Russia’s Forgotten Jewish Land, said, “ The first settlers arrived in the region in 1928, 20 years before Israel was created.” She explains the motive for Jewish resettlement as “to build a new city and set up a national homeland for Soviet Jewry with Yiddish as the official language.”
Presently, approximately 6,000 Jews continue to live in the JAR. 40,000 Jews are said to have migrated there from 1928 to 1989 when many began to leave for Israel after the breakup of the Soviet Union. On the website for the administrative offices of the Jewish Autonomous Region, we find the following:
The main ideologist and organizer of the formation of the Jewish Autonomous Region was P.G. Smidovich - the head of the Committee on land settlement of Jewish workers (KOMZET) created in 1924 at the Presidium of the Soviet of Nationalities of the USSR. He was occupied in search of places for compact settlement of Jews and adaptation of the Jewish people to agricultural work as well.
On March 28, the decision of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR passed the decree "on the attaching for KOMZET of free land near the Amur River in the Far East for settlement of the working Jews, including the area of Birsko-Bidzhanskiy district".
And in May, 1928 Tikhonkaya railway station has accepted the first Jewish settlers from various cities, villages and places of Ukraine, Belarus and the central areas of Russia. Simultaneously the necessary money resources and technical equipment for their arrangement were allocated by the state’s decision.
The prospect of revival of the Jewish state has found the response from abroad, first of all from Jews of the USA and Canada. IKOR, a special organization on rendering assistance to the Jewish land management in the USSR, has been created. It rendered settlers such free aid as various equipment, engineering, agricultural stock, building materials, and medicines. On August 20, 1930 the Central Executive Committee of RSFSR has accepted the decision "On Formation of Birobidzhan National Region in the Structure of the Far Eastern Territory".
On May 7, 1934 the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee has accepted the decision about transformation of the Biro-Bidzhanskiy national district to the Jewish Autonomous Region in structure of the Russian Federation. Administratively it entered into the Far Eastern territory. In 1938, because of division of the Far Eastern territory into the Primorye and Khabarovsk Territories, the JAR became a part of the Khabarovsk Territory. And in 1991 after acceptance of the Declaration by the Supreme Soviet of RSFSR about state legal status of the Jewish Autonomous Region, it became the full subject of the Russian Federation.”
It may seem at first glance that these facts are little more than historic trivia. Yet, when we think about it, we realize that it is much more than trivia. It is proof that Theodore Herzl and other Zionists were lying when they insisted as late as 1948 that Jews were in need of a homeland in Palestine where they could be safe from European anti-Semitism. These facts prove that a homeland for Jews had already been established as far back as 1928 in Russia. It was established and was already attracting Jews from throughout Europe and other parts of the world.
According to the JAR official website, the Jewish settlers were given land, farm equipment and money donated by the various Jewish organizations and some sympathetic countries. This being the case, we are left to ask ourselves why an additional Jewish homeland was required and why in Palestine? Why weren’t the Jews who were evacuated from Germany and other parts of Europe after the Holocaust in Germany, not taken to their Jewish homeland in Russia, a homeland that by then was well established and at peace, the new settlers living peacefully among the people who were native to the region?
The answer is obvious. The Jewish homeland in Russia was not Zionist, it was Jewish. It was established in cooperation with the leaders of the Jewish Chabad movement and included in its initial stages full accommodation for the religious needs of the new settlers, including conversion of already standing structures into synagogues. It was a drastically different experience and method of Jewish resettlement than what we have learned about the Zionist colonization of Palestine, most specifically the fact that the Zionists who were overseeing the occupation and settlement of Palestine wanted nothing to do with the Jewish religion and little to do with Jewish people.
What they apparently wanted was the land of Palestine, at least to start. To convince the Western powers that they should be granted the right to settle Palestine under the guise of establishing a Jewish homeland, Herzl came up with the idea to use the suffering of the Jews and anti-Semitism as what he called the steam that would be needed to get his project off the ground. In his treatise on the Jewish state, by that same name, he wrote:
“Everything depends on our propelling force. And what is that force? The misery of the Jews. Who would venture to deny its existence? We shall discuss it fully in the chapter on the causes of Anti-Semitism. Everybody is familiar with the phenomenon of steam-power, generated by boiling water, which lifts the kettle-lid. Such tea-kettle phenomena are the attempts of Zionist and kindred associations to check Anti-Semitism. I believe that this power, if rightly employed, is powerful enough to propel a large engine and to move passengers and goods: the engine having whatever form men may choose to give it.”
