Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Neturei Karta attends Iran's Holocaust Denier's Lovefest

(AP Phot0 - hat-tip: Rami from Kenya)

Why do some Jews have the need to fly to Iran to attend a Holocaust Deniers Conference?

Their justification?

To protest "unjust acts against the Palestinians."

Beautiful.

French writer Georges Thiel, who has been convicted in France for spreading revisionist theories about the mass extermination of Jews, said the Holocaust was “an enormous lie”.

“Jewish people have been persecuted, that is true, they have been deported, that is true, but there was no machinery of murder in any camp—no gas chambers,” he said in Tehran.

Participants included about half a dozen Jews from Europe and the United States clad in long black coats and black hats, some wearing badges depicting the Israeli flag crossed out. One wore a badge saying: “A Jew, not a Zionist.”

“We came here to put the Orthodox Jewish viewpoint,” said British Rabbi Ahron Cohen. “We certainly say there was a Holocaust ... But in no way can it be used as a justification for perpetrating unjust acts against the Palestinians.” (YNETNEWS)
Update: Israel (as can, and should be expected) lambasted the conference.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called it “a sick phenomenon that shows the depth of hatred of the fundamentalist Iranian regime.”
Curiously, (or not), Israel has no such nasty words for the leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen. This is the same person who Israel and the United States consider "a moderate". And why should anyone think badly of this kind, gentle leader of the Palestinian Authority?

Perhaps because of his doctoral thesis, "Zionist leadership and the Nazis."
World War Two caused the death of 40 million people from different parts of the world. Ten million Germans, 20 million Soviets, and more…Rumors at the end of the war said that 6 million of the world's Jews were among the victims in the war of extermination that was waged against the Jewish people and later on against other peoples. The fact is that no one can confirm this number or deny it. The number could be 6 million, but it could be much smaller, perhaps even smaller than one million. The controversy over the number must not divert us from the severity of the crime committed against the Jewish people. The murder of a human being is a crime that the cultured world must not accept.
I found the following as well in FrontPage magazine:
"Many researchers who discussed the number reached the unconventional conclusion that it is no more than several hundred thousand," he wrote. Later on, Abu Mazen quotes a Holocaust denier who claimed that "at first the Zionists spoke about 12 million Jews who were killed in the death camps. They later narrowed the number down to 6 and to 4 million. It is not possible that the Germans murdered more Jews than existed in the world at the time." He quotes another Holocaust denier who counted 896,000 Jewish victims in all.

To deny the holocaust in Teheran is reprehensible; to do so in Ramallah is acceptable.

You might call this the first case of “politically correct” Holocaust denial









Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

9 comments:

Michael said...

These ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist jackasses are the worst possible people I can think of. All they do is give rabid haters a chance to say, "See? It's not that we don't like Jews, it's just those Zionists!"

What the Neturei Karta types don't realize is, if folks like Ahmadinijabber or David Duke get their way, they won't make any distinctions on which Jews they kill.

And since the context is a Holocaust conference, I'll end by saying that the Germans killed the kapos, too.

Jack's Shack said...

Michael,

Well said.

Ari Kinsberg said...

i'm not a fan of the theory that if you ignore a proble it will go away (the sad attitude of many toward anti-semitism).

but one exception is neture karta. these guys are attention whores (can i say this here?); they really thrive on it. i've seen their glee when they come to pro-israel rallies. they want nothing more than for people to come and curse them. i really think the best reply to neture karta is simply to ignore them.

(that having been said, they have front row reserved seats in hell next to hitler, stalin, arafat et al.)

kasamba said...

I just don't get it, them and the whole thing!

The back of the hill said...

Before the war there were 144,000 Dutch Jews. After the war about thirty thousand. The rest emigrated to Russia perhaps?

“We certainly say there was a Holocaust ... But in no way can it be used as a justification for perpetrating unjust acts against the Palestinians.”

In no way should whatever happens to the Palestinians be used as an excuse for a holocaust-denial conference.

Which seems obvious. The two issues do not depend upon each other.

bec said...

"Curiously, (or not), Israel has no such nasty words for the leader of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen. This is the same person who Israel and the United States consider "a moderate"."

which is worse, a holocaust denier or a liberal apologist?

Anonymous said...

One reason not to ignore the NK is that those not in the know think that they are normal Jews.

I read of this conference earlier today with the attendees in question referred to -- perhaps based on appearance -- simply as Hasids, with no qualifications.

A crazy group in Massachusetts that was working for divestment publicized a while back having the support of Orthodox Jews including an Orthodox rabbi who came to speak at a gathering. Since Jews identifying themselves as Orthodox are usually not the ones involved with such groups, I was quite puzzled until I realized it was the NK.

And here in the story quoted, there is a description of black-hatters and a quotation from someone identified as a rabbi purporting to be representing "the Orthodox Jewish viewpoint." Dung!

The enemy of your idealistic enemy is not your friend if he want to kill the both of you!

I am disgusted when I read descriptions of NK as Litvaks, as followers of the Vilna Gaon.

I wonder how they convinced the terrorists that they were serious so as to be granted meetings with them.

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David said...

And when things get too hot for them where do the Neturei Karta plan to run?

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