According to Howard Jacobson’s Twisted Logic It is Anti-Semitic To Accuse Israel Of Genocide Since I
Posted by Keith-264 on December 8, 2023, 1:16 pm
According to Howard Jacobson’s Twisted Logic It is Anti-Semitic To Accuse Israel Of Genocide Since It’s a Jewish State!
On 2 March 1988 Yehuda Elkana, the former President and Rector of the Central European University in Budapest and a child survivor of Auschwitz, wrote an article, The Need to Forget. In it he argued that what had happened in Germany could happen anywhere, and to any people, describing how the ‘majority of Israelis are consumed by a profound hatred of the Arabs’. Elkana talked of:
a profound existential “Angst” fed by a particular interpretation of the lessons of the holocaust … that we are the eternal victim. In this ancient belief… I see the tragic and paradoxical victory of Hitler. Two nations, metaphorically speaking, emerged from the ashes of Auschwitz: a minority who assert, “this must never happen again,” and a frightened and haunted majority who assert, “this must never happen to us again.”
If there is one lesson we can draw from the Holocaust it is that any people, given the right set of circumstances, are capable of genocide and extermination. Jews are not exempt from this as Israel is proving today.
Last Sunday the Observer ran an article by Zionist novelist Howard Jacobson whose argument was that to accuse Israel of committing genocide in Gaza was either to deny the Holocaust or to accuse Jews of being
perpetrators of the very crime that killed them in their millions, as a consequence of which that crime is abrogated.
Are Cambodians, Armenians, Rwandan Tsutsis or Afro-Caribbeans also immune from becoming perpetrators of genocide? Does past victimhood prevent people from becoming a perpetrator of genocide?
Are some people biologically and racially programmed by past victimhood from becoming genocidaires? Common sense tells us that this is absurd. Genocide is the product of society not some genetical inheritance yet the Observer had no qualms in printing this rubbish in its determination to justify Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza.
Jacobson and the ‘liberal’ Observer were giving Israel a licence to massacre in the name of the 6 million Jews who died and to question that right is to be guilty of a sophisticated version of holocaust denial. Ctd....
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