ROGER WATERS PLAYS MUNICH DESPITE MUNICIPAL OPPOSITION

Roger Waters plays Munich despite mayor’s effort to stop concert over his support for BDS

I believe all people, all of us, all of our brothers and sisters, all of our fragile globe, whatever their ethnicity or religion or nationality, deserve the same basic human rights under the law,” Roger Waters told the crowd at a Munich concert last week. 

Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. An attorney for Waters asked Reiter to retract his statement, according to the Jerusalem Post, and Waters addressed the row himself from the stage at Munich’s Olympic Hall and later posted to social media. The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.

Here’s the video of Waters in Munich:

Dieter Reiter, the Mayor of Munich, has issued a press release denouncing me as anti-Semitic.

The Mayor claims I make increasingly hateful anti-Semitic remarks.

I stand for human rights...

WHEN WILL THE GERMANS EVER LEARN?

How quickly they forget what happened the last time these feelings were harboured.

13 million declared anti-Semites in Germany

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Sixteen percent of German population declared in a recent survey that they don’t like Jews, but president of Central Council of Jews in Germany—who advised Jews to avoid wearing a skullcap in big cities—wants us to take comfort in the fact that ’80 percent are not prejudiced against Jews.’
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Let’s talk a bit about today’s Germany. Nearly 83 million residents, one of Europe’s biggest countries. Between 100,000 to 200,000 Jews, most of whom arrived from Russia several decades ago after the German authorities invited them and helped with their absorption.“Germany needs a Jewish population,” the authorities announced at the time. By the way, some of the “invitees” weren’t even Jews or weren’t Jewish according to Halacha. In Russia, after all, there was no problem purchasing certificates and permits of all kinds. I remember cases in which the husband received financial support from the Jewish community, which included some 28,000 people at the time, and his wife received aid from the Catholic Caritas organization.

And now to anti-Semitism. In a recent survey, 16 percent of the population—about 13 million people—declared they didn’t like Jews, to say the least. About 70 percent of the respondents further stated that they were strongly against the oppression of Palestinians by Israel.

There’s no surprise here, if we know, for example, that two Muslim rappers—Kollegah and Farid Bang—recently won the Echo award, a sort of “Oscar” for the country’s most popular artists. The two, who always perform in front of sold-out crowds, often ridicule Holocaust survivors and their songs are littered with anti-Semitic expressions. After their win stirred a public row, the prize was cancelled, but the committee that delivers the award found no fault in their selection.

And if a leading newspaper like Süddeutsche Zeitung publishes a cartoon of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with all the “characteristics” that Joseph Goebbels gave the Jews (a long, crooked nose and big ears), and the paper’s editors decide to bid farewell to the cartoonist only after an uproar from Jewish circles, that says enough too.

And now to Dr. Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, who recently advised observant Jews not to wear a skullcap in big cities to protect themselves. I’m having trouble accepting the arguments presented by “the No. 1 Jew in Germany” to Itay Mashiach, Yedioth Ahronoth correspondent in Berlin. His explanations prove that he fails to understand the situation or doesn’t want to understand it.

On the one hand, Schuster says Germany’s Jews are in no danger and have no reason to consider leaving. On the other hand, when he is asked whether the fact that anti-Semitism is still present in Germany in 2018—despite politicians’ efforts—isn’t evidence of the failure of Jewish life in Germany, Schuster replies: “Definitely not a failure. There has always been hostility towards Jews among 20 percent of the population, even when the community was much smaller. But we must also remember the opposite conclusion, that 80 percent are not prejudiced against Jews.”

That’s an argument I have yet to hear. It’s like saying that in a certain country “only 20 percent are criminals.

Addressing the immigration of Jews from Germany, Schuster said: “Thank God, there is no such danger.” Thank God?

Schuster also argued that anti-Semitic manifestations were more common in big cities like Berlin, Cologne and Munich, but that the situation was different in the small cities. As someone who has visited hundreds of school classrooms and addressed thousands of students, mainly in Germany’s small cities, I would like to reveal to Dr. Schuster that he is wrong and that the truth is actually the opposite. Berlin and Cologne don’t represent Germany. The small cities do, and anti-Semitism is much more common there.

CELEBRATING THE DISPLACEMENT

There is no empathy at all for the last victims of the Holocaust, the Palestinians

The renegaded victims of the Christian-Zionist jubilee celebrations

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,English Translation by Milena Rampoldi

Greetings for the 70th anniversary of the “Jewish State”, based on the displacement of 750.000 Palestinians from their homeland in 1948, during the Nakba (catastrophe). All famous politicians celebrate this anniversary of the foundation of the “Jewish State”. Nobody says one word about the Nakba, the catastrophe which supported by us in the West caused the occupation of Palestinians living imprisoned without any rights. One-thousand famous politicians and “Friends of Israel”, from Steinmeier to Maas, did not renounce to their celebration, while the renegaded victims, the Palestinians, had to “stay outside alone”. (1)

There is no empathy at all for the last victims of the Holocaust, the Palestinians

German Chancellor Merkel and foreign minister Maas fall over themselves with declarations of friendship and gratulations. What is particularly questionable is the fact that Merkel in an interview for the Israeli channel Ten explicitly talks to people of “Jewish origin” or Jews in Germany by offering them the guarantee to do all for their safety. The fact that synagogues, schools, kindergarten and Jewish institutions must be guarded worries her a lot. (2) There is no empathy for the last victims of the Holocaust, the Palestinians, during these Christian-Zionist joyful celebrations.

However, two positive signals came from Merkel. Before her journey to Trump she engaged for the maintenance of the nuclear deal with Iran, criticised by Trump and Netanyahu, by saying: “In our opinion having an agreement is better than having no agreement at all.” In addition, Germany will not follow the USA and relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem., as long as the status of Jerusalem will not be definitively clarified.

Why does Merkel not give her welcoming speech at the 70thanniversary of the foundation of the “Jewish State” to the Jüdische Allgemeine, the “storming organ” of the Central Council of German Jews? Why not to the Israel ambassador? However, when it is about Turkey, Ditib is criticised as the religious organ linked to Turkish Government. This argument does not apply to the Central Council as corporation under public law, when it constantly acts as German representative of the “Jewish State” in Germany. Here horrifying double standards are created because there is no equal treatment of Jewish and non-Jewish organisations. It is enough with the “particular” relationship to the “Jewish State” and the German citizens of Jewish faith. Exactly this unequal treatment causes prejudices resulting in Anti-Semitism. However, this is exactly what the Netanyahu regime wants to continue to commit its crimes unpunished and without being criticised.

Almost as an aside, Merkel criticises the construction of settlements by the Jewish State because it would not simplify the Two-State-Solution. According to Merkel, Germany wants the “Jewish Democratic State” of Israel next to a “viable” Palestinian State. And this is so implausible as all her politics is.

However, in one and the same sentence of her welcoming speech, Chancellor Merkel adds “that knowing the responsibility and bearing in mind our common values, we will shape our future for mutual benefit”.

How can this “Christian-Zionist” chancellor so uncritically celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of the Jewish State in “joy and thankfulness” because the Jewish State reached out its hands for reconciliation, without referring back to the missing “reconciliation” with the Palestinians? Again, the Palestinians are not an issue. And it was also not an issue during the “reconciliation visit” of “Auschwitz Minister” Maas in Israel. This autumn, Merkel is planning to visit the Jewish State with her cabinet. It is easy to imagine how this visit will look like and which results will be achieved: more armaments and U-boat gifts for the purpose of “self-defence”.

Israel’s objective: the final solution at the expense of the Palestinians

How can we talk about common values with a “Jewish occupiers’ and Apartheid State”, a state without constitution, without clear borders and aiming at the complete implementation of the final solution of the Zionist reason of state at the expense of the Palestinians.

Merkel also moans about “new types of Antisemitism” by refugees or people of “Arabic origin”. In reality, the Chancellor should know very well that these people are not motivated by Antisemitism, but by the absolutely understandable rage against the crimes of the Netanyahu regime. These crimes climaxed again at the Gazan border where thousands of Palestinians started their “March of Return” which will continue until the Nakba commemoration day on 15 May.

This “March of Return” is a pleading call for help addressed to the international public not to forget the Palestinians and their legal right to return. The result up to now: dozens of people assassinated, including children and a press photographer, Jasser Murtaja, wearing the jacket with the inscription “Press”, and who according to war minister Lieberman was working with a drone and became a safety risk. His version was not even confirmed by the army.

Murtaja was an independent reporter who worked for the production company Ain-Media which was even financially supported by the US agency USAID. All is checked with extreme precision. He had nothing to do with Hamas, but was engaged for truthful reporting. He will enter the history of the Palestinian history as “martyr of truth”.

Merkel did not even comment the massacre in Gaza by the Netanyahu’ state terrorism regime. As always, she just focussed on the proper “right for defence”.

Reason of State: support of the illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine

Of course, we have to ask ourselves the following question: What will Merkel do for Palestine, if she massively and unconditionally supports the disrespectful politics of the “Jewish State” with arms and U boat supplies by following the Merkel formula of the German reason of state for the security of the “Jewish State”. However, this “security” means the support of the illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine.

Since March 2010, the commemoration of this catastrophe in the “Jewish State” has been made punishable. What began with the so called “Nakba” law and continued with the “Anti-boycott” law, the “muzzle” law for the media and many other fascist laws, has only one goal of silencing and hiding the truth. However, the truth cannot be hidden for ever, even if Zionists do not fear anything more than the truth.

We should all fear a “Jewish State” led by politicians like Netanyahu who use the seventy hour of “independence celebrations” to express this threat: the “Jewish State” has become an “emerging world power” whose light will defeat the “darkness” of its enemies. “In another 70 years, you’ll find here a country that is 70 times stronger, because what we’ve done until today is just the beginning!”

We saw this “Jewish Occupiers’ State” celebrating this anniversary with the wings of “David Star” air force flying over the illegally occupied Palestine. Also two nuclear weapons-capable  U boats and corvettes, the planes F15 and F16 and the recently purchased stealth aircraft F35 participated to this horrifying and enormous power demonstration in Tel Aviv (greetings from Merkel!). Combat aircraft and transport planes from Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Greek, Poland, and Austria were also involved in this “Zionist peace message”.

Oppose to war, oppression, and perpetual occupation!

When Netanyahu thanked President Trump again for his historical decision to recognise “Jerusalem as our capital” and for the relocation of the most powerful country of the world to Jerusalem, one got a foretaste on what the future will bring: war, oppression, and perpetual occupation.

This emerging world power is a threat to world peace. Too bad that Günter Grass cannot be there today to write another poem for these “celebrations”.

This Wednesday in Berlin and other German cities a big rally of the “Christian-Zionist” hypocrites will be organised based on the slogan „Berlin trägt Kippa“ (Berlin wearing kippa). We should change this mendacious fake rally based on defamations to a symbolic action based on the slogan “Berlin wearing hijab” to oppose to Islam and foreigners’ hatred and to struggle for the freedom of Palestine. (3)

The renegaded victims of the Christian-Zionist joyful celebrations must not be left alone. We should give them our voice. We should claim for the existence right of a free Palestinian State as German reason of state, because 70 years occupation of Palestine have been more than enough.

And we commemorate the Nakba and celebrate the prospects for a free Palestine, “From the River to the Sea”.

Foot Notes:

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/70-jahre-unabhaengigkeit-1000-gaeste-feiern-israels-geburtstag-in-berlin/21195152.html

https://www.suedtirolnews.it/video/merkel-beklagt-neue-formen-des-antisemitismus

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/-berlin-traegt-kippa–berliner-zur-solidaritaets-aktion-am-mittwoch-aufgerufen-30057842

 

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THE MINISTER OF AUSCHWITZ

I have seldom been so disgusted by the political unilaterality of this traumatised  foreign minster.

The Auschwitz Minister

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,  English translation by Milena Rampoldi

 

Full of disgust I think of this “total” new beginning the FAZ referred to by talking about this Auschwitz Minister Maas. I have seldom been so disgusted by the political unilaterality of this traumatised foreign minster. So, I feel forced to write about him again; about this minister grew like his suits. “The Auschwitz Minister” was the first minister (for justice) celebrating “Chanukkah” in his ministry – imagine in whose company – and who will also celebrate Pessac which this year coincides with Christian Easter after his return from the “Holy Land”. I am asking myself now when this philosemite minister will convert, let himself be circumcised and celebrate his Bar Mizwa in the ministry with Charlotte Knobloch as honour guest?

Before starting his flight to the “Jewish State” he emphasized his connection with Israel. As expected by a minister who entered politics “because of Auschwitz”, after his arrival to the “Jewish State”, he had nothing more urgent to do than re-visit the Holocaust Memorial Place Yad Vashem, accompanied by the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch.

Deir Yasin: levelled to the ground in 1948

Does this minister not know that Deir Yasin is within the range of vision of Yad Vashem? This village cleansed and levelled to the ground by Zionists in 1948 is well-known for the numerous and well-documented massacres against the Palestinian civil population, a crime against humanity unpunished until today and trigger of the “nakba”, the catastrophe. Like for our government, for sure, also for the Auschwitz and “hanger-on” minister this does not matter. (1)(2)(3)

In addition to Knobloch, two “particular” journalists, one of the Bild newspaper owned by the Zionist Springer and one of the Jüdische Allgemeine, the “storming” central organ of the Central Council of Jews, were part of his illustrious entourage. This is the expression of press diversity.

This choice says it all about this “new beginning”. Heiko Maas is the Foreign Minister who strikes a smarming note towards the Jewish occupiers’ regime as it is his personal mission.

My question is: How personal can official foreign politics be? Is the politician of the Social Party the right one for this job? He explains his Auschwitz statements to about 30 Holocaust survivors in Israel and cares about his own family history during the Nazi regime. However, even if he looked for resistance fighters, he just found hangers-on. Therefore, he began to care about the contribution he could make so that this will never happen again.

However, if for Maas the Shoah is a reminder and mission to engage for human rights and tolerance and to oppose to any kind of Antisemitism and racism, he does not do justice to this mission and is more than hypocrite.

“Hanger-on” of the Zionist state terror regime

He is himself a “hanger-on” of the politics of the Zionist state terror regime violating international law. Instead of standing for the Palestinian people and opposing to the illegal occupation of Palestine, our foreign minister pays courts to Israel. As German foreign minister he will go down in history, as during his first visit to the “Jewish State” he did not even mention the term “settlement politics”! It is unbearable to look at how he smarms over Netanyahu: when it comes to the dangerous politics about the nuclear agreement with Iran he just mentions that there are “different conceptions”. This confirms our best fears.

Maas does not raise his voice for the liberation of Ahed Tamimi, one of many children and young people arbitrarily imprisoned by the Zionist regime. He does not raise his voice for the journalists and other innocent Palestinians who struggle for the freedom of Palestine.

What a shameful “new beginning”!

His hypocrisy is also reflected in his double standards: Russia is punished for its alleged participation to the poison attack against a double agent, while the “Jewish State” which has been violating international law for decades now is justified. What a shameful “new beginning”! Instead, Maas should check how his family acted during the war against Russia and how many of the 27 million Russian citizens the Mass hanger-on are responsible for!

In the coalition contract it is stated that the actual Israeli settlement policy opposes to the applicable international law and must not be supported because it complicates the two-state solution. However, we have to ask ourselves how this is compatible with the German reason of State for the “security of the Jewish State” and the resulting consequences.

“Complicated” is a totally inadequate term for this severe violation of international law making the foundation of the State of Palestine impossible: the illegal occupation since the Six-Day War in 1967, the continuous land grabbing by the settlements, the annexation of East-Jerusalem, and the recognition of Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” by US president Trump, and the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem announced for the 15 May, emphasise the Jewish claim for whole Jerusalem.

A Outrageous Provocation

What will minister Maas do against this outrageous provocation? Almost nothing, I would say, if we consider that he is already preparing the celebrations for the 70thanniversary of the “Jewish State”, instead of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the nakba, the catastrophe, coinciding with the foundation of the state of Israel. Instead, the commemoration of the nakba would be the overdue German new beginning. Finally, Maas’ words written into the guest book of Yad Vashem “The commemoration should never end” should also apply to the nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people beginning in 1948 and so closely connected with the Holocaust without which it could not even exist.

The foreign minister also paid a short visit to Palestinian president Abbas in Ramallah, planned for his 83rd birthday. Instead of empathy, he brought a KaDeWe gift hamper with “Spree” gherkins and “German” fine foods. Maas did not have anything else to do than asking his Palestinian colleague Raid Malki in a rapid and more than unkind press conference to “invite” the Palestinians not to burn all bridges (to the occupation) in this “difficult” time and to request Palestinian “availability” to talk to the United States (as unilateral mediator!). For sure, this Abbas-“Vichy” government will listen to these impossible claims. (At the moment!) it refuses the “unique” mediator, after that it had recognised Jerusalem as Israeli capital. However, the Abbas regime feels committed to conduct direct negotiations with Israel and to continue to fight against terrorism and to aim at a “multinational mechanism” of political accompaniment – a woolly formulation by Malki. The whole thing sounds like the fake word “autonomous region” German media use to hide the occupation of Palestine, opposing to international law.

