“People understand there is no future for Jews in Europe,” Belgian Chief Rabbi Avraham Gigi.

 
“Many streets in our European cities have become hunting grounds for Jews, and some Jews are now forced to avoid community institutions and synagogues as a result.” Dr. Moshe Kantor President of European Journalism Centre .

 
“70 years later, after Auschwitz, we see that anti-Semitism is not history, it’s current affairs,” Robert S. Wistrich, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 
“I thought the time of the packed suitcases was for always over. Now I am considering when we need to pack these suitcases again.” Leonie Goldberg, Wuppertal’s, Germany representative of  Jewish Community.

 








































 

Higher Education of Hate


As reported by the Jerusalem Post, a group of Italian academics is circulating an online petition demanding that institutes of higher learning sever all cooperation with the Haifa-based Technion Institute for what they claim is its complicity in Israel’s military rule over the Palestinians.

Their petition reads as follows: “Israeli universities collaborate on military research and development of weapons used by the Israeli army against the Palestinian population, providing undeniable support to the military occupation and colonization of Palestine."

It is puzzling to say least, that at the time when Europe is flooded by millions of refugees from Syria and other Muslim countries the distingleshed academics find time go call for a boycott of the Institution and a country that has nothing to do with it. We did not hear about the Palestinians from Israel or West Bank and Gaza is drowning in the Mediterranean as their flemsy boats are trying to reach the shores of Europe.

Majority of the refugees seeking the asylum are from Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afganistan, the war torn countries where human life has zero value. In Syria, Bashar al-Asad and his butchers are responsible for the deaths of over 250.000 people and are hard at work every day to increase that number. In fact, Bashar even invited his good friend Vladimir Putin and Russian air force to provide an assistance with his grandiose plan to rebuild Syria. Without as much as skipping a beat the Russian planes are bombing the hell out of anybody that does not look right. Some people call this tactic a carpet bombing.

Bashar has another good friend that provides him with unlimited moral, financial and military support. That good friend is Islamic republic of Iran who is just as responsible for those 250.000 deaths as the Syrian president is. Without Iranian help Asad today would be just a memory in the long and the torchrous history of Syria.

On January 26th, 2016 Iranian president Hasan Rouhani came to Italy with an official visit. Italians went all out in order to please an important guest knowing that he arrived with his wallet open. To say that Italy rolled out a red carpet for him would be an understatement. Mr. Rohani met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and also stopped by at the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the religious sensitivities of Mr. Rouhani.

Since the Italian academics announced their plan for boycotting Israeli university on January 31st, right after Rohani visit, one might think that they confused him with Bibi Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. But no, there is no confusion here. Israel and their scientists, artists or sports teams are the favorite targets of Europe's progressive elites.

They are just a willing participant in the BDS movement, a Palestinian sponsored campaign that calls for economic and political boycott on Israel to give equal rights to its Palestinian citizens, and to end the occupation of Palestinian territories. Give credit to Palestinians for knowing who their constituency is. They target writers, academics and college campuses in the Western countries. For those groups, especially in Europe, bushing Israel is like wearing a badge of honor. Its a cool thing to do just like walking around with a Che Guevara tee shirt.

Late last year, more than 300 academics from dozens of British universities pledged to boycott Israeli academic institutions to protest against what they called "intolerable human rights violations" against the Palestinian people.

It is very doubtful that Arabs in Israel or the West Bank would trade places with their brethren in Libya, Syria or Yemen. It's even more doubtful they would trade places with refugees living on the streets of European capitals during the cold winter months. Does anybody really beleive that Palestinians are envious of the poor families living in refugee camps in Jordan or in Turkey, where rich Arabs from Golf states go to buy themselves Syrian brides.

Speaking of Golf states, Saudi Arabia is currently engaged in the vicious confrontation with Iran over Yemen. Both sides are responsible for "intollerable human rights violations" against the people of one of the poorest countries in the world. Both sides are great at creating thousands of refugees, but not allowing any inside their borders.

In fact, any human rights violations British and Italian academics accuse Israel of pale in comparsent with violations in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and several some other states in the region. Complete list is just too long. The liberal elites in European counties, with ever growing Muslim population, are adapting the Palestinian narrative when it comes to Israel and the Jew hatred that emanates from those communities.

Animosity towards Jews is not something new for Europeans. They wrote a how to book on this subject a long time ago. Some of them actively and many others passively oversow the extermination of six million Jews, who were loyal citizens and significant contributors to the progress of their respective counties. That loyalty erned them a one way ticket to the concentration camps.

The short respite the Jew haters took after World War II seems to be over. Today the dwindling Jewish population of Europe is being replaced by Muslims who are not integrating well and are not the most loyal citizens to say the least. In addition, they place a lot of pressure on the local Jews as violence against them from the Muslim community is steadily growing. It would not be a stretch to predict that with millions of refugees currently flooding Europe, incidents of the anti-Semitism are only going to get worst.

For the longest time the enemies of Israel hold on to the myth that instability in the Middle East is entirely due to the Palestinian problem. Today we know that it's not the case. But for some to blame Israel for all ills of the world is impossible to resist.

Just recently Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom tried to link the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the ISIS backed terrorist attacks in Paris. You would think that a person in her position has a better understanding of the Middle East but she seems to have a one sided view of the world where the Israel is to be blamed for Islamic ideology dating back to 7th century A.D.

The complete failure of the Arab spring and millennia old Shia vs. Sunny rivalry raised it's ugly head like we have never seen before. It produced current Syria crisis, failed states in Libya and Yemen and emergence of Islamic State. There is a mass exodus of ancient Christian communities from the Middle East due to the growing intolerance from the local Muslims. Israeli-Palestinian problem in comparison looks benign.

But try to tell that to the self righteous academics and their ilk. To them Muslims killing thousands of other Muslims, ethnic cleansing of Christians and other minorities is not nearly as problematic as Israelis fighting terrorists and having a strong military to protect their citizens.

So what that the Iranians repeteadly are calling for eradication of the Jewish state, as do Israel's immediate neighbors like Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and now Islamic State. Look what these groups are doing to each other. What do you think they are going to do to Jews if they get a chance?

But that is not how the people who call for boycott think. Most Palestinians would like nothing better than see Israel and the Jews living there go down in flames. Who knows what academics and their followers are thinking. Right now all they are interested in to promote their hateful agenda without giving a second thought that their propaganda will only add to rising anti Jewish sentiments in their countries.

The defenseless Israel inevitably would lead to another Holocaust. It was the hate and intolerance towards Jews in European countries that accelerated the process of creating state of Israel to begin with.

Jews have built a strong and successful country in place of desert and swamps. For some people that idea is just unacceptable. It's the shame that these people are in the business of higher education. Sounds more like higher education of hate.