THE ZIONIST DILEMMA
During the summer of l982 a group of zionist young people were
gathered in Lafayette Park to protest the Soviet Union's refusal to allow
its jewish citizens the right to emigrate to Israel. After speakers fanned
the emotions of their young audience with jingoistic rhetoric, they led
their youth on a march past the Soviet embassy, where there was much
mindless chanting of empty slogans.
As the schizophrenic Israeli state, with kibbutz and capitalism, pits
the Soviet Union against the United States through its middle-eastern
conflicts, the zionist elders in America teach their young the perversion
of hatred and elitism before the home of the nation's warlord.
Across the street, on the White House sidewalk, I had been sitting for
over a year. On June 3, l98l, I had begun a ten-day fast, without food or
water, in an effort to call attention to the illegal actions of the United
States government in preventing my own free emigration to Israel. The
United States government ignored my action. Between June l98l and the
summer of l982 I was arrested nine times as a direct result of exercising
the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the
United States: a total of ten arrests in connection with my efforts to
emigrate to the "Holy Land," after my arrival in Washington, DC on March
If there is sincerely such deep-felt concern for an individual's
freedom of religion, movement, and self- determination, and such determined
abhorrence of mindless bureaucratic organs of state which stifle personal
freedom and individual excellence, I can't help but wonder why I am living
on this sidewalk.
Before the USA condemns the USSR for preventing the emigration of
committed idealists, I would like to suggest that the USA remove the beam
from its own eye.
In l982 the spokesman for a group of tourists from a kibbutz in
northern Galilee stated to me, "God is Money." This zionist concept is
incorrect, although it accounts for a great deal of deceit, destruction,
In fact, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Jesus and
Islam, is love and peace, the progenitor of equality, truth, justice, and
The governments of this world are a many-headed beast which rises up
from the sea of humanity. Each of its venomous heads of state proceeds
from the same loathsome body. While the insane, egotistical heads snap
viciously at one another, and the filthy body thrashes the very sea which
gave it life, the money worshiping beast performs the will of Satan, and
ravishes God's Earth.
Regarding my statement of June 3, l98l, my demand is consistent: Let
my body go.