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1. Pro-Hezbollah bikers in Lebanon threaten Israeli border.

Under the motto “To Jerusalem on millions of motocross bikes,” upwards of 50 Hezbollah supporters rode motocross bikes along Lebanon’s border with Israel.

By World Israel News Staff

On Sunday, supporters of Hezbollah gathered near the Lebanese border to profess their support for the terror group and declare their willingness to assist in attacking the Jewish state via a group motorcycle ride visible from Israel.

Lebanon’s Daily Star reported on the event, during which Hezbollah supporters rode motocross bikes. The Daily Star claimed Hezbollah has used this type of off-road motorcycle in “resistance operations.” Within the world of Islamic terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, the term “resistance” frequently refers to attacks on innocent civilians.

“We’re ready if you ask,” a rider from Sunday’s rally told the Daily Star, according to the Jerusalem Post. “If you want us on [motocross] bikes, we’re at your service.”

The biker explained that ride, organized under the motto “to Jerusalem on millions of motocross bikes,” was designed to demonstrate support for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Hezbollah’s activities along Lebanon’s border have broken international law and include constructing cross-border terror tunnels that the group intended to use in attacks on Israeli civilians. Israel discovered and destroyed the tunnels as part of Operation Northern Shield at the beginning of the year.

The terror group is bankrolled by millions of dollars in aid from Iran, in addition to the vast international narcotics trafficking operation it oversees.

Hezbollah is committed to Israel’s destruction and has amassed an arsenal of around 150,000 missiles in the last decade, in violation of the terms that brought the Second Lebanon War to a close in 2006.


Islamic State Resurgence Expected Within Months

By Jeff Seldin February 04, 2019

Even as U.S.-backed forces close in on the very last pockets of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in Syria, the terror group is unfazed, instead preparing to declare victory and retake territory.

The sobering assessment by U.S. Central Command and relayed to the lead inspector general for U.S. efforts in Iraq and Syria comes just over a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw some 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, declaring the fight against IS over.

But far from agreeing with the president’s assessment that the United States has “beaten them and we’ve beaten them badly,” U.S. military officials warned the terror group is poised for a resurgence, should U.S. forces actually leave Syria.

“Absent sustained [counterterrorism] pressure, ISIS could likely resurge in Syria within six to 12 months and regain limited territory,” U.S. Central Command told the inspector general, using an acronym for the terror group, in the report released Monday.

“ISIS may conduct opportunistic attacks on U.S. personnel as they withdraw but will leverage the event as a ‘victory’ in its media,” Central Command added, further warning the terror group is “regenerating key functions and capabilities” both in Syria and in Iraq.

The U.S. military commanders also said the inability of Syrian and Iraqi officials to address long-standing Sunni Arab grievances could make IS even more potent.

“It is very likely that ISIS will have the opportunity to set conditions for future resurgence and territorial control,” they said.

This latest U.S. military assessment of the strength of IS forces in Syria and Iraq follows similar reports over the past six months warning about the terror group’s resiliency and long-term planning.

As far back as August of last year, U.S. military intelligence officials cautioned that IS still had a fighting force of 13,000 to 14,500 fighters in Syria, with as many as another 17,000 in Iraq.

In response, Pentagon officials said the group was “well-positioned to rebuild and work on enabling its physical caliphate to re-emerge.”

In December, just days before Trump announced his plans to pull U.S. troops from Syria, then-special presidential envoy Brett McGurk warned despite key advances against IS in Syria, “it would be reckless if we were just to say, well, the physical caliphate is defeated, so we can just leave.”

​Yet despite losing even more ground in the weeks since then, U.S. military officials caution IS remains, “a battle-hardened and well-disciplined force … able to coordinate offensives and counter-offensives.”

Officials with Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. mission in Iraq and Syria, also caution that morale among IS fighters, while not as high as it once was, remains high overall.

At times, IS fighters even appear to be “unfazed by coalition airstrikes,” the officials told the inspector general.

Contrasting assessments

Such assessments from U.S. military commanders involved in the fight against IS, however, continue to contrast with the optimism expressed by President Trump.

