Recently I have read a number of articles regarding the current situation between Israel and Palestine; something which I would say is akin to the Jewish suffering in Nazi-controlled Germany.
I am going to open with the following quote …
‘Contemporary examples of anti-Semitism … could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to: … Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.’
Supplied to us by the Home Affairs Select Committee in 2016, relied upon to disregard any truths about Israel by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and later used by both Theresa May, and then Jeremy Corbyn in their desperate attempts to collar the Jew-sympathising liberals into backing their respective political parties.
What have we learnt from the above quote? Well, if I say that Israeli right-wing parties marching through the streets of Jerusalem chanting ‘death to the Arabs’ aren’t so dissimilar to the Nazi’s who chanted ‘death to the Jews’, I am anti-Semitic. Odd. We also now know that drawing the comparison that I regularly do, between the Holocaust and the Gaza debacle is a big no-no. According to the UK Parliament and a ‘Remembrance Alliance’, anyway.
I wonder though, whether this, in turn, is a Holocaust-denying move. Obviously not for the Zionist bunch or the ‘Remembrance Alliance’ — they rely on that for any sort of legitimacy and relevance. But rather, because they refuse to accept the facts behind the issue in Gaza and they use the Holocaust to justify Israel’s apartheid tendencies and the open-air Auschwitz that sits on the ever-expanding boundaries of their gifted homeland.
With you now, I am going to leave a letter, signed by 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and their descendants, posted by the New York Times in 2014. It’s dated, I know, but the point is still just as valid as it was at the time, if not more so!
‘Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
‘As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.
‘We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.
‘Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.
‘We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!’
And to my fellow journalists here, at Shout Out UK, who support Israeli propaganda, and to you who boldly stated that Israel ‘is a democracy which respects everyone’s rights‘, please do try preaching that in Gaza and to the myriad of Holocaust survivors and their descendants, and the rational Jewish denominations across the Western world.