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Date 30th March 2008, 23th Adar-2 5768
1. Britain and France Draw Closer
2. Dutch Film About Islam and Violence Removed Due to Threats of Violence
3. (a) Anti-Semitic Switzerland followed by (b) Brit-Am Comment on Switzerland
1. Britain and France Draw Closer
Britain and France can forge an 'entente formidable', says Brown
By Ross Lydall
BRITAIN'S relationship with France can become an "entente formidable", Gordon
Brown said yesterday, as the two countries pledged to work together on
immigration, defence and the economy.
The Prime Minister's remarks came at the end of a two-day state visit by the
French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his new wife, Carla Bruni.
Mr Brown said he believed the visit signified "a new stage in the dynamic
relationship between Britain and France", with progress also made on Afghanistan
and climate change.
"We believe that, working together, France and Britain can be an even greater
force for good, so, if you like, this will be the entente formidable," he said.
2. Dutch Film About Islam and Violence
Removed Due to Threats of Violence
(a) For discussion of the film and an apology that the film has had to be
removed due to threats on
the personnel of the site and their families.
(b) Extracts from an Arutz-7 article on the film:
Movie Portrays Islam as Violent and Bloodthirsty
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) The long-awaited and controversial movie Fitna, which graphically
portrays Islam as a religion seeking to dominate the world and slaughter
non-believers, finally debuted on the internet on Thursday night.
Within two hours of the film's release on Britain's LiveLeak.com video site,
close to two million people had seen it. More than half of them were from
Holland, home to the film's producer, Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
The screening of the movie had been in doubt after the world's largest website
name registrar, Network Solutions, decided to block the movie's home site. The
decision to censor the film bolstered concerns that the extent of the fear of
Islamic violence has even affected WWW content.
On Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution against the movie.
Proposed by Islamic countries, the resolutiion passed by a 21-10 vote, over the
opposition of Europe and Canada.
Despite all, LiveLeak stepped in to screen the movie, at www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1206624103,
explaining, "There was no legal reason to refuse Geert Wilders the right to post
his film on LiveLeak.com, and it is not our place to censor people based on an
emotive response." Many websites feared even to list the URL at which the movie
could be seen.
Fitna includes graphic footage of Moslem terror attacks around the world,
including beheadings, disfigured bodies, destroyed buses, and the like. The
scenes are accompanied by the relevant verses in the Koran, such as, "Prepare
for them whatever force and cavalry ye are able of gathering to strike terror,
to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies." This
particular verse is followed by clips of a plane slamming into the World Trade
Center and setting the building afire, and imams calling for the annihilation of
One Moslem cleric is seen calling for the murder of Jews; he unsheathes a sword
and cries out in nearly uncontrollable frenzy, "By Allah, we shall cut off the
Jew's head! Allah is great! Allah is great! Jihad for the sake of Allah!" The
audience, in a similar frenzy, cheers him on.
3. Anti-Semitic Switzerland followed by
Brit-Am Comment on Switzerland
Another Tack: No Swiss surprise
Sarah Honig , THE JERUSALEM POST
Mar. 27, 2008
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and her urbane entourage are reportedly
stunned by neutral Switzerland's hardly neutral multi-billion-dollar gas
deal with Iran. No sooner had new Swiss ambassador Walter Haffner
presented his credentials here last week than he faced a dressing-down by
the ministerial Western European Desk chief.
It goes without saying that nothing less than a major upset could have
elicited such uncharacteristic ferocity from Tzipi's tame sticklers for
protocol. Wringing their hands in disbelief, Israel's diplomats moaned
that Switzerland had "sold its principles" for cold, hard cash.
But that's a silly complaint. Switzerland could no more have sold its
principles than it could have sold its soul to the devil. For all its
syrupy sanctimony, it has no principles - much less a soul. Switzerland is
no rookie at playing footsie for profit with genocidal tyrants, especially
the sort not overly enamored of Jews.
It has long aspired to match its Alpine chocolate-box prettiness with
claims of lofty moral beauty. Neutrality is but one expression of its
self-ascribed virtue. The Red Cross is another. Founded and based in
Geneva, its stated mission is to alleviate suffering regardless of
nationality, race, religion, class or politics. Its passivity - if not far
worse - toward European Jewry's bitter fate during the Holocaust is a
matter of indisputable record.
Already soon after WWI, goody-goody Switzerland experienced great angst
about a dreaded Jewish influx, dubbed at the time uberjudung
(over-Judaization). The Swiss penchant for marking personal documents with
"Js" or Stars of David was born then. It kicked into extra high-gear when
German Jews began to desperately flee the increasingly ominous Third
Reich. Compassionate Switzerland was so leery of admitting them that its
vetting criteria meshed with Nazi racist designations.
SWITZERLAND'S immigration policy studiously and shamelessly adhered to the
letter of the Nuremberg laws. Visas were required of "non-Aryans" and, to
erase any possible lingering doubts, Bern persuaded Berlin to stamp the
passports of all departing Jews (even if they possessed Swiss citizenship)
with a big, glaring red "J." The Swiss government itself publicly
apologized for the J-stamp on March 8, 1995.