“You have very little ISIS and you have the caliphate almost knocked out,” Trump told CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, seemingly dismissing concerns about cells of active IS fighters in Syria.

“We can come back very quickly,” he added. “We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes. … We have a base in Iraq.”

Only U.S. military and intelligence officials publicly insist it will likely not be so easy.

Just last week, top U.S. intelligence officials cautioned lawmakers that IS still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria, and remains “intent” on resurging.

And the new inspector general report cautions that many IS fighters in Syria remain beyond the reach even of U.S. warplanes, in places like Idlib province and in areas south of Damascus.

At the same time, the loss of the IS caliphate has not completely erased the luster of the IS brand. U.S. officials estimate the terror group continues to attract about 50 foreign fighters a month to Syria, while also maintaining “pockets of popular support throughout Iraq.”

Much of the responsibility for dealing with the lingering IS threat will fall to partner forces on the ground, as well as to other members of the international coalition to defeat IS, a subject likely to come up later this week at a coalition ministerial meeting at the U.S. State Department.

“We are on the cusp of the end of the territorial caliphate that ISIS enjoyed not that many months ago,” a senior State Department official told reporters Monday. “We’re not intending to let up on the pressure.”

And there is some confidence the local partners can handle it.

“The Iraqis have generated a tempo, which has continued to go after these clandestine [IS] cells,” a second official said. “And we’re starting to see the tempo generated by our Syrian Democratic Force colleagues as well, in spaces that have been liberated but still need to be cleared because sleeper cells are starting to fire up.”



The recent press reports that the Iranian regime publicly hanged a 31-year-old man for being gay should be a wake-up call for anyone.”

 FEBRUARY 5, 2019

ISIS fighter beheading boy, 16, in Syria

 ISIS fighter beheading boy, 16, in Syria. (photo credit: ARAB MEDIA)

The most high-profile US ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, compared on Saturday the Islamic State’s brutality with the execution sprees in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The US ambassador to Germany wrote in the federal republic’s largest circulation paper BILD: “The recent press reports, first carried by The Jerusalem Post, that the Iranian regime publicly hanged a 31-year-old man for being gay should be a wake-up call for anyone who supports basic human rights. Politicians, the UN, democratic governments, diplomats, and good people everywhere should speak up – and loudly,” adding “Iran’s horrific actions are on par with the brutality and savagery regularly demonstrated by ISIS.

Islamic State has engaged in public executions of gay men, including tossing gay men from buildings.

Iran’s mullah regime and the Islamic State despise the LGBT community and both prescribe capital punishment for gays and lesbians.

As of 2016, the LGBT human rights advocacy organization OutRight Action International documented 90 murders carried out by the Islamic State during the period 2014-2016.

According to a 2008 British Wikileaks dispatch, the Islamic Republic of Iran executed “between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians” since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.

Grenell wrote: “This is not the first time the Iranian regime has put a gay man to death with the usual outrageous claims of prostitution, kidnapping, or even pedophilia. And it sadly won’t be the last time they do it either. Barbaric public executions are all too common in a country where consensual homosexual relationships are criminalized and punishable by flogging and death. In Iran, where children as young as nine can be sentenced to death, gay teenagers are publicly hanged in order to terrify and intimidate others from coming out.”

He noted, “Being gay is a death sentence in eight countries and criminalized in 70 more. LGBT status or conduct means arrest, imprisonment, and violence for people who are simply dating or falling in love. Governments that are members of the United Nations have an obligation to protect, respect, and uphold the dignity and fundamental freedoms of their people.”

The Post first reported in the major media about the Iranian regime’s public hanging of a 31-year-old man based on the clerical regime’s lethal anti-gay law.

Grenell said in his opinion column: “While a student at Evangel University, a Christian liberal arts college in Missouri, I was taught by biblical scholars that ‘all truth is God’s truth, no matter where it is found.’ The truth for LGBT people is that we were born gay. Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the idea that all of us are born free and equal in dignity and rights. People can disagree philosophically about homosexuality, but no person should ever be subject to criminal penalties because they are gay.”

