Kook defends fellow kook…..
Only in an age of extreme mediocrity could such a lunatic ideologue command a media audience…..
Ken Livingstone comes out to DEFEND Keith Vaz over rent boy scandal… But then can’t resist talking about HITLER!
- Former Mayor of London hails Vaz as a ‘good campaigner on social issues’
- Says Leicester East MP should continue as Home Affairs committee chair
- Livingstone also bizarrely uses media appearance to repeat his view that Hitler supporter Zionism
- Within hours Vaz had resigned saying he had to be ‘accountable’
By MATT DATHAN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 6 September 2016 | UPDATED: 13:52 GMT, 6 September 2016
Ken Livingstone came out in defence of Keith Vaz today – just hours before the Labour MP quit as chair of the Home Affairs committee over allegations of romps with rent boys.
The former London Mayor hailed Mr Vaz as a ‘good campaigner on a whole range of issues about social justice’ and said he should not be forced to stand down from the committee even if the allegations were true.
Mr Livingstone also could not resist reigniting the controversy over his previous claims that Hitler supported Zionism – which have led to him being suspended from the Labour Party.
Ken Livingstone (pictured outside his north west London home this morning) defended Keith Vaz and said he should not be forced to quit as chair of the Home Affairs Committee after allegations he paid rent boys for sex and drugs
Mr Vaz finally bowed to pressure today by standing down, amid threats from colleagues to stage a vote of no confidence if he tried to cling on.
One senior member of the panel said of the Leicester East MP last night: ‘I suspect he [Mr Vaz] thinks he can bluff it out and step aside for a few weeks or months or however long it takes to blow over. I think that is hugely optimistic and members of the committee will suggest otherwise.
‘If he thinks he can chair some of the session, everyone will think that is completely untenable. It would overshadow everything we are doing.
Leftist Jew hatred…………
Merkel party politician: Green Party minister ignored anti-Semitism at university
The German DPA wire service reported on Monday that Jörg Hillmer, deputy representative of the CDU in the Lower Saxony parliament, is investigating allegations that HAWK offered a seminar propagating modern Jew-hatred in targeting Israel for at least 10 years.
According to a statement on Thursday, Hillmer said that “an expert a year ago already determined that a seminar at HAWK conveyed a deeply anti-Israel – and in parts anti-Semitic – world view.” He asked: “How can the minister tolerate this when she says at the same time there is no place for anti-Semitism at our universities?” He was referring to Dr. Gabriele Heinen- Kljajic, the Green Party minister responsible for science and culture in Lower Saxony.
HAWK is the German-language abbreviation for University of Applied Sciences and Arts, which is located Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. The seminar taught students that Israel was a “dehumanized“ society and an apartheid state, and that Israeli soldiers harvested Palestinian body organs.
He should have thought about the upcoming impounding of the vessel before they set off to illegally run that blockade.
Since the time of their arrest and deportation, the Estelle has been sitting in an Israeli harbor soaking in the salt water, and hopefully, it’s engines rusting away in record speed time.
Swedes demand Israel repair Gaza ship after court victory
Published: 08 Aug 2016 14:29 GMT+02:00
Ship to Gaza spokesperson Dror Feiler told the AFP news agency that the Finnish-flagged Estelle was in Israel’s northern port of Haifa, still afloat but unfit to put to sea.
“Last time we had a person who checked the boat, it was maybe one year or nine months ago, the condition of the boat was not good, to put it mildly,” he said in English by phone from his home in Sweden.
“It’s in salt water and we don’t know the condition of the engine, we don’t know the condition of the sails,” he said. “We will demand that the boat will be put into seaworthy condition so we can sail.”
Israeli-born activist Feiler was one of 11 Swedish nationals on the vessel when the Israeli navy commandeered it in 2012 as it neared the coast of the blockaded Gaza Strip.
He had previously renounced his Israeli citizenship and held Swedish nationality.
The Swedes, along with activists from Norway, Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece and Finland, were arrested and later deported.
In its ruling on Sunday the Supreme Court said the state impounded the ship illegally and awarded its owners legal costs of 40,000 shekels ($10,500).
“In light of everything that was said in the ruling, the judges (…) ordered the release of the ship immediately,” a justice ministry statement said.
