Sunday, May 15, 2016

Recasting Holocaust victims posthumously as enemies of Zionism? A masterful reply

...They do not know how many Jews might have been saved had Israel existed in the 1930s, nor how many survivors were grateful for Zionism after the war when Israel was the only country that would take them in. They claim to speak for those who cannot, in order to fight their petty political battles.

Adam Levick..
UK Media Watch..
13 May '16..

The most audacious claim in a Guardian letter refuting British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’s Telegraph op-ed slamming anti-Zionism as a form of antisemitism was that most Jews murdered by the Nazis were indifferent to or opposed Zionism.

Here’s the relevant passage in a May 10th Guardian letter signed by dozens of anti-Zionist Jews.

Mirvis attacks as “antisemitic” those who separate Judaism from Zionism. Yet most Jews who perished in the Holocaust were indifferent to Zionism and many opposed it. In the last municipal elections in Europe’s largest Jewish community, in Poland, just before the second world war, Poland’s Jews voted overwhelmingly for the secular, anti-Zionist, socialists of the Bund, while Zionist parties got derisory votes. Is Rabbi Mirvis recasting those victims of the Holocaust posthumously as enemies of Judaism and therefore as antisemites?

On May 12th, the Guardian published a masterful reply by the CST’s Dave Rich.

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