I’ve been beating this same drum for ages…
Importing millions of Jew hating Muslims to fill the void Germans and their European allies created in murdering 6 million Jews during WWII, does not spell any serious commitment to ‘Never Again’. Shedding a tear over dead Jews during a Holocaust memorial service, while creating policies that allow cultures that condone Jew hatred to thrive, seriously undermines any supposed intention to tackle antisemitism. Period.
We can’t allow anti-Semitism to rear its head again in Germany
BY RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER AND MANFRED GERSTENFELD, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 01/04/18 03:20 PM EST
The flag burning occurred at a protest in response to President Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ten people were detained and it resulted in 12 criminal charges. This action should trouble the United States, not only because it is a direct response to American foreign policy, but because it unearths the reality of anti-Semitism among immigrants.
In response to the incident, the German government condemned this anti-Israel flag burning and anti-Semitism in general.
Chancellor Angela Merkel declared: “We oppose all forms of anti-Semitism and xenophobia.” Spiegel Online reports that Jens Spahn, a board member of Germany’s leading Christian Democrat Party, suggested that immigration from Muslim countries is partly responsible for recent incidents of anti-Semitism. And German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a Social Democrat, said the responsibility of Germany for its history “knows no limits for those who were born later and no exceptions for immigrants.” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière even expressed his support for the creation of an anti-Semitism commissioner in the next German government.
The problem with Germany in 2018 is not only the historic shame of the Nazi Holocaust. Far less grave but still very worrying is the widespread ongoing demonization of Israel.
According to a 2015 study by the Bertelsmann Foundation, 41 percent of Germans see Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians as practically the same as the Nazi treatment of the Jews. This is a steep increase from 2007, when 30 percent of respondents in Germany compared Israel’s behavior to that of Nazi Germany.