Arabs are pleased, all to happy to comply.
That is what will happen. The point missed here, and by others who make the claim: “that there’s too much talk about the Jews and the Holocaust”, is that, remembering the Holocaust and even being contrite about it, is not exclusively about Jews per say, though the focus is indeed on this group, it’s about man’s gross inhumanity towards man.
NOTE: If they take to downplaying it, for any amount of reasons, it’s only a matter of time before it once again becomes not too a repugnant idea, and especially in the ME. There is a desperate move in that region to expunge any mention of the Arab/Muslim complicity with the Nazis in the Holocaust.
H/T: Sam I Am
Speaking to weekly newspaper Die Zeit, Gauck said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stated position that Israel’s right to exist was a raison d’ état or national interest for Germany could be asking too much from the next generation.
“This sentence by Mrs Merkel comes from the hearts of my generation,” he said.
“Everything that we want to do should be guided by the goal that Israel should be protected as the homeland of the Jews,” he said.
“This sentence hasn’t just been born out of political rationale but from a deep contrition. It’s a moral imperative to ourselves which makes me really worried about whether we can translate the magnitude of this demand into political action.”
Gauck, who visited Israel this week, said he was not at all talking about drawing a line under the Holocaust debate. “But there’s one tendency I don’t want to follow – pulling the perception of the Holocaust into a quasi-religious dimension, into something surreal,” he said.
Gauck’s comments came as he visited Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. Gauck promised Abbas that Germany would continue to provide financial aid to the Palestinians – currently amounting to €70 million a year – as long as there was no solution to the Mideast conflict.