He concluded his article noting, “India, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola, and Belize have recently decriminalized consensual same-sex sexual conduct. But there’s still much more work to be done. Reasonable people can help by speaking out when young gay men are publicly hanged in Iran or shot in Chechnya. And government officials must work harder to demand that UN members decriminalize homosexuality.”



Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon hosted the UN delegation in Tel Aviv on Monday night.

 FEBRUARY 5, 2019 
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Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Chelsea FC Director Eugene Tenenbaum and Rola Brentlin.

Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Chelsea FC Director Eugene Tenenbaum and Rola Brentlin, Chelsea FC’s Say No to Antisemitism Campaign, 2019.. (photo credit: SHAHAR AZRAN / WJC)

The idea for the campaign, titled “Say No to Antisemitism,” first came from Russian-Israeli owner of the team Roman Abramovich, who suggested that a more intense approach to antisemitism is a necessary move for the club. The project is in affiliation with the World Jewish Congress.

Abramovich’s idea stimulated the team to take “a comprehensive approach to tackling antisemitism,” according to Chelsea Football Club Chairman Bruce Buck in an October interview with The Jerusalem Post.

The project has no deadline as the team plans on fighting antisemitism as long as it takes.

The team faced an uphill battle in mid-January when they were expected to face disciplinary action over alleged antisemitic chanting by their supporters, according to UEFA.

This did not stop Chelsea FC from using their platform, as well as the already-existing campaign, to show their supporters that there is a better way. “People have been saying things that they have been thinking for many years, but never spoke out loud until now,” said Buck, who blamed the rise in antisemitism on populism.

Former Chelsea player and current Ligue 1 AS Monaco FC player Cesc Fàbregas told the Post, “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, we are all different and we have to respect each other, and that is the real truth.”

During the Monday evening event hosted in Tel Aviv by Chelsea FC, the UN ambassadors were presented with the work of the club in the past year, as well as the plans within the campaign for the coming year.

Later this year, Chelsea plans on playing against the US New England Revolution team in a friendly match as part of the campaign, with Abramovich and New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft contributing $1 million each to the campaign.



Far more than trade is involved.


My previous article for FrontPage Magazine focused on specific threats to the United States that were linked to border security issues raised in the January 29, 2019 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Worldwide Threats that was itself predicated on the Intelligence Community’s just-released World-Wide Threat Assessment.

I used the information disclosed at the hearing and contained in that threat assessment report about the dangers to America created by transnational criminal organizations and translational gangs such as MS-13 and the drug cartels in Mexico, as well as the crimes and activities of human traffickers that support the Trump administration’s demands for a border wall, a wall that unbelievably, the leaders of the Democratic Party adamantly oppose.

However, the report included much more material about other global threats that confront the United States and its interests. Simply stated, the world is a dangerous place.

Among the other threats addressed in the report were those posed by China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Today we will take a hard look at China and how its aggressive and relentless pursuit of global dominance threatens America.

Before we go any further, we must remember that China is led by a totalitarian Communist regime that is not an ally but rather a serious adversary of the United States.

President Trump is the first American President in decades to take a strong position against Chinese transgressions against the United States where trade, currency manipulation and espionage are concerned.

China has moved swiftly to consolidate its stranglehold on its own citizens by politically eliminating presidential term limits and exploiting ever more sophisticated technological tools such as social media, facial recognition technology, and other such hi-tech means.

On January 13, 2019 CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired a report on the developments in artificial intelligence (AI) brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s investments and China’s effort to dominate the AI field.

There is no shortage of specific examples of Chinese espionage committed against the United States and U.S. companies. Such espionage has become so routine and commonplace that the U.S intelligence services have come to refer to this as “Chinese Take-Out”!

Frequently Chinese citizens who acquire lawful immigrant status and United States citizenship use that status to facilitate espionage against America and American companies.

To cite a recent example, on December 21, 2018 the Justice Department issued a press release, Chinese National Charged with Committing Theft of Trade Secrets that began with the following statement:

Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal permanent resident, was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with theft of trade secrets. Tan is alleged to have stolen the trade secrets from his employer, a U.S. petroleum company.

The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores for the Northern District of Oklahoma, and Special Agent in Charge Kathryn Peterson of the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office.