Herzl suggests here that the Zionists will have to exploit the suffering of the Jews in order to create a compelling cause for the establishment of a Jewish colony in Palestine. He says that the argument should be focused upon Jewish suffering and blamed on anti-Semitism. Add the suffering and the anti-Semitism together and what we get is the European guilt that undergirds not only the impunity that was granted to Israel, but also the license to kill Palestinians and anyone else deemed a serious threat to the Zionist project in Palestine. So, what exactly is the project? If Herzl’s purpose was not truly to provide a homeland and safe haven for Jews, Jew being a religious designation, what was he up to? Looking again to Herzl’s own words, it seems that he was looking for a base of operation from which a colony of militant extremist Zionist terrorists would be equipped with weapons by their Western sponsors.
In gratitude, these extremists would serve the British Crown and other Western powers as a military outpost. This outpost would serve as a launch pad for a series of wars and revolutions in the region that would culminate in the Zionist domination of the Muslim world. Herzl said in his treatise The Jewish State, that he would convince the Western powers that Zionists could accomplish in Palestine what the Crusaders had failed to accomplish in the crusades. What could that be? It was to conquer and to hold Jerusalem (al-Quds) and from Jerusalem (al-Quds) to dominate the entire Muslim world. It is quite possible that the grand Faustian deal struck between Herzl and the British Crown, resulting in the very unpopular Balfour Declaration was perhaps an agreement to allow Zionists to settle Palestine for that purpose. Zionists were not interested in religious Jews who Herzl actually despised. He had no use for them except to use their religion and their experience to accomplish his goals. If it was the goal of the British crown to use the Zionists to establish a military outpost in Palestine to aid with its continued attempts to conquer Jerusalem and to eradicate Islam, what were Herzl’s goals? He explained them quite simply when he wrote the following:
“The infiltration of immigrating Jews, attracted to a land by apparent security, and the ascent in the social scale of native Jews, combine powerfully to bring about a revolution. Nothing is plainer than this rational conclusion.”
Could it be that Herzl imagined that once Zionists had conquered Palestine, they would expand throughout the Muslim world through a series of revolutions? Is it possible that Herzl felt that anti-Semitism, would suffice to get Zionists into Palestine, but revolutions would be required for Zionism to spread and to dominate the Muslim world and to create Eretz Israel? Does this explain what we see today in Syria and the UK’s and France’s insistence that Israel be aided by NATO and the Western powers in its attempts at regime change and expansion into Syria? Does Herzl’s plan explain what happened in Libya and why Qaddafi was first driven from power and then seemingly killed?
There is little doubt that such ideas will be dismissed as mere conspiracy theory. Even so, we can say for certain, that no other theory suits so perfectly, the events in Palestine since 1948, including the 1967 war leading up to today’s headlines. Also, to date, there has been no other reason offered to the world explaining Western tolerance for Israel’s lawlessness and the genocide it is carrying out in Palestine and its efforts to destabilize the region and expand into other parts of the Muslim world.
Prior to the establishment of what we know today as Israel, there were several attempts made to establish a homeland for Jewish people in other places throughout the world. These places varied and none shared any real commonality in respect to geography, climate, history, etc. None were established in barren lands free of indigenous people and none ever made that claim except Israel.
Among the many proposed locations for the establishment of Jewish homelands we find Australia, Albania, the United States (Alaska and New York), and East Prussia. Plans for Jewish homelands included the Andinia Plan to settle Jews in Argentina, and the British Uganda Plan to settle the Jews in Uganda. There was also the Fugu Plan to settle Jews in Japan, the Madagascar Plan to settle Jews on the island of Madagascar, and the British Guiana plan to settle Jews in what is now Guyana. Among the many other places considered for Jewish settlement, there was Vietnam.
What appears to be the most successful attempt to establish the Jews in a homeland of their own is found approximately 5,000 miles east of Moscow close to the Chinese/Russian border in a town called Birobidzahn. Birobidzahn is the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region (JAR). This region was established by Joseph Stalin in 1928 as the first official Jewish homeland. Author Kate Goldberg, writing for the BBC Online, in an article titled,