…by Jonas E. Alexis
Haaretz has recently published a stunning article entitled: “Coat Bomb and Explosive Prosthesis: British Intel Files Reveal How the Zionist Stern Gang Terrorized London.” This is quite interesting:
“Records declassified this week by Britain’s Security Service, MI5, reveal an urgent terrorist threat that Britain faced in the 20th century. No, it wasn’t the Irish Republican Army or Islamist terrorist groups that would plague Britain later in the century, but rather extremist Zionist groups fighting the British after World War II to establish the State of Israel.
“In July 1946, one of these groups, the Irgun, led by the future Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Menachem Begin, blew up the headquarters of the British administration in Palestine, Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, with heavy loss of civilian life and damage.
“The newly released MI5 files show that another group fighting the British, the Lehi or “Stern Gang,” dispatched cells to carry out bombings and assassinations in Britain itself. The Stern Gang is thought to be the world’s last terrorist group to describe itself publicly as “terrorist,” with some of its members using the term as a badge of honor.
“In April 1947, two Stern Gang terrorists, a man and a woman, attempted to blow up the Colonial Office in Whitehall in the center of London. They planted a bomb containing 24 sticks of explosives at Dover House, headquarters of the Colonial Office, but it failed to go off because it was not fused correctly.
“The head of London’s Special Branch, commander Leonard Burt, believed that if the bomb had gone off, it would have caused as much damage as the bombing of the King David Hotel in London nine months earlier.”
This just the tip of the iceberg.
“In June 1947, two months after the attempted bombing of the Colonial Office, a Stern Gang cell operating in Italy posted 21 letter bombs to senior British politicians and cabinet members including Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and Chancellor of the Exchequer Stafford, Cripps as well as Winston Churchill. Most of the letter bombs were intercepted, but some reached their intended recipients and failed to go off.”
The Israelis had a history of engaging in terrorist activities in London and elsewhere, and British politicians knew about this activity. Yet politicians were scared to death to blow the whistle because of fear of anti-Semitism. But scholars of all stripes know that terrorism in Israel is a historical fact. A little background here.
One can historically say that Jewish terrorism began during the Second Temple era with the Hashmonai family. During the Hellenistic period, they “conducted an ongoing campaign of guerilla warfare against Hellenistic rule in Israel,” though terrorism was a small fraction of their campaign.
Their first terrorist act was the assassination of a Hellenistic envoy named Apelles, who was sent to the town of Modi’in to remind the inhabitants of the policy of assimilation advanced by Antiochus IV.
Although this particular band of terrorists did not last long, many such terrorist cells came and went throughout the first century, recruiting for one purpose or another. Members of one band, Bar Giora, “were involved primarily in robbing and pillaging the property of the local aristocracy.”
Another group, particularly well known among scholars and historians of various stripes, is the Sicarians, who rose to prominence around 52 AD. Some scholars argue that they were active long before that period, but the consensus is that these bandits were terrorists, insurrectionists and revolutionaries.
They were “the first group to systematically engage in terrorism…The origin of the name of the sect is still a source of dispute. One school claims that they were named after the dagger (sicca), which they used to kill their opponents. Another school asserts that the origins of the name come from the Latin word sicarius, which means killer-assassins.”
The metaphysical worldview of this group can still be found in one form or another in present-day Israel.
The Sicarians were largely responsible for the war which started in A.D. 66, during which the Temple was burned to the ground and which ended in the tragedy of Masada, where 967 Jewish individuals committed mass suicide.
Some scholars have claimed that the Zealots and Sicarians were almost indistinguishable or that the Zealots were offshoots of the Sicarians. Others have argued that while they were similar, both being “mutually hostile,” they had their distinct feature.
The Roman’s destruction of the Temple left an indelible mark on many Jews.
