Michael Berenhaus

Dangers to European Jewry marginalized once again

As we reflect on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the motto “Never again” keeps flashing in my mind. Just two weeks ago, The Washington Post January 16, 2015 front-page cover story “The question for French Jews: Stay or go” appeared after four Jewish men were murdered in France for the sole reason that they were Jewish.

My question for France and the rest of Europe: how could you let this happen again? Why can’t you protect your Jews? And to America, how can you once again become so apathetic that your newspaper on record in the nation’s capital callously reports a “Sophie’s Choice” type question for Jews to ponder. Where are the front-page articles lambasting Europe for once again not being able to protect its Jewish population? Where is the protest? The Holocaust was buried by newspapers like The Washington Post – the current indifference is equally staggering. Has the world learned nothing? And if the United States and Europe don’t care about the Jews, they should remember that though the horrors of World War II started with the Jews, it certainly didn’t end with them.

About the Author
Dr. Berenhaus has worked tirelessly as a watchdog for anti-Israel bias in the media. His efforts monitoring and responding to false media reports on Israel have compelled several news organizations to retract inaccuracies and publish letters clarifying the truth about Israel. He has been published widely in highly distributed newspapers and online publications including The Washington Post, The NY Times, The Economist, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Jewish Week, and The American Thinker. He is a crusader in online/social media working to educate the general public as an advocate of Israel and against anti-Semitism. Dr. Berenhaus is a co-founder of ‘Boycott The Post’ and of ‘Eye on the Post’ - two non-profit organizations that monitor media coverage to ensure accuracy, fairness and truth as it relates to Israel. He is also a founder of The Pakistan Israel Peace Forum, an organization dedicated to creating peace between Muslims and Jews. Although many people in the Washington Jewish community know Dr. Berenhaus for his work in journalism, most don't know how generous he is to the Jewish community with both his time and money. Dr. Berenhaus has spent countless hours throughout the years volunteering for Israel and Jewish organizations. He went to Ethiopia and worked with the last remaining Ethiopian Jews. He has lectured to Interns and community groups providing direction and techniques for Israel Advocacy in the media. Currently, Dr. Berenhaus is working with JSSA to coordinate and donate eye glasses to the entire Washington DC region of needy Holocaust Survivors. That effort has now been expanded nationally.
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