Thursday, 28 February 2013

Muslim Dutch youths approve of Holocaust on Dutch TV

Source: On a program of the Dutch NTR TV station, a number of Dutch Turkish youths said that they approved of the Holocaust. One of them said, "What Hitler did to the Jews is fine with me". [They should be told what Hitler said about Muslims...]

The Center for the Information and Documentation Israel has called on the Minister of Education to investigate anti-Semitic prejudice among high school students.

An earlier study among Amsterdam high school students showed the existence of much stereotypical prejudice against Jews.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Shimon Peres summoned to Belgian kangaroo court and to free Marwan Barghouti

"We would like to formally invite you to take part in this historic event. We would also like to seize this opportunity of this letter to ask you, in your position as Nobel Prize winner, President of the State of Israel and someone that has always advocated a just and durable peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, to free Marwan Barghouti. This would enable him to be in Brussels with us on these two days. Such a gesture from you would certainly be as important as the one F.W de Klerk did with Nelson Mandela in 1991 [this is particularly rich: the kangaroo count has found Israel guilty of the crime of apartheid... and Pierre Galand, who wrote the letter, says that Israel is a "rogue State" - The Russell Tribunal on Palestine dishonours victims of apartheid]. It would also mark a new beginning for Israeli-Palestinian relationships that I am sure will be a revolution in itself." (Pierre Galand)

From Pierre GALANDGeneral Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (Feb. 20, 2013)

Shimon Peres
President State of Israel

Dear Mr President,

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is a people’s initiative whose proceedings were launched in 2009 in response to a call from Ken Coates, Chairman of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Nurit Peled, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2001, and Leila Shahid [she is the great grand niece of Hitler's friend Hadj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, and Yassir Arafat's cousin], Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union (EU). The RToP follows on the footsteps of the people’s tribunals established by the philosopher Bertrand Russell on Vietnam (1966-1967) and the Lelio Basso International Foundation for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples of Latin America (1974-1976).

[Interestingly, Bertrand Russell had a poor opinion of Islam: "Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of the rise of Islam; and the result is something radically new, which can only be understood by a patient and passionate effort of imagination. [...] Marx has taught that Communism is fatally predestined to come about; this fits in with the Oriental traits in the Russian character, and produces a state of mind not unlike that of the early successors of Mahomet. Opposition is crushed without mercy, and without shrinking from the methods of the Tsarist police, many of whom are still employed at their old work. Since all evils are due to private property, the evils of the Bolshevik régime while it has to fight private property will automatically cease as soon as it has succeeded."]
Noting the failure of third parties to push Israel to respect fundamental international legal norms and to comply with their international obligations, the RToP seeks to contribute to a just resolution of the conflict by mobilizing public opinion, enhancing the role of civil society and providing it with the legal tools it requires to take action.
On March 17, the RToP will convene for its closing session in Brussels. At this event, the members of the Jury will review the findings of the previous four international sessions of the RToP, which highlighted the complicity of third parties (the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, and multinational corporations) in breaches of international law by Israel in Occupied Palestine.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Beppe Grillo called Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini an "old whore"

"Beppe Grillo has been the success story of the Italian election, with his Five Star Movement becoming the country's single biggest party.

Welcome to the new face of Italian politics – the Five Star Movement, led by mercurial comedian-turned-political activist Beppe Grillo. His movement's stunning success in Italy's election, becoming the country's single biggest party, is about to propel more than 150 "Grillini" as his supporters are known, into the two houses of parliament. The movement has won 108 seats in the lower Chamber of Deputies and 54 in the Senate."

Grillo says nasty things about Jews and Israel.  In 2001, he called the 1986 Medicine Nobel Prize Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was 91 at the time, an "old whore" and said that her prize had been "bought" by a pharmaceutical company.

Europe is looking better and better...

Monday, 25 February 2013

Long tradition of disrupting Israeli speakers in German universities

"Beat Zionists dead, make the Near East red"

Die Bombe im Jüdischen Gemeindehaus, by Wolfgang Kraushaar, Hamburger Edition HIS Verlagsges, 300 pp., 2005. Reviewed by Manfred Gerstenfeld (October 1, 2006). Extract:

Left-Wing Anti-Semites at Universities

Contemporary commentators often think that the twenty-first-century efforts to prevent or disturb the appearances of Israeli speakers at universities are innovative.

