Once upon a time and not that long ago my bucket list was filled to the brim with places to go and things to see, but not anymore. That bucket has sprung a leak; in fact, it’s hemorrhaging.
ENGLAND had once been at the top of my travel list, but now it’s a place where Jewish bikers are stoned, Rabbis attacked, synagogues fire bombed, Jewish-owned businesses threatened with burnings and bombings, swastikas painted on Jewish homes and houses of worship, and where death threats against Jews have become commonplace. The number of anti-Semitic attacks in
hit a 30-year high in 2014, 95% of all hate
crimes were against Jews, and a recent survey of British Jews revealed that 50%
see no future there and are intending to leave.
Rabid anti-Semites also include members of Parliament, such as neo-Nazi MP George Galloway, leader of the “Respect Party” (I kid you not!) who – with the support of his constituency -- has declared the district of Bradford an “Israel-free zone.” That means no Israeli goods, services, academics, or Jewish tourists. Ta Ta to merry old
… and au revoir to
, which also experienced an unprecedented
number of anti-Semitic events in 2014. In
the past two years alone, there have been eight synagogue attacks, Jewish
homes, businesses, and houses of worship have been looted and firebombed, Jews
terrorized and verbally attacked with: “Death to the Jews…Hitler was right…Slit
Jewish throats,” and “Gas the Jews!” In FRANCE France
a seventeen-year-old- girl was pepper sprayed in the face and called a “Dirty
Jewess,” a woman who hung an Israeli flag on her porch received death threats,
and people who “look Jewish,” can be beaten to a pulp by Islamists on Paris metros. Add to that the 2012 murder of three Jewish
children and their teacher in Toulouse, the fire bombing of its Jewish Community
Center, and the continuing harassment of this community, and you’ll understand
why 7,000 French Jews emigrated in 2014, and 10,000 more are expected to leave
Anti-Semitism has become so mainstream in
that the “comedienne” Dieudonne has become a celebrity for popularizing a
reverse Nazi-salute which he and his followers enjoy flashing at Jews.
This anti-Semite recently announced to the world: “I am Charlie Coulibaly,” (as in “I am Charlie Hebdo"), the family name of the terrorist brothers who murdered four Jewish men in the kosher supermarket in January of this year (while their comrades were busy killing twelve journalists and cartoonists at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.). .
will become even more dangerous, considering that the 1,000 homegrown
terrorists who went to Syria
to join ISIS, et. al, have returned … but cannot be found.
Another hole shot in the bucket!
In BELGIUM terrorists killed four non-Jews this past year at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, thinking they were Jews, a doctor refused medical assistance to a 90-year-old woman because she was Jewish, a train conductor announced he was going to send Jewish passengers to Auschwitz, a storekeeper posted a sign in his storefront that reads: “Jews and Zionists not allowed but dogs are,” and a woman was refused service because “management doesn’t sell to Jews.”
Once again, it’s not just the riff-raff at work. Elected politicians have joined in the fun, calling for the “slaughter of Jews” at a 500-person rally in
this past summer. It’ll get worse in Belgium before it gets better – now that 300
home-grown terrorists who fought with ISIS in Syria have returned.
Another piss hole in the old bucket!
Hate speech might be a crime in
, but it’s not one the authorities take
seriously. That’s why GERMANY Berlin’s leading imam feels free to call
upon allah and his congregationists to “slit Jewish throats…destroy the Zionist
Jews… kill them, down to the very last one,” and the far right Green Party
calls for the gassing of Jews. This
satanic union has led to multiple attacks on Jews, their homes and houses of
No thanks. Alviderzein.
, once the home of “live and let
live”? Now it’s a country where its Chief
Rabbi is twice-attacked with stones,
anti-Semitic crowds scream for the “slaughter” of Jews, Holocaust
memorials are defaced; Jewish women are targeted in fire bombings, the CIDI
(the Netherlands main anti-Semitism watchdog group) receives more than 70 calls
every month from alarmed citizens, and in the Hague (home of the International Criminal
Court, a political organization dependent on donor countries), the mayor
refuses to order the arrest of ISIS supporters threatening to kill Jews in the
city center (while ISIS simultaneously posts photos of their day’s beheadings
on Twitter). Holland
This is the New Holland, where murderers fear no reprisals for violent anti-Semitic attacks. Another hole in the bucket!
And no to
, where Jewish children are warned not
to wear religious symbols to school or near school grounds for fear of attacks,
Jewish tourists are told to hide their
religion, and Israelis are cautioned to speak Hebrew “softly.” And it’s in DENMARK Denmark
that the deputy head of the National Zionist Organization receives death
threats and the government shuts down a peaceful pro-Israel rally but lets threatening
Muslims take over the streets. Peaceful
voices are silenced, and hate mongers rewarded.
Things are still rotten in Denmark.
And scratch off SWEDEN -- where anti-Semitic attacks have tripled in the last three years and DOUBLED after the January attacks in Paris-- and NORWAY, where anti-Semitism has become so pervasive that most of its tiny 1,000 Jewish community (less than .0002% of the population) is leaving the country.
Scandinavia to the Scandinavians and their peace-loving
And “no” to
, where last year a member of its parliament publicly demanded that
a list be made of all Jews in the country because he considered them to be a
“security risk.” This anti-Semite is
still in office. HUNGARY
way, Jose. This dystopian country is mismanaged,
bankrupt, and schizophrenic. The left
hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing so while the Government puts out
a worldwide APB to Jewish descendents of the Spanish Inquisition (those they
didn’t burn alive at the stake), extending a (bladed) hand in friendship and an
invitation to return to Spain after 500 years and gain a Spanish passport, the publishers
of Spain’s second largest newspaper, El Mundo, explains to its readers that
Jews were expelled in 1500 because they “cannot coexist with others…Jews end up
creating problems for everyone…It’s not a surprise they have been so frequently
expelled.” … SPAIN
…and celebs like Penelope Cruz and Jamie Bardeem lead packs of anti-Semites though Spanish streets screaming for Jewish “heads,” but, hey, Bardeem’s no anti-Semite. “Some of my best friends are Jews,” he proclaims.
Nah. I’m not going to
which ranks third on a list of Europe’s most
anti-Semitic countries. Another
piss-hole in the bucket!
I’m skipping GREECE, as well, considering that 69% of the populace was found to be anti-Semitic, the neo-Nazi party, the Golden Dawn, grows in strength, and 16% of the last mayoral vote went to a candidate with a swastika tattooed on his shoulder.
And NO, NO, NO to TURKEY, where the Erdogan government leads the anti-Semitic dog pack, holding Turkish Jews personally responsible for Israeli policies and threatening them with pogroms (to be led by Turkey’s “unconstrained youth”) if Israel doesn’t do Turkey’s bidding. And it’s in
Turkey where parliamentarians
participate in violent anti-Israel demonstrations and can be heard screaming in
the streets: “May God Bless Hitler.”
Yeah, I know. My critics will say that most Europeans are peace-loving people. Maybe so, but they’re irrelevant because when the going gets rough, those
same peace-loving people get going – in some OTHER
direction. My recommendation to the Jews
of Europe: Get the hell out, and until
you do, arm yourselves!
Whiningly yours, Carol