Philosemitism

08Jul08

A recent discovery: the blog Philosemitism.

Germany admits financing Larijani forum, by Benjamin Weinthal

Reported in TJP:”The German government has admitted it was deeply involved in funding last month’s conference here on the Middle East, and reports indicate it suggested inviting former Iranian deputy foreign minister Muhammad Javad Ardashir Larijani to speak at the gathering, where he called for the destruction of Israel.[...]

Ingrid Betancourt is freed and praises the Israeli army

On arriving at Bogota airport yesterday, after being freed with 14 other hostages by the Columbian army Ingrid Betancourt, who spent six years of captivity in the jungle at the hands of the marxist guerilla FARC, spoke of her ordeal and described the faultless rescue operation.

She praised the Israeli army:

“There are no precedents for such a perfect operation. Perhaps the Israelis, with the reputation they have for such extraordinary commandos – perhaps only they can come close to the coup that we have seen today.”[...]

Maryland historian links roots of radical Islam with Nazi propaganda

Article from TJP:

“The diffusion of Nazi ideology in the Middle East during World War II via a well-oiled propaganda machine that was abetted by Arab nationalists was an important chapter in the history of radical Islam which reached full bloom only decades later, according to an American historian.

“A confluence of Nazi anti-Semitism and Muslim fundamentalism did take place during the war which was a mixture of ideological affinity and shared political interests,” said Prof. Jeffrey Herf of the University of Maryland during a recent lecture at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism.[...]

On the same subject:

Elimination of the Jewish National Home in Palestine: The Einsatzkommando of the Panzer Army Africa, 1942, Klaus-Michael Mallmann and Martin Cüppers, Yad Vashem

Jeffrey Herf: The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, review by Karl Pfeifer, Engage

The Mufti and the Holocaust, John Rosenthal on Der Mufti von Jerusalem und die Nationalsozialisten by Klaus Gensicke, Policy Review (The Hoover Institution)

Middle East Anti-Semitism, by Dr Denis MacEoin, A Liberal Defence of Israel blog

Abdel Aziz Rantisi: “the question is not what the Germans did to the Jews, but what the Jews did to the Germans”

Professor Arnd Krüger and his pet conspiracy

We have this present-day pet conspiracy by a Belgian Professor (here) which has not made his conceptor all that famous (though it charmed Counterpunch):

And now by a German Professor this conspiracy recycled from the past which has been widely reported. Simply Jews has an explanation: they want their share of fame.
“Choose an event in the past. The event should be famous enough for any news related to it to reverberate far and wide. The event should be remote enough to make checking the “news” difficult to impossible. Now start manufacturing the news. And voilà:
Professor Arnd Krüger claims Israeli athletes murdered in 1972 knew their lives were in danger because of ‘Olympic village’s poor security,’ but decided to stay, sacrifice themselves for Israel’s interests.
This method of getting famous is becoming a routine act for some historians, it seems. Especially when their prospects of getting famous are quite low, like in case of Professor Arnd Krüger, whose area of expertise is “sport history; sport management; sport media; training theory; coaching science; track & field“. Hard to become a TV star upon issuing a monograph on a revolutionary jockstrap for a baseball player.[...]
On that last story, see also Engage.
The blogger Daniel Z is a survivor, in a sense, of Munich 1972.
Other links: Engage and Airforce Amazons on the anti-imperiaism of fools. (Latter found via BobFromBrockley, who linked to me here, in a post on suicide bombing chic.)
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One Response to “Philosemitism”

  1. Hi thanks for the reference. You perhaps would find an older posting of mine that directly deals with 1972 interesting. It was posted in September 2000 and therefore still lacks a tag. But you can read it here. It suits your description of “sort of survivor of 1972″

    http://danielscounter.blogspot.com/2000/09/one-day-in-september-1972.html

    Best

    D


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