The UN’s Hypocritical Holocaust Remembrance Day


January 27, 1945, the day Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp, is commemorated by the UN as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In adopting the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the UN urged member states “to develop educational programming to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again.” It requested that the UN Secretary-General establish an outreach program on the “Holocaust and the United Nations,” as well as institute measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education.

The UN does not specify, however, the fact that Jews were the chief victims of the Holocaust, or that most of the victims gassed and starved in Auschwitz were European Jews.  Moreover, the UN has become a major purveyor of anti-Semitism today.  Lest we forget, the 1975 UN General Assembly resolution 3379 equated the Jewish national liberation movement, Zionism, with racism.

According to the annual report on anti-Semitism by Israel’s Minister of Information Yuli Edelstein, there has been a 45% increase from last year in violent attacks on Jews in 2012. The report coincided with the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The report pointed out the rise in “street attacks on Jews worldwide, both verbal and physical.”  The trend is most pronounced in Western Europe. However, “anti-Semitic incidents are up throughout the world, including the U.S., Canada, and Australia.”

The former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Lord Jonathan Sacks, in a Huffington Post column (7/11/12), had this to say: “The experience of Jews in Europe has added several words to the human vocabulary — words like expulsion, public disputation, forced conversion, inquisition, auto-da-fe, blood libel, ghetto and pogrom, without even mentioning the word Holocaust. That is the past. My concern is with the future. Today the Jews of Europe are asking whether there is a future for Jews in Europe, and that should concern you, the leaders of Europe.”

Rabbi Sacks was addressing the three top European leaders, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jose-Manuel Barroso, President of the European Union Commission and Hans-Gert Pottering, President of the European Union Parliament.  Rabbi Sacks went on to explain to them that while the church was the supreme authority in Europe, it resulted in Christian anti-Judaism. In the post-enlightenment age, the church was no longer the supreme authority. It was instead science or rather, in many ways, pseudo-science that spawned racial anti-Semitism that led to the Nazi Holocaust.

Since the Holocaust and especially in recent decades, the highest moral authority has become human rights or rather the language of human rights.  And, once again, it is used as a lever against Jews and the Jewish state.  Words such as racism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, attempted genocide and crimes against humanity are part of the anti-Jewish discourse and applied to Israel and Jews.  It is employed because “it is the only form in which an assault on Jews can be stated today.” These charges are obviously untrue, but the goal is to delegitimize the Jewish state and Jews in general.

Europeans, tired of carrying the stigma of the Holocaust, desperately seek to assuage their guilt by portraying the Arab-Palestinian Muslims as the new “victims” while framing Israeli Jews as “victimizers.” It has colored the EU attitude towards Israel, and it has encouraged Arab-Muslims in Europe to freely engage in anti-Semitic attacks against Jews, aided and abetted by local neo-Nazis, and native left-wing radicals, who once again use the Jews as their scapegoats.

Europe is intimidated by the Arab-Muslims in their midst and at the same time glad to overlook their hateful and irrational rage against Jews.  Last March, an Arab-Muslim Frenchman shot and killed a rabbi, his daughter, as well as three other children in Toulouse, France. This attack, although condemned by the new French President Hollande, led to increased anti-Semitic activities by Arab-Muslim Frenchmen and their French-allied right- and left-wing extremist groups.

The EU elites’ manifest hypocrisy is that they ignore the Arab-Muslim world and the Palestinians, who are truly guilty of intolerance and human rights violations against their own minorities. The Palestinian Arabs continue to demand a “Judenrein” (Jew free) Palestine and use terrorism to implement it.  Slavery is still in practice in Saudi Arabia and Arab-Sudan, while ethnic cleansing has been perpetrated by the Arab Sudanese regime of Khartoum against Black Africans in Darfur.  Syria, Turkey, and Iran are practicing apartheid against their Kurdish minorities, and Egypt is doing the same to its authentic natives, the Coptic Christians.  In Syria, the regime of Bashar Assad is committing crimes against humanity with little but lip service from the UN and the Europeans.  Saddam Hussein gassed his Kurdish subjects, and Nasser, Egypt’s dictator, used gas to kill thousands of Yemenis, but this is only a partial record.

In the Middle East, anti-Semitism has already reached genocidal proportions.   The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has threatened “to wipe the Jewish state off the map.”   Egypt’s President Muhammad Morsi, as a Muslim Brotherhood leader, instructed his fellow Egyptians in 2010 to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” of Jews and Israel.  More recently, he referred to Zionists (a code word for Jews) as “bloodsuckers” that attack Palestinians, and described Jews as “descendants of apes and pigs.” Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, responded to Morsi’s statement saying that “The language that we have seen is deeply offensive. We reject these statements as we do any language that espouses religious hatred.”

