Life in jail is a very stiff sentence. Even if it’s a commutation of a death sentence. That’s what happened to a handful of WW II top-Nazi leaders in the Netherlands. They didn’t get away with mass-murder but almost.
But, in 1972, Dutch Minister of Justice Van Agt, found life incarceration inhumane. Let’s set them free. Enough is enough, almost 30 years in jail.
A storm arose among Holocaust survivors. They suffer every day, not to speak of those who were murdered, and the empathy was with the perpetrators? In the end, they were not freed. Prison sentences are rough. Yet, the first ones to free are not the managers of the Holocaust.
Worldwide solidarity with the far-away Palestinian People’ is most moving. Until one asks why with them? There are so many even more-unfortunate groups in the world. Ah, it’s those Jews who irritate you.
They so deeply feel the hatred of these victims of Jews.
You’d wish Muslim Palestinians outside of the Jewish State some true allies instead of fake ones just angry at the Jews for generations.
NB: The Jew-hatred of the Muslim-Palestinian self-enriching autocrats and their party line far surpasses the animosity of their average subjects.
The first judicial action against genocide was the Nuremberg trials where the chief architects and executioners of the Holocaust were tried. An international collection of top-judges were selected to do the job.
No doubt, it was not perfect. The Talmud already states that all beginnings are difficult.
But when a suspected antisemitic Dutch politician calls the Nuremberg trials illegitimate, instead of a great triumph for humanity, we know exactly why he feels sorry for any judicial imperfections in those cases.
Jewish children in Europe are often taunted about being gassed. Maybe they should say the following in return: “You should compete in the new Olympic sport: Being inhumane. Gold medal: being hanged as in Nurenberg. Silver medal: getting the electric chair. Bronze medal: death by legal injection. Parents are forced to watch. I hope you win.”
It is clear what motivates some people to give preferential solidarity with enemies of the Jewish People. Not love for these villains plagues them but rather the world’s oldest hatred. And nothing else. They’ll deny it. But everyone can see straight through their ‘humanitarian’ concerns.
Last night, Manfred Gerstenfeld has passed away in Jerusalem. He was one of the greatest and most outspoken and prolific authors (in Hebrew, Dutch, and English) on current antisemitism and wrote 27 books. He grew up in the Netherlands, settled in Israel, and was a humble, well-liked, and highly regarded member of the Dutch community in the Jewish State. May his memory be for a blessing.