Feiler said Ship to Gaza would now file a claim for damages.
- Shami Chakrabarti has been accused of ignoring anti-Semitic comments
- Josh Simons said Jeremy Corbyn’s staff had a ‘blind spot’ for anti-Semitism
- Comes after Miss Chakrabarti’s report was labelled a ‘whitewash’ by many
Storm as Corbyn’s ‘great pals’ compare Israel to ISIS terrorists: Row over Labour anti-Semitism grows after comments by two MPs
Friends of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, pictured, have compared Israel to ISIS terrorists
- Labour anti-Semitism row intensifies after comments by two MPs
- Communities spokesman Grahame Morris wants British Jews who serve in the Israeli defence force to be treated as suspected terrorists
- Justice spokesman Richard Burgon said Zionism was ‘enemy of peace’
By GERRI PEEV, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 8 August 2016 | UPDATED: 00:14 GMT, 8 August 2016
The row over Labour anti-Semitism intensified last night as it emerged that friends of Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Cabinet members have compared Israel to Islamic State terrorists.
Communities spokesman Grahame Morris wants British Jews who serve in the Israeli defence force to be treated as suspected terrorists.
And justice spokesman Richard Burgon has urged MPs and party members to quit the Labour Friends of Israel group, declaring: ‘Zionism is the enemy of peace.’
The revelations follow the row over a peerage for Shami Chakrabarti, who produced a report concluding that the party ‘is not overrun by anti-Semitism’.
Mr Corbyn was himself accused of comparing Israel to ISIS when launching the inquiry into anti-Semitism, overshadowing the event and its contents.
Easington MP Mr Morris – chairman of Labour Friends of Palestine – was condemned for posting a picture of Israeli flags online with the words: ‘Nazis in my village, do you see the flag they fly.’ He later apologised.
He also drew controversy in 2014 for urging David Cameron to treat British Jews returning from military service with the Israeli defence force as IS-style terrorists.
This goes to show you just how morally bankrupt the Left is, that he would even have to make such a retraction.
Only after much prodding is this jackass willing to say he no longer regards Hamas and Hezbollah as ”friends”. What sane person would have ever considered them as such?
‘I regret calling Hamas and Hezbollah friends,’ Jeremy Corbyn FINALLY admits as he condemns Ken Livingstone’s ‘wholly unacceptable’ Hitler remarks
After repeatedly refusing to apologise for the remarks since becoming Labour leader last September, Jeremy Corbyn (pictured today) told MPs today that with hindsight he wish he hadn’t used the words.
NOTE: This isn’t even a close call, not even for an avowed socialist like this maroon.
A Tundra Tabloids colleague and pal sent me the following concerning what his visiting Israeli friends saw at the Helskinki Gay Pride march yesterday, on Saturday.
I have two friends from Israel visiting us. Both are true socialists, atheists and feminists. Today they saw the Pride march in Helsinki and sent me these pictures. They were surprised of the mental condition of European socialists.
I would add that they shouldn’t be surprised at all, in fact, it was inevitable. The irrational anti-Enlightenment ”progressive” ideology of Leftism is purely emotional, not intellectual, anti-liberty and anti-inalienable rights.
They are easily herded into any which direction, even if it’s entirely self defeating, like supporting Islamonazis who would murder them, and trashing the only state in the ME region where homosexuals (Jew and Arab) live their lives openly and freely.
“Darwinian award” nominees……
Sanders is a classic Marxist self hating Jew……but that won’t matter to the Jew haters.
It’s the sole reason why a Ted Cruz or someone similarly minded was needed to run in this election against the anti-American Democrats, in order to take the fight to the Marxists and as well as help kick-start the Reagan Revolution. Trump, a NYC progressive populist can’t do that.
Dershowitz: Not Surprising ‘Ignoramus’ Bernie Sanders Tapped ‘Professional Israel-Hater’ for Democratic Policy Committee (INTERVIEW)
The Palestinian activist appointed by presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee is a “professional Israel-hater,” internationally acclaimed legal mind Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday.
Dershowitz, a fierce defender of Israel and avowed supporter of the Democratic Party, was referring to Arab American Institute (AAI) President James Zogby, whom Sanders tapped on Monday to help draft party policy.