The UN’s promotion of the International Day of Holocaust Commemoration, allegedly to “prevent future acts of genocide,” seems hollow given the UN’s record. The UN sponsored and participated in the infamous 2001 Durban World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance, which the U.S., Israel, and Canada walked out of and condemned.  The Conference was nothing less than an outrageous display of vicious anti-Semitism orchestrated by Iran, in partnership with Arab and Muslim states.  It was a visceral display of anti-Jewish racism and intolerance.  The conference singled out Israel for criticism and likened Zionism to racism.

The 2009 same-named UN conference in Geneva repeated itself, and this time Iran’s President Ahmadinejad delivered his expected hate speech in which he denied Israel’s right to exist.  It prompted a number of Western states, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, to walk out. Labeling Israel as racist was too much for even some of the European hypocrites. Israel is, in fact, the only true democracy in the Middle East where human rights and religious freedom are protected.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman underscored (6/27/12) the problem with the UN.  He condemned the UN for making anti-Semitism look legitimate by sitting at meetings where Iran spreads hate for Jews. Lieberman pointed out that the “UN and EU representatives still participate in conferences in Iran, where anti-Semitism is rampant.” He added that it “conferred legitimacy on the Ayatollahs’ regime while it endangers the entire world.”

The UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day may commemorate, among others, dead Jews, but in the day to day actions the UN vilifies and endangers the lives of living Jews, especially those in the Jewish State.

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  • Mary Sue

    The UN should have been dismantled years ago. The current state of the UN should be enough to debunk the myth that "Jews control everything".

  • ziontruth

    Holocaust remembrance has long been hijacked for nefarious agendas. The U.N. types, Marxists and their Muslim allies, do not do remembrance to a Jewish Holocaust, but to an "Anti-Racist" Holocaust, where the primary lesson is that all nation-states, including the Jewish nation-state, should acquiesce to Islamic colonization if they don't want to equated with the Nazis.

    Two correct lessons, and no more, should be derived from the Holocaust: 1) To take existential threats seriously (and not to treat them as "rhetorical flourishes" or "Oriental hyperbole"), and 2) Not to rely on any nation but your own for your security.

    Only those two lessons. For all the rest, I've had enough of the Holocaust, or more accurately, of those perverted lessons that reflect the treasonous Marxist-Islamic agenda. Least of all do I posit the Holocaust as the Jewish nation's title deed to the Land of Israel; the Jews are the rightful possessors of their one and only piece of land in the world, not the recipients of a consolation gift for past wrongs. Against the "anti-racist" and God-denying agenda for which the Holocaust is illicitly being pushed by the Jews' bitterest enemies, it is best to leave Holocaust remembrance to the two lessons above, and take the models of the Exodus, Moses, Joshua and King David for our times.

  • Sadie H.

    RE: "The UN’s Hypocritical Holocaust Remembrance Day"

    The The UN’s Hypocritical MILK American's Remembrance Day?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Rabbi Sacks went on to explain to them that while the church was the supreme authority in Europe, it resulted in Christian anti-Judaism."

    While a totalitarian church was the supreme authority in Europe, it resulted in Christian anti-Judaism.

    • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

      Rabbi Chaim Vital wrote in the 16th Century, “At the End of Days, Israel is destined to experience the Ishmaelite exile. This fifth and last exile will be the most difficult of all. It is the exile of Ishmael, who is called ‘pe’re adam,’ a wild man.” Be strong, cling to your faith and we will see Moshiach wipe all this away. As we sing in Shir Hamaahlot (Psalm 126), we were like dreamers, meaning before our redemption, now in the end times. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Since the Holocaust and especially in recent decades, the highest moral authority has become human rights or rather the language of human rights. And, once again, it is used as a lever against Jews and the Jewish state. Words such as racism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, attempted genocide and crimes against humanity are part of the anti-Jewish discourse and applied to Israel and Jews. It is employed because “it is the only form in which an assault on Jews can be stated today.” These charges are obviously untrue, but the goal is to delegitimize the Jewish state and Jews in general."

    That's because Jew hatred and bigotry is irrational, and in a superficially rational world people reach for the most convenient rhetorical tool they can access.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, responded to Morsi’s statement saying that “The language that we have seen is deeply offensive. We reject these statements as we do any language that espouses religious hatred.”

    Sure. The future must not belong to those who use dehumanizing language to attack Jews. Or did he say, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam?"

    Because there were so many Muslim victims on September 11, 2012. He had to show compassion for the poor jihadis. The Jews can all rot as far as our Islamic supremacist Sunni Jihadi CiC is concerned.

    The factor left out of the article is how public opinion has been hijacked over the decades because of weak Western leaders afraid to take the noble position over the politically expedient one. This is due to oil money corruption, Islamic supremacist politics being organized by the Soviets, and Soviet hatred of all religions. And the Jews are the witnesses to the book that supports the most powerful theological philosophies in the history of man. Of course Muslims and communists hate that. But what excuse to Western politicians really have? Not one valid excuse.

