The historical facts considered in this book reveal the bitter truth about radical Zionism and this ideology's effect on the policies of Israel's inner establishment. Some of Israel's founders employed sordid methods to achieve their Jewish state: they deliberately instigated anti-Semitism, both to pressure Jews to immigrate to Israel and to sway world opinion in favor of the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. After the birth of Israel, this policy has occasionally been resumed. Paul Findley, for twenty-two years a U.S. congressman, says as much in his book They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby. His book examines the immense power the Jewish lobby wields in America, noting that certain Jews sometimes use the Holocaust as an argument against anyone who challenge Israel or Israel's lobby, by labeling them "neo-Nazis" or "anti-Semites." Many a politician, journalist, academic, or clergyman has been silenced by these means. In short, Israel and its operatives in the Diaspora derive great political power from memories of the Holocaust's violence.
What we have described in this book points to a crucial truth: A number of Israeli leaders have resorted to terror against their own people, to make them leave their homes and native lands, to cooperate with anti-Semites against other Jews and even to kill their Jewish brethren when they deemed it necessary.
God definitively prohibited the Children of Israel from "shedding blood and expelling one another from their homes"—in other words, from inflicting chaos and corruption on Earth. Nonetheless, some Jews turned away from the true path to which their prophets had called them and returned to attitudes and behavior that God had forbidden. In the Qur'an it is revealed that:
And when We made a covenant with you not to shed your blood and not to expel one another from your homes, you agreed and were all witnesses. Then you are the people who are killing one another and expelling a group among you from their homes, ganging up against them in wrongdoing and enmity. Yet if they are brought to you as captives, you ransom them, when it was forbidden for you to expel them in the first place! Do you, then, believe in one part of the Book and reject the other? What repayment will there be for any of you who do that except disgrace in the world? And on the Day of Resurrection, they will be returned to the harshest of punishments. God is not unaware of what you do. (Qur'an, 2:84-85)
Our hope is that Jerusalem, the land of Palestine, and the entire Middle East can be the scene of lasting peace and friendship between Jews and Muslims. The most important step in establishing that peace will be for Israel to rid itself of radical Zionist ideology, an important obstacle to that peace and friendship, and to recognize the rights of all Palestinian Muslims.