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Mahmoud Abbas, PhD

We’ve made reference to his Holocaust denial, but now we can read it for ourselves—thanks to Mahmoud Abbas!

“The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance.”

“Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to live and who deserves to die.”

“The Zionist movement did not make any effort to convince Western countries to take in the Jewish refugees escaping the horrors of the Holocaust. It even placed obstacles I [sic] the way of efforts made by Christian groups or by non-Zionist Jews or a number of countries that saw fit to find a solution to this humanitarian problem.”

“All of this wasn’t enough – the Zionist movement led a broad campaign of incitement against the Jews living under Nazi rule to arouse the government’s hatred of them, to fuel vengeance against them and to expand the mass extermination.”

From Mahmoud Abbas’ book “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism” (Billsan Publising House, Ramallah, 2011), based on his doctoral dissertation.

I feel soiled just having read that.

I’m sure he’s changed since then:

In a condolence letter to the family of terrorist Mutaz Hijazi, who was killed following his attempted murder of Rabbi Yehuda Glick last week, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas referred to the terrorist as a “Shahid” – a Martyr who “rose to Heaven while defending our people’s rights and holy places.” Abbas called Israel’s apprehending and killing the terrorist in a shoot-out an “abominable crime… by the killing and terror gangs of the Israeli occupation army.”

An unfortunate slip of the tongue.

This is more typical:

This week, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ended a speech about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza with a quote from the Quran justifying war. His Fatah party interpreted Abbas’ statement to mean that fighting against Israel is justified on religious Islamic grounds:

“[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] concluded his brief speech with the first verse of the Quran that permits Muslims to wage war for Allah.”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page”, July 22, 2014]

Presenting a conflict as a religious war can have dangerous implications. In September 2000, Yasser Arafat said that then-Israeli MP Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount defiled the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He used this claim as a guise to launch the “Al-Aqsa Intifada” (i.e., second Intifada) terror campaign, which led to the deaths of over 1200 Israelis and tourists and 4000 Palestinians.

In 2012 the PA’s highest PA religious leader, the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal.

Oh wait…

How about this?

In December 2013, Israel released 26 Palestinian terrorist murderers from prison. In his speech at the PA event celebrating their release, Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the terrorists and called them “heroes” four times during his speech:

“[The release of our prisoners] is a day of joy for our nation, for our people, for our heroic prisoners… There will be more groups of heroes who will come to us… They [the Israelis] postponed these heroes’ release by 24 hours… we congratulate you and ourselves for the [release] of these heroes.”
[Official PA TV, Dec. 31, 2013]

Oh sh*t:

Palestinian Authority TV produced a short video of Mahmoud Abbas calling for Palestinians to prevent “in any way” Jews from going to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Significantly, PA TV then broadcast it 19 times in 3 days.

“It’s not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It’s not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 17-19, 2014]

At least he’s a man who knows his own mind!

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Nazis and the Women Who Love Them

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach challenges the “beautiful people” in Hollywood (Emma Thompson, Anthony Bordain, Roger Waters) on their hatred of Israel.

Good for him. They deserve to have their faces rubbed in their messes.

We here at BTL.com approach the subject from the other side:

In an interview with Russia Today TV on December 7, Farouq Qaddoumi, the former political bureau head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that Arabs were “enthusiastic supporters” of the Nazis during World War II.

The remarks were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“I don’t think it would be wrong to say that we were enthusiastic supporters of Germany,” Qaddoumi said in the interview, when asked by the interviewer, “Were you sympathetic with Nazi Germany in WWII?”

The interviewer, seeking to clarify, then said, “You supported Hitler and his people.” Qaddoumi replied, “Germany, yes. This was common among the Palestinians, especially since our enemy was Zionism, and we saw that Zionism was hostile to Germany, and vice versa.”

Recently, MEMRI posted clips from two separate rallies at Al-Quds University, in which Islamic Jihad members, cheered on by other students, take part in a live performance at which they brandish imitation assault rifles and black Islamist flags, and give Nazi salutes.