Dershowitz, who said he’s debated Zogby on numerous occasions, explained why he is “not surprised” that the senator from Vermont contending for the Democratic nomination picked him to fill such an influential position. “Bernie Sanders is an ignoramus when it comes to the Middle East, and he is very strongly biased against Israel. He gets his information from hard-Left, anti-Israel sources, and he doesn’t think for himself,” he said.
Regarding another of Sanders’ anti-Israel appointees to the committee — philosopher Cornel West, a BDS proponent who wrote that the crimes of Hamas “pale in the face of the US-supported Israeli slaughter of innocent civilians,” and accused President Obama of being “most comfortable with upper middle-class white and Jewish men who consider themselves very smart, very savvy and very effective in getting what they want”– Dershowitz said, “Putting two Israel-bashers on the committee risks dividing the Democratic Party over an issue on which they’ve always been united.”
A truly disgusting human being………….
Red Ken wades back into Labour’s toxic anti-Semitism row and discusses Hitler on live TV AGAIN as the bitter row smashes the party’s support among Jewish voters
Ken Livingstone appeared on Sky News today to defend Labour’s election results amid claims his allegedly anti-Semitic remarks had hurt Labour at the ballot box. He repeated his claims about Hitler
- Livingstone ignited toxic row with claims Hitler supported Zionism in 1932
- He’s repeatedly stood by the claim and went even further in new interview
- Elections now reveal Labour lost votes in wards with big Jewish population
- Councillors in Bury blame the ‘grotesque’ anti-Semitism row for defeats
- Despite the row Livingstone again discussed Hitler on live television today
By TIM SCULTHORPE, MAILONLINE DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR
PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 6 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 6 May 2016
Ken Livingstone has waded back into Labour’s toxic anti-Semitism row as councillors defeated in a town with a large Jewish population today said they had been hurt by the ‘grotesque’ scandal.
Mr Livingstone admitted today the row over his remarks has left Labour facing a closer race than expected in yesterday’s elections – as live results showed the London Assembly contest in Barnet and Camden, home to many of London’s Jewish people, was neck and neck.
The confession did not stop Mr Livingstone again discussing the policies of Hitler in a live television interview on today’s results.
And in a new interview with Memri TV, which broadcasts in the Middle East, Mr Livingstone branded the creation of Israel after World War II as ‘fundamentally wrong’ and a ‘great catastrophe’.
Dr.Gerstenfeld’s writes about Bernie Sanders being a strong promoter of antisemites. The article was first published at INN and republished here with the author’s consent.
Bernie Sanders, a strong Promoter of extreme anti-Semites
In 2014 the Anti-Defamation League undertook a study of anti-Semitism in a hundred states and entities. The leading ten, each with at least 80% of the population holding anti-Semitic views, all come from the Arab and Muslim world. The West Bank and Gaza, headed the list with 93%.1 Yet US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has gone on record saying that positive relations between the United States and Israel hinge on Israel improving its relationship with the Palestinians.2
Sanders also stated that the United States should not limit its friendship to Israel alone, but should also be friendly toward the Palestinians.3 In other words, if he is elected his country will seek friendship with the most anti-Semitic entity in the world. He furthermore stated that Palestinians need to be treated with “dignity and respect.”4 Perhaps interviewers should ask him why genocide promoters and inciters to murder deserve to be treated that way. An American Jewish leader once said privately to me “Sanders doesn’t have a gram of anti-Semitism in his body.” That may be true, yet he is a strong promoter of extreme anti-Semites.
Much attention has been devoted to Sanders’ being Jewish. This while avoiding any mention of his wish for friendly relations between the US and an entity whose majority party, Hamas, has publicly declared its genocidal intentions against all Jews. Perhaps Sanders should first ask them whether, in view of his desire for this friendship, Hamas will agree not to murder him if it succeeds.
Another much discussed subject is Sanders’ inflation of the number of Palestinian civilian dead in Israel’s 2014 Protective Edge campaign against Hamas in Gaza. He mentioned “10,000 innocents” when in reality it was a fraction of this number.5 But this remains a side issue in comparison with his affinity for extreme anti-Jewish hate mongers. Sanders calls this a “balanced position.”
What is far more important to understand about Sanders is his self-definition as a socialist. Americans, including American Jews, are not very familiar with what many socialists stand for nowadays. For a better understanding of contemporary socialists, one has to look at Europe.
