President of the Israeli Jewish Congress warns of another Holocaust
Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told members of the Israeli Knesset that the "intolerable" situation in Europe for Jews could lead to another Holocaust.
The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee on Monday.
Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.
“Never before since the Holocaust, have we seen such a situation as today,” he said, referring to the continent-wide demonstrations by pro-Palestinian activists, a number of which have degenerated into violence and many of which have featured racist rhetoric. “We are potentially looking at the beginning of another Holocaust now.
These events will only grow in scale across Europe.”
Addressing legislators and representatives from a number of European governments, including those of Denmark, Holland and France, the oligarch and former head of the Russian Jewish Congress called for Jewish communities across the continent to “unite and consolidate.”
Sloutsker also called on all European governments to impose what he called “strict regulations” on the format and content of demonstrations in order to prevent further violence against Jews.
Citing a recent proposal by Belgian Jewry to establish a position of Special European Commissioner to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and Racism, Sloutsker said such measures would “help send a strong message that European leadership is united and committed to combating anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.”
A number of Israeli legislators echoed Sloutsker’s call for a more proactive European approach to combating anti-Semitism.
Imagine an economic meltdown in Europe. Scapegoating Jews would become very popular again and might even lead to electoral success for some politicians. Mr. Sloutsker is simply reminding us all that "Never Forget" is more than an empty saying. It is vital rallying cry to prevent a repeat of one of the most barbaric episodes in human history.
The protests in Europe against Israel have gone far beyond anti-Zionist or anti-Israel demonstrations. They are openly calling for death to Jews in the most obscenely anti-Semetic manner imagineable. Not a word of condemnation from "good Muslims" or the anti-Israel left. Until there is, they will be complicit in any violence directed against ordinary Jews.