Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NEWSFLASH! The Jews did it!

In a perfect world this headline would be an anomaly.  In the real world it is part and parcel of the propaganda and demonization of Israel.  The Europeans are the vanguard of anti-semitism, and any chance they get to take Israel down another notch, they take.  And with the anti-Jew fervor permeating Europe it is easier for other, smaller countries to follow suit, riding the coat-tails of Fortress Europe.

From The Weekly Standard April 26 by Benjamin Weinthal

Europeans Blame Israel for Murders Committed by Islamists 

BerlinMany European reactions to the recent murders by radical Islamists of pro- Palestinian Israeli filmmaker Juliano Mer-Khamis and Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni replicate the typical recurrence of the same: Shift the blame to Israel in an a priori fashion without delving into existing empirical evidence.

Take the example of Inge Höger, a Left Party member of the German Bundestag, who blamed both executions on the Israeli government. Relying on German taxpayer funds to pay for her Left Party website, she said:
The question one must pose is: Who profits from this terrible crime? First of all, now two of the activists most ‘dangerous’ for Israel, because they were the most engaged, well known and noted, are eliminated. The murders of Vittorio and Juliano could also be a means of dealing a serious blow to the international solidarity movement – especially given the upcoming second flotilla and the fact that international activists still won’t let themselves be prevented from going to Palestine.
She continued, “In the past there have been many documented false flag attacks (for example, the Lavon Affair [in 1954]), and in the Palestinian territories there are constantly cases of collaboration by Palestinians with Israel in the murder of Palestinians – for money, for a new ID card, for travel permits.”

Radical Salafists were responsible for Arrigoni's murder in the Gaza Strip. And it is widely believed that hardcore Islamists also killed Mer-Khamis in Jenin.

As the Palestinians and the land of Palestine are an artificial, political construct designed to kill the Jews and eliminate Israel, so too is the propaganda and lies put forth by Hamas, the PA, Hizballah, Fatah, bought lock, stock and barrel by the West.

With the exception of Die Welt journalist Henryk M. Broder, who termed Höger a “flawless anti-Semite” last week because of her crude anti-Jewish and anti-Israel conspiracy theory, there has been an eerie silence from Germany’s major media outlets.

Sadly, Merkel's coalition, and the for the most part Germany's news organizations, seemed to have acquiesced to the eternal return of Israel bashing.

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