BRITISH JEWS INVOKE THE HOLOCAUST TO SAVE SYRIAN REFUGEES

Obviously some have not forgotten 

In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the rabbis and cantors referenced the 10,000 Jewish children that the United Kingdom rescued from the Nazis between 1938 and 1940.

Once we were in the same boat

Once we were on the same boat

Citing Kindertransport, 100 British Rabbis Demand Open Door for Refugees

More than 100 British Jewish clergy signed a letter urging the United Kingdom to take in more Syrian refugees.

In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the rabbis and cantors referenced the 10,000 Jewish children that the United Kingdom rescued from the Nazis between 1938 and 1940.

Two of the people delivering the letter Monday were themselves members of the Kindertransport rescue operation that brought Jewish children to the U.K, the British newspaper The Guardian reported.

Many of those who signed identified themselves as the children of Holocaust refugees.

“(W)e know that now it is our turn to open our gates to refugees who are fleeing from tyranny and evil, often with only the clothes on their backs, and their children in their arms,” the letter stated.

“We were heartened to hear that 20,000 refugees will be welcomed into the U.K. over the next five years,” the letter continued. “Yet we look again to World War II where we find that immediate action could have saved many more children’s lives. Let the Kindertransport be our inspiration. 10,000 legitimate refugees, at the very minimum, should be offered asylum in Great Britain in the next 6 months.”

The letter, which also urged the government to allow refugees to work in the U.K., said the British Jewish community is willing to find homes for refugees and raise money to feed, clothe and educate them. It was organized by Tzelem UK, an activist group that organizes Jewish clergy on social and economic justice issues

The letter also referenced the Exodus from Egypt: “As Rabbis and Cantors we regularly read the story of a band of refugees who escaped from a tyrant with only the clothes on their backs and a bit of flat bread. They crossed a sea, and they dreamed of a promised land. We call this the exodus, and it is our founding beacon for hope, and our constant reminder in every generation to open our hearts and our doors to the stranger at our gates.”

12 Comments

  1. lolathecur said,

    September 23, 2015 at 19:46

    They should speak for Israel and take them all there as it is so much closer and are native to that area anyway. This way when Israel and the united states defeats ISIS they can just walk home.

  2. joekano76 said,

    September 23, 2015 at 20:08

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth and commented:
    Israel is next door to Syria; why don’t British jews demand that Israel take in refugees in the spirit of WWII?

  3. sarz said,

    September 23, 2015 at 20:10

    Even the best Jews have problems with the plain truth. Saintly Paul Eisen ‘denies’ the Holocaust, but the ‘denial’ turns out to be a figure of speech. And somewhat further down the scale . . . our own DesertPeace. Okay, there was a Holocaust — it was the Jewish refugee problem. And one good turn deserves another. Thanks, DP. God bless.

  4. Mike S Goodman said,

    September 23, 2015 at 20:11

    Most Syrians would refuse to accept asylum in Israel, even if it were offered (at least as long as the Golan remains occupied).

  5. September 23, 2015 at 20:13

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

  6. tom dee said,

    September 23, 2015 at 20:41

    Israel can put them on the Golan heights and it will not cause social disorder in Israel as bibi claims. The Golan Heights belongs to Syria so they would not have to leave their own country. How many times have they cried no one helped us in WWII?

  7. Zen Shaman said,

    September 23, 2015 at 20:45

    good for them! way to go jews! as a man of arabic descent, i have certainly suffered an inordinate amount of racism in the USA, usually from rabid christians, and crazy zionistas. I’m real glad to see that all jews arent bad, i was really beginning to wonder.

  8. albert said,

    September 23, 2015 at 21:07

    ISRAEL can open it’s borders ……………………..

  9. MIKE LEVINSON said,

    September 23, 2015 at 21:22

    All nonviolent direct action to help the refugees is legit and acceptable. Power to the Peaceful!

  10. MIKE LEVINSON said,

    September 23, 2015 at 21:41

    Providing the Golan Heights for refugee resettlement is a clever and creative proposal, and perhaps a first step to returning the area back to Syria. I think it should be given more thought and consideration. It sounds kinda funny, but I like it! Hi Ho!

  11. Bilbo said,

    September 24, 2015 at 14:16

    If British Jews want to save Syrians can’t they send them to Israel?


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