This is why there must be an Israel. This is why we must stand up for the tiny Jewish state at any and all costs. Because Islamic anti-semitism is the get-out-of-jail-free card for the Jew-haters across the world to come out of their hate closet. And they are. In spades.
The irrationality and anger that comes as a result of sick hatred is monstrous. Jewish schools.
Jews in Belgium cannot wear any sign of their religion in that country.
Trade Union leader threatens Jewish schools because of Israel’s reaction to UNESCO vote
Antwerp - A trade union leader in Belgium has threatened to take action against Jewish schools in retaliation for the Israeli government policy towards the Palestinians. Following the vote on Monday to grant the Palestinians full UNESCO membership and the subsequent Israeli government decision to accelerate settlement building and to freeze transfers of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, Hugo Deckers, secretary general of ACOD, the Socialist trade union for the education sector, sent an e-mail to the chief editor of the Jewish magazine Joods Actueel in which he welcomed the UNESCO vote and referred to the Israeli decision.
"If this is the (Israeli) reaction, I would be happy as union leader to bring the Jewish schools in Antwerp in the news. I fear you are going to scare," he wrote.
In his response, chief editor Michael Freilich said: "This is yet another proof of the new anti-Zionist antisemitism in which Jews over the world are threatened and accused of actions on which they have no control."
He continued: "We have said many times but will repeat it: Jews in our country are Belgians, Flemish. They have no influence on the situation in the Middle East.They do not go to the army, pay no taxes and cannot vote. Yes, they have an opinion about the conflict, and like everyone else they are free to express an opinion about anything and everything, whether the military action in Libya, the euro crisis or the situation in the Middle East. We live in a free country. To blackmail people because of their views or because of their religion is totally illegal."
"The reaction of Hugo Deckers is scandalous and reflects very little respect for our democratic values and poor knowledge about the difference between a religion and a nationality," Freilich added.o
The Holocaust, while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis -- Europe as a continent decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Holland had the highest rate of collaboration with the Nazis, higher than any other country in Western Europe. 95% of Dutch Jews were murdered.
Caroline Glick said in my radio interview with her that the lesson the Europeans took away from the aftermath of WW2 was insidious. "The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself to in the aftermath of Auschwitz, was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters but rather that everything was caused by nationalism and therefore what we really need to do is have a European Union that will obviate our need for nationalism so that we can become this transnational gobbletygook and we'll all get together and therefore we won't have another Auschwitz. But really the lesson should have been is that we were evil and we have to be good. And that is the lesson we have to learn and and we have to be able and willing ot make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil and that is something the Europeans refuse to do."
Nationalism isn't bad. American nationalism wasn't bad, has never been bad. British nationalism hasn't been bad. French nationalism isn't bad. Polish nationalism isn't bed. Czech nationalism wasn't bad.
The thing that was bad was that Germany decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That was what the problem was; it was not nationalism per se. And its still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and are applying them, while ignoring the only lesson that's really relevant from WW2, which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.