After the Final Solution was officially inaugurated at Wannsee in 1942,
Switzerland closed off its borders altogether. This, judged the
Swiss-ordained Independent Commission of Experts (ICE) in its 2002 report,
"made it more difficult for refugees to reach safety, and by handing over
the refugees caught directly to their persecutors, the Swiss authorities
were instrumental in helping the Nazi regime attain its goals."
With no punches pulled, the above means nothing less than collaboration in
mass-murder. The Swiss turned away tens of thousands of Jews, sending them
to certain, cruel death. Their blood indelibly stains Switzerland's
Without even touching on the business of banking hanky-panky and
greed-gratifying benefits reaped by Switzerland from the incomparable
Jewish tragedy, Switzerland did well for itself via exports of war
materials to Hitler's Germany, extending it credit, all manner of
financial underpinning and loot-laundering services. All this time,
Switzerland gloried in resplendent neutrality, which, in the oblique
phrasing of the ICE report, was "inappropriately invoked to justify not
only decisions made in all kinds of spheres, but also inaction on part of
Clearly yesteryear's Swiss weren't excessively concerned even by the
hypothetical risk of protracting the war. Their refrain back in the 1940s
was almost identical to current Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline
Calmy-Rey's assertion that "Switzerland is an independent country which
has its own strategic interests to defend."
In other words, then as now, if there's a bundle to be made, Switzerland
will without compunction trade with pathological Jew-haters - who inter
alia also pose imminent danger to the entire free world. It betrayed
helpless asylum-seekers and buttressed Hitler's economy despite his
blaring threats to annihilate all Jews. Likewise, it helps fortify
Ahmadinejad's economy despite his blaring threats to annihilate the Jewish
Calmy-Rey has never missed an opportunity to reproach Israel for
"disproportionate" responses to any and all terrorist outrages.
Concomitantly, she is exceedingly sparing in even the minutest display of
sympathy for Israeli suffering. Her selective humanitarianism enables her
to pooh-pooh Teheran's nuclear buildup, terror sponsorship and human
In the hallowed name of neutrality she mounted a pilgrimage to Iran to
"witness" the signing of that momentous 25-year gas-supply contract.
Sporting a sheer white headscarf - so as not to offend Ahmadinejad's
famous sensibilities - she lent a higher profile, prestige and legitimacy
to the occasion. Thumbing her nose at fellow western democracies,
Calmy-Rey emboldens Ahmadinejad as even few of the more cynical
appeasement-minded EU statesmen dare.
BY CALMY-REY'S reckoning, her personal stamp of approval alone suffices to
justify and elevate any caprice to the moral high ground. She is the
ultimate arbitrator of righteousness. In the name of superior Swiss
rectitude, the hyperactive socialist pushed for "alternative negotiations"
with Iran, promoted (and financed) the Meretz-brand Geneva Initiative and
advocated that the Red Cross replace the verboten Star of David with a
meaningless red "crystal." Her combination of guile and smile has made her
one of her country's more popular politicos, to the extent that she was
elected Swiss federal president for 2007. In that capacity she responded
to Ahmadinejad's Holocaust-denial conference by proposing in the tactless
spirit of her "active neutrality" that Switzerland host no less than an
international symposium on "the varying perspectives of the Holocaust."
Ahmadinejad was to be invited to voice his version, while Calmy-Rey was,
presumably, to hold court as the upright impartial moderator.
Thankfully, the Swiss government was embarrassed enough to nip her notion
in the bud. A pseudo-academic deliberation on whether the Holocaust ever
took place would have been too discomfiting for the country that
capitalized so unstintingly on the enormous Jewish bloodletting.
But no such unease limits lucrative commercial ties with the Middle East's
Hitler wannabe. These remain as compelling as were the ultra-rewarding
transactions with the original WWII-model Fuehrer. Hence Israeli shock is
as preposterous as Livni's premise that other states share Israel's goal
to isolate rogue regimes. This is no Swiss surprise. Just more of the
Switzerland consists of a
German-speaking section, a French-speaking one and an Italian-speaking one. There is also native language called
that has affinities to Akkadian,
the language of Ancient Assyria. The German-speaking sections are dominant and
originally held the other
sections in subjection.
There is and always has been much anti-Semitism in Switzerland.
During the Holocaust years Switzerland did take in some Jewish refugees but
mistreated them and exploited them as well as appropriating money that had been deposited in
Swiss bank accounts by European Jews
whom the Nazis killed.
Per head of population as many leading Nazis were born in Switzerland
and moved to Germany as were produced by most German Provinces.
On the other hand Switzerland did have a strong and vigorous anti-Nazi element
that was prepared if necessary to wage a Civil War to keep pro-German elements
or German invaders from taking over. Switzerland was in a precarious position.
There also always existed a philo-Israelite
element that was sympathetic to the Jews
and to Israelite values.
Despite everything our understanding is that within Switzerland there settled a
In our work "The Tribes"
we have traced the Israelite input in Switzerland to several tribes but with
We have also found Issachar
The name "Issachar"
derives from the root "sachar"
meaning "reward" or "payment".
It is ironic but even the anti-Semitic aspects of Swiss policy appear to be
motivated primarily by the desire
for reward, i.e. for "payment". Is this "Issachar"
Or is it non-Israelite elements expressing themselves negatively through
Israelite characteristics that have been impressed on their country?
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