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30 August, 2011, 30 Av 5771
1. Some Anti-Jewish Aspects of German Foreign Policy
Is Germany a True Friend? by Benjamin Weinthal.
2. Bringing Texas Longhorns Home - to Israel by David Lev
3. History and Politics. The truth should be taught about the 1948 war
by Shlomo Avineri


Members of the Fogel Family from Itamar; Murdered (March 11, 2011) by Arab Terrorists for being Jewish .

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1. Some Anti-Jewish Aspects of German Foreign Policy
Is Germany a True Friend?
Benjamin Weinthal - Ynet, August 24th, 2011,


Next month, New York will host an event marking the 10th anniversary of another dark hour, the notorious UN-sponsored Durban world conference on racism, which became a platform for some of the world's worst human rights abusers to call for Israel's destruction.

On September 22, the UN will welcome representatives from 186 of the 193 member countries for the third meeting of the Durban process. At the second Durban conference in Geneva in 2009, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied the Holocaust and proclaimed the Jewish state 'illegitimate' and 'criminal.'

He called for the obliteration of Israel and Zionism, declaring 'Governments must be encouraged and supported in their fights at eradicating this barbaric racism. Efforts must be made to put an end to Zionism.'

Iran's despot used his UN stage to voice his oft-repeated denial of the Holocaust, saying that Israel was 'created on the pretext of Jewish suffering from World War II.'

Sadly, but unsurprisingly, he is expected to speak again next month in New York.

While the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and naturally Israel have declined to attend an event whose participants call for the elimination of a UN member, Germany will send its diplomats to the third Durban conference, as its parliament continues to court Israel's most despicable foes in Tehran.

The original Durban conference in 2001 was filled with Jew-hatred. Scores of South African Muslims in attendance carried banners declaring that 'Hitler should have finished the job.' Other attendees circulated literature denouncing 'Nazi-Israeli apartheid.'

In short, Durban was an orchestrated global campaign to strip Israel of its right to exist by grossly distorting human rights rhetoric to advance anti-Semitic causes. The Iranian regime has led an international campaign to deny the Holocaust, delegitimize Israel in UN forums, and bankroll Hezbollah and Hamas, two terrorist groups that kill Jews almost exclusively.

In June, Knesset Member Shaul Mofaz wrote a letter of protest to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and blasted his counterparts in the Bundestag after Berlin hosted members of the Iranian Majlis at the same time as members of the Knesset.

Despite Germany's pledge to 'intensify efforts to combat anti-Semitism in all its manifestations,' Berlin has scarcely flinched as Ahmadinejad has issued the most chilling exhortations to anti-Jewish genocide since Hitler himself.

According to a July statement from the German foreign ministry, 'In the context of the international racism conference, (Germany) works to ensure that no individual countries are separately pilloried.'

Yet how can Germany do its part to ensure that no country is singled out when Israel is the only country targeted in the 2001 Durban document for disparate treatment?

Berlin's Foreign Ministry has been quick to abandon the fight against anti-Semitism and its so-called special relationship with Israel. Over the years, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has been accused of having a massive blind spot toward anti-Semitism. In 2002, his Free Democratic Party (FDP) tolerated the first openly anti-Semitic election campaign since the Hitler period.

Westerwelle refused to censure and rope in then-top FDP official and German-Arab friendship society head Jurgen Mollemann for mass-mailing an election flyer demonizing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for'violating resolutions of the UN Security Council. Mollemann turned the Jewish state into a whipping boy for Germany's economic and political problems.

2. Bringing Texas Longhorns Home - to Israel

by David Lev

First Publish: 8/29/2011, 4:35 PM


One of the biggest problems Israeli farmers in the north and south of the country face are constant thefts by Arabs and Bedouin, who swoop in and steal crops, equipment, livestock, and anything else they can get their hands on. Farmers complain that police are unhelpful, if not downright dismissive, to the extent that farmers now have their own patrols, looking out for bands of thieves who, in one night, can cause hundreds of thousands of shekels worth of financial and physical damage.

