Bahaism and the illegitimate formation of the state of Israel
The formation of usurper Israel, at the time of Shoghi Effendi's life, began with interesting events. In June 1922, Churchill published a letter stating that the
Translator: Davood Salehan
The formation of usurper Israel, at the time of Shoghi Effendi's life, began with interesting events. In June 1922, Churchill published a letter stating that the British government was seeking to establish a national Jewish community in Palestine. Following this announcement, the Muslims were rigorously protesting and a new wave of protest was launched, notably the Zionists' behavior with Muslims, which caused their emotions to be harassed and even the issue received to the United Nations. On April 2, 1947 this issue was discussed at a meeting in The UN General Assembly and a special committee was set up for Palestinian issue. When reviewing the committee's report, the nature of the various groups and governments, their positions and their faces, including the Baha'is, was determined. On July 14, 1947, Shoghi Effendi wrote in a letter to the head of the Special Commission in United Nations:
... The position of the Baha'is in this country is somewhat unique because while Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the Christian world, this administrative center of the Roman church is not with any of the other religions of Jesus Christ, and even though Jerusalem is considered a point that is one of the most sacred Islamic authorities by Muslims, the grateful reputation of the Muhammadi religion and the center that they go to Hajj is Saudi Arabia, not in Palestine. Only Jews are the ones whose interest in Palestine is comparable to that of the Baha'is, because in Jerusalem there are remnants of their holy temple, and in ancient history, that city was the center of their religious and political institutions...
The reflection in the contents of the letter clearly reflects the interest of the Baha'is in the empowering of the Zionist regime. Shoghi Efendi states: "Many of our followers were descendants of Jews and Muslims and this is one of his greatest tricks to attract more attention of Jews, while at least ten centuries, the ancestors of Babi and Baha'is, were all Muslims, and all Bahá'ís - with the exception of a few of them-were at that time a Muslim family.
After May 14, 1948, the United Kingdom ceased mandate in Palestine, and at the same day, the National Jewish Council in Tel Aviv was formed and the formation of an Israeli usurper government was announced.
A few hours later, Truman (the president of the United States in those days) also recognized the usurper government.
Shaqi Effendi (the fourth Baha'i leader), during a meeting with the Israeli government, expressed the Baha'i friendship with Israel and expressed their will and desire for Israel's prosperity. In the Novaroz 108, Badiyah expresses the Bahá'í view of the establishment of the state of Israel explicitly:
The formation of the state of Israel, according to Baha'is, and according to Shoghi Effendi, was a divine promise that Hossein Ali and Abbas Effendi had spoken about it! This long-standing relationship is well understood by the usurious Israeli president, when he was one of Zionist leaders and followed making Palestine Jewish and met Abbas Abdu'l-Baha, who is pleased with such a meeting; while we know, those days intense conflicts arose between Zionism and England on the one hand, and Arab Muslim people, on the other hand. Only Baha'is were the ones who had close ties with the United Kingdom on the one hand and with Jewish agents in Palestine on the other hand. Hence, Shoqi Efendi's statement in the letter to the President of the Palestinian Affairs Commission was politically and conservative with a degree of neutrality for English headquarters in Palestine. He knew it well that if Arab Muslims come to power and withdraw the rule of Palestine from Britain, they would undoubtedly destroy the Bahá'í network, which had all kinds of cooperation with them, and their existence will not be tolerated at all due to the manuscripts of Islam and the claims of the Prophet and a new book and a God who will not be tolerated by the Babite and Baha'i leaders and they would not interact with them; in particular, the affirmation of the allegiance on the foreigner has been stamped on forefront of all their leaders, since it is certain that only Muslim Arabs refused to compromise and even having a common political life with immigrant Jews. On the other hand, favorable conditions were provided for the Baha'is success and they enjoyed title "Sir" and patronage of the British. We cannot ignore tablets and letters given by Abbas Effendi, in the greatness of the British Empire and commemorating the situation of Palestinian colonization and the establishment of British forces.
The Baha' is paid attention to all the issues that followed the Islamic appearances in the Palestinian territories; they participated in Jama'at and Friday prayers and did not allow their friends to have any propaganda in the land of Palestine. The interests of Baha'ism could only be maintained if either England continued to colonize it in Palestine or Zionism would act as a protector of the interests of England and the colonial heritage would come to power. Otherwise, the so-called global center of Baha'is would sooner or later be eliminated by the Arab Muslims and it would be removed as a center of espionage and explicit hostility to the national interests of Muslims; hence the Baha'is did not speak unlike the Zionist interests in Palestine and Israel, and they were willing to cooperate in all ways in the process of consolidating their relations with Zionism.
