WASHINGTON, February 18, 2015 — On Sunday, February 14, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, made a plea to all European jews to come and join the nation of Israel. This was on the day after the most recent terrorist attacks by Islamic fundamentalists intent on imposing islamic blasphemy laws in Western Europe, this time in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In a statement to the media, Netanyahu said, “To the Jews of Europe and to the Jews of the world I say that Israel is waiting for you with open arms. Israel is your home … Extremist Islamic terrorism has struck Europe again … Jews have been murdered again on European soil only because they were Jews … We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe.”
Life in Western Europe is increasingly becoming more dangerous for Jewish and Israeli people. In the U.K., Danny Cohen, Jewish director of broadcasting at the BBC, recently said, “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months. And it’s made me think about, you know, is it our long-term home, actually.”
In Germany, the former president of the Central Council of Jews, Charlotte Knobloch, has advised her fellow German Jews to hide their Jewishness. “The risk of being target of an attack is too large … What we´re witnessing is the most difficult and most threatening time since 1945.”
The assassination of Jewish people by fundamentalist Muslims in the streets of Paris and Copenhagen over the last few weeks directly illustrates the danger faced by Jews in those countries — for the sole reason that they are Jewish. All things considered, Netanyahu would be doing a disservice to European Jews if he did not call for them to emigrate to Israel.
According to the Guardian, the U.K’s largest newspaper,
“studies suggest antisemitism may indeed be mounting. A 2012 survey by the EU’s (European Union) Fundamental Rights agency of some 6,000 Jews in eight European countries – between them, home to 90% of Europe’s Jewish population – found 66% of respondents felt antisemitism in Europe was on the rise; 76% said antisemitism had increased in their country over the past five years. In the 12 months after the survey, nearly half said they worried about being verbally insulted or attacked in public because they were Jewish.”
Additionally, the European Union, the collection of 28 European states that makes approximately 75 percent of the laws of member states, has repeatedly supported anti-Israeli and radical Islamic causes.
The EU has imposed upon all member states severe anti-Israel requirements, while propping up Hamas’s version of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Particularly in July of 2013, the Guardian reported on the following directives from the EU:
“In order to secure agreements with the EU in the future, the Israeli government will be required to concede in writing that settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are outside the state of Israel … The directive, part of the 2014-20 financial framework, covers all areas of co-operation between the EU and Israel, including economics, science, culture, sports and academia.”
In that same directive, the EU used language that sounded like it was directly out of the mouths of radical extremest Imams, or leaders of Hamas: “… concern has been expressed in Europe that Israeli entities in the occupied territories could benefit from EU support. The purpose of these guidelines is to make a distinction between the state of Israel and the occupied territories when it comes to EU support.”
Within the last year, the EU further legitimized the terrorist organization of Hamas by taking them off of the terrorist organization list. Additionally, the EU General Assembly voted to recognize Palestine as a state, which led Sweden to allow Palestine, which is governed by the terrorist organization Hamas, to open an embassy in Sweden. Other member states have sworn to follow.
The European media’s coverage of the most recent war between Hamas and Israel — which was due to Hamas firing, on average, 20 rockets every day at Israeli civilians — should also be a direct indication of where the sympathies of Europe’s ruling class are.
Rarely has there ever been a clearer delineation between good and evil in war than there is between Israel and Hamas, yet the European media have never treated it that way. It is an clear sign of who the elitists in Europe will support when they are finally required to make a choice.
As with their support for Hamas over Israel in every war Hamas starts, European nations refused to support Israel in the strongest time of need in Israel’s short history.
Douglas Murray, British scholar, author, and president of the anti-extremest group the Henry Jackson Foundation, argued in a debate at the Cambridge Union the historical case for why Jews should never expect Europe to support Israel and Jewish people. He began,
“In 1973 when Israel — six years after the previous attempt to annihilate it as a state by its neighbors — once again saw its neighbors’ armies amassing on the borders … they were attacked, as they knew they would be, and they lost many good people, but they were then able to retaliate.
“They were able to push those armies out of Israel, but — and this is a crucial thing to remember — the American planes were not allowed to land and refuel (as they were) bringing supplies to that country when it was on the brink of being ended. They were not allowed to land in any European country, even to refuel. When Israel was about to be ended, you couldn’t even stop a plane for a couple of hours on European soil, because the Europeans cared more about the oil deals they were doing with Arabs than they did about the future of that state.
“Since October of 1973, not a single Israeli has thought seriously that when they were about to be annihilated, you or any Europeans would lift a finger — and they knew you wouldn’t — and they are right to know you wouldn’t … Thank God this (the safety and protection of Eurpoean Jews) doesn’t rely on you or any Europeans, as you have made the same mistake before and nobody should trust you to get it right this time.”
Murray and Prime Minister Netanyahu are right; European Jews need to get to Israel or America as soon as possible because they are not safe and Europe will not protect them.