While patrols are important, as is increased police vigilance, Robin Rosenblatt of the Israel Longhorn Project has another idea that he thinks could help: Crossbreeding Israeli cows (mostly Simmental, and various crossbreeds of Charolais and Herefords) with Texas Longhorns - the 'tough guys' of the feedlot, which are able to stand up to the difficult climate conditions in Israel and the natural predators inherent in the semi-desert conditions prevalent in many parts of Israel, and which can also defend themselves against aggressors, even marauding Arab thieves, says Rosenblatt.

The project has its roots in a 1996 seminar Rosenblatt took at Hebrew University. Having studied animal science in both Israel and his native California, Rosenblatt said that the class visited many ranches, but discovered that there was a lot about cow-raising the ranchers didn't know. 'There were lots of diseases and parasites, and already at that time there was the problem of invasive shrubs and cacti that were quickly spreading,' he says, resulting in calf losses as high as 30%, low reproduction rates, and other problems. As a result, more cattle need to feed on pasture, and more pasture is required to compensate for the losses, causing more environmental damage.

Texas Longhorns could provide a major boost to Israeli cattle, says Rosenblatt....

'They give birth more easily, protect their young more effectively, are able to subsist on shrubs, tree leaves, cactus and weeds, are able to go further with less water and lower quality water, and are highly resistant to disease and infections,' says Rosenblatt. 'Texas Longhorns thrive and survive in almost any condition with minimal maintenance, and they interbreed well...

And Longhorns are the perfect breed to deal with predators of any type ' from jackals to Arab thieves, says Rosenblatt. 'Longhorns are well known for their protection of their young, and their herds.' When approached by a predator, for example, Longhorns are known for their banding together to rush, or even gore, with their substantial horns, the predator, who usually gets the message before facing dozens of huge cows barreling down on him.

3. History and Politics.
The truth should be taught about the 1948 war
By Shlomo Avineri Mon Aug 29 2011

On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. That is truth, not narrative. On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked and destroyed the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. That is truth, not narrative.

Of course, there are also narratives. For example, the Germans had quite a few complaints against Poland. First, that in the 1919 Versailles Treaty, the victorious Western powers stripped Germany of territories with a large ethnic German population and annexed them to Poland (the "Polish corridor" ), while declaring Danzig, which had been a German city for generations, an international city. Moreover, Nazi Germany accused the Polish government of discriminating against ethnic Germans under its jurisdiction.

Not every claim in the German narrative was baseless, but the factual truth is clear: On September 1, 1939, it was Germany that attacked Poland, not Poland that attacked Germany.

There is also a Japanese narrative: The United States, together with Britain and Holland, imposed an embargo on the export of iron, steel and oil to Japan after the Japanese invasion of China. Japan suggested negotiating over these issues, but the U.S. refused, and Japan considered the embargo an act of aggression that threatened to paralyze its economy.

These were weighty claims, and it's impossible to ignore the fact that the American and British attitude contained a whiff of white racism against the rising "yellow" power in East Asia. But the truth is that on December 7, 1941, it was Japan that attacked the U.S., not the U.S. that attacked Japan.

Why is this important' In recent debates about the Palestinian "Nakba," the claim has been made that there are two "narratives," an Israeli one and a Palestinian one, and we should pay attention to both of them. That, of course, is true: Alongside the Israeli-Zionist claims regarding the Jewish people's connection to its historic homeland and the Jews' miserable situation, there are Palestinian claims that regard the Jews as a religious group only and Zionism as an imperialist movement.

That is like those Germans who talk about the horrors of the expulsion of 12 million ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe after 1945, but fail to mention the Nazi attack on Poland, or the Japanese who talk about Hiroshima, but fail to mention their attack on Pearl Harbor. That is not a "narrative," it is simply not telling the truth. Effects cannot be divorced from causes.

But just as nobody, even in German schools, would dream of teaching the German "narrative" regarding World War II, the 1948 war should also not be taught as a battle between narratives. In the final analysis, there is a historical truth. And without ignoring the suffering of the other, that is how such sensitive issues must be taught.


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