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Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds

Note: For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement. Well, at least the Armenians and the Palestinians are Not about to forget, even the original Indians of the USA occasionally find it appropriate to remind the extremist Evangelical parties of their systematic genocide, the incremental type of genocide.

survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennial, whom the survey defined as people ages 18 to 34.

31% of Americans, and 41 percent of millennial, believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust. (The number extended by the Zionists and their allies want you to accept six million, no more, no less).

41% of Americans, and 66 percent of millennial, cannot say what Auschwitz was (or where this concentration camp was located. Actually it is in Poland).

And 52 percent of Americans wrongly think Hitler came to power through force. (Actually, strongly supported by the multinationals of the period, from around the world, and Stalin who gave the green light for the extermination of the German communists) 

“As we get farther away from the actual events, 70-plus years now, it becomes less forefront of what people are talking about or thinking about or discussing or learning,” said Matthew Bronfman, a board member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the study.

“If we wait another generation before you start trying to take remedial action, I think we’re really going to be behind the eight ball.”

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Photographs of prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.CreditJames Hill for The New York Times

Despite the gaps in the respondents’ knowledge, the study found an overwhelming consensus — 93 percent — that all students should learn about the Holocaust at school.

And Holocaust denial remains very rare in the United States, with 96 percent of respondents saying they believe the genocide happened. (Sure it happened, and million more of many ethnic minorities in eastern Europe)

“The issue is not that people deny the Holocaust; the issue is just that it’s receding from memory,” said Greg Schneider, the executive vice president of the Claims Conference, which negotiates restitution for Holocaust victims and their heirs. “People may not know the details themselves, but they still think it’s important. That is very heartening.”

The survey, conducted by Schoen Consulting from Feb. 23-27, involved 1,350 American adults interviewed by phone or online, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. Millennials were 31 percent of the sample, and the results for that group have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus five percentage points.

The questions were developed by a committee that included officials from the Claims Conference, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem, as well as a Holocaust survivor and a polling expert from George Washington University.

(In a strange footnote, the head of Schoen Consulting, Doug Schoen, is in the news this week for arranging for President Trump to give a speech during a (2015?) event in Ukraine.)

Worldwide, the estimated number of living Holocaust survivors has fallen to 400,000, according to the Claims Conference, many of them in their 80s and 90s. And Holocaust remembrance advocates and educators, who agree that no book, film or traditional exhibition can compare to the voice of a survivor, dread the day when none are left to tell their stories.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington collects comment cards from many visitors before they leave, and they underscore that “no educational experience that anyone has coming through here has as much of an impact as hearing from a survivor directly,” said Kristine Donly, interim director of the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the museum, who sat on the board that developed the survey.

And so, across the country and around the world, museums and memorials are looking for ways to tell the witnesses’ stories once the witnesses are gone.

At the site of the Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has been developing an interactive memorial plaza, scheduled to open in October. Visitors will use a new app that will, among other things, feature survivors’ recorded testimonies.

In one part of the plaza, train tracks that carried prisoners to the Treblinka death camp will be embedded in the pavement. When visitors step onto the tracks, the app, using geocaching technology, will pull up videos of Philadelphia residents “who were on those very trains that led to Treblinka,” said Eszter Kutas, the remembrance foundation’s acting director.

And at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, near Chicago, visitors can speak with one of seven holograms of survivors — a project also tested at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Drawing on recorded testimony, the holograms can answer questions in real time.

Visitors to the Illinois museum’s Take a Stand Center first watch a five-minute film in which a survivor introduces him- or herself. In one, Fritzie Fritzshall describes being taken to a ghetto at gunpoint during Passover, and from there to Auschwitz.

“I have so much more to tell you,” she says. “So please ask me questions.”

Then the hologram appears, “so real that our audience typically gasps when they see it,” said Susan L. Abrams, the museum’s chief executive.

“It really was as effective as hearing from a live survivor, and that surprised us,” Ms. Abrams said. “When you sit in this theater and the lights dim, everything else melts away. Our visitors truly believe that they are having this conversation with a survivor. I don’t think even we realized just how powerful it would be.”