  • polnick

    Caucasians realize that they are being outnumbered by the poorer and hungrier races. Unfortunately there is no way to hold back the Tsunami of seven billion non-whites hunting for prime goodies. Bloodbaths in South Africa and Rhodesia must not be repeated in America, supporting the Obama multi-racial society will bring an end to militancy. Becoming a member of Whites against Genocide (WAG) or Blacks against Genocide (BAG) will keep us all safe.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I find it quite obvious that if you worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as a Jew or
    Christian that believes in being spliced in as a root is spliced you will be attacked anywhere
    in the World. Israel today is the focus of the attack of all evil and this is where faith will
    be tested, right and wrong decided and good and evil separated in and unambiguous
    revelation of the all powerful goodness of the Divine. It may be that more Jews are
    rediscovering who they are in the World and it's History and will rejoin the true power
    as revealed in Scripture and being played out in current events…………..William

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    I AM CALLING FOR A NATIONAL BOYCOTT BY JEWS OF ANY INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST PROGRAM WHERE HATIKAVAH IS INTENTIONALLY EXLUDED DUE TO MUSLIM PRESSURE OR CLERGY WHO SUPPORT THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE. PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    . I have bowed out of the local interfaith Holocaust service, because it was a custom to include Hatikvah at

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    . I have bowed out of the local interfaith Holocaust service, because it was a custom to include Hatikvah at the end, but now some Christian groups object as they support the Palestinians and the Muslim Imams would either sit or leave during the Hatikvah. Perhaps interfaith Holocaust programs no longer make sense, at least to me. I do not need the stress of seeing disrespect being afforded to Israel and nor do I wish to compromise by leaving Hatikvah out. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    • Thomas_h

      "Interfaith Holocaust service"?
      With moslem imams???
      It stinks to heaven of parody.

      How the heck did you, at all, get into it, rabbi?

  • http://twitter.com/TophStewart @TophStewart

    Forget religion for a second. This is about the difference between: what is right and what is wrong,a people(s) that value life against a people that love death, a people(s) that are willing to stand up for what is right as opposed to people just confirming to the collapse of modern , enterprising, and free society. Look what happened the last time it happened….

  • http://twitter.com/NeverFrgetRabbi @NeverFrgetRabbi

    As a child of holocaust survivors who lost most of his family to the Nazis. I beg Jews to leave Europe before it is too late. Parts Of Europe are already JUDENREIN. THE NEO-NAZIS AND EXTREMIST MUSLIMS WANT THE JEWS DEAD. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  • Ghostwriter

    Unfortunately,many Muslims want something similar to happen to Americans,including American Jews.

  • rosenberg

    Rabbi Rosenberg and his 'interfaith' efforts for peace — Winds …

    sheikyermami.com/2013/02/10/rabbi-rosenberg-and-his-interfaith-efforts-for-…

    4 days ago … Organizers to vote on restoring 'Hatikva' to interfaith program … be omitted during the area's interfaith Holocaust commemoration, because, … of his position, Rosenberg is now calling for a boycott of the event he helped found, …

  • rosenberg

    HATIKVAH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM. rabbi dr. bernhard rosenberg

  • rosenberg

    HATIKVAH has been included in every service since I created interfaith holocaust services in 1974 with no objection. N0 ONE HAS EVER WALKED out, sat down OR OBJECTED until recently. With Israel and Jews being attacked throughout the world, I PERSONALLY will and have fought to keep it in. We are living in a world where anti-SEMITISM is rampant especially in Europe where JEWS ARE FLEEING IN MASS to Israel and other countries. Everyone is entitled to their OWN opinion , I stand by mine. Another Holocaust is on the horizon. A nuclear extremist muslim regime would like nothing better than the complete destruction of Israel and if you listen to Morsi all Jews should perish.
    I will be the keynote speaker at another Holocaust event that evening. I refuse to compromise my beliefs or allow the Hatikvah to be disgraced. I am taking my highway to what I believe in. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  • ROSENBERG

    http://www.aish.com/j/as/The_History_of_Hatikvah….

    As it states,

    • The British Mandate government briefly banned its performance in 1919 due to Arab anti-Zionist political activity.

    • In 1944, Czech Jews spontaneously sang it at the entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and, as reported by a member of the Sonderkommando, were beaten by SS guards.

    The link is clear, the Arabs were against Hatikvah before there was Israel or even before the myth of Palestinian people. Furthermore, Jews sang it while being led to their death. How dare anyone allow individuals to leave in protest during Hatikvah with the canard they are commemorating the Holocaust but against the State of Israel. Just keep quoting Dr Martin Luther King, Jr “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism.”

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG