After reels of Hollywood films castigating Germans, generations of unqualified remorse, and decades of steady reparations, israelis figured they had a pretty solid grip on the German psyche, not to mention their bank accounts.
But, apparently, all good things come to an end - even for the Chosen Ones - as evidenced by the sincere questions raised by 25 German peace researchers in the wake of israel's recent conflict in Lebanon.
- Is it appropriate and meaningful – as the authors believe it is – to maintain these “friendly relations” and regard them as “special” in the sense indicated above?
- Is Germany really only obliged to Israel in the Near East?
- If these two questions are seriously raised, what does this mean for the inner German debate, and for relations between non-Jewish, Jewish and Muslim Germans?
It's worth reading in full to witness how Germans continue to struggle with their feelings towards israel after 60 years of psychological manipulation.
Indeed, israelis have so effectively burdened Germans with their collective guilt-trip, that (at least these) Germans are prepared to accept the blame for israel's holocaust against Arabs in order to justify extending a helping hand to Palestinians, who suffer so greatly under the Zionist yoke.
It appears to be a pre-emptive strategy designed to take the sting out of zionist accusations - sure to follow such aid - that Germans are repeating the sins of the past.
Until 1933 – 37 years after the publication of Theodor Herzl’s Der Judenstaat which grounded Zionism, and 16 years after the Balfour Declaration in which the mandatory power England promised the Zionists a “homeland” in Palestine – a maximum of 160,000 Jews had emigrated to Palestine. And many of them had taken this step believing that it would be possible to cultivate and develop the Holy Land together with the local Arabs. No one was to be expelled, as Martin Buber was still arguing in 1950.
And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.
No wait - thanks to greedy bankers, that age old rhetoric has lost its original impact.
Only after the soon recognisable radical threat to the Jews in the sphere of influence of the National Socialists did mass immigration come about, and with it a threat to the demographic balance with the Arabs.
Not least under the shock of the Holocaust did the international community – against the wish of the Arab states – decide to accept the resolution of the United Nations on the foundation of the State of Israel, despite the initial strong reservations of the British and, for a long time, the US State Department.
In other words: It was the Holocaust that has permanently inflicted unbearable suffering on the (Muslim, Christian and Druse) Palestinians over the past six decades. That is not the same as if the Third Reich had committed genocide against the Palestinians. Yet in this case too, the result has been countless dead, the division of families, expulsion, or accommodation in emergency quarters to this very day.
Without the Holocaust against the Jews, Israel’s politicians would not feel justified or forced to so stubbornly ignore the human rights of the Palestinians and the inhabitants of Lebanon in order to secure the existence of Israel.
And without the Holocaust Israel would not receive the necessary material and political support from the USA in the form granted above all since the 1990s. (America’s financial aid to Israel is 3 thousand million [notice how the avoid the word BILLION] US dollars annually and thus corresponds to 20% of all the foreign financial aid given by the USA.)
The Near East Conflict, which has lasted for six decades and is becoming increasingly savage, undoubtedly has German and, to a degree, European origins; European to the extent that the German notion of a “final solution to the Jewish question” was spawned by European Anti-Semitism and Nationalism.
The Palestinian population had no part whatsoever in the “relocation” of part of Europe’s problems to the Near East.
No one - not even the brainwashed - can deny this fact.
So it is not only Israel that has a right to special attention, consideration and friendly criticism from Germany (and Europe). As Germans, Austrians and Europeans, we are not only co-responsible for the existence of Israel, which must be secured without reservations for the future now that history has taken this path, but also co-responsible for the living conditions of the Palestinian people and a self-determined future for them.
So, Germans dutifully carry the burden of the world on their shoulders thanks to a pack of deluded blood-thirsty Zionists, when what they should be doing is questioning the assumptions upon which this colossal crime is based.