Maas will not see anything of the misery in the illegally occupied regions, starting from the concentration camp in Gaza. Maas will meet with a pseudo-opposition. He will not meet NGO like Breaking the Silence or B`Tselem criticizing the military occupation and violations against human rights in the illegally occupied Palestinian regions. For sure, Maas will not attract Netanyahu’s irritation like his predecessor Gabriel he met on Monday afternoon after Netanyahu and his wife Sara had been interrogated again about corruption allegations.

The continuity of hypocrisy

Despite the stuck peace process Maas also adheres to the mantra of the so-called two-state solution, although it is well-known that Netanyahu has always refused it by saying that the continuity of his Middle East policy applies. For me this means the continuity of hypocrisy applies!

Has he not asked himself why in view of the aggressive illegal settlement politics which reached its record high in 2017 with Trump this Monday a new illegal settlement, Amichai, was inaugurated? What a Chuzpe!

To show his “engagement”, on Sunday Maas planted a tree in the Aminadav forest of the Jewish Nation Fond. That speaks for itself: This organisation collects donations for colonialism and Apartheid in the infamous blue Keren Kayemeth Leisrael can, the symbol of “green”-washing of displacement and expropriation in Palestine by the Jewish National Fond. I remember very well when the actual German President Steinmeier planted his tree when he was foreign minister. What an awful tradition! (4)

The jubilation accompanying the guest who can be easily “manipulated”

In an SWR interview, Moshe Zimmerman stated that Maas is the symbol of an uncritical policy Netanyahu will love. Maas is also a good friend of Ayelet Shaked, the right-wing Israeli minister of justice. In a video before the meeting between Maas and Netanyahu the two assured one another an unlimited friendship. Netanyahu emphasized the friendship with Maas, “reaching our heart” and his statement about the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, for the security (!) and focussed on the fact that the “Jewish State” is the “only” free democracy in the Middle East. Netanyahu was simply happy about this guest who was so easy to “manipulate”. Maas announced to have plenty of topics on the agenda: the exchange with the civil society, the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel, and the constant support to Israel, despite of the different opinions about the deal with Iran and the to-state solution. At that moment, the male friendship with the “Auschwitz Minister” was sealed and continued even without the camera. (5)

In fact, also the treatment of black refugees in the “Jewish State” is a crime. More than 20.000 Israelis demonstrated against this practice, and in the end the Supreme Court opposed to this expulsion practice. (6)

See the article I wrote in 2013 about Pessac, entitled “We were refugees in Egypt”, which is unfortunately still relevant. (7)

In this sense, I wish all readers and friends Happy Easter / Pessac. Again, this year in occasion of these celebrations our Palestinian friends under occupation will be “closed off”. This year also the 30th of March, on which three important data coincided on one day – what a symbolism! The Good Friday, the first Seder evening of the Pessac celebration, the Land Day, in remembrance of the massive Zionist land grabbing in Galilea in 1976, with many victims and injured Palestinians. We should think about it when we celebrate the festive seasons and memorial days in freedom and peace.

Deir Yassin by Erich Fried

Ich habe gelesen

vom Palästinenserdorf Deir Yassin

Zweihundertvierundfünfzig

fast nur Frauen und Kinder und Alte

die ermordet wurden

von den Einheiten Léchi und Etzil

unter Joschua Zetler

und Mordechai Ra´anán

Aber es fällt mir schwer

mir ein Bild zu machen

Und ich will mir ein Bild machen

um es nicht zu vergessen

um es im Kopf zu haben

dort wo es hingehört

Wohin gehört Deir Yassin

in meinem Kopf?

Es gehört zu Guernica

und zum Warschauer Ghetto

Es gehört zu Lidice

und zu Oradour

Es gehört zu My Lai

und zu Bin-Du-Ong in Vietnam

Wenn ich das Bild

des jüdischen Jungen sehe

der vergeblich die Hände hochhob

Am Ende des Warschauer Ghettos

dann brennen mich meine Augen

Ich habe die Bilder der Kinder

von Deir Yassin nicht gesehen

ich weiß nicht einmal

ob Israels Krieger

das Fotografieren erlaubten

Waren das andere Kinder?

Ich glaube nicht

Ich glaube die Bilder aus Warschau

und die brennenden Hütten in Vietnam

stellen mein Bild zusammen

von Deir Yassin

Wir Juden sind groß

so groß wie die größten Völker

Wir haben Marx und Heine

und Freud und Einstein

Wir haben Meir-Har-Zion

den großen Arabertöter

und Mordechai Ra´anán

und Joschua Zetler

die Sieger von Deir Yassin

die jeden Vergleich bestehen

Foot Notes:

1 http://zochrot.org/en/booklet/50834

2 http://www.themen.palaestina-heute.de/Deir_Yassin/deir_yassin.html

3 http://mondoweiss.net/2012/04/the-symbol-of-nakba-deir-yassin-remembered/

4 http://www.taz.de/!5069433/

5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8YsOU4SEh8

6 http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2018-03/israel-tel-aviv-demonstration-abschiebung-afrikaner-migranten

7 http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=19316

 

 

 

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BIBI’S ‘WAR CONFERENCE’ IN MUNICH

The “War Conference” in Munich was disguised as Security Conference, since everybody wants security and so the term sounds well. And the date was chosen so well on the memorable 18 February.

Netanyahu in Munich, brandishing wreckage from what he said was Iranian-produced drone.

Do you want the all-out war?

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,English translation by Milena Rampoldi

 

All the inflammatory speeches recalled me the 18 February 1943, when the Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, seventy-five years ago, held his (in)famous speech in the Sports Palace in Berlin, by barking at his public: “Do you want the all-out war?”

 

With this particular déjà-vu, this 18 February the “safety-conscious transatlantic representatives” (and we from home in front of the TV screens) had the chance to see the speech held by the Prime Minister of the “Jewish State” in the great hall of the Bayrische Hof in Munich. With his open war threat and rabble-rousing against Iran, Netanyahu formally challenged this comparison. I just missed the barked sentence, however, the public was silent and listened to his speech without resistance, thinking that he talked about security.

 

The “elected” really compared the nuclear deal with Iran with the Munich Agreement of 80 years ago by warning against an “appeasement with the Iranian leaders”, since the concessions at that time had reinforced Hitler. At that time, well-intentioned and naive people had acted with “good intentions” and now they are committing the same mistake with Iran.

 

Israel: a war-focussed nation from head to toe

Even more perfidious was Netanyahu’s more than misleading comparison with the Nazi “master race” and Iran propagating the so-called “master religion”.

 

The “elected” of the elected religion wants to warn about the alleged international rule of Islam. From the associations of the Propaganda Minister Goebbels to the Hasbara of Prime Minister Netanyahu, from “the Jews are our misfortune” to the “uncontrollable, dangerous international Islam” it is just a small step into the same direction: the marginalisation of a religion and the clash of civilizations. Netanyahu’s slogan of the “small Israel, surrounded by enemies, threating its existence” and his whole politics are a blatant lie. And this blatant lie was reflected by his public, raptly listening to him. For sure, Israel is not threatened as it is a nuclear power armed to the teeth and a war-focussed nation, from head to toe.

 

The “warm-hearted” and devote welcoming of the leader of a nation of occupiers made me speechless. Neither the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, nor the continuous land-grabbing by illegal settlements were part of the subjects touched by this “Security Conference”. Israel openly despises the safety of the Palestinian population. In addition, Israel treats African refugees as “infiltrators” and ignores and denigrates them.

 

Netanyahu formally flourished during his ridiculous speech, in which as usual he only diffused a pack of lies. The whole speech was also staged in a ridiculous way. In Netanyahu’s hands the alleged piece of a shot Iranian drone to prove the allegedly dangerous military aggression by Iran, Israel will not accept. And during his unforgotten speech held in 2012, at the General Council of the UN, he had lifted a cardboard with the picture of a nuclear bomb it. Everybody is as ridiculous as he/she is able to be. However, at the “Security Conference”, Netanyahu found a devote public.

 

Primitive Propaganda

It was scandalous how Netanyahu called the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif an eloquent liar, while the latter said exactly the truth (!). What a primitive propaganda Sara Netanyahu, sitting next to the German “War Minster” von der Leyen (perhaps she will be the future NATO commander-in-chief), applauded.

 

In contrast to Israel with his aggression wars and murders, Iran has neither attacked other countries nor violated their air sovereignty as Israel does every day in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza.

 

Of course, Netanyahu did not spend a word about his recent military support of Syrian activists and rebels. In the past, all these groups were controlled by the CIA-led centre of Military Operations Command in Amman. Up to January, the centre paid wages to ten-thousands of these fighters of the “South front of the Free Syrian Army” and supplied them with material and munitions. Again and again, Israel large-heartedly showed propaganda images of Syrian fighters in Israeli hospitals, how they are healed to go on fighting, while in the concentration camp in Gaza any support is denied although the health system is almost breaking down. On this front, no sign of compassion by the Netanyahu regime.

 

Netanyahu states impertinently that Israel is not involved into the Syrian Civil War. However, the “Jewish Defence Army” flew more than 100 missions, not to mention drone flights. If every government leader or victim had brought a “David Star drone component”, the hall would have to be closed because of overcrowding.

 

The couple Bibi and Sara Netanyahu had formally fled to a trip abroad because at home the situation was threatening since – finally – Israeli police have recommended to bring a charge against Bibi in two corruption cases whose accusations partially concern his wife Sara. They took themselves a four days’ time, including the gala dinner on Saturday evening in the Bavarian Residence. Here Netanyahu celebrated himself and praised the “impressive frame for an impressive friendship”. In this context the host of the evening, Deputy Prime Minister Ilse Aigner assured Netanyahu that the people in Bavaria and Germany are on his side and on the side of Israel. I think Miss Aigner is totally wrong. Perhaps German politicians support this occupiers’ state violating international law, but most of the German citizens do not! Netanyahu is happy to get support from German groups to make deals in the field of security technology to oppose to cyber wars and nuclear threats. The CEO of Siemens, Joe Kaeser, who had just talked to Trump, also came to the table of honour. God knows what he promised to Netanyahu. That evening military power, politics and industry were united and praised “their” common “values of the Western world”.

 

A “clean” couple, Bibi and Sara, found their stage they cannot find at home here in Munich. In the meantime, on Sunday in Israel other close confidents were arrested in the corruption affair. Of course, these arrests lost their attention in the media because of the “drone show” in Munich.

 

The Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif showed a very diplomatic and objective reaction, who did not allow himself to be shown and then called the show a theatrical circus which does not deserve any answer.

 

Netanyahu approached his top when he threatened to attack not only the “deputy” of Iran, the Hezbollah, but also the regime itself, if Iran decides to maintain its military presence in Syria. Netanyahu threatened to preventively attack Iran if this was necessary to protect Israeli security. This is the favoured lie in today’s politics, invented by the “Jewish State”. It says that all aggressions and wars are always justifiable as “self-defence”.

 

We should ask ourselves: What would happen if the Netanyahu regime really attacked Iran? Would German soldiers be sent to the front because of the German reason of state includes the “security of the Jewish State”? In this case, we will have to ask our soldiers to refuse to serve in this illegal intervention!

 

Of course, Netanyahu did not forget to mention the “massacre of Munich”, committed by eight members of the resistance organisation “Black September” killing 11 Israelis during the Olympic Games in 1972. Five perpetuators and a German police man died. According to the motto “the revenge is ours”, only three days after the attack, “David Star fighter bombers” attacked Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria. Two-hundred innocent people died. From an Israeli perspective, they were all terrorists. But in reality they were Palestinians who had found refuge in miserable refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria after the nakba, the catastrophe, after the foundation of the “Jewish State”. Shortly after, the Israeli vengeance regime sent 13.150 “Jewish defence soldiers” with David Star tanks and fighter jets to Southern Lebanon where they killed 45 men and destroyed hundreds of houses. This was one of the bloodiest vengeance campaign among many others. And it last more than twenty years. At that time, the Prime Minister Golda Meir announced to the Knesset: “Wherever an attack is prepared, wherever anybody plans to kill Jews and Israelis – there we have to hit.” (For Meir, the “Palestinians” did not exist, and because they were not there, we came, kicked them out, and took their land). During this unprecedented Mossad revenge campaign which had almost no consequences, many innocent people died. After a “murder by mistake” committed in Norway in 1973, Israel also refused to accept responsibility even if after that murder of an innocent five Mossad agents were condemned to several years’ imprisonment and the Mossad was discovered because of its cruel mercilessness. Six years later, the Mossad then found the researched person in Lebanon. And again, twelve innocent passers-by, including a German nun, died. These murders remained unpunished because the German government did not want to touch its friend, the Jewish regime. And this remains true today: a “Jewish people” which does not exist, tries to take all from a Palestinian people which exists. And this Jewish people is supported by the so-called Western “alliance of values”!

 

The “Jewish State” is not endangered, it is the danger!

At the Security Conference in Munich, Netanyahu got the chance to diffuse his propaganda and hatred and was even applauded. This speech is one of a long series of precedent speeches, all published in its book of 1993 entitled “A Durable Peace. Israel and its Place among the Nations”, the basis of his world view. What he wrote for his first election campaign, is used up to now to explain all. Who knows his book, understand what moves this man: hatred and megalomania. And Islam hatred, Palestinians hatred and the final solution of the Judaization, to be pursued by all means. His next book published in 1996 and entitled “Fighting terrorism” is a perfect fit for his “terrorist” world view which wants to struggle against “Palestinian Muslim terrorism” by using the means of the “Jewish” and now “Jewish-Christian” terrorism.

 

Finally, Netanyahu showed a card with the red Sunni and the black Shiite terrorism on it. What was missing, was the blue colour indicating Jewish terrorism. He warned against hundred-thousands of Assad fighters and praised his new alliance with his Arab “friends” Egypt and Saudi Arabia. With them he wants to avoid the expansion of Iran from the Caspian through the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and the Sinai. During the conference in Munich, it was not mentioned that Netanyahu in a meeting with Guterres in Munich had assured that the occupied Golan Heights will remain part of Israel FOR EVER.

 

After this War Conference in Munich I am asking myself: Why did an “elite” applauded this occupiers’ king and warmonger? Why did the conference host Wolfgang Ischinger devotedly sit next to Netanyahu – contrary to ALL other orators – by accepting only three preconceived questions he read without indicating the addressees? These questions were so superficial, like the one saying “Do you still believe in a two-state solution”?, although everybody knows that Netanyahu has always refused exactly this kind of “solution”! The most important question about the occupation and settlements was the eternal taboo subject! And Bibi had the chance to fluff up his feathers and to lie in front of the cameras, by saying that he was still waiting for Trump’s announced peace plan. However, there were the Palestinians and their frustrating reactions. Always the same words. And this is exactly the same method he uses at home to influence the press freedom in the “Jewish State” in his favour. Again, we were witnesses of a journalistic cowardice which criminally neglected to ask Netanyahu the right questions. Always when it is about the “Jewish State”, the journalistic braveness is missing. Under normal conditions, the journalist union should protest immediately against this way of acting by opposing to the “clean” journalism of the conference. But what can we expect from “leading media” which just pursue the aim to make us stupid.

 

“Security Conference” – no contribution to peace and stability

These immense costs of this War Conference in Munich have no justification AT ALL and do not contribute to peace and stability. It is the opposite: the NATO attacks fuel war anxiety and a new edition of the Cold War.  As desired by the USA and its first ally Israel, the first-class war criminals, their  dubious billion deal cooperation should become more and more intensive, because they need wars to stabilise their “cohesion” and their weapon industry.

 

1) https://deutsch.rt.com/international/65188-milliardendeal-nato-und-israel-wollen-enger-kooperieren/

 

However, in reality, the whole thing is about strategies related to the exploitation of resources and the struggle for raw materials like it is the case today in the struggle for the giant gas resources in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

As citizens we can only react by screaming loudly that we do not want warmongers as politicians, and that we do not want a war against Islam and Russia. We want peace, and we do not want walls and occupation, oppression and violation of human rights! Wars and conflicts make refugees, and we experience how sad this can be.

 

 

The date of the 18 February admonishes us and reminds us: “We do not want an all-out war!” 

 

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EXPOSING THE MYTH OF THE THREAT TO ‘THE JEWISH STATE’

A drone flew, a David star bomber fell from the sky, and it was a hell which could destroy us all. Was there such a concern when the “David Star Drones” circled all day over sovereign states like the Lebanon or terrorized people in the concentration camp in Gaza?

Image by Carlos Latuff

The myth of the threat to the “Jewish State” is based on lies!

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English translation by Milena Rampoldi

 

Not at all! Finally, the “Jewish Drones” and bombers are just there to preserve peace. Now the Assad troops have taken their liberty to start a reconnaissance drone from Palmyra which “dared” to cross the “sovereign territory” of King Bibi. Immediately the Israeli regime suspects the Iranian terror behind this drone. Then a David star jet was shot down during a “peaceful mission” and flew from the sky on the illegally occupied territory of the Syrian Golan.

 

While the German media outbid each other in their understanding for the small, threatened Israel, since a long time David star bombers of the “Jewish Defense Army” have been flying over other sovereign countries. The occupier state Israel has attacked other sovereign states for hundreds of times – unpunished. So, this state without constitution and without defined borders and always focusing on aggressions and raids, is unilaterally supported by the Western “alliance of values”.

