Paul Eisen

Paul Eisen

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

St George of Palestine

Today in England it is St George's Day. Everyone here knows that St George is England's patron saint - but what is less known is that he was also a great Palestinian.

This is from the BBC

Why St George is a Palestinian hero
By Yolande KnellBBC News

As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.

A familiar flag flaps in the wind above a Palestinian church in the West Bank village of al-Khadr.

The red cross on a white background has been associated with Saint George since the time of the Crusades.

It is the national flag of England and is also used as an emblem by other countries and cities that have adopted him as their own patron saint.

However, Palestinians have particular reason to display the symbol and revere the early Christian martyr. For them he is a local hero who opposed the persecution of his fellow Christians in the Holy Land.

"We believe he was a great martyr for his faith who defended the Christian faith and values," says Greek Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna.
The St George's flag flies above a Palestinian church

"By making sacrifices for his faith he was able to defeat evil. We take St George as a patron for people living here - and as he was born in historic Palestine, we pray to him to remember us and this holy land."

St George was a Roman soldier during the Third Century AD, when the Emperor Diocletian was in power. It is said that he once lived in al-Khadr near Bethlehem, on land owned by his mother's family.

While the saint's father is usually traced back to Cappadocia, an area in modern Turkey, it is believed his mother was Palestinian from Lydda - now Lod, in Israel.

The saint is remembered for giving away his possessions and remaining true to his religion when he was imprisoned and tortured before he was finally executed.

There are many churches in the West Bank and Israel that bear the name of St George - at al-Khadr, Lod and in the Galilee, for example.

While the Western world marks St George's Day on 23 April, in the Palestinian areas it falls on 6 May, according to the older calendar used by the Eastern Churches.

A service is held for the saint at al-Khadr, bringing worshippers from the Bethlehem area and much further afield to light candles and say prayers. During the feast, special bread is baked that shows him in his typical pose as a dragon slayer.
The image of St George appears in the form of statues, mosaics and even bread (top right)

Such images are also a permanent feature on many Palestinian Christian homes and public buildings. It is thought that the saint brings them protection.

"He's a native saint who has done many miracles. We respect him a lot," explains sculptor Akram Anastas.

"He's presented as a knight full of peace and grace, riding his horse and always fighting evil, which is symbolised by the dragon. We write underneath in Arabic 'God bless our house.'"

Anastas has worked on thousands of stone carvings of the saint during his career, selling them to Palestinian and international buyers.

"I like him very much. He's a good friend of mine and I've found him many times in my life. He's my guardian angel," he says.
Sculptor Akram Anastas has made thousands of stone carvings of St George

With its associations of courage, gallantry and honour, the Christian name, George, remains one of the most common in the Palestinian Territories.

Other variants are Khadr (Arabic for "green one") and Jeries.

In a Bethlehem coffee shop known locally as "Abu George" [the father of George], I sit with members of the Thalgieh family, who are all called George.

"Maybe we have 10 people [named George] until now. Perhaps in the future we will reach 100," says George Elias Saba Thalgieh.

"Here in Bethlehem, it's not just our family. We all believe that St George will help us when we need him. If you have an accident the first thing you say is 'Ya Khadr' - it means we are calling for St George to help us.

"I love the name. Our grandfather is George, I am George so now my sons will name their sons George," adds the older man's nephew, George Nabil George Thalgieh, a well-known singer.
The Many Georges of the Talgieh family standing outside the "Abu George" coffee shop

Anticipating this year's St George's Day, the two generations join in a traditional verse.

"Oh, St George we pray at al-Khadr," go the lyrics. "We are the Christians with the candles in our hands."

There are a number of customs associated with the saint.

Sometimes the Greek Orthodox priest is asked to insert a key into the mouth of children with speech difficulties, turning it to "unlock" their tongues.

There is a ritual in which visitors put a chain around their neck, pass it over their body and kiss it three times. This is thought to ward off sickness.

Letters asking St George to solve family disputes are placed inside the glass that covers his icon.

People appealing to the saint for help also give sheep to the church so it can distribute meat to the poor.

Boy Georges

(Clockwise from top left) George Salameh, who runs a falafel restaurant in Bethlehem: "I was born on the eve of St George's Day so my family decided to call me George. This is our custom if you are born on the day of a saint - you should be named after him or her. Now I have my birthday and St George's Day next to each other."