In October, reacting to ongoing incidents of incitement and anti-Semitism by the Palestinian Authority, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted the deep link between the Palestinian national movement and Germany’s Nazi regime.

Netanyahu noted that Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the founder of “Palestinian nationalism”, was an admirer and supporter of Adolf Hitler, had met the Nazi Fuhrer on numerous occasions and was actively involved in encouraging Hitler and his henchmen in their project of annihilating the Jewish people.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has consistently said that any future Palestinian state would be free of Israelis and Jews, much like the Nazis wanted Germany to be “Judenrein” (free of Jews).

These are your Arab occupiers of Judea and Samaria, you leftist Jew-haters.

Though Hitler wasn’t all bad, you know:

In an interview on the Lebanese Murr TV in July 2012, Lebanese singer Najwa Karam was asked whose attributes she would pick in order to create her ideal man. Without hesitation, she responded: “I would choose Hitler for his rhetoric, his ability of persuasion.”

Following are excerpts from the interview, posted on the Internet on July 12, 2012:

Interviewer: If you could mix together several people to form the ideal man in your view, whom would you choose?

Najwa Karam: Several people – not just one?

Interviewer: Yes, let’s say brains from one person and good nature from another.

Najwa Karam: I would choose Hitler for his rhetoric, his ability of persuasion. I would choose Richard Gere for his charm, Al Pacino for being street-wise, Hugo or Shakespeare for their romanticism…

Interviewer: Romeo and Juliet.

Najwa Karam: I’d like to combine them all together. And I’d choose Onassis for his money.

Interviewer: Nice. What are you going to sing for us?

Najwa Karam: Hold on a sec, there’s Einstein. We forgot that. For his brains.

That’s a lot of men. But then Najwa Karam is a lot of woman.

But might I suggest to the lovely Ms. Karam that if she’s looking for a model of rhetorical persuasion, she might site a more contemporary example:

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Told You So

Rush and I called it:

The co-author of the new book “Dallas 1963” says Tea Party members of today are just like the radical political protestors who hated President John F. Kennedy decades ago, that there’s parallels between modern Tea Party rhetoric and the heated political climate that contributed to JFK’s assassination.

“It’s defining your political opponent as an enemy of the state, and this is the same instinct that flared up in Nazi Germany when the Nazis took over,” co-author Steven L. Davis said in an interview with The College Fix.

The parallel is uncanny. Except that Kennedy was killed by an avowed, unabashed Commie. Not a Nazi. Kennedy was virulently anti-Commie, it must be noted—see Cuba, Berlin, Vietnam, etc. By Kennedy, it must also be noted, I mean John, not Ted, who two decades later wrote gushing love letters to ex-KGB goon Yuri Andropov, conspiring to thwart President Reagan’s efforts toward strong national defense. Ted Kennedy was more like Lee Harvey Oswald than any Texas right-winger.

A state Kennedy won, by the way.

But don’t let that stop you!

“(Kennedy) was seen as very threatening to people and basically the status quo, as is Obama,” Davis said. “And so people who oppose that are the ones leading those attacks.”

People…ewww. Don’tcha just hate ‘em?

Davis recalled a visit to Dallas that Obama made at the start of the Tea Party movement where he was met with protestors just as Kennedy had during his presidency. According to Davis, Obama was greeted by these protestors with signs that read “traitor to America,” “Obama wanted for treason,” “Obama un-American” and “impeach Obama.”

These signs, Davis said, were the same kind Kennedy faced in his visit to Dallas.

“And every single person in that audience was white, which should tell you a little something,” Davis said about the protest against Obama.

Davis said protesters during President George W. Bush’s tenure that depicted him as Hitler were a much smaller part of his opposition than those similarly criticizing Obama now.

This is scholarship?

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Hey, white people! What does that tell us, perfessor?

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Hitler And Frankenstein Running For Office In India

Isn’t that cute?

