Theodor Herzl and Joseph Chamberlain: Conspiring to steal land of people of color for the European Jews


Theodor Herzl

What I have for you in this piece is the diary of Theodor Herzl, and his meetings with Joseph Chamberlain

Chamberlain, Joseph: (1836-1914) British industrialist and statesman, colonial secretary, 1895-1906 was not known to have a great admiration for the Jews. According to Wickham Steed, Chamerlain once confessed to Baron Sonnino, the Italian Minister of Finance:

"There is in fact only one race I despise - The Jews, sir. They are physical cowards."

Of course, 'The Jews' could not possibly be a race as the 'Muslims' are not a race nor the Christians'. Is the Yemeni Jew the same Race as the Russian Jew or the Ugandan Jew? Of course not! But Chamberlain was referring to those whom he was familiar with, the European Ashkenazi Jews. This portion of the Herzl's diary is beyond fascinating. All the tricks and maneuvers that Herzl was weaving in order to have a nation for the European Jews at the expense of another people. Today, millions of Iraqis and Palestinians have gone to their early graves, because what Herzl envisioned, that the European Jews would emulate the fate of the Native Americans upon the Palestinians did not materialize, the Palestinians turned out to be ferocious defenders of their homeland, they also have the sympathy of millions of people around the globe, their co-religionist, the Muslims who are more than a billion are in solidarity with the Palestinians and have come to hate the Jews for their bestiality upon the Palestinians. On the minus side for the Palestinians unfortunately, the over-bloated and worthless Arab leaders have forsaken the Palestinians.

But when you go through the diary, Chamberlain displays none of his prejudices for the Jewish people; in fact he was very much aiding and abetting Herzl to steal land of people of color for Europe's Jewry.

Note: Throughout Theodor Herzl diaries, it is Jewish money that is playing the major role towards the theft, as you will also note during his diary entries in regards to his meetings with Chamberlain.

Note: I have enclosed direct quotes in square brackets instead of the usual single or double quotes

Here is Herzl's Diary

Oct 23, 1902

Talked yesterday with the famous master-figure of England, Joe Chamberlain. One hour. I explained to him all of my intentions, and he listened carefully. Unfortunately, my voice quivered a little at first, which, as I spoke, more than a little annoyed me. After a few minutes, however, things improved and I talked with quiet vigor, so far as my helter-skelter English permitted.

Addressing myself to Joe Chamberlain's imperturbable mask, I presented the entire Jewish Question as I understood it, and desired to solve it. My negotiations with Turkey (for Palestine), etc.

[I am in negotiations with the Sultan,] I said, [But you know what Turkish negotiations are. If you want to buy a carpet, first you must drink half dozen cups of coffee and smoke a hundred cigarettes, then you discuss family stories, and from time to time you speak again a few words about the carpet. Now I have time to negotiate, but my people has not. They are starving in the Pale. I must bring them immediate help, etc. ]

At the touch about the carpet, the mask laughed.

Then I brought up the territory which I desired to obtain from England: Cyprus, El Arish and the Sinai Peninsula.

He begun by saying that he could speak only about Cyprus. The rest was not his concern but that of the Foreign Office. As to Cyprus, this was how matters stood: the island was inhabited by Greeks and Moslems, whom he could not evict for the sake of newcomers. Indeed, he was duty bound to stand by them. Now if the Greeks - encouraged perhaps by Greece and Russia - were to resist a Jewish immigration, the difficulties would be insuperable. Personally, he had nothing against the Jews. On the contrary, if by chance he were to have a drop of Jewish blood in his veins, he would be proud to have a drop of it. But voila, he didn't have the drop.

He was willing, however, to help if he could: he liked the Zionist idea. If I could show him a spot among the British possessions which was not yet inhabited by white settlers, then we could talk.

The trouble in Cyprus would be, as it already was in the East End, a trades-union question, arising from the influx of foreign workmen. I am repeating his words at random as they come back to me. He denied the existence of anti-Semitism in England. Perhaps as intensified Jewish immigration would lead to restrictive legislation - that was evidently a hint to me, the gypsy chieftain to warn off my hordes - but the race question had no part in the matter. It was solely a trades-union question.

Just as the Greeks in Cyprus would resist the Jews, so the Australians were now in fact opposed to the immigration of Hindus. They are afraid of being swamped. And, by virtue of his office, he cold do nothing against the will of the indigenous population, [in this country we do everything in the open, and if the Cyprus issue were raised, a storm would break loose] Chamberlain said.

