In their obstinate desire to see the failure of the Jewish State, the Left has proven time and time again that they are ready to embrace the likes of Saddam Hussein, Ahmedinejad, Yasser Arafat, Stalin and many inhuman Arab-Muslim leaders, while conveniently forgetting the crimes committed by these individuals and the misery they brought to millions of people. They offer support and fund genocidal murderers and oppressive regimes while they perpetuate the lies and Jew hatred that engulf Europe and the rest of the world, accusing Israel of "genocide crimes" and screaming "apartheid" towards the only democratic and humanitarian country in the whole of the Middle East, and perhaps even the world.
Naturally, terror in the service of the Arab cause, whether against Israelis, or Americans, can be ignored. No sympathy for its victims is warranted, because, after all, it is the Israelis and the Americans who are the real terrorists, and even Nazis. Europe today faces an epic struggle between the very best and the very worst of its traditions.
The report of the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, referring to media coverage of the Middle East conflict, reveals that: “the stereotypes found in that coverage are the same as those waived against the Jews during the 1930s. History repeats itself and while the times have changed Human Nature has not.
Judeophobia is once again a rising phenomenon encompassing even countries we once believed to be civilized, progressive and on the path to Human enlightenment, like Spain for example. Pilar Rahola has covered a very interesting article here. She says: "I’ve been trying to answer this question for years: why? Why, of all the World’s conflicts, only this one interests them? Why a tiny country which to survive is criminalized? Why does the manipulated information triumph so ? Why are all the people of Israel, reduced to a simple mass of murderous imperialists? Why is there no Palestinian guilt? Why is Arafat a hero and Sharon a monster? Finally, why when it is the only country in the World which is threatened with destruction, it is the only one that nobody considers a victim?"
The left is outraged when we point out that their actions, behaviour, comments and attitudes are anti-Semitic, as if anti-Semitism was the exclusive patrimony of the extreme Right and fundamental Catholicism. Many are the camouflages of Jew hatred. Anti-Zionism and anti-Israel sentiment are much more bearable for their thin skins.
The left goes up in arms and tantrums when we expose the cause they support is genocidal and intolerant. They say, "how dare you "JEW" tell us we are anti-Semitic, and intolerant when we fought the Nazis to save "you" from their ovens?"
Even the Jewish dead are not allowed to repose in peace.
Are we supposed to be tolerant of their blatantly patronising Jew-hatred? Are we now supposed to be grateful of their tolerance for emerging sub-cultures that employ the cruellest ideologies and racism the world has ever seen only because they "fought the Nazis"? Nazism has not been destroyed, it is alive and well not only in Europe and the Middle East but also in "civilized" countries like Argentina, Spain, Brazil, and pretty much the rest of the planet as we know it.
Pilar also says: "Lack of memory leads to ignorance, ignorance produces prejudice, and prejudice breeds intolerance. Who said there is nothing more dangerous in the world than sincere ignorance? For Europe has a woefully sincere surfeit of imbecility, ignorance and an absolute memory void. It is this obstinate forgetfulness, trivializing the paths which have led us to hatred (from the very heart of Christianity to Stalin’s frenzy to eliminate Jewish physicians and from the infamous white gowns of the Inquisitors to the gas chambers of Birkenau); it is this relativization of antisemitism, implanted in the very vortex of Europe that spawns the likes of Nobel writer José Saramago and renowned composer Mikis Theodorakis. To think that we have become so enamored of the author of Baltasar and Blimunda!"
And what of the Self-Hating-Israel-Threatening Jews? How can they possibly sleep at night? Their conscience must be as clean as the dustbins of their neighbourhoods.
We must learn lessons from this, and we must warn the world that
a cornered animal is a dangerous animal.
Pilar Rahola is a Journalist and ex politician who speaks for Israel, human and animal rights.