ANOTHER HOLOCAUST IN THE MAKING?
BY: Ed Ziegler Columnist
With the drastic escalation of anti-Semitism in the world, history could be repeating itself.
Many Jews fought in the German army during WW 1.Doing so they felt a strong allegiance to Germany. Once in power, Hitler suspended freedoms of the press, speech, and assembly. Presently in many countries throughout Europe, in Canada and, particularly, in the Middle East, freedom of speech is outlawed prohibiting speaking ill of any religion. Many Islamic countries enforce blasphemy laws and seek worldwide enforcement.
In 1933, the Nazis began to put into practice their racial ideology. They saw Jews as an inferior race to the "German (Aryan) Race." Similarly many Islamic people consider all non-Muslims inferior. The Nazis spewed hate-mongering propaganda blaming Jews for all of Germany’s problems. In April 1933,the Nuremberg laws proclaimed Jews as second-class citizens
Between 1937 and 1939, new laws segregated Jews further. Jews could not attend public school; go to theaters, or even walk in certain sections of German cities.
Also between 1937 and 1939, Jews increasingly were forced from Germany's economic life. On November 9, 1938, the Nazis organized a riot, known as Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). Attacking Jews included destruction of synagogues and Jewish-owned stores, the arrest of Jewish men, the destruction of homes, and the murder of individuals.
Fast forward to the present. The 2012 ADL survey of 10 European countries found that anti- Semitism has significantly increased. In Spain 53% of the population are ant-Semitic. In France there was a 58% increase. The report, called 2012 “a year of unprecedented violence against Jews in France”. .
The Mayor of Malmo Sweden blames the Jews for their rise in anti-Semitism. The Jews of Malmö, are living through a new form of anti-Semitism. This kind does not stem from neo-Nazis or right-wing extremists, but comes from immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East.
In Denmark, Claus Bentow and his family can only wear their skullcaps and feel secure in their apartment. Outside they are forced to hide their religious identity. Like other Jewish families, they’ve been advised not to send their children to public schools
In the United States anti-Semitism has increased. ADL found that 15 percent of the population hold deeply anti-Semitic views. The 15 percent represents a 3-point rise from a 2009 poll.
In 2013 the Human Rights subcommittee of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee heard twelve experts of varying countries urge the U.S. Congress to speak out against hate speech and anti-Semitism. Many speakers directly linked acts of anti-Semitism to the rise of Islamism.
The next Jewish Holocaust won’t emanate from only one country, but from around the world, unless we counteract the trend. Now is the time that all people must learn from history (the Holocaust.) We need to unite and speak out, (time and time again) against the preponderance of lies and distortions being generated around the world about Jews and Israel.
by Gerald A. Honigman
Certainly a country which can invent the Iron Dome can come up with a better stone …
Many Jews have already been killed or seriously wounded by Arabs throwing stones and boulders at their cars, persons, or property. Among the dead and seriously wounded have been very young children.
Arabs have laughed at Israel’s feeble response–soldiers not being allowed to deal with Arabs who seek to maim or murder the way any other would-be assassin would (or should) be handled.
Sensitive about world opinion, Israel continues to court disaster by allowing its people to be targeted at will at little or no cost to their assailants.
This being the case, Israel should pack up and leave the disputed territories–or anywhere else it allows itself to be treated with such murderous disdain. What incentive do Arabs have to stop such behavior?
If Israel (hopefully) chooses not to simply exit the arena, then the Jews must get serious about how to handle this continuing problem.
Firstly, when hard rocks are thrown at your head and other vital parts of your body, it must be a given that you’re allowed to defend yourself as best as possible. Goliath used a spear and mighty sword against David’s sling.
If someone goes after an American policeman with a club, you best believe if the cop shoots him, it will be considered legitimate self defense. While there’s frequently a double standard when Israel is involved, it’s up to Israel to point the duplicity out to those who question its actions…and then tell those folks to drop dead if that attempt fails.
Having said this, for the sake of trying to avoid additional headaches, there is a better way. And, again, those who gave the world the cell phone, the Pillcam Endoscopic Capsule, and Iron Dome can surely meet this challenge as well.
The Arabs like throwing stones. So, let’s play their game…only better. Much better.
Surely a military which can produce a Merkava tank can devise a weapon which can launch or fire stones more accurately and with much greater force than those tossed by Arabs…
Mass produce it, then get it into the hands of those whom are likely to be targeted along with Israeli police and soldiers defending them. And try, as best as possible, to keep it out of Arab hands.
Rubber bullets and tear gas are no longer viable options. Arabs have no fear of them.
Rocks being accurately and forcefully fired back in self defense against rock throwing assailants will increase the cost to those perpetrating the crime. That’s known as deterrence–something Israel does not have (or deliberately won’t exercise) on the local level at this point in time.
Any Arabs hurt, killed, maimed, and so forth will be victims of their own aggression–unlike the young Israel father and infant son murdered by the actions of Arab stone throwers and so forth http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-life-terms-for-palestinian-stone-thrower/ ; http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/15/terror-israeli-baby-in-critical-condition-after-palestinians-reportedly-throw-rocks-at-jewish-vehicles/.
Lastly, any would-be Arab murderer wounded as result of such Jewish defensive action should be treated by Arab hospitals–not the usual pattern where Jews attempt to out Christian Christians by turning not only their left and right facial cheeks but also both of their butt cheeks to appease their enemies.
Too many stories abound about Jewish doctors saving folks who would butcher them in a heartbeat if given half a chance. Sorry, it’s time for this one-sided fairy tale to end. Let Mahmoud Abbas’s doctors treat their own heroes.
It’s time for Jews to forget about trying to score celestial Brownie points and so forth for such allegedly “good” behavior.
How about the Jewish teaching which states that when one is kind to the cruel, one winds up being cruel to the kind? There is no doubt that this has indeed been happening over and over again. Over one thousand Arab murderers and wannabes were released for Shalit–some who have already committed new crimes (just one of too many examples).
People–all people (even Jews)–are allowed to defend themselves. And, on that same note, Israel needs to quickly get itself a death penalty for those who commit murder or attempt to do so.
Until the Jewish State takes itself more seriously, it should not expect others to do so.
A good place to start will be devising an effective answer to the deadly stone problem…one which will make Arab assailants sorry that they ever lifted a rock in the first pace.
Gerald Honigman distilled decades of thought about the Arab-Israeli conflict into this very intensely personal and passionate book. In subsidiary themes, Honigman presents his own case to demonstrate the problems with Middle East Studies in the United States and expresses