A Friendly Reminder

To the left: 

The International Synagogue in Tel Aviv, today, a lazy and sunny Friday afternoon. Still quiet before Shabbat. No iron fence. No military guards outside, armed with automatic rifles. No bullet proof windows. No heavy, extra double doors. No x-ray scanner. No security guards asking invasive questions. No fear of getting attacked outside. No fear of wearing a kippah on the way there. No fear of attending. No fear. Period.

To the right:

Any and every synagogue in Europe in 2017.

Just in case y’all, Jews and non-Jews, need a reminder of why we need our own country.

#Zionism #StateOfIsrael #JewishNation

I Have Only Slipped Away Into The Next Room

To all the innocent souls murdered by Palestinian terrorists – you are NOT forgotten. Am Yisrael Chai.

Theatre Of The Absurd

Take a step back and look at the funny dance of craziness happening right in front of our eyes. The world has lost its mind and whatever little sense it had.

Europe is once again the center stage. The civilized, liberal, we-have-learned-from-our-past-mistakes continent, has once again gone insane.

Jews are told to hide any religious symbols to stay safe, and have to send their kids to schools surrounded by heavily armed police.

Islamist terrorists are shooting people point blank on the streets, and Europe is preparing itself for a new 9/11.

The establishment is terrified of the right wing parties gaining strength all over Europe, and doesn’t realize that they are mainly to blame for them coming to life in the first place. Action causes reaction, remember?

Young women are sexually harassed and raped by gangs of Muslim immigrants, and the media tries to cover it up in order to protect the perpetrators. Slowly the news are finding its way out into the light, and there are reports of similar events taking place in Stockholm last summer: this beautiful Scandinavian city is now officially living up to its reputation as the rape capital of Europe.

I read this, and all I can think of is my soon-to-be-a-teenager niece, and how she is in great danger of being raped because of the inability of the politicians to see the truth and their illogical fear of being politically incorrect. It’s killing me. It’s breaking my heart and it makes me so angry I just want to punch someone really hard (preferably one of the rapists).

Now I ask you to please stop. Think. Breathe. Think again about what I just told you.

Our sisters, mothers, and daughters are being sacrificed. The media is covering it up out of fear to be called racists. Isn’t that just so absurd it’s almost funny? Funny in a dark, evil, heart-wrenching kind of way?

The people of Europe are about to pay a really high price for their governments stupidity. The seismograph has been trembling for a long time, and been ignored just as long. Anyone trying to point out the inevitable has been systematically shunned and silenced.

All to protect men who hate women, and people with a religion that hate the West and our way of life. All in the name of political correctness.

What did you think would happen when you invited the devil for dinner, Europe? And how on earth do you think you’ll be able to fight back if you hide the truth and stick your heads in the sand? Did you think the people would just sit back and enjoy the show? Even the liberal and civilized Europeans will not like having their daughters raped. Trust me. Remember, WW2 is not that far away, and under that polished surface there’s still a fighting spirit. At least I hope so. Or we will all be watching Europe’s funeral very soon – it already has its left foot in the grave.

It has started my friends. The main act is on. The players are ready. We are in for a hell of a ride. A clash between civilizations. In the Middle East, in Europe and in the World. It will be ugly. God save us all. 

Oh, and to top that off, The Theatre Of The Absurd today offered a sweet bonus act: the infamous Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström thinks it’s vital that the act of self-defense, aka Israelis defending themselves from knife-stabbing, car-ramming, shooting Palestinian terrorist murderers, should be looked into as possible extrajudicial killings. Apparently we should also, just like the European women, sit back and enjoy the show. “Just take it and be quiet bitches!”

It. Is. Fucked. Up. (And yes, it’s my blog and I can swear and say whatever I want too. In fact, NOT swearing about this would be insane). And fuck you Ms Wallström AND your coward political ostrich bonnet* wearing cohorts.

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*This drawing by Dr. Seuss from WW2 is still valid today. Just exchange Hitler for, well, you know what.

Media Coverage Past Events

Facebook petition urges Zuckerberg to act on anti-Semitism. Online initiative launched by Swedish Jew gets nearly 17,000 signatures. 

