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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 PAGE 5A O' ,p By Ron Kampeas to thelateNazihunterSimon to diminish the centrality of rusalem, issued statements spreading the false notion Wiesenthal, its progenitor, it the Jewish genocide to the emphasizing the centrality of that the Holocaust claimed WASHINGTON (JTA)-- isanumberthatwasintend-carnage ofWorldWar II. the annihilation of the Jews 11millionvictims--6million "Five million non-Jews died ed to increase sympathy for In defending the omission to the understanding of the Jews and 5 million non-Jews. in the Holocaust." Jewish suffering but which of Jews from the statement, a Holocaust. "I said to him, 'Simon, It's a statement that shows now is more often used to White House spokeswoman, The "5 million" has driven you are telling a lie,'" Bauer up regularly in declarations obscure it. Hope Hicks, sent CNN alink Holocaust historians to dis- recalled in an interview about the Nazi era. It was The White House state- to a2015 Huffington Post-UK tractioneversinceWiesenthal Tuesday."Hesaid,'Sometimes implied in a Facebook post ment sent waves of dismay piece titled "The Holocaust's started to peddle it in the you need to do that to get the by the Israel Defense Forces' through the Jewish commu- Forgotten Victims: The 5 Mil- 1970s. Wiesenthal told the results for things you think spokesperson's unit last week nity, including among groups lionNon-Jewish People Killed Washington Post in 1979, "I are essential.'" marking International Holo- that have been supportive of By The Nazis." have soughtwith Jewish lead- Bauer and other historians caustRemembrance Day.And President Donald Trump.Sean Spicer, the White ers not to talkabout 6 million whoknewWiesenthalsaidthe it was asserted in an article By mentioning the "vic-House spokesman, appeared Jewish dead, but rather about Nazihunter toldthemthathe shared by the Trump White tims, survivors, [and] heroes to cite the same source, say- 11 million civilians dead, in- chose the 5 million number House in defense of its Holo- of the Holocaust" without ing that the Nazis' victims cluding 6 million Jews." carefully:Hewantedanumber caust statement the same day mentioning the Jews, said included Roma, gays, the Yehuda Bauer, an Israeli large enough to attract the omitting references to the 6 a host of Jewish organiza- disabled and priests. Holocaust scholarwhochairs attention of non-Jews who million Jewish victims, tions, the Jan. 27 statement In the wake of the con-the International Holocaust might not otherwise care It is, however, a number risked playing into the hands troversy, the world's two Remembrance Alliance, said about Jewish suffering, but without any scholarly basis, of the European right, which leading Holocaust museums, he warned his friend Wiesen- not larger than the actual Indeed, say those close includes factions that seek in Washington and in Je- thai, who died in 2005, about number of Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, 6 million. It caught on: President Jimmy Carter, issuing the executive order that would establish the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, referred to the "11 million victims of the Holocaust." Deborah Lipstadt, a profes- sor of Holocaust studies at Emory University in Atlanta, wrote in 2011 how the number continues to dog her efforts to teach about the Holocaust. "I have been to many Yom Hashoah observances--in- cluding those sponsored by synagogues and Jewish communities--where eleven Kampeas on page 15A 5 1 By Danny Danon Twelveyearsago, themem-committedagainsthumanity, andhate-filledmovementthe our colleagues from around steps, these visitors are then ber states of the United Na- If we are not careful, then we world has ever seen. the world stood up and de- invited to view an exhibit on (JTA)--The world comes tions came together to pass a run the risk of allowing the The worst part of that epi- manded a clear and immedi- the plight of the Palestinians. together every Jan. 27 to re- resolution establishing Inter- Holocaust to be misappropri- sodewasthesilenceduringhis ate apology for such blatant What lesson does this teach member the most devastating national Holocaust Remem- ated or even cheapened,hateful statement. The repre- anti-Semitism, them? That the systematic tragedy in history: the Shoah. brance Day. This important Recently, we have seen this sentatives of the world who This unfortunate phenom- murder of 6 million Jews can We remember the victimsday serves as a reminder of happen all too often, including were gathered in the hall sat enon takes place within the be compared to a conflict of the Nazi regime. The loved the U.N. at its best, as it was by member states of the U.N. and said nothing. They were official confines of the U.N. between two peoples? ones lost and the shameful meant to be. Under the guise of human silent and did not protest as itself. Last March, the ironically treatment of human life and It serves as a beacon to our rights and tolerance, we are the state of the Jewish people An undersecretary general namedHumanRightsCouncil human dignity.We also make collective conscience remind- witnessingagrowingpherLom- was singled out and libeled, had the nerve to say that Is- voted to create a database, a suretorememberourhistory, ing us all of the importance enon where Israel is subject Sadly, this is not the only rael's existence as the world's blacklist, of Jewish businesses as painful as it may be, so we of preventing tragedies like