 

Again, the executive federal government and the Federal Foreign Office (does Gabriel want to flatter?) which does not need further concerns unilaterally interfere and criticize the alleged Iranian “aggressive” attitude, while the Netanyahu occupier regime has the right for “self-defense”. (1)

 

This raises the question why this government quickly authorized the supply of three U-boats in the next ten years – independently from the corruption allegations against Netanyahu. (2) For the most part, this supply is financed by taxpayers’ money amounting to 540 million of Euros according to a good old government tradition.

 

The Jewish State terror regime wants to do away with Iran

 

Since years, the Jewish state terror regime of Netanyahu has been pursuing the aim to do away with Iran. Not Iran is the foreign body in the region, but the “Jewish State” which since its foundation in 1948 has not been determined in living in peace with its neighbors. This completely corresponded to Herzl’s conception of the Jewish State as “land without people for a people without land” to be colonized. This is the reason why Israel does all in its power to be recognized as “Jewish State” and to transform the religion of Judaism into an “nonexistent Jewish people”. And this kills two birds with one stone: Palestine will be judaized and all criticism will be stigmatized as hatred against Jews and silenced. And I like repeating myself by saying: There is nothing Zionists fear more than the truth, but the truth cannot be eternally suppressed.

 

What prompted the “Jewish State” to seek confrontation? Finally, the Jewish State saw the chance to infiltrate the weak Syria so that nobody can ask for the restitution of the illegally occupied Syrian regions.

 

The governments in the “Jewish State” has always masterfully understood to maintain the myth of the eternal threat to the “Jewish State”. Finally, only threat and enemy images weld this belligerent society together. Netanyahu intensified this mentality. Let us never forget his legendary UNO shows in which he could diffuse his primitive bomb drawing and lies unpunished. Since the beginning, Iran was the main target and enemy image number 1.

 

1967 – The second birth of Israel

 

Let us think back to the so-called Six Days War, when the myth of the threat was theatrically and glamorously represented and Israeli generals formally prayed that Egypt may attack Syria. In his book entitled “1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East” the historian Tom Segev vividly illustrated that the “Jewish defense army” tried to escalate the latent conflict with Syria. However, we owe a lot to the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe who documented the atrocities of the Nakba and the Six Days War of 1967 in his standard work “The ethnic cleansing of Palestine”. (3)

 

As during the Nakba in 1948 Jewish Defense Soldiers committed mass atrocities like executions of war prisoners and massacres of innocent civilians. All this has to be kept under lock not to destroy the myth of the “most moral” army in the world. 2015 the Israeli documentary film producer Mor Loushi filmed the book “The Seventh Day” by Amos Oz and Abraham Shapira, in which tape recordings of IDF soldiers precisely illustrated what really happened. However, the Israeli censorship authority permitted the publication of only 70% of the material, to avoid its disclosure to the public. This censorship is repeated today with the Israeli organization “Breaking the Silence”. (4)(5)

 

Again and again, on the “Nakba Memorial Day” Palestinians in the occupied territories commemorate this defeat causing the definitive illegal occupation of increasing parts of Palestine. (6)(7)

 

How we are sold the necessity of offensive wars

 

However, this should make us wide awake and remember how we are always “sold” the necessity of offensive wars by the US government and the Zionist regimes. And let us remember the memorable appearance of the former US secretary of state Collin Powell before the UN Security Council fifteen years ago in February 2003. This speech in which he accused Iraq of the possession of mass destruction weapons, had wide ranging consequences. It caused the offensive war against Iraq which was completely contrary to international law. After Powell excused himself for the lies he had diffused with his speech he has been ashamed of up to now. However, this will not bring back to live hundred thousands of victims. (8)

 

Iran has never been a threat to the “Jewish state” or to the world, as Netanyahu and his US friend Trump want us to believe. Iran has never waged an offensive war! The threat clearly comes from the USA and the “Jewish State” which tries with might and main to maintain and extend its claim to hegemony over the whole region, if needed even with nuclear weapons. Finally, the “Jewish State” is a nuclear power like its friend, the USA. And this is not the case for Iran. Remember: The “Jewish State” is allowed to do what other states are not allowed to. After the Holocaust, almost all is possible! Without hesitation, the “Jewish State” and its foreign representatives and supporters are allowed to do whatever they want. And we experience every day where this leads to. However, this must not be hidden.

 

Oppose to the propaganda

 

When hundreds of bomb attacks and drone flights of the “Jewish Defense Army” are represented as “self-defense” and the Jewish State cannot be called what it is, the aggressor, then we have to oppose to this propaganda. When politicians of all parties agree with these lies, then there is something wrong with Germany. Not for nothing the new admirers of the “Jewish State” in the USA and in Europe and Germany are the White National Rights, as Harry Blain exposes in a remarkable article: (9)

 

I think that the comparisons (this does not mean “equalization”!) between the National-socialist crimes and the crimes of the “Jewish State” are legitimate and historically justified. We have to stop the “Jewish State” and its manipulation and instrumentalization of the Nazi Jew-murdering. The “Jewish State” uses the Holocaust as carte blanche and as “license to kill” and as legitimization of all its crimes against international law and against humanity.

 

The truth is our power! And opposing to this Apartheid occupier regime is top priority! The illegally occupied Palestine and the humiliated Palestinian people need our support. It is our duty as Germans!

 

Do not tolerate abuses of international law and human rights as self-defense

 

Provocations, abuses of international law and human rights must not be tolerated as self-defense, because an alleged threat to a nuclear state armed to the teeth is a myth based on lies!

 

Foot Notes:

1 http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/bundesregierung-kritisiert-irans-aggressive-haltung-15444862.html

2 https://www.mdr.de/nachrichten/politik/inland/hmp-uboote-deutschland-israel100.html

3 https://www.amazon.de/ethnische-S%C3%A4uberung-Pal%C3%A4stinas-Ilan-Pappe/dp/3942989867/ref=dp_ob_title_bk#reader_B012U7H846

4 https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/movies/review-in-censored-voices-soldiers-reflect-on-the-six-day-war.html

5 http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/sechstagekrieg-mor-loushys-dokumentarfilm-censored-voices-14351108.html

6 http://linkswende.org/sechstagekrieg-1967-der-mythos-von-der-permanenten-bedrohung-israels/

7 http:/ http://www.taz.de/!5119252/

8 http://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/auf-luegen-gebaut.932.de.html?dram:article_id=236068

9 https://www.juancole.com/2018/02/israels-admirers-nationalist.html

 

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UNDERSTANDING OUR COMMON VALUES

We need a new understanding in the struggle for our common values.

A new understanding of our common values

EVELYN HECHT-GALINSKI
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War is always a terrible condition and associated with great suffering. In fact, Germany is once again busy dealing with the alleged international crimes of Turkey and Russia while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues unchecked with his state terrorism and tramples on international law and human rights.

While peaceful and more-than-understandable protests by Palestinians against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel have been denigrated and even threatened with deportation. On another side, violent PKK sympathizers can act freely against Turkish citizens in Germany – as last happened at Hannover Airport.

I would like to make it clear that I consider demonstrations of all kinds to be important and, in part, also useful, but what is currently happening in Germany is indebted to the government.

When it comes to the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), it criticizes what is considered normal by the Central Council of Jews in Germany or Christian churches – unbearable, as it is fueled by the nature of the hatred of Islam in Germany. I still remember very well when the Gaza genocide took place, Zionist associations in Germany called for solidarity demonstrations and prayed for Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers. This is certainly not a task for an organization in Germany that acts as a public corporation. What is tolerated by Zionist and some Christian organizations in Germany, on the other hand, receives criticism when it comes to Muslims. Zionist propaganda organizations have known their way around for years with war propaganda – something to which they do not take offense in philosemitic Germany. We cannot accept that without contradiction.

Terrifyingly, Islamophobia has found a way to be lived out in what better way than the self-fabricated enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? Of course, one certainly does not have to support everything that is currently happening in Turkey, but let’s not forget that there was a coup attempt not too long ago.

Imagine that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been threatened here. What would have been called for, emergency decree laws? Can’t you understand Erdoğan’s anger if he has to watch as in Germany, many suspected Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) putschists ask for asylum and it is granted?

Of course, every persecuted person should have the right to file an application, but each individual case must be scrutinized to see if it deserves asylum.

If there are proposals on the other side to brand and expel Muslim refugees as anti-Semites, if they do not want to recognize Israel’s right to exist or protest the Jewish state and burn imitation Israeli flags, then something is wrong in the state of Germany.

While Netanyahu is being hailed as the bulwark against Islamic terrorism as a star of the Judeo-Christian community of values, Israel is becoming more involved in the EU and is being rewarded with association agreements for international crimes. The EU has tempted Turkey for decades but still has no membership.

Merkel in particular played a more than inglorious role in this sad game. She blocked Turkey’s accession again and again, with reference to a „privileged“ partnership. What does privileged mean when you have to stay outside?

However, Merkel readily used Turkey as a refugee depot. Is there another country that deals with refugees in a similarly exemplary manner?

Just think of Israel, which threatens to expel or deport African migrants. While Israel offers a home to all Jewish immigrants in illegally occupied Palestine, Palestinians are denied this legal right of return, and the international community is silent on this injustice. Even if there is arms business running with both Turkey and Israel, the states are not treated equally.

In fact, one should not underestimate the danger of generously supplying arms to states such as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt. However, by contrast, Turkey is a NATO partner and should therefore be treated differently.

Of course, we should ask ourselves how it is compatible with our democratic values to arm peshmerga, extremists,

Zionist occupiers and questionable states like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which one cannot assume are due to human rights issues.

German tanks and weapons have long been used in questionable and despicable missions.

Just think of the Israeli occupying state to which Germany sells ample taxpayer-funded armaments.

The German rationale is misused to cover up its own failure. As a German citizen with Jewish roots, I oppose philosemitism, the exaggerated interest and respect for Judaism that has replaced anti-Semitism in Germany. My big fear is that in the near future we will not only experience hatred of Islam, but also the hunt for critics of Israel.

Especially Germany, which repeatedly speaks of its special responsibility because of the past, does not do it justice, but again pleads guilty to supporting a terrorist regime only 73 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. Let us not forget that there were no Muslims who exterminated Jews, it was German Nazis who committed these atrocities. If fascism, racism and apartheid are spreading in Israel today, then we must resolutely defend ourselves. If the descendants of Holocaust survivors in Israel abuse the Holocaust, then we have to defend ourselves as Diaspora descendants and shout that it is not in our name.

Erdoğan should continue to work even harder for Palestinian interests, urging Muslims around the world to stand with the persecuted and forgotten minority. I would wholeheartedly wish that the Muslim world led by Erdoğan could finally muster a voice to create the pressure Palestine needs to be released from illegal occupation.

It was a good start when Erdoğan named Israeli crimes after the outrageous Jerusalem decision by Trump, but that was just a start and a drop in the ocean; now let’s see action. The people of Gaza and illegally occupied Palestine are waiting for a powerful voice and help.

Jerusalem is the symbol of the capital of Palestine and the entire community of states should finally support that. Only then can peace be established.

It is not the stirring of anti-Muslim resentment that will ultimately be the solution, but a fruitful coexistence of religions. Islam has a long tradition and should not be littered with hatred.

Thus, Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch should not degenerate, but as the symbol of the olive branch, it should lead to peace. That is what war-weary and suffering people of the region deserve.

If Turkey moves further away from the West, then the West should understand it as a warning. Russia, Turkey and Iran should become Germany’s allies as opposed to such racists as Trump and Netanyahu.

We need a new understanding in the struggle for our common values.

* Jewish-German author and activist . She is the daughter of Heinz Galinski, a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

 

 

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HOW CAN WE FORGET THE HOLOCAUST WHEN IT CONTINUES TO THIS VERY DAY?

On the 27th of January, the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army will be celebrated. This Memorial Day should force us to think. Our times are characterised by a grave danger of freedom of the press and of expression. Any kind of objective criticism and reporting about Jewish-Zionist crimes in Palestine is defamed as anti-Semitism. However, we should not resign, but struggle against this situation with conviction. In fact, only real anti-Semites and not invented ones must be opposed to.

Resigning means Lying!

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,, English translation by Milena Rampoldi

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If this Memorial Day, which this year will be celebrated on the 31st of January in the German Bundestag, with a memorial speech hold by the Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, we have to hope that Miss Wallfisch will also deal with the matter of the occupation and the role of the “Jewish State” in parallel to this Memorial Day. These last Holocaust survivors can still speak out and refuse to be exploited as messengers for the crimes of the “Jewish State”.

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While the Holocaust in the “Jewish State” is used for all purposes useful for the Zionist mission and the illegal occupation of Palestine, these last survivors are financially forgotten and some of them live in misery. Then let us ask ourselves where all the German reparation payments have gone. In fact, for bureaucratic reasons, welfare organisations like the “Jewish Conference” in New York got back the refund of expropriated assets to Holocaust victims. What happened with the 17 employees and the employees of the Claims Conference, accused of the misappropriation of 42 million US-Dollar since 1993? This problem has been known for years now, but it is repeatedly hushed. (1)

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Hungry Holocaust Victims in the “Jewish State”

Already in 2010, in an article published by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, entitled „Die vernachlässigten Opfer“ (The neglected victims), dealt with this shameful situation in the “Jewish State”. It was shocking to read that Holocaust survivors continued to languish in poverty with a mini pension and had to choose between drugs and food, as the Israeli association “Amcha” reports. (2) This January, Russia Today reported about the hungry Holocaust victims in the “Jewish State”. (3)

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At the moment in Germany we experience a witch-hunt against all critics of the ineffable occupation and oppression politics in the “Jewish State”. While Jewish people – but only that who are at the right front – are declared victims and “saints”, Jewish peace activists are marginalized as anti-Semites or “Jewish self-haters”.

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With the support of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Muslim hatred is promoted. Rallies and protests against the crimes of the Jewish State violating international law and against occupation are accused of being the expression of anti-Semitism. People think to get control of Israel critical rallies, by accusing them of being the expression of hatred toward Jews. (4)

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I understand Palestinian, Arabic, Turkish, and Muslim citizens very well, if they opposed to the politics of the “Jewish State” also in Germany, because very often their family members or faith fellows are involved.

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Solidarity with Muslim citizens!

As engaged German citizens, having been struggling for the freedom of Palestine for a long time now, we should express our solidarity with Muslim citizens exposed to Muslim hatred.

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Who accepts refugees, does not import anti-Semites or Muslim haters of Jews to Germany, as it is exactly the opposite. And it is good to face the Central Council of Jews with the occupation politics of the Jewish State violating international law.

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When the president of the Central Council Schuster asks for the limitation of the assembly and opinion right, and even for a legislative change to remove all obstacles of “Jewish and Israeli” interests, the red line has been crossed.

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In fact, it is part of the understandable expression of opinion, if the David Star is burnt as symbol of oppression or if the Palestinian kafiya is worn with proud. It is not a symbol of hatred toward Jews, as the former president of the Council Knobloch urges us to believe. Instead, it is the proud symbol of Palestine, I also like wearing. So when the Springer Press with its incomparable philo-Semitism diffuses such a rabble-rousing with its editor Martin Niewendick, then we should all oppose to it! (5)

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It is quite enough with Fake News, denigrations, and concerted rabble-rousing actions!

It is quite enough with Fake News, denigrations, and concerted rabble-rousing actions. Up to now, fake news about the “death to Jews” are diffused on the internet, and have still not been deleted. In fact, these slogans were not shouted during Berlin rallies, while “death to Arabs” is a daily slogan shouted in the “Jewish State” by Judaistic extremists or written on building facades. (6)

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On the 16th of January, the fractions of the parties CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen made the shameful motion, entitled „Antisemitismus entschlossen bekämpfen“ (Struggle decisively against anti-Semitism). In this document, the German constitution and human dignity, which should be valid for all citizens, are nullified and trampled underfoot.

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Of course, Germany has its responsibility for Jews. However, this responsibility also concerns all other citizens, Muslim, Christians, and Atheists. What do they want to urge us to believe? That Jews are something special? If this is not anti-Semite…. Shortly, a competent person for anti-Semitism will be nominated. In the end, this person will only be the command receiver of the Israel lobby  and their Christian-Zionist groups. So this will be a totally inadequate mean, and a horrifying symbol of the limitation of the democratic environment in Germany. Instead, we need a person competent for racism, opposing to all kind of racism. And a particular focus should be on islamophobia.

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Cooking a philo-Semite inedible, toxic soup?

With this dishonest motion, contrary to international law and the constitution, attempts are made to lump together anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, Israel critics, and to cook a philo-Semite, inedible, toxic soup to silence us all. (7)

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When I heard about the debate around the Bundestag motion, the most nauseating was the Israel lobbyist and philo-Semite CSU politician Dobrindt. He mixed up German leading culture and patriotism connecting it with this motion.

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So in the next future this German patriotic leading culture will cause a tsunami of anti-democratic measures. And the starting point is the refusal of public rooms for events daring to criticise the racist Jewish occupation policy or to support the BDS movement. This application also clearly opposes to EU law. In the end, this motion, supported by all parties, is a gift to the right-wing party AfD. And exactly the parties CDU/CSU promoted the proposal supported by the Central Council of Jews to implement deportations of Muslim refugees who oppose to the rules of the Israel lobby. In 2011, I already wrote: “We are all made anti-Semites.” And this thesis has been realised in the meantime, as who does not accept the (fictive!) existence right of the State of Israel or questions the Holocaust, can be deported from Germany.

