The Unjust Media: The Four Myths!
It is not accidental that when anyone attempts to examine the nature of Zionism, its origins, history and dynamics, they meet with people who terrorize or threaten them. Quite recently, after mentioning a meeting on the plight of the Palestinian people during an interview on KPFK, a Los Angeles radio station, the organizers of the public meeting were deluged with bomb threats from anonymous callers. Nor is it easy in the United States or Western Europe to disseminate information about the nature of Zionism as a political movement. Even the announcement on university campuses of authorized forums or meetings on the subject invariably engenders a campaign designed to close off discussion: Posters are torn down as fast as they are put up. Meetings are packed by flying squads of Zionist youth, who seek to break them up. Literature tables are vandalized and leaflets and articles appear, accusing the speaker of anti-Semitism or, in the case of those of Jewish origin, of self-hatred. Vindictiveness and slander are so universally meted out to anti-Zionists because the disparity between the official fiction about Zionism and the Israeli state, on the one hand, and the barbarous practice of this colonial ideology and coercive apparatus, on the other, is so vast. People are in shock when they have an opportunity to hear or read about the century of persecution suffered by the Palestinians, and thus, the apologists for Zionism are relentless in seeking to prevent dispassionate examination of the virulent and chauvinistic record of the Zionist movement, and of the state which embodies its values. The irony of this is that when we study what the Zionists have written and said, particularly when addressing themselves, no doubt remains about what they have done, or their place in the political spectrum, dating from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present day!\\\\k