Kraushaar devotes an entire chapter to the experiences of Asher Ben Nathan [photo], the first Israeli ambassador to Germany, at the country’s universities. He was shouted down in June 1969 at Frankfurt University by members of the leftist student group SDS, Palestinians, and leftist Israelis from the Matzpen group. Two days later, Ben Nathan was unable to finish his lecture at Hamburg University because of the many interruptions. When the ambassador wanted to speak in September that year in Berlin, he was told that the climate at both the Free and the Technical universities was such that he should not do so. He then spoke at a meeting organized by the young Christian Democrats. Before the meeting, a leftist publication attacked Ben Nathan in a way that Kraushaar interprets as an invitation to carry out an attempt on the Israeli ambassador’s life. Ben Nathan’s lecture at Munich University in December of that year was also severely disrupted. One poster in the auditorium carried the words: "Only when bombs explode in 50 supermarkets in Israel will there be peace".

There are also other examples besides those Kraushaar mentions of left-wing Germans pioneering extremist actions against Israelis. A case in point is that of Internationale Solidarität, an ad hoc group established to prevent the vice-chancellor of the Hebrew University from addressing a meeting at Kiel University. A leaflet distributed by Internationale Solidarität concluded with the slogan, "Schlagt die Zionisten tot, macht den Nahen Osten rot" (Beat Zionists dead, make the Near East red).[1]

After Ben Nathan ended his ambassadorship, he wrote a book on the letters he had received while in Germany. The German boulevard paper Bild-Zeitung thereupon asked for letters of solidarity with Israel and Ben Nathan. The latter on that occasion also received many anti-Semitic letters, both from the Left and the Right.

An important formative influence on the ideology of many left-wing students was that of the philosophers of the Frankfurt school. One of its prominent members, Theodor W. Adorno, a Jew, wrote a letter in 1969 to his former colleague, Herbert Marcuse, in whose works many of the student leaders of the Paris disturbances sought inspiration. Adorno said he was extremely depressed and afraid that the German student movement would become fascist. He added: "You only have to look into the maniacally frozen eyes of those who probably, basing themselves on us, turn their anger against us".  Kraushaar concludes that apparently Adorno at the time did not want to make this letter public.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

What if the terrorists were Jews?, Douglas Murray

The Nazis and their acolytes exterminated 6 million European Jews, including 1.5 million children.  After the war surviving Jews did not carry out reprisal actions, no vengeance, no 'suicide bombings'.  Surviving Jews either left Europe or stayed and carried on with their lives.  Europeans know that and, sadly, knowing this many of them demonise Jews and Israelis in all impunity and with great pleasure.

Douglas Murray @ The Spectator
Yesterday another radical Muslim cell in the UK was found guilty of terrorism offences. Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali had hoped to carry out a wave of suicide bombings in Britain which would have exceeded 7/7 and rivalled 9/11 in terms of impact and casualties. They were radical Islamists, inspired by radical Islamist preachers and had travelled to Pakistan to receive training in bomb-making with the aim of blowing up British people. [...]
Let us imagine that the cell convicted of attempting to carry out mass murder on the streets of Britain were radical Jews rather than radical Muslims, inspired by Jewish preachers and trained by Jewish terrorist groups in the belief – mistaken or otherwise – that they were acting in the name of their Jewish religion.
Let us furthermore imagine that the recent cell of Jewish terrorists had not only been great admirers of Jewish terrorists who had carried out the largest terrorist attack in history on the United States, and Jewish terrorists who had blown up the London transport system a few years back, but had radical ideological Jewish allies who had done the same thing in Spain, America, India and many other countries around the world over recent years. Imagine, furthermore, that other extremist Jews had assassinated and attempted to assassinate film-makers, artists, writers, politicians and others across Europe over recent years for being critical of Judaism or doing things that they thought offensive to the Jewish faith. Imagine if someone who – because of all of this – had become a critic of some tenets of Judaism had just earlier this month narrowly survived an assassination attempt on him in his home.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Berlin Film Festival Peace Prize winner questions Israel's right of existence

Israeli Berlin correspondent Eldad Beck told EJP that he was disgusted with the “overtly anti-Israeli” undertone which Fleifel portrayed in his film because he knew that it would be seen as harmless by the average viewer. What disturbed him most, however, was the lack of sensitivity and judgment which the patrons of the film prize showed. [...] The film's title was inspired by the novel of Palestinian activist Ghassan Kanafani. Kanafani, a former spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was implicated in the 1972 Lod Airport massacre carried out by members of the Japanese Red Army. 26 people were killed in the attack.  (Amazingly the Festival is supported by the International Auschwitz Committee...)

