Mass-murder cults – be they in benighted medieval Europe, treacherous latter-day Europe or the xenophobic Arab/Muslim realm – are always best served by elaborate excuses to justify the most unspeakable and horrendous of atrocities.
These pretexts prepare the ground for murder. Hence the bizarre lies spouted non-stop by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu-Mazen) and his henchmen mustn’t be belittled. They commission mega-scale homicide.
When one of Abbas’s constituents saw fit to invade a Jewish home in Kiryat Arba last week, sneak into a child’s bedroom and stab to death 13-year-old Hallel Ariel, he did so for no other reason than Hallel was born to Jewish parents. That was the sin for which the young girl deserved to die.
Just a few days prior to that, Abbas told members of the European Union parliament that Israeli rabbis agitate for Israel to poison the Palestinians’ water supplies so as to exterminate them all. The sanctimonious EU lawmakers weren’t overly outraged, not even mildly annoyed.
Abbas tapped into the putrid reservoir of an ancient blood-libel in which Jews were over and over again accused of poisoning wells and inter alia even of causing the Black Death.
The well-poisoning plot line was a variation on the theme of the Jews baking Passover matzot with the blood of Christian tots. This was a potent carry-over from the Dark Ages that kept claiming innocent Jewish lives even after the Holocaust.
This July 4 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom prompted in 1946 Poland by a drunkard’s spurious charge that Jews had kidnapped his son for ritual bloodletting.
The truth was irrelevant and sought by no one. The libel was sufficient in itself to cause seemingly normative, totally ordinary Poles to brutally bludgeon to death 42 Jews – men, women, children. Some of the casualties had no faces left by which to be identified.
These ordinary seemingly normative Poles grabbed steel pipes, wooden boards, clubs, stones and any handy blunt instrument with which to commit their dastardly unprovoked crime.
Significantly, this eruption of endemic Polish anti-Semitism occurred AFTER World War II – AFTER the Nazi occupation. In was exclusively Made in Poland.
The dead and wounded were all Holocaust survivors who miraculously managed to stay alive, only to have their lives cut short not by Nazis but by Poles who were resentful that these Jews too didn’t perish along with millions of their brethren. The Polish massacre’s perpetrators – all average folk – did their evilest to make sure Hitler’s mission would be completed.
Following this, the pitiful remnant of the once-great Polish Jewry started fleeing to the Land of Israel. If any proof were needed of why Jews must have their own independent state, this is it. Even after the inconceivable enormity of the Holocaust, Jewish life elsewhere – particularly in Europe – remained precarious.
Those who now call for Jews to “go back” to where they came from, in effect call for death to the Jews.
The Arabs too were devout adherents of Hitler’s “final solution” and among his most avid collaborators. Their lies abounded prewar and during WWII and continue to abound today with hardly any variation. They include fabrications about Jewish plots to take over Temple Mount, spread radioactive gasses against Arabs, perform medical experiments on Arabs, harvest their internal organs and of course poison their wells.
These libelous charges are nothing new. It’s not as if the international community – including the highest and the mightiest in the US and the EU – is deaf. The indifferent world just doesn’t want to hear.
Take Hillary Clinton, for a cogent example. She made a conscious choice to discount a particularly heinous harangue about Israeli well-poisoning. Read the column I wrote about it last October 1. Click on this link – https://sarahhonig.com/2015/10/01/another-tack-that-level-of-hatefulness/ — be reminded and never forget!