“It’s a trick we always play. In Europe, when someone criticizes Israeli policies, we bring in Holocaust – and when someone in this country (US) criticizes Israeli policies, we bring in anti-Semitism…..” – former Israeli cabinet minister Shulamit Aloni told Amy Goodman in her interview on ‘Democracy Now’.
The Romanians avoid speaking the word ‘anti-Semitism’ which is illegal in the country because it falls under a law banning symbols with a fascist, racist or xenophobis character. Breaking the law is punishable by fine and prison (six months to 5 years). Therefore, when they have to convey the impression – they usually say:”heard by Jews when they were put on the trains of death”.
On Monday, the Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, has sent a 2-page letter to Romaian Academy, demading that it change its dictionary definition of the anti-Semitic slur to make it clear it’s pejorative.
“It’s racist, it shows hatred the Jewish race, hatred toward Jewish religion, it defames Jews on ethnic grounds and incite violence against them,” claimed the letter.
Interestingly, Corneliu Vadim Tudor, leaders of Romania’s ultra nationalist ‘Romane Mare movement’ told Dana Humoreanu: “I believe that all those who hate the people of Israel have been punished by God. Take Hitler for example. He had all the political, geostrategical, military and economical conditions to rule, maybe not for the 1000 years he expected the Reich to last but at least for 100 years. Well, he was in power for only 12 years and then he fell. Who could have punish him in such a way? Only God!” I hope Ahmadinejad and Chevez are listening!!
According to Zionist history, 750,000 Jews lived in Romania, half of whom were killed not by Germans but by the Romanians loyal to Hitler, who had 150,000 German Jews under his command. Now, it’s estimated that close to 18,000 Jews live in Romania.
Last year, Israel lobby group, Anti-Defamation League, asked Romanian President Traian Basescu to remove a new coin which depicted the picture of former Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch Miron Cristea, who also acted as prime minister of the country in 1938-39. He is blamed for flaring-up anti-Semitism by some Jewish groups.
Last month, Benji Netanyahu visited Bucharest and met with Romanian prime minister Emil Boc, who assured Benji that his government opposes Mahmoud Abbas’ unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state next month – a position backed by the Zionist leader.
In 2001 – Romania stopped 16 Romanian babies on way to Israel for adoption on allegations that they could be used in organ harvesting. The Israeli couples had paid $20,000 for each baby.
Romania was ruled by Ottoman Turks for over 400 years. At one point Muslim population was close to one million, mostly, Turks, Tatars, Gypsies and the local converts. However, it has reduced down to 20,000 to 30,000. The largest Muslim concentration (7,000) is in the city of Majidie, named after Sultan Abdul Majid.
Contrary to Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer and Geert Wilders rants “Islamization of Europe” – January 2011 PEW report on The Global Muslim Population says that the increase in European Muslim population will be only 2 percent (from 6% to 8%) in the next 20 years.
Romania to re-define ‘anti-Semitism