British Paper Publishes Blood Libel On Holocaust Remembrance Day 2013

Big nosed Netanyahu using blood of Palestinians as mortar

My, the British are a revolting group.

The Sunday Times marked Holocaust Memorial Day in a less-than-traditional manner, running a virulently anti-Israel cartoon depicting a big-nosed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and limbs of writhing Palestinians.

The cartoon included a caption beneath the image entitled “Israeli elections- will cementing peace continue?” Drawn by Gerald Scarfe, the cartoon appeared in the national paper on Sunday.

“This cartoon would be offensive at any time of the year, but to publish it on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is sickening and expresses a deeply troubling mindset,” said European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor. “This insensitivity demands an immediate apology from both the cartoonist and the paper’s editors.”

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You know, I was really thinking about London this year. I have to be in Europe anyway, and it is so close. I wanted to go. But look at this – they are savages. What is the difference between this cartoon and Nazi propaganda? And even if they “apologize”, as a member of Tony Blair’s party just did for accusing “the Jews” of carrying out atrocities akin to the Holocaust, what does that apology mean? Nothing. Surely the cartoonist and the editor understood that they were perpetuating that old BRITISH blood libel. How can any Jewish person even feel safe there?

Lest you think that this was a fluke, here is the 2003 best political cartoon of Britain prize winner by Dave Brown and published in The Independent:

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Notice the theme. Here we have the classic blood libel of the hooked nosed, savage Jew (Sharon this time) eating a Palestinian baby. And this was what the cartoon association of Great Britain chose as the very best political cartoon for 2003.

So the Brits are savages, right? I mean, what else could they be?

- Aggie

9 Comments »

  1. Buck O'Fama said,

    January 27, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    Ah yes, the 1930s are back again. Good night.

  2. ROSENBERG said,

    January 28, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    . I have bowed out of the local interfaith Holocaust service, because it was a custom to include Hatikvah at the end, but now some Christian groups object as they support the Palestinians and the Muslim Imams would either sit or leave during the Hatikvah. Perhaps interfaith Holocaust programs no longer make sense, at least to me. I do not need the stress of seeing disrespect being afforded to Israel and nor do I wish to compromise by leaving Hatikvah out. This is a personal choice and I DO NOT ADVOCATE ANYONE NOT PARTICIPATING IN ANY INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST SERVICE. I INTRODUCED INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST SERVICES IN 1974 AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IF NOT THE FIRST TO DO SO. This was a difficult decision for me based on personal principle. The interfaith Holocaust memorials started as well intentioned way for the Jewish people and other groups to pause and reflect on man’s capacity to perpetuate unbelievable cruelty against his fellow and to commiserate as a group and others, with the Jews and hopefully prevent this nightmare from reoccurring. Over the years it was understandably modified to include other victims of genocidal mass killings, though these mass killings were not really analogous, as the Nazis were obsessed at not just killing Jews as a competing group, but Hitler desired to eliminate our creed and it’s pervasive influence on humanity, particularly Christian doxy. As a result of Muslim participation and twisted liberalism, this is morphing into a twisted canard where Israel is being blamed for perpetuating ethnic killings against the Palestinians as the Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis. One can understand the Islamo-Nazis belief system with a quote from the Talmud. We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, CHILD OF Holocaust survivors and a refugee born in a D.P. camp.

  3. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    January 28, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Thank you for writing to us, Rabbi Rosenberg. I wish you didn’t have to be faced with such a horrible choice.

    The quote from the Talmud is beautiful and true.

    And may I explain a few things to some readers who don’t know? HaTikvah is the Israeli national anthem and translates into The Hope. Which is all that the Jewish world had at the end of WWII – hope for the future. Secondly, I assumed, and probably most of you guessed, that Rabbi Rosenberg is a Rabbi in Britain. He wrote that Christians objected to HaTikvah, that the local imams were upset, etc. Wrong. He’s in the US, in New Jersey. So the European poison is well-establed here in the US.

    - Aggie

  4. PP206 said,

    January 30, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Regarding interfaith Holocaust memorial, the thing seems perverse in the same way as Obama’s “seder” service. But this is the kind of thing that 21st century American Judaism is all about.