Note 1: This Friday of May 10, Israeli snipers injured 800 Palestinians marching “To return Home”. Every Friday since the pronouncement of Trump that Jerusalem is Capital of Israel, Israel army and snipers kill and injure with live bullets Palestinian demonstrators. The latest count: 9,000 Palestinians injured and 50 killed. A million march is being prepared on Monday and Tuesday as USA is getting ready to “officially” and symbolically move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Note 2: Two third of the over 1 million Palestinians in Gaza, the vast concentration camp, are transferred people from various parts of Palestine since 1948.

 Netanyahu’s holocaust comments: A sample of Tweets that perfectly mock his lucubration

Everyone was royally angered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments regarding the Holocaust this week.

Netanyahu said: Hitler didn’t intend to exterminate the Jews but to expel them from Germany. It is  Haj Amin al-Husseini of Jerusalem that convinced Hitler that the best solution for the is to Jews problem is to kill them

Kind the Palestinians Never existed, but a single one survived to converse with Hitler to the utter detriment of the Jews.

Although there is virtually no confusion in the world about whose responsibility the holocaust was, Netanyahu took it upon himself to create a controversial alternative pinning blame on the former Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini.

Twitter quickly exploded with people around the world, including users within Israel, criticizing and mocking the inaccurate and highly offensive interpretation of history, which plays into Netanyahu’s goal of discrediting Palestinians entirely.

 

“Hitler was thinking of going vegetarian, but after talking with the Mufti he said he might as well go vegan. ‪#‎themuftichangedmymind‬

1. There was that Tweeter who pointed out how pathetically Netanyahu sounded like an internet troll.

2. And then there was the moment when Hitler found out the mufti got the credit

3. Because you know, everyone was just waiting for the mufti to show up

4. And now that the mufti arrived, everyone has the perfect excuse for arriving late.

5. Or staying up too late.

6. It seems like the mufti has even been meddling with people’s favorite sports teams!

7. But really, this mufti seems to have had A LOT of influence on Hitler.

8. Like way too much influence, apparently.

9. But could it have been more than just friendly influence??

10. But wait, maybe it wasn’t the mufti – or Hitler – after all.

11. But the “Back to the Future” theory hasn’t stopped people from listening to the mufti’s advice.

12. Even God may have possibly fallen under the influence. Yikes!

13. And now we all know the real reason why Joe Biden decided not to run for president in the United States.

14. The mufti may also have been at least partially responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.

15. But wait, would the mufti even know who Netanyahu is?

16. And if Hitler could comment, would his reaction be like this?

17. Or maybe something like this?

18. But in all seriousness Netanyahu, what do you actually mean?

19. Because sorry, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too, as they say.

Note 1: Zionism struck a deal with Hitler. Germany facilitates the immigration of its Jews and those in the central Europe to Palestine and in return the Zionists will import German goods and services. Most probably England denied the Zionists in Palestine to purchase goods from Germany and Hitler lost all illusions concerning any deals with the Jews.

Note 2: The Jewish Bund demanded the sanctioning of Germany goods and services. The Zionist movement opposed this move and even encouraged the USA to increase its trade with Nazi Germany.

Note 3: Nazi Germany considered the status of Arabs just after the Jews. Stupid Netanyahu.

“Indirect victims of Holocaust”? Palestinians were colonized since 1869

When Gaza was attacked during the summer, Angela Merkel promised to “stand by the side of Israel.”

The German chancellor has done much more than offer verbal support for Israel’s crimes. Under her leadership, the Berlin government has been equipping Israel with submarines that reportedly carry nuclear weapons.

France built the 6 submarines and Germany provided the finance from German taxpayers’ pockets’.

France was the only supporter for colonizing and partitioning Palestine before WWI and the main power after WWII to delivering sophisticated weapons and nuclear plants.

The first settlement was established in 1869 in a land donated by the Ottoman Sultan close to Jaffa.

Beginning 1882, Edmond de Rothschild invested $100 million over the next 17 years to purchase land and build colonies.

Lord Balfour acknowledge the partition of Palestine in 1917. A year later, both France and the US president ratified Balfour declaration. The western powers had already set their mind in partitioning Palestine before WWI ended.

During its mandate over Palestine, England cracked down on the countless Palestinians uprising and civil disobedience (Intifada) using extreme forms of violence and torture techniques. England refrained from persecuting the extremist terrorist Jewish factions such as Jabotenski, Begin, Shamir, Irgun…

At the start of WWII, England trained thousands of Jews in Palestine on how to demolish bridges, plant bombs and execute assassination… The Palestinians were denied enlisting in the army.