Oliver Bradley @ BERLIN (EJP)--- Criticism against Danish-Palestinian film director Mahdi Fleifel is growing after he publicly questioned Israel's legitimacy, only days after receiving the Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The jury of the Peace Film Award (PFA) honored Fleifel's autobiographical documentary, 'A World Not Ours', for its “social-political and humanistic” background.

Jury-members were impressed with Fleifel's depictions of “hopelessness and isolation... free from the unusual patterns classifying the conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians”. The jury recognized Fleifel's film as a “plea for a new peace process in the Middle East... at a time where more and more people around the world have to live in refugee camps”. But the jury members apparently did not listened to the public Q&A sessions which followed the public screenings. The simplified yet extenuated appraisals which Fleifel projects in his film - implicating Israel with sole responsibility for the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem or lack of any kind of sympathy during his visit Yad Vashem memorial – is tempered through the documentary's tragic yet “heartwarming” humor that could easily win over the hearts of a non-critical moviegoer.

But the ensuing Q&A revealed Fleifel's true intentions of “creating a cliché-ridden narrative”, as one moviegoer put it, “with an overt anti-Israeli sentiment which would have disqualified the film from any sort of peace prize – had the judges remained put for several minutes after the film's screening”. At the public Q&A Fleifel did not recognize Jewish legitimacy to their biblical homeland. He also made a plea for the right of Palestinian refugees to be able to return within the 1967 borders of Israel.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

58% rise in anti-Semitic attacks in France in 2012

France saw an increase of 58 percent in anti-Semitic incidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to a report by the French Jewish community. The report released Tuesday by the SPCJ, the security unit of France’s Jewish communities, showed that 614 anti-Semitic acts were documented in the republic last year compared to 389 in 2011.

"2012 has been a year of unprecedented violence against Jews in France", according to the report, which referenced the shooting murders of a rabbi and three Jewish children on March 19 by an Islamist radical at a Jewish school in Toulouse. Incidents in which the victims were accosted physically or verbally on the street witnessed an increase of 82 percent, to 315 last year from 177 cases in 2011, SPCJ said.

A fourth of the 96 physical anti-Semitic assaults involved a weapon. The SPCJ report reflects a near doubling in physical anti-Semitic assaults, of which 57 were documented in 2011. SPCJ notes two peaks in anti-Semitic attacks in 2012: following the Toulouse shooting, when 90 acts were recorded within 10 days, and after the October 6 bombing of a kosher supermarket in Sarcelles in which two people were lightly wounded, when 28 acts were recorded in the next eight days.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Anti Israel voculabury enrichment: sociocide, spaciocide, genocide of links, genocide of consciences

Elder of Ziyon: Newest pseudo-academic anti-Israel buzzword: "Spacio-cide"

If you need an example of how anti-Israel academics use the veneer of scholarship to target Israel, here's a good one by Sari Hanafi at the American University of Beirut: 

"This article argues that the Israeli colonial project is ‘spacio-cidal’ (as opposed to genocidal) in that it targets land for the purpose of rendering inevitable the ‘voluntary’ transfer of the Palestinian population primarily by targeting the space upon which the Palestinian people live. The spacio-cide is a deliberate ideology with unified rational, albeit dynamic process because it is in constant interaction with the emerging context and the actions of the Palestinian resistance. By describing and questioning different aspects of the military-judicial-civil apparatuses, this article examines how the realization of the spacio-cidal project becomes possible through a regime that deploys three principles, namely: the principle of colonization, the principle of separation, and the state of exception that mediates between these two seemingly contradictory principles."

In summary, Israel is evil, and therefore we must find a way to define everything it does as inherently evil and then explain it afterwards. The author has to admit that Israel isn't engaging in genocide - even academics can only stretch the truth so much - so he has to come up with a new, similarly-evil sounding construct. [...]

In Brussels, the Russell kangaroo tribunal for Palestine will examine the Israel crime of "sociocide".  A Belgian psychiatrist Francis Martens devised a few years ago two new expressions to qualify Israel's supposed crimes: "the genocide of consciences" and the "genocide of links" (sociocide?).  

Monday, 18 February 2013

Romanian writer Paul Goma accused of anti-Semitism nominated for Nobel

Critics claim Romanian writer Paul Goma has practiced Holocaust denial. Paul Goma’s claims to fame is only by denying the Holocaust, falsifying historical facts and anti-Semitic attacks,” Iosif Belous, vice president of the East European Association of Former Prisoners of Ghettos and Concentration Camps, is quoted as saying on, a news site from Moldova.

