Michael Lucas: Europe's Trouble with Israel
BY Michael Lucas
June 09 2010 4:50 PM ET
Only 60 years ago Europeans collectively murdered 6 million Jews. You don’t need to be an expert in mass psychology to detect in the current vilification of Israel a collective, retroactive attempt to justify the Holocaust. Even at the risk of prompting a second Holocaust, Europeans are using every opportunity to give Muslims the freedom to kill another 6 million Jews, the Jews of Israel. It would create a perfect symmetry.
Why build ghettos, gas chambers, and crematoriums if you can do it through the hands of Muslims, stuck in the Middle Ages?
And to give this new vendetta some sort of respectability, history must be rewritten just like the incident on the Mavi Marmara was rewritten.
The most insidious rewrite is inherent in the frequently used phrase “democratically elected Hamas government in Gaza.” Hamas was indeed the winner in a democratic election in 2006. But it subsequently consolidated its power through a coup d’etat in July of 2007, dismantling the opposition and violently removing the Palestinian Authority’s security forces and civil servants from the Gaza strip. It now holds absolute power in the strip. Hamas’ democratic credentials are about as solid as the Nazis’, who also came to power through a democratic election and, two months later, issued the Enabling Act, abolishing all opposition and assuming absolute power.
The parallel does not end here. The Hamas Charter still calls for replacing the state of Israel with a Palestinian Islamic State in the area now comprised of Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Make no mistake: Hamas is a mortal enemy of Israel and the Jews, and Israel must defend itself against Hamas. Whoever doesn’t accept this is abetting Israel’s destruction.