Sanders is a great admirer of the Nordic countries.6 It is there that anti-Israelism, the newest form of anti-Semitism, has been frequently promoted by socialists. Sweden is the most populated Scandinavian state. Its best known social democratic Prime Minister Olof Palme was one of the first mainstream European leaders to call Israel a Nazi state.7 Under its social democratic mayor Ilmar Reepalu, the third largest Swedish town Malmö became Europe’s capital of anti-Semitism.8 Not surprisingly in Sweden more Jews than anywhere else in Europe conceal their identity in public.9
Once again it’s yet another example of ideology (Marxism/leftism) trumping reason and logical thinking.
Leftism is a curse to any representational government and to humanity as a whole. The truly committed (should be committed) couldn’t care less about history and human experience, everything must be fit to conform to their delusional world view. Leftist statism is the underlying destructive force, and it knows no racial, ethnic or religious bounds. Those who buy into it, end up sacrificing their own heritage to it.
FACT CHECK: IS SANDERS DIRECTOR SIMONE ZIMMERMAN A BDS SUPPORTER?
Simone Zimmerman appears to have gotten in bed with JVP, a militantly anti-Semitic organization which views the Jewish community as “the enemy” and has defended terrorism against Jews. Simone Zimmerman has joined the JVP hate group in condemning attempts to fight campus anti-Semitism. In response to Hamas attacks on Israel, Simone Zimmerman said, “We think it’s important to understand the context of occupation”. And declared that she opposed the campaign against Hamas that began after the brutal murder of three Jewish teens by Hamas terrorists.
Simone Zimmerman retweets violently anti-Israel bigots, including Max Blumenthal, who has called for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel and helped inspire the Kansas City Jewish Community Center shooter, along with Hamas apologists like Glenn Greenwald and Yousef Munayyer.
And not to mention…
Last year, Zimmerman promoted a play called Martyr’s Street, whose plot compares an Israeli settler to a Hamas bomb-maker. While a student at Berkeley in 2012, she signed a letter criticizing the University of California system for issuing a report about anti-Semitism on UC campuses. The next year, Zimmerman wrote an op-ed calling on Hillel International, a national Jewish student organization, to sponsor campus events promoting the BDS movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction.
So we’re not discussing whether Simone Zimmerman hates Israel, but the specific accusation that she is supportive of BDS.
This is how the Left describes…”progress”.
Corbyn in race row as anti-Semitic candidate is readmitted: Activist was suspended after sending series of tweets attacking Israel
- Vicki Kirby was suspended from Labour Party in 2014 after Twitter tirade
- She was the party’s candidate for Woking and described Israel as’ evil’
- Labour bosses have now decided to readmit her to the political party
- Jeremy Corbyn under pressure after he said anti-Semitic abuse had ‘no place in our society’
By DANIEL MARTIN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 01:43 GMT, 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 15 March 2016
Labour has been plunged into another racism storm after re-admitting an activist despite a series of anti-Semitic tweets.
Vicki Kirby was suspended in 2014, when she was the party’s candidate for Woking, for a Twitter tirade in which she described Israel as ‘evil’.
Her re-admittance emerged just minutes after Jeremy Corbyn said ‘vile’ anti-Semitic abuse had ‘no place in our society’.
Miss Kirby also suggested that Adolf Hitler might be the ‘Zionist God’, said Jews had ‘big noses’, and questioned why Islamic State has had not yet attacked Israel.
Earlier, Mr Corbyn spoke out after shadow cabinet minister Luciana Berger was subjected to a volley of hate messages on Twitter after posting that she was attending a global anti-Semitism conference in Berlin
Yesterday it emerged she had been elected the local party’s vice-chair after being readmitted following the offence.
Last night, Labour said it would only take action to expel her if ‘new evidence’ came to light.
Earlier, Mr Corbyn spoke out after shadow cabinet minister Luciana Berger was subjected to a volley of hate messages on Twitter after posting that she was attending a global anti-Semitism conference in Berlin.
Miss Berger – previously the subject of a 2014 campaign of abuse that led to one man being jailed – posted examples of the latest messages as ‘a reminder of why it’s necessary’.
