Danny the Blue-and-White
- When the Jews object to political correctness? Whenever it interferes
with their Muslim-bashing.
Danny the Blue-and-White
By Israel Shamir
[ Photo of Daniel Cohn-Bendit at http://www.israelshamir.net ]
For my generation, the name of Danny the Red, or Daniel Cohn-Bendit,
is forever connected to the glorious revolution of 1968, of Godard's
La Chinoise and Antonioni's Zabriski Point, of `Defence de defence'
signs in universities, of hippies' long hair, of marijuana and free
love, of barricades in Paris and in Berkley, of sweet wind of freedom
that swept across the continents. Like its great predecessor, the
Spring of Nations 1848, the revolution of 1968 failed, but it
transformed Europe and the United States. Danny the Red was a mover
of the revolution, and a great source of inspiration for us, who
sought freedom and equality.
Years passed by, and Cohn-Bendit, now a respectable member of Euro
Parliament from the German Green Party, is visiting Jerusalem. Times
have changed, and he had changed with the times, not only his waist.
He is no zionist, he stresses, neither anti-zionist. Jews can live in
Europe, too; they do not have to move to Israel. He supports creation
of a Palestinian state, he says, he is against the occupation. He
feels that Sharon, too, is against the occupation maybe Sharon
wants to have a slightly Greater Israel, but not much greater. The
Wall, inhuman as it is, is a proof of Sharon's intention to limit
He tells of his meetings with the `boys' his new friends, the War
party in Washington. Perle and Wolfowitz shared with him their plans
for the Middle East, he says. They want to give Iraq to a Hashemite
ruler, push Palestinians into Jordan and create a Palestinian state
there. Then, the Jews will get the whole of Palestine. They are
Bolsheviks, he says. `Bolshevik' is a swear word for this new Danny.
He has a better, much better plan: give a state to Palestinians, and
bring Israel into NATO and into the European Union. Make Russia,
China, everybody declare their support for the Jewish state, the best
and the only democracy in the Middle East. If the Americans go along,
he can deliver European support for the American occupation of Iraq,
he says. Even his hosts from the liberal zionist Peace Now shudder
Cohn-Bendit feels he can do it. He has many achievements behind him.
He promoted dismantling of Yugoslavia. He supported NATO's bombing of
Serbia into submission. But the Jewish cause occupies much of his
time and effort. He is proud that Germany supplied Israel with the
nuclear-capable submarines at the expense of the German
taxpayer. `This gift is their payment for Holocaust', says this
German parliamentarian. Why a million of potential casualties (most
probably Arabs) is the desired atonement? Isn't he worried that Iran,
or Syria can become a target of the nuclear-armed missiles from these
submarines? I ask him. No, he is not worried. But the homicidal
maniacs now ruling the Holy Land consider `taking the world down with
them', in words of Martin van Creveld of Hebrew University, I push
him; his country is also liable to suffer. - What country? Danny
asks innocently. Born in France, serving in Brussels and Strasbourg,
loving Israel, he forgot he represents Germany. Can't a Jew love his
country? Yes, if he knows which one is his country.
Still, he does not think Israel is always right. One may, on certain
conditions, criticize Israel. These conditions are rather rigorous
and hard to meet. March last year, a member of a German state
assembly from Cohn-Bendit's party, an immigrant from Syria, Jamal
Karsli, called on Germany to stop providing Israel with weapons of
mass destruction and referred to the `strong Jewish influence in
German media'. Cohn-Bendit and his Parteigenossen practically lynched
Karsli for `antisemitism'. Their attack was supported by Michel
Friedman, `the most eloquent Jewish spokesman in Germany'; it was
before this best friend of Belarusian whores was apprehended while
Have you no qualms, I ask him, for invoking antisemitism like Bush
and Ashcroft, Friedman and Foxman? It is a Bolshevik attitude, he
says. `One should be able to express a view even if a similar opinion
is expressed by some unpleasant folks'. Bravo, Danny! But why he did
not think of it when he expelled Karsli from the Party for `repeating
the Nazi canard of Jewish control'? Why this brilliant thought did
not stop him or other Jews from forever appealing to the
Protocols of Zion as to their best defence: if the Protocols say the
Jews take over the media, now no one is allowed to notice the steady
takeover of the European media by Jewish interests. Why here the same
maxim, `One should be able to express a view even if a similar
opinion is expressed by some unpleasant folks' can't be applied?
The reason is that as a rule, a Jew is unable to apply Kant's
categorical imperative, to make a universal rule. It could provide a
definition of a Jew: `a person unable to make an objective moral
judgement', for the old religious or ethnic criteria do not apply
anymore. His judgement will be forever different whether it is good
for Jews or bad for Jews. WMD are bad if in Gentile hands, good if in
Jewish hands. Nationalism of a goy bad, devotion to the Jewish
cause good. Equal rights for Jew and non-Jew in Europe good, in
Palestine bad. Karsli was bad for Jews, so he had to go.
