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Jew Hatred Officially Backed by Belgium

Belgian children aged 6 to 12 are being instilled with a deep hatred for.
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Originally published at Gatestone Institute.

Shockingly, in Belgium, history lessons about Nazism and the Holocaust are currently being used to infuse children with hatred against Israel.

The Belgian Ministry of Education funds an organization, the Special Committee for Remembrance Education (BCH), which provides teachers with ready-made templates for their history lessons. In its September issue, Joods Actueel, the largest Jewish magazine in Belgium, describes this educational material as “perverted.” The so-called Remembrance Education, the magazine writes, “has degenerated into an instrument to infect youngsters with hatred of Israel and anti-Semitism.”

One of the materials used is the cartoon “Never Again, Over Again.” It equates the treatment of the Palestinians by the Israelis today with the treatment of the Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 40s.

“Never Again means that what happened under Hitler should never happen again. And Over Again means that what is happening today is the same as in the past with Hitler,” the Belgian school teachers are told. “In the past, the concentration camps were fenced off with barbed wire. Today, the border between Israel and Palestine is marked with barbed wire and a wall.”

The atrocities committed by the Nazis are linked to the so-called atrocities of Israel. Teachers indoctrinated with teaching material provided by an organization that is sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, in turn indoctrinate the school children in their care.

The material of the Special Committee for Remembrance Education is frequently used by primary school teachers, who seem to have little knowledge of history. Two Belgian researchers, Jan Swerts and Kurt Monten of the Catholic College of Limburg, found that young people studying to become teachers know amazingly little about history. Many of them were unable to tell in which century the Second World War took place. They knew hardly anything about major ideologies such as Socialism and Communism. Ten percent of them even confused Zionism with Fascism. They are easy prey for the anti-Semites who author some of the material provided by the Special Committee for Remembrance Education.

The educational material also includes a “role play,” in which children must play Palestinians and Israelis. The Palestinians are invariably good people who are confronted by the Israelis, who are almost always bad people, with the exception of the odd Israeli with many Palestinian friends.

One of the roles assigned to a child is the following: “You have sympathy for the radical group Hamas. You live in Gaza and go to work every day in Israel. It takes you four hours to go to work as you need to pass the border control between Gaza and Israel. You are already on your way at 4 a.m. You have two children in primary school. As a consequence, the death of a Palestinian girl shot by Israeli soldiers in the school playground has shocked you deeply. Israel denies having shot the children, but according to representatives of the United Nations in Gaza everything indicates that she was killed by the Israelis. Hamas has fired six rockets towards Israel. Israel has to stop with its attacks.”

The Belgian Ministry of Education and the Special Committee for Remembrance Education fail to provide teachers with the information that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, or that the suffering of the Jews in the Nazi extermination camps is in no way be comparable to the situation in Gaza. It would suffice to point out that the Jews arriving in Auschwitz had only a few hours or a few days to live, while life expectancy for the Palestinians in Gaza and on the West Bank is 72 years.

The cartoon “Never Again, Over Again,” is the work of a Brazilian artist of Arab origin, Carlos Latuff, who is known for his anti-Semitic motifs and especially his preposterous claim that the Palestinians are in the same position as the Jews were under Nazi tyranny. He once depicted a Jewish boy in the Warsaw Ghetto as saying, “I am Palestinian.” In the 2006 Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Competition, Latuff won a second prize.

What would the 6 million Jews who died in Hitler’s extermination camps have said if they had known that 70 years later their deaths would be abused to indoctrinate schoolchildren with anti-Jewish feelings? Surely, they would have felt as if they were being killed twice.

That a Latuff cartoon is used in Belgian schools in lessons that are ostensibly designed to remember the Holocaust, is particularly worrying. They instill Belgian children aged 6 to 12 with a hatred for the Jews that is so deep that one day the “Never Again” may indeed become an “Over Again,” and with the same victims as before: the Jews. The authorities, such as the Belgian Ministry of Education, that have facilitated the indoctrination of children with this anti-Semitism, will be directly responsible.

