dimanche 15 juin 2014

Le gouvernement allemand va réaliser une étude sur l'antisémitisme et l'antisionisme

Intéressant. C'est une fois de plus une organisation américaine qui prend l'initiative de demander cette étude.

Reichenbach: "National Socialism now", 
"Jews out", "Israel is a warmonger"
, and the Blood & Honor swastika.
Germany to conduct study on anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism.  Study: Over half of Germans polled agreed that "Israel behaves toward the Palestinians the way the Nazis behaved toward the Jews."The German Ministry of the Interior will undertake a study on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, a senior adviser to President Joachim Gauck told the Simon Wiesenthal Center in a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

The letter, by Gauck’s senior diplomatic and foreign policy adviser, Ambassador Heinz-Peter Behr, came in response to a request sent last month by Wiesenthal Center associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper, who has been demanding such studies in correspondence with several European leaders.

In his request to Gauck, Cooper cited a study by the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation that found that nearly half of Germans, and 40 percent of Europeans overall believe that “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.” [La moitié des Allemands croit qu'Israël extermine les Palestiniens]

Next to the Berlin Holocaust Memorial a guy 
driving around with the windows open, 
playing neo-Nazi music at full volume.
Another study, conducted by the University of Bielefeld, found that over half of Germans polled agreed that “Israel behaves toward the Palestinians the way the Nazis behaved toward the Jews,” he added. [Allemagne: progression de l'antisémitisme et des théories antisémites]

Cooper asserted that such beliefs contribute to a growing sense of unease among European Jews and help to explain the spread of calls for boycotts against the Jewish state.

A swastika was painted on the synagogue
of Gelsenkirchen
(W. Germany)
The first step to be taken in combating anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of Israel would be for national governments to “trace how such an utterly false and insidious image of Israel was created.”

“At the minimum, those who conceive and promote an unjustified and extreme criminal view of others should be exposed and held accountable in the court of public opinion,” he said. “We all know too well from the 1930s in Germany what can happen when the delegitimization and demonization of an empire goes unchallenged.”

In response, Behr said that the new study’s focus will “not only be on anti-Semitism, but also on German criticism of the State of Israel and its policies. Documents like these will contribute to the necessary debate on problems of anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel.”

Citing Gauck’s statement that standing up for Israel is a “defining part of German policy,” Behr asserted that it is not acceptable to spread anti-Semitism and “cast doubt on the State of Israel’s right to exist. Germany, both on its own and within European structures, will continue to fight such attitudes.”

The issue of anti-Semitic violence is a pressing one for European Jews, with a third of Jews polled last year in a study conducted by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency stating that they refrained from wearing religious garb or Jewish symbols out of fear, while an additional 23% avoided attending Jewish events or going to Jewish venues.  In several countries, up to a third of Jews stated that they were mulling emigration.

A shooting at the Jewish Museum of Brussels last month and two subsequent attacks on Jews in France are only the latest in a series of violent incidents targeting Jews.

Simon Wiesenthal Center dean and founder Rabbi Marvin Hier met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Thursday and drew his attention to the more than 1,000 French citizens who either have participated, or are currently participating, in the Syrian civil war, as a source of danger to the Jewish community.  Mehdi Nemmouche, who killed four people in the attack on the Brussels museum, was in Syria last year. [...]

Voir également: Le directeur du mémorial de Buchenwald trouve que les Juifs devraient s'installer en Ouganda et Je dors dans la chambre d'Hitler: un Juif américain visite l'Allemagne (Tuvia Tenenbom)

1 commentaire :

Anne juliette a dit…

A quoi va servir cette étude ? A savoir ce que l'on sait déjà et contre lequel Europe et Allemagne n'agissent pas suffisamment, c'est-à-dire le fléau de l'antisémitisme qui revient sans cesse sur ce continent.
L'Europe est depuis toujours une tueuse en série de juifs : de l'antijudaïsme du 3ème au 19ème siècle, de l'antisémitisme du 20ème siècle en passant par l'antisémitisme islamiste du 21ème siècle, elle s'est toujours alliée avec le mal pour exterminer les juifs.
Alors une étude de plus ou de moins ne changera pas grand-chose : un tueur en série recommence toujours.

Ps : Je déteste les footballeurs et le football. Et nous allons en manger jusqu'à la nausée pendant tout un mois. Même quand on veut y échapper toutes les radios, toutes les télés de France et de Navarre nous en parlent. Donc, vous comprendrez que j'ai été très déçue par le score d'hier soir : je voulais que l'équipe de France perde pour qu'on en parle moins.