Belous was reacting to the Union of Moldovan Authors’ nomination of Goma – a Romanian nationalist – to the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to Adevarul, a Bucharest-based daily. Marco Maximillian Katz, director of the Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism in Romania, has written that Goma expressed “ferocious and hateful anti-Semitism” that suggests “Jews are guilty of the Holocaust.” According to Katz’s analysis of writings by Goma, the Romanian author suggested in the publication Vatra Review in 2002 that the 1940 massacre in Dorohoi in which 53 people were murdered was a retaliation by Romanian troops against Jews and “an answer to aggression, an eye for an eye.” (JTA/Times of Israel)

"Goma’s writings have been branded antisemitic, not least because they identify Jews as the “real” oppressors; culpable for bringing communist rule to Romania. Indeed, the author of a report on the extent of antisemitism in the country published in 2002 commented: “I do not think that there exists, in the production of the cultural post-communist elite, any writings that could be compared with the tireless hate of this former dissident”. Despite such pronouncements Goma has been awarded several civic accolades including honorary citizenship of the town of Timisoara in the west of the country." (REWRITING HISTORY: Holocaust revisionism today, by David Williams)

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Whether they meant to or not, Europe has put up a big 'not welcome' sign for Jews.

Esther, a young religious Israeli, explains why she is putting an end to Islam in Europe, a very successful blog and among the best (12 Aug. 2012):

I've been putting off writing this post, but I can't put this off forever: I'm closing down my blog. This blog has always been a hobby, and as happens in life, I've moved on to other things. I've also discovered that it's not really healthy for me to read thousands of news articles a day and to be aware of every tragedy and scandal across the continent. [...]

I've started this blog in November 2005. I've gotten interested in the subject of the Muslim community in Europe and had been reading other blogs dealing with the issue. At the same time I started learning Dutch with a Flemish friend. A whole new world of news and opinions opened up to me. But what really got me blogging was the realization that the Jewish community was being affected by this very debate, and that nobody else was blogging about that angle. This was brought home to me by the following story: A Dutch author published a thriller centering around a terrorism plot. To add a surprise twist, though Muslims were implicated, the terrorist turned out to be Jewish. That made me realize that Jews were no longer spectators in the game, they were being dragged in. 

Suddenly issues like kosher food, circumcision, head coverings, and religious practice were being questioned. The recent German court decision to ban circumcision, followed by similar decisions in Switzerland and Austria, comes as a final note to this blog. I agree with the commentator who wrote that "they've just made Judaism illegal".  [...]

1. As mentioned above, the Islam debate has serious implications for the Jewish community, which in my opinion will be worse than Muslim antisemitism. I've blogged about this in the past. But to emphasize the point: I'm a religious Jew. I cover my hair, I eat kosher food, I don't work on the Sabbath. I do a thousand and one things that I've seen Islam-critics rage against when done by Muslims. Although logically I understand the demand for assimilation, I also know it would means the end of European Judaism. Whether they meant to or not, Europe has put up a big 'not welcome' sign for Jews. 

2. Anybody who wants to understand current events, should learn history. The mantra 'Muslims are the new Jews' is usually repeated by people whose knowledge of history starts with the Holocaust. I've also seen Muslims being advised to learn from the Jews how to integrate and be politically active. My advice to European Muslims: pick up a book about Jewish-European history in the 18th-19th century. Jews were finally being recognized as equal citizens, but with the new rights came expectations and obligations. The debate on whether to assimilate, integrate or remain aloof raged within the Jewish community, and has not actually been decided to this day. It revolutionized Judaism, for good and bad. Every topic being discussed today was dealt with then, there's nothing new under the sun. Do people really think there's a quick fix for a problem which has been plaguing an ancient European minority for the past 200 years? 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Finland: supermarket chain investigated for vicious anti-Semitism

Tundra Tabloids:  The free paper issued to over 360 000 homes by the J. Kärkkäinen supermarket chain, Magneetti Media, has been consistently publishing conspiracy stories for some time now, many of them anti-Semitic. There’s no question about it, J. Kärkkäinen has a "Jew problem" as the following picture from their most recent publication that includes the entire reading of the fraudulent Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, shows. Continue reading.  (The Protocols article is taken from the viciously antisemitic blog Radio Islam run by Ahmed Rami, a Moroccan-Swedish writer and Holocaust-denier.)
Magneetti Media Kärkkiäinen supermartket paper protocols of the learned elders of zion 15.2.2013
They have also lifted from Radio Islam this article about Henry Ford's The International Jew:
There are also links to:
  1. When Jews Rule The World
  2. David Duke: Juutalainen Ylivalta
  3. Kuka omistaa median 2012
  4. Kannanotto Israel-vastaiseen kirjoitukseen lehdessä 42/2012
This is also found on Magneetti: What Christians Don’t Know About Israel, by Grace Halsell @ Washington Report, which claims to be telling the truth (you know about what) for 30 years.