This week’s local elections in India have brought into the spotlight an unusual practice left over from colonial days, according to AFP, with some of the candidates sporting somewhat distinctive names.

For Hitler and Frankenstein are apparently among the 343 political wannabes hoping snag one of 60 spots open on the state legislative assembly in Meghalaya.

History professor Sanjeeb Kakoty of the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, the capital of the northeastern state of Meghalaya, told AFP that the outlandish names are a throwback to British colonial rule, and new parents often name their offspring at random, with little thought to the actual meaning of a word.

If the list of candidates is anything to go by, this is indeed the case; AFP says that joining Hitler and Frankenstein in the race are Boldness Billykid, Hilarious Pochen and Hopeful Bamon.

Adolf Lu Hitler-Marak told AFP that his parents had not been aware of his namesake’s bloody history and was adamant that aside from his mustache, he has nothing in common with the Nazi dictator.

This dude is running around with a Hitler mustache? Not much could be creepier. I have a relative who loves to travel to India and believes that they are simply naive. So they have a popular burger joint called Hitler, with all sorts of swastikas and military items used as decoration.. they don’t know any better. I think this is racism on my relative’s part. He’s saying that they are too dumb to know any history, but I’m pretty sure that a country as sophisticated as India today, and an owner that can put together a successful business plan, certainly understands. They apparently identify with genocidal lunatics.

– Aggie

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Who Says Genocide Doesn’t Pay?

Goebbels heirs own 50% of BMW

In the spring of 1945, Harald Quandt, a 23-year-old officer in the German Luftwaffe, was being held as a prisoner of war by Allied forces in the Libyan port city of Benghazi when he received a farewell letter from his mother, Magda Goebbels – the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

The hand-written note confirmed the devastating news he had heard weeks earlier: his mother had committed suicide with her husband on May 1, after slipping their six children cyanide capsules in Adolf Hitler’s underground bunker in Berlin.

“My dear son! By now we’ve been in the Fuehrerbunker for six days already, Daddy, your six little siblings and I, to give our national socialistic lives the only possible, honorable ending,” she wrote. “Harald, dear son, I want to give you what I learned in life: Be loyal! Loyal to yourself, loyal to the people and loyal to your country!”

Quandt was released from captivity in 1947. Seven years later, he and his half-brother Herbert – Harald was the only remaining child from Magda Goebbels‚ first marriage – would inherit the industrial empire built by their father, Guenther Quandt.

The brothers took the business, which had produced Mauser firearms and anti-aircraft missiles for the Third Reich’s war machine. Their most valuable assets became stakes in car manufacturers Bayerische Motoren Werke AG ( BMW) and Daimler AG.

While the half-brothers passed away decades ago, their legacy has endured. Herbert’s widow, Johanna Quandt, 86, and their children Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt, have remained in the public eye as BMW’s dominant shareholders. The billionaire daughters of Harald Quandt – Katarina Geller-Herr, 61, Gabriele Quandt, 60, Anette-Angelika May-Thies, 58, and 51-year-old Colleen-Bettina Rosenblat-Mo – have kept a lower profile.

The four sisters inherited about 1.5 billion deutsche marks ($760 million) after the death of their mother, Inge, in 1978, according to the family’s sanctioned biography, Die Quandts. They manage their wealth through the Harald Quandt Holding GmbH, a Bad Homburg, Germany-based family investment company and trust named after their father. Dr. Fritz Becker, the CEO of the family entities, said the siblings realized average annual returns above 7 percent from its founding in 1981 through 1996. Since then, the returns have averaged 7.6%.

“The family wants to stay private and that is an acceptable situation for me,” said Becker in an interview at his Bad Homburg office. “We invest our money globally and if it’s $1b., $500m. or $3b., who cares?”

Together, the four sisters – and the two children of a deceased sibling – share a fortune worth at least $6b., giving each of them a net worth of $1.2b., according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. They have never appeared individually as billionaires on an international wealth ranking.

