Sunday, February 04, 2007

Europe plans to make Zionism illegal

What has been described as a law against Holocaust denial is actually a law that goes much further.  The proposal, to be made by Germany to the EU, criminalizes questioning the extent of any war crimes that have taken place in the past twenty years (it refers to the crimes in the Statute of the International Criminal Court; for background, see also this pdf).

Deborah Lipstadt, who portrays herself as an advocate of free speech (!), is against it.  No wonder.  The Europeans have another treat for the Jews.  Since Zionism is an ongoing war crime against the Palestinian people, the law would effectively make Zionism a crime in Europe.

The United States recently forced a resolution through the UN General Assembly rejecting Holocaust denial, a move obviously directed as an attack against Iran.  It is curious that nobody raised the objection that any such resolution should condemn all types of genocide denial.  Iran is one of the few countries in the world that recognizes the Armenian Genocide.