The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Friday, January 27, 2006


In tthese brief opening words of a Haaretz corresnpondent, claiming to quote an Iranian document, we have the core of the issue spread out before us in the simplest terms. The exploitation of Jewish suffering to excuse Jewish greed for Palestinian land, and the U.S. collaboration with the German State in imprisoning revisionist publishers--that is, those who are willing to apply rigorous scrutiny to the Holocaust question. With this collarboration, Americans are helping shove the whole mess into the hands of our ambitious and careless new Persian capo.

Iran mission to UN: More study needed to prove Nazi Holocaust

By Shlomo Shamir (New York), Haaretz Correspondent, and AP

In an official response to a global commemoration of the Holocaust, the Iranian mission to the United Nations dispatched a letter to the General Assembly president last week which called for "scientific scrutiny and rigor" to determine the veracity of the Nazi genocide against European Jewry.The Iranian document, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz, accuses Israel of "routinely attempt[ing] to exploit the suffering of the Jewish people in the past as a cover for its crimes being perpetrated against Palestinians in the occupied territories, including massacres, demolition of houses, properties and farmland as well as acts of state terrorism."

In the letter, the Iranians urge the international community "not [to] allow Israel to manipulate humanitarian sentiments to pursue its illegitimate goals."

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