time and again to false analo- example of the misuse of the sole Jewish state is equiva- operatinginpartsofJerusalem learn from it and never let it this one and~the grave conse- giesthatcanonlybeblamedon sacred memory of the Holo- lent to the crimes against and Israel. As during other pe- repeat itself, quencesoffailingtorecognize hatred and intolerance,caust. During a meeting of humanity committed in the riodsofourhistory, darkforces Most of all, we remember the warning signs of hatred Two months ago the per-theSecurityCouncii, themost 20th century. And the U.N. wish to label our businesses, the bravery of the survivors, and bigotry, manent representative of powerful U.N.institution, the remained silent, our livelihood, so we can be Those brave souls who are But simply remembering Ecuador stood in the General representative of Venezuela The over 400,000 annualdelegitimized and boycotted. slipping away from us as they the Holocaust is not enough. Assembly hall and unabash- accused Israel of commit- visitors to U.N. headquarters Again, the U.N. is silent. impiore the next generation to If we fail to learn the correct edly compared Zionism with ting a "final solution" of the learn about this darkest of When we come together as heed the lessons of this dark- lessons, then we lose sight of Nazism. He compared thePalestinians. periods in history at a special apeopleandacommunity, we estofperiodswithtwosimple the magnitude and signifi- national movement of the Thankfully, during thatexhibitonthethirdfloorofthe words: never again, cance of the worst crime ever Jewish people to the mostvile dark moment a number ofbuilding. After walking a few Danon on page 15A Letters To The Editor We are a diverse community and we welcome your letters and viewpoints. The views and opinions expressed in the opinion pieces and letters published in The Heri- tage are the views of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Heritage Florida Jewish News or its staff.. The Heritage reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, content, and accuracy. And respectful of lashon hara, we will not print derogatory statements against any individual. Please limit letters to 250 words. Send letters to P.O. Box 300742, Fern Park, FL 32730. Or e-mail to news@ Play to win or play to please? Dear Editor: had to be said. I feel that the Needless to say, I was quite majority of your readers are disturbedbytherecentarticle really not educated when it in the Heritage,"Radical Syr- comes to the Islamic "reli- ian cleric comes to Central gion." Please note the quota- Florida--a wolf in sheep's tion marks around the word clothing?" religion. Most non-Muslims Disturbed, why was I dis- are unaware that Islam is in turbed? Well, that's easy to reality a theo-political move- answer. The first thought mentratherthana"religious" was why did he even have to movement. It is a totalitarian write such an article? What way of life. In the writings was the purpose? Why rile about the Prophet Moham- everyone up? Why stir up the med, in the Holy Koran, in pot ? Well, the pot needs to be the Hadith, the Sira, and the stirred up in my opinion. This Sunnah over 80 percent deals community has their heads with what today we would in the sand so to speak when consider political teachings it comes to recognizing and or instructions about inter- accepting the fact that there acting with non-Muslims. is a threat to our community One of the terms often used fromMuslimextremists.They in Islam when the Muslim have no idea what the real population is considerably world is like. less powerful than the non- I certainly don't disagree Muslim population is Taqiya. with what the article had to This is the mandate to be say. It's unfortunate that it untruthful, to lie or deceive, while still in aweaker position than the non-Muslims until that time when the Muslim population is numerically or physically capable of taking control over the non-Muslims. The best demonstration was the early Muslim treaty with the Hashemite clan of the Quraysh in the city of Mecca. As soon as Mohammed and his followers were powerful enough to conquer the clan of the Quraysh, they imme- diately and unilaterally broke the treaty and destroyed their adversaries. A really great ex- ample of this is Yasser Arafat's comment after he signed the OsloAccords with then Israeli Prime Minister Rabin. When asked why he signed the ac- cords, Arafat said "Remember Quraysh." Today we are faced with the same situation. Can we really trust what the local Muslim leaders, like Imam Musri, say? Mr. Kornman certainly describes very plausible situ- ations involving one of the areas most respected Imams. There are many quotes that can be found in the Koran to describe approved devious actions of "believers" against the "non-believers." Basically, it's play "their game" until you are strong enough to play "our game." Just read about what is tak- ing place in Europe. France already has reached "the tipping point" with a Muslim population of just over 10 percent. Here in the U.S. we A really good example of are not there yet. Germany, thisworking in our own corn- Sweden, Belgium, Spain, just munity is the weekly radio to name a few, are feeling the program involving dialog be- wrath of the Refugee Invasion. tween a rabbi, an Imam and a But, the plan is in place to Christian clergyman.Political take action here at home. It is correctness personified! Two already starting. Look up the of the three are being totally Muslim Brotherhood Project. played by the third. They play This is