This is truly blood money. I guess the only way to comment is to avoid products that they produce and to make owners of BMW aware of the fact that their cars are produced by Goebbels heirs.

More at the link.

– Aggie

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Israel’s Partner in Peace

Loves him some Mufti:

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas spoke glowingly last Friday of the “legacy” of the infamous Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who was a collaborator with the Nazis, and was prepared to conduct the mass murder of the Jews of the Land of Israel in the event of a Nazi invasion. The Mufti, Abbas said, was a great man whose ways should be emulated by all PA Arabs, and was worthy of great praise.

After the Mufti was forced by the British to leave Mandatory Palestine, he took up residence in Europe, and met Hitler in Italy. The two agreed that Hitler would murder the Jews of Europe, and that he, the Mufti, would organize the murder of the Jews of the Middle East, when the time was ripe. During the war, the Mufti broadcast pro-Nazi propaganda in Arabic from Berlin. Later he reached Cairo, where he was one of the founders of the Arab League, which adopted the pact between the Mufti and Hitler as a basic document of the organization.

More about the Mufti:

The Mufti offered Hitler his “thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches….The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely….the Jews….” Hitler replied:

Germany stood for uncompromising war against the Jews. That naturally included active opposition to the Jewish national home in Palestine….Germany would furnish positive and practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle….Germany’s objective [is]…solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere….In that hour the Mufti would be the most authoritative spokesman for the Arab world. The Mufti thanked Hitler profusely.

In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary. He escaped from French detention in 1946, however, and continued his fight against the Jews from Cairo and later Beirut. He died in 1974.

The Arabs collaborated with the Nazis, believed in and practiced fascism, and shared in the Nazi’s “final solution”.

As for Abbas and his so-called “moderation”, he is just another Nazi with a nicer suit.

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Shrouds of the Shoah

Do you ever get the feeling someone is trying to tell you something? To get through your thick skull (my thick skull) some knowledge or insight to which you are (I am) otherwise oblivious?

I feel that way pretty much 24/7. And occasionally I figure it out.

I was in a waiting room yesterday, and picked up the September issue of Smithsonian magazine (one of Jungle Trader’s favorite reads). There was an interview with the British novelist Martin Amis by the writer Ron Rosenbaum. Amis was once kind of a literary hero of mine, as he was to many young male writers. Although my tastes have changed (I couldn’t finish London Fields, last one I tried, though I have stolen that novel’s locution “National Elf” when talking about British socialized medicine), I would still recommend his novel Money to anyone interested in the genre of male debauchery in the 1980s. It’s not such a limited field as you might think, and Amis was the man to write its ultimate tale.

But I probably should pick him up again. Between Hitler and Stalin, genocide is on his mind.

Oh goody:

Shortly after we settle into his living room with a couple of cold Coronas, I ask Amis about an offhand remark he’d made in a U.K. Telegraph interview, saying he was thinking of returning to the subject of the Holocaust in his next novel.

“Yeah,” he replied. “I’m actually 50 pages in.” His return to the subject came from a feeling, he said, “that in the very palpable, foreseeable future the Holocaust is going to absent itself from living memory.” The survivors’ testimonies will endure in print and on video, but their physical disappearance from life will mark a symbolic divide.

I mention that some recent American commenters have called continued consideration of the historical relevance of the Holocaust a sign of being “Holocaust obsessed”—a slur that I?believe represents a new form of Holocaust denial.

Amis’ reaction: “I agree with W.G. Sebald [the prominent German novelist], who said, ‘No serious person ever thinks about anything else.’”

He added, “I’m just amazed by the exceptionalism.”

I stumbled over that word, but Amis’ point is that the Holocaust is “exceptional” in the most literal sense: rare, if not unique.

The question of the Holocaust’s exceptionalism is one that I find fascinating, and wrote about in a book called Explaining Hitler: Is Hitler on the continuum of other evildoers in history, on the far end of a spectrum, or does he represent something off the grid, beyond the continuum, an “exceptionalist” phenomenon, in a rarefied realm of radical evil all his own?

