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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Why I am on the side of Jews & Israel

My support for Israel comes from a historical knowledge which is far from expansive, but which is still "profound" compared with that of these largely moronic herds we have seen lately screeching their Jew Hatred in the streets of Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney via their fake passion for the "pooooor Palesteeeeenians" with vulgarly rhyming slogans like "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free"

My support for the Jewish people and for their right to live freely and safely in their ancestral lands is unconditional.

The reasons for my totally subjective stand, while not completely irrational, are also largely emotional. Basically I am as cowardly as the next person although I find running with the pack offensively vulgar but, as a German, I need to prove to myself that, had I not been what Brecht called a "Nachgeborene" (*), I would not have looked the other way as my fathers did, or worse run with the Nazi pack. 

And so, today, I try to swim against this  stinking effluent of anti-semitism which - once again seems to pollute so many things of beauty and suffocate so much potential for good.

The media have turned from 4th estate to 5th column and turn otherwise 'civilised' and educated people into hyenas when it comes to "Israel" aka "The Jews". One of the products of this Goebbels' style propaganda is this normally very charming, mature and educated woman who, during the recent  Israeli response to HAMAS answered one of my emails like this:

Hi .... I know you are committed to the ideals and actions of Israel but I see it very differently. My sympathies lie unequivocally with the Palestinians whose country has been encroached on by aggressive, land-grabbing, women and children-killing, war criminals.  We must agree to disagree on this one.  Cheers.  

I am ashamed to say that I have not responded to this missive: this lady is a neighbour, so, in the interests of neighbourly peace and all that, you know... 

Would I have remained silent  too if this kind of gauntlet had been thrown down to  me in Germany's Nazi past? 

My "alibi" of being a "Nachgeborene" looks  shaky...

So: who are the "Palestinians"? And what is "Palestine? Time for a little history class:

(*) "Nachgeborene" 
Title of a poem by Brecht: "To those who follow in our wake"

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I'm rather chuffed to be on the same side as Pat Condel:


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