And more of the same:

Friday, 15 February 2013

French Protestant NGO refuses to attend Shoah commemoration

Sadly European Jews fail to see what is going on.  Strange that a French Jewish umbrella organisation invited CIMADE, an NGO involved in anti-Israel militancy to attent a Holocaust commemoration ... and they were only too happy to decline and to publicise their views...  More HERE about CIMADE.

EJC: A French Protestant organization which was strongly involved in the rescue of Jews during the Nazi occupation of France and whose then Secretary-General was honoured by Yad Vashem as Righteous of the Nations refused to attend a commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Marseille Jews.

The Marseille regional branch of CIMADE, which campaigns for the rights of migrants and asylum seekers, wrote to the Marseille branch of the French Jewish organization and EJC affiliate, CRIF, that it would not attend the event on January 20 because of its opposition to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. In the letter, the group said that the work of memory also involved “the importance of not repeating horrors which were committed and because it was “equally engaged against the policies of the State of Israel, which, in our view, are colonial, discriminatory and warlike towards the Palestinians, and in violation of international law,” it was unable to attend the commemoration event.

Support from the organization also came from the collective “Cercle des Volontaires” who interviewed the head of the CIMADE branch, Jean-Pierre Cavalié on Tuesday. The interviewer suggested to Cavalié that “the so-called work of memory” also serves to create a sort of very traumatic stress syndrome in the Jews, which allows them to tolerate acts of violence committed against the Palestinians.

Their letter in French has been put on line by French anti-Zionist Jews!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Belgium: making fun of Jews and the Holocaust

Yet again in Belgium fun is made of the Jews and the Holocaust.

2009: Crooked noses and yellow stars at the Aalst carnival (Belgium)"The climax of the indignities to which Jews still living in Germany were forced to submit was the yellow star, the wearing of which became compulsory on 19 September 1941. Nowhere was the Jew to feel safe: she or he was to be marked out, part of the crowd but already exiled from it. For several days Klemperer was unable to sum up the courage to leave the Jews’ House and go out into the street with the yellow star displayed on his chest." (Martin Chalmers, introduction to I Shall Bear Witness: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-41, Weinfeld & Nicolson, 1998)

2013: More fun: ADL Appalled at Holocaust Mockery During Belgium’s Aalst Carnaval; Praises UNESCO for Quick Condemnation: "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is outraged and appalled that a group of participants in the UNESCO-affiliated Aalst Carnaval dressed as Nazi SS officers and paraded through the streets of Aalst, Belgium on a rail car reminiscent of those used to deport Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust. Photos in the Belgian media showed the men dressed in full Nazi regalia with a Hasidic Jewish boy character on a railcar, decorated with posters depicting pails labeled, “Zyklon,” the chemical used in the Nazi gas chambers."  2013 marks the 80th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power.

Holocaust Mockery at Aalst Carnaval, Belgium
Belgium Media RTL TVI

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Belgian politician calls political analyst "Zionist scum"

Popular and well-respected Belgian French-speaking politician Jamal Ikazban has tweeted that political analysist Claude Moniquet is a "Zionist scum". Mr Ikazban misrepresented Mr Moniquet's words by quoting Claude Moniquet as having said on a radio programme that Egypt is an open air garbage bin.

During the 2010 local elections Jamal Ikazban wore a Palestinian flag pin on his lapel...

Monday, 11 February 2013

Typical of EU: Patience Runs Out: EU To Crack Down on Israeli Settlement Products

Unsurprisingly Europeans are obsessed with Israel - negatively of course - it is not the 26 million unemployed, the poverty and other problems besetting Europe -  it's Israel.

Der Spiegel has the story: Israeli settlers living in the Palestinian terroritories often deceptively give their products a "Made in Israel" label. The European Union wants to move soon to end the practice and appears to be set on a collision course with the country.  Continue reading.

Friday, 8 February 2013

How to tackle anti-Semitism in Europe: stop funding anti-Semites

Douglas Murray @ Gatestone Institute:

I was asked to Brussels to address the matter of what the European Union might do to tackle anti-Semitism. The answer is easy: "Stop funding anti-Semites." 