“It’s certainly exceptional in my case,” Amis continued, “in that it didn’t matter how much I read about it, I felt I was getting no nearer to understanding it,” the nature of Hitler’s evil.

“That was not the case with the Russian holocaust,” he says, despite body count figures for Stalin’s mass murders that exceed Hitler’s.

“You said a little while ago that Stalin [his evil] was not equal to Hitler’s.”

“I feel that more and more,” he said of Hitler’s primacy in evil over Stalin. “Where do you stand or how do you feel?”

“I recently read Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands,” I told him, an important book that reminds us that in addition to Stalin’s multi-million-dead purges and gulag victim body count, we cannot ignore the deliberate starvation of the entire Ukraine in the early ’30s, an act that killed millions and drove many families to cannibalism, even to eating their own children.

“That was the one crime that is analogous to the Holocaust,” Amis agreed, “because families had to watch each other starve. That takes a long time, to starve, and to watch your children starve….”

“The thing that crossed some boundary for me,” I said, “were the accounts of families eating their own children.”

“I want to show you something,” he replied. “It’s in Koba the Dread, my book about Stalin, and [there’s a picture that shows] these awful sort of rather drunken, crazy-looking parents with the limbs of their children.” He trudges up the stairs and trudges back down—one feels the weight of what he is bearing: a hardcover edition of Koba the Dread—and opens the book to the full-page photograph of family cannibalism from 1920, really Lenin’s famine, but cannibalism is cannibalism. The photo is just as he described it.

One I now wish I’d never seen. One I now will never forget.

“Look at their faces, the parents.” Amis says. “Nightmarish.”

I wanted to follow that discussion, even if it was extraneous to my main point. Today, I opened up (on line) Yedioth Ahronot, and read this story:

Vladka Meed, a weapons smuggler and courier in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who published a book about the struggle, died last week at the age of 90 at her daughter’s home in Arizona, the Washington Post reports.

According to her son, the cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease.

Meed posed as a Polish gentile woman during World War II, smuggling weapons and documents into the ghetto and finding hiding places for children from the ghetto outside.

“To remain a human being in the ghetto, one had to live in constant defiance, to act illegally,” Meed told Jewish newspaper Forward in 1995. “We had illegal synagogues, illegal classes, illegal meetings and illegal publications.”

Meed was born Feigel Peltel in Warsaw in December 1921. Her father died of pneumonia in the ghetto, and her mother and two siblings perished at the Treblinka death camp.

She joined the Jewish Fighting Organization, using the code name Vladka – a name she kept for the rest of her life.

As the war continued, she immediately chose armed resistance. Using forged identification papers and with her Aryan looks and fluency in Polish, she lived for extended periods amid the ethnic Polish population and worked on both sides of the ghetto walls to obtain weapons and ammunition on the black market and find hiding places for children and adults.

She also acted as a courier for the Jewish underground, hiding documents in her shoe.

In an interview to the Washington Post in 1973, Meed said it was horrifying to discover the apathy of most Poles to the fate of the Jews. “I lived among them for a quite a while as a Pole. Most of them were indifferent. Quite a large number of them were openly anti-Semitic and even, in a way, having satisfaction” with the ghetto extermination.

You can watch a two-hour interview with her on YouTube. [Link fixed.] She gave many interviews, and wrote extensively about her experiences. But she never will speak or write about them again. (With Alzheimer’s, she probably hadn’t for some time.)

Amis is right: “[I]n the very palpable, foreseeable future the Holocaust is going to absent itself from living memory.” And “I agree with W.G. Sebald [the prominent German novelist], who said, ‘No serious person ever thinks about anything else.’”

PS: One thing that separates Hitler from Stalin is that Hitler had accomplices among the native population of every country he invaded. See Poland above, and see our story yesterday about the 70-year-overdue apology by the Norwegians for deporting their few Jews to the Nazi death camps. (Also, see this comment recalling Adolf Eichmann’s admiration for Holland’s deportation efforts!) Stalin had a higher body count, but “Hitler’s Willing Executioners” (to borrow a phrase) spanned an entire continent.