Expelled by Cohn-Bendit from the Green party, Karsli joined the FDP
of Juergen Moellemann, a brave German politician who objected to
rearmament of Israel and to the Jewish control of German media. In a
short while, Juergen Moellemann had met with a fatal accident: both
his parachutes did not open. (Practically in the same time, Anna
Lindh, the Swedish Foreign minister and steadfast supporter of the
Palestinian cause was assassinated in Stockholm.) Karsli's political
career was stopped in bud.
It was just the beginning of Cohn-Bendit's campaign against Arab
immigrants in Europe. Recently the European Union had commissioned a
research on antisemitism in Europe. A group of Zionist researchers
took the job, and produced a report that blamed anti-Semitism on
Semites more precisely, on Arabs.
It was an improbable suggestion. Ethnically and religiously
heterogeneous East never knew racism. Everyone with even a limited
knowledge of Arabs knows they have no racial prejudice against Jews.
In the past, as David Shasha, a Syrian Jewish researcher wrote, "Jews
and other ethnic minorities served within the Islamic polity as
recognized members of a cultured society and participated in an
intimate way in the evolution and development of that society". In
the present, dozens of Jews supporters of the Palestinian cause
stay in Arab Palestinian homes from Rafah to Jenin. Be it Norman
Finkelstein or Jennifer Loewenstein, they never experienced racial
hatred. As for myself, I always felt at home with the Arabs, with
Maghribis in Marseille and Saudis in London, with Egyptians in Cairo
and Palestinians in my own Jaffa.
In order to show the desired result, the researchers included anti-
Israeli activity within their scope and came to conclusion: `Muslims
and pro-Palestinian activists stand behind antisemitism in Europe'.
Rightly, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
(EUMC) shelved the report for it was "tainted by anti-Muslim bias and
the use of inappropriate research methods". Instead of recognising
their errors, the researchers went to complain to the Israeli daily
Haaretz, that the Europeans dismissed their report due to "excessive
When the Jews object to political correctness? Whenever it interferes
with their Muslim-bashing.
The European antiracist watchdog judged "the focus on Muslim and pro-
Palestinian perpetrators to be inflammatory" and liable to
cause "civil war in Europe". But a civil war in Europe against
millions of Arabs and other Muslims is a Zionist objective, a part
and parcel of the US-led War on Islam. Haaretz reported:
"Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the Greens party in the European
Parliament Tuesday strongly denounced the EUMC for shelving the
report. "The completely mad thing is that they didn't want to
continue because they were afraid to offend a certain Muslim opinion
in Europe," he told Israel Radio. "This is a completely crazy and
wrong approach." Cohn-Bendit, currently on a visit to Israel, said
the decision to shelve the study was a "big, big, error" and that his
party would question the move in the European Parliament at the first
Apparently, Cohn-Bendit is not afraid to upset Muslim sensibility or
cause a civil war. Who cares? Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim propaganda
pours out of the Jewish-controlled media in Europe. While Cohn-Bendit
spoke to the students in the Hebrew university, in the other end of
the city, Ariel Sharon offered a photo opportunity to the visiting
leader of Italian fascists, Gianfranco Fini. The message was clear:
right or left, Green or Fascist, all are welcome to enter pro-Zionist
entente against Islam.
In Germany, after expulsion of Karsli and untimely death of
Moellemann, timid pro-Palestinian groups became even more fearful.
They are constantly attacked from the mainstream left and the
mainstream right. The malaise of German national psyche is best
expressed by the rise of crazy pro-Israel and anti-German `Left'.
Their hero is `Bomber' Harris, the British mass murderer who razed
German cities and killed millions of German civilians during WWII.
Their love is given to Jews. My friend, a pro-Palestinian activist
Ingrid K. (German friends of Palestine are afraid to be exposed in
the media) wrote to me:
"The so-called Anti-Deutsche Antifa (anti-fascists) worship Bomber
Harris. They are a disastrous group, their main profession is to act
as hyper-Zionists, and attack the leftwing. They managed to divide
the small left in Germany with their focus on `Antisemitismus'. (It's
like we Germans stop thinking when it comes to anti-Semitism.) The
left have come to a sad degree of powerlessness and disorientation.
To stand up for Palestinians is a kind of courage test as one risks
to be cited as an anti-Semite".
Germany is a much-needed member of Europe. Together with France,
Germany could be a stumbling block for the Zionists and Neo-Cons. Its
support is necessary for the Palestinians and the Iraqis. But this
great country, home to Hegel and Marx, Beethoven and Goethe, is sick,
if it is represented by the likes of Cohn-Bendit, a man who promotes
strife between the native Germans and the Muslim immigrants, who
supplies Israel with WMD to blackmail Germany in future, who
befriends the American and Israeli enemies of the international law,
who stops the pro-Palestinian voice in Germany by the antisemitism
libel; in short, a man who preferred the Jewish cause to the cause he
upheld once, the cause of freedom and equality.
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