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Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Bashes Israel at Government-Funded ‘Peace Forum’ in Finland [video]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

At what was called a “peace forum” held at the Helsinki University in Finland, one of the furthest left journalists of the far left Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Amira Hass, was invited to share her hatred for the Jewish state, and to lionize by justifying those who attack Israel. There were two other speakers, one as anti-Israel as Hass, the other, slightly less so.

The event was sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and put together by ICAHD, a virulently anti-Israel (Israeli) NGO that started as opposing the demolition of (any) Arab (but not any Jewish) homes in Israel, but now stands in opposition to the “Occupation,” which frequently is polite speak for the existence of Israel. It was held on Monday evening, Sept. 8.

Kenneth Sikorski, founder and editor of the pro-Israel blog Tundra Tabloids, was present at the event. He reported that Hass was in her usual form, excoriating Israel for existing, claiming – literally – that “every single Palestinian in the world has been victimized by Israel’s policies.” Every single one.

As Sikorski reported, Hass told the Finnish audience that Israel is “responsible for state terror, cruel policies of marginalization, departmentalization and apartheid policies that are far worse than was practices in South Africa.”

Fed up with listening to Hass – at a peace forum no less! – Sikorski stood during the Question and Answer session at the end of the forum and said for all to hear that the forum “is the anti-theses of what it supposedly  promotes,” that instead of promoting peace, “it includes promoters of violence, namely Amira Hass, who stated that throwing stones is the Palestinian’s ‘birthright.'”

Several pro-Israel members of the audience were tossed out of the event for refusing to sit quietly to the blatant hostility and falsehoods hurled by the speakers at the Jewish state.

Hass was not the only over-the-top spewer of venom towards Israel. Jamal Zahalka, an elected member of the Israeli Knesset of the Arab Balad party, also was present to explain to the Finns just how awful Israel is.

Zahalka said that “Apartheid under South Africa was preferable to what Arabs are suffering under Israeli hegemony.”

Got that? One wonders whether Zahalka can name any black South Africans who were members of the South African government during the Apartheid regime? It is astounding that Arabs in the Israeli government – as did Zahalka’s predecessor, Amir Bishara (who later had to flee Israel to evade charges that, while serving in the Israeli government, he had been spying for Hezbollah) – still claim, with a straight face, that Israel is an Apartheid state.

What’s worse, perhaps, is that audiences hear these charges of Apartheid against Israel by members of the Israeli government or leading journalists, and neither convulse with laughter or demand that the speakers understand the words they use, especially when the accusers’ own pictures could be used as icons to disprove their claims.

Hass not only justified stone-throwing by Arabs at Israelis, she transformed the act into a literary performance, saying: “Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule. Throwing stones is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance.”

Watch the video of the event. Try not to be distracted by the frightening hairdo of the student presenter.

 

 

Turkish Youth in Holland: Hitler Should Have Killed All the Jews (video)

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

A television interview of young Turkish Muslim immigrants eagerly discussing their hatred of Jews was aired in February on a television station in Holland. Dutch audiences did not initially react, but after the Finnish media site Tundra Tabloids put English subtitles on a video of it this week, people elsewhere have begun to take notice.

The video is one of an interview by a PhD student, Mehmet Sahin, with a group of Muslim Turkish immigrant high school boys.

Sahin’s goal is to determine how “indoctrinated” with hatred towards Jews (and others) Turkish immigrant youth are, and whether the indoctrination can be reversed.  Sahin is a student at VU university in Amsterdam.

The clip opens after the session has already begun. The topic is Anne Frank, and one boy says she was murdered in WWII.  Another one of the boys yells out: “No!  She died from Typhus after the war ended.”

Then a lanky red-haired boy smilingly shares the first of his many statements appreciative of Hitler’s goals, methods and success:

“I am satisfied with what Hitler did with the Jews.”

The interview is just over six minutes long, but a lot of hate is packed into those six minutes.

When pressed to give a reason for their hatred, the boys state as fact that Jews “killed millions of Palestinians in Gaza,” and that Jews “steal other people’s country.”

From a psychological perspective, it is fascinating to watch as one adult in the room tries to explain to the boys that Hitler wanted to kill the Jews because they “looked different,” and that “there were not many Muslims in Europe then, but otherwise…,” obviously shepherding them towards  identifying with the victims, rather than the villain.

No, the boys insist that “Hitler must have had a reason.”

Later on, the boys resist Sahin’s disbelief that they could be happy Hitler killed so many innocent victims.  Their challenge: “you don’t know if they were innocent.”   Sahin again tries to help them identify with the victims, explaining that “Hitler was very clear, that they [the Jews] didn’t match with the Aryan race.  That was their ‘fault.'” Again, the response: “Hitler must have had a reason to hate the Jews.”

Kenneth Sikorski, editor of Tundra Tabloids, wrote that after the interview aired on Dutch television, there was no response until a well known Dutch journalist, Alma Drayer, wrote in a column that she found it scandalous there had been no outrage.

According to Sikorski, Drayer wrote in the Dutch publication Trouw

if Dutch youngsters had said on television that it would have been a good thing had all Muslims been slaughtered, including little babies, there would have been massive reactions about how horrible this was.

Dutch pro-Muslim organizations would probably have organized a demonstration in which prominent leftists would also have marched.

She concluded that Jew hatred in the Netherlands is back where it had been before the Holocaust.

Ege Berk Korkut, a Turkish observer of the change in attitude by Turks towards Israel and the Jews, spoke with The Jewish Press about the escalating levels of anti-Semitism in Turkey today.

Korkut is from Izmir, the “most modern city in Turkey – extremely modern, women can walk on the streets safely at night, and very few of the people voted for Erdogan.” Korkut estimates that in Izmir, less than a majority of the people are anti-Semitic, but “in the rest of Turkey, the percentages are more like 80 percent.”

Korkut told The Jewish Press that he regularly hears people praise Hitler.  “Do not worry, Israel will be destroyed one day, and the day is near that all Jews will pay,” is also something he hears often.  He says that discussions of killing Jews is practically as common in Turkey as are discussions of killing rodents or invasive plants in other parts of the world.

Towards the end of the session with the Turkish Dutch immigrants, one boy matter of factly states: “I hate Jews.  I can’t get that thought out of my head. Period.”  He and the other boys admitted they don’t know any, but don’t see that as an obstacle to saying what they think about Jews.  “It’s freedom of speech,” they explain.

Sahin tells them he is positive he will succeed in getting that and similar thoughts out of their heads. But in response, the boys make a bet of 50 Euros (about $65) that Sahin will fail.  All the boys feel the same way, and make the same challenge to Sahin.  They shake his hand to seal the bet, confident that their hatred is unshakeable.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/turkish-youth-in-holland-hitler-should-have-killed-all-the-jews-video/2013/03/07/

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