During the nineteenth century, the ideological foundation of the Sicarians, though not in its first-century form, was resurrected during the Bolshevik Revolution, where Jewish revolutionaries attempted
“to undermine the tsar’s rule. One of the most famous insurgents was Dmitri Bogrov, who came from a Jewish family in Kiev. On September 14, 1911, Bogrov shot dead the tsar’s prime minister, Pyotr Stolypin, while he was attending a performance at the Kiev Opera House.
“The killing took place in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II, who was sitting close to the prime minister, and it was designed to incite political instability and ultimately inspire revolutionary fervor in Russia.”
Ten days later, Bogrov was executed.
Yet again Jewish terrorism continued “with the resurgence of the Jewish settlement project in modern-day Eretz Israel (Land of Israel).”
Both violence and terrorism were considered “a crucial component in the evolution of the Jewish nation,” and both violence and terrorism, as we shall see, eventually morphed into ethnic cleansing. “By the time the Arab Revolt began to flag in 1939, Etzel had become highly skilled in executing acts of terrorism.”
During the span of three years, the group carried out sixty operations that took the lives of more than 120 Palestinians and injured hundreds more.” Etzel also “targeted British police and army men known for their tough attitudes toward Jewish prisoners.”
From the formation of Israel all the way to our modern era, terrorism has played a central force in the political and ideological landscape of Israel, and Israel’s support of terrorist groups such as the MEK, assassinated Iranian scientists over the years, is a manifestation of that tradition.
The late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was a member of a terrorist organization called the Stern Gang that led to the assassination of British Resident Minister in the Middle East Lord Moyne in August 1944. Moyne was Winston Churchill’s representative in Cairo.
Since the British did not keep their promise of helping the Jewish people establish a Jewish state, British ambassadors such as Moyne had to go.
“The target of Lord Moyne was not chosen at random. The notion of assassinating a high-profile British figure in the Middle East had already been conceived by Avraham (Air) Stern, leader of the Lehi [a terrorist group], as far back as 1941 and three years before Moyne had even assumed his duties in this role.”
One of the organization’s jobs was to get involved “in clandestine activities,” including terrorist acts “against the British.” Three months earlier, they attempted to assassinate British High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMichael.
Shamir was implicated in those terrorist acts, as well as being linked to the death of Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte and the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946 that took the lives of 91 people. To save his skin, he fled to Ethiopia and French Somaliland until 1948.
When Shamir passed away in the summer of 2012, Shimon Peres declared that he was a “brave hero.” Benjamin Netanyahu asserted that Shamir
“belonged to the generation of giants who established the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people on their land…
“He fought with courage against the British mandate in the days of the underground and his incredible contribution to the State of Israel during his time in the Mossad will remain forever enshrined in the tales of bravery of our nation”
Both the New York Times and CNN avoided mentioning Shamir’s terrorist acts, despite the fact that they were well known. Instead, the New York Times declared that Shamir was part of a “Jewish militia”!
As Julian Ozanne of the Financial Times put it, Shamir’s penchant for terrorist organizations “often appeared to have defined his core character.” But this “core character,” which seems to jive with Netanyahu’s policy with respect to the Palestinians, will not see the light of day in the media any time soon.
Shamir was a flaming Zionist. He had little regard for international law and “a deep hatred for Arabs.” Israeli writer Uri Avnery called Shamir “the most successful terrorist of the 20th century.”
Shamir’s acts of terrorism were one thing, but Israel continued to commit acts of terrorism without any substantial reprimand from the West. In the summer of 1946, British soldiers arrested 2,700 members of an underground group, which led to its abandonment. Yet one month later:
“On July 26, members of an Etzel cell disguised as Arabs infiltrated the kitchen of the Café La Regence at the lavish King David Hotel in Jerusalem. The hotel had originally opened its doors in 1931 and seven years later was transformed into the nerve center of the British Mandate.
“Members of the cell placed milk containers full of explosives in the southern wing of the hotel and then quickly left the vicinity. Despite the fact that the Etzel gave warning of the explosives, the hotel management was not able to evacuate all its occupants.