George Canawati, manager of Radio Bethlehem 2000, based in Beit Sahour: "I do really like my name and I like St George. My grandfather was called George and now there are five Georges in my immediate family."
George Andoni, a carpenter from Beit Sahour: "I was called George because of the saint. I'm proud of my name because I respect St George a lot. It's an honour to share a name with him"
George Shomali, from Beit Sahour, works in ceramics at the Lifegate Centre in Beit Jala: "I like my name. Palestinians like the name George a lot. In my family I am called JoJo as a nickname."

Some Palestinian Muslims, especially those from al-Khadr, also follow the practices.

"It's not only the Christians that appreciate him, the Muslims also feel the power and the miracles of St George," says Father Ananias.

"When the church was built [in the Byzantine period] the neighbours were Christians. I don't know when the local people became Muslims, but under the Turkish [Ottomans] they protected the monastery and remained very close."

An old woman wearing a traditional embroidered dress and the Islamic veil tells me: "We all believe in al-Khadr, even my husband. I made a vow to light a candle in al-Khadr church."

Many Muslim scholars suggest that a servant of God mentioned in the Koran as an associate of Moses, refers to the figure of al-Khadr, who is identified with St George.

In the 1,700 years or so since his death, the saint has also become identified with other figures, some historical and some mythical.

The legend of him saving a maiden by killing a dragon probably originated in the Middle Ages.

Although many details of his life remain unclear, Palestinians see him as having set a powerful example for helping the needy and bravely standing up for one's beliefs.

It is this reputation that has also made him popular around the world.

More babble from Mondoweiss

I've tried to read this babble from Mondoweiss about six times and still don't really understand what it's about  ....he said this, she said that.... he did this,she did that - but I did manage to work out that it's something about someone trying to smear Max Blumenthal with links to (gasp) White supremacists.

But one thing leaped out at me:

1. "Before journalist and author Max Blumenthal turned his eye towards Israel/Palestine, he was a dogged investigator of the seedy world of neo-Nazism and white supremacism in the U.S."

Well, who are these "neo-Nazis" and "white supremacists" who Max Blumenthal used to investigate? Well, I've been hanging around the Jew/Zionism/Israel/Palestine/anti-Semitism etc etc scene for about 20 years if not my whole life and the only "neo-Nazis" I've ever come across are people who are sick to death of being kicked around by Jews and want to see non-Jews given a fair shake. As for 'white supremacists', they seem to be anyone who takes any pride whatsoever in their European heritage and wants to see their identity preserved. So is it not entirely appropriate that Blumenthal should have progressed from doing battle with those enemies of the Jews to joining Free, Free, Palestine! thus keeping a watchful eye on those other other enemies of the Jews i.e. the Palestinians?

Haaretz joins Rush Limbaugh and company in trying to link Max Blumenthal to KC shooter suspect
Alex Kane and Phan Nguyen on April 16, 2014 

Author Max Blumenthal.

Before journalist and author Max Blumenthal turned his eye towards Israel/Palestine, he was a dogged investigator of the seedy world of neo-Nazism and white supremacism in the U.S. But now, liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz has joined right-leaning Israel advocates in trying to turn the tables on him by linking the journalist to Frazier Glenn Miller (also known as Frazier Glenn Cross), the suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at two Jewish centers in Kansas City.

Various personalities are waging a concerted smear campaign against Blumenthal, whose book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel kicked up a storm of controversy over its indictment of Israel’s human rights abuses. The canary in the coal mine for them was that Miller, who posted on the far-right forum Vanguard News Network as “Rounder,” once posted about an interview Blumenthal did on Russia Today.

“Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican establishment,” Miller, who has been a violent white supremacist activist long before Blumenthal began reporting, wrote.

Earlier this week, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed the suspect “admits he was inspired by [people like Blumenthal], and that’s why he took action against the three Jewish people in Kansas City.” Limbaugh cited an article by neoconservative writer Ron Radosh, who wrote that the posting showed “who inspire[d] him to have taken his dreadful murder today.” Radosh also claimed that Miller’s rant was “similar to the arguments of Walt and Mearsheimer, John B. Judis and other realists and leftists.”

FrontPageMagazine claimed that Blumenthal was “very proud” at “finally having achieved his great dream” through Cross’s actions. Daniel Pipes in the National Review wrote that Frazier Glenn Miller “gives every appearance of being a true believer inspired in part by Blumenthal’s ravings.”

