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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening
This is a personal, eyewitness account of the ruthlessness of the forced migrations of people, by those who were willing to say the ends can justify the means. The narrative is not slick or polished, and can be difficult to read - it is as if you are reading a collection of notes from the life of a man - but it is riveting, because this man has seen and is telling true...
Published on September 13, 2005 by steve white

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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter nonsense
Nutty conspiracy-theory nonsense by a totally discredited sell-out.
Published 3 months ago by Cliff Pinto


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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening, September 13, 2005
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steve white (spring valley, ny USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Ben-Gurion's Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews (Paperback)
This is a personal, eyewitness account of the ruthlessness of the forced migrations of people, by those who were willing to say the ends can justify the means. The narrative is not slick or polished, and can be difficult to read - it is as if you are reading a collection of notes from the life of a man - but it is riveting, because this man has seen and is telling true stories that you will read nowhere else.
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55 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Did David Ben Gurion Ignore Polish Warnings on Doomed Jews?, September 27, 2006
This review is from: Ben-Gurion's Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews (Paperback)
Naeim Giladi presents a variety of information on the conduct of David Ben Gurion, and this review focuses on Ben Gurion's reaction to Nazi Germany. Just before WWII, the Zionists and Nazis were in an unsavory relationship. Ben Gurion is accused of: "Favoring the transfer agreement between the Zionist Organization and the government of Nazi Germany and selling German goods despite the decision by world Jews to boycott these goods." (p. 15).

Giladi's book sheds light on the early news of the systematic murder of Jews by the Germans. He tabulates these reports (pp. 37-39), which begin with October 1941. The first listed report that places the Jewish death toll in the millions comes from a Polish source: "On 19 November 1941 there was a detailed account by the head of the British diplomatic mission in Switzerland, by Alexander Vadus, the Polish diplomatic representative in Bern. The report said that up to that point a million and a half Jews were murdered." (p. 37).

As a matter of fact, Giladi has high praise of Polish sources for their warnings about the extermination of Jews conducted by Germans in German-occupied Poland: "Most of the information was received from Jewish agencies, but the most up-to-date information came from the Polish government in exile, located in London." (p. 33).

In contrast, David Engel has criticized the Polish government-in-exile for allegedly being slow and low-keyed in publicizing the extermination of Polish Jews, and then doing so only within the context of other wartime events (all because of ulterior motives). It is therefore interesting to note that, regardless of the merits or otherwise of Engel's contentions, comparable accusations can be made against Jewish leaders. Giladi charges David Ben Gurion with: "Concealing and covering up information about German atrocities against European Jews." (p. 15). Giladi elaborates on Ben Gurion's belated reaction to these events: "But not a single word about the slaughter of European Jews or about plans to save European refugees...Why then was no action taken, no debate on the Holocaust and no rescue operations took place in that conference called BILTMORE?" (pp. 44-45).

Soon after the establishment of the State of Israel, Israeli forces engaged in atrocities against local Arabs. The best known of these is the Deir Yassin massacre, which Giladi describes as follows: "On April 9th, the Irgun and Stern Gang forces, with the support and blessing of Hagana carried out a horrendous massacre in the Arab village of Deir Yassin (a small village near Jerusalem, most of whose residents earned a living collecting mountain stones for Jewish contractors and were on good terms with the Jews of Jerusalem. There was a non-aggression agreement between the leader of the village and the Hagana headquarters). The victims were brutalized. The pictures of the massacre of the disemboweled victims were printed in the Egyptian and Iraqi press, and this sufficed for the above sought-after purposes. The atmosphere became highly charged and hostility towards the Jews mounted daily." (p. 123).

