Monday, November 9, 2009

Kristallnacht: The World has not learned anything !

Cartoon: Tom Gross Arab Cartoons

This cartoon, from the Syrian newspaper Al-Ahram (May 29, 2002), shows an anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew with a long beard and hooked nose, fuelling the “World Media” with “Zionist Media” propaganda, while in the background bombs are falling on the Moslem al-Aqsa shrine on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. This cartoon stereotypes Jews, repeats the anti-Semitic myth that the Jews control the world media, and adds the lie that the Israeli government has damaged the al-Aqsa complex on the Temple Mount.


Today and tomorrow, Germany is commemorating Cristal Night.
Who would have believed in those days or right after the Holocaust that in the future, the Arab world would use the mass murder of the Jews for its own vicious purposes ? If anyone had claimed so, people would have sent him to a funny farm.
Today, nothing seems to surprise us anymore and the Arab world has been using anti - semitic cartoons hardly facing any international protest. The modern "victims" are Palestinian children and the world does not seem to care if the pictures published by "Al Jazeerah" etc. are photoshoped or real. In modern times, murderers suddenly turn into victims.

If the world had done so much for the Jews in Nazi - Germany as it does for the "poor" Palestinians today, our planet may have become a better place. However, the sad truth is that in our days, a guy called Adolf Hitler would have been invited to speak at the UN.

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