And… the chicken came home to roost!

Do you remember my previous post about how Norwegian Jews no longer have a guaranteed place in Cristallnacht commemorations? Well, this story has been picked up and is making the rounds in corridors that matter (please accept my humble thanks!).

The Simon Wiesenthal Center had this to say about the attempt to block Jews from participating in the Bergen Cristallnacht commemorative rally:

“In Norway, one of the only two Western countries in the world in which Nazi war criminals cannot be brought to justice, a group ostensibly against racism uses Holocaust events to promote racism against Jews, and thereby totally distorts the historical lessons of the unique tragedy of European Jewry, a genocide in which Norwegians actively collaborated both in Norway and in Eastern Europe,” Zuroff told TheBlaze Monday.

Ouch!

Here is the whole story from theblaze.com but by all means, don’t let it stop there. Rub it in, where it hurts, in the blinded eyes of the utterly conceited Norwegian youth politicians. Human rights activists, anti-racists, my a**e!

‘Anti-Racist’ Group Moves to Exclude Jews from Kristallnacht Commemoration

According to the Norwegian English-language blog Norway, Israel and the Jews, an anti-racism group known as New SOS Racism demanded that Jews in Bergen be excluded from a weekend commemoration of Kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — a series of widespread attacks 76 years ago targeting Jews living under Nazi Germany.

In neighboring Denmark, a socialist alliance used the Kristallnacht ceremony to raise funds for Gaza, according to the New Antisemite, a blog that tracks European anti-Semitism. Kristallnacht took place on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938.

“[S]elf-labeled anti-racists have a difficult time internalizing that on the Kristallnacht we commemorate Jews and the destruction of Jews in Europe,” a blogger at Norway, Israel and the Jews observed.

Synagogue in Baden-Baden in flames, November 10, 1938. (Photo: Yad Vashem Israel Holocaust Memorial Museum)

“In Bergen the ‘new’ SOS Racism (the old one was closed down due to massive fraud) refused to participate in the Kristallnacht commemoration since a representative from the Mosaic Congregation was invited, yes, they balked at a Jew participating,” Israel, Norway and the Jews blog added.

One observer commented on the irony of the effort at excluding Jews from a rally against anti-Semitism:(go to the blaze to see screen shot of tweet)

Dr. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Israel office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group, called the Norway incident a “classic” example of  “’Holocaust inversion,’ using the events of the Holocaust to attack the Nazis’ primary victims, the Jews.”

“In Norway, one of the only two Western countries in the world in which Nazi war criminals cannot be brought to justice, a group ostensibly against racism uses Holocaust events to promote racism against Jews, and thereby totally distorts the historical lessons of the unique tragedy of European Jewry, a genocide in which Norwegians actively collaborated both in Norway and in Eastern Europe,” Zuroff told TheBlaze Monday.

The New Antisemite wrote about the coverage on a Norwegian news site, “Dagen’s headline to this article is ‘Demanded Memorial Without Zionists,’ but as you can see below, the issue wasn’t Zionists, it was Jews, plain and simple.” The New Antisemite reported that the protesters tried to equate Nazi Germany with Israel today:

An anti-racism group called “Nye SOS Rasisme” will not take part in the general Kristallnacht memorial march in Bergen, since their demand to exclude representatives of the Jewish community was not accepted. Anne Sender, a former leader in the community, will speak at the memorial.  It is interesting to note that Anne Sender is a vocal critic of Israel.

“Nye SOS Rasisme” say they will conduct their own procession with banners against Israel, such as “Zionism is Racism”.  On their website they explain that the day marks opposition to racism, harassment and genocide, but that today Israel is a racist state.

Quoting a Danish news site, the New Antisemite blog reported Monday that the Danish Jewish community is upset a socialist alliance in Copenhagen used the Kristallnacht anniversary to raise funds for Gaza.

According to the report, the Red-Green Alliance solicited contributions to purchase ambulances in Gaza in the context of the commemoration of the Nazi atrocity.

Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, a Jewish Community leader in Denmark noted that the alliance was showing support for Gaza’s Hamas leadership which rejects the existence of the state of Israel.

Organizers said the Kristallnacht anniversary should not only be for Jews, but highlight discrimination against others.

The New English Review blog which focuses on issues of anti-terrorism, jihad and Shariah called the effort to exclude Jews from the Kristallnacht commemoration a “moral inversion.”

“There were bizarre attempts in Norway to exclude Jews from participating in commemorations because they were ‘racists.’  The conceit of these anti-Semites, whether nativist or Islamic is moral inversion,” New English Review wrote. “Call it anti-Israelism or Palestinism, it depicts IDF soldiers defending the sovereignty the Jewish nation as the equivalent of Nazi storm troopers.”

 

5 comments for “And… the chicken came home to roost!

  1. motti
    November 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Israel, why do you retain diplomatic relations with these people? If Scandinavian Jews have no self respect, what does this continued diplomacy with Jew haters say for your policies?

  2. motti
    November 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Slightly off the subject here Prof. MIFF have produced an article regarding NRK reporter Sidsel Wold’s visit to the barrier built to save Jewish lives. As a reporter, she complements the NRK diktat.

  3. November 12, 2014 at 11:33 am

    yes, and also about how she has received a freedom of speech prize, originally intended for incarcerated journalists. just got to find the time to translate….

  4. motti
    November 13, 2014 at 4:35 am

    It has been over 15 years since I last visited Norway and as the family is ageing, I have again been asked to see them in their Fascist homeland. They are unable to journey any more. Against my feelings, I have agreed to visit them in the spring.
    So Norwegians a warning, as old as I am , any problems from the Nazis among you that decide to try to insult, intimidate me will be met with a hefty response from my size 13 (14US)shoes,

    However, I would like to visit MIFF in Drammen that I always considered a horrible cold and dreary town to thank them all. They really are a small candle at the end of a very long and dark tunnel.

  5. motti
    November 13, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Prof, did I read correctly, freedom of speech prize? Aaah yes, she is an Israeli/Jew hater, of course! Actually freedom of speech is guaranteed to both sides of an argument that is democracy in action. Norway does not have any evidence to show that this freedom of speech guaranteed to all exists. Therefore, Norway is acting in the true Fascist/Nazi/Communist dogmatic diktat

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