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And we can imagine the consequences of all this. If this motion swears to “democracy and constitutional state”, then this is an insult. Will BDS supporters and all Israel critics follow the Muslim refugees? Will we stand trial because this philo-Semite representative of the “leading culture” accuse us of mass instigation if we criticize the crimes against international law and human rights committed by the “Jewish State”? Or if we oppose to the concept of the “Jewish and democratic state” because democratic and Jewish exclude one another since an ethnic group and a religion are preferred. Is this the German reason of state of the leading culture? No, thanks. This is simply nauseating.

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Will the future (big) coalition lead by the Christian-Zionist Merkel continue to silence on the crimes of the “Jewish State” and celebrate this year as “year of jubilation” for Israel? This is what I fear: they will “philosemitically” celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people.

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Nauseating application to cooperate with an occupation regime of the worst type

On the 31st of January, during the celebration of the Holocaust Memorial Day, we have to oppose to the application submitted to the Bundestag, as it supports apartheid, crimes against human rights, oppression of Palestinians and the continuation of the illegal occupation of Palestine. It is a nauseating application to support an occupation regime of the worst type. Not in our name! If we remain silent, we will be guilty again.

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Resigning means lying! (Erich Mühsam) We will not resign!

Foot Notes:

1 https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/angestellte-der-jewish-claims-conference-veruntreuen-42-millionen-dollar—17-verdaechtige-angeklagt-betrug-mit-entschaedigung-fuer-nazi-opfer-15040916

2 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/2.220/holocaust-ueberlebende-in-israel-die-vernachlaessigten-opfer-1.637149

3 https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/63466-in-israel-hungern-holocaust-ueberlebende/

4 http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/antisemitismus-zentralrat-der-juden-fordert-verbot-antisemitischer-demos-a-1182869.html

5 https://www.shz.de/regionales/schleswig-holstein/politik/antisemitismus-vorwuerfe-gegen-mitglied-der-jungen-union-sh-id18862426.html

6 https://uebermedien.de/23715/massenhafte-tod-den-juden-rufe-am-brandenburger-tor/–

7 https://www.bundestag.de/dokumente/textarchiv/2018/kw03-de-antisemitismus/537134

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WARS ~~ FROM HEAD TO TOE

Who speaks about the uncountable arrests by the Jewish occupiers or the air raids against Gaza? All that this Judaic State terror regime does, is allowed because it is all justified as “self-defence,” To every desperate rocket from the staved concentration camp of Gaza the “Jewish State” reacts with massive murderous bombing attacks.

As long as the “Jewish State” is focusing on war, from head to toe, we will be obliged to oppose to it!

Image by Carlos Latuff

All with the blessings of the White House

Focusing on wars, from head to toe!

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,  English Translation by Milena Rampoldi

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Apparently in Germany, Europe and the USA it is not even permitted to talk about what the illegal occupation of Palestine stands for.
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Punctually, for the New Year 2018, at the 70thanniversary of the foundation of the “Jewish State” at the expense of the local Palestinian people, the governing Likud party announced that more parts of the illegally occupied West Bank will be annexed soon. What is surprising is that this decision of the Party Committee was taken in absentia of Prime Minister Netanyahu, even if it perfectly corresponds to his political view.
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This annexation deliberation is not obligatory, but it focusses on the objective of “Eretz Israel”, pursued from the beginning. And after the shameful Jerusalem decision taken by Trump, while the Western “community of values” remains silent about this provocation concerning the annexation of Palestinian land. 
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This silence in particular permits the more than 600.000 Judaic settlers and land grabbers residing in the illegally occupied Palestine, and that approximately 2,9 million Palestinians are entirely at the mercy of these settlers “moving” on their land.
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When the young Palestinian Ahed Tamimi is brought to justice because she desperately tried to oppose the illegal occupation, then she is a hero and a symbol of this struggle for freedom and should be supported by the whole community of states! (1)
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The reactions following Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the “undivided” capital of the “Jewish State” were too moderate, apart from a couple of desperate reactions ending with murdered Palestinians. At the moment his announcement to move the US embassy to Jerusalem is just a symbolic act, but one of big entity! It does not just reflect a violation against international law, but it also does not care about any UN resolution. Neither the USA nor the Netanyahu regime, accept internationally recognised rules, because they are sure they will never be held responsible for their arrogant and illegal way of acting.
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Jerusalem may be the undivided capital of Palestine in a future-oriented model of a free State for all citizens and ethnic groups, having the same rights and obligations. For this objective it is worth to struggle.
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However, Trump and his “Kosher Nostra” create facts which do not even consider the oppression of people living under occupation in Palestine, and do whatever is required to establish the “Jewish State” as absolute ruler. The game of power-politics violating human rights is facilitated by the increasing support offered by many Arab nations, in particular by Saudi Arabia, to the USA and the Netanyahu regime. Let us not deceive ourselves: there is only one loser, and it will be Palestine and its people.
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While the Saudi regime commits its crimes against humanity in Yemen and the desperate population in the blocked Gaza vegetates in a more and more merciless way, in the German media the “Jewish State” celebrates itself for supporting Syrian fighters. While Gaza does not get almost any medical aid, Syrian jihadists are treated by the Netanyahu regime, after having been massively supported by the “Jewish State”.
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If the “model Jew” Rafael Seligmann publishes his comment in the FAZ whose warmongering and distortions of facts cannot be outdone, and who indirectly calls for the German reason of state related to the security of the “Jewish State” and even does not shy away from the war against Iran, then the red line has already been crossed. In fact, the real background of the riots in Iran, is connected with the struggle against Hezbollah and Hamas.
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So we have to ask who are the real agitators and who controls them. (2)
If Palestinian President Abbas uses the Gaza population as pledge for his own power without paying their wages and starves them out, and if the Netanyahu regime wants to avoid democratic elections, this will only promotes the total destruction of Palestine.
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Who speaks about the uncountable arrests by the Jewish occupiers or the air raids against Gaza? All that this Judaic State terror regime does, is allowed because it is all justified as “self-defence,” To every desperate rocket from the staved concentration camp of Gaza the “Jewish State” reacts with massive murderous bombing attacks.
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While every week in Tel Aviv thousands of protesters oppose Netanyahu and his corrupt affairs and nobody calls for the end of the occupation, then something is really wrong in this State! However, Netanyahu declared that even in the case of a trial against him, he will not resign. In the meantime, the Knesset already passed a law trying to cancel justice and to protect politicians from trials.
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Last week, again 14.000 new settler units were announced, but this was not worth one line for the media. German politics and media are adapted from head to toe to the Jewish occupation of Palestine. While Germany is very quick with sanctions against Iran, Russia, and other “evil” States, when it is about Israelis crimes against international law, Germany does not even consider them, but just shamefully accepts the injustice committed.
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In addition, at this time the “Jewish State” intervenes all over the world, in particular at U.S. universities to oppose the important and efficient BDS campaign. It invests millions of dollars and is supported by dedicated helpers in countless Jewish organisations and think tanks, from the Jewish Agency to the Reut-Institute and the Hasbara opinion manipulators of the “Israel Project.” In addition, Israel is supported by countless Christian-Zionist evangelicals, consolidating these conditions. Even if so much donations are used for this doubtful lobby work, and for new laws to silence all criticism, we have not to give up and continue to support the BDS movement. It is a war which has already started.
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In the meantime all is superimposed by an evil diversionary tactic which is anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism and the nomination of a representative for anti-Semitism. This is a master propaganda performance behind which all true intentions are hidden.
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In my opinion, we urgently need a racism representative overseeing media debates who would certainly not be cowed by countless threats from the Israel lobby.
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It is not acceptable that the term “anti-Semitism” superimposes on everything, while the term occupation is not even mentioned.
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The number of Jewish critics dealing with the subject is increasing, and the same can be said for non-Jewish critics. This kind of marginalisation, also including professional consequences, is a power factor which reminds me of the age of totalitarianism. And if this marginalisation is not stopped, it will extend to become of catastrophic dimensions. What about the freedom of opinion guaranteed to us all according to our constitution, if by one measure only we have all to be silenced?
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This cannot be a democratic world view, if the loyalty towards the “Jewish State” is like a brand label, and there are only two categories of Jews: the first one are the Jews who are in solidarity with the illegal occupation and support it; the second Jews are the rebels who do not want to accept this injustice and do not want to be held responsible for it.
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In fact, I am concerned that certain Jewish officials, organisations and politicians always try to represent themselves as something ‘special” to avoid any criticism. While in the past it was reprehensible to accentuate the religion of a Jewish citizen, today it has become a normal propaganda practice to put “Jew” before the nationality. The reason is that this way you can reactivate “tribalism” and “Jewishness” to be displayed everywhere. Of course, this behaviour just applies in case of successful people, athletes, artists, authors, while in case of unsuccessful people or criminals this fact is ignored, and they are marginalised.
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Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, but means criticism against the Jewish Apartheid State, and this is increasingly important. Defamation campaigns against critics will be reinforced this year on the occasion of the “70 anniversary celebrations” of the “Jewish State.” The public pressure against us will increase, and it will be more difficult to act, because also within the group of pro-Palestinian activists there are many enemies. People try to pursue their own goals, and so in the end this will just be an advantage for the Zionists themselves.
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If right and left-wing activists support the “Jewish State” against other activists, then the final point will be reached, because there is only one path in Germany which should be followed by the whole society: we have to struggle for the freedom of Palestine.
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I feel ashamed and it hurts me when Muslim refugees are called anti-Semites, and when Muslim citizens and Islam are increasingly offended.
How can it be that Arye Shalicar, an actual Israel government official of the Israeli Intelligence Ministry and former gang member in Berlin, on Facebook openly calls for the hunting of Palestinians in Germany? (in the meantime, the call has been deleted) (3)
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Does this not exactly fit with the research conducted by The Intercept which concluded that Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) increasingly resigns to Israeli and US orders? (4)
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In 2018 the criticism against the “Jewish State” will gain importance: it has to focus on the racist Apartheid politics of the “Jewish State,” and oppose  the illegal occupation of Palestine, the violation of international law, to illegal construction of settlements, and to the oppression of all Palestinian rights. In particular Germany is responsible for the Palestinian people, the last victims of Nazi Germany. If Star of David flags are burnt, then this only prove the pent-up anger looking for an escape valve, which is more than understandable.
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Unfortunately, in Germany there is only one Party, the MLPD, supporting the unshakeable and legitimate struggle for the liberation of Palestine. Its party chairman, Gabi Fechtner, was the only party chairman in Germany participating to the 50thanniversary of the foundation of the PFLP. Gabi Fechtner personally, the Internationalist League and the MLPD have already offensively supported the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people during the Federal Election Campaign. Thank you, MLPD!
We have to hope that the Turkish President Erdogan will continue to engage for Palestine and build up the axis Iran/Russia/Syria. This would be an important start into the New Year, and an important signal for Palestine!
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As long as the “Jewish State” is focusing on war, from head to toe, we will be obliged to oppose to it! A Happy New Year 2018!
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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR ASSOCIATE AND THE GERMAN BDS MOVEMENT

We are all mighty proud of you Evelyn!

Here are a few examples. In Germany, the BDS movement has Evelyn Hecht-Galinski at its service. She is the daughter of Heinz Galinski, a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and chairman of the Jewish congregation of Berlin, who was one of the greatest and outspoken fighters against any form of anti-Semitism.

Criticism of the ‘Jewish State’ is NOT Anti Semitism!

The strange case of self-hating Jews 

It’s hard to understand—and even harder to accept—Jews who target their own people, but whether we like it or not, this is a reality; it’s clear, however, that these lunatics won’t succeed in harming the development and future of the Jewish state.
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To tell you the truth, it doesn’t bother me that Lorde isn’t coming to sing in Israel. We survived Pharaoh, we’ll overcome Lorde too.It really bothers me, however, that the young singer from New Zealand decided to boycott Israel because of incitement and alleged words of “explanation” from another young woman from the same serene, remote country—Justine Sachs, a Jew who supports a boycott of the Jewish state.

That young woman, who is not very wise to say the least, isn’t the first Jew targeting her own people. There were others in the past, and there are some in the present. This self-hatred is very strange, and even insane, but it’s a phenomenon we mustn’t belittle.

Here are a few examples. In Germany, the BDS movement has Evelyn Hecht-Galinski at its service. She is the daughter of Heinz Galinski, a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and chairman of the Jewish congregation of Berlin, who was one of the greatest and outspoken fighters against any form of anti-Semitism.

Galinski, who I shared a “block” with at Auschwitz and who “got stuck” in Berlin after the war for some reason, would issue a scathing response to any anti-Semitic comment in the German media—and in many cases, he even won the authorities’ support. His daughter, on the other hand, is one of the most fanatical slanderers of Israel and is among the top supporters of a boycott against the Jewish state, which her father defended with all his might.

And talking about Germany, we should also mention Moshe Menuhin, the father of renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Here’s a Jew who named his son Yehudi (“Jew”), yet kept writing for years for neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic weekly National Zeitung, attacking Israel and the Jews in the most blatant manner. It’s hard to believe, but it’s a fact. Reacting to one of his father’s anti-Israel articles in 1968, Yehudi Menuhin said: “It is a source of great pain to me.”

Still in Germany, we have Felicia Langer, a lawyer who defended terrorists in Israeli courts for years. One day, she decided to immigrate to Germany, where she has been incessantly inciting and slandering Israel. She is also active in the boycott movement, of course. Langer, by the way, was awarded the fifth highest of Germany’s federal order of merit’s eight ranks in 2009. In 2012, she was awarded a “medal of excellence” for her activity from the Palestinian Authority.

I could go on with the list of Jews who hated Jews in different periods of time, but there’s no need. It’s a phenomenon which is hard to understand, and even harder to accept. But whether we like it or not, it exists. And occasionally, it causes us trouble. It’s clear, however, that these lunatics won’t succeed in harming the development and future of the country they are attacking—their own people’s state.

Oh, yes. I almost forgot to mention that the phenomenon of a Jew attacking Jews has existed since the beginning of the Christian religion. The root of anti-Judaism was Saul of Tarsus (Paul the Apostle).

FEAR THEE NOT!

Do not be afraid, as the right and the facts concerning Palestine are on our side, and Zionists fear nothing more than the truth.

Do Not Be Afraid!

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,  English Translation by Milena Rampoldi

