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Report on Beth Israel vigil 10-01-16

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Who’s Doing the Denial?

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt wrote a book titled Denying the Holocaust, The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, first published in 1993, according to a search on Amazon. (Anecdotally and ironically, it was Deborah Lipstadt who turned this writer into a Holocaust revisionist, i.e. an advocate of Holocaust revisionism). Included in the results of this search is another book, by another author titled: Fail: “Denying the Holocaust”, How Deborah Lipstadt Botched Her Attempt to Demonstrate the Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.

The author of this critique is friend and chemist Germar Rudolf, who appears to be taking a leadership role in the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust (CODOH), after the passing of Bradley Smith. In his book, Rudolf – in step by step fashion – takes each claim by Lipstadt, and explains to the reader exactly where factual claims end and her ad hominem remarks begin. She accuses Holocaust revisionists of using “pseudo-science”, but after reviewing Germar’s rigorous application of historical methods, “pseudo-science” seems more applicable to traditional holocaust historians than revisionists.

Why is Exposing Books like Lipstadt’s Important to Liberating Palestine?

Rudolf understands the connection between historical manipulation and the state of Israel. He writes (p. 52): “The politics of Deborah Lipstadt are pervaded by a hypocritical double standard. She actively worked to create a racially integrated, multicultural society in the United States … Yet she most passionately identifies with Israel – an ethnically segregated society whose government actively works to ensure Jewish supremacy and to destroy any chance of an egalitarian, multiracial society from developing between Jews and Arabs.”

This statement helps us understand a few things: Why Jewish Voice for Peace is now excommunicating Miko Peled the way they did Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, for instance. The same pattern for Zionists like Lipstadt and Jewish anti-Zionists, like Joel Beinin, emerges, and underscores Gilad Atzmon’s definition of Zionism as “A Jewish Tribal Preservation Project.” And heading this project is Holocaustianity: the religion for the secular Jew and for the West in general. If you don’t adhere to the Lipstadt-rendered Holocaust narrative, you are simply labeled an “anti-Semite”. Well, if Vigiler G has her way, soon our cars will be adorned with bumper stickers with the exhortation: “Anti-Semitism – Get Used to It”

We also focus readers’ attention to our Vigil Report of April 23, which explains the four pillars of support which the Jewish state enjoys. And how each of them – save the standard Holocaust narrative – wilts under closer examination. It’s time we focus the same attention to this last remaining pillar; it’s essential to the liberation of Palestine that we get all the right cards on the table: what happened and what didn’t happen.

Multi-Media Attack on the Standard Holocaust Narrative

Hollywood’s Weinstein Brothers are about to release yet another emotion-manipulating movie on the history of the Holocaust. “Denial” follows the libel trial against Lipstadt by noted historian David Irving. In an attempt to counter some of the false portions of the narrative, Eric Hunt, also an emerging leader in CODOH, produces a few trailers of his own. Most effective is his short presentation “Denial – The Deborah Lipstadt Movie – Part II”. Click here to view; it contains factual information on the Majdanek concentration camp, countering the Hollywood claims we have become used to.

What’s To be Done?

Witness for Peace (JWPF’s new name) has decided to focus our street protests outside Beth Israel Congregation on the harm Israel does to the Palestinians and the United States. We specifically omit focus on the Holocaust for these protests. In order to organize future actions based on challenging the standard Holocaust narrative, we turn to our sister organization Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR) to encourage Holocaust-based discussions and actions. One such action will be to await the release of “Denial” to Southeast Michigan, and plan peaceful demonstrations at those theaters who will screen this film. Please join DYR at these protests; stay tuned for time and location.

Comments?

Five Vigilers

Henry Herskovitz
Witness for Peace

2 Responses to “Report on Beth Israel vigil 10-01-16”

  1. Michael Rabb

    I enjoyed reading your Beth Israel newsletter this week. You make some good points about Holocaust revisionism — I think it is important to develop the subject and research to accurately describe what happened in world war 2 to the Jews and others. Yet (as we have discussed on a few occasions) I don’t think it’s so important to the struggle for the national liberation of Palestine, for a couple of reasons. One is that some of the Holocaust actually happened — so the argument becomes one of degree, about the the number of Jews who were killed (not whether the Holocaust happened). And two, there is no disagreement that the Zionist invasion of Jews into Palestine greatly accelerated during WW2 as refugees from Europe fled the war and the “Holocaust” (whether the Holocaust concentration camp/deportation was as bad as the Jews now claim or not). Also (#3 reason) it seems to me, whether the Holocaust happened as told by the Jews or not, they have used it (and are using it) to justify their crimes against Palestinians. And as you know I like to use this juxtaposition of the two genocides (1. The Holocaust and 2. The Nakba) to debunk the absurd argument that one genocide justifies another genocide: “Genocide’s a crime, no matter Jews doing it.”

    Regardless, I think it’s a good idea to research and “revision” the history of genocide. This is basically what Ilan Pappe did in his research and book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. He blew up the Jews’ narrative for what happened in the 47-48 Jews’ war on Palestine. So keep up the revisionist effort and let me know when that movie, Denial, comes out.

    btw, I decided not to do my annual Yom Kippur picket in front of Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder Colorado next week. I have moved to France and don’t feel so connected or engaged with the issue of how the local Boulder synagogue supports Israel. I’m sure Rabbi Soloway is breathing a sigh of relief ! 🙂

    In solidarity with Free Palestine, End Israel,

    Michael

  2. Henry Herskovitz

    Michael, thanks for commenting. Please let me add Robert Faurisson’s argument to support my contention that diminishing the effects of the holocaust is essential for liberating Palestine:

    Zionists truly fear the weapons of the poor (children’s stones, their slingshots like that of David against the giant Goliath, the suicide attacks) and all that may endanger persons and business; they fear a demeaning of their brand image. But they are above all apprehensive of “the poor man’s atomic bomb”, that is, the disintegration, by historical revisionism, of the lie of the gas chambers, the genocide and the six million; they dread this weapon that kills no-one but that would not fail, if properly used to explode their big lie like a bag of hot air…..to lose the “Holocaust” is to lose the sword and the shield of Israel as well as a formidable instrument of political and financial blackmail.

    Quoted in Paul Eisen: Holocaust Wars

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