Palestine, Baha'i Center
The Baha'is also accepted the Palestinian Territory as the main center of the Baha'i community. The Israeli government was also the first government to recognize Baha'ism as an official religion, and for the first time the name of mašriqu-l-'aḏkār, which means Israel, was mentioned by Shoghi. He tells his friends in a word: My friends! You travel to these lands (Israel) like me, and in this sacred land (Israel), you use clean spirits. Of course, this could justify as a kind of revenge and oppression that the Bahá'í leader seek to accept the land of Israel as the main center of the Bahá'í by use of the longstanding Muslim-Jewish disagreement and he set the Jewish state as the haven for the sect. The long-standing Jewish animosity also intensified this. They supported every anti-Islamic force; especially that Israel was surrounded by Islamic countries. One of the reasons that Israel recognized Bahá'í sect is the same reason; it made them the official religions of the country, and on the other hand, with recognition of Baha'i it attracted their capital into Israel.
It is interesting to note that Leroy Ives, secretary general of the Baha'i International Council, in a letter to the Iranian Baha'i Faith (April 13, 1332), with a detailed description of the meeting and the President of Israel (April 15, 1333), writes:
On this historic day, the president and his wife accepted to visit the entire Bahá'í International Delegation at the Magido Hotel in a special hall. After a moment, the president and his men entered the house with the car. The Holy Father, Amrullah and the Holy Shrine hosted the president and his lady by kindness. During the friendly and informal talks, Hazrat Wali Allah, explained the destination and imprint of Baha'ism and expressed the favorable opinion and desire of the Baha'is towards Israel, and cited the Baha'is wish for the progress and prosperity of Israel. The president also mutually reminded that when I traveled around the country with my wife, I saw Sir Abdu'l-Bahá.
While saying goodbye, President of Israel thanked Amrullah's kindness and hospitality, and besides thanking for the Baha'is' acts and attempts in Israel, they stated their inner wish for the success of the Baha'i community in Israel and throughout the world.
The significance of this meeting is evident from the Baha'i beliefs that they have paid much attention and easily linked the Baha'i community with Israel. This makes us understand well that the Baha'is were Zionist advocates and liked them rule the Palestine before the formation of the state of Israel.
Documents of Communication of Baha'i and Israeli Chiefs
One of the documents is that the Baha'i International Board of Haifa, in a letter to the Iranian Baha'i cleric society (July 1, 1952), fully informed about Shoghi Effendi's relationship with the Israeli government: the relations between the government (Israel) and Wali Amrullah and the Baha'i International Board are friendly and It is a great pleasure to have been successful in identifying the cause in the sacred land ... In late June 1952, Dr. Lotfollah Hakim - the secretary of the Shoghi Effendi- in the International Council of Baha'is wrote to the secretary of the Baha'i National Assembly in Iran:
Alongside the shrine of the holy mosque there is a devastated one that no one would be happy to turn them into heaven and remove this ugly view from front of the mosque... in summary, the state of Israel issues explicit order on the righteousness of the Baha'is, and it condemns the perekin violators. And therefore, immediately, the devastated is destroyed by the blessed temple ... No one can believe how in a few days, the destroyed building has quickly turned into a beautiful garden.
Another document is the publication of an article titled "Baha'ism" in the 22nd edition of the Zionist-Israeli French magazine called" Recovered Earth "(Israel) (September 2, 1952) by one of the Jewish writers. In this paper, the adaptation of Jewish goals with Baha'i beliefs has been announced in the establishment of a powerful state called Israel. Bahá'ís sought to become recognized and consolidated. Israel also did this for the Baha'is to be a loyal supporter and reduce the pressure of Muslims. On the other hand, the Baha'is were willing to invest for this purpose.
Subsequently, Shoghi Effendi sought to gain support from the Jews of America for the development of Baha'is, hence he called the Bahra'ism's interests protectors in the United States to do this in any way. Also, the Israeli Prime Minister of Israel struggled so hard to obtain the full consent of Ben Gurion. This provided the background for further steps to further Israel's engagement.
This article is mentioned in the secret telegraph of Shoqi Effendi for Baha'is of America (April 19, 1952) about the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister:
... For the establishment and deployment of the World Center of the Amrullah, broad measures have been taken to speed up. The Amrullah delegations are determined from each part of the world, and five of them are now engaged in duties in the Promised Land. When the Israeli government's head of state traveled to the United States, the American National Assembly met and interviewed him and added eighteen plots of land with a total area of twenty-two thousand square meters to the extent of the Baha'i International Endowment in the Jabul Carmel ... The Carmel Orientation Program, which is the initiative of the head of the Baha'i International Board, has been completed. The exclusion of the sacred credit from the State Prophet and other benefits provided by the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel has now included House of Abdu'l-Baha and the eastern and western hikers.
Ben Gurion replied: "Since the foundation of the state of Israel, the Baha'is have always had good relations with Israel."