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This Angels’ speech from the Gospel of Luke even impresses me as an Atheist because it expresses something that involves us all. We should not be afraid to say the truth, even if it is about the “Jewish State”; the illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine; and the new laws are being prepared to philosemitically put the Jews on a higher level, on a pedestal of uniqueness and special status and to designate all criticism against the Jewish occupation politics as “hatred toward Jews.”
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The aim pursued by the representatives of the Israel Lobby and its active supporters in politics and media is to refer to us as Anti-Semites. However, the problem is not about the legitimated rallies against Trump’s “Jerusalem Decision” and the burning Star of David symbols. Schuster, the President of the Central Council of German Jews asking Europe and Germany to recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the “Jewish State.” The impudence of this representative of the Jewish community in Germany calling with shameful openness for the violation of international law, takes your breath away! Does he not feel committed to the German Constitution, or has he lost any sense for law since he has become a famous spokesman for the “Jewish State”? What he says is an affront against the German government which should immediately and unequivocally reject his speech. Or is the Merkel government afraid of responding? Merkel who is a “Bible-friendly Christian Zionist” should follow the imperative of the Gospel of Luke without being afraid to duly react.
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If he behaves like this, Schuster should not to wonder if Jews outside the “Jewish State” are blamed for Israeli politics. And exactly the Central Council and other organised Jews who support the Israeli occupation regime with all this commitment are perceived as “secondary ambassadors.” In addition, there is the impudence of affirming that Judaism and Zionism are exactly the same so that they can denounce anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism.
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President Schuster, if you do not see the connections and you do not understand that the burning the Star of David is the burning visible symbol of the illegal occupation of Palestine and you think that it is the Israeli right for existence burning, there is no remedy for you. You lack any ability to feel empathy for the Palestinian population which has been suffering for decades because of the arbitrariness of Zionist occupation. I do not know if you lost this empathy as descendant of racially persecuted people, of if you never had it. Finally, we should never forget that the Palestinians – who have not committed the crimes of the Holocaust – have been the victims of the Nazi regime and its consequences up to now. Their land has been stolen from them, hundreds of thousands of their people have been displaced, and thanks to the hypocritical politics of the so-called “community of values” any chance to find a “two-state solution” has been lost because Israel does not want two states, and Israel does not want peace. Israel just wants an empty country, a country without people.
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If Schuster also calls for a legislative change to declare the burning of pseudo flags and flags as criminal offence, then he should be stopped in his overbearing eagerness since he should first of all start to deal with international law and human rights. We do not have to focus on the right of existence of the “Jewish State,” but on the recognition and the creation of a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital.
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Against this background, it is hardly surprising that among the 9 small states depending on the USA and which have voted for Trump’s Jerusalem decision there was also Guatemala, whose President Jimmy Morales unfortunately follows the USA and wants to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In this context, I remember that Israel was a well-known engaged arms smuggler delivering weapons to the former dictator’s regime to destroy the native population of Guatemala. “Israel, whose role in the dirty war in Guatemala, which caused more than 200.000 deaths, is well-documented was not brought to trial.” The “Jewish Apartheid Regime” is an expert in the field of export of its tested arms. (1) (2)http://www.gegenfrage.com/israels-buergerkrieg-guatemala/https://deutsch.rt.com/der-nahe-osten/52236-israel-fast-100-prozent-waffenexporte/
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For what concerns the “Golden Calf Jerusalem” I would like to recommend to read the exceptional guest article by Omri Böhm on “Zeit online”. He gets rid of the “enthusiastic identification of the Israelis with their capital, as it is more about the opposite, an idolatrous messianism”. (3) http://www.zeit.de/2017/53/israel-jerusalem-hauptstadt-theologie
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Schuster also plays a more than dangerous role in the refugee crises because he early on accepted the CSU position of a “maximum limit” and warned against the allegedly “imported” Muslim anti-Semitism. The consequences of the Islam hatred and the Islamophobic atmosphere against Muslims have been experienced for a long time now. Schuster shares the position of the right-wing party AfD and imitates “Gauland!” In contrast to the Christian representatives still keeping their moderate position, the Central Council of Jews and the other Jewish officials play a more and more dangerous role stirring up prejudices.
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While for Schuster Christmas is “not a complicated” event, because Jesus was born as a Jew, and then started to see Judaism from a critical point of view, so Schuster, for me Christmas is a symbol of the fact that Jesus was the first dissident and Palestinian who would not fear to criticise the actual illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine.
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Pope Francis expressed my thoughts when he compared Jesus’ parents with the actual refugees. Then the question came into my mind, whether Maria and Joseph would have reached the occupied Bethlehem by going through the Israeli checkpoint, and what would have happened to Jesus. (4)http://noch.info/2015/12/wenn-maria-und-josef-heute-auf-den-weg-nach-bethlehem-waehren/
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The “Jewish State” denying Palestinians their legal right to return and deporting black refugees into their countries of origin, has lost any right to be recognised as a model. However, President Schuster does not deal with these subjects and prefers the glorified image of the “Jewish State” and calls for the “Judaisation” of Germany which we have to oppose.http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2017-11/israel-benjamin-netanjahu-fluechtlinge-abschieben-asylpolitik
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Do not be afraid, as the right and the facts concerning Palestine are on our side, and Zionists fear nothing more than the truth. This is why they want to avoid any kind of discussion. They fear that their poor statements will be unmasked.
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On Christmas Eve I had the chance to express my music desire in a short conversation in the SWR2 classic broadcast. It was the song by Mahler “Verfolgten im Turm” with the text “Die Gedanken sind frei,” and would like to dedicate it to all persecuted friends in Palestine for this Christmas. (6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA2YgL4mvdc
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On Christmas Eve I contacted many Christian-Palestinian friends in the occupied Bethlehem, in Beth Sahour and Beth Shala, and in particular my friend Mazin Qumsiyeh, and author of the book „Kanaan: Ein gemeinsames Land. Menschenrechte und der israelisch-palästinensische Konflikt,” published in the German translation with my preface by Zambon, an important and highly recommended book. (7) http://zambon.net/index.php?id=38
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For me, Mazin Qumsiyeh is an illuminating example and model for a socio-political work in the illegally occupied Palestine. He dedicated all his life to the struggle for a free Palestine and for a Palestinian State. And Mazin is not afraid! (8)http://www.schattenblick.de/infopool/politik/redakt/intv0003.html
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Christmas 2017 was a sad symbol of the on-going occupation and the arbitrary separation of families living in Gaza from the families living in the remaining occupied Palestine. Many Christians and also Muslims tried to get travel authorisations from Gaza to Bethlehem, in most cases without success. In the past, it was easier to reach Ramallah or Bethlehem from Gaza. But now, because of increasingly worse harassment by the Netanyahu regime this has become impossible. Frustration and hopelessness are voluntarily promoted to force all Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, to give us and to support the planned “Eretz Israel” to gain the “final victory.” This is what we have to avoid all together!
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Die Gedanken sind frei (Thoughts a free)
Die Gedanken sind frei, wer kann sie erraten, sie fliegen vorbei wie nächtliche Schatten. Kein Mensch kann sie wissen, kein Jäger erschießen mit Pulver und Blei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Ich denke was ich will und was mich beglücket, doch alles in der Still‘, und wie es sich schicket. Mein Wunsch, mein Begehren kann niemand verwehren, es bleibet dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Und sperrt man mich ein im finsteren Kerker, das alles sind rein vergebliche Werke. Denn meine Gedanken zerreißen die Schranken und Mauern entzwei, die Gedanken sind frei!
Drum will ich auf immer den Sorgen entsagen und will mich auch nimmer mit Grillen mehr plagen. Man kann ja im Herzen stets lachen und scherzen und denken dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Ich liebe den Wein, mein Mädchen vor allen, sie tut mir allein am besten gefallen. Ich bin nicht alleine bei meinem Glas Weine, mein Mädchen dabei: Die Gedanken sind frei!
Old traditional song
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BURNING PALESTINE FOR CHRISTMAS

This image reminds me of the genocide in Gaza during the last offensive war by the Netanyahu Regime against the defenceless Palestinian population, and which killed hundreds of innocent Palestinian children. What more needs to happen so that German and European politicians react to support the Palestinian people, living under occupation for decades?  

Advent, Advent, Burning Palestine!

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English Translation by Milena Rampoldi
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This image reminds me of the genocide in Gaza during the last offensive war by the Netanyahu Regime against the defenceless Palestinian population, and which killed hundreds of innocent Palestinian children. What more needs to happen so that German and European politicians react to support the Palestinian people, living under occupation for decades?  (1) http://www.badische-zeitung.de/ausland-1/rechnung-an-netanjahu–146449683.html
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Despite the decades-long illegal occupation, Netanyahu is apparently welcome as guest in Brussels for breakfast with the EU foreign ministers. However, 56 members of the European Parliament presented the representative of the occupiers‘ regime a bill for 1,2 million Euros to compensate for humanitarian projects financed by the EU and destroyed by the Israeli occupation army in Palestine. This bill is a joke i considering  that since Netanyahu’s coming to office in 2009, almost 400 buildings of all kinds were destroyed; settlements have massively expanded; almost every day there are new construction notifications; and Palestinians and Bedouins are dispossessed and expelled from their land.
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While the German and European tax payers continue to finance Israeli crimes against international law and the violation of human rights, the EU is still hesitant to finally draw consequences from this crying injustice and to adopt BDS measures. It would be an ideal opportunity to put wood behind the arrow and to act after this incredible Jerusalem provocation declared by Trump. While Federica Mogherini clearly stressed that for the EU only a “two-states-solution” should be supported – even if she does absolutely nothing to support it – some Eastern European countries stepped out of line. Even the right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Orban, who is a personal friend of Netanyahu, toys with the idea of moving his embassy to Jerusalem. Also the Czech Republic, Poland, and other Eastern European countries could move this direction. Netanyahu saw his chance and impudently urged all EU states to recognise Jerusalem as capital of the “Jewish State.” At the moment, this step appears inconceivable for the EU, but after such a pressure, and the lack of a common position between Eastern and Western EU, unanimity is over. So there is a reason to fear that the more Eastern European countries are taken over by right-wing governments, the easier the game will be for Netanyahu and his politics.
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Following the triumph Netanyahu felt after Trump’s speech about Jerusalem as the eternal and united capital of the “Jewish State,” the peace talks and the two-state solution died. While the Arab League offered a very poor condemnation, the Turkish President Erdogan — who called the “Jewish State” by its name when he said that it is a terrorist state, killing children — wants to oppose to the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of the “Jewish State” with all means. Germany and the EU should decide to support him!
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We see the erosion of international law when we look at German politicians who get more upset over the burning of Star of David flags of the Occupiers’ state than for the decade-long illegal Israeli occupation and deprivation of rights of the Palestinian population and Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of the “Jewish State.” When the German minister of interior de Maiziere gets upset because Star of David flags are burnt because they stand for the illegal Jewish occupation and oppression of Palestine, then something is completely wrong because  this has absolutely nothing to do with “Anti-Semitism.”
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The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany directly asked to nip things in the bud and to generally stop “anti-Semitic” rallies. However, by supporting the illegal occupation of Palestine, he clearly violates the law. He does not like slogans like “baby killer Israel” and accuses critics of Israel of anti-Semitism, even though that slogan is absolutely true, considering the genocide in Gaza. Again: Rallies against the occupation are legitimate and have nothing to do with Anti-Semitism. (2)https://www.nwzonline.de/politik/zentralratspraesident-den-anfaengen-wehren_a_50,0,1448745492.html
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It is time that Germany and its political representatives started putting the connection with Jewish citizens and the “Jewish State” to a normal level, away from a philo-Semite transfiguration, overlooking Jewish injustice, and unjustly reinterpreting legitimate Palestinian resistance. De Maiziere condemns criticism against the State of Israel – not against the Jews! And foreign minister Gabriel promptly follows him. It is simply shameful that German politicians do not condemn the real cause of evil, the anger over the incredible decision and in particular over the decade-long occupation, but support it. Palestinians were shamefully offended and overrun by Trump’s decision. German politicians have the duty to support Palestinian citizens in Germany. And burning this Star of David flag, the symbol of the illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine, is more than obvious!
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Furthermore, according to the police, burning these flags is not a violation against penal law, as long as they did not hang on public buildings before. It is also part of the freedom of opinion and assembly that also emotions like the burning of these hated symbols must be tolerated. It was an important sign, that in Berlin more than 2500 people assembled to protest against the decision of a unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as capital of a “Jewish State.” When the governing mayor Müller declared that he will not tolerate any anti-Semitism and racism during rallies, I asked myself why he remains silent when it is about the racism and the occupation of the “Jewish State” violating international law which is the real cause of these rallies?
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Why do German politicians say nothing about what happens in the Jewish Apartheid State, about the illegal blockade of Gaza and the inhuman occupation crimes, like the constant land grabbing, the dispossession, the razzias, tortures, desecration of mosques, discrimination, harvest and water theft, and so forth. Has the red line not been crossed since long a go? What has still to happen?
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The olive-green politician Özdemir condemns anti-Semitism at the Anne Will Talk Show. However, he cowardly remains silent about racism in the “Jewish State.” And he is as unreliable as the majority of our politicians of all orientations, which all produce the same inedible philo-Semite mash.
Also the AJC (American Jewish Committee) asked for a prompt political reaction against these rallies, by remaining silent about Trump’s affront and its consequences. The Central Council of Jews did not comment on Trump’s declaration: Its former president Knobloch made a remark about the “gallows” sentence about Merkel, without saying one word about Trump.
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All condemn the burning of the hated Star of David flag as symbol of the occupation, but when Palestine burns, they only see the so called “right for self-defence” of Jews.
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What about the constant effort to silence us all, by defaming all criticism against the “Jewish State” as anti-Semitism and Jewish hatred, while the crimes of the “Jewish State” are legitimised as self-defence.
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In any case, with this deal opposing to international law, the USA and Trump have definitively disqualified themselves as “peace mediators”!
Now even the Israel war minister screams “do not buy from Arabs” by repeating Goebbels’ slogan against Jews. And by “Arabs” he meant the Palestinian citizens in Northern Israel who had dared to demonstrate against Trump after his Jerusalem decision. He accused them of being “unwanted persons” who have no connection with the “Jewish State.”
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Lieberman has already passed the red line. An Israeli minister dealing with wars and weapons and make such racist declarations should make us and our politicians all upset.
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The helpless anger of young Palestinians is absolutely understandable. They grew up under occupation, without any freedom, always experienced harassment, abuse, fear, and Jewish occupiers’ despotism. The only weapon against the illegal Jewish occupation which now also wants to take their capital Jerusalem from them are stones and knifes. Who wants to mind them if they defend their rights by the exercise of legitimate violence? They are left alone in their struggle, instead of being supported. We should never forget them in their resistance struggle and never leave them alone, but express our deep solidarity with them as the victims of a brutal occupation.
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In this context, resistance is a duty, when occupation becomes the law.
In fact, the Israeli army, armed to the teeth, and co-financed by the USA and Germany, has nothing to fear from resistance by Palestinian who have neither an army nor weapons. It is not the burning of Star of David flags that should be condemned, but the burning of the Palestinian population, left alone by the so-called community of “values.”
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Palestine should become a free homeland for all ethnic groups and religions, instead of being the start of the Zionist objective of “Eretz Israel” by violating the local Palestinian population.
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We have to join the violence-free BDS campaign until the “Jewish State” stops the violations its of international law; ends the occupation and colonisation of Palestine; demolishes the Apartheid wall; and recognises the total equality of basic rights of the Palestinian citizens in Israel and the legal rights of Palestinian refugees in their homeland Palestine according to the UN resolution 194. The BDS movement opposes the occupier state Israel and has absolutely nothing to do with the slogan “do not buy from Jews.”
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It is not our campaign which is racist, but the “Jewish State” with its racism!
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Advent, Advent, burning Palestine!

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Then, to all of you, a pleasant Advent Season.
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WHEN RESISTANCE BECOMES A DUTY

The occupying “Jewish State’s” politics of discrimination is something you are not allowed to talk about in the German media, in public, or in political events.

Resistance becomes a duty, if freedom of opinion is threatened!

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English Translation by Milena Rampoldi