Merkel may sympathize with Israel on account of the Nazi behaviour, but she and Max Blumenthal are not to ignore the fact that Palestine was already planned to be partitioned long time ago and have to desist throwing sands in the eyes of the world community.

Emran Feroz in The Electronic Intifada this November 14, 2014

Germany made Palestinians “indirect victims of Holocaust,” says author Max Blumenthal

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The German chancellor and the Israeli prime minister met with their respective cabinets in Jerusalem in February. (Saeed Qaq / APA images)

Some German politicians have tried to muzzle debate about Israel by denouncing its critics as “anti-Semites.”

The American journalist Max Blumenthal — author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel — faced such a smear on a recent speaking tour in Germany.

A number of elected politicians alleged that a scheduled talk by Blumenthal and his colleague David Sheen in a Berlin theater would serve “to promote anti-Semitic prejudice.”

This was deeply ironic: both Blumenthal and Sheen are themselves Jewish. The politicians denouncing them failed to produce any evidence that they are hostile towards fellow Jews.

Blumenthal spoke to Emran Feroz in Stuttgart.

Emran Feroz: You recently witnessed the destruction caused by Israel in Gaza. What scenes had the most effect on you?

Max Blumenthal: Emergency operations had to be performed in dentist chairs, while the bodies of dead children had to be laid in ice boxes, which were originally designed for ice cream. Those were probably the most shocking testimonies I heard.

EF: Not long after your trip to Gaza, you started using the hashtag #JSIL (Jewish State of Israel in the Levant) on Twitter. Making this kind of comparison between the group Islamic State and Israel is taboo in Germany. Why did you dare to do this?

MB: It is strange that you equate, in Germany, IS with Hamas or describe the entire Palestinian national movement as “heirs of the Nazis,” while there is such an outrage regarding my comparison. It was not a direct one-to-one comparison, but I wanted to point out the hypocrisy behind supporting one religiously exclusive state that forces minorities out of its territory while attacking another.

EF: But by using this hashtag, you must be suggesting that Israel and IS are somehow similar.

MB: Sure, they are. The “Jewish state” has no internationally recognized borders. The same relates to the “Islamic State.”

Both constructs have emerged after the original indigenous population were partly expelled and ethnically cleansed.

In the case of Israel it was the Palestinian indigenous population; in the case of the IS [they] are the Christians, Yazidis, Shiite Muslims (and even Sunni Muslims).

Both “countries” rely on a religious exclusivity in the Levant.

And both think they represent all Muslims and Jews worldwide and thereby help inspire Islamophobic and anti-Semitic sentiments.

Both the Jewish state and the Islamic State recruit confused young men from around the world as foreign fighters to engage in atrocities.

When Israel’s defenders failed to address the comparisons on their merits, they simply attempted to hijack the #JSIL hashtag by declaring it stands for the “Jewish State of Israel Lives.”

EF: IS fighters behead their victims and then spread the videos of the beheadings through YouTube and social media. Do Israeli soldiers also make such videos?

MB: During the last attack on Gaza, the Israeli army killed civilians via drones and Jewish Israeli citizens celebrated the killings on Facebook. Some Israeli citizens gathered on a hill in the border town of Sderot and celebrated the bombing of the military with chips and beer. I find that this is not less macabre and disgusting. (How about pouring gasoline in the mouth and setting a Palestinian youth on fire?)

EF: How present is religious extremism inside the Israeli military?

MB: It is very present. A major figure of the last military operation in the Gaza Strip was commander Ofer Winter, who was celebrated as a national hero. Prior to the mission Winter said to his troops, that the Palestinians had sinned against God and therefore all must be punished.

So he declared a literal “holy war” against the Palestinian people. This is not the only way Winter has expressed the religious extremism that is rising in Israeli society.

In one instance, an Israeli woman singer wanted to perform in front of [Winter’s] soldiers. He refused [permission] to do so and said that a woman is not allowed to do that.

EF: Many women are part of the Israeli army. This is celebrated in what are effectively promotional campaigns for Israel. How can there be misogyny in the Israeli military if it has many female members?

MB: What is not mentioned is the fact that it is more likely that these women are assaulted by their male counterparts in the army than by Palestinians. I think that only imperialist feminists argue that women can be emancipated in an army like the Israeli one.

Good examples of this type of feminism are political figures like Samantha Power or Angela Merkel or Tzipi Livni because their peculiar brand of feminism goes hand in hand with the imperialistic interests of the western powers who are so invested in majority Muslim countries, where the population is portrayed as culturally backwards and in need of “liberation.”

EF: During the last attack on Gaza, the family of Ibrahim Kilani — who are German citizens — were killed. His son Ramsis, who lives in Germany, said that up to today nobody has apologized to him. The German government has not called him a single time. How can you explain this behavior?

MB: The behavior of the German government shows not only the lack of interest in the rights of the Palestinians, but also the very lives of them. The life of these people is practically non-existent in Germany. They are the new “un-people.”

The German foreign minister issued condolences for the families of those German citizens killed on an airliner over eastern Ukraine, possibly by Russian separatists. But they’ve said nothing to the Kilani family.

The negation of Palestinian lives has been German policy since the days of Konrad Adenauer [chancellor of West Germany from 1949 to 1963].

In those days Israel had no problem to negotiate on Holocaust reparations with the head of the chancellery, Hans Globke, who was a known Nazi in the Third Reich. This cash flow from Germany went directly to the Israeli occupation machine that has made the Palestinians indirect victims of the Holocaust.

The current bloodshed is a result of this policy and every German should ask himself: how does this policy honor the Holocaust?

EF: Your willingness to make such statements probably explains why some German politicians do not want to see you here in Germany. What happened to you exactly?

MB: Some politicians, such as Volker Beck, a parliamentarian from Germany’s Green Party, had launched a campaign to silence us — me and the journalist David Sheen. The reason for this is the fact that they do not want to know of another version of Judaism and they certainly do not want to hear about the facts on the ground.

Their attitude actually promotes anti-Semitism.

It is simply anti-Semitic to equate Zionism with Judaism and to limit Jewish identity to the narrow confines of Israeli nationalism. For a gentile politician to do it is beyond disgusting.

EF: The Gaza Strip remains destroyed. And, according to some media outlets, a third intifada (actually the fourth if you don’t forget 1936 that lasted 4 years) is going to happen in the occupied West Bank. Is this really the case or is it just scaremongering?

MB: Last year the al-Aqsa mosque [in Jerusalem] was stormed “only” eight times by Israeli soldiers. This year this happened 76 times. Radical religious elements have announced that they want to demolish the mosque to build a Jewish temple. If this happens, the situation will take on global implications that will be approach the apocalyptic.

The whole conflict is taking on a religious dimension, which is devastating for all involved, and, as I said, will promote radicalization around the globe. I think the third intifada actually is at the door.

However, I believe that this word — intifada — does not adequately describe the situation. It is not effective enough to describe what is actually going on. At that time — in the case of the first and second intifadas — this term was appropriate.

Now with so many Palestinian political leaders in prison or dead and such a complex matrix of control imposed on them, a nationwide revolt cannot take place. What we are seeing is creative resistance with limited means occurring on a national level but at sporadic moments.

And it will continue and intensify as long as the status quo is in place. It is that deadly status quo that German foreign policy protects and promotes.

Emran Feroz is a Germany-based freelance journalist, blogger and activist. He is also the founder of Drone Memorial, a website listing victims of drone attacks. His Twitter account is @Emran_Feroz

 

IN MEMORY: BASHIR AL-HAJJAR

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Dr. Bashir Ibrahim al-Hajjar was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Islamic University of Gaza.

He was killed thisJuly 29, 2014 when Israel targeted a UNRWA vehicle in northern Gaza. His brother Samir was also killed in the attack.

Dr. al-Hajjar held 3 PhD degrees.

Some of his research included “Internet addiction and psychological morbidity among nursing students in Gaza-Palestine,” “Occupational stress among hospital nurses in Gaza-Palestine,” and “Gaza Nurses After War: Are They Traumatized?”

Sources: Research Gate, Dr. Belal Adel in Gaza

Naomi Wolf Needs confirmation

Needs confirmation. Ladies and gentlemen with great sorrow I am confirming that we are looking at a complex and systematic genocide.

“Sayumi Takahashi Harb: “Not only that, they are killing doctors and medical researchers. @Belalmd12, a Palestinian doctor on Twitter, has just reported that the IDF killed Dr. Bashir al-Hajjar, who held 3 PhDs in the health sciences (nursing and mental health counseling).

I found Dr. Al-Hajjar’s CV online. Here it is:http://site.iugaza.edu.ps/bhajjar/files/2013/01/CV-Dr.-Bashir-Alhajjar.pdf

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Naomi Wolf posted

Horrible insight. I noted that cholera and typhoid that kills babies and kids follows bad sanitation.

Another noted that hospitals and power plants are being targeted.

We both realized that…disease is going to be rampant…Israel is not going to actually gas or incinerate the people now trapped in this appallingly dangerous refugee crisis but medicine and food can’t get to them…

Their water is about to run low and the wounded in their hospitals won’t have light for operations…

Waves of diseases are going to sweep through overcrowded refugee camps…they are going to die anyway en masse from disease and Israel won’t have had to pull the trigger.

I would so like to be wrong but as Brett Murphy said, otherwise why target the outlets that keep people healthy and keep water clean?

Brett S. Murphy:

So clearly, the claims of Israel committing genocide against Palestinians are somewhat true.

They don’t dramatically round up people in gas chambers they are just slowly strangling as many as they can to death by denying them things they need to survive and not letting them escape.

The reports are all about immediate casualties but I don’t think they take into account the much greater number of people that have surely perished from dehydration, disease, and lack of medical care.

Why bomb their hospitals and power plants instead of simply sealing the tunnels or putting guards on them?

Because apartheid Israel is trying to destroy the Palestinian culture. Israel needs to be stopped.”

Most powerful woman. Angela Merkel: Good for the world, bad for the Middle-East

Angela Jenkzsch Kasner Sauer Merkel’s biography when she lived in East Germany for 35 years is relegated in the notes section.

This article will focus on Angela’s positions toward Israel and the Shoah.

Merkel position is correct that it is all the German people who lived in East and West Germany who bear the responsibility of the great catastrophes, all the Shoahs that were inflicted on the Slave, Russian, Greek, and Jewish people…

Taking “Principled” position that “racism will never rule the world again” has to be reformed with pragmatic policies regarding actual, on the ground, practices of apartheid and racism in Israel.

On many occasions, in the UN and in the Knesset, Merkel declared Germany commitment to Israel security as a “Jewish State“. She even forced “Jewish State” in her party documents.

It stands to reason that part of Merkel’s position to the State of Israel was developed and linked to her closest advisers as she started her political career minister of Woman and Youth and then minister of the Environment.

Apparently, the second most powerful woman is Merkel’s hand right woman Beate Baumann (a staunch Zionist supporter). Beate has been the closest person to Angela since Merkel was given the portfolio of minister for Women and Youth in 1993, and has been her personal secretary ever since.

Two other advisers were also Zionist supporters. One of them, Lutz Stavenhagen, was Secretary of State for Security Services, who cooperated with Israel security and secretly shipped them tanks make of components belonging to the National People’s Army. He admitted his responsibility and was forced to resign.

Sure, Angela is against Israeli settlement in the Palestinian occupied land, and she occasionally remind Israel of Europe stand on these policies, but resuming building free nuclear submarines for this apartheid State is not sending the proper message that “racism should never rule again“.

The Holocaust means “burning sacrificial (living species) for the God”

Shoah is the Hebrew term to mean “Great Catastrophe”.

The Israelis prefer the word Shoah on the ground that the Germans didn’t sacrifice the Jews for a God. I beg to differ.

Nazi Germany sacrificed the believers of the One God Jehovah because there was no room for Jehovah in the monotheist German One God Idol representing the Teutonic people. The two “One God” were archaic in nature and the battlefield had to be waged among two people believing that they are the “superior race“.

The German people during WWII were not fighting for Hitler or Jesus… They were bound by a superior Religious sect that should dominate the other sects in “Continental Europe” from France to the Pacific.

There were countless Shoahs during the occupations of Nazi Germany: there were great catastrophes that befell the Slave people in Yugoslavia, the Russians, the Tzigans, the Greeks… Every people that lived in the Vital Space of Teutonic Germany.

The Jews may stick to this succinct word of Shoah, but it is to be reminded that over 60 million people suffered the same malevolent and “terminal” decision to displace other omnipotent “monotheist” Gods.

Merkel is blinded into not taking a strong stand against Nazi Israel who committed the Shoahs against the Palestinians, the Iraqis, the Lebanese and currently the Syrians, displaced all over the world in order for the “Superior Race” to dominate in its vital space in the Near East region.

Merkel supported Israel preemptive war on Gaza in 2008 and went as far as dispatching German navy, a first since WWII, to “monitor” any shipment of arms to Gaza.

Actually, the German navy mission was to cover the frequent missions of Israeli navy to commit assassinations on Syrian officials on the Syrian shores and allow shipments of arms to the Syrian insurgents into the port of Tripoli (Lebanon).

Merkel is angry with Israel Netanyahu PM frequent decisions to continue building settlement in Palestinian lands in opposition of the EU consensus to stop the building of settlements, and she finally had to come full circle in acknowledging the existence of a “Palestinian State” at the UN.

The claim that Angela position on the State of Israel stands out from the successive German Chancellors is not correct.

Since the establishment of Israel, Germany extended more economical, financial and military aid to Israel than the USA before the preemptive war of 1967.

In around 1955, Ben Gurion negotiated a $2 billion aid with Adenauer (A sum that far exceeded the combined GDP of all the “Arabic States” at the period. While Israel secret agents were hunting down, tracking and assassinating German scientists working in Egypt.

Note 1: Angela was born in Hamburg in 1954. The family moved to East Germany and settled in the city of Templin. The second largest Soviet garrison was located in Vogelsang, close to Templin.

The father Horst Kasner (Kazmierczak) was the pastor of Waldhof (forest court) and dean of the protestant Pastoral College and trained clergymen in rhetoric and oration.  The mother Herlind Jentzsch taught English and Latin.

Angela claims to be a quarter Polish since her grandparents were born and lived in the province of Posen.

Angela was excellent in mathematics and the Russian language and she loved the Russian literature and culture.

The family watched West Germany programs on TV and the sports on the East German TV.

Angela studied physics at the Karl Marx Univ. in Leipzig in 1973 and resumed her higher education at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin. She was the only woman working in the field of quantum chemistry and got her PhD in 1984.

She researched her topic in the Heyrovsky Institute in Prague. At the age of 23, she married the physicist Ulrich Merkel in 1977 and they divorced in 1982. She remarried with Dr. Joachin Sauer 15 years later.

After the divorce, Angela hitch-hiked through southern Russia to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Before the unification of Germany, Angela managed to travel to West Germany only once to attend a wedding of a cousin, although she lived in East Berlin for decades. Her brother is Marcus and her 10-year younger sister is Irene.

Note 2: Biography is extracted from Stefan Kornelius “Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and her World”

Massacres of 1860… Part 2

You may read part 1 first https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/massacres-of-1860-between-druze-and-maronite-eye-witness-account-of-french-diplomat-on-the-field-part-1/

Mount Lebanon was divided administratively into two cantons (Kaemmakam) after the previous massacres of 1840 between the Christian Maronit and the Druze sects.

The northern canton was administered by a Maronite Kaemmakam Emir. The main feudal clans that practically ruled the region were:

1. Al Daher in (Ehden, Bcharre… fiefdoms)

2. Al 3azar in (Koura and Betroun fiefdoms)

3. Al Dahdah in Jbeil (Byblos) region

4. Al Hobeich in (Jounieh, Ghazir fiefdoms)

5. Al Khazin ( n the higher altitude of Kesrouan)

6. Al Abillama3 (in Mtein, Baskinta, Salima… the current Metn district)

7. Al Hamadeh (in the northern Bekaa region considered part of Mount Lebanon)

The southern canton was practically ruled by the feudal clans of:

1. Al Arslan in the Chouweifat region

2. Talhouk in Na3emeh region

3. Nakad in the Damour region

4. Al Abd Malek in Aley and Souk al Gharb…)

5. Al Imad in the Barouk region

6. Joumblat in the Chouf region

7. Kabalan/Qadi in the Jezzine region

Mind you that in 1860, the Maronites in Mount Lebanon were about 120,000, the Druze barely 30,000 and the Christian Orthodox about 40,000 (many living in mixed Druze villages of Hasbaya and Rashaya in south Beka3 Valley).

The Maroites in the Druze canton were double the number of the Druze and were peasants, working the properties of the Druze chieftains.

The district of Metn was considered a buffer zone between the two canton and administered by the Abilla3 clan.

