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Goal of Holocaust Remembrance:
Savagery Against the Palestinian People
By Khalid Amayreh
PIC, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 23, 2012
I wrote this
article a few years ago to protest Israel's pornographic exploitation of the
holocaust memory in order to to blur, or divert attention from, or extenuate
her equally evil crimes in the eyes of humanity. Needless to say, such
crimes are tantamount to a slow-combustion holocaust. On this somber, annual
holocaust anniversary, Israel continues to exploit the German holocaust in
order to liquidate Palestinian national existence and arrogate more and more
lebensraum at the expense of a thoroughly tormented people that had
absolutely nothing to do with the original holocaust. Hence, the
republication of the article. KA
Does One Holocaust Justify Another One?
Writing in the Ha’aretz newspaper on Thursday, 28 January, under the
title “holocaust remembrance is a boon for Israeli propaganda,” the noted
Israeli journalist Gideon Levy accused Israel of employing the holocaust
memory as a Public Relations gimmick to divert attention from the savagery
and brutality meted out to the Palestinians.
“When the world is
talking Goldstone, we talk Holocaust, as if out to blur the impression. When
the world talks occupation, we’ll talk Iran as if we wanted them to forget.”
But Levy, like many other conscientious observers, know this won’t help
the Israeli goal of making the world forget the Palestinians, or more
specifically what Israel has done and is doing to them.
help much. International Holocaust Remembrance has passed, the speeches will
soon be forgotten, and the depressing everyday reality will remain. Israel
will not come out looking good, even after the PR campaign”
sure, Levy is not against marking the Holocaust day. In fact, he insists
that it is an incomparable event. And it may well be so.
reminds the Israeli establishment that “a thousand speeches against
anti-Semitism will not extinguish the flames ignited by Operation Cast Lead,
flames that threaten not only Israel but the entire Jewish world.”
adds: “As long as evil is rampant here at home, neither the world nor we
will be able to accept our preaching to others, even if they deserve it.”
This introduction is necessary to understand the Satanic game Zionism
and its numerous propaganda outlets are playing in order to divert attention
from the genocidal brutality Israel is carrying out against the Palestinian
Today, Jewish-Zionist circles are leaving no stone unturned
in order to immortalize the holocaust, not so much to warn the world against
the recurrence of such an abomination, but rather to obtain from the world a
tacit permission to destroy the Palestinian people either in one fell swoop
or step by step.
What else explains all this propaganda about the
holocaust while the Israeli state and its para-military thugs, otherwise
known as settlers, keep up tormenting and savaging the Palestinian people,
destroying their homes, stealing their land and denying them access to food
In so doing, Israel and its hasbara doctors not only are
displaying spasmodic sensitivity toward any comparisons between the German
holocaust and the quasi-holocaust being carried out against the Palestinian
people, but are also using every opportunity to divert attention from
Israeli atrocities in places like the Gaza Strip.
In recent days, the
Israeli hasbara machine utilized to the fullest the highly-propagandistic
rescue mission Israel sent to Haiti in an effort to make the world forget
what Israel did to the people of the Gaza Strip last year.
won’t erase the ugliness from Israel’s face.
A child killer’s ugly
face will remains ugly even if dressed in a boy-scout’s uniform. An Israeli
soldier who murdered babies in Gaza several months ago shall not be
transformed into a charitable figure just because he took part in efforts to
rescue Haitians from under the quake rubble. A murderer remains a murderer
even if he, on his way home, helped an elderly lady mow her lawn.
the final analysis, honest and intelligent people just wouldn’t take it. A
country that uses F-16 fighters to rain death on school children and
prevents milk from reaching babies in order to make them die by way of
starvation is a criminal country even if it dispatches rescuers to Haiti
where the propaganda teams are filmed rescuing a few victims from under the
rubble. It is always difficult to thank people for doing a favor which they
never meant to do in the first place.
Zionism has two main goals
behind its obsession with the holocaust, an obsession that has been elevated
to the level of a religion: First, there is the declared goal, namely to
keep the memory of the holocaust alive and to remind the world of what
happened to European Jewry at the hands of the Third Reich more than 60
This is a legitimate goal as humanity must learn from its
tragic mistakes in order not to repeat them. We study the day before
yesterday in order to understand yesterday and we study yesterday in order
not to spoil our tomorrow.
The second but undeclared goal behind this
holocaust religion is to justify Zionism, a racist ideology that eventually
bred a gigantic crime against humanity called Israel. In the final analysis,
Israel embodies an evil desire to annihilate the Palestinian people and
steal their ancestral homeland. And when the Palestinians cry out for
justice and humanity, we see and hear the shipyard dogs of Zionism shout
“holocaust, Auschwitz, Gas chambers, Hitler!!”
Last year, the Israeli
army and air force rained death on Gaza for three uninterrupted weeks.
Warplanes dropped bombs on unprotected civilians throughout the small
enclave. Heavy artillery bombarded homes, schools, hospitals, mosques and
public buildings, creating a massive carnage. White Phosphoric fire storms
raged over Gaza, incinerating numerous civilians. People fleeing for their
lives and carrying white flags were systematically gunned down by Israeli
army snipers. This happened as army rabbis were encouraging soldiers to
murder men, women and children because this is the way to endear themselves
There is no doubt that the massive killings and
pornographic destruction in Gaza last year was a genocidal act comparable to
what was happening during the holocaust. The world shouldn’t raise its
eyebrows when such comparisons are made.
After all, the attempted
annihilation of European Jewry didn’t begin with Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen.
It started much earlier with comparatively innocuous things in the early
1930s. And then in 1938, there was the Kirstallnacht, a pre-taste of which
the Palestinian people have been and are experiencing at the hands of the
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the holocaust victims.
In short, the holocaust started with very much the type of things Israel
is doing to the Palestinians these days. The unmitigated attempted killing
and starving of Gaza are merely an epitome of a larger picture which shows
the systematic Nazi-like savagery and brutality to which most Palestinians
are being subjected.
Palestinians are not claiming that Israel is
gassing them en mass. However, Israel is occasionally murdering Palestinians
en mass by bombing their homes and denying them access to food and essential
consumer products. Israel is murdering Palestinians by denying them access
to health care abroad or in the West Bank.
Israel denies that its
treatment of Palestinians is reaching Nazi proportions. Well, then how can
we describe the Gaza Strip which has been morphed into a huge concentration
Besides, must the level of Israeli Nazism meted out to the
Palestinians be equal to that of German Nazism in order to sound alarm bells
and alert the world that Jews are going too wild? And who says that the
Palestinian victims of Israeli brutality must reach 6,000,000 in order to
grant Palestinians a hearing before the world’s court?
was nefarious not because many of the victims were Jewish. (many millions of
non-Jews were killed during the WWII). It was diabolical because innocent
human beings were killed unjustly. The horrendous killings wouldn’t have
been less evil had the victims been non-Jewish and their number a few
The world must make every conceivable effort to
prevent the recurrence of genocides and massacres and destructive wars. And
one of the key ways to do that is to prevent Israel from using the Nazi
holocaust to bully the world to keep silent in the face of Israel’s
genocidal crimes and designs against the Palestinians and other peoples of
the Middle East.
Yes, the holocaust was evil, but it must never be
used as an excuse for tormenting and savaging other people and trying to
destroy their national existence which they have earned in spite of a cruel
Indeed, if the world allows Israel to strangulate the
Palestinians, starve Gaza by transforming it into an updated version of the
Warsaw Ghetto, then the world will be effectively transforming itself into a
real human jungle, a jungle that is far worse than a real animal jungle.