And so it was that I found myself once again in a meeting in the twilight world of Brussels -- an ugly city filled with ugly buildings, ugly overpriced food and overpaid officials. The objective of any visit must always be a hit-an-run: to get in and get out as swiftly as possible. The only reason to go is to try and inject some sense into a city so starved of it. When, therefore, asked to address the matter of what the European Union might do to tackle anti-Semitism, the answer is easy: "Stop funding anti-Semites." What is hard is that this is Brussels [see below], where words are meaningless and nothing makes any sense. Here is just one example: The Palestinian Ma'an News Agency is one of the most supremely anti-Semitic organs in the Middle East. Which I hope readers realize is putting it in the premier league of anti-Semitic slander.  Continue reading
About Brussels (in French):

Belgique: l'obsession anti-israélienne (1)

Belgique: l'obssession anti-israélienne (2)

And... the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, made in Brussels...
The final session of the RToP will take place in Brussels on 16-17 March 2013. On Saturday evening (March 16) a cultural evening will be organised (doors open 6.30pm/close midnight) where musical acts (including a performance from French band ZEBDA) will be mixed with political speeches by various jury members (tickets 10 euros at the door). Session itself will take place on Sunday from 9.30am until 1pm. Jury will comment on the final findings of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. (Free. To register, email rtopinvitationgmailcom giving us your name, function, organisation/group/charity you belong too-if applicable-, and country you will be coming from. You will receive a confirmation email shortly thereafter). 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Jewish Child and 20-Year-Old Attacked in France

Sadly, but the only thing European Jews can do is to express "profound indignation"...  again and again and the situation gets worse!

Algemeiner: Two young Jews were attacked in France this week, one in Marseille and one in the same Toulouse school where a gunman killed a rabbi and three Jewish children in March of 2012.

- On Monday a young man wearing a Star of David pendant was assaulted outside Marseille’s main railway station, Gare Saint- Charles, by a group of men who approached him on a scooter, shouted anti-Semitic slurs at him, hit him, stole his MP3 player and 100 euros, tore the pendant off his neck and drove away.

-  Meanwhile, on Wednesday at the entrance to the Ohr Torah school in Toulouse, which was renamed from Otzar Hatorah after the shooting last year, a student left the school wearing a kippa and was approached by a woman brandishing a knife. School guards immediately arrested the woman, and she was later sent to psychiatric detention. She did not reveal a motive for trying to attack the student.

-  Since the March gunman attack at the Toulouse school, anti-Semitic incidents in France have increased by 45 percent, reported SPCJ, the security service of the French Jewish community. Eugene Caselli, the president of the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole, expressed his "profound indignation and rage at this unacceptable act of racist violence," according to the Jerusalem Post.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Germany:, the anti-Israel on-line dictionary (updated)

Updated February 8, 2013:
Wall:  "Indeed, the victory of the Palestinian people rises higher than the Israeli wall."
To annihilate:  "Israel has been pursuing a scorched-earth policy to annihilate the Palestinian people." (Thanks to Adam Levick)

Elyes Kahn @ JSS wrote an article about an on-line dictionary created by three young Germans.  The dictionnary - offers translations and usage examples.  And many of the usage examples are anti-Israel.  
Founding members: Andreas Schroeter, Thomas Schroeter, Patrick Uecker
Here are two examples of how to use and understand the word "greedy":
- Israel continued its greedy seizure of Arab territories.
- In truth, Sharon wanted to seize Palestinian land and annex it to Israel in order to satisfy his greedy desires.

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Isn't this a beautiful image?  How could one imagine to explain the word "greedy" without referring to Jews and Israel?  Isn't it beautifully and audaciously put: "In truth, Sharon wanted to seize Palestinian land and annex it to Israel in order to satisfy his greedy desires."   
And to emphasise  their greediness, the following example is:  "And you will undoubtedly find them the greediest of all people for life, (more greedy) than even those who associate partners with God."  Surprisingly translated into French:   "Et Allah connaît bien les injustes."  
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"The construction of the separation wall violated every right of the Palestinians."

"This has walled in Palestinian cities, towns and villages and transformed them into massive prisons and ghettos."

"How much longer would the United Nations continue to tolerate the new string of Warsaw ghettoes that the Occupied Palestinian Territory had become?"

"Generation upon generation of Palestinian children have never had a home other than the ghettos and camps that they have occupied throughout the world."