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The occupying “Jewish State’s” politics of discrimination is something you are not allowed to talk about in the German media, in public, or in political events. Thanks to the Israel lobby the term “occupation” has become a non-existent bad word not to be mentioned. What we experience at the moment and is particularly present here in Germany is the fact that the term “occupation,” when it is about the “Jewish State,” is substituted by “anti-Semitism.” This creates an oppressive fearful mood which is intended to stop our engagement for the liberation of Palestine from the illegal Jewish-Zionist occupation. The Israel lobby and its numerous sayanim use all means to get the prerogative of interpretation in the media and in official politics; they determine what has to be said and pillory alleged anti-Semites.
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That goes so far that Jewish and Jewish-Israeli lectors and activists of obscure Israel supporters are labelled as anti-Semites and “State enemies.” This new German anti-Semitism against Jewish citizens should be a horrifying déjà-vu for everyone. A couple of days ago, a “Young Forum” of the German-Israeli Society in Heidelberg forced the cancellation of an invitation to the known Israeli peace activist and founder of the Israeli Committee against Home destructions (ICAHD), Prof. Jeff Halper, with infamous defamations and scurrilous accusations of anti-Semitism, to the “Forum of International Security” at the University of Heidelberg. We have to hope that the adult evening classes will not also bow to these occupation lobbyists. https://icahd.org/
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This is just one of many similar cases here in Germany. The whole thing seems to be epidemic. Self-proclaimed hunters of anti-Semites act in a targeted manner and try to attack Jewish activists in particular. And this is more than logical, because Jewish activists from the “Jewish State” like Jeff Halper, Gideon Levy, Moshe Zuckermann or Palestinian activists like Ahmed Schokry know perfectly what they are talking about.
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Even if the “Jewish State” and its international lobby would like to avoid it, we have to speak the truth about the internationally shunned crimes against international law and human rights, committed by the Zionist occupiers‘ regime, and this without being defamed as anti-Semites. And who, if not Jewish and Jewish-Israeli activists are obliged to do this? We have to keep in mind that Zionists do not fear anything but the truth.
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Therefore they avoid discussions between Israel critics and Israel supporters. While Israel lobbyists find their voice in the press and in the public media, even known and famous critics of Israeli occupation prefer not to speak because they are afraid of being called anti-Semites.
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This makes me think about the President of the Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster. Last Sunday, 27 November, he called the general manager of Axel Springer SE, Mathias Döpfner, to support “non-Jewish Zionists.” This “highest” decision-making committee of the Central Council is so unified to try to lump anti-Zionism, “anti-Israeli,” and anti-Semitism together.
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Döpfner distracted from the right anti-Semitism and fantasized a left-wing anti-Semitism, often camouflaged as “anti-Zionism.” With this declaration he accused critics of Israel and Zionism of having basic anti-Semitic emotions and resentments. Of course, according to him, even the BDS movement and the product boycott is nothing else than “pure anti-Semitism!” Clearly, he did not spend one word about the decade-long illegal occupation, the daily land grab, and the deprivation of rights of the Palestinian people.
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It is really touching how sensitive his reaction is when it is about the occupiers‘ state, while his “Armada” is on the front side when it is about his favorite enemies Russia or Iran to implement boycott calls and measures.
So there is nothing to wonder about if the general manager then talks about the “phenomenon” of Muslim anti-Semitism as an alleged development having reached a totally new dimension after the immigration from Muslim countries. He talks about it by calling it an alleged political taboo subject almost never discussed in Germany. Of course, this is totally wrong, because the Springer media synchronically defame Muslim immigrants as anti-Semites. However, refugees coming from Muslim countries exactly know how their brothers and sisters are treated by Israel. This is not anti-Semitism, but a totally legitimate anti-Zionism, and an opposition to occupation! Your reminder, Mr. Döpfner, that Germany has to deal with this reality and that there is no tolerance towards intolerance, is an insult!
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At the moment in Germany I just know one TABOO SUBJECT; and it is the “Jewish State” and its illegal occupation politics and the international Israel lobby pretending to talk for all Jews. In the meantime, the  particularly contagious and dangerous  virus of the “accusation of anti-Semitism” has also involved politicians and parties just repeating without any reasoning what is told to them. In the meantime, it is not just the right-wing party AfD diffusing this right-wing ideology together with other spiritual arsonists like Beck, Broder, Weinthal, Sarrazin, Pirinci, Hamed Abdel-Samad, IM-Victoria=Anetta Kahane and many others. And more and more supporters come from media and politics so that we should ALL worry about this situation.
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The right-wing party AfD strongly supports Israel and the Jews. The liberal party FDP is getting closer to the AfD. The President of the Central Council of the Jews in Germany was one of the first to warn about refugees and Muslim anti-Semitism. So this Republic has become a country of moral cowards. Mr. Döpfner, if you call for a hard line of the constitutional state and a strong political leadership within society which do not show any spirit of compromise concerning this matter, then your attitude is more than hypocritical.
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However, your media try to intimidate and stigmatize people with moral courage. Brave and moral citizens struggling for freedom of opinion are defamed and denigrated when it is about the “Jewish State.” And also your love for Jews has its limits because you distinguish between good and bad Jews. Newspapers like Bild, Welt and Co. have always been dangerous propaganda papers in Germany. This philo-Semite brain washing has already caused enough trouble. It is true that Germany has developed into a tolerant and multi-cultural country where also Jews can live again . . .
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Just think about Berlin . . . However, this tolerance is in danger because of your attitude! This uncritical closeness to the “Jewish occupiers’ state” and to the Israel lobby is dangerous and easily comprehensible. Let us hope that readers will think and not fall into this propaganda trap as they can get their information elsewhere. There are many serious sources.
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After your performance in the Jewish council board the “big chief” of the Central Council Schuster repeated that the media are also responsible for the “increasing” hatred of Israel, and that Germany has to comply with its “historic responsibility” towards the “Jewish State.” In addition, he said that the double standard of many media and the “Israel-related anti-Semitism” are insufficiently perceived and that hatred of Israel is not sufficiently dealt with.
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Mr. Schuster is seriously concerned about it. It is a fact that actually there is a concerted action of media defamation against Israel critics, BDS supporters and events dealing with this matter. Let us just think about the Karlspreis award to journalist Ken Jebsen in Berlin the left-wing politician Lederer, a strong supporter of the Israel lobby, is trying to avoid with all means by opposing to freedom of opinion!
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For decades now, the representatives of the “Jewish State” and their diaspora supporters, who were always involved into background discussions in editorial departments, have been swearing media to the “love of Israel.” And this situation has enhanced so much that in the meantime no public channel dares to oppose this lobby. So the director of the channel feels more obliged towards the lobbyists than towards the paying public. Just let us think about the WDR director Tom Buhrow who felt obliged to cancel the broadcast of a Roger Waters (a wonderful musician and a very famous BDS and Palestine activist) concert because the Israel lobby had called for it. Tom Buhrow bowed to the Israel lobbyist Malca Goldstein-Wolf who normally moves under obscure blogs like Buurman’s blog “Tapfer im nirgendwo,” the infamous “Broder Achse,” and cancelled the presentation of Roger Waters. In Germany, we have already sunk so deep that only because of malicious suspicions of a lobbyist a music event is cancelled. Buhrow’s “clear attitude” should really give us all food for thought: Instead of researching about Roger Waters and his political ideas and then drawing his own conclusions, he just cowardly backed away because of malicious suspicions of a lobbyist. This is the situation of our public television citizens pay for to get one poor opinion instead of a variety of opinions! In the meantime, various ARD sections have become part of this boycott initiative. Here clear positions for the Israel lobby are taken. And this is scandalous. Roger Water’s actions are an important sign and not anti-Semitic at all, but the artistic and political engagement for freedom in Palestine and for the end of the illegal occupation. It would be a dream if we had similar initiatives and artists in Germany! (1) https://www.express.de/koeln/antisemitismus-vorwuerfe-koelnerin-ueberzeugt-buhrow–wdr-stoppt-support-fuer-roger-waters-28960396(2a)http://www.zeit.de/kultur/musik/2017-11/ard-pink-floyd-roger-waters-boykott
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We see the effects of this strong pressure by the Central Council and its many motivated supporters. When Schuster expressly thanks Döpfner for his constant solidarity with Israel and his continuous engagement against anti-Semitism, he is insurmountable in his hypocrisy. In fact, the Springer group is a typical German example about how people try to compensate the old anti-Semitism with a philo-Semitism which is nothing else than a new anti-Semitism!
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Exactly, President Schuster, we have a historical responsibility including the Palestinian people who were not responsible for the Holocaust and despite of this have been living for decades under a merciless Israeli occupation.
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We have had enough of your calumny campaigns against critical Jews. We also do not need any person in charge for “anti-Semitism” or a strange definition of anti-Semitism, criminalizing any Israel critic defined as hater of Jews. We do not need any new ban on speaking against Jewish speakers, no withdrawal of public spaces, by the successors of the perpetrator generation, as we had all that in the past of our German cities already.
We have to put an end to the reason of state to support Netanyahu’s state terror regime driving the “Jewish State” and Palestine to a murderous edge to save its own corrupt hegemonic power.
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Resistance is an obligation if freedom of opinion is threatened, and if Islam hatred, anti-Muslim racism and philo-Semitism becomes German reason of state and the media.
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EVERY NACHT IS KRISTALLNACHT IN PALESTINE

 On 9 November for the 78th time we commemorate the Kristallnacht and German politicians, together with Jewish officials, repeat slogans like “Never again” . . . “The Holocaust is unique” . . .  and “Against Oblivion”, then this remembrance is meaningless because for the Palestinian people in occupied Jerusalem it is “Kristallnacht” almost every night!

Image by Carlos Latuff

There is Nothing to Celebrate

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English translation by Milena Rampoldi

How can we celebrate this remembrance day without thinking about the actual illegal situation in Palestine? How is it possible that in German education we correctly talk about the Holocaust as one of the greatest crimes of humanity and then completely ignore the crimes committed in Palestine? Nothing is further from my intentions than the relativisation of Nazi crimes, but it takes the breath out of me, when I see how the descendants of the victims of this Shoah crime justify today’s injustice with the injustice of that time. Injustice can never be justified, and there is no excuse for this behaviour.

I can only repeat myself and say that I cannot keep silent in the face of this injustice, and this is what I learnt from my father who is an Auschwitz survivor. When he decided to come back to Berlin to re-build Jewish life in Germany, he was opposed to Israel. And his life’s motto also became the motivating force of my actions: “I have not survived Auschwitz to keep silent about new injustice.” I do not keep silent about the crimes committed today by a “Jewish State” that justifies them with the Holocaust.

And what is even worse: Germany is driven by a misunderstood feelings of guilt and solidarises with these crimes. And this way the old guilt just becomes a new guilt they will never be able to make amends for.

The old German Republic of Adenauer, Oberländer, and Globke, the “commentator” of the race and aryanization laws, and the epoch of the “nice, brown” FDP Meinde were interfused by old Nazis, who were appointed as officials because they were needed, and then influenced the country until the 1970s. They had taken back their official positions thanks to an “anti-nazifization certificate” issued by the Allies. I remember my father struggling for his recognition as persecuted person first and then as Jewish official to be heard by German politicians and media.

It was also at that time that the USA was involved in the War in Korea and the Germans were used as a constant bulwark during the Cold War, a situation that has remained unchanged to today.

I still remember very well how in 1947 my father helped to accommodate former KZ prisoners and Jewish repatriates in empty houses. This very day, this motivated the “steel helmet Jew,” the former Bundeswehr Professor Michael Wolffsohn to persecute Heinz Galinski by his “romanticised” grandfather and home owners in various books with “hate over generations.” Wolffsohn tried anything to discredit my father, but fortunately he did not succeed.

I also felt attracted by the so called 68s, and turned away from the mendacity of certain politicians and parties. For me, the ‘German Autumn’ was the dawning of a new age. In particular in Berlin this sentiment was a glimmer of hope in times of “Springer’s incitement press.” Rudi Dutschke  was a stroke of luck for us even if he had no idea against this system. And I was also attracted by young engaged people interested in Palestine turning away from the guilt-ridden solidarity with Israel. Yes, we rose up and did not want to be involved in the Nazi-guilt anymore while old Nazis were still present at universities and in ministries.

In fact, Yassir Arafat was a hero for me and is a hero up to now, as opposed to his actual successors like President Abbas.

On 2 November, when the British Prime Minister May and her colleague Netanyahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration during a festive dinner, you could only feel disgusted by these celebrations. The leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn did the only right thing and refused to participate by declining the invitation. It is a sad fact that in Great Britain and in the “Jewish State” the foundation of a national home for the Jewish people was celebrated, while the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland and the actual misery of millions of Palestinians were simply ignored. And this event was the foundation of the myth of the “Jewish people” by declaring that the religious Jewish community is a Jewish “people” to legitimise the “national Jewish home.” This way also the horrifying dream of the Jewish State of Theodor Herzl and the “modern” solution of the Jewish question were realised.

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, the Zionist poster child of Great Britain, praised the agreement as the “greatest event” in the Jewish history of the last 1800 years. Did Rothschild buy his political future thanks to the support by Balfour and was the declaration the reward?

While the Arabs trusted in the British promise of 1915 as bulwark against the Ottoman Empire, and hoped to be awarded with a national Arab state, the Balfour Declaration gave Palestine to Zionism as a national home for the Jews. Today we have the same phenomenon: the “Jewish State” is the bulwark of the West in the Middle East which should defend the “Jewish-Christian values” against Islam.

The Balfour Declaration consisted of only 67 words, and their woolly formulation left room for Zionist interpretations resulting in the actual illegal occupation, ethnical cleansing, and the “modern final solution” of the Palestine question. From the beginning, the rights of the “existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine” were violated. In the end, the British colonialists had exactly the same ideas like the Jewish colonialists. These Zionists should get the chance to “civilise” the Arab population. I experienced this attitude myself during my visits in Israel, when Jewish guides or friends spoke disparagingly of the “dirty Arabs.” It was that Jewish disrespect towards the Palestinians I started to hate at that time.

Great Britain should apologise for this disaster, instead of celebrating it. In fact, the Balfour Declaration became the foundation of the ethnic cleansing and illegal occupation of Palestine. Lord Balfour, the former British Foreign Minister, is present everywhere in the “Jewish State.” Almost all former Palestinian villages, located in the illegally occupied Palestine, have their Balfour Square or Street, while the original Arabic names were effaced by the Zionists. So there was not just a physical, but also a cultural and ethnic cleansing, increasing up to now. In fact, the Netanyahu regime also tries to upstage the Arabic language.

The false promises contrived in the secret Sykes Picot Agreement by the British and French were reinforced in the Balfour Declaration. However, today the decisive sentence is simply ignored: “It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.“

All events after the Holocaust are inseparably linked to the foundation of the “Jewish State” in 1948. The Balfour Declaration was the beginning of the Nakba, the catastrophe for the Palestinian people. The Palestinian people have never been compensated up to now for the crimes of the displacement and confiscation of their property and lands. The “Jewish State” has proven to be totally incapable of living in peace, supported by the hypocritical community of states. An apology for the injustice would be a small, first step on the path to the recognition of Palestine within 1967-borders. However, these steps seem to be as far away as peace. So what remains is only the hope for a future justice in a common state of Palestine for all its inhabitants, ethnic and religious groups.

This should not be forgotten during the celebration of the 78th anniversary of the Kristallnacht and the Balfour Declaration of 100 years ago. A memory without these thoughts would be an empty ritual which is not in keeping with the times!

Until then there will be nothing to CELEBRATE!

 

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THE PILLARS OF ISLAM HATRED

Israel calls itself “Jewish State” and wants to be recognised as such; it is a racist state, based on ethnic cleansing and occupation as reason of state. The government is openly based on a type of politics against human dignity, the segregation of minorities, and strikes up as master race.

The demonization of Islam (From a Latuff Cartoon)

The Pillars of Islam Hatred!

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English Translation by Milena Rampoldi

I think Jewish umbrella organizations have lost their marbles when on 7 October 2017 in the magazine of the Springer Israel Friends they wrote: “Jews cannot cooperate with right-wing populists.” Are the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Schuster and his French counterpart, Francis Kalifat of the CRIF, the representative of the Council of Jewish Organisations in France, aware of what they publish? Since it has been their tradition since decades to follow the “good tradition” of being non-partisans.

Indeed, they are non-partisans, since their lobby work involves all parties and has a strangle hold on all of them so that nobody would ever dare to protest against the Israel lobby. At the moment, the main severe bogeymen of these umbrella organisations are Islam, and the left-wing Marxist Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), engaged for Palestine. The “normal” left-wing party has already adapted itself to the German way of dealing with Israel, by avoiding to say anything wrong because otherwise it will be called “Anti-Semite”.

According to Schuster and Kalifat, the Jewish communities in Germany and France are politically pluralist and democratic and could not cooperate with the German right-wing party AfD and the French Front National. Because of their tragic history, Jews are very sensitive when populists start to split society and to attack minorities. However, this is exactly what AfD and Front National do! They campaign against Muslims and refugees. In addition, they criticize “the NAZI linguistic use” and many other points which at the moment focus on Muslims, but could also involve Jews in the next future. They speak about lists splitting French society into “real French people”, “new French people”, and “people with dual citizenship”, and add that “we, the Jews, are always involved”, when you start to write lists. These are just a couple of examples of this hypocrite article. (1)

Why did these representatives not say this before the elections? However, it is the same Schuster warning against Muslim Anti-Semitism and asking for a ceiling for refugees in Germany? (2)(3)

They did not say one word about the Jewish AfD representatives, like Wolfgang Fuhl or Alexander Beresowski. Unfortunately, many Jews feel “at home” in the AfD, because the AfD has never been against Jews. The AfD just wants to stop the Islamisation of society and “take Germany back home”. Germany is for the Germans, as the Jewish State is for the Jews. And these images are pretty similar.

Struggle Against Political Islam

The AfD successfully campaigned for Jewish voters, and this proves the “political reliability” of many Jews and their representatives towards the “Jewish State”. By a journey organised by an FPÖ representative to the Jewish State the former AfD chief Frauke Petry got her “kosher stamp”. In the meantime her actual husband, Marcus Pretzell, attacked political Islam in occasion of a meeting in Koblenz and mentioned the “Jewish State” as model of this struggle, having started since decades. (4)(5)

Where were the Jewish officials? They kept silent, because they were not involved! Instead, they warned against the “deeply ingrained” anti-Semite Muslim immigrants / young Palestinian men. This argument was even parroted by SPD candidate for chancellor, without bringing him votes. (6) In his speech on 3 October Steinmeier claimed that refugees have to accept German history and the responsibility for the security of the state of Israel as part of their new German identity.

What kind of German arrogance! What relation does a refugee or an immigrant have with the German guiltiness or with the questionable claim of caring about the security of this “Jewish State” being so unjust towards their Muslim brothers and sisters? Why does Steinmeier not speak about this injustice of the occupation of Palestine, violating international law?

The 3 October would have been the right date to do this, as the 3 October is the symbol of the fall of Berlin Wall and freedom. This German President, already involved in many questionable acts as SPD politician, does not cut a good figure as German President of all Germans. And it does not help if he holds preaches in churches or is received by the Holy Father at a private audience. In addition, I do not like this closeness between State and Church! For me being a German is another thing!

Where were these umbrella organisations before the elections, when it has been already known for a long time, how often right-wing populists had visited the “Jewish State”, and had affirmed their common goal of struggling with the “Jewish State” against the common enemy of “Islamic extremism”? (7) How can Schuster and his colleagues dare to write such wrong things about their politics of solidarity towards a “Jewish State” which is more right-wing than all right-extremist parties in Europe because it already concretely does what these parties would do, if they won the elections.

Israel calls itself “Jewish State” and wants to be recognised as such; it is a racist state, based on ethnic cleansing and occupation as reason of state. The government is openly based on a type of politics against human dignity, the segregation of minorities, and strikes up as master race. A state manipulating Nazi concepts, having prisons for asylum seekers, keeping thousands of Palestinian in illegal administrative detention without trial, denying Palestinians their legal right of return, and daily displacing Palestinians and Bedouins from their land, and building settlements violating international law. And in this situation these lobbyists speak about right-wing populists they do not want to cooperate with. In a state where people claim for the death for Arabs, right-extremist parties dominate the parliament, where racist expressions are considered as normal, the ministers of the Netanyahu regime want to exclude Arab parties, and call them the “fifth column”.

Right Extremism has almost involved the whole Israeli population

A “Jewish State” where Arabic parties should be prohibited and you openly speak about their transfer, and the word occupation is outlawed, because it does not exist and the whole land should belong to the “Jewish people”. And here rabbis call for the murder of Palestinians, because there is no room for others, since this “holy” land only belongs to the “Jewish people”. And here military rabbis during the Gaza War called for the murder of civilians if it served to save Jewish life. In this State, Palestinians are the enemy image and must be bloody opposed to as terrorists. In Israel almost the whole population is right-extremist.

These few examples are just a drop in the bucket and say nothing about the real suffering of the Palestinian society, about the hopelessness and powerlessness towards the Zionist occupiers, working on their “final solution”, supporting by the community of State. Everyone who dares to speak out is defamed, excluded, and destroyed by the Israel lobby. This can happen to anyone who dares to say the truth.