White supremacists’ linking to discussions about the Israel lobby is not new. The website of David Duke has approvingly cited this site and such authors as Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer; analyses about the Israel lobby have been used by Duke to attempt to show malign Jewish control of U.S. foreign policy, though Walt, Mearsheimer and others are simply not anti-Semites and make clear that Zionism and Judaism are not the same. It brings to mind what Tony Judt, paraphrasing Arthur Koestler, said during a debate on Walt and Mearsheimer’s work: “You cannot help it if idiots and bigots share your views for their reasons.”

Haaretz joins the fray

Earlier this morning, the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz joined the right-wing campaign.

In a news article entitled “Kansas Murderer Admires Prominent Israeli Critic,”Haaretz revealed that accused shooter “Frazier Glenn Cross repeatedly praised controversial journalist Max Blumenthal.”

The single source for Haaretz’s claim was an article in the right wing news outletWashington Free Beacon—a source so unreliable that it recently consulted an “expert” to determine that a pineapple in a Facebook photograph was the symbolic representation of the Jewish people.

The Free Beacon’s current report was inspired by similar accusations being made by other pro-Israel outlets to smear Blumenthal for his outspoken criticism of Israel.

Let’s look at how accurate this claim is. Haaretz writes:

According to the [Free Beacon] report, a search of the VNN Forum – a prominent white supremacist website run by [accused Kansas shooter] Cross – finds over 300 references praising Blumenthal’s criticism of the State of Israel and American-Jewish support of Israeli policy.

Every single element of this sentence is false. Let’s break it down:

…the VNN Forum – a prominent white supremacist website run by Cross…

Wrong. The forum of the Vanguard News Network (VNN) is not “run by Cross” but instead is run by its founder, Alex Linder, who is also listed on the VNN Forum as the administrator.

Alex Linder, the founder and administrator of the VNN Forum

…finds over 300 references…

Wrong. The number 300 is based on a Google search for all instances of the phrase “Max Blumenthal” appearing under the domain name “” At the time of this writing, the Google search link provided by Free Beacon displays what the search engine initially claims to be “about 375 results.”

Yet a closer look reveals that Google suspects the majority of the results to be duplicates, and that—after weeding out those duplicates—Google finds only “about 71” references to “Max Blumenthal.”

Even within those 71 references, I found several more duplicates, narrowing the count to 46.

…over 300 references praising Blumenthal’s criticism of the State of Israel and American-Jewish support of Israeli policy.

Wrong. Among the VNN Forum’s approximately 46 references to “Max Blumenthal,” many of them would not be considered “praise”—nor do they reference “criticism of the State of Israel” or “American-Jewish support of Israeli policy.”

For instance, the VNN Forum has a weird way of showing “praise” when its participants refer to Blumenthal as:

Jew Max Blumenthal

Kike Max Blumenthal

Jewish propagandists including … Max Blumenthal

an avowed queer like Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal … a flamboyant, exhibitionistic anti-racist

that douche bag sodomite Max Blumenthal

One page on the forum even links to an article that sarcastically refers to Blumenthal as “Country Music Expert Max Blumenthal.”

A different VNN page refers to “obvious biases and outright misinterpretationscontained in Max Blumenthal’s article,” while another one accuses Blumenthal of“vicious character assassinations.”

One forum participant excerpted an article on white supremacism by Blumenthal in order to mock it, summarizing Blumenthal’s reporting thusly:

Jew Max Blumenthal speaks for us, we’re all happy because Obama is going to win.

As with that reference, many of the references to Blumenthal on the VNN Forum have nothing to do with “criticism of the State of Israel” or “American-Jewish support of Israeli policy.”

One reference appears under the subject heading “The Jew Media Drools over faggot prostitute.” Quite a few references appear in the context of a feud with right-wing radio host Hal Turner. Another reference is about Mike Huckabee, and yet another is about Sarah Palin.

It should also be noted that some of these VNN Forum references to Blumenthal are simply reprints of articles from mainstream sources like Huffington Post andDaily Beast.

As irrelevant as all these references are, they serve to puff up the feeble contention of a Blumenthal–Kansas shooting nexus.

The idea is to tie Blumenthal to the Kansas shootings, by way of the alleged perpetrator Frazier Glenn Cross. Yet for all their attempts to create a connection, the single tie is this:

Cross is believed to have been a frequent contributor to the VNN Forum. Out of 12,683 forum posts attributed to Cross, one single post was found to have mentioned “Jew journalist Max Blumenthal.” That single post contains a broken linkto a page that once linked to a YouTube clip of a brief interview with Blumenthal. In that interview, Blumenthal explained how neoconservative supporters of Netanyahu in DC were hoping to sway the 2012 presidential election in their favor.