Mr Corbyn said: ‘The vile anti-Semitic abuse being directed at Luciana Berger is completely unacceptable. It has no place in our society.’
The Leftist-Islamonazi nexus……..
And the media is worried about Tommy Robinson and Pegida UK? Really? The worst of the worst heads the nation’s second leading political party and chums it up with known Jew hating islamonazi fascists. Sick, sick sick.
UK Labour leader adds to list of anti-Israel ‘friends’
Kozbar has blamed UK foreign policy for the rise of ISIS, called for the destruction of Israel, participated in fundraising for Hamas-fronting charities such as Interpal, and praised extremist Muslim Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Corbyn, who infamously called terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah his “friends,” and outraged his party’s pro-Israel base by neglecting to mention Israel once during a speech to the Labour Friends of Israel caucus, has reportedly met at least 15 times with Kozbar, and even called the Finsbury Park mosque chairman “legendary.”
He’s an idiot pandering to anti-Semites for their vote with screwing Israel as a sop.
This is basically what Manfred Gerstenfeld talked about in a piece I posted a few days ago, about blaming Jews for anti-Semitism. Quoting the late Elan Steinberg, senior advisor to the World Jewish Congress:
“Let’s understand things clearly: Anti-Semitism is not caused by Jews; it’s caused by anti-Semites. One can certainly be critical of Bush’s policy or Sharon’s policy, but any deviation from the understanding of the real cause of anti-Semitism is not merely a disservice, but a historic lie.”6
Middle-East violence over the past 6 decades is caused by Muslims themselves, with one faction rising up against the other for a multitude of different reasons. Israel has nothing to do with that, only with what touches its own borders. The moronic marxist is a clueless baboon, or cold hearted panderer.
Sanders To Dearborn Muslims: Israel’s Existence To Blame For Mideast ‘Hatred And Warfare’
“For decades now, there has been hatred and warfare in the Middle East,” Sander said. “All I can tell you is I will make every single effort to bring rational people on both sides [of the Israel/Arab conflict] together, so that hopefully we can have through a level playing field – the United States treating everybody in that region equally – hopefully, and I know that there are people of goodwill in Israel and the Arab communities,”
H/T: Brian of London
“Anti-Racist” Intersectionality Equals Antisemitic Hate
In liberal circles now, the buzz word is “intersectionality”, better defined as “co-opting”. For example, according “feminist” Sara Ahmed, if you point out the abuse of women in Muslim society, you are a racist. Anti-racism has co-opted and subjugated the women’s movement. This is intersectionality—or angry moral spinelessness.
Women’s rights are secondary to the fight against racism, because Islam (a religion and not a race) has been defined by leftist academia as “non-white”. Therefore, mostly–Muslim Palestinians are also defined as “non-white” and the Jewish population of Israel can then be neatly termed “European colonialists”. Never mind that Jewish Israelis are a multi-ethnic group including Africans, Asians, Europeans, and Middle Easterners. Those Jews who came from Muslim states where they lived for millennia were thrown out after being stripped of their personal and communal assets. The left is unconcerned about this human rights issue because it is more important to define Jews “intersectionally” as “whites” to justify their anti-Zionist agenda.
Real human rights violations are systematically ignored. While feeling morally superior, what feminist at the National Women’s Studies Association or its UK counterpart now dares to protest Islamic child marriage, stoning, or FGM?
In a clear-sighted article titled “The pleasures of antisemitism”, Eve Garrard describes the love of hate that permeates antisemitism. Her definitions parallel those of Natan Sharansky’s three D’s of antisemitism: demonization, delegitimization, and double standards.
We can integrate Sharansky’s terms with Garrard’s explanations of why antisemitism is so emotionally satisfying. Demonization gives the raging anti-Israel left the thrill of superiority. Delegitimization, an inheritance of traditional religious antisemitism, allows anti-Jewish actions—because what happens to Jews is what always happens to Jews and, after all, what they deserve once they are properly demonized.
Double standards allow the antisemite to feel not just superior, but morally superior. The selective nature of the “moral” criticism levelled at Jews and Israel is what allows them to maintain their false righteousness. It is glaringly obvious that the vast majority of leftist assertions about Israel are purposeful lies or sins of omission. But accuracy is not the issue here. This is a seething, emotional attachment to a set of beliefs re-enforced not logically, but in a fevered hysteria. These beliefs are prevalent in Islam and intersect with leftist memes.
