, and its ability to destroy people's reputations by accusing them of “anti-Semitism.” However, the continuation of the resistance, its presentation of a renaissance civilizational liberation project, and its exposure of the ugly face of Zionism and its practices; It will sooner or later lead to the end of the Zionist project.