I replied that not everything in politics is disclosed to the public - but only results, or what can be serviceable in a controversy. I then unfolded my plan, which contemplated the creation of a favorable current of opinion in Cyprus. We must be invited to come into the country. I would lay the ground for this through half a dozen emissaries. And when we had founded the Jewish Eastern Company, with five million pounds in capital, for settling Sinai and El Arish, the Cypriots would be anxious to divert some of that Jewish golden rain to their own island. The Moslems would leave, and the Greeks would gladly sell their lands at a good price and migrate to Athens or Crete.

He seemed to like the idea. But it was not for him to speak about El Arish and Sinai. The Government would first wish to hear the views of Lord Cromer, whom they held in great esteem. A pity, Lord Cromner is not here. He has already returned to Egypt of which he was Viceroy.

[I can send somebody there] I said.

[But you will have to speak to the Foreign Office.] he said.

[Help me to do so, Mr. Chamberlain! I am leaving the day after tomorrow].

He thought it over and asked me to come again today at quarter past twelve, when I would be able to meet Lord Lansdowne , Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Was it before after this that I sketched a map of El Arish for him on a piece of paper that lay on his desk? And also my Haifa hinterland idea: I hoped to induce the Turks to come to speedier terms with me if I l also turned up at the Wadi el Arish, I might then be able to get the Haifa district cheaper.

At this, the smooth-shaven mask-laughed once more and let his monocle fall.

He hadn't the faintest idea where El Arish was, and we went to a big table, where among other books he sought out an atlas, and in the atlas Egypt. He remarked, [in Egypt we would have the same trouble with the native inhabitants.]

[No] I said [we will not go to Egypt. We have been there]

He laughed again, still bent deep over the book. For the first time he got the full drift of what I wanted: an assemblage center for the Jewish people in the neighborhood of Palestine. In El Arish and Sinai there is empty land. England can give us that. In return, she would gain an increase of her power and the gratitude of ten million Jews, as I related them, I impressed him.

I came to the point: [would you agree to our founding of a Jewish colony on the Sinai Peninsula?]

Yes, he replied if Lord Cromer is in favor.

So that is the next thing to attend to,

He dismissed me and we arranged to meet again today.

His private secretary is a young lord with whom I lunched once at Sir Francis Monefior's. He greeted me, but at the moment I could not recall him.

In the corridor, strangely enough, I met the South African (Max) Langermann. I guessed that Chamberlain would ask him about me, and I gave him the 'good tip' to say that he was a Zionist. I met him afterwards, at the hotel, and he told me that, as I had foreseen, Chamberlain had indeed inquired about me. Langermann assured me that he had replied: [You and Dr. Herzl are chiefs.]

In any case, it must have meant something to Chamberlain that this South African promoter, too, should be one of my men.

Chamberlain did not make an impression of brilliance. Not a man of imagination. A matter-of-fact screw manufacturer, who wants to expand the business. A mind without literary or artistic resources, a businessman, but an absolutely clear, unclouded head.

The most extraordinary thing was his ignorance of British possessions which were undoubtedly under his supervision. It was like a big second-hand store whose proprietor didn't' know exactly where a particular article might be. I needed a gathering-place for the Jewish people. He'll look about and see if England happens to have such a place.

The main result, a tremendous one, which I achieved yesterday is that Joe Chamberlain did not reject the idea of founding a 'self-governing Jewish colony' in the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean.

I am talking to Rothschild today, with whom I have a midday appointment.

Oct 24, 1902

On shipboard between Folkstone and Boulogne. Bright day, the friendly coast of England fades from view.

This then was yesterday, which I believe was a great day in Jewish History. At 12.15. I entered Chamberlain's business-like drawing room. For that is what the Colonial Office resembles: the drawing room of some shipping magnate.

Chamberlain rose, very busy, he could spare me only a few minutes. But he said it in a most friendly manner. I believed that the 'tip' which I gave the South African yesterday, who by the merest chance had his appointment right after I left, did its share in making for his friendliness. He was 'impressed' by my extensive influence.

I remained standing, in order to save time. So naturally, did he.

He said to me: [I have arranged a meeting between you and Lord Lansdowne. He expects you at half past four in the afternoon. I have already smoothed the way for you,. Put the whole matter before him, but do not mention Cyprus. The Cyprus part is my affair. Tell him in particular that your proposed colony is not a 'jumping off place' aimed at the Sultan's dominions.]

As he said this, his whole face broke into smiles. Altogether, the mask was amazingly alive today and steeped in constant mirth.

I said: [of course there can no question of it, for I intend to go to Palestine only with the Sultan's consent.]

He looked at me with an amused air, as if to say, [That's what you'd have the Sultan believe.]

But aloud he said to me: [Remember to tell Lord Lansdowne that you are NOT planning a Jameson raid from El Arish into Palestine.]

We shook hands, and on parting I told him how happy I was to have made his acquaintance.

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