Islamic thought holds an all-or-nothing belief that there is either a winner or a loser—everything is a zero-sum game. The ideal is total Islamic domination and nothing else. Zero-sum thinking dovetails neatly with Communist economic theory in which every capitalist who makes money must be stealing from the poor. There is no concept of wealth creation; whatever is in the pot is up for grabs. A recent clip of a Palestinian cleric speechifying at al-Aksa includes his rant on how global wealth totals only $950 billion, and the Rothschilds (read Jews) control most of it.
Anti-Israel activists were satisfied that the Soda Stream plant over the 1949 Armistice Line closed, leaving hundreds of Palestinians laborers out of work, but happily free from the oppression of working for Israelis (read Jews). Likewise, glorification of terrorists and continuous incitement create an emotional fever pitch and aspirations to kill Jews, actions which are justified by the Israel’s leftist opponents as “understandable” reactions to “occupation”.
None of this makes sense to the pragmatist. In the pragmatic view, in comparison to other Arab states, higher standards of living and greater personal freedoms characterize the Arab population of Israel, and the West Bank PA population is not far behind. Certainly Syrians and the non-Muslim victims of ISIS are demonstrably in the direst condition in the Middle East. Yet anti-Zionist antisemites still contend that the Palestinians are the most abused, obviously because their “oppressors” are Israelis (Jews again), and accusing Muslims of anything is “racist”.
Israel’s leadership is perpetually blamed for failing in “hasbara”, the Hebrew term for public relations. The term, which translates as “explaining”, immediately shows its flaws. As anyone who has ever watched “I Love Lucy” knows, once you start “splaining” you are by definition in trouble. And on the pro-Palestinian and Islamic front, no one is listening to reason.
To hear the facts would burst the self-righteous bubble of superiority of the left-wing pro-Palestinians, and even worse, make the “oppressed” and their supporters accountable for hate crimes and promoting terror. That would not be a “feelgood” moment. But there must be a strategy to discredit hate and get to that moment. If not, Israel and its supporters will not be able to defeat the snowballing movement to delegitimize Israel and legitimize social, governmental and terrorist actions directed against Israelis and Jews everywhere.
An Israel-hating Muslim now Canada’s junior foreign minister.
Omar Alghabra: Justin Trudeau’s new anti-Semitic Foreign Affairs pick
Ezra Levant Rebel Commander
We’ve all seen those pictures of Justin Trudeau, praying at a mosque, dressed up like a medieval desert tribesman.
Hypocrites of Germany and of Europe, you disgust me.
The Germans and Europe in general have longed for a way out of their moral culpability for the destruction of European Jewry during WWII in the Holocaust, and slinging arrows at the Jews of Israel (who are only defending themselves against total annihilation) provides them with that in spades.
This is why I insist that those who labor tirelessly for 363 days out of the year in measures that work against the Jewish state of Israel, are not to be taken seriously in Kristallnacht and Holocaust commemoration ceremonies. In fact, they should be publically marginalized and banned from future participation.
Analysis: The mood in Germany: Kristallnacht ‘nein,’ BDS ‘ja’
Each year on November 9, Berlin remembers the lethal anti-Semitic pogroms carried out by Germans against Jews and synagogues in 1938 – the so-called Kristallnacht anniversary. The commemoration events punctuate German cities and towns and are largely decoupled from Israel.
“If Israel’s existence is up for consideration, that is actually a scandal that we must deal with today. But we are, so to speak, now present to stop the 1938 Kristallnacht,” German- Jewish journalist Henryk M. Broder said sarcastically.
Broder neatly captured the ongoing absurdity in segments of German society that seek to dismantle Israel while immersing themselves in Kristallnacht remembrance.
This year, Israel took an atypical diplomatic step to breathe some change into Holocaust remembrance in Germany.
In response to the city of Munich sponsoring a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions lecture against Israel, the head of Israel’s consulate in Munich, Dan Shaham, told The Jerusalem Post: “The racist, anti-Semitic character of this movement, which calls for a boycott of Israel, was again made clear two days before the Kristallnacht remembrance.”