The Beirut/Damascus road was the fictional dividing line between the cantons

The Nahr el Kalb (Dog River) was considered the Lebanese Rubicon River not to cross in period of war between the two canton.

In 1858, the Maronite peasants in the Christian canton revolted and kicked out the Khazin clan from Kesrouan, with the tacit support of the Patriarch Boulos Massaad.  The cheihks of al Khazin took refuge in Baskinta. The Abillama3 clan incited the farm tenants to chase these cheihks out of town, Consequently, the Khazin supporter counter this gesture by inciting the Maronite peasants to chase out Beshir Abillama3 from his administrative post as Kaemmakam.

The Khazin clan supported Beshir Assaf, the other nephew of Haidar Abillame3, but the Ottoman Empire wanted the former Beshir to be re-instituted. Thus, the Abillame3 Emirs vanished from the scene of power in Mount Lebanon, after over 3 centuries of ruling the Metn district.

Khorshid Pasha was the Ottoman governor of Lebanon and Ahmed Pasha the governor of Damascus.

The Druze Attar 3amad was the sword of the Druze militia and he led them in all the battles.

The Infamous pest Ismail Atrash, descended from Syria Huran with a rag tag of Druze tribes and entered Rashaya.  The Christian Orthodox put down their weapons and took refuge at the Ottoman garrison. The Turkish officer opened the doors of the garrison and let in the bands of Atrash in. Over 2,000 males, adults, babies and elderly perished that day. The Turkish soldiers, most of them Arab recruits, plundered the houses and the Druze made sure to burn them.

The same process took place in Hasbaya. The last of the Chehab clan in the region were killed. The women were allowed to flee toward Damascus, penniless and without food. They thought that they finally were saved the horrors, but Damascus will experience the same kinds of massacres a couple of months later.

Ismail Atrash continued his progress toward Zahle.  The women were whisked to Kesrouan and the males fought for 3 days, until they withdrew and let their homes be burned..

The Druze of Hauran didn’t have to go back to their hometown for food resupply as in Lebanon: The Bekaa Valley was rich in foodstuff and the inhabitants backed this intrusion into Maronite enclaves.

Youssef Karam, the newly appointed Maronite military leader, preferred to get first the permission of the European consuls before coming to the rescue of Zahle. And thus failed in his primary mission as leader.

Deir el Kamar (the convent of the Moon) had a special status as an Ottoman protectorate and not within the Kaemmakam division of two canton. This largest Maronite village was “protected by a Turkish garrison of 1,000 soldiers.

It didn’t matter. Taher pasha supported the Druze in the slaughter hood. More than 3,000 males perished, all the wealth looted and the houses burned. Deir Kamar ceased to exist.

When there was no more male to kill, Khorchid Pasha arrived in Deir Kamar, gave the Druze two days to leave the town after looting everything, and declared:” The Christian inhabitants can rest in peace: Hostility has ceased…” The Druzes laughed it out: “Cadavers may rest in peace.”  Canon shots announced the re-establishment of security. The house of emir Kassem-Chehab was the last one to be set on fire.

An eye witness accounted:

“Taher Pasha had formally declared that they will be protected from any Druze aggression. Taher Pasha dissuaded a few rich Maronites to take refuge at Said Jumblat castle in Moukhtara. In the meantime, the Druze assassinated the peasants who ventured outside the town to tend to their lands. Food caravans were halted from entering and famine set in. On June 31, the Druze entered the town and assassinated two priests and 3 other persons at the door of the Serail and started looting the houses.

On July 4, the massacre was generalized: Male babies were snatched from the mothers and and banged on walls, males were murdered with instrument of torture. The elite of the population of 500 young males were huddled in the Serail and they were exterminated. Abdalah abu Nedjim was tortured with his 3 kids in the arms of the mother.

The Mutessellim and Turkish officers were impassibly watching and guiding the Druzes were the Maronite males were hiding…And the soldiers aided in throwing down the balcony many Maronites… Priests and clerics suffered the same atrocities. The village of Beit Eddine submitted to the same genocide…”

The fever spread to Beirut, and an innocent Christian was sacrificed and beheaded for the murder of a Moslem… The victim was sentenced within less than 24 hours, and the masses rejoiced the entire night. This French author described this single beheading as “Holocaust“.

Christian villages in the Druze canton were “cleaned”.  The Druze disseminated the news that the Ottoman are encouraging them to resume their advances toward Kesrouan, just to lay the blame on the Turkish power.

