Friday, November 14, 2008



On Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 Australian TV ABC2 showed the above Documentary . Donal MacIntyre investigated the disturbing and secretive world of white power music and how the money made helps fund far right political organisations in many countries, including the British National Party in the UK, whose leader is even now trying to come to Australia to foster race-hatred!

Watching this kind of hate-fest as exposed in the documentary sent shivers down my spine, particularly after watching some of the current crop of excellent 2008 Jewish Film Festival movies about the Shoa.

Our community is so involved with the problems facing Israel that we sometimes forget that out there in the wide world is a growing menace of a resurrection of Nazism, via the use of rock and pop music which appeals to a new and young generation of racists.

Well we may say "never again",- those thugs seem to have other plans! May they never realize them, but we must never drop our guard and vigilance. On the other hand, too often we cry "racism" against everyone who protests when an ethnic minority group or individual claims exemptions from legal or even social obligations (such as dress,or pushing a pedestrian-traffic light on a Sabbath) which apply to all others. Democracy and tolerance does have its limits after all.

Some groups and individuals may be better off to live in theocracies instead of expecting constant privileges on the basis of religious or cultural diversity in our democracies. Objecting or denying sometimes such privileges seems to attract labels of "racism" even if it appears totally fair and acceptable to the majority. It would be better to leave the tags of "racism" to those groups like the above, i.e. racism meaning the "incitement to hatred", instead of it losing its meaning through overuse.

French and other European Jews are making 'alyah' in ever increasing numbers. Even if not permanently residing in Israel, they are investing heavily in apartments which are only used for holidays,- at present. 'Eurabia' they feel, is again no longer as safe as they thought it should be.

See letter and extract of Isi Leibler's review of a book about Scandinavian anti-Semisitism, below.
Yet Avraham Burg in his latest book argues that "the Holocaust is over. We must rise from the ashes."


French Jews.
[A personal letter which has been widely distributed.]

"Will the world say nothing - again - as it did in Hitler's time? He writes, "I AM A JEW -- therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on all my e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing." Nowhere have the flames of anti-Semitism burned more furiously than in France: In Lyon, a car was rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In Montpellier, the Jewish religious center was firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourg and Marseilles; so was a Jewish school in Creteil - all recently. A Jewish sports club in Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails, and on the statue of Alfred Dreyfus in Paris, the words "Dirty Jew" were painted. In Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish football team with sticks and metal bars. The bus that takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers has been attacked three times in the last 14 months.

"According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days. Walls in Jewish neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming "Jews to the gas chambers" and "Death to the Jews." A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher's shop (and, of course, the butcher) in Toulouse, France; a Jewish couple in their 20's were beaten up by five men in Villeurbanne, France The woman was pregnant; a Jewish school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles, France . This was just in the past week.

"So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a person with the capacity and desire to distinguish decency from depravity, to do, at least, these three simple things:

" First, care enough to stay informed. Don't ever let yourself become deluded into thinking that this is not your fight. I remind you of what Pastor Neimoller said in World War II: "First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me".

The number one bestselling book in France is...."September 11: The Frightening Fraud," which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon.

Brenda H. Mitchell

Executive Assistant to the Rabbis
Nordic exposure
by Isi Leibler
November 9, 2008
http://www.leibler. com/article/ 370

Behind the Humanitarian Mask: The Nordic Countries, Israel and the Jews.

Edited by Manfred Gerstenfeld Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Simon Wiesenthal Center 256 pages; $29

When Scandinavia is mentioned, we instinctively conjure up images of decent people who are our friends. We associate them with the king of Denmark's refusal to implement the Nazi racial laws, the rescue of 7,000 Danish Jews to neutral Sweden and noble humanitarians like Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat in Hungary who emerged as the role model for Righteous Gentiles. Many of us also remember Per Ahlmark, the former Swedish deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party, who was a stalwart campaigner against anti-Semitism and probably the first non-Jewish statesman to publicly proclaim that hatred of Israel was being exploited as a surrogate for traditional anti-Semitism.

Yet regrettably, this beatific image of philo-Semitic Scandinavians is a far cry from reality. Despite the presence of only minuscule Jewish communities in the region, Scandinavian countries are today at the forefront of promoting the most vicious expressions of the new anti-Semitism and are at the vanguard of the global campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel. What makes their application of double standards and virulent bias grate even more is the sanctimonious manner in which they cloak their venom against the Jewish state and Jews in general.
(Extract only)
Book review 2. "The Holocaust is over. We must rise from the Ashes."

"Avraham Burg: Israel's new prophet?
Avraham Burg was a pillar of the Israeli establishment but his new
book is causing a sensation. It argues that his country is an "abused
child" which has become a "violent parent". And his solutions are
radical, as he explains to Donald Macintyre

Saturday, 1 November 2008

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