    There is a great recording of Jews singing Hatikvah in Bergen-Belsen. It’s too bad that there weren’t any enlightened liberals around to explain that they “learned the wrong lesson”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUSmEbGLs4

  5. ROSENBERG said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Rabbi’s reversal riles Shoa memorial event

    Organizers to vote on restoring ‘Hatikva’ to interfaith program

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  6. ROSENBERG said,

    February 9, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG will not attend and boycott if Imam sits during hatikvah.

    Organizers to vote on restoring ‘Hatikva’ to interfaith program

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  7. ROSENBERG said,

    February 13, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    I have come to the conclusion that people like Rabbi Rosenberg threaten others because of the passion he brings to his message. My fantasy is that others would realize that his personal history is unique and while he functions as a rabbi in Edison, he also has worked for many years with the second generation community in the area, for no money, for no press, but because he identifed a need.

    No one who was directly affected by the Holocaust and has spent years coping with that legacy, for many of us are in our forties, fifties and sixties now, want to take away anything from the mainstream Jewish community in this area, whose parents are not survivors of the death camps, etc. We accept that for the most part people, Jews, really don’t care to hear our stories and the incredible insight that our parents’ experiences have had on shedding light on our own lives, to permit us to push through challenges that others might find too daunting.

    I think many of us 2-Gers watched our parents get up every day and function, and for me anyway, watching my mother walking to the farmers market with her basket every Saturday and then meeting me for lunch and filling my head with so many amazing stories, to take the bus home together, getting sick and laughing as we cosumed 2 pounds of beautiful sour cherries like there was no tomorrow. Those memories, just simple everyday connections where my mother was happy and engaged in life, Auschwitz number and all, filled me with a sense of awe and motivated me to go out in the world to try to make it a better place. And so many second generation individuals are just like me.

    We know on a spritual level that Hatikvah and our survivor parents and Israel go hand in hand. We feel it everyday it is part of our DNA in a way that relates to my mother’s entire nuclear and most of her extended family being brutally murdered just because they were Jewish and that is the state of affairs for the Israelis at this very moment. They know that they could be hit by a rocket or have their children bombed into littele pieces coming home from school and this is not a movie, this is how it is for the Jewish people who live in Israel every day. My mother would not let me go to Israel during high school. She beleived that I would fall in love with the country and maybe with a person and decide to make aliyah. She said she lost too many people and that she needed me to live here.

    The survivors and Israel and Hatikvah go together. That is a core belief in all of our families. The vast majority of the survivors went to Palestine and were there when Israel was made a state. My mother is one with Israel. Her only family to survive went to Palestine and Australia. And to this day, my mother says that there must be a G-d because after the Holocaust he gave me Israel. My mother and the other survivors need Israel, they needed Israel since the end of the Holocaust and the fact that they received in 1948 was the lifeblood that kept many survivors from committing suicide. When my mother attends Holocaust Memorial services with me and she hears Hatikvah she smiles, she cries very much with tears of joy, she looks proud, and she looks happy, and that makes me happy. So hopefully we can put Hatikvah back into all the Yom Hashoah services in the area. Because it is not about politics, these services are about the Holocaust which sadly is become lost withing the American Jewish community in its deep desire to fit in and not cause waves. Mirah

  8. rosenberg said,

    February 13, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    Rabbi Rosenberg and his ‘interfaith’ efforts for peace — Winds …

    sheikyermami.com/2013/02/10/rabbi-rosenberg-and-his-interfaith-efforts-for-…

    3 days ago … Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg has had enough of insolent behaviour by … be omitted during the area’s interfaith Holocaust commemoration, because, … Rosenberg is now calling for a boycott of the event he helped found, if the …

  9. ROSENBERG said,

    March 8, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    http://www.aish.com/j/as/The_History_of_Hatikvah.html

    As it states,

    • The British Mandate government briefly banned its performance in 1919 due to Arab anti-Zionist political activity.

    • In 1944, Czech Jews spontaneously sang it at the entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and, as reported by a member of the Sonderkommando, were beaten by SS guards.

    The link is clear, the Arabs were against Hatikvah before there was Israel or even before the myth of Palestinian people. Furthermore, Jews sang it while being led to their death. How dare anyone allow individuals to leave in protest during Hatikvah with the canard they are commemorating the Holocaust but against the State of Israel. Just keep quoting Dr Martin Luther King, Jr “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism.”

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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