JPost: Holocaust Remembrance Day ignores Israel!
The narrative war against Israel continues, as shown in many of the statements made during Holocaust Remembrance Day this week
January 29, 2022 - Audio, 9.03 MIN
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Thursday of this week was Holocaust Remembrance Day – commemorated on the day that the Auschwitz Concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945. The day remembers the killing of six million Jews, two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population.
Mark Regev, former Israeli ambassador to the UK had this to say, in an opinion piece published by the Jerusalem Post:
“When I was Israel’s ambassador to the UK, I noticed something puzzling at the major International Holocaust Day commemorations. The first time it happened I thought it was a mistake, but after occurring repeatedly, I understood it was much more than that: no-one wanted to mention Israel. Of course, these commemorations are of the Holocaust, and not Israel focused. Yet surely the country born out of the ashes of the genocide, that provided a home for so many survivors, deserves some reference.”
This can be demonstrated further by the statement published by the Whitehouse, or Euro news who chose to focus on the Nazi’s persecution of LGBTQ+ communities instead. The vast majority of statements have one thing in common – The conspicuous lack of reference in any way, to the State of Israel.
The Narrative War
Perhaps the most outrageous example of this can be seen on the website of ILGA Europe. ILGA stands for the International Lesbian Gay Association.
“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, ERGO Network, ILGA-Europe, Victim Support Europe (VSE) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) call on national governments and inter-governmental organisations to ensure the safety of all minorities who are targets for Europe’s extremists.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the millions of Roma, Jewish, lesbians, gays, intersex and transgender people, persons with disabilities, political opponents, Jehovah witnesses and other victims of the Holocaust. It is also a poignant date in the calendar to celebrate the lives of those who survived.
Simply remembering the Holocaust is no longer enough. States must ensure the protection of human rights and the security of citizens, regardless of their race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Laws must be applied and enforced to prevent of the proliferation of racist and extremist ideologies which threaten harm to others."
Organisations such as this have diluted and watered down the history of the Holocaust and requisitioned this commemoration in order to push their own narrative and ideological agenda. This is part of the narrative war that is being waged against Israel and the Jewish people, led by the mainstream media. This is not to say the Jews were the only group that suffered under the Nazi regime, but that year on year, Jewish history is undergoing a radical pluralisation to justify the anti-Israel bias of international bodies such as the EU.
Anti-Semitism and Jeremy Corbyn
This narrative of claiming to be anti-Israel but not antisemitic was also demonstrated this week by Jeremy Corbyn. The former leader of the UK Labour Party was finally barred from re-joining the party this week in a vote because of his anti-Semitic views.
The Jerusalem Post makes this comment:
“He faced several charges of antisemitism during his nearly six-year tenure – most notably when he said that he was criticizing Zionists "in the accurate political sense and not as a euphemism for Jewish people," which he followed up with: “They [British Jews] clearly have two problems. One is they don’t want to study history and, secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either.”
Former Chief Rabbi of England, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, said the remarks were "the most offensive statement made by a senior British politician" in 50 years. Among other instances of antisemitism, Corbyn has defended a Muslim cleric who espoused “blood libels” about Jews, questioned the removal of an antisemitic mural, was reluctant to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism, and wrote that finance was controlled "by men of a single and peculiar race, who have behind them many centuries of financial experience" who "are in a unique position to control the policy of nations" in the foreword for a book”
Antisemitism in the guise of claiming to be just ‘against Zionist’ or ‘anti Israel’ is one of the favourites of the progressive left today.
Anti-Semitism in Revelation
The opinion piece quoted earlier also has this to say:
“If people once thought that the palpable horrors of the Holocaust would be enough to discredit antisemitism and that this oldest of hatreds would finally be delegitimized and discarded, they find themselves disappointed. Antisemitism has shown amazing resilience; like coronavirus, its ability to mutate and develop new variants is simply remarkable; successfully infecting different populations, thriving in new environments, affixing itself to a range of conflicting ideologies.”
We call to mind the words of Revelation 16:13 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
The frog-like spirits refer to the false promise of freedom that echoed through the streets of Paris during the French Revolution – Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. A brotherhood of man was promised. This opened of a new chapter of anti-Semitism in European history. And this spirit of humanism is to be the driving force that will eventually bring all the Kings of the earth to battle against Israel in the great day of God Almighty, as Revelation describes it.
The narrative war that we see being waged against Israel and the Jewish people can only have one ultimate conclusion. To be weaponised in the invasion of the mountains of Israel in the latter days. We wait for the day when the God of Truth will send his son to shatter the carefully moulded narratives of today, and purge the nations of ‘that old-hatred’ which has plagued them for so long.
This has been Daniel Blackburn joining you for this weeks edition of Bible in the News.
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