“The ensuing explosion caused the collapse of the southern wing of the hotel; 91 Britons, Arabs, and Jews were buried under the ruins, and 476 more were injured.”
The terrorist pattern continued in 1947, when the United Nations General Assembly Resolution authorized the establishment of two states. The terrorist group the Lehi responded
“With a series of terrorist attacks, which included the bombing of the offices of the British shipping company in Haifa, sooting attacks on police in Jerusalem, and a brazen attack on the Astoria Café in Haifa.
In the latter incident, which targeted British soldiers and police who frequented the café, three Lehi members equipped with machine guns and grenades stormed into the restaurant, began spraying gunfire in all directions, and then made their getaway in a car waiting outside for them.”
Yet even though the band was dismantled, the spirit never died out. It rose from the ashes, and assassinations of dissenting Jews became ubiquitous—the most notable was the assassination of Israel Kastner in 1957.
Terrorist activities were reincarnated shortly after the establishment of Israel among the terrorist group Brit Haknaim, whose name meant “Covenant of the Zealots.” After Brit Haknaim, we had Gush the Emunim and the Kahanist movements, two religious and terrorist groups.
In short, modern terrorism in the Middle East is largely an invention of the Khazarian Cult. And when they run out of inventing evil things, they start positing crazy ideas such as the Russiagate debacle.
-  Calder Walton, “Coat Bomb and Explosive Prosthesis: British Intel Files Reveal How the Zionist Stern Gang Terrorized London,” Haaretz, December 2, 2017.
-  Ibid.
-  Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel (New York: Columbia University. Press, 2011), 1.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid., 5.
-  J. Julius Scott, Jr., Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1995), 214.
-  See Emil Schurer, A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ (New York: Scribner, 1891); Mark Andrew Brighton, The Sicarii in Jusephus’s Judean War: Rhetorical Analysis and Historical Observation (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009).
-  Pedahzur & Arie, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 6.
-  Rodney Stark, The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World’s Largest Religion (New York: HarperOne, 2011), 43.
-  See Emil Schurer, A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1891).
-  See Mark Andrew Brighton, The Sicarii in Jusephus’s Judean War (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009).
-  Stark, Triumph of Christianity, 63.
-  Ibid., 63-65.
-  Pedahzur & Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 8.
-  Scott, Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament, 214.
-  Pedahzur & Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 11.
-  Julian Ozanne, “Unflinching Supporter of Greater Israel,” Financial Times, June 30, 2012; Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), 18-20.
-  Pedahzur & Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 26.
-  Ian Black and Benny Morris, Israel’s Secret Wars: A History of Israel’s Intelligence Services (New York: Grove/Atlantic, 1991), 196.
-  Pedahzur & Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 21.
-  “Yitzhak Shamir,” Telegraph, June 30, 2012.
-  “Yitzhak Shamir, Former Israeli PM, Dies,” CNN, July 2, 2012; Gil Hoffman, “Former PM Shamir Passes Away at Age 96 in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, June 30, 2012.
-  Joel Brinkley, “Yitzhak Shamir, Former Israeli Prime Minister, Dies at 96,” NY Times, June 30, 2012.
-  Julian Ozanne, “Unflinching Supporter of Greater Israel,” Financial Times, June 30, 2012.
-  “PM: Shamir Saw, Understood Fundamental Truths,” Jerusalem Post, July 1, 2012.
-  Gil Hoffman, “Former PM Shamir Passes Away at Age 96 in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, June 30, 2012.
-  Ozanne, “Unflinching Supporter of Greater Israel,” Financial Times, June 30, 2012.
-  Uri Avnery, “Two Faces: Israel’s Prime Ministers,” Antiwar.com, July 14,
-  Pedahzur & Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel, 23.
-  Ibid., 24.
-  Ibid., 26.
-  Ibid., 29.
-  Ibid., 33.
-  Ibid., 37.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.