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/.premium-1.577081

Comfort or agony? Facebook fights and friends.

http://israelforever.org/interact/blog/facebook_fights_friends/

Une pétition contre l’antisémitisme sur Facebook.

http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/international/140301-une-petition-contre-l-antisemitisme-sur-facebook

פנייה לצוקרברג: הסר התכנים האנטישמיים מפייסבוק

http://www.nrg.co.il/online/11/ART2/559/110.html?hp=11&cat=1102

Ten thousand sign petition urging Facebook to remove anti-Semitic pages.

http://jewishnews.co.uk/ten-thousand-sign-petition-urging-facebook-remove-anti-semitic-pages/

Facebook urged to act on hate.

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/115978/facebook-urged-act-hate

Upprop kräver att Facebook tar bort antisemitiska inlägg.

http://www.dagen.se/nyheter/upprop-kraver-att-facebook-tar-bort-antisemitiska-inlagg/

Facebook petitioned to stop anti-Semitism

http://jn1.tv/video/news?media_id=204201

Dear Mr Zuckerberg.

http://www.thejewishnews.com/2014/03/26/dear-mr-zuckerberg/

Kritik täckmantel för antisemitism.

http://www.varldenidag.se/nyhet/2013/06/05/Kritik-tackmantel-for-antisemitism/

Fler manifestationer för Israel utlovas.

http://www.livochratt.se/fler-manifestationer-for-israel-utlovas/

Stockholm for Israel: Social Media In Action.

http://israelforever.org/interact/blog/stockholm_israel_social_media/index.html

Exclusive: Labour urges Facebook to ‘enforce its own rules’ on anti-Semitism.

http://jewishnews.co.uk/facebook-urged-enforce-rules-anti-semi

It Could Have Been Me

This is my neighborhood. My streets. This is where I have Friday brunch, a beer on Thursday night, where I shop and where I cut my hair. I have happy memories connected to every corner and every brick of this street. This is where I had my first Café Hafuch on my first visit to Israel, and this is where I’ll continue to sip my coffee and enjoy my life.

It could have been me. It’s only by chance that I didn’t spend my Friday here with good friends.

It could have been me.

But it wasn’t. Life goes on, and just by walking on this street, we are defying the terrorists that want to stop us from living our lives. The terrorists who can’t stand our way of living and our love of life.

L’chaim! To life! We are not going anywhere. You can shoot missiles at us. Stab us. Shoot us. Ram your car into us. Blow yourselves up in order to kill us. God knows you have tried hard to annihilate us for the past 70 years or so. It hasn’t worked. It will not work. We are strong. We say f*ck off to your murderous ways. In fact, the more you try to put fear into our hearts, the stronger and more united we become. The people being outside today, walking the streets, having coffee, playing with their kids, is proof of this. We are a defiant bunch, and we don’t give up easily. Sorry to disappoint you Mr Terrorist. It’s not working. So go your merry way and leave us the hell alone.

Am Yisrael Chai.

A Very Merry Anti-Semitic Christmas From Sweden

Every year, the state-owned, Swedish Television (SVT) chooses an official announcer for their Christmas TV-schedule: a “julvärd”. On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, in between the traditional food and Christmas gifts, the Swedes get together in front of the TV and watch new and old programs. It’s been a tradition since 1959 and in a secular country like Sweden, this is as close to sacred as you get.

This year The-Untouchable-Can-Do-No-Wrong-Ms-Dirawi: Swedish Television’s favorite anti-Semite (who will host the local Swedish version of Eurovision in 2016, “Melodifestivalen” as well) will be the person bringing the Christmas spirit into all Swedes living rooms. Maybe choosing a Muslim as a host for this Christian holiday fits perfectly into the multicultural and oh, so politically correct Sweden: but an anti-Semite? Yes, you heard that right. Gina Dirawi has been caught with her hand in the anti-Semitic cookie jar more than once, and got away with it just as many times.

Swedish-Palestinian Gina Dirawi, born in Sundsvall in 1990, started as a blogger, and then went on to star in several public service events and shows.

