BBC news was today dominated by the 70th anniversary of the Russian liberation of Auschwitz. Well actually, it’s the eve of the liberation of Auschwitz. Today’s 10 minute segments on the BBC will surely be magnified tomorrow. Not that I’m denying anything of course… The horror of war is the same for everybody, not just a select few who consider their misery to be much worse than anyone else’s.
The torture inflicted on the Palestinians is in some ways much more vicious. From the people who claim that Hitler wanted to remove them from the world to be treating people with such disregard is bad enough. To be doing it for more than 60 years is not an error, it is a deliberate attempt to ethnically cleanse the Arabs from what they believe is their biblical home. The claim is not legitimate and the ‘return to Israel’ isn’t religiously driven anyhow, many orthodox Jews completely reject the notion
It’s quite simple, Israeli Jews arrogantly consider Palestine to be their home and don’t care that the mass removal of the indigenous people had to be initiated to allow them to move in.
Now, back to the Holocaust. Logically, people who had suffered such treatment from Hitler could be reasonably expected to shout ‘never again’. Unfortunately, they don’t mean ‘never again’ for the rest of the world ,just themselves.
Crying Jews on TV is an insult to Palestinians. The hypocrisy of denouncing their own treatment at the hands of the Nazis and yet killing, stealing land as well as imprisoning Palestinians of all ages doesn’t go unnoticed. Can’t they see the similarities?
The Palestinians are suffering slow suffocation, water deprivation, economical strangulation as well as not being allowed to pursue a reasonable standard of education. It could be argued that at least many of the incarcerated Jews were allegedly killed relatively quickly, the Palestinians are being tortured for over 6 decades already.
So, maybe if the slaughter and imprisonment of the Palestinians were to stop, Israel would be much more secure. On the other hand could you forgive and forget 60 plus years of mistreatment without not wanting revenge?