Here is an article I'd like to share. It came to me from the mother of
a friend. My friend and her mother, being Jewish, are terrified that
the anti-Israeli feelings will eventually produce pogroms in America.
How can I argue with them, when they lost family in 20th Cent. Germany?
(Aside: they have beloved Arab in-laws, strongly pro-Palestinian. It
makes for delicate family life when you can't mention politics.)
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Hi Guys, I have not written lately because I've just been too busy
with a broken ankle (E.'s), and I'm just tired. But I thought you two
might find this interesting, and you'd understand it. It was sent to me
by a neighbor with whom I share books.........Hope you don't
This is quite a lady. What she writes is more impressive because she
is NOT Jewish. Her articles are published in Spain and throughout some
of the most important newspapers in Latin
Questions for the European Left by Pilar Rahola
Why don't we see demonstrations in London, Paris , Barcelona against
Islamic dictatorships ?
Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship?
Why aren't there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of
women who live without any legal protection?
Why aren't there demonstrations against the use of children as human
bombs where there is conflict with Islam?
Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of Islamic
dictatorship in Sudan ?
Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed
against Israel ?
Why is there no outcry by the European left against Islamic fanaticism?
Why confuse support of the Palestinian cause with the defense of
And finally, the million dollar question: Why is the left in Europe and
around the world obsessed with the two most solid democracies, the
United States and Israel, and not with the worst dictatorships on the
planet? The two most solid democracies have suffered the bloodiest
attacks of terrorism, and the press doesn't care.
And then, to the concept of freedom. In every pro-Palestinian European
forum I hear the left yelling with fervor: "We want freedom for the
Not true. They are never concerned with freedom for the people of Syria
or Yemen or Iran or Sudan, or other such nations. And they are never
preoccupied when Hamas destroys freedom for the Palestinians. They are
only concerned with using the concept of Palestinian freedom as a weapon
against Israeli freedom. The resulting consequence of these ideological
pathologies is the manipulation of the press.
The international press does major damage when reporting on the question
of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. On this topic they don't inform, they
When reporting about Israel, the majority of journalists forget the
reporter code of ethics. And so, any Israeli act of self-defense becomes
a massacre, and any confrontation, genocide. So many stupid things have
been written about Israel that there aren't any accusations left to
level against her.
At the same time, this press never discusses Syrian and Iranian
interference in propagating violence against Israel, the indoctrination
of children, and the corruption of the Palestinians. And when reporting
about victims, every Palestinian casualty is reported as tragedy and
every Israeli victim is camouflaged, hidden or reported about with
One of the leftist parties in Spain has just expelled one of its members
for creating a pro-Israel website. I quote from
the expulsion document: "Our friends are the people of Iran, Libya and
Venezuela, oppressed by imperialism, and not a Nazi state like
In another example, the socialist mayor of Campozuelos changed Shoah
Day, commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, with Palestinian Nabka
which mourns the establishment of the State of Israel, thus showing
contempt for the six million European Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Spain has suffered the worst terrorist attack in Europe and it is in the
crosshairs of every Islamic terrorist organization. As I wrote before,
kill us with cell phones hooked to satellites connected to the Middle
Ages. And yet the Spanish left is the most anti-Israeli in the world.
I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am Left and by profession a journalist.
Why am I not anti-Israeli like my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew I
historical responsibility to fight against the hatred for the historic
Jewish homeland, Israel .
As a journalist it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice,
lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told.
As a person from the Left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend
liberty, culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the law.
As a non-Jew, journalist and lefty, I have a triple moral duty
with Israel, because if Israel is destroyed, liberty, modernity and
culture will be destroyed too.
The struggle of Israel, even if the world doesn't want to accept it, is
the struggle of the world.