That is it. On the basis of that single strand of serendipity, Haaretz declared, “Kansas murderer admires prominent Israeli critic” and “Frazier Glenn Cross repeatedly praised controversial journalist Max Blumenthal.” Instant news. (For point of comparison there are 255 references on the forum to actor Kevin Bacon.)

Immediately after the Haaretz article went online, several commentators criticizedHaaretz on Twitter. Blumenthal himself challenged Haaretz Managing Editor Simon Spungin to justify the piece. Initially Spungin made a slight alteration to the article but otherwise kept it intact and placed the onus on Blumenthal to prove the article wrong.

Eventually—and while we were preparing this report—Spungin removed the articlefrom the Haaretz website, with no notice of correction or public apology. (A cached version can be found here.)

Questions remain, however: Who authored the article? And why did Haaretz find the article credible and newsworthy?

Haaretz did not explicitly blame Blumenthal for the Kansas shootings, but the timing, the accusations, and the pretense of relevance implied such. After all, wouldHaaretz have published an article headlined “Kansas Murderer Really Liked Chocolate”? The very act of publishing such an article at such a time would only be to connect the killer’s alleged influences to his motives for killing.

Applying Haaretz and Free Beacon’s arbitrary methodology, Rania Khalek notedthat there were 11,500 mentions of Haaretz in the VNN Forum, and that Miller himself had cited Haaretz in roughly seventy forum postings, thus making Haaretzeven more culpable in the Kansas shootings. In addition, Miller has linked to numerous writers and news outlets–including Thomas Friedman and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. In addition, he once wrote that David Horowitz, the conservative activist and publisher, is ”one of those jewish neocon ‘new friends’ of the White man who actually throws Whitey journalistic bones from time to time, such as his book ‘Hatin Whitey.’” Horowitz is an ally of Blumenthal critic Ron Radosh, and Radosh refused to speak with Alex Kane for this article about Miller’s affinity for his friend saying over e-mail he knows his “enemies” and that, since he’s in Germany, he wouldn’t waste money calling him.

What’s clear is that the current right-wing campaign is a continuation of attacks against Blumenthal over his book Goliath. Protective of Israel’s image and worried that Blumenthal’s book could contribute to the changing debate over the country in the U.S., they’re throwing the kitchen sink at unflinching critics of Zionism.

What difference does it make?

I never thought that the death of Muhammad al-Dura was a hoax and I still don't - but it could be. But if it is or it isn't, some things need to be said. 

  • There is no reason to believe that victims, just like perpetrators, are not capable of lying.
  • Whatever did or did not happen to Muhammad al-Dura (or to anyone else for that matter) makes no difference whatsoever to the basic distinction between Palestinians the victims and Jews the perpetrators. 
  • Given the lies and distortions put about (largely by Jews) about Jewish victimhood and non-Jewish culpability, calling an alleged al-Dura hoax the 'Blood libel of the century' must rank as one of the great chutzpahs of world history. 
Other than that, does it make any difference? I think I'll leave that to you.

"When Pictures Lie"
Philippe Karsenty - The al Dura Hoax 

The Holocaust Industry in the UK

October 5, 2013
Francis Carr Begbie

At mid-morning on the second Sunday in November buglers will play the Last Post at the Cenotaph war memorial in London and for two minutes Britain will fall silent. The simple dignity of Remembrance Sunday, the Queen laying a wreath, the silence as a canopy of red poppies fall on the veterans and armed services standing to attention, make it a moment of almost unbearable sadness.

While the event commemorates all British and Commonwealth war dead, it has its roots in the trenches of the First World War and battles like the Somme where the British suffered 58,000 casualties, one third killed, on the first day. The silence marks the eleventh hour of the eleventh day when the guns fell silent in 1918. The symbol of the occasion is a blood red poppy distributed by the Royal British Legion and worn by millions.

There is no more heartfelt symbol of traditional feeling in Britain than the poppy. and this is why two recent government funding decisions revealed such an astonishing shift in cultural priorities. The first was a refusal to fund a poppy project in a field of remembrance for Britain’s war dead. The second was the Prime Minister’s pledge to pour more taxpayers money into promoting the booming Holocaust industry.

The decisions confirm what many have suspected — that Holocaust promotion is gradually replacing the commemoration of the sacrifice of servicemen as the subject of community remembrance in Britain.

It is a change for which the British political elite seems to have a driving enthusiasm. The annual government grant to the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) is already a very generous £2.1 million. The extra £300,000 a year will not only pay for more school Holocaust propaganda, but will also pay to set up a new national Holocaust Commission to erect yet another permanent memorial.