“Hongjin Tan allegedly stole trade secrets related to a product worth more than $1 billion from his U.S.-based petroleum company employer, to use for the benefit of a Chinese company where he was offered employment,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “The theft of intellectual property harms American companies and American workers. As our recent cases show, all too often these thefts involve the Chinese government or Chinese companies. The Department recently launched an initiative to protect our economy from such illegal practices emanating from China, and we continue to make this a top priority.”

On January 28, 2019 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press releaseChinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei and Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng charged with financial fraud.

On that same day, January 28th, the Justice Department issued a press release about the same investigation, Chinese Telecommunications Device Manufacturer and its U.S. Affiliate Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets, Wire Fraud, and Obstruction Of Justice /Huawei Corporate Entities Conspired to Steal Trade Secret Technology and Offered Bonus to Workers who Stole Confidential Information from Companies Around the World.

The DOJ press release also included a link to the ten count indictment.

Besides imposing tariffs against Chinese imports, President Trump has also imposed restrictions on Chinese students who are studying in the United States. This was the focus of my article, “Trump Administration Restricts Chinese Students – Finally, America confronts a massive espionage operation.”

This is a welcome change by the administration to protect America and Americans. I have written several articles about Chinese espionage and belligerence and how, for decades, our universities have been training foreign students who seek to exploit our educational system to further the goals and agendas of America’s adversaries, including hundreds of thousands of Chinese STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who, as they acquire first-rate education in the United States, have been able to work for American companies under the auspices of Optional Practical Training that enables foreign students to apply their training and education in real world jobs for American companies in the United States. This program has facilitated Chinese espionage against American companies including ones that have military contracts.

These long-overdue efforts of the Trump administration should be cheered and supported by all Americans and even American allies around the world who should take similar actions.

Three of my relatively recent articles highlight China’s massive espionage campaign against the United States:

Chinese Citizen Arrested By FBI For Spying On U.S. – A case that highlights the nexus between immigration and espionage.

China Ratchets Up Its U.S. Spying Programs:  American Universities and financial institutions are at risk.

Educating America’s Adversaries:  China’s engineers are building China’s military. Who taught them?

When American companies, in a quest for cheap labor and reduced regulation, have set up factories in China, China has seized the opportunity to engage in industrial espionage against those companies proving that sometimes short-term savings cost more, often much more, in the end.

In some instances, American companies have voluntarily cooperated with China’s totalitarian regime. For example, Google has been enlisted by the Chinese government to help crack down on civil liberties in China against its own citizens even as Google actively and aggressively opposes any efforts by the U.S. government to protect America and Americans from the threat of international terrorists.

My recent article “Google vs Border Security” referenced an article published by The Intercept, titled, “Google Plans To Launch Censored Search Engine In China, Leaked Documents Reveal.”

Eager to do lucrative business in China, Google was willing to “go along to get along” while its dealing with the U.S. government went in precisely the opposite direction.

A September 21, 2018, Newsweek article, “Google Brainstormed Ways To Combat Trump’s Travel Ban By Leveraging Search Results For Pro-Immigration Causes,” included the following excerpt: “Google, along with Apple, Facebook and other technology companies, filed a joint amicus brief challenging the travel ban, stating that it “inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation and growth.

Now let’s turn to the Threat Assessment. Consider this excerpt that is found on pages 24 and 25:


The Chinese Communist Party’s Concentration of Power

China is deepening its authoritarian turn under President Xi Jinping, and the resulting hardening of Chinese politics and governance probably will make it more difficult for the leadership to recognize and correct policy errors, including in relations with the United States and our allies and partners.

President Xi removed one of the few remaining checks on his authority when he eliminated presidential term limits in March 2018, and the Chinese Communist Party has reasserted control over the economy and society, tightened legal and media controls, marginalized independent voices, and intensified repression of Chinese Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities.

The Chinese Government also is harnessing technology, including facial recognition, biometrics, and vehicle GPS tracking, to bolster its apparatus of domestic monitoring and control.

