WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH | 20 AV 5775
Ronn Torossian is CEO of a top 20 US PR Agency, and author of “For Immediate Release.” His article in The Algemeiner reviewed a new novel on this question and the Editor of The Algemeiner tweeted for readers to state their opinions.
Here’s my comment, currently awaiting moderation:
“Had Israel existed in the 1930’s, the extent of the danger facing European Jewry would have been accurately assessed. After all, Hitler’s ideas were exhaustively communicated in Mein Kampf and in much of his rhetoric prior to him becoming Chancellor. Whilst still contained to Germany, an Israeli State would have used its intelligence capabilities to investigate the National Socialist party and infiltrate it. Information would have flowed out of Germany in a torrent & the Israeli Government would have formulated strategies to either save Europe’s Jews by joint diplomatic efforts involving other nations that were able to ignore the representations of Jewish organisations but could not have ignored an Israeli Prime Minister and Cabinet. Had Israel existed then, its strategic importance would have made it a natural ally of the U.S. and Britain, as they would have established forward operating bases in Israel that would have assisted greatly in the Nth Africa & Middle East campaigns. One could go on and on, because the apparatus of the State delivers power and credibility. Jews would have been far more likely to leave a Europe about to explode and settle in Israel, a nation that would have rapidly built its Armed Forces to dissuade the Nazis from attacking. If Israel had existed, Hitler would likely have stuck with his original plan, to expel Europe’s Jews to create his Jew Free Europe. It was the refusal of any other nation to take Europe’s Jewish refugees in any realistic numbers that delivered success to those like Himmler, Eichman & Haj Amin Al Husseini, who virtually badgered Hitler on a daily basis that expulsion could not “solve” the Jewish problem and that extermination was the only action that would succeed in them achieving their diabolical goals. Finally, if Israel had existed, numerous Jewish scientists would have flocked there and Germany would have likely been unable to develop the frighteningly dangerous weapons that allowed it to rain rockets on London, where 45,000 people were killed in the Blitz. Faced with a vicious World War, Israeli scientists would have worked night and day to develop weapons to stop the Nazis march southward………possibly including beating the U.S. in developing a nuclear weapon. A lot to think about indeed!!!”