It was the turn of Syria to witness the same exaction on the Christians (To continue)

Note 1: Memoirs of a French diplomat who participated in the French expedition of 1860 to Lebanon and Damascus. The book was published in 1903.

Note 2: https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/the-druze-of-lebanon-and-syria-esoteric-sect-claiming-to-be-islam-and-tacitly-cursing-prophet-muhammad/

Obsessed with Toulouse killing: CNN and French channels three day-long coverage, and counting

For the last two days, French channels show but this tragedy. The non-arrested killer of two “Jewish kids” and the father in front of a school in the French city of Toulouse has already been identified as an Algerian French national named Muhammad Mrah (24 of age). Over 300 French special police force are encircling the hideout of the perpetrator.(See note)

The French President moved his ass to the location of the massacre to deliver his condolence. The French foreign minister flew to Israel to share in the funeral… And the minister of the interior parked in front of where the killer is hiding, and is playing the reporter journalist game in the coverage…I wondered.

1.  It happened that three French soldiers were also assassinate the day before in south France, and coverage was not that grandiose, by any long shot…

2. What would happen if French national Palestinian kids were killed in France? Would the coverage be as exhaustive and harassing? If you think this won’t be the case, should a few Palestinian kids be killed to compare how France respond?

3. Muhammad Mrah was jailed in 2007 in Kandahar (Afghanistan) and fled from prison after Taliban entered the prison and freed the prisoners. The assassin was caught again by the Afghan police and the US army returned him to France.  Why?

4. Are “Arab” voters in France less numerous than “Jews”? Are “Arabs” French nationals not well-integrated?

Antoine Shalhat reported from Akka (Israel) that Nazi incineration of the Jews has been considered as the most strategic asset for harnessing the foundation of the “existence of Israel” and constitute the “identity” of the Israelis…

Benjamin Netanyahu PM made the Shoah the cornerstone for his last two speeches during the convention of US IPAC and in the Knesset.

Abraham Borg, former Israel President, wrote in his book “Let’s vanquish Hitler”: “It is not possible to decode the reality of Israel without comprehending the significance of the Nazi burning of Jews, particularly, its vicious exploitation in order to transfer the Palestinians from their homes and villages…Apparently, the Israeli authority made it sound like everything is permitted to Israel, simply because the Jews witnessed the holocaust…and nobody is entitled to tell us what to do…”

Abraham Borg stressed that the Israeli citizens are made victims for this perpetual non-stop loop of recounting and remembering the holocaust: The israeli are made to cow under the feeling of the next soon to come genocide, as if Israel has no atomic bombs and is not the most powerful military power in the Middle-East…( Thanks to the US and Germany: Germany has already delivered 6 nuclear submarines to Israel and has signed on a seventh, all paid by the German taxpayers…)

Dr. Ruth Amir, chairperson of polyvalent research at the “3amiq Israel” college, wrote in her book “The funny politics”: “Since its recognition in 1948 as a State, Israel adopted the concept of the victim, and disseminated this view by relying on the holocaust, in order to legitimize Israel policies, and purify it from all the sins and wrongdoing that it committed so far, and is planning on executing…”

The problem with this strategy is that most Jews around the world refuse to submit to this blackmail and have no guilt feeling against the enemies that Israel keeps inventing.

As if the Palestinians and the “Arabs” were the cause of the holocaust, and not the colonial racist Europeans. As if the “Arabs” were not on the Nazi list of extermination, ranked even higher than the Jews. Fortunately, there were no Arabs in Nazi Germany…

Note 1: A sniper killed the assassin: France of  Sarkozy is in no mood for this hot political trial of whatever failure it might be accused of.  Muhammad Mrah was jailed 15 times for violent acts in his teenage, before he got indoctrinated, and he was on the close watch list for 4 months since he returned to France.  Mrah killed 7 people in total within two days, and seriously injured another soldier.  Mrah had killed 3  French soldiers who served in Afghanistan, two of them were Moslems and from Algeria…

Note 2: President Sarkozy promised to put to trial and penalize anyone accessing “rogue” sites or receiving military training in “rogue” States.  And I wonder: would a French Zionist be also dragged to trial if he access Jewish ultra nationalist sects sites or receive training in apartheid and theocratic Israel?


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