About the Author: Peter Martino is a European affairs columnist for the Gatestone Institute.


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21 Responses to “Jew Hatred Officially Backed by Belgium”

  1. Josh Barrack says:

    It’s not rocket science. The more cowardly a country is, the more anti-semitic it is. Break off all relations with Belgium. What do they make that we need again?

  2. Josh Barrack says:

    It’s not rocket science. The more cowardly a country is, the more anti-semitic it is. Break off all relations with Belgium. What do they make that we need again?

  3. James Christian says:

    Pathetic!

  4. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    What will it take??? 75 years ago these wonderful people in Europe stood by as we were murdered systematically and efficiently without guilt. For centuries before the Christian Church did likewise in less efficient ways. It was an “act of faith” to murder us. These people will not be “punished” for acting out their nature for very long before they go back to their “god-given” right to attack Jews. To admit and remedy what they are is a condemnation of their culture and they will not tolerate that “attack” for long. Let’s stop pretending they’re civilized in the encouragement that they become civilized finally. It ain’t gonna’ happen.

  5. What will it take??? 75 years ago these wonderful people in Europe stood by as we were murdered systematically and efficiently without guilt. For centuries before the Christian Church did likewise in less efficient ways. It was an “act of faith” to murder us. These people will not be “punished” for acting out their nature for very long before they go back to their “god-given” right to attack Jews. To admit and remedy what they are is a condemnation of their culture and they will not tolerate that “attack” for long. Let’s stop pretending they’re civilized in the encouragement that they become civilized finally. It ain’t gonna’ happen.

  6. Miguel Esparza Carrillo says:

    Belgium is ran by muslims now..it’s even the “official religion” there..so it does not surprise me.. it’s a doomed country!

  7. Belgium is ran by muslims now..it’s even the “official religion” there..so it does not surprise me.. it’s a doomed country!

  8. I have always wanted to go to Brussels, but it is off my list as long as they teach hatred.

  9. Matt McLaughlin says:

    Yakov Rabkin explains

    Abstract:

    Israel has within its borders an unusual and little known group: Jews who oppose the Zionist movement that helped create their state.

    The 1947 United Nations resolution was to partition Mandate Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab entities. Those opposed to the idea of two separate states appear to have lost.

    The majority of the UN members voted for the partition. A minority objected, including most Arab inhabitants of the region where the state of Israel was to be established. Their hostility to the Zionist project has not subsided in spite of the recognition of Israel by several Arab states.

    What is less known is that many of Palestine's traditional Jews objected to the Zionist project even more resolutely, and their opposition has also refused to go away. These Jews did not pretend to understand "the Arab mind" but drew on mainstream Judaic sources to outline perilous consequences of the unauthorised use of force "against the nations".

    Several Palestinian Jewish leaders had made their opinion known to the UN, and some had asked for protection from "Zionist rule". Most religious Jews remained aloof from the Zionist project. Only a few, including the former chief rabbi of Ireland, Isaac Herzog, supported the establishment of the state of Israel. (His Belfast-born son, Chaim, was the sixth president of Israel, from 1983 to 1993.) Israel's founders emphasised the need to "normalise" the Jewish people. Israelis were to become a nation like any other nation.

    Normalisation meant building a new muscular people attached to the soil. It implied militant secularisation, a radical negation of the Jewish tradition and its values. Zionism was a revolution that aimed at transforming the very nature of the Jew.

    Traditional Jews view the exile from the land of Israel two millennia ago as a divinely ordained act that only the Messiah will end. According to this view, it is particularly wrong to "rebel against the surrounding nations" in order to conquer the land of Israel. This is one of the reasons why most traditional Jews living in Israel take no part in the army and its activities.

    Many traditional Jews object to the fact that it is a human initiative and not obedience to the divine providence that has brought millions of Jews to the land of Israel. They deem that the persistent dangers facing Israel's Jews stem from the revolutionary nature of the Zionist project.

