yet another example of why zionism = racism. yesterday ma’an news reported that someone who merely mentioned the words palestinian nakba (the massive ethnic cleansing and the massacres perpetrated by jewish terrorist militias that targeted indigenous palestinians) was fired from the israeli terrorist holocaust museum in al quds:
The Israeli museum Yad Vashem has fired an employee who compared the trauma of Jewish Holocaust survivors to that of Palestinians who were expelled in 1948 from their land in what is now Israel, the newspaper Haaretz reported on Thursday.
Jerusalem resident Itamar Shapira, 29, was relieved of his position as a teacher after a group of Jewish students from the settlement of Efrat made a complaint to the museum.
Shapira told Haaretz that he had spoken to visitors about the 1948 massacre by Jewish militias of Palestinians at in the village Deir Yassin, which is near the present-day site of Yad Vashem. The ruins of the village can be seen as one leaves the museum.
“Yad Vashem talks about the Holocaust survivors’ arrival in Israel and about creating a refuge here for the world’s Jews. I said there were people who lived on this land and mentioned that there are other traumas that provide other nations with motivation,” Shapira said, according to Haaretz.
“The Holocaust moved us to establish a Jewish state and the Palestinian nation’s trauma is moving it to seek self-determination, identity, land and dignity, just as Zionism sought these things,” he said.
Yad Vashem’s official position, according to the report, is that “the Holocaust cannot be compared to any other event and that every visitor can draw his own political conclusions.”
Shapira said Yad Vashem “is being hypocritical. I only tried to expose the visitors to the facts, not to political conclusions. If Yad Vashem chooses to ignore the facts, for example the massacre at Dir Yassin, or the Nakba [“The Catastrophe,” the Palestinians’ term the events of 1948], it means that it’s afraid of something and that its historic approach is flawed,” Shapira said, according to Haaretz.
for those who actually study the nazi holocaust know that the lesson of it is never again: never again for all people. but zionists only believe in never again for jews or for those populations who fit neatly into their warped sense of reality that enables them to target muslims or arabs as the perpetrators of genocide (read: darfur–and anyone who wants to know the truth about this massive distortion should read mahmood mamdani’s newest book on the subject).
barack obama has branded himself a zionist in the way that he interprets this ruling given his recent refusal to send an american delegation to the durban 2 united nations world conference against racism in geneva and given the fact that he too seems to think that the only atrocity to remember is the one that happened to jews–and of course the nazi holocaust was not only about jews it was also about the handicapped, jehovah’s witnesses, gay and lesbian people, but only the jews seem to be worth remembering. here is obama speaking at the memorial for the nazi holocaust (and the u.s. still has no such memorial for african americans who were enslaved for hundreds of years):
The annual ceremony was held by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
“To this day, there are those who insist the Holocaust never happened, who perpetrate every form of intolerance,” the president said. “We have an opportunity as well as an obligation to confront these scourges… That is my commitment as president.”
He added, “How do we ensure that ‘never again’ isn’t an empty slogan or merely an aspiration, but also a call to action? I believe we start by doing what we are doing today – by bearing witness, by fighting the silence that is evil’s greatest co-conspirator.”
Obama also mentioned his visit to Yad Vashem and said that the nation of Israel had risen “from the destruction of the Holocaust.”
The US president’s speech follows that of his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the UN conference on racism in Geneva earlier this week. Among other things, the Holocaust-denying leader accused Israel of rendering a nation homeless as well as of cruelty and racism.
In his speech, Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor compared the Nazi atrocities to the Iranian threat, explaining that the regime was detrimental to world peace and threatening to destroy Israel. He also thanked the US for its friendship.
Author Elie Wiesel, who founded Washington’s Holocaust Museum, also expressed concern over the Iranian threat, while recounteing his experience at the UN conference in Geneva.
“Will the world ever learn?” he asked, adding that a prominent leader had taken advantage of a UN forum in order to do harm to Israel. “Why was he invited?” the writer asked.
Weisel said the world “would never learn” because “if Auschwitz could not cure the world of anti-Semitism, what will?”
i wonder when americans and zionists will learn. i wonder when they will see the truth. the world will not learn not because auschwitz didn’t kill anti-semitism, but because zionists have hijacked that word and silenced the world into submission.