Israel’s ambassador in Brussels attacked one of Belgium’s leading newspapers this week for daring to publish an opinion piece that objectively observed how Zionists use the ‘Holocaust’ as a shield to deflect any criticism, no matter how deserved, of their genocidal policy toward the Palestinians:
The offending article — in the mass-circulation Flemish-language daily de Standaard — was authored by a Belgian journalist, Johan Depoortere. Titled “How the Zionists ‘Discovered’ the Holocaust,” the article’s appearance was timed to coincide with the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp.
Illustrated with a photo of the followers of Neturei Karta — a miniscule group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who are bitterly opposed to the Zionist movement and shunned by the Jewish mainstream — Depoortere’s piece began with the observation that the millions of Jews exterminated by the Nazis cannot “protest if they are used to justify another injustice: a regime [Israel] that has imposed discrimination and apartheid in law.”
Several of the historical claims made by Depoortere in the article did not stand up under scrutiny. For example, he protested “[T]hat a people [the Palestinians] who did not participate in the massacre of European Jews by the Nazis have to pay the price for that crime or are accused of antisemitism,” with no mention of the alliance forged by the wartime Palestinian Arab leader, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, and the Nazi regime.
Depoortere also asserted that “the Holocaust occupies such a central place in the propaganda of the Zionist state,” describing this as a calculated response by the State of Israel to international criticism of its presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem following its victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
“From that moment on, the Israeli propaganda and the defenders of Zionism played the Holocaust card uninhibited — also in our country,” Depoortere claimed.
The 75-year-old Depoortere spent several years as foreign correspondent for Belgian television, reporting from Lebanon, central America, Russia and Afghanistan among other locations.
Emmanuel Nahshon — Israel’s ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg — remarked on Twitter on Thursday that he had encountered the article while attending the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.
“Shame on you @destandaard!” Nahshon declared.
In 2002, jewish news commentator Amy Goodman, on her show Democracy Now, interviewed former Israeli Member of the Knesset and Education Minister, Shulamit Aloni, who admitted that Zionist Jews do indeed cynically invoke the Holocaust and ‘antisemitism’ to silence their critics:
Amy Goodman: Yours is a voice of criticism we don’t often hear in the United States. Often when there is dissent expressed in the United States against policies of the Israeli government, people here are called antisemitic. What is your response to that as an Israeli Jew?
Shulamit Aloni: Well, it’s a trick. We always use it when from Europe somebody’s criticizing Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When in this country people are criticizing Israel, then they are ‘antisemitic’. And the organization is strong and has a lot of money. And the ties between Israel and the American Jewish Establishment are very strong, and they’re strong in this country, as you know. They have power, which is okay. They are talented people powerful, and they have money and media and other things. And their attitude is ‘Israel, my country right or wrong.’ The identification. And they are not ready to hear criticism. And it’s very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as antisemitic, and to bring up the Holocaust and the suffering of the jewish people, and that’s to justify everything we do to the Palestinians.
And as far as the Palestinian Arab leader, Hajj Amin al-Husseini’s ‘close’ relationship with Hitler is concerned, the Zionist Jews completely fabricated and published the backstory in 1947 just prior to the formation of the state of Israel as a way of demonizing and delegitimizing any Palestinian resistance to the plan.
The Jews went so far as to make the absurd claims that Adolf Eichmann was ‘best friends’ with al-Husseini and gave him a personal tour of the ‘gas chambers’ during a visit to Germany. Perhaps their conversations went something like this:
Eichmann: “Hey, buddy, while you’re here, you want to see the gas chambers where we kill all the Jews?”
al-Husseini: “Wow, that would be great Adolf. Make sure you kill as many Jews as possible! Whichever ones you don’t kill, we are going to have to kill if they try to come to Palestine.”
Eichmann: “Thanks for the encouragement. We weren’t sure about this whole ‘Final Solution’ plan until you gave us the green light.”
al-Husseini: “If you want any Palestinians to help operate the gas chambers, just let me know. We hate Jews so much, we’ll do it for free.”
Eichmann: “It’s great to know how much Nazis and Palestinians have in common!”