NOTE: I remember reading a Finnish Leftist blog some ten years ago, an exchange between anti-israel nutjobs lamenting the fact that while they were in Germany visiting with their political allies, the German Leftists stated that they wouldn’t dare move against Israel like the Left does elsewhere in Europe (BDS etc) because of Germany’s history during WWII. Boycotting Jews was still too taboo of an act to consider, I guess that’s now changing.
The Jew hating FDR couldn’t have given a toss about the Jews, and he didn’t. The Dems didn’t until they learned that they could use/exploit them like they did the Blacks later. In fact, the American Jewry were the precursor of the Blacks in “plantation mentality”. The Dems offered Jews supposed solidarity (read = “security”), and the Blacks paternalism (read = “economic justice”). But it’s all for their votes, not from principle.
Geoffrey Ward’s review of Jay Winik’s “1944” (Books, Sept. 19) defends the claim by Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy in 1944 that a U.S. bombing raid on Auschwitz or the railways leading to it would have been “impracticable” and “could be executed only by the diversion of considerable air support essential to the success of our forces now engaged in decisive operations.” But Mr. Ward omits two crucial facts.
First, McCloy falsely asserted that the War Department reached those conclusions after conducting “a study” of the feasibility of the bombing proposal; in fact, no evidence has ever been found that such a study was undertaken. Second, McCloy’s claim about having to “divert” planes from elsewhere in Europe was also false. No planes would have had to be diverted, because U.S. planes repeatedly flew over Auschwitz throughout the summer of 1944 as they bombed German oil facilities which in some cases were just a few miles from the gas chambers. Roosevelt administration officials (including Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Secretary of War Henry Stimson) rejected the bombing requests not because of any feasibility study and not because it would have diverted from the war effort, but because U.S. policy in general was to refrain from expending even minimal resources to assist Jewish refugees, whom it considered, in the words of one senior State Department official, “a curse and a burden.”
Mr. Ward’s claim that “most” Jewish leaders “did not call for it to be bombed” is profoundly misleading. At least 29 Jewish leaders urged the Allies to bomb Auschwitz, including the heads of the World Jewish Congress, Zionist groups such as the Labor Zionists of America and the Jewish Agency for Palestine (chaired by Chaim Weizmann), U.S. Orthodox groups such as Agudath Israel and the Va’ad HaHatzala, and future Israeli prime ministers David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir and Moshe Sharett.
The U.S. didn’t admit “more Jewish refugees than all the rest of the world combined”; the U.S. admitted approximately 200,000 Jewish refugees from 1933 to 1945, while the rest of the world combined admitted about 365,000. Mr. Ward mocks the notion that “FDR could have persuaded Congress to lower immigration barriers to provide a haven for refugees.” But that’s a red herring. The president didn’t have to approach Congress on the issue; all he had to do was permit the existing quotas to be filled. During Roosevelt’s 12 years in office, the quota for immigration from Germany was filled in only one year; and in most of those years, it was less than 25% filled. Nearly 190,000 quota places from Germany and Axis-controlled countries sat unused—190,000 lives that could have been saved within the existing immigration laws.
Their muffled sobs during annual Holocaust Memorial services are erased by their support for murders of Jews today.
Israeli political scientist Efraim Karsh noted that in 2001 in an interview with the news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti, the Socialist foreign minister of Finland Erkki Tuomioja denounced Israel’s attempts to protect its citizens from the terror war launched by Arafat’s Palestinian Authority in September 2000. Tuomioja, compared Israeli defensive measures to the Nazi persecution of European Jewry: “It is quite shocking that some implement the same kind of policy toward the Palestinians which they themselves were victims of in the 1930s.”11
How European Social-Democrats support Palestinian Murderers
With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour party the anti-Israeli incitement by European social democrats has crossed a new red line. Corbyn is not just another pro-Palestinian. Several years ago, he called a Hamas and Hezbollah delegation ‘his friends,’ despite the fact that both organizations promote genocide of the Jews. Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister of the Islamo-Nazi movement Hamas, praised Corbyn at the beginning of September, describing him as ‘a man of conscience.”1
Corbyn is open about where he stands by calling such criminals his friends. Many other European social democrats support crime-promoting Palestinians more insidiously. One typical ‘subterranean’ method is to attack Israel while remaining silent on the subject of Hamas’ genocidal plans against the Jews and the glorification of murderers of civilians by the Palestinian Authority and President Mohammed Abbas, leader of Fatah, the second largest Palestinian party.