Beijing’s increasing restrictions on scholars’ and researchers’ freedom of movement and communication with US counterparts may increase the prospects for misunderstanding and misinterpretation of US policies.

Universities in the United States have been willing to accept Chinese demands for changes in curricula in exchange for funding from China. On January 17, 2018 Politico published a report, How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms that begins with this passage:

Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world,” says Nancy Gutierrez, UNC Charlotte’s dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and “broaden the University’s outreach and support for language instruction and cultural opportunities in the Charlotte community,” according to a press release.

But the Confucius Institutes’ goals are a little less wholesome and edifying than they sound—and this is by the Chinese government’s own account. A 2011 speech by a standing member of the Politburo in Beijing laid out the case: “The Confucius Institute is an appealing brand for expanding our culture abroad,” Li Changchun said. “It has made an important contribution toward improving our soft power. The ‘Confucius’ brand has a natural attractiveness. Using the excuse of teaching Chinese language, everything looks reasonable and logical.”

Li, it now seems, was right to exult. More than a decade after they were created, Confucius Institutes have sprouted up at more than 500 college campuses worldwide, with more than 100 of them in the United States—including at The George Washington University, the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. Overseen by a branch of the Chinese Ministry of Education known colloquially as Hanban, the institutes are part of a broader propaganda initiative that the Chinese government is pumping an estimated $10 billion into annually, and they have only been bolstered by growing interest in China among American college students.

Yet along with their growth have come consistent questions about whether the institutes belong on campuses that profess to promote free inquiry. Confucius Institutes teach a very particular, Beijing-approved version of Chinese culture and history: one that ignores concerns over human rights, for example, and teaches that Taiwan and Tibet indisputably belong to Mainland China. Take it from the aforementioned Li, who also said in 2009 that Confucius Institutes are an “important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.” Critics also charge that the centers have led to a climate of self-censorship on campuses that play host to them.

Remarkably, even as Antifa thugs and university administrations seek to block American conservatives from providing their perspectives on college campuses across the United States, Communist China’s outrageous propaganda is embraced and welcomed on American college campuses.

Lenin has been quoted as saying, “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Today there is a fire sale on rope in America and it must end. The sooner the better!



The hypocrisy of the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

For many centuries, Christianity put into practice the ‘’Teaching of Contempt” against Jews. Because of it, Jews have suffered enormously, particularly during the Crusades and the Inquisition, and during endless pogroms, which culminated with the Holocaust. On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the United Nations (UN) designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed. A day in which supposedly the world “remembered” the six million Jews murdered by the German Nazis and their many helpers throughout Europe, during World War Two. The antecedents leading to the Holocaust can be found in the “Teaching of Contempt.”

It was the false interpretation and reading of the New Testament, including the gospel according to John, and the synoptic gospels of Mark, Matthew 27:25 (Jews are allegedly saying according to the author “May the guilt for his (Jesus’) blood be upon us and upon our children”) , and Luke (who is also the author of the Acts), as well as the misinterpretation of the Pauline letters (especially 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16), which turned anti-Judaism into a violent pursuit that ultimately led to the Holocaust. While we commemorated the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, we must sadly note that church-led anti-Judaism has turned into racial anti-Semitism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 21st century, the “Teaching of Contempt” against Jews, which the Catholic Church, under Pope John Paul II, graciously denounced (“In the Christian world, I am not saying on the part of the church as such, enormous and unjust interpretations of the New Testament relative to the Jewish People and their presumed guilt circulated for too long, engendering sentiments of hostility toward this people (Jews),” has turned now into “Teaching of Contempt” against the Jewish state, particularly at the UN and in Europe.