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Must Jewish celebrities behave like Dhimmis?

Point of no return (December 10, 2012)

If you'll pardon the Yiddish expression, Jews the world over kvell with pride when they learn that the makers of the film 'Untouchable' are two French Jews of North African origin, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The film has confounded all expectations and enchanted audiences all over the world. It's one of the box-office smash hits of 2012. 'Untouchable' is the story of a black carer 'from the other side of the tracks' who injects a bit of excitement into a rich paraplegic's limited existence - limited, that is, from the neck down.

But the actor who plays the quadriplegic, François Cluzet, has been outspoken on behalf of a Palestinian terrorist with a French mother, Salah Hamouri. Hamouri, a member of the Marxist PFLP, was jailed for seven years for plotting to assassinate the Sephardi chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Having become something of a 'cause celebre', he was subsequently released in the exchange with the Israeli prisoner Gilad Shalit in 2011, but remains unrepentant.

 Cluzet has never been challenged for falsely alleging, on France's FR 2 (the TV channel which first broke the 'Al Dura' hoax), that Hamouri was jailed by Israel merely for speaking out against Israeli 'colonialism'. In spite of the main watchdog against antisemitism (BNVCA) berating them for 'disinformation and incitement to hatred', the French media have never made any effort to correct Cluzet's lies.

Where do Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano stand? The two friends are ostensibly proud of their heritage. Their first film was based on their experiences running the Jewish summer camp of Yaniv. They appeared on French-Jewish radio to promote their film 'Untouchable'. But instead of condemning Cluzet's political views, they gave evasive and mealy-mouthed answers. They claimed that Cluzet had been misunderstood and misrepresented. Cluzet is not the first, nor will he be the last, actor to hold anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian views. Hollywood is full of 'useful idiots' like him. Hardly a week goes by without some celebrity climbing on a boycott bandwagon or signing petitions. If Cluzet is nominated for an Oscar in February 2013, shouldn't the media and the selection committee be made aware of his political militancy? Equally, the issue here is whether two proud Sephardi Jews should use their position in the public eye to correct defamation and distortion. Do they have a duty not to let Cluzet get away with it ? Or must Jews who have achieved fame and fortune always behave like dhimmis?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Preaching Israel-Hatred at Norway’s Terror Island

“In 2010 at the Utoya camp, the AUF established ‘the State of Palestine.’ They fenced off an area and set up a separation wall. They gave some youngsters the task of being Border Guards. The General Secretary of the Labor party, Raymond Johansen visited Utoya. He wanted to visit ‘Palestine.’ The guards asked him to show his ‘identity card.’ Within ‘Palestine’ there was a banner which read, ‘Show contempt for the acts of Israel and Free Gaza.’

Norway, Israel and the Jews: Op-Ed: Preaching Israel-Hatred at Norway’s Terror Island Interview with Ivar Fjeld, Norwegian journalist who wrote a book on the Utoya Island massacre:”The Red youth movement invited youngsters from the Palestinian Popular Front of Palestine (PFLP) to participate in their camp", by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld*

“On July 22nd 2011, Norwegian fascist terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 youngsters at a camp of the AUF youth wing of Labor – the leading government party – on the island of Utoya. This camp served as a venue to inculcate party ideology into the minds of children from 14 years and up. Later it became known internationally that part of this included promoting anti-Israel sentiments.” Ivar Fjeld is a gentile Norwegian journalist. He was formerly a local leader of the AUF and was media advisor to Labor politician Olaf Akselsen when he was minister of Oil and Energy in 2001.

His book “The Red and Green Terror Island” was released at the beginning of 2013. It discusses the history of what happened on Utoya Island. “I was raised in a traditional, secular Norwegian family. Until 2004 when I re-discovered our Christian origins, I was an admirer of Yasser Arafat. We were however, always moderates and never believed that violence should be used as a political tool. At a certain point in 2006, the AUF broke away from its moderate traditions and turned sharply left. “The AUF owns Utoya Island and its facilities. As a local AUF leader, I participated in this camp in 1986 and 1987. Even at that time there were Palestinian participants. They used drugs and shared them with Norwegian youngsters. We complained about it to then-Labor Youth Secretary General Mr. Stale Dokken, but he and his colleagues preferred to hush it up. “At that time, Jens Stoltenberg, the current Norwegian Prime Minister was head of AUF. He must have been aware that Palestinian ‘guests’ were smoking pot on the island, and offering drugs to 14-15 year old Labor Youth members. In my 2006 book "From Atheism to Christian Faith", I mentioned this drug scandal.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Copenhagen, headmistress recommeds Jewish kids go to school with fewer Muslims

Norway, Israel and the Jews:

Aftenposten 2013/01/29, by Sofie Gran

Summary: On anti-Semitism in Denmark, reaching unacceptable levels in schools, making headmasters recommend Jewish students move to schools with fewer Muslims.

