Zionist Indignation. By Miko Peled

Zionist righteous indignation would be a lot more convincing if it wasn’t covered with so much crap. In response to an upcoming lecture planned in London where Dr. Azzam Tamimi and I are to speak at University College of London, UCL, the Jewish Chronicle came out with an article titled: “Jewish UCL students ‘horrified by anti-israeli event.” They never seem to be horrified by the reality Israel imposes on Palestinians. They are not horrified by the racist laws, the slow death by lack of water and medical care imposed on people in Gaza, they are not horrified by the bombing and killing of innocents, nor are they horrified by thousands of political prisoners tortured by Israeli secret police. What horrifies them is, apparently Dr. Tamimi and I pointing these things out. Well, they ought to brace themselves because the truth can be horrifying.

I recently returned from Palestine where as always I left my Palestinians friends behind and personally I cannot help but feel a combination of anger, sadness a sense of disgust by a world that seems to care very little for Palestinian lives. Palestinian mothers and fathers may at any moment be arrested or shot, may at any day and any moment see their children arrested or shot, may at any moment have their home demolished; Palestinian kids are being pulled over, beaten and harassed by police and soldiers who are motivated by racism and hate and armed to the teeth with the finest weapons. Being in Palestine one is never more than an hour or two drive from the concentration camp which is the Gaza Strip where two million people are caged in and dying a slow death. This is horrifying to people of conscience but apparently not to the writers and editors of the the Jewish Chronicle.

What is even more horrifying is the often cold, measured and academic attitude people take toward Palestine. It is like seeing people trapped under the rubble of a demolished building, unable to get out while the rest of us debate their fate. We are free to walk away while they must take very shallow breaths, trying not to inhale the dust and the fumes and the smell of death all around; they have to negotiate with the large pieces of concrete and stone that threaten to squeeze them and their children, and with pieces of metal that threaten to impale them if they make a wrong move and we are free to leave them there without access to food or water, and what makes it worse is that we engage in academic debates and walk freely in the country that was once theirs.

under the rubble

The dignity with which Palestinians cary themselves and their burden should not give way to thinking it is a bearable burden. Palestinian resolve to exist and to live and to raise children who have faith in the future should be seen in the context of a horrible impending holocaust. Palestinians face a powerful enemy, the State of Israel, which is determined to destroy them to the point of extinction. It is not merely oppression, it is attempted genocide. Israel does this by using bombs, denying Palestinians water and medical care, destroying crops and demolishing homes; Israeli authorities use deportation and denial of the right to return home, denying Palestinians to marry other Palestinians because of where in Palestine they reside, limiting or denying the the right to travel, and the list goes on and on. It is a well planned and well thought out campaign of genocide that must not be taken lightly.

Palestine stands, and Palestinians survive but only by the grace of their resolve to exist, and not through any help. We on the outside must follow the Palestinian call to impose boycott, divestment and sanctions against the state of Israel. It is a campaign which merely demands the end of the military occupation of 1967, equal rights and the right of the Palestinians to return to their homes and lands. But we must go further – Israel must unconditionally end the siege on Gaza, release all Palestinian prisoners and give Palestinians unlimited access to water and medical care.

Israel and its supporters will pretend to be horrified and blame the entire world for being anti-Semitic. But we who are not under the rubble are duty bound to do all that is humanly possible to expose Israeli crimes and to pull Palestinians out of this impending death. We must speak up and expose the reality in which Palestinians live and whic Israel and its cronies try to hide. We must insist on the truth, interrupt any debate the legitimizes Israel, boycott, isolate and fight relentlessly until Palestine is free and its children are free.


  1. Miko, I am with you here in Israel. I feel such pain for the Palestinians. I am proud of you for this work you do. You are a credit to your people.

  2. Miko. Please be aware that UCL sacked a sitting Professor, Nick Kollerstrom, for simply writing a research paper on the Chemical analysis carried out by Chemist Germar Rudolf and Fred Leucher. His sacking was immediate and he was given no opportunity for a defence, this after 15 years service. You might like to ask them how they can justify such bigoted behaviour.

  3. Miko. OOps!. Forgot to mention that the Chemical analysis and subsequent research was on the HCN residue and Prussian blue staining of the walls at the Auschwitz alledged gas chambers.

  4. Not only do many Israelis ignore the suffering to which they are subjecting the Palestinians, they actually see themselves as victims. They have a sort of reverse polarity brain wiring which turns the victim/oppressor situation completely on its head!