The Teaching of Contempt toward the Jewish state is no longer church-inspired, albeit, some radical churches find a way to teach contempt toward Israel in the guise of preaching human rights and “protection for the Palestinians.” Mainly, however, the teaching of hate against Jews is now the work of the radical left and the extreme right. Anti-Semitism is no longer directed openly against Jews. Instead, it is leveled against the Jewish state, and its Jewish supporters. Ironically, it was the tragedy of the Holocaust that contributed to the establishment of the UN in 1945 and it also impacted on the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 2014, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) congregational study published a libelous work of classic anti-Semitism titled “Zionism Unsettled.” The guide was not merely an attack on Israeli policies, but rather on the very legitimacy of the Zionist enterprise. The PCUSA, in essence, resurrected the infamous 1975 UN resolution (rescinded in 1991) which declared that “Zionism is Racism.” It suggested that the Jewish national liberation movement is “racist.” Thus, the PCUSA proposed that lovers of Zion, Jews and Christians alike, are bigots. John Wimberly, co-moderator of Presbyterians for Middle East Peace said about Zionism Unsettled, “We are talking about a direct attack on the Jewish states right to exist.” This radical guide was not only an attack on Israel’s legitimacy, and Jews, but also on America.

The White House issued a statement on January 27, 2019: “On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we hold in our hearts the memory of every man, woman, and child who was abused, tortured, or murdered during the Holocaust. To remember these men and women – those who perished and those who survived – to strive to prevent such suffering from happening again. And denial or indifference to the horror of this chapter in the history of humankind diminishes all men and women everywhere and invites repetition of this great evil. We remain committed to the post-Holocaust imperative, “Never Again.” “Never Again,” means not only remembering – in a profound and lasting way – the evils of the Holocaust, but it also means remembering the individual men and women in the nation, and throughout the world, who devoted their lives to the preservation and security of the Jewish people and to the betterment of all mankind.”

Unfortunately, the UN has done little to stop the display of anti-Semitic contempt of Israel, regularly expressed by the various agencies within the UN, rhetoric that ultimately led to the Holocaust. Nor has the UN acted to prevent recent genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. Moreover, the UN has given a platform to the likes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said, according Reuters (9/24/2012) “Israel has no roots in the Middle East and should be eliminated,” ignoring a UN warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session. Celebrating his 79th birthday last July, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed that, “By God’s grace the Palestinian nation will certainly gain victory over the enemies, and will witness the day when the fabricated Zionist regime will be eradicated.”

The UN pays lip service to commemorating the Holocaust, while at the same time allowing its body (General Assembly) to become a politicized weapon against the Jewish state. The UN has done nothing to combat the global rise of anti-Semitism, or end the vilification, demonization, delegitimization, and double standards applied to Israel alone.

Europeans use of Nazi terminology has been one way in which they have expressed contempt for the Jewish state. According to Dr. Manfred Gersenfelds book on anti-Semitism, “The War of a Million Cuts,” he referenced French scholar of rhetoric Georges-Elia-Sarfati’s emphasis on one of the words the Nazis invented, Vernichtungskrieg; meaning a war of total destruction, and extermination. Israel is now being accused of conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians. Amazingly, in mainstream European society, there is a wide agreement with such a hate statement. There are 400 million citizens, 16-years and older in the European Union (EU). Of those, more than 150 million (40% +), think that Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians. They agree with such a statement when asked in polls. According to Gersenfeld, in a 2004 poll, a great majority of Germans, who should really know better considering their past, saw Israel as a Nazi state. The imagery, namely comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, which is pervasive throughout the EU, is an insult to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, and to the six million Jews who perished in it.

Lorrie Goldstein’s Toronto Sun (12/24/2017) piece, summarized the “Teaching of Contempt.” “When religion was the driving force of civilization thousands of years ago, Judaism was portrayed by its enemies as the world’s most evil religion, with Jews falsely accused of murdering the children of non-believers to us, their blood, to use their blood to make matzah for Passover, known as the ‘blood libel.’ In the twentieth century, when ‘science’ became the defining symbol of human progress, the Nazis sought to prove through ‘science’ that Jews were uniquely evil. Today, when ‘human rights’ are paramount, Jew haters portray Israel as the world’s worst human rights violator for its treatment of the Palestinians. It’s just the same old Jew hatred, the same cancer, forever evolving and metastasizing.” The UN, the EU, and the radical churches cannot hide behind International Holocaust Remembrance Day to cover up the continuous and deliberate hatred for Jews and the Jewish state. In the absence of sincere action to eradicate the virus of anti-Semitism, the so-called “remembrance” of the Holocaust is nothing more than sheer hypocrisy.