Those Who Fail To Learn From History Are Condemned To Repeat It
by Bernard J. Shapiro
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
February 15, 2008 (Original 1992)
"In 1934, Harry W. Freeman, my grandfather, was already lecturing about the dangers of Hitler and Nazism. Nobody listened. The Holocaust was not prevented. Today Israel's enemies plan a second Holocaust against the Jews of Israel and the world. The governments and people of Europe not only acquiesce but actively aid in this genocidal plan through diplomatic and material support. The American State Department encourages this by actively striving to weaken Israel's strategic and military superiority.
Their first stage is to use the so called "peace process" to weaken Israel and strip it of its strategic territories. They are being aided by the same hypocrites and accomplices in the West who failed to aid the Jews of Europe in their darkest hour. Unfortunately, even left-wing Israelis have fallen victims to the seductive lure of peace and have begun a policy of appeasement similar to that tried with Hitler. The results will be no different.
"The Arab propaganda full of slanders and libels; the media bias against Israel replete with double standards and the rewriting of history are all working to the same end: making Israel appear illegitimate. Israel is the only country considered by many to be guilty of original sin by virtue of its very existence. This process has as its goal creating a world climate in which the destruction of Israel is acceptable. Many in the Jewish community are either apathetic or fail to recognize this threat.
"I founded the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies (1992) in order to create a powerful voice to arouse the Jewish community to the action necessary to frustrate the evil designs of the enemies of Israel. I need your help to accomplish this mission."
. . . . . . . . .Bernard J. Shapiro
SEE BELOW FOR NEVER AGAIN IS HAPPENNING
NEVER AGAIN IS HAPPENING
by Buddy Macy
Freeman Center For Strategic Studies
February 15, 2008
One does not hear that declaration too often anymore: the most powerful, gut-wrenching two words that defined a generation; the simple, yet all-inclusive outcry of the Jewish People following the Shoah: Never Again!
We were told by our leaders: Never Again would a Jew be hunted down, exposed and destroyed for being Jewish. And that: Never Again would a Jew be de-humanized. And, finally: Never Again would the Jewish People be the target of genocide.
There is a tragic reason one does not hear those words these days …“Again” is happening at this very moment – again, Jewish men, women and children are being collectively and purposefully targeted and attacked. The Arabs in Gaza are launching hundreds of rockets into Israel , with their goal being the indiscriminate killing of as many Jews as possible. This tragedy is being committed while the world, including, most notably, our mainstream Jewish leaders, does almost nothing to protest or even report the onslaught. In fact, Israel was condemned for ceasing its export of electricity to her attackers whom it continues to supply with food, water and fuel! Our leaders do not protest.
A second Holocaust is beyond its initial stages. The comparisons to the 1930’s are glaring. Jews are being attacked and killed because they are Jewish; the world appeases and funds the determined, deranged attackers while condemning the victims; and, American Jewish leaders remain silent justifying their compliance by claiming to fear a backlash of anti-Semitism in the United States. But their silence fans the flames and arrogance of the attackers while the “leadership” in fact protects their comfortable lives in the Diaspora and their ‘place at the table’.
The situation this time around
· The 2008 version of the war on the Jews features 6,000,000 Jews in a very concentrated area, Israel ; in Europe Jews were spread over thousands of miles and behind numerous borders. One of the Jews’ most vile enemies pointed out publicly this frightening fact. On October 22, 2002, Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah told Lebanon ’s Daily Star, “If they all gather in Israel , it will save us the trouble of going after them world wide.”)
· The current fanatics possess a seemingly unlimited supply of deadly weapons, killing mechanisms that are constantly becoming more advanced and accurate in their destructive capabilities as the powers of the West assist their development. This is evidenced by the dramatically increased range and frequency of their deadly missile and rocket attacks of Israel .
· Leading Jewish politicians in Israel , acting as virtual agents for foreign powers committed to the “peace process” continue to embrace fantasy and are desperately attempting to bring their enemies closer to them. They release hundreds of murderers from prison to help bring this to fruition, though it has been proven time and again that many will kill Jews again (several hundred have died this way: see Victims of Arab Terrorism), and that these and similar actions only embolden the enemy population. Yet the political leaders, as if serving the State Department, suppress the nationalistic feelings and actions of their most loyal fellow citizens.
· Although they do possess superior weaponry and technological prowess (at the moment), the current Jewish leaders refuse to defeat their enemies; they are careful not to injure enemy civilians rather than damage the “war process” destroying Israel and leading to another kind of holocaust.
Israeli leaders have lost the will to prevent the State’s destruction while simultaneously emboldening her fanatical enemies with 17 years of fantasy-filled appeasement and unilateral retreats.
Am Yisrael and the Jews of the Diaspora must immediately re-discover their Jewish identity, pride and self-respect, and shout: “Never Again.” And, they must act to show they mean it!
With grief and shame at our “leaders,” here, and in Israel , and hope for the inner strength and courage against odds of the Jewish People,