    Zionists have built a complete industry with their contacts in the media, to manufacture and fabricate accusations of antisemitism against anyone who dares to question their goal of colonising the whole of Palestine. The most vile of the insults are reserved for Jews who do not subscribe to the Zionist narrative.

  5. I was horrified in 1948 to see a newsreel in which Palestinians had been crammed into a concentration camp.  The writings of Miko Peled remind me they are still there.

  6. Truth prevails in free discussion. Censorship and criminal penalties against anyone who questions the official Holocaust story strongly imply that it is a lie. Only lies require for their survival the suppression of free inquiry.

  7. I feel the Zionist have taken over many Governments obvious by the blind support Israel. Also with laws trying to be passed as to NEVER speak against Israel and the policies. Thank you for all the work you do to help. Having a heart and soul for all humans is that not what humanity if about.

  8. When the people who have opposing views ramp up their vitriol – you can be rest assured that they are feeling more vulnerable.
    Keep up the great work you do in exposing what the Palestinians have to endure on a daily basis.

    Viva Palestine

  9. Miko, Are you considered a pariah in your birth country? George…

    From: Miko Peled To: serafinogm@yahoo.com Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:43 AM Subject: [New post] Zionist Indignation. By Miko Peled #yiv4039171603 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4039171603 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4039171603 a.yiv4039171603primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4039171603 a.yiv4039171603primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4039171603 a.yiv4039171603primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4039171603 a.yiv4039171603primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4039171603 WordPress.com | Miko Peled posted: “Zionist righteous indignation would be a lot more convincing if it wasn’t covered with so much crap. In response to an upcoming lecture planned in London where Dr. Azzam Tamimi and I are to speak at University College of London, UCL, the Jewish Chronicle ” | |

  10. Perhaps Mr Peled with his vast knowledge of the Middle East and the Palestinians/Jews in particular can answer me the following question
    ‘In 2005 Gaza was ethnically cleansed of ALL Jews. The infrastructure roads, houses, etc were left intact. Gas, water and electricity was supplied by the Jews. All the crossings were open. A large area of Agricultural Nurseries near the Border were left intact*. The EU, UN,GB etc sent financial aid to help the ‘New Palestinian State’ become a viable entity. They had their own government and the Jews left the Gazans to it. Within a few weeks rockets began to be fired FROM Gaza into Southern Israel. Why did this happen when the Gazans had all the infrastructure, land, money to make it a wonderful country. Why??
    *Within weeks these Agricultural Nurseries were torn down so that the terrorists could get closer to the Border to fire their rockets into Israel.

  11. To Lee Francis.
    It does not take “vast knowledge of the Middle East and the Palestinians/Jews in particular” to answer your question. A basic knowledge of the events of 1948 is all that is required. Just one example is sufficient to illustrate the cognitive dissonance displayed in your post:
    Sderot was settled by Jews in 1951. According to Walid Khalidi in All That Remains, it along with the settlement of Or ha-Ner, founded in 1957, were established on the village lands of Najd, which means “elevated plain” in Arabic.

    Najd’s Palestinian villagers, approximately 620 in 1945, were expelled on 13 May 1948, before Israel was declared a state and before any Arab armies entered Palestine. According to UN Resolution 194 and also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 13, Section 2, the villagers of Najd have a right to return home to their personal property and to their native village.
    …Palestinian Arabs own 12,669 dunums in Najd although Israel refuses to honor their rights to their personal property, and refuses them their inalienable right to return home. In 1945 Jews owned 495 dunums of land in Najd and public lands consisted of 412 dunums.”

    Does it surprise you that these people who are now incarcerated behind barbed wire in Gaza are not in the least impressed by the Israeli government’s cynical withdrawal from Gaza in a move designated by Dov Weissglass as
    “.. actually formaldehyde. It supplies the amount of formaldehyde that’s necessary so that there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.” ?

    Here is a question for you.
    Do you think it unreasonable for people to fire rockets onto their own land to discourage the thieves who have stolen it from them when every attempt at justice has been stymied by an illegitimate colonial regime?

  12. Miko – You are an incredible human. I feel such profound respect for you and what you do. My heart bleeds for the Palestinian people. Your work is making a difference. The fact that there are conscientious Jewish people outside and inside Israel agreeing with you gives me some hope. These are rays of light in this dark, bleak space. We now have Trump, an era of setbacks and continued attempted annihilation of the Palestinian people and land. Please continue. I know it is painful. You keep us going. With Love and Respect.

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