It was always predictable that the left-leaning Heritage Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest dispenser of public largesse, would decline an application from an unfashionable veterans group such as the Royal British Legion. Not only was the application rejected owing to “lack of funds” but the Fund then approached a pacifist group and invited them to submit an application to raise awareness of conscientious objectors.

Even by the standards of the Heritage Lottery Fund this was a calculated insult. The Fund’s Trustees are dominated by the kind of women that seem to proliferate in the public sector. Privately-educated left-wing graduates from the BBC and elsewhere in the world of arts, who have never soiled their hands in the private sector.

But the refusal was more than a gratuitous slap in the face. It was a sign that the commemoration of the sacrifice of servicemen with its connotations of glory, sacrifice, Britishness and patriotism, was to be elbowed aside in favour something much more politically useful — Holocaust promotion.

Over the past few years the Holocaust industry has moved centre stage and is now one of the most lavishly funded and well-appointed causes in British public life. There cannot be a town hall or classroom in the United Kingdom which has not been used to hammer home the story of an event which happened hundreds of miles from Britain’s shores and in which neither British troops or civilians were involved.

A profusion of Holocaust groups are cashing in and benefiting from taxpayer money. This year alone Beth Shalom Holocaust Education Centre in Newark in the East Midlands got a million pounds, the Holocaust Recalled Group in Swansea, Wales, got £791,000, the Lake District Holocaust Project and the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association in Leeds, Yorkshire have both been given around half a million and there are many more.

But it is an organisation called the Holocaust Educational Trust that has cornered the biggest market share. This huge organisation has embarked on one of the largest programmes of social engineering ever seen in Britain. Its main achievement has been in making Holocaust propaganda a central part of the core National Curriculum in England. Now every pupil between 11 and 14 must undergo mandatory Holocaust instruction. More than half of Britain’s schools now take part in the HET’s “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme while it has sent about 15,000 pupils to visit Auschwitz itself.

It directs an ambitious “Outreach” indoctrination programme and claims to have recruited 20,000 “Ambassadors” amongst Britain’s young people to spread the word and diligently ensure that Holocaust enthusiasm does not drop to unacceptable levels.

The HET has impeccable cross-party political and business Jewish connections, including House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Lord Browne, formerly the head of British Petroleum. But getting the Prime Minister to attend its annual appeal dinner and announce not only the latest cash boost but that he would chair the new Holocaust Commission and visit Auschwitz himself next year, was a real coup.

While groups such as the HET have ensured that London has become a centre of Holocaust indoctrination, it is only a small part of very much a trans-national effort. The roots of the current boom go back to 2000 and a conference in Stockholm when 31 nations agreed to subject their populations to mass compulsory Holocaust teaching. These are continually monitored by a body of government academics, bureaucrats and NGOs now known as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) the current chair of which is Britain’s own “Holocaust Czar” a senior diplomat and former Ambassador to Israel called Sir Andrew Burns who has submitted a glowing report on Britain’s progress.

The indoctrination of British children is planned at a crucible of political correctness, the Institute of Education. Since 2008 the Government and the Pears Foundation have together pumped about £5 million into the IOE’s new Centre for Holocaust Education. Henceforth Holocaust teaching will provide an easy road to career advancement via new curriculum credits and certification courses.

About 40 teachers are given a Masters level qualification instruction free of charge each year and a network of Beacon Beacon Schools in Holocaust education are being set up across the country, replete with London seminars and trips abroad. “The aim is that each Beacon School will emerge as a dynamic hub for other schools and their teaching staff who teach about the Holocaust.”

A flavour of all this can be seen in the London schools website, The London Grid for Learning, which provides education resources to all school students in London’s boroughs and pipes in propaganda directly via the Holocaust Explained website developed by the London Jewish Cultural Centre and also largely public-funded.

The Holocaust Day Memorial Trust is another big player in this sector. It first made its mark in 2001 when it managed to get January 21 named as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Britain. The date has since been adopted worldwide, although very unpopular with some groups. The Trust’s 2013booklet gives a glimpse of the impressive range of its activities.

Another well-established charity The Anne Frank Trust, was not slow to jump on the new bandwagon. It currently has eight travelling exhibitions touring the country. It receives huge financial support from a variety of different government departments even though its brochure reveals the most impressive range of corporate backers in the charity world and a ticket to its annual lunch is much sought after in society circles.

