[News] Shoah Backfires
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Mon Jan 10 11:25:01 EST 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 1:27PM
For years Israelis and Zionists have been pumping 'Shoah' into
our veins by using every possible propaganda outlet: media,
education, Hollywood, music, literature, billboards and so on.
Seemingly they have been very successful : We are all properly '
Holocausted '. We accept the suffering of the Jewish people -- and we
have even managed to draw a universal message from it all.
We do accept that a real Shoah is taking place in front of our eyes
in Palestine, where the Jewish state locks millions of Palestinians
behind bars: it starves them, it stops medical supplies, food,
cement, and educational materials from getting in. But it does not
stop there -- when the Jewish state feels like it, it also kills
Palestinians indiscriminately. It either blitzes them with white
phosphorous , or sends in its tank battalions to drive over Gaza.
In preparation for <http://www.hmd.org.uk/about/>Holocaust Memorial
Day (1), London Zionist
Jewish Chronicle is very disturbed by a UK-based pro Palestinian
web site named <http://www.shoah.org.uk/>shoah.org.uk. The site is
obviously dedicated to the Palestinian Holocaust.
The Jewish paper insists that the Shoah -- like Israel -- is a 'Jews
only club'. They do not want to 'let anyone else in'.
Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust
told the Jewish paper, "Using the word 'Shoah' in this context is
done with the sole intention of causing offence to Holocaust
survivors, their families and the wider Jewish community and shows
the greatest possible disrespect to the tragedy of the Holocaust."
I would fiercely argue that Pollock is wrong. Using the word 'Shoah'
in this very context is there to awaken the world, the Jews, and
holocaust victims in particular, to the fact that the biggest
current perpetrator of crimes against humanity -- is actually the
Mark Gardner, of the Community Security Trust, said: "This website
is yet another sickening example of how the Holocaust is perverted by
anti-Zionists in order to attack Israel and Zionism."
Mark Gardner is almost correct; anti Zionists do indeed use the Shoah
as a means of mirroring. And it is now an accepted fact that the
Palestinians are the last victims of Hitler. It is also becoming
accepted that the Israelis are the Nazis of our time. And tragically
enough, the crimes in Palestine carried out by the Jewish state are
also being committed in the name of the Jewish people. As if this is
not enough, it is Jewish pilots who drop white phosphorus from planes
which are decorated with Jewish symbols.
These facts are disturbing and demand the immediate attention of world Jewry.
Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies ( another
morbid institute that claims to represent British Jews ) told the
Jewish Chronicle that "even without delving into what is clearly a
one-sided and skewed narrative, by virtue of its title, this website
is extremely provocative and any trivialisation of the Holocaust in
which over six million Jewish men, women, and children were
systematically murdered is completely abhorrent."
Benjamin is probably too lame to grasp that what we see here is the
total opposite -- We are actually witnessing an acceptance of an
astute universalising of the holocaust as carrying a humanist message
for all of us. We can see a deeper understanding of the true moral
meaning of that historical event.
Surely we need to stand up against all forms of ethno-centric
homicidal policies. And it seems clear that Israel is no different
from Nazi Germany in that regard. In fact Israel is far worse,
because Israel acts under the guise of being a democracy, and its
merciless policies are a reflection of the majority Israeli
population's yearning to live in a 'Jews only' state.
However, a few questions are still left open -- Why exactly do the
aforementioned Jews from the Jewish Chronicle and the Board of
Deputies want to maintain the notion and reality of historical
suffering as being exclusively Jewish property? Why don't they want
anyone else to use the word 'Shoah'? Why do they demand a total
control over the usage of words and applications of meanings ?
Can you imagine a Ukrainian protesting against the word 'famine'
being applied to the situation in Ethiopia?
I really wonder why so many Jews insist on grounding their identity
politics on suffering and being hated by others?
For clearly, one must admit that being loathed is not exactly
something to brag about.
I am bewildered.
(1) It is interesting to read the definition of the Holocaust
Memorial Day on the official HMD's <http://www.hmd.org.uk/about/>site:
"HMD is about remembering the victims and those whose lives have been
changed beyond recognition of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and
subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the ongoing
atrocities today in Darfur."
Basically everywhere except in Palestine.
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