  10. Larry E Cohen says:

    Sad

  11. Rina Gray says:

    Belgium is Muslims neo-nazi anti-semitic country with stupid people, who sit on drugs and knew nothing. What kind of education they have if the didn’t know in what century was WWII. They raised dumb and stupid population, who is mentally sick and doped. Their country became a Muslim trash. Why just don’t block this nazies? Let them rot in hell. The Europe is done for good. There is no smart educated people in this countries. Instead on raise Muslim on high lever of education, they step down to Muslims uneducated and stupid level. I am not surprise many of them didn’t know history and believ in all Muslims propaganda. Let them became a mob of uneducated dopes. Who cares what they think. We will not invite them to Israel. There country would be done probably couple of years later. They are a pitiful sign, how educated Europe because of Socialists, stupidy and drugs became a place with mentally sick citizens, who knew nothing, but they still happy, because government supplied them with drugs. They are already halth dead as zombies. Why we should care?

  12. Rina Gray says:

    Belgium is Muslims neo-nazi anti-semitic country with stupid people, who sit on drugs and knew nothing. What kind of education they have if the didn’t know in what century was WWII. They raised dumb and stupid population, who is mentally sick and doped. Their country became a Muslim trash. Why just don’t block this nazies? Let them rot in hell. The Europe is done for good. There is no smart educated people in this countries. Instead on raise Muslim on high lever of education, they step down to Muslims uneducated and stupid level. I am not surprise many of them didn’t know history and believ in all Muslims propaganda. Let them became a mob of uneducated dopes. Who cares what they think. We will not invite them to Israel. There country would be done probably couple of years later. They are a pitiful sign, how educated Europe because of Socialists, stupidy and drugs became a place with mentally sick citizens, who knew nothing, but they still happy, because government supplied them with drugs. They are already halth dead as zombies. Why we should care?

  13. Rina Gray says:

    Belgium is Muslims neo-nazi anti-semitic country with stupid people, who sit on drugs and knew nothing. What kind of education they have if the didn’t know in what century was WWII. They raised dumb and stupid population, who is mentally sick and doped. Their country became a Muslim trash. Why just don’t block this nazies? Let them rot in hell. The Europe is done for good. There is no smart educated people in this countries. Instead on raise Muslim on high lever of education, they step down to Muslims uneducated and stupid level. I am not surprise many of them didn’t know history and believ in all Muslims propaganda. Let them became a mob of uneducated dopes. Who cares what they think. We will not invite them to Israel. There country would be done probably couple of years later. They are a pitiful sign, how educated Europe because of Socialists, stupidy and drugs became a place with mentally sick citizens, who knew nothing, but they still happy, because government supplied them with drugs. They are already halth dead as zombies. Why we should care?

  14. Rina Gray says:

    Belgium is Muslims neo-nazi anti-semitic country with stupid people, who sit on drugs and knew nothing. What kind of education they have if the didn’t know in what century was WWII. They raised dumb and stupid population, who is mentally sick and doped. Their country became a Muslim trash. Why just don’t block this nazies? Let them rot in hell. The Europe is done for good. There is no smart educated people in this countries. Instead on raise Muslim on high lever of education, they step down to Muslims uneducated and stupid level. I am not surprise many of them didn’t know history and believ in all Muslims propaganda. Let them became a mob of uneducated dopes. Who cares what they think. We will not invite them to Israel. There country would be done probably couple of years later. They are a pitiful sign, how educated Europe because of Socialists, stupidy and drugs became a place with mentally sick citizens, who knew nothing, but they still happy, because government supplied them with drugs. They are already halth dead as zombies. Why we should care?

  15. Roland A. Krauss says:

    Very disturbing and hard to believe……!!

  16. Roland A. Krauss says:

    Very disturbing and hard to believe……!!

  17. Very disturbing and hard to believe……!!

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