In punishment for Gaza, Catalunya cancels Holocaust commemoration

All this time you thought you were commemorating the Holocaust to learn what antisemitism can lead to and what hate looks like. But in fact, you were merely pandering to the Jews (or is it the Israelis – it’s very confusing these days) and just look what they have gone and done in Gaza!

So, the only thing to do is confiscate their Holocaust commemoration. If Israelis (or maybe I mean Jews) go on the rampage in Gaza then the genocided ones don’t get commemorated. It’s only fair. Jews can’t have their cake and eat it. Victim or aggressor – their choice.

“Marking the Jewish Holocaust while a Palestinian Holocaust is taking place is not right,” a local City official told Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper.

Simon Wiesenthal Centre: “Holocaust survivors have no need for moments of silence for dead Jews from people who have no respect for live Jews”.

The actual purpose of commemorating the Holocaust.

12 Responses to “In punishment for Gaza, Catalunya cancels Holocaust commemoration”

  1. Edward Says:

    The Spanish Prime Minister sets a wonderful example, Mira.

    At a dinner party in late 2005, Zapatero was overheard saying: ‘Es que a veces hasta se entiende que haya gente que puede justificar el holocausto.’ In English: ‘At times one can even understand that there might be people who could justify the Holocaust.’

    Source for the Zapatero quote: “Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: The Link”, History News Network, 21 June 2006

  2. Jonathan Romer Says:

    They might as well cancel the commemoration — they’d obviously learned nothing and understood nothing about it.

  3. Saul Says:

    Quite right.

    Maybe this will teach the Jews the lesson that mass extermination should have taught them.

    And what lesson is that…………?

    That our tolerance of them is always conditional on their continued good behaviour.

    They know the rules of the game.

    How many more times are they going to have to be reminded??

  4. Serendipity Says:

    It obviously hasn’t got through to this person that there has been no holocaust in Gaza.

    A better example of the close and often overlapping relationship between Jew- and Israel-hatred has rarely been seen.

  5. PetraMB Says:

    Edward, thanks for the link to this very interesting Furedi article.

  6. Saul Says:

    Actually, the actions of the Catalunian authorities have taught us far more about antisemitism than any Holocaust Commemoration could. It is worth reflecting on their decision with some care.

  7. Mira Vogel Says:

    Was out with a Spanish friend last night. When I mentioned Catalunya her response was a mixture of Finklestein, Mearsheimer and Walt, but if she’s read them I’ll eat my hat.

  8. Sabato Says:

    “Was out with a Spanish friend last night. When I mentioned Catalunya her response was a mixture of Finklestein, Mearsheimer and Walt, but if she’s read them I’ll eat my hat.”

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, is an appropriate saying here. It’s almost worse if people pick up plot summaries (pun is intentional) of biased books and accept them as fact without checking sourses.

  9. Gil Says:

    Mira, if I had a friend who made comments like those, in the context of Holocaust commemoration, our friendship would be at an end.

  10. Gil Says:

    Incidentally the Ynet website which has this story, also has a talkback from someone in Barcelona. This persons says that the event is indeed still going ahead.

    Regardless of that, it’s funny how some of those that always protest about the overly Jewish nature nature of Holocaust Day are happy to cancel an event that commemorates the genocide of gypsies, murders of gays and others.

  11. Samir S. Halabi Says:

    primeminister Zapatero should be made aware of the fact that there wasn’t any ‘Holocaust’ in Gaza. When at such a time that 6,000,000 palestinian arabs would be murdered, I would then call it a ‘Holocaust’ till that time please refrain from repeating that word in vain, as you are negating the whole meaning of that word by insulting the memory of the 6,000,000 jews that perished at the hands of the german geocidal murderers. You are either very stupid or you are a raving anti-semite.

  12. Mohammed Wadee Says:

    I am a Palestinian and lived under the Israeli occupation in Gaza. There is a lot they can offer us and a great deal we can offer them. Hatred as displayed in your comments and rubbishing one of the 20th century monumental atrocities will lead us NOWHERE. Israelis, whether they are Jews, Christian or Muslims must communicate and respect each other history and culture.


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