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Egyptian Clerics Say the Darnedest Things!

Maybe Morsi, like Barack Obama, didn’t hear the preacher say such things:

Following are excerpts from a sermon delivered by Egyptian cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, Head of Religious Endowment, Matrouh governorate, in the presence of Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi.

Oh Allah, absolve us of our sins, strengthen us, and grant us victory over the infidels. Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, disperse them, rend them asunder. Oh Allah, demonstrate Your might and greatness upon them. Show us Your omnipotence, oh Lord.

You know, Egyptian researchers say some darned interesting things too:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian researcher Muhammad Galaa Idris, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on September 7, 2012.

They now say that the worse genocide in history was committed by Nazism and Hitler – the Holocaust. In my view, Hitler was one of the most fanatical believers in the Torah.

[…]

To those who believe that [the Torah] is a divine book, I say: If it is indeed a divine book, revealed by God, why do you blame Hitler for what he did to the Jews? The genocides that you talk about, which were mentioned in the Torah, were all committed by order of God. If they were by order of God, how can I blame Hitler? Hitler was a righteous believer, according to the writings of the Old Testament.

The Torah mentions the Holocaust?

Never mind. I should have known better than to ask when I read the word “Egyptian.”

PS: Related:

Again in 2012, Palestinian Authority TV chose to broadcast a tribute to terrorists who killed 6 Israelis in two terror attacks in 1975 and 1980.

On the 44th anniversary of the Palestinian Arab Front (formerly Arab Liberation Front), the organization responsible for the attacks, PA TV broadcast a clip showing two pictures of the terrorists who committed the killings, with captions that read “the heroes of the Kfar Yuval operation” and “the heroes of the Misgav Am operation.”

The attack on Kfar Yuval
On June 15, 1975, terrorists from the Arab Liberation Front penetrated the Israeli village Kfar Yuval near the Lebanese border. Four terrorists seized control of one of the homes and held its inhabitants hostage. Three Israelis were killed.

The attack on Misgav Am
On April 7, 1980, five terrorists from the Arab Liberation Front took control of the children’s house in Kibbutz Misgav Am in northern Israel, holding the children hostage. They killed two adults and one child before they were subdued by the Israeli army.

If you take one thing away from this story (beyond the limitless supply of examples of Arab butchery), please note that the term Palestinian is an invented and adopted identity. They were Arabs until Arafat re-branded them. Then the product (terrorism, Jew-hatred, incitement to genocide) took off and sold like hotcakes.

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Smile!

As we’ve noted before in the case of the Khmer Rouge, monstrous perpetrators of Holocausts great and small like to document their actions.

Leave it to the Nazis to do so—in living color!

Smiling made-up women, a man wearing a yellow Star of David talking to German officers. Unusual color photos from World War II ghettos in Poland shed light on Jewish life in 1939-1940, shortly after Jews were imprisoned in ghettos and before the mass destruction began.

The pictures were taken by senior photographer Hugo Jaeger, who received unprecedented access to the area and to the Nazi regime’s upper echelon, including Adolf Hitler, and got to use the most advanced technology of that time – color photography.

The photos were released to mark the 72nd anniversary of the official establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto in October 1940.

LIFE magazine, which bought the photo archive from Jaeger, describes him as Hitler’s personal photographer and has published photos he took during the Third Reich leader’s 50th birthday in the past.

But Dr. Daniel Uziel, a historian from Yad Vashem who also deals with photos from that era, doubts the title, describing Jaeger as “a special military reporter” who received rare access to places regular photographers were no allowed into.

“Jaeger was a famous photojournalist in Germany in the 1930s. He was drafted at the beginning of the war as a reservist to the Wehrmacht propaganda units. Because of his status as a photographer he received the status of a special military reporter,” explains Uziel.


