Monday, April 23, 2012

"the Jewish filth of Europe"

Caroline Glick on Jew hatred in the Muslim Middle East.


... The Palestinians of course are far from unique in their obsession with hating Jews. Their hemorrhage of hatred, their obsessive need to reject any move towards peaceful coexistence with Israel, or what the renowned late Palestinian poet Yousuf Al Khatib referred to picturesquely as "the Jewish filth of Europe," is matched in every Arab land. And of course, it is the primary obsession of the Iranian regime.

The parallels between Nazi laws and the laws of the PA and the Arab states that outlaw all cooperation with Israel and make such cooperation a capital offense are obvious and straightforward. Yet generally speaking, anyone who points out this fact is automatically dismissed as an alarmist or an extremist. Given the PA's relative military weakness when compared with Israel and the Arab world's current lack of interest in waging active war against Israel, noting their inarguable ideological affinity with the Nazis is considered socially and even intellectually unacceptable. The fact that they lack the ability to implement their ideology renders it improper to mention it.

The social prohibition on drawing parallels between the threats facing Israel today and those that faced the Jewish people 70 years ago is not limited to the discourse on the Arab world's conflict with Israel. It also extends to polite society's discourse on Iran's nuclear program, which the Iranian regime has repeatedly made clear is aimed at destroying Israel.

In his address to the nation at the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took aim at that taboo when he attacked those who accuse him of belittling the Holocaust by comparing the annihilation of European Jewry to the threat posed by Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Netanyahu said, "I know there are also those who believe that the unique evil of the Holocaust should never be invoked in discussing other threats facing the Jewish people. To do so, they argue, is to belittle the Holocaust and to offend its victims.

"I totally disagree. On the contrary. To cower from speaking the uncomfortable truth - that today like then, there are those who want to destroy millions of Jewish people - that is to belittle the Holocaust, that is to offend its victims and that is to ignore the lessons....

We are forgetting the primal crime of recent human history-- the deliberate extermination of European Jews-- and we are abetting the Nazis of our own generation. There must be zero tolerance for radical anti-semitism, which is the coin of the realm in the Muslim Middle East.

What part of this do we still not understand?


  1. I imagine that if 60 years ago a Muslim insurgency and army took over Massachusetts, forcing most of the residence on to the Cape and into the hills in western Mass. I think we would still be pissed, and I imagine that our neighboring States would still be pissed as well. Of course that’s silly; with the help of the other States we would have taken back our land long ago.


    1. Jews lived in Palestine prior to 1948, as did the Muslims. The UN gave each a homeland-- in Israel and in Jordan. Israel was happy to live in peace with her Muslim neighbors. The Muslims wanted to exterminate the Jews, and have repeatedly tried very hard to do so. And you blame the Jews... for existing.

      So you are an anti-Semite, as well as a bigot.