In an interview with Norway’s commercial channel TV2 in 2011, Jonas Gahr Stoere, then Norwegian Foreign Minister and currently Labor Party leader, initially denied that he had spoken directly with Hamas leader Khaled Mashal several times on the phone.2 The interviewer replied that Mashal had confirmed that he had been in contact with the Foreign Minister at the time. Stoere then asked to stop the tape and restart the interview. He explained that the contacts with Mashal were instigated following a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Norwegian government also asserted that it had never recognized Hamas or established political contact with that entity. The US ambassador to Norway at the time, Benson K. Whitney, saw it differently. In a note he sent to the State Department in 2009, he said, “Even though they would deny it, there are clear signs that the contact with Hamas is not just a tactical need for dialogue, but that they also support Hamas’s position on some level.”3
The current Swedish government was the first Western European government to recognize the ‘state of Palestine.’4 Social democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his colleagues knew very well that they were recognizing people who actively glorify murderers, and that this ‘state’ consisted of two separate entities barely communicating with each other.
Social democrat Prime Minister Olof Palme was perhaps Sweden’s leading post-war politician. He showed overt hatred toward Israel when several decades ago he accused Israel of Nazi practices.5
The Dutch Labor party is the junior partner to the liberals within the current Dutch government. Its leader Diederik Samson is an anti-Israeli inciter.6 The party’s position on major political issues is set out on its website. The section concerning international affairs includes a subsection on the Middle East. Peculiarly, the entire subsection is devoted to one item alone: the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.7 The remainder of the Middle East, despite all the mass murders and other turmoil, apparently does not exist, or is not worthy of mention. This is particularly odd considering the fact that the Netherlands actively participates in the bombardment of the so-called “Islamic State” Islamo-Nazis in Iraq.8
Iceland is a small, marginal country in Europe. However, even in this relatively unimportant country, the socialists managed to cross the existing red lines and get enough support in the Reykjavik municipal council to vote in a boycott of Israeli products.9
Apart from the parties as such, extreme individual anti-Israeli inciters are also active among social democrats in other countries.
Dual loyalty is the slimiest of antisemitic canards.
I have my disagreements with the detestable Schumer, and it very well might be his late night rejection of the Obama deal might be a classic ploy used by GOP RINOS who do nothing to stop a destructive bill from being voted on (which was in their power to stop), then vote against it to show their constituency that they’re ”conservative”. This charge of ”dual loyalties” however is something that even I have to defend the Schmuckster from, it’s wrong headed and antisemitic.
Treason claims leveled at Jewish senator opposed to Iran deal
Sen. Chuck Schumer’s loyalty called into question by progressives; advocacy group calls discourse a ‘slap in the face’ to his long years of service
Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) NEWSROOM
CHUCK SCHUMER BARACK OBAMA IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
WASHINGTON — Days after announcing his opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has faced an onslaught of allegations from progressive critics who resorted to classically anti-Semitic allegations of disloyalty and treason. The Anti-Defamation League criticized the accusations Monday, telling The Times of Israel that such accusations are a “slap in the face” to Schumer’s long years of service to the United States.
The Norwegian government has invested a lot of tax payer money in this radical’s career as a professional anti-Israel activist.
This is why rational thinking people reject the UN as a valid international organization, how in the world can you take on as an ”expert” someone who is an avowed propagandist for the islamonazis of Hamas?
One of them is Dr. Mads Gilbert, a full-time propagandist from Norway who exploits medicine to promote hate. He has blamed the 9/11 terror attacks in the US on the “policy that the West has led during the last decades,” and asserted that “the oppressed also have a moral right to attack the USA with any weapon they can come up with.”
Mads Gilbert and the theater of the absurd
Gilbert is a full-time propagandist from Norway who exploits medicine to promote hate.
Here is the evidence Dr.Steinberg is referring to, ”Rocket Girl”, a journalist for the Finnish Helsingin Sanomat that the Tundra Tabloids broke to the English speaking world during Israel’s 2013 Gaza operation, where she admitted that Hamas was firing rockets from the Shifa hospital.