In happier times.

Alas, things changed.

This reminds me of the incredible trove of pictures hidden inside a wall in Poland. The came to light only five years ago.

The pictures are another heartbreaking example of a thriving, vibrant Jewish community, later erased by the Nazis. One can peek into an entire world of young, normal Jewish life: bike rides, parties, romance and fun, strolls in the woods, ice skating and even fund raising for the Keren Kayemet Leisrael (Jewish National Fund). It is all there.

Most of the people in the photographs are unidentified, young, not members of the family. One of the prominent women in the pictures is a beautiful woman who appears to be Shlomo Boden’s girlfriend. Her name is probably Genia Gross or Genia Grossi. Is this name familiar to anyone?

It doesn’t take much to crumble the facade. These pictures break down barriers of time and distance.

There was a world, once, and now it is no more.

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Today Dachshund, Tomorrow French Poodle!

Sorry, horribly inappropriate for the day, but I just had to:

PS: I never even pretended that I read Obama’s crap literary output, but wasn’t someone in the press corpse supposed to vet him (get it?) He even recorded this passage for the book on tape: we can hear him confiding his unusual dietary choices. (Unusual for Americans, anyway.)

Yet no one thought to mention that a contender for leader of the free world was a devotee of Rin Tin Tin for din? And what does he mean by “away from the table”? Did he just grab a stray for a quick snack? Talk about man-bites-dog!

PPS: They asked Barack Obama where he wanted to go for lunch. He said he knew a great Spot.

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Holocaust Denier Running For Congressman In Illinois

A Republican this time.

A Republican candidate for US Congress from Illinois has denied that the Holocaust ever occurred, regional newspaper the Oaklawn Patch reported on Wednesday.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Arthur Jones, 64, was quoted by the Patch as saying. Jones, an insurance salesman from Lyons, Illinois, is a Republican candidate seeking to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

According to the regional newspaper, Jones referred to the Holocaust as “the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV. The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”

Jones also organizes neo-Nazi events commemorating Adolf Hitler’s birthday, according to the Patch.

The district which Jones hopes to represent comprises parts of Chicago’s south side and and a number of the city’s southern suburbs. He has previously made two losing congressional runs.

Jones was quoted by the Patch as saying that he hopes to unseat Lipinski because of what he describes as the Democratic congressman’s strange affiliation to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

“[AIPAC] was bragging on their website how [Lipinski] is ‘spearheading’ the effort in the House of Representatives with a Jewish congressman from Virginia named Frank Wolf,” Jones said. “The two are spearheading an effort in the House to get tough with Iran, including closing off any oil exports to China that could lead to World War III.” While Jones said Wolf was Jewish, he is Presbyterian.

“I’m the only guy in the state of Illinois against the Israeli lobby,” Jones said in a radio interview, according to CBS.

The CBS report added that despite collecting over 1,000 signatures to be put on the ballot, the Illinois Republican party has refused to do so because of his views.

“I didn’t know believing in the Holocaust became a requirement for public office,” CBS quoted Jones as saying.

And that is why so many Jews are Democrats. This rhetoric was once common on the Republican side of the aisle and unheard of on the Democrat side. Times have changed; now we’re surrounded by it.

– Aggie

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Our Friends, the Saudis

Unbelievable—except, of course, it isn’t:

In an article titled “Liberalism – A Jewish Deception,” Saudi columnist Khaled Al-Ghanami justified Hitler’s views on the Jews as expressed in his book Mein Kampf, and claimed that the Jews today were exploiting economic liberalism as a means to topple the Arab states and control the world. The article was received positively by many readers, who defended Al-Ghanami’s claims and even asked him to expand on them.

“Regardless of our views on Adolf Hitler, his book Mein Kampf contains many stories and much philosophical commentary worth reading.

That’s just the first sentence, but you can imagine how it goes on.

But I would agree with one thing Mr. Al-Ghanami wrote: American Jews have been deceived by liberalism. The Left is no friend to the Jews.

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