The image chosen to highlight this article depicts Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen of the Danish “Enhedslisten” party, a party on the extreme left, having made numerous anti-Israeli statements, talking to students.

In Brussels for a Jewish school in downtown Brussels, it’s relocate or shut down.  The school looks like a bunker.  Surely a nice environment for children.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

French writer: Israel knew of plans to kill Sadat and did nothing

"In their [Israelis] eyes, Yasser Arafat embodied Palestine, and Palestine is an obscene word in their eyes." Gérard de Villiers

The New York Times interviewed Gérard de Villiers, the French author of the best-selling S.A.S. espionage series. Unsurprisingly he had to claim that Israel knew that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was going to be murdered and did nothing about it. A truly appalling and unsubstantiated accusation:

"In 1980, he wrote a novel in which militant Islamists murder the Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, a year before the actual assassination took place. When I asked him about it, de Villiers responded with a Gallic shrug. “The Israelis knew it was going to happen,” he said, “and did nothing.”"

De Villiers, wrote an conspirational Israel-bashing piece in Atlantico, a conservative French news site, about Arafat's "poisoning". This is a translation of what he wrote:

"The discovery by a Swiss scientific laboratory of polonium-210 traces on clothes that belonged to Yasser Arafat only strengthens the rumours that have been circulating among the intelligence community since his death to the effect that the Israeli Secret Services assassinated the old Palestinian leader. Obviously, there is no evidence and there may never be any. However, several factors argue in favor of this thesis. Foremost the blind hatred, which can verge on the irrational, rooted at the heart of the Israeli leadership. Somewhat comparable to the hatred the United States feels towards Iran since the hostage taking at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

Israelis have never considered the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) as a possible partner, but as a ennemy. They did everything to kill it off. Including contributing significantly to the birth of Hamas, with a view to weaken the PLO. From their point of view, they have succeeded by splitting the two Palestinian movements, but in the process they created a new and much more determined ennemy. When they besieged Arafat in his Ramallah headquarters, they clealy tried to kill him, by shooting directly at him. In their eyes, Yasser Arafat embodied Palestine, and Palestine is an obscene word in their eyes. He had to disappear. Despite all his faults, the old leader was still an icon. The physical elimination of political opponents is a constant and official dogma of Israeli policy. Israel is the only country that officially maintains a brigade of assassins, the kinodim. A special Mossad unit with professional assassins. There are around sixty of them including a dozen women. They are the official executioners of the State of Israel. When they kill they do not break the law. They carry out a sentence issued by the "war cabinet" and the Prime Minister. Such a sentence must relate to a person who is a danger to Israel. They have killed mostly PLO and Hamas executives. And they made a few mistakes. In Norway, Lillehammer, they killed an innocent waiter by mistaking him for a terrorist, Abu Nidal. [...]"

Back to Arafat's "poisoning":

"There is nothing surprising about their use of poison. I met in Amman, Jordan, Khaled Mashal, when he was only the Hamas spokesman and two Mossad kidonim had tried to poison him by shooting a deadly gas at him with a gun. Another example: the Mossad has for a long time used a "home" product, a toothpaste laced with Thallium. It is a highly toxic slow-killing substance. The "target" is poisoned every morning while brushing his teeth .... As to Arafat, it has been stressed that he did not show symptoms caused by polonium-210 similar to those of Litvinenko when he was poisoned in London by the Russian Secret Services. They disregard the fact that Litvinenko had received a strong dose fit to kill a herd of elephants ... The Israelis are far more subtle. A much lower dose is sufficient to kill. One last point: there is no doubt that Mossad would have access to polonium-210 designed to trigger nukes which Israel has."

Friday, 1 February 2013

Not to be gay-friendly in Paris is like wearing an SS uniform in Israel

Source: A Former French Minister Roselyne Bachelot and her son Pierre Bachelot attended a pro- same-sex marriage demonstration in Paris. For them not to be not to be gay-friendly in Paris would to down like wearing an SS uniform in Israel.   This was said on January 27 ... the Holocaust Memorial Day.  Sadly, the Holocaust is now used to any purpose...