- Zionism, at least in its early days was premised on the
belief that once back in their 'homeland', Jews would mature into ethical
beings. For early Zionists it was the Diaspora conditions that corrupted
the Jews. Ber Borchov blamed it on the difference between 'the socio-economic
structure of the Jewish people' and other nations (Ber Borochov- The Economic
Development of the Jewish People 1917). Max Nordau repelled the "Jewish
lack of notion of honour, morality, patriotism and idealism." (Max
Nordau - Address at the 1st Zionist Congress 1897).
- It is transparently evident that Zionism failed to erect
a modern ethical collective. Considering the Zionist agenda to celebrate
a Jewish national aspiration at the expense of the indigenous people of
Palestine, it shouldn't take us by surprise that Zionism evolved into an
unethical morbid entity. As we read in a poll in Haaretz today. The Israelis
themselves are coming to terms with their non-ethical setting. More than
half of the Israelis are convinced that the leadership of their Jewish
State is corrupted.
- In a poll that took place in June 2009, 45% of respondents
judged Netanyahu's government to be "highly corrupt," 25% thought
it was "moderately corrupt" and the remaining third thought it
was only slightly corrupt or not tainted.
- However, Netanyahu still has a long way to go. Ehud Olmert
won by a landslide. He is the most corrupt prime minister in Israeli history
with 52% of the vote. Netanyahu placed second, with 17.8%, while Ariel
Sharon was judged the third-most corrupt. Olmert currently faces charges
that include fraud, breach of trust, forgery (of corporate documents) and
failure to report income. Olmert is the first prime minister in Israeli
history to face graft charges.
- The majority of the Israelis polled feel that things
are getting worse when it comes to ethics: 70% said they feel that Israel
is more corrupt now than ever before, while only 10% think that matters
- Unlike Borochov and Nordau who mistakenly identified
Jewish cultural morbidity with Jewish Diaspora conditions it is pretty
evident that the Jewish state has managed to establish a gruesome continuum
between swindler Madoff and Jerusalem. The Israel that was there to become
a celebration of a revived Jewish civilization, a light onto the nations,
is in fact the epitome of moral deficiency in all its facets. It is the
lowest form of political existence. Zionism has managed to erect the biggest
and ugliest Jewish ghetto in Jewish history. The only positive news is
that the Israelis seem to be aware of it all.