Hollow Remembrance Day
The time has come to call attention to the over the top Israel bashing as anti-Jewish. Lets distinguish from policy differences or disagreements. Everyone has a right to their opinions. But when does this cross over into the realm of using these events as a means to publically voice their hatred and attacks at the Jewish people and Judaism. Using Nazi symbols is only one clear indication of the not-so-hidden agenda of these critics. What is very alarming is the acceptable use of these vitrolic episodes. No other people have been so villified for everything that has gone wrong in the world since before modern history. Again we see it in the use of Israel as an expression of this hostility and brutal public display of this hatred. Israel, The Jewish State like any other State has a right and duty to protect itself. It also has the right to react to the brutal killing, maiming and threats by their enemies. Everyone is free to criticize the manner in which these responses have taken place but to attack the country as if it had no right to exist to beyond the pale.
This comment comes from Noah Klieger a journalist from Ynetnews.
Empty of all substance If high-ranking figures continue to disseminate hatred against Jews, then International Holocaust Remembrance Day has remained empty of all substance. Because those who incite against Israel - and this should be declared loudly and unwaveringly - are not aiming to slam the state established in the Middle East, but rather, they are aiming to slam Judaism.
Meanwhile, there are international news agencies and well-known commentators who do not refer to the "State of Israel," but rather, to the "Jewish State" or the "Hebrew State." There is no clearer way to say this is not about Israel, but rather, about the Jews.