The New York Times Prints Statement by Survivors and Descendants of Nazi Genocide Condemning Israel’s Massacres [08/23/2014]Leave a comment
August 23, 2014 by Alfred
This article is a sequel to the previous article published in the Argentum Post yesterday (08/22/204).
For the first time, living survivors of the Nazi genocide and their direct descendants have their condemnation statement of the Israel massacres in Gaza published in the form of an advert in today’s (08/23/2014) New York Times.
This statement comprises as well a direct response to the egregious statements Elie Wiesel made and had printed in a one page advert, wherein he disparages against those who do not support Israel’s criminal behavior.
On 08/15/2014 this statement was also published as a letter in the London Guardian and said statement will also run in the Belfast Telegraph next week.
It so happens that this writer is as well a son of survivors of the Nazi genocide, hence his name is included in the list of survivors and descendants which appears at the end of the NYTimes article
Reproduced infra, therefor, is said statement.
As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.
We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.
Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.
We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!