In 2010, she made her first public faux pas, when comparing Israel to Hitler“The Israeli government does the same thing as Hitler did to its people but with other means. They are racists, they oppress, and kill people who are not like them!” When she was hired to host Eurovision, Melodifestivalen, in Sweden in 2011, this blog entrance magically disappeared from cyber space, and her words were defended by the project manager for the show, Thomas Hall: “It is an unfortunate headline that she no longer stands by.” How fitting that her beliefs also magically disappeared, just in time for her public service gig.

A year later, in 2012, she did it again. On her blog she posted a pic of the book “Är världen upp och ner?” by the infamous anti-Semite Lasse Wilhelmson, under the title Some bedtime reading…”

Also this blog entrance magically disappeared, and Gina went on Twitter to say that she had no idea who the author was. Some random guy at an event had apparently given her the book and told her to read it. Yes, poor 21-year old Gina, was so young and naive she just didn’t know better. So young and naive, she failed to look at the book’s back cover to see what it was all about: “Israel is today, according to Lasse, the greatest threat to world peace and Zionism is the greatest threat to humanity.” Poor, naive, innocent little Gina. Petter Braggée, program manager for SVT in Malmö, was quick to defend her by saying: “She has a personal blog, and as long as what she writes isn’t in conflict with our democratic and principal values, we have no opinion about it.”

And it continues. In the summer of 2015, now having her own show on SVT called “Gina’s World”, she decided to travel to Israel to meet young female soldiers in the IDF. The whole point of the show and of the trip, was for poor Gina to come to terms with how Israel “had murdered a large part of her family.” In the program she goes on to tell the female soldiers how “her family was butchered by the Israeli army.” Not once do we get to see the other side: whether one of the Israeli girls has family or friends that have been killed in a war or in a terrorist attack. Not once do we get to see proof of the supposed slaughter of Gina’s family, or proof that her “grandparents were expelled from Palestine and were forced to grow up in Lebanese ghettos.” The entire half-hour show is about Gina and how hard it is for her to meet the horrible murderous IDF. That she, to her surprise, discovers that the soldiers are humans after all, does not take away the bitter taste of the one-sided, biased sob-story of the glorified Gina. And all this on SVT, financed by Swedish taxpayers.

Of course, these are just the publicly known “blunders” by Ms Dirawi. Her, not so distant, past has been scrubbed squeaky clean. Thanks to saved screen shots of deleted posts, some of her stupidity and anti-Semitism can still been seen here and here. For instance, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2010, she wrote a blog with the title “A Memorial Day For All”where she suggested that this day should be for everyone including “all Palestinians murdered by the Zionists in Israel”. 

Isn’t she lovely, SVT’s favorite, Ms Dirawi? Such a perfect poster girl for the new Sweden.

Of course, if you do or say anything even remotely racist or islamophobic in this humanitarian super-power, and God forbid you’re a public figure, you’re automatically shunned for life by Swedish society. Unless of course the racism involves Jews – then you automatically get a free get-out-of-jail-card, no questions asked. In Sweden 2015, you can basically do and say whatever you want, as long as it doesn’t involve immigrants in general, and Muslims in particular.

But Gina Dirawi is special. Unlike others, who have been fired for mixing their private views with their professional roles, she is untouchable. Holy. A goddamn saint. Trust me, if she had been Jewish and had said something that racist about Muslims, she would have been fired so fast her head would have been spinning. But now, no one cares. Everything is forgiven, excused and then rewarded by giving her one of the most wanted spots on TV – as a host for Christmas and as a host for Eurovision, watched by millions around the globe.

There’s something rotten in a society where this can happen. There’s something deeply and morally wrong when this is happening in a country that so proudly declares itself free of racism. There’s something truly sick with a society, where a person can be an anti-Semite and then be rewarded for it, and any critique against her is silenced. 

Of course, in a country where the foreign minister Margot Wallström, blames the Paris terror attacks on Israel, and where the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mehmet Kaplan, is an Islamist, one probably shouldn’t be surprised.

Whoops, you did it again Sweden. Shame on you.

(Originally posted on my blog at The Times of Israel, December 21, 2015)