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MY NAME IS CHAIM FERSTER, NOT B10924….

The full transcript from the remarkable speech that 92 year old Holocaust survivor Chaim Ferster, made in Manchester yesterday. Truly inspiring and moving.

My name is Chaim Ferster. I am 92 years old and I survived the horrors of the Holocaust.

I was 17 when the Nazis came to my hometown in Poland, and by the time I was 21, I had been through 7 concentration camps. In that time, I witnessed the true depths to which man can sink and the speed with which others can rush to join him there.

In Sosnowiec, where I was born, I was given a yellow star to wear, and later in Auschwitz I was given a number (reveal tattoo and read number B10924).
Why, because I was Jewish – a problem that needed a solution, a final solution!!

It is easy to think that this was a more primitive time, that it was not a surprise to a people used to pogroms and forced migrations, but Poland was my home, as Britain is now, and the idea of the Holocaust was as unfathomable to us then as it is now.

Nobody can tell me that anti-Semitism is imagined or a product of our own paranoia. I am not here to scare you, or to suggest that the recent upsurge in anti-Semitism means we are headed for the same fate. I do not think that we are.

Our government and those of France, Germany, and Italy, have been quick to denounce the abhorrent events that we have read about. The burning of synagogues, physical attacks on religious Jews, and chanting of “Jews to the gas chambers” in the streets.

I am grateful to the leaders of Europe, for their leadership, but we must never be complacent. We need to stand up for ourselves, and that is what we are doing today in a way that could not be imagined in my youth.

This country has been good to me, to my children, my grandchildren, and by the grace of G-d my great-grandchildren. Its people are liberal and tolerant, and the vast majority see anti-Semitism and racism for what they truly are.

But anti-Semitism has evolved, it now has Israel firmly in its sinister cross-hairs. Zionism has become a dirty word used to beat us with. We need to reclaim it. Zionism is simply the belief that Jews have the right to self-determination in Israel.

As all of us here know, Israel is a vibrant and modern democracy, in which self-criticism is a crucial and important part of the political process, indeed of Zionism. Criticism of Israeli policy does not frighten me, it engages me. But to demonize and delegitimize Israel is to let in an old and dangerous foe.

In the words of the historian Simon Schama, “Israel does not cause anti-Semitism, Israel was caused by anti-Semitism.”

We need to speak out, and educate others about the darkest days of our past, to ensure that anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination have no place in the modern world. Education is the only way to beat ignorance.

My name is Chaim Ferster, not B10924.
Our name is B’nei Yisrael, the children of Israel, and we must not let anyone replace it with a number, a daubing on a wall, or an insult chanted in the streets.
Thank you.

Sussex Friends Of Israel

eretzyisrael:


During Operation Protective Edge, Staff Sgt. Yakir of the 188th Armored Brigade witnessed a frightening event.

“I was guarding the structure we were in, when I saw an anti-tank missile strike the building next to us. I knew that there was a Golani force inside the building,” he said. Moments later, the missile emerged from the other side of the building. “No one was injured; it was a miracle.”

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Anonymous asked:

I think all these stories and picture quotes that you post about keeping a gun are stupid and irrelevant... Why exactly do you think that keeping a gun is good? I'm sure you've seen what it already has caused...

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jewishpolitics:

Why exactly do you think taking guns away is good? 

Why exactly do you think keeping a car is good? DO you know what they’ve caused? 

Look nonny, let me explain something really simple to you. There is this thing called the 2nd Amendment, which states I have the right to keep and bear arms and this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! 

The first ten amendments are the bill of rights, these cannot be changed or altered in any way.

and yet schmucks keep trying

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I think all these stories and picture quotes that you post about keeping a gun are stupid and irrelevant... Why exactly do you think that keeping a gun is good? I'm sure you've seen what it already has caused...

Why exactly do you think taking guns away is good? 

Why exactly do you think keeping a car is good? DO you know what they’ve caused? 

Look nonny, let me explain something really simple to you. There is this thing called the 2nd Amendment, which states I have the right to keep and bear arms and this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! 

The AP is now completely covering for Palestinian rejectionism

girlactionfigure:

Can the AP whitewash utterly reprehensible Palestinian statements any more than this?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested on Friday that Jews should be banned from a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.

“Suggested”? Really?

In a speech quoted by the official…

Let’s also not forget the ISIS flag that was flown on the Temple Mount

girlactionfigure:

"On Oct. 8, 1985, our 69-year-old wheelchair-bound father, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot in the head by Palestinian hijackers on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. The terrorists brutally and unceremoniously threw his body and wheelchair overboard into the Mediterranean. His body washed up on the Syrian shore a few days later.

Beginning on Oct. 20 for eight performances, a baritone portraying “Leon Klinghoffer” will appear on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and sing the “Aria of the Falling Body” as he artfully falls into the sea. Competing choruses will highlight Jewish and Palestinian narratives of suffering and oppression, selectively presenting the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict…Terrorism is irrational. It should never be explained away or justified. Nor should the death of innocent civilians be misunderstood as an acceptable means for drawing attention to perceived political grievances. Unfortunately, ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ does all of this and sullies the memory of our father in the process.”

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obamadawn:

This soldier has been thru Survival School & learned his lessons well. He’s giving the sign of “coercion” with his left hand. These hand signs are taught in survival school to be used by POW’s as a method of posing messages back to our intelligence services who may view the photo or video. He was obviously being coerced into shaking hands with her. It’s ironic how little she knew that he would so inform us about the photo-perhaps because she’s never understood our military to begin with.

Snopes says it’s true. Ayyy.

Can’t he get in trouble for this?

She’s not president or Secretary of State anymore. There maybe some reprimand but I don’t think anything serious.

UK Student Union Votes Against Commemorating Holocaust

eretzyisrael:

The student union at Goldsmiths College in London voted against commemorating the Holocaust this week by a margin of 60 to 1.

Education officer Sarah El-Alfy urged students to vote against the proposal, rejecting it as “Eurocentric” and “colonialist”.

One unnamed student added that, “The motion would force people to remember things they may not want to remember,” whilst another added argued that as the Union was “anti-Zionist” she couldn’t commemorate the Holocaust.

The proposal, which stated that “commemorating the victims of genocide, racial hatred and totalitarianism, and promoting public awareness of these crimes against humanity, is essential to sustaining and defending democratic culture and civil society,” suggested organizing commemorative events around Holocaust Remembrance Day, the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, Holodomor Genocide Memorial Day, and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

The vote comes a day after Britain’s National Union of Students voted against a motion condemning ISIS, on the grounds that voting for it would be “Islamophobic.” Two months ago, that same union voted to boycott Israel.

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