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  1. Timely, on road forward to fascism …

    Bill stipulating that use of Nazi symbols, nicknames would draw fine, imprisonment goes to Knesset for approval

    1. Unbelievable
    This is truly unbelievable. As horrific as the events of the holocaust were, free speech is being infringed. This is a sign of weakness by Israeli leaders. There is no need to criminalize hate speech. In America if someone makes hate speech there is no need to criminalize, the private market handles it on its own and racists are shunned by society.
    Mike LA , CA (01.13.14)

    2. Censorship is fascism
    This legislation is misguided and would restrict the activity of every citizen, not of people who affiliate with the Nazi regime. This form of censorship reeks of the fascism that this misguided minister is trying to censor! Theater productions, educational activities, and other public events would be stifled and awareness of the brutal, horrific acts of the Nazi party on Jews and others would be needlessly and harmfully restricted. How about a law restricting discriminatory policies and activities instead?
    Devorah , United States (01.13.14)

    Seems to me PM Netanyahu will be most effected by a new law!

  2. Thanks for reproducing that, Richard.
    I’ve shared it forward.
    She eclipses the false warrior Sharon…and will in time.

  3. Though heavily involved with those preparing for the later uprising and continuously serving as their courier across occupied Poland, Chavka Folman hasn’t actually participated in the ghetto uprising, as by then she had long been interned in Auschwitz, having been sent there under her Polish guise.

  4. That famed kibbutz Lohanei HaGeta’ot that Chavka Folman-Raban founded is in fact situated right on top of a Palestinian village destroyed during the Nakba. I wonder if Chavka Folman-Raban ever spoke about that occupation ?
    Al-Sumayriyya, 5 kilometres north of Akka (in the Arab state according to the Partition Plan) was attacked by the Carmeli Brigade on May 14th 1948, and totally destroyed, except the mosque. The famous aqueduct built during the Ottoman Era bringing water into Akka runs close to the kibbutz (at least they didn’t destroy that). The inhabitants of al-Sumayriyya mostly live in Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon.
    http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/al-Sumayriyya/Picture87368.html Next photo: the aqueduct

    1. Lohamei HaGeta’ot

      Alongside the kibbutz are the extensive remains of an aqueduct which supplied water to Acre some 6 km away, until 1948. The aqueduct was originally built at the end of the 18th century by Jezzar Pasha, the Ottoman ruler of Acre, but was completely rebuilt by his son, Suleiman, in 1814.

      “Israel too has a long history of research into, and use of both chemical and biological weapons. This goes all the way back to the State’s founding in 1948. In the tense lead-up to the War, Israeli forces introduced typhus and dysentery into the water systems of Acre and Gaza, resulting in numerous illnesses and deaths.”

      “For further historical research and documentation, read Avner Cohen’s seminal essay, Israel and Chemical-Biological Weapons. Cohen is the world’s leading academic historian of Israel’s WMD programs.”
      [Source: Tikun Olam]

      Ben Gurion ordered the creation of Israel’s first chemical and biological weapons lab. It was housed in an abandoned Palestinian villa in Ness Ziona. The local Palestinians fled during the Nakba and the military commandeered the grounds to create the new facility. The lab’s first director was Ephraim Katzir, who eventually became Israel’s fourth president.

  5. I do not want to compare the so-called February Staking (Strike) of 1941 in Amsterdam with the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto. Their scopes and durations were vastly different. However, that strike was one of the earliest uprisings in a German-occupied nation. It was a protest against the new anti-Jewish laws promulgated by the occupation.

    1. @ Dieter Heymann: Thanks, Dieter. Are you aware of my friend, Mark Klempner’s book, The Heart Has Reasons, about five non-Jewish Dutch Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews and risked their lives to do so?

  6. THANKS for the Heymann book reference. I think a growung number of should begin researching alternative possible approaches to coexstence, as Mark Levine has done.

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