For generations of Brits the Imperial War Museum has been one of the most fascinating repositories in London with a wealth of artifacts and information about Britain’s imperial and military past, but this has all be shunted aside now. Since 2000 the Museum has been home to the largest exhibition in Europe on the Holocaust. Every year it hosts a conference called Beyond the Camps and Forced Labour, and of course there are obligatory extensive resources aimed at children.

On and on it goes. The Association of Jewish Refugees has created the Holocaust testimony archive. Refugee Voices and the Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London now houses the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute visual history archive.

Not to be outdone is the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide the world’s oldest Holocaust research institution, which has expanded and move to new premises in central London, adjacent to the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism Birkbeck which was only launched in 2010.

So what is the point of marginalising Remembrance Sunday? While the white-haired old veterans of the Royal British Legion still enjoy tremendous grassroots support, it is obvious why they are an embarrassment to a government seeking to foster closer relations with other European elites. They are an all too vivid reminder that relations were not always so cosy.

One of the main achievements of the Holocaust groups is to ensure that the words Nazi and Holocaust remain very much in the forefront of day-to-day consciousness and can be instantly deployed to smear and silence immigration opponents. This can be seen clearly in the way in which these groups stretch their remit to say they are campaigning for tolerance for refugees, asylum seeker children, and so on.

It also provides political cover for Britain’s foreign adventures. In June 1999 Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked about the creation of a memorial day for the Holocaust. Referring to the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo he said “I am determined to ensure that the horrendous crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust are never forgotten. The ethnic cleansing and killing that has taken place in Europe in recent weeks are a stark example of the need for vigilance.” More recently at the HET dinner it was David Cameron who invoked the Holocaust into justifying intervention in Syria.

One question never asked is why is the teaching of political violence so selective? Surely it would be more appropriate for Muslim and Hindu school students to learn about the million plus who were killed during the partition of India. And what about the Armenians who proportionately suffered one of the worst massacres of the twentieth century at the hands of the Turks who themselves are now one of the biggest immigrant populations in London and whose application to join the European Union, Britain is supporting.

And if we are looking for patterns of political violence, how can it be right to avoid mentioning the massacres and cultural annihilation that everywhere follow the spread of Islam, not to mention the recent massacres of Christians in Pakistan and Nigeria.

Then there is the largest omission of them all — of the biggest campaign of extermination of the twentieth century carried out by the Bolsheviks in which between 12 and 14 million were exterminated by planned starvation and liquidation.

By any standards the Communist menace was as much of a threat to British security as Nazi Germany. They were an enemy for far longer, had nuclear weapons pointed at our cities, and their agents and sympathisers were deeply entrenched in our establishment.

Is it the hugely disproportionate presence of Jews among the Soviet communist leadership at the time the reason that this subject seems to be so off-limits in the West today? Does the kinship that our cultural Marxist overlords feel for their revolutionary Marxist predecessors mean they are off limits when it comes to criticism? Certainly the organised financial and political power of the Jewish community seems to be the biggest deciding factor when it comes to deciding which massacres contain warnings from history and which ones don’t.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Horrible rubbish

This is from YNet Jewish News

It is horrible rubbish but in the interests of free speech I've (grudgingly) included the explanatory article.

Jesus died a Jew: Video showcases Christ as a Holocaust victim

Video by 'Jews for Jesus' aims to convert Jews to Christianity and intentionally released in conjunction with Passover, Easter, Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Published: 04.19.14,

Jesus Christ makes a surprising appearance in a dramatic YouTube video depicting Jews arriving at the Auschwitz extermination camp and being sent right - to hard labor - or left - to the gas chambers.

The video was created by an evangelical group called Jews for Jesus, and aims to convert Jews to Christianity.

As Jesus, the only character appearing in color in the black and white video, arrives at the gates of the death camp, a smug Nazi officer directs him to "the showers" and to his death, because he is "just another Jew."

The video, titled "That Jew Died For You," was intentionally released in conjunction with Passover, Easter and the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day in order to "engage people in a conversation" about Jesus' meaning to both Jews and Christians.

"Our intent was not to (elicit) any kind of angry response but to actually engage people in a conversation because we think that the conversation about who Jesus is, (is) important for Jews and Gentiles to discuss, and especially at this time of year, as we are in the Passover, Easter season, and leading into Holocaust Remembrance Day next week," The Christian Post quoted Jews for Jesus associate executive director Susan Perlman as saying.

"Jews and Christians are thinking about themes of redemption and hope, and there's no greater redemption story than that of Jesus who came to die for our sins and rise again, that all of us can have new life in Him," she added.