Giladi alleges that many post-WWII bombings of concentrations of Diaspora Jews, in the Middle East, were made by Israeli agents; all for the purpose of making the world seem an unsafe place for Jews anywhere but Israel. He quotes an Iraqi Jewish source as follows: "Because the registration to emigrate died down, they want to scare the Jews so they hurry up and register, who could that be? Only members of the Movement, they prod us to leave Iraq no less than anti-Semites and agents of the government. They are in an embarrassing position after the scandal about the registration to emigrate. I am unable to believe that a Jew would toss a bomb at another Jew. But they have a job to do and they must complete it and they may be feeling that failure looms ahead." (p. 243).

Unfortunately, Giladi does not develop his thesis fully. A similar drive existed to scare the Holocaust-surviving Jews into leaving Soviet-occupied Europe for Palestine. This drive was conducted by the Communists, who at that time were supporting the creation of the State of Israel. One of the Communist tactics was to stage a series of violent acts against eastern European Jews, the best-known of which came to be known as the (so-called) Kielce pogrom.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conscience and the lie, July 15, 2008
This review is from: Ben-Gurion's Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews (Paperback)
Naeim Giladi -the man, an author of truth, and an investigator of his beliefs when the world of conception overturned in the wake of personal knowledge, data retrieval, and consequences - revamps history's portrait of the Jewish state of Israel. In this amazingly calm examination of truth vs. emotionally embedded loyalties within the faith's view of herself, this courageous journalist opens the wounds of Israel to look beneath our accepted ideas in his book, Ben-Gurion's Scandals, banned in Israel and derailed in the U.S. David Ben-Gurion's description as a larger-than-life leader has been that of "the architect of a new nation state that altered the destiny of the Jewish people and the Middle East." What happens to a person and a culture when conscience will not permit the living in a lie once that lie is exposed? Freedom comes from the knowledge that Zionists carried out an agenda behind the scenes where Jews were forcefully transplanted to Israel while the Palestinian occupants were ruthlessly removed. The Zionists waged war against their own people to acquire more land and in so doing perpetuated horrors of cruelty and a resulting second class of workers consisting of Jews from the Islamic countries. America must be made aware of this racial discrimination along with the information that the Arab nations were not the keystone players to perpetuating war. It is time that we educate ourselves and rebuild an accurate history by setting the record straight ([...] -Americans for Middle East Understanding).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book to read about crimes committed by Israel against ..., August 4, 2014
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Very good book to read about crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian People, and Ben Gurion's lies and Crimes and Scandals .
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cruel Politics of Zion, January 29, 2011
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Giladi's material is a terrible account of a reality that should never have happened. Having been brought up on basic Bible stories of the righteous Jewish race and then reading Leon Uris' "Exodus" and Michener's "The Source" I thought I had the history of the Jews sewn up. But Shacour's "Blood Brothers" and now "Ben Gurion's Scandals" paint such a different picture. Not only were the Palestinians of Gaza massacred. This has sent me Googling and findng a lot more. I'm just sorry Naeim Giladi is no longer around to thank personally. Thank goodness not all Israelis are Zionists. There are still True Torah Jews holding the line of truth. And there are still Jews for whom Iraq is home. Israel is no longer the holy Promised Land.
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21 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfu.l, February 3, 2005
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This book is truly engaging,find out how middleeastern jews were conned into emigrating to israel,find out about the israel system of rascism,the european jews were treated better than the miseast group,tells the real deal on zionism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ben Gurion Scandels, August 5, 2013
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The book presents some of the negative fierce actions that Ben Gurion undertook when Israel was established to neutralize the ultra conservative factions which were fighting to neutralize the damage that the British have been inflicting on Jewish immigrants exodus, fleeing from persecution
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ben Gurions scandals, March 10, 2014
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Very, very enlightening to readers who aren't familiar with that segment of history. I am not sure of the veracity of some of the undocumented occurrences but it is well written as it opened a door to a part of history that has few written words.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book is a look at something that is politically incorrect, November 25, 2013
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This book covers a lot of history. Something similar happened in 1936 to Jews inside Germany that was blamed on the Germans.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter nonsense, October 11, 2014
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Nutty conspiracy-theory nonsense by a totally discredited sell-out.
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