So if the representatives of the umbrella organisations want to struggle against right extremism in Europa by opposing to the forces threatening “our” European values, “our” freedom”, I would like to ask why they have not started this struggle in the “Jewish State”. This state has been denying freedom to a people for years now, and has been destroying the world peace for decades. Why did they claim for solidarity with the “Jewish State” instead, without opposing to its reprehensible right extremism?

When the President of the Jewish World Congress Ronald S. Lauder tells the entry of the AfD into the German Bundestag “repugnant”, by calling this party a “scandalous movement”, reminding the worst German history, I would like to ask him why it is not scandalous to him to have close relations to the Netanyahu regime by unconditionally supporting it, and by accepting personal gifts from Netanyahu? This regime, ethnically cleaning Muslims, reminds the German regime which at that time ethnically cleaned Jews. I do not want to put the two on one level, but we should at least compare these conditions which are unique in this world, while the “Jewish State” calls itself the “only” democracy in the Middle East. However, it does not want to be judged on this basis.

The poisonous seed sowing now

Jewish “philanthropists” like the US-Jews Nina Rosenwald, the “Sugar Mama”, the millionaire and mother of all Islam hatred, and the Gatestone Institute, one of many think tanks, have been strongly campaigned for hate against Muslims for years now. And as long as Jewish officials keep silent, they will remain implausible and complicit in these racist crimes! (8)(9)

As long as in Germany the freedom of opinion in politics and media will be ignored by the Israel lobby and its motivated philo-Semite supporters, as long as ant-Zionists are accused of anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are put at the same level, as long as BDS representatives are defamed as anti-Semites, as long as right-wing Israel friends get solidarity, while Israel critics are treated like “leprous” patients…

As long as the attitude towards the “Jewish State” is considered as the standard to evaluate a political point of view ignoring illegal occupation politics…. As long as politics and media act according to the instructions of Jewish officials who determine German thinking, and decide “what is good for Jews and Israel”, the pillars of Islam hatred will stand on solid ground.

Footnotes:

(1) https://www.welt.de/debatte/kommentare/article169391130/Juden-koennen-nicht-mit-Rechtspopulisten-zusammenarbeiten.html
(2) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/zentralrat-der-juden-warnt-vor-antisemitismus-durch-fluechtlinge-a-1100329.html
(3) http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/fluechtlinge-zentralrat-der-juden-fordert-obergrenze-a-1064054.html
(4) http://juedischerundschau.de/interviewreihe-parteien-vor-der-bundestagswahl-teil-2-frauke-petry-zu-ihrem-besuch-in-israel%E2%80%A8ein-gespraech-der-juedischen-rundschau-mit-der-afd-parteivorsitzenden-135910819/
(5) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/gipfeltreffen-der-rechtspopulisten-in-koblenz-14717693.html
(6) https://www.rf-news.de/2017/kw37/palaestinenser-und-antisemitismus-wie-bitte-herr-schulz
(7) http://sicht-vom-hochblauen.de/rechtspopulisten-und-ihre-verbundenheit-zum-juedischen-staat/
(8) https://www.thenation.com/article/sugar-mama-anti-muslim-hate/
(9) https://theintercept.com/2017/09/22/german-election-afd-gatestone-institute/

 

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GERMAN MEDIA REACHES A NEW LOW IN REPORTING

German media have a “particular” responsibility to finally free themselves of Israeli lobby pressure and talk about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, as would be expected of   “genuine” journalism.

At Low Point of Media Reporting

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English translation by Milena Rampoldi
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I very well remember the weekly rallies of Pegida which failed to make any proposals, but just created blind hatred. The AfD party came from its lap and got its voter potential because of the numerous unsatisfied and excluded Germans. What happened in Europa much earlier, was also experienced, even if to a lesser degree, in Germany. 
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What is particularly alarming about this is that those right-wing populists support the “Jewish State” and venerate it as bulwark against Islam. They had already already been on a pilgrimage to Israel to support the Jews against the “Islamic terrorist threat” by forming an anti-Islamic front. And it is not without reason that today for the right-wing extremists the “Jewish State” is the outpost of the “Judeo-Christian Western World” which must be protected from the common enemy Islam and Muslim citizens. Consequently they made lots of friends in Israel who In fact shared their objectives.
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What we can see today, is the result of many failures by the media who ignored the burning problems and promoted this dangerous movement. For a long time now the “Jewish State” has been moving away from democratic values by developing into a more and more racist Apartheid State ignoring and determining media and official politics with certainty of its power because it is financially and politically supported. Critics of the “Jewish State” and BDS supporters are also strongly opposed.
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When it is about the reporting on the “Jewish State,” all journalists and the media tiptoe around the “minefield.” As soon as a journalist dares to write a non-compliant report the reaction comes from the Israeli Embassy or from the President of the Central Council of German Jews who is actually Josef Schuster, acting as the German mouthpiece of the “Jewish State.”
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At this point, let me tell you about a typically German panel discussion organized by the German Israeli Society (Deutsch-Israelische-Gesellschaft DIG) at the site of the radio-television Berlin Brandenburg rbb. This event exactly exposed this issue, even if were in a different way than was the organizers’ intention.
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It was an uncertain round table discussion titled “The image of Israel in the German media.” In the end they were “entre nous,” because only supporters of the “Jewish State” had been invited: the “steel helmet Jew” Michael Wolffsohn, the chairman and managing editor at BILD, Julian Reichelt, and the two editors-in-chief of ARD and Deutschlandfunk DLF, Rainald Becker and Birgit Wentzien.
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The so called “experts” of the Israel lobby invited to this event speaks volumes. The vice-chairman of the DIG made the welcoming speech, in which he criticized the “tendentious, anti-Israeli” media reporting, “emotionalizing“ one party and added that politics were also involved. So it is time for the German media to recognize itself as the “fourth estate” and debate how to deal with Israel.
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Then Gesine Palmer, a leading “Christian Zionist”, and Protestant theologian, who also studied pedagogy and Jewish studies, criticized the “Jewish State” by mentioning that it had more to offer than violence and terror. However, in this context, she forgot to mention the constant existence of occupation and settler terrorism which must never to be forgotten. This policy, recognized as a violation of international law, and consisting of the oppression of a people is unique.
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In fact it is already overdue to talk about this issue again, as the reporting about the “Jewish State” only consists of omissions and tendentious understanding of  Israel.
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It is understandable that this event was well-attended because in the meantime these facts have also been noted by the general “media consumer.” As friends from Berlin who visited this propaganda event told me, the discussion was just the mirror image of the more than sad journalism of our time. It was a unilateral and extremely unsatisfying evening. When the “steel helmet” Wolffsohn not just criticized the “lack” of empathy, but also – even more shameful – the “unilateral” reporting and “manipulation” and in particular the correspondents working in the “Jewish State.” And then the worm had turned!
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The atmosphere in the room was stretched to breaking point and was in danger of exploding, but nobody dared to openly oppose what was being said.
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Then the DIG presidential member and journalist Daniel Killy accused their colleagues of lacking sensibility and expertise because they chose the wrong terms that called for “negative” associations. 
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I think that this more than appalling event was extremely pathetic for both invited representatives of the broadcast stations. Becker and Wentzien defended themselves against sweeping criticism, but their defense was less than devout and insubstantial. They tried to justify their reporting.
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Then “colleague” Killy of DIG asked for “linguistic specifications” from the chief editorial team, and for a “list of terms editorial teams should avoid or restrict” in their Israel reporting as this would be a very effective step.
BILD editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt asked for more “empathy” because of the “special” responsibility of German national-socialism. 
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We see this “special” responsibility every day in the newspaper BILD! With this “sensitive attitude” German journalists make themselves complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and this is irresponsible!
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In fact, German media have a “special” responsibility to break free from the pressure of the Israel lobby and to report about Palestine as it is to be expected “genuine” journalism.
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How can editors-in-chief of public media and newspapers stoop to such a low level, by working according to such dictatorial targets and accepting them without any opposition just to keep their jobs? How bad does the situation need to get before they show open resistance? 
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I am asking myself how we can positively report about a “Jewish Apartheid State,” by considering what happens every day. I would say they should leave their jobs. I have been dealing for many years with this unpleasant issue, and have experienced a deteriorating situation when I think about German media and Israel.
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What is daily reported in serious foreign newspaper, from the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz to various British, English-speaking, and Scandinavian newspapers, is not echoed in German newspapers.
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It has always been common practice that representatives of the Central Council of Jews, the Israeli embassy, and the international organizations represented in Berlin romp about in editorial offices and broadcast stations. In the past it was about background conversations, while today it is openly celebrated and brazenly influenced reporting. In addition, journalists are continuously invited by Israeli government and the institutions connected with it. However, in comparison with today, in the past it was possible to hear a voice of criticism. At the moment, we are at a low point of media plausibility, which is a dangerous development. In the long run media consumers do not let themselves be fooled.

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BROWN-NOSING THE ISRAEL LOBBY

First you must read this post from yesterday (Click on link)

SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER

Silencing the freedom of speech of legitimate boycott supporters has occurred in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and more recently in Cologne.

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In the front line of those “brown-nosing” politicians are the members of the Social Party, the Christian Democratic Party, and of course, the Green philo-Semite politician Volker Beck who fervently wants to be the future leader of the campaign against “Anti-Semitism” which will be supported by his friends in the pro-Israel lobby.

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The Systematic Brown-Nosing of the Israel Lobby!

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,  English translation by Milena Rampoldi

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Now that we are in the final run-up to one of the most boring and dirty election campaigns in Germany, fired by Islamophobic “nationalist” slogans by the AFD politician Gauland and copied by numerous other party campaigners, we should re-evaluate the reality of Germany.
Yes, Muslims and Islam are part of Germany, but so is freedom of opinion and Basic Law!
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In reality, the protection of such freedoms of opinion by Basic Law, has been suspended by the pro-Israel lobby with by politicians from all parties brown-nosing Israel when the subject concerns the illegal occupation and settlement policies of the Netanyahu regime.
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It is not Anti-Semitic to support the legitimate Palestinian struggle for freedom or to claim the right to boycott the “Jewish State” because it is a legitimate form of legal and non-violent resistance by that civil society with the BDS campaign — founded 12 years ago — being an important movement increasingly backed by people all over the world. (1)
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The reason why the “Jewish State”, its supporters, and brown-nosing friends strongly oppose BDS is because they more than anything else fear this peaceful and powerful movement which represents the truth. So while they spend their Shekels and US-dollars in counter campaigns,  the truth remains the truth, facts remain irrefutable, and money alone cannot forever quash the irrefutable truth.
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Following the total failure of all so-called “peace negotiations” which only served to increase the suffering, displacement, denigration, and sorrow of the Palestinian people, it is time for everyone to support the boycott of the “Jewish State of Occupation.”
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When it is about imposing U.S. boycotts against Russia, Iran, Venezuela or Cuba, our politicians couldn’t care less and do not share our concerns. We all know how important and effective the boycott was in Apartheid in South Africa where it is acknowledged by  former activists that the inhumanity of the Apartheid Jewish State is much worse. (2)
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Silencing the freedom of speech of legitimate boycott supporters has occurred in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, and more recently in Cologne.
In the front line of those “brown-nosing” politicians are the members of the Social Party, the Christian Democratic Party, and of course, the Green philo-Semite politician Volker Beck who fervently wants to be the future leader of the campaign against “Anti-Semitism” which will be supported by his friends in the pro-Israel lobby.
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Do democratic citizens have to tolerate accusations of being  racists or anti-Semites by politicians only because they are legally and ethically struggling for the right of Palestinians to self-determination; because they  condemn the occupation of Palestine which  international law regards as illegal;  and because they do so within the parameters of civil law? The answer must be an emphatic “NO” because Zionism is a racist and inhumane ideology that has been calling for the denigration and displacement of the Palestinian people since the foundation of the State of Israel. Anti-Zionism on the other hand is a democratic and humane response to this form of racism.
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Can Germans vote for parties and politicians who feel obliged to support campaigns for the “new Anti-Semitism,” which is a philo-Semitism backing Israel’s illegal occupation? Can Germans vote for politicians who remain silent when they see how speakers, journalists, and professors in Germany are prevented from participating in conferences and events, or are banned from speaking about the almost seventy years of illegal occupation of Palestine which began with the  Nakba, or “Catastrophe?” This is not just disrespectful, it is also anti-democratic and unworthy of the so-called “community of values” repeatedly referred to by our politicians.
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In the meantime, the determined opposition to the alleged anti-Semitism has become an opposition by politicians and pro-Israel lobby to any kind of criticism of Israel.
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Imagery of the enemy helps to close their own ranks!
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I would have been happy to see the zeal of German election campaigners in the Social Party, when it was about the exclusion of Tilo Sarrazin from the party after his racist affirmations, and his unbearable and un-scientific books; but unfortunately I missed this zeal. My gloomy forecast is that any “Israel critic“ will be excluded in a blaze of publicity as an alleged anti-Semite, while an Islamophobic racist will not. This is an election campaign in the epoch of islamophobia! (3)
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I am really concerned by the fact that in the meantime all parties focus on the “distraction” tactic of anti-Semitism. This tactic omits focussing on the real, latent “anti-Semitism” because the concept is used in general terms against critics of Israel. And this is what the pro-Israel lobby wants, because it fully aware that it is not about “anti-Semitism,” but about the legitimate struggle for a Palestine free of illegal Israeli occupation.
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Is it not surprising that right-wing parties like the AfD in Germany or its “friends” in Austria, Hungary, France, and Belgium feel attached to the racists in the “Jewish Apartheid State.” What is particularly terrifying for me is fact that so many Jewish citizens vote for right-wing parties, and that a Jewish AfD candidate — with a leading position within the Jewish community — was presented in my Bundesland Baden-Wurttemberg which confirmed that all such parties regard  the “Jewish State” is a racist model whose unethical politicians consciously exploit Judaism to commit crimes against humanity! Let us not forget that almost the whole Jewish-Israeli population has voted for this racist state terror regime. Instead of being boycotted by allegedly free and democratic states, Apartheid Israel instead receives many expressions of solidarity, and in particular from Germany!
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Israel’s ethnic cleansing in Palestine has now also been exported to Myanmar with the supply of Israeli weapons with such activity becoming part of the “war on terror” soundbite that permits the perpetration of all kinds of crime with impunity.
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Is Israel to become a model? Yes, if Germany wants to be associated with exclusion, displacement, land grabbing, genocide, and even ethnic cleansing. The Israelisation of Germany must be stopped. The “Jewish State” even shows its racist face with regards to the treatment of refugees whilst Jewish citizens from all over the world are “welcome” to the empire “given them by God” to the exclusion of the Palestinian people who are not even allowed the right to return to their old homeland. Has a  German party ever shown any real interest in this?
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While the alleged “Muslim anti-Semitism” and the danger of Islam are constantly denounced, Judaic extremism remains unpunished.
While demonstrations of Palestinians against the genocide in Gaza are denigrated as anti-Semitic because of shouts like “Baby Murdering Israel”  despite the fact that many innocent and defenceless children are murdered with even whole families being eliminated by the “Jewish defence soldiers.” Meanwhile pro-Israel lobby groups supported by Jewish officials and brown-nosing politicians of all parties express their solidarity with the “Jewish occupiers’ state.” Is this fact compatible with the basic law? Is voting for such politicians and parties morally acceptable?
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When a couple of days ago in Cologne thousands of Kurds demonstrated for an independent Kurdish State, the PKK claimed having freed Öcalan, Turkey felt affronted and summoned the German ambassador! Imagine the opposite: Thousands of Palestinians – what a wonderful idea – demonstrate in a big German city for the freedom of Palestine, a Palestinian State, and the liberation of Marwan Barghouti, serving multiple life sentences in Israeli prison. What would happen? How would the Netanyahu regime react?
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If, as was recently the case, the Israel regime interferes in the German election campaign, this is not a problem at all. And even the illegal occupation of Palestine, the propagandistic appearances of Israeli Presidents or, as was recently the case, special interferences by the Israeli President with Chancellor Merkel because of the still pending U-boat supplies.
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But woe to Turkish politicians if they try to interfere. Then it is a completely different matter . . .
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If the “Jewish State” as a nuclear power attacks Syria; prepares potentially aggressive manoeuvres against Hezbollah, Lebanon or Syria; and violates the sovereign airspace of those countries, then it is certain that such activities will not be mentioned during German election campaign.
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However when Russia responds to aggressive NATO manoeuvres directly on its border, this is immediately presented as a threat of war. In the pseudo-duels of German election campaigns no real problems are discussed such as the increase in military expenditures, the delivery of weapons into regions of crisis, and the arming of Kurds in Northern Iraq?
What about Ramstein and the U.S., who have been delivering arms to Syrian Jihadists for years now. The German Federal Government pretended not to know anything about such events, in which U.S. authorities allegedly violated German Law. What kind of government is this if it gives U.S. law precedence over that of Germany by supporting regime changes originating from German territory? (4)
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The housing shortage, a basic income pension, pensions and fiscal policy are not discussed at all in TV programs with “invited” guests who are chosen to ask a couple of nice questions. Nobody asks about the Turkey bashing, islamophobia, occupation in Palestine, Russia bashing, separation between Church and State, influence of religions on our economic life, like the offer to open shops on Sunday or other matters endangering the “well-being election campaign.”
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And this way the more than unbearable election campaign of rushing “self-exposers” from  parties goes on, and sometimes it is not far away from the matters of the right-wing party AfD!
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It would be useful if together we could prevent the AfD of Gauland from entering the German Bundestag! (5)
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For sure, next Sunday will come wither without surprises, so let us pay attention for whom to vote. Let us penalise the politicians and parties brown-nosing the pro-Israel Lobby!
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Finally I would like to let Judith Butler speak in my name:
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“If I have succeeded in showing that one can fall back on the criticism of state violence, the colonial oppression of population groups, the expulsion and expropriation of Jewish sources, then I can show at the same time that a Jewish criticism of Israel is at least possible, if not ethical.”
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SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER

German Election Results ….

