| November 9 and 10, 1938,
Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was when the Nazis broke the windows
of Jewish stores and burned them to the ground along with Torah scrolls and
other Jewish books. The day is also remembered as the beginning of the
Holocaust, but it did not start that way.
Kristallnacht, Jewish stores had to be clearly marked as such in order to
facilitate the Nazi boycott against Jews, which started in April of 1933.
Jewish businesses are being tracked on the Internet today with the specific
intent of facilitating the Arab boycott of Israel. The only difference between
the boycotts of the two eras is that today Jewish businesses are being
identified and targeted for boycotts globally, using the Internet as opposed to
spray paint, and instead of public book burnings, we see global academic
boycotts to silence Jewish thought.
The Internet is
not only used to identify which products are made in Israel, but also to track
companies that do business with or in Israel, as well as individual corporate
executives who support or donate to projects in Israel. To complicate matters,
some boycotters have created fake advertisements and false stories claiming
certain businesses are anti-Semitic when the fact is that the company and its
ownership are actually pro-Israel - all in an effort to get Jews not to buy
from companies that are actually pro-Israel in order to have Jews ironically
boycott their own friends.
Then there are the social
enforcements of the boycott. In some circles, it has become fashionable to
boycott Israel, as resolutions to that effect have passed in grocery stores,
schools and churches. The Arab boycott of Israel is also being expanded to a
general boycott of Jewish interests, both in Israel and around the world. We
also see "political correctness" enter into the Arab boycott of Israel, by
virtue of renaming their boycott a "divestment campaign," which sounds much
better to some (despite "divestment" being a synonym for "boycott").
When some political commentators refer to
Middle-Eastern terrorists as "Islamofascist Nazis," they are more right than
most people realize. The fact is that today's Islamists are on the same path as
the Nazis by pushing the Arab boycott of Israel globally. In both eras, people
have been recruited to join the boycott under the guise of helping humanity. On
campuses today, there are two primary categories of individuals who are
recruited to assist in the divest-from-Israel campaigns - Marxists and
peaceniks. The Marxists are rebels looking for a cause and the peaceniks are
willing to believe almost anything that promises peace, in this case, economic
warfare, which is what boycotts and divestment campaigns are.
In the mean time, terrorism and divestment both
persist. Just as Germans stood by while their own neighbors and countrymen
joined the Nazi boycott of Jews, many Americans are standing by today as their
fellow Americans adopt the propaganda of Arabs who recruit others to their hate
campaigns under the guise of peace. But hate can never bring peace.
Just as Joseph Goebbels led the Nazi propaganda
machine against Jews, we see the same thing in the Arab League, which was
created specifically to facilitate the Arab boycott of Israel. To encourage the
acceptance of anti-Israel propaganda into the US culture, Arab League leaders
have made major donations to universities after the hosting of
divest-from-Israel conferences. Goebbels would have also been proud to see
that, just as the Nazis used untermenschen or "sub-human" to describe Jews, in
order to self-justify their own hate, Islamists refer to "Zionists," because
they too do not want to even acknowledge the existence of Jews. Your tuition
dollars are hard at work.
While some may not want to
conclude that the Nazi propaganda machine has been reincarnated among
Islamists, they forget that many high-ranking Nazis escaped Allied justice
after World War II into Arab territories, many of whom became advisors to the
newly forming Arab governments throughout the Middle East. As such, the Nazi
influence in the Arab world should not be a surprise.
The boycott of Jewish interests started in 1921 and
Hitler showed the world how far it could be taken. Now, the Arab world is
implementing the same policies using parallel methodologies; only the
technologies have changed. The goal of the Arab boycott is to destroy Israel
economically, eventually morphing their boycott into a campaign of
dismantlement of Israel and to turn the Middle East Judenrein, or Jew-free. It
is a goal that was previously downplayed by Arabs, but is now clearly being
voiced by divest-from-Israel advocates.
also argue that the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center were the American
Kristallnacht. In both eras, people stood by in hopes things would get better
on their own, which did not happen then and is not happening now. There needs
to be a concerted effort by the moral peoples of the world to expose and stop
the modern Nazi economic attacks on Jews worldwide. The words "Never Again"
need to be said proudly, firmly, often and, most importantly, with strong