Personal musings on Israel, Jewish matters, history and how they all affect each other
Austrians are famous for waltzes and SS kommandants. A very smart people at PR: they somehow convinced the allies they were victims of Hitler. Which shows that denazification was a sham from the very begining. And the result is there.
Don't tell any one Hitler was a son of Austria!
I love the fact that the local Jewish periodical is apparently called "Nu."
Yeah, for some weird reason austrians only like to remember Mozart, Strauss andSchubert. Then tend to forget Hitler, Stangl, Globocnik, Kaltenbrunner, Gustav Wagner, and other nice fellows. And they get very exercised when remembered.
@ sergio: curious what I learnd now about me, an austrian :-)btw., the greens did not sign the resolution.johannes, vienna
One of my Rabbis in Yeshiva said something very pointed this week: "If we really cared about the Uzbek Minority in Kyrgyzstan, we should send some of our soldiers over to kill one of them. Then the International Community would react immediately, send support and protection to Kyrgyzstan and pass a resolution to condemn Israel"Probably even (or especially) the municipality council of Vienna would vote on an other anti-Israeli resolution.Best regards Aron
Khaled abu Toameh on Lebanese flotilla hypocrisy:http://www.hudson-ny.org/1380/breaking-israel-naval-blockade
Excellent piece by Abu Toameh, Anonymous. But towards the end, he writes this:"According to a recent report in the Electronic Intifada Web site, "reconstruction of the camp is delayed, the area is a military soon with restricted access, and the camp's economy is stalled and residents are largely employed."Presumably he means:"According to a recent report in the Electronic Intifada Web site, "reconstruction of the camp is delayed, the area is a military ZONE with restricted access, and the camp's economy is stalled and residents are largely UNemployed."Is that right, Anonymous?JonathanJG Campbell
JohannesI rather like it when Sergio gets into bashing mood - way too often all this PC towards my country (Germany) makes me feel a bit unreal, i.e. whom are they talking about, so something a bit harsh on the non-PC side is for me a welcome corrective.Silke
Silkejo eh i agree :-)johannes, vienna
Two Bay Area California cities - San Francisco and Richmond - were recently considering long, one-sided resolutions condemning Israel for the flotilla incident and demanding Obama call for an end of the blockade. Amazingly, the pro-Israel side turned out at City Hall in force, and both resolutions were "sent back to committee" or tabled. Several of us raised the point the Viennese folks were making with their letters: "If our city government is now in the business of passing foreign policy resolutions, how about Sudan, Sri Lanka, the Congo? Where will it stop?"
Well, thanks for your efforts, Laura, and keep up with the good work!
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