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The only thing Bibi ever got right …

The picture shows a “Hitler moustache” inadvertently cast on the face of Merkel by the pointing finger of the Israeli Prime Minister.
The image was captured by Marc Israel Sellem, a photographer for the Jerusalem Post, who immediately posted the picture on his Facebook page, leading to an avalanche of tweets, comments and Facebook likes and shares.

Related report  follows (Click on link)

Germany’s new Nazis see Israel as role model

Israel and its supporters have made alliances with racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes all over Europe. (via Flickr)

IS PALESTINE DOOMED FOR ETERNITY IN GERMANY?

What happened last Sunday during the so called “Chancellor-Duel” between the CDU chancellor and the Social Democratic challenger Schulz makes me speechless. In fact, the Social Democratic candidate just negatively focussed on Turks and Palestinians.

Palestine, doomed for all eternity? Remarks on the German election and Israel

by Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, English translation by Milena Rampoldi

If Schulz becomes Chancellor (what I do not hope), he will claim for the end of the EU accession talks with Turkey. Didn’t Schulz, who is a former President of the EU parliament, know that these so called accession talks were just a Fata Morgana, just as the so called peace talks between the “Jewish State” and the Palestinians are? So what pushed Schulz to take this hardline demeanor? Does he really aim to get votes from far right and far left this way? Of course, this overconfident, now sober alcoholic and former bookseller from Würselen, desperately tries to improve his image to get a couple of percent points more than indicated in the catastrophic poll ratings.

What made  the Social Democratic candidate intolerable and ineligible to me was his statement about young Palestinian men. Asked by Maybritt Illner (ZDF) if “Islam belongs to Germany”, Merkel defended her statement by adding the words “in accordance with the Constitution”. However she invited Muslim scholars to distance themselves more strongly from “Islamic terrorism”.

However, I would have wished to hear this claim from the German Chancellor also towards the “Jewish Zionist occupyiers’ friends” in Germany who always express their solidarity towards the “Judaistic State terror occupying regime”. At this point I would like to ask her this: How is this attack against human dignity compatible with our Basic Law and its article 1? It states:

Article 1: “Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority”.

Article 2: “The German people therefore acknowledge inviolable and inalienable human rights as the basis of every community, of peace and of justice in the world”.

I have had my doubts since a long time that German politicians acknowledge this and act accordingly, in particular after this extremely suspect TV duel that was prescribed as “obligatory program” on different TV channels. The only alternative was the switch-off button!

So my question is: How is this highest German constitutional principle compatible with the ongoing creeping attempt to undermine many fundamental rights? This applies to the questionable  expulsions, eavesdropping, new  face recognition scanners, restrictions to the right to demonstrate, reduction of freedom of assembly, barriers and blockades at state visits and summits, whose sole purposes  are self-celebration and exclusion of the people, treating it as  a leashed dog with  the slogan “You have to stay outside”.

How about the more than questionable arms supplies, including into crisis areas, and the growing cooperation with dictators and terror regimes, hence  the “Israelization” of Germany?

Now I can come to my main question: How is the basic law principle compatible with the additional passage that the “security of Israel” is part of the “German State Reason”, defended and supported by both candidates?

What I particularly criticise and what I found a brazenness  from the challenger Schulz was that he spoke about the “deep anti-Semitism” of young Palestinian men, to whom we have to tell that this protection of Israel is part of the German state reason.

I found a completely unnecessary derailment of the candidate. Instead, he should have supported the threatened, occupied, and dispossessed Palestinians, who have been mistreated by the Jewish state terrorism for decades (!) now. This obligation towards Palestine and the Palestinians must be on the agenda of a former Social Democratic EU-politician. Instead, Schulz offended a people under occupation. I am asking myself if he was “coached” by the representatives of the Central Council of German Jews and the Israeli Embassy.

And I negatively remember this former EU Parliament President Schulz when on 25 February 2014 I was invited by a friend (who at that time was still a member of the Social Democratic Party) and engaged struggler for the freedom of Palestine to come to the inauguration of the Nakba exposition at the Parliament in Strasbourg. There I heard that Schulz had refused to inaugurate this important and worth seeing exposition about the exodus and displacement of Palestinians in 1948.

This can be said about the so called “solidarity” of the Socialist and Social Democratic fraction in the EU Parliament with occupied Palestine. Once again, the old, a bit changed saying fits for Social Democrats: “Who betrayed the Palestinians: the Social Democrats”!

The Nakba exposition was made possible by the liberal Alde fraction, even if its liberal member, Graf Lambsdorff, vice-president of the European Parliament, is a “declared and unconditional” friend of Israel.

In my opinion, Schulz by denigrating a group of people has disqualified himself as Chancellor candidate!

Chancellor Merkel – I do not support for sure – would never bring off such a flop and shame. She would never have offended so much the weakest, the Palestinians, oppressed by the “Jewish State”, occupied, deprived from their rights and own state, just to get votes.

Schulz started indeed with this defamation without being asked and with no need. And this makes him unattractive for Palestinians, pro-Palestinian activists and for many Turkish voters as eligible alternative to Merkel.

Martin Schulz was made honorary Doctor of Philosophy by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2014…
…but Angela Merkel was awarded this title already in 2007 and was made honorary Doctor of the Tel Aviv University in 2011
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What we can expect from the Green, left-wing and liberal politicians concerning Palestine, however, is not more promising and leaves me at the ballot box with great perplexity.

What surprised me a lot was that the media accepted without any criticism that the “Central Council” of the Jews in Germany, the newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine and Jerusalem Post interfered in the German election campaign by criticizing “radical Palestinians” in the lists of the Marxist-Leninist Party (MLPD), with the philosemite Green politician Volker Beck in their wave.

Volker Beck even dared to ask why the Popular Front of Liberation of Palestine was not forbidden. The candidates are on the list of the PFLP which is on the “EU terror list” (because Israel requested it?). But fortunately and rightly it is NOT FORBIDDEN in Germany. The MLPD has a list with candidates  of the PFLP. And the MLPD has candidates of at least ten different nationalities and is the ONLY German party supporting the freedom of Palestine and standing for it in its election agenda.(1)

In the meantime, unnoticed by German politics and the German public, the Judaistic reprisals of the Netanyahu regime against Palestinians and Palestine go on. Netanyahu celebrates the 50 years of the occupation of Palestine on stolen Palestinian land in the Judaistic illegal settlement and guarantees to its illegal inhabitants that they have come to remain there forever. In addition, he promised that under his government not a single settlement will be dismantled, and that Jerusalem will forever be the undivided capital of the “Jewish State”. After his return to Jerusalem Billions of Dollars were given for new settlements in the illegally occupied Palestine! (2)

In this context, the Israeli hard-core Zionist and supporter of the occupation, Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked, attacks the judges, saying that“Zionism will not lower its head” towards a universal system of individual rights. She proclaimed the new Law supported by her Party Likud and by Netanyahu and accepted by the Parliament, calling Israel a “Nation-State of the Jewish People”, as a „moral and political revolution“. This bill confers the “self-determination right” only to Jews. Arabic is not an official language any more, but is downgraded to a language with special status.

You can imagine what this means to more than 20% Non-Jews, mainly Palestinians with Israeli passports, to the dispossessed Bedouins, and to the few remaining Christians in the “Holy Occupiers’ Land”!

Anyone who until now didn’t want to acknowledge that the “Jewish State” is an Apartheid State, should now be taught better and finally support the boycott measures of the BDS campaign!

Precisely because of the German past, we are not allowed to ignore the injustice of the so called “only” democracy in the Middle East, the ethnocracy of the “Jewish State” committing land robbing, occupation, ethnic cleansing, and a racist judaization. I had other expectations from ALL German political parties: 50 years after the beginning of the second occupation, and 69 years after the foundation of the “Jewish State” at the expense of the displacement and occupation of a people, we have to speak out against this injustice!

I also appeal to German politicians and voters to think about how long this illegal and unbearable situation will be continued with German help.

Palestine,  doomed for all eternity?

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THE DILEMMA FACING ANTI ZIONIST JEWS IN GERMANY TODAY

For me and many activists, there is only one humanist agenda: we have to work for the dismantlement of Zionism. This is a Jewish and democratic obligation. So we can build up a free Palestine, without Jewish occupation.

Who can a Jewish Anti-Zionist vote for in the German election?

By Evelyn Hecht-Galinski,  English translation by Milena Rampoldi

It shakes me to experience such hypocrisy when it is about Palestine in the election programs of the German parties. No party dares to publicly support the dispossessed and occupied people of Palestine. Yes, I totally agree with Judith Butler when she says that being Anti-Zionist is an obligation, as long as the objective of dismantling political Zionism will not be reached.

This obligation should be the new Jewish ethic. If I think about myself, I know only one and indivisible ethic: it is the ethic focussing on humanism and human rights, without considering if it is Jewish, Christian, Islamic or atheist/secularist. All the existing ethics are violated in the “Jewish State” and ignored by the occupying power. A peaceful cohabitation was never wanted by the Zionist intruders, and this refusal is manifested by their deeds. Thenakba, the dispossession of more than 700.000 original inhabitants of Palestine, was promoted and organised according to schedule by the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, which is still going on today, without any hindrance by the hypocritical community of states.

The Jewish intruders, who deliberately followed their objective to found a  “Jewish State” for the persecuted Jews from Europe, are guilty of acting in the exactly same racist way they had experienced before. They talk about a land free from “Arabs” and are not even able to pronounce the name “Palestinians” because in their loud Zionist propaganda there is no Palestinian people. So they colonised Palestine as absolute rulers and occupiers. Finally, they became the perpetrators, instead of being the victims. They started to feel better and better in this role. It is important to them to feel sublime, superior to others, on the path to the final objective of the Judaisation of Palestine within Eretz Israel!

This political Zionism, formally asking for the oppression, destruction, and dispossession of local inhabitants, makes an equal cohabitation impossible, because this was never neither wanted nor planned.

However, for me and many activists, there is only one humanist agenda: we have to work for the dismantlement of Zionism. This is a Jewish and democratic obligation. So we can build up a free Palestine, without Jewish occupation.

I also expressly agree with Judith Butler when she says that not only the West Bank and Gaza, but the whole of Israel and the foundation of the State of Israel are illegal. Only by dismantling political Zionism we can overcome this injustice. As long as the “Jewish State” is a Jewish national state treating Palestinians as second-class citizens and as long as there is no division between state and religion, and Judaism is instrumental in illegally occupy the Palestinian people, and manipulated for foreign politics, there will never be peace in Palestine, in the region, and in the world. (1)

Therefore it is essential that Jewish people deal with Anti-Zionism, and oppose the supporters (“Sayanim”) of Zionism like “saloon” Zionists and “Christian-Jewish” Zionists. The strength of anti-Zionism lies in the facts we represent, while Zionism employs untrue arguments based on unhistorical facts. All historians opposed to these arguments like Ilan Pappe, Shlomo Sand, Moshe Zuckermann, Norman Finkelstein, and their colleagues are called Parias, Anti-Semites.

It is a fact that the continuously repeated and false self-representation as the “only” democracy in the Middle East – which every politically informed person is so tired to listen to – which is so hypocritical like the whole Zionist State structure of the “Jewish State” is a scientific product of propaganda. And this structure tries to democratically legitimate its positions and does it with increasing sophistication while the legal resistance of the occupied people against their occupiers is defamed as terrorism and as illegal action. However, only the Jewish occupation of Palestine is illegal, and this is something the descendants of the Holocaust victims should remember.

The victims do not have the right to become perpetrators, because it is illegal. So the “Jewish State” and its ethnic cleansing policy has no justification at all!

This policy is based on the exclusion of critics of the “Jewish State” and its inhuman illegal violations of international law as Anti-Semites, and Jews hater, by inventing new terms to describe them. (Jewish) citizens who are active with organisations like Breaking the Silence, B`Tselem, Zochrot, or other human rights groups are defamed and persecuted. In particular, BDS supporters have become the new enemy worldwide. Instead, this so important and successful movement should be supported unconditionally! While the “Jewish State” in the meantime supports a worldwide “war campaign” of millions against BDS, and travel bans for BDS supporters, this movement is becoming stronger because it is a civil society overcoming the defamation by the Israel lobby through campaigns like “Do not buy from Jews” and does not stop its struggle for a free Palestine.

All this motivates me to pursue my objective without intimidation. We should not be discouraged from our brave struggle by demonization, double standards, and delegitimization. As long as the political Zionism of oppression and occupation exists, Anti-Zionism is an obligation.

There is no party in Germany pursuing this objective of a free Palestine. On the contrary, the “Jewish State” is equated with our values and awarded with the reason of state for its security. It is totally beyond me because this position is not consistent with our constitution. While the illegal Jewish occupation of Palestine is negated, and this is considered as consistent with “our” values by all parties, injustice is promoted even if this injustice has absolutely nothing to do with exactly these democratic values.

When I read a paper about the election campaign 2017, in which there are “Jewish positions” about the federal election campaign 2017 and I look at the people who signed it I ask myself how this is possible. Is this Germany 2017? Is this consistent with my and our values?

No, it is not. And they speak about a “liberal democratic defining culture”.

Paragraph 4  

Here Israel is defined as “spiritual homeland” for the Jews and the German citizens; the document mentions the “special” relationship between Germany and the “democratic Jewish State” of Israel, based on history and linked by the community of values of “both” democracies, characterised by similar social, economic subjects and subjects related to security policy. This is something I cannot agree with.

Germany expects a solidary support towards Israel in the “peace process” (which peace process, the one avoided by the “Jewish occupiers‘ state”?) and the understanding that the Palestinian desire for self-determination must not cause “other” threats for Israel (however, who threats whom here?!). And there is more: “Radical Islamic”  groups and Iran are defamed as the greatest threat for Israel and the free world, and nobody opposes to it. (However, in contrast to the “Jewish State”, Iran has not started any war, and also did not threat anyone with nuclear weapons!) In my opinion the time has come to oppose to the “Jewish Apartheid State” with harshness and sanctions to put an end to illegal occupation!

Paragraph 5 about how to deal with “political Islam”

This paragraph shakes me a lot, as it talks about “political Islam” and the  increasing influence of Islamic unions and associations associating religion with “politics” and whose values are not compatible with our constitution. (However, for me personally, the Central Council of Jews and other international Jewish lobbyist organisations in Germany are more threating, because they call for an unconditional solidarity with the “Jewish occupiers‘ state” and misuse religion for this objective. Quotation: In this case, the state has to  establish stricter criteria for collaboration and promotion. Organisations, unions, and mosques which do not unconditionally support democracy and human rights, should be prohibited, closed, and or prosecuted. International treaties can be concluded only according to strict requirements. Financial and directive influence of foreign governments on German organisations and groups of people are to be prohibited. End of quotation. (Let us turn these whole sentences and put Jewish and Israel instead; what about these requirements then?)

Paragraph 6 “avoiding collateral damages”

Here these “Jewish supporters” assume that a person can have only one citizenship, except from ONE exception, the Jews, because the Jews have historical relations to several countries. So it is advisable for them to be “German-Israeli” citizens. (There you go: a non-kosher exception for Jewish citizens when it is about Israel. If this does not promote a parallel society!)

Paragraph about “Anti-Semitism”

But the real big bang is exactly my critical point. Quotation: “Israel criticism characterised by double standard, “Anti-Zionism” and the BDS movement are the old wine of hate in the new bottles. There must not be room left to it.”

End of quotation. (Here the equation of the terms Anti-Semitism, BDS movement, and Anti-Zionism. This is un untrue statement pursuing the aim to stop all kind of criticism against Israel and promoting the end of all democratic opinion expression. The knockout argument.) (2)

No, we do not want any guiding culture calling for a “Jewish-Christian” solidarity with the occupiers‘ crimes of the “Jewish State” and promoting hatred against Islam by marginalizing Muslims! Jewish positions of this kind are not consistent with the German constitution and with “our/my values”!

As a consequence, as “Jewish Anti-Zionist”, and as German citizen with one passport, I cannot vote for any party supporting such (“Jewish”) positions of this “initiative of values”!

(1) http://werteinitiative.de/wahl2017/ (“Inititiative of values, Positions of Jewish Germans on the federal election”)

(2) http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/israel-juedische-kritik-am-zionismus.1310.de.html?dram:article_id=270869

 

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski (b. 1949, in Berlin) is a Jewish-German activist and publicist, an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians and a member of the group European Jews for a Just Peace. She is a daughter of late Heinz Galinski, a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

 

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