German Bishops liken Israel to Nazis

March 6th, 2007


Hours after historic visit to Jerusalem holocaust museum, group of German bishops tour Palestinian Authority, say Israel behaving like Nazis

Not only did they liken Ramallah to the Warsaw Ghetto, this bunch of cowards lacked the courage to make such an immoral comparison while they were among the Jews. They waited until they were among a people who had inherited the hatred of the Nazis from their Palestinian Nazi leader during WWII, friend of Hitler Haj Amin al-Husseini.

During their time in Israel the bishops uniformly made moderate and balanced statements, but once in the PA they provided German reporters accompanying them with a plethora of harsh proclamations against Israel.

While crossing one of the checkpoints into East Jerusalem the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, told reporters: "This is something that is done to animals, not people." Meisner, a resident of eastern Germany, said that the fence reminded him of the Berlin Wall and that in his lifetime he did not believe he would see such a thing again. As the Berlin Wall was brought down so will this wall be brought down, he said, adding that the fence served no purpose.

No, of course, saving the lives of innocent Jews from genocidal terrorists – that’s ‘no purpose’ in the eyes of Meisner. “Why bother?” he must be thinking, “They’re only untermenschen.”

The delegation's visit to Ramallah took place several hours after their visit to Yad Vashem and several of the bishops chose to equate the situation in the Palestinian Authority with the Holocaust.

So the people of Ramallah are being deliberately starved to death, and those who survive will be carted off to gas chambers? And the Jews in 1930’s Germany used to carry out suicide bombings against the Nazis? Just how ignorant are these bishops?

Where else can you read the claim that there are Palestinian concentration camps? On anti-Semitic websites like Jew Watch of course.

And who was it who declared that “hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”? It’s been attributed to various Fathers of the Church; St John Chrysostom is one popular choice but there are others:

Even Saint John Eudes tells us: 'The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops'. This is a take on Saint Athanasius' original statement: "The floor of hell is covered with the skulls of bishops."

Here are some more:

There is an oft-quoted remark, one I have never been able to track down, variously attributed to St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, St. John of the Cross, St. Athanasius, and, who knows, probably even Attila the Hun, to the effect that the floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.

The idea seems to have occurred to a lot of people. I imagine the Highways Department of the Fiery Lower Regions are looking forward to the eventual arrival of the German Bishops, to assist them with some road re-surfacing.

Corrupting the minds of the young

March 5th, 2007


A high school in southwest England is to host an anti-Israel event for students today.

Sherbourne High School in Dorset is hosting an event entitled "The Occupation: Up Close and Personal, Living in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

And who is involved in this exercise to corrupt the minds of school pupils with hatred and prejudice? Would you be surprised if I said Christian Aid, the Quakers and the World Council of Churches?

Scheduled to speak is Sharen Green, a reporter with a local newspaper who has spent time in the Palestinian Territories with the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Program.

The event is open to all and advertised on the Web site of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign: "Sharen will be telling us about her experiences as an Ecumenical Accompanier, and about the problems of daily life in Palestine."

Would you be even more surprised to learn that the Anglican School Chaplain is also responsible?

Simon McIlwaine, director of Anglicans for Israel, expressed concerns about this "propaganda exercise billed as a lecture and the very biased premises."

"Among other things, it is incredible to us, as faithful Anglicans, that a school chaplain should apparently be promoting blatantly anti-Israel propaganda. Christian Aid are not neutral and have been condemned for essentially anti-Semitic advertising campaigns where the Middle East is concerned," he said.

Jonathan Hoffman, a financial analyst from north London, wrote to the school's chaplain and headmaster, saying they "did not understand the nature of the speaker they had invited." He said: "Under the camouflage of a humanitarian organization, she would present a nakedly anti-Israel political view."

Jonathan Hoffman is evidently a decent man, who assumes the best about other people and their motives. The school chaplain and headmaster may, of course, understand the nature of the speaker very well, but share her prejudice.

Note the way the head tries to evade accusations of bias by pointing out that the school observes Holocaust Memorial Day. If the talk was simply about politics, why would he hide behind a Holocaust memorial event, or the fact that Judaism is one of the religions studied at the school? It’s because he knows that this is not simply a political matter – it is about anti-Semitism. It is about stirring up prejudice against Jews.

It is such stimulation of hatred which led to pogroms in the past, and eventually the Holocaust.

Where's Father Ted when you need him?

February 28th, 2007

First, read this fine article, which exposes the double standards applied to the Jewish State by comparing international responses to Israel and Pakistan.

Next, go to the following article. (Sit well back from the screen, or you might be hit in the face by the scalding steam of hatred and prejudice which comes hissing out of it.)

Gaza strip a "large prison": Irish bishops.

Now apply what you learned from the first article.

In a statement issued ahead of a meeting with the country's foreign minister, Irish bishops have slammed systematic large-scale abuse of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories and called into questions Ireland's commercial ties with Israel.

The Irish Bishops think the comfort and ease with which Christian Arabs can go to Mass in Bethlehem and Jerusalem is more important than saving Israeli lives, which are of negligible importance to their Lordships.

They also describe the Palestinians as the 'indigenous people' - a racist term if you used it in, say, England. It also ignores the continuous presence of Jews in Israel for thousands of years, and denies the historical link of Jews to Israel in favour of a group of Arabs, many of whom immigrated into the country during the last century.

Where's Father Ted when you need him?

Of Zionist Protocols and Blogs

February 27th, 2007

I haven’t posted much recently, but here’s something to entertain you while you’re waiting for the next post: Protocols (via Discarded Lies.)

I’m sure those are members of the Society of St Pius X who make an appearance in it, by the way.

And after you’ve enjoyed that, here’s a nice blog to read.

Better than birthday cake

February 21st, 2007

A birthday party! What fun. How best to celebrate? A birthday cake with candles, plenty of food and drink, an afternoon of Israel-bashing… ?

In May the Carmelite Order celebrates its 800th anniversary.

The Carmelite Family, originated on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land in the early thirteenth century when the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Saint Albert, provided a group of hermits with a way of life, later to become a mendicant Rule.

The party will take place in York. Having been the site of the biggest massacre of Jews in England, perhaps this is an appropriate venue, given the nature of the celebrations.

No blowing out of 800 candles on a giant birthday cake for them. It all starts harmlessly enough with a religious service at York Minster. Well, maybe not so harmlessly:

The Celebrant will be the successor of Saint Albert as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Michel Sabbah.

With the involvement of a man known to some as the “Patriarch of Terror”, you can already guess the nature of the celebrations. Yes, that’s right. As soon as lunch is over, let the fun begin!

Following lunch, at 3.30pm, the Patriarch will take part in a Justice and Peace Forum addressing the plight of Christians in modern-day Israel-Palestine. The topic will be introduced by Anthony O'Mahoney of Heythrop College, the specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London. The Forum will be chaired by PatGaffney, Secretary General of Pax Christi, the international peace organisation of the Roman Catholic Church.

Will they tell the truth about the persecution of Christians– not by Israelis, but by Palestinians? Ah, that might spoil the party….