Beyond the Cusp

May 21, 2014

European Governments Shocked at Rampant Anti-Semitism

Many European officials and leadership claimed to be shocked and alarmed by the massive increase in anti-Semitism as reported in the recent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in-depth research which surveyed 53,100 adults in over one-hundred nations. Figures showed that a mere 54% responded as having heard of the Holocaust and that just over one out of every four people worldwide expressed definitive anti-Semitic views. Many European Union nations gathered for a meeting to address the results and implications of the report and other indicators of the high levels of anti-Semitism. These nations included Austria, France, Lithuania, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus, Croatia, Germany, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Hungary and Ukraine. Notable by its lack of representation was Greece which according to reports has the highest rate of anti-Semitism in Europe with 69% of those surveyed responding in a manner indicating they harbored anti-Semitism. Despite the absence of numerous European nations, this conference could be a sign that something might actually be addressed though we will need to see what follow through takes place.


Many who have simply followed the news had seen reported increases in anti-Semitic acts and increased hate speech against Jews. The rise in such occurrences paralleled similar increases in disparaging remarks, denunciations, threats of boycotts and other negative policies, speeches and actions against Israel. When the leadership of the European Union and numerous European governments take oppositional positions against Israel and then are puzzled when their public takes negative views of both Israel and Jews, they may feign surprise but most of the rest of us see the relationship. A perfect example came recently from European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen who questioned the Israeli position on negotiating with terrorists such as Hamas querying, “I don’t see a reason for the peace talks stopping in order to send a message that there’s a difference between Fatah and Hamas.” This statement comes from the Ambassador representing the European Union, an organization which firmly identifies both Hamas and Hamas-Izz al-Din al-Qassem, both the military and governmental branches of Hamas as terrorist organizations. Do not get me wrong, the fact that he realizes that there is little to no difference between Hamas and Fatah in regards as to their being steeped through and through in terrorism is heartwarming as so many in the United States keep insisting on calling Fatah a partner to peace. Fatah members in the so-called West Bank, historically named Judea and Samaria, in the last week has hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF troops, firebombed a school bus loaded with young girls near Hevron on their way to attend a friend’s Bat Mitzvah, in the Galilee attempted to strangle a nineteen year old young lady and when unable to murder her that way then stabbed her to death before fleeing into a neighboring Arab town making their escape, and an assault on a <a href=>Christian Church in Bethlehem</a> which was reported as, “Some local Muslims either tried to park a car too close the church and/or tried to enter the church during a service honoring St. George, the initial instigation isn’t clear. But when the intruders were asked to leave, one of them stabbed a Christian man who was outside the church serving as a guard. He was hospitalized. Several then started throwing stones at the church. Seven or Eight Christians were injured and some physical damage was done – broken windows…”


Perhaps the European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen is dead on correct and Fatah and thus the PLO and Palestinian Authority are no different than Hamas and are just as evil, just as steeped in terror, just as bent on the destruction of Israel, and just as filled with seething hatred which cannot be appeased and a desire to eradicate Israel and murder every Jew within which is beyond mollification; but that does not imply that Israel should now be forced to negotiate with Hamas just because Fatah is just as inundated with terrorists, it should mean that the world needs to see clearly and classify Fatah and Mahmoud Abbas and the rest of his henchmen as the terrorists they truly are. The claims which demand of Israel to choose with whom they will negotiate should be answered with nobody who is only sincere about the destruction of Israel and when any representative of the Palestinian people can be found to actually and honestly be seeking peace and not the destruction of Israel by any means necessary, be it all at once in a great cataclysm or in stages initially through negotiation but eventually through annihilation, then Israel should negotiate but not a moment sooner. Any party which seeks to make peace with Israel must first and foremost be completely devoid of anybody tainted by terrorism, something which almost nobody currently representing the Palestinians can claim. The European Union and their individual member nations would never negotiate with terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hezballah, or the Taliban, but they are quick to demand that Israel sacrifice and make concession for the privilege of negotiating with terrorists who have only ill will and murderous ends in store for Israel and her people. Israel should simply never ever give in to any demands to negotiate with any entity within which terrorists are members and held in high honor and that definitely includes Hamas, Islamic Jihad and most certainly Fatah, PLO and Palestinian Authority. Call us when you find a terrorist free representation for the Palestinians, until then your silence will be appreciated.


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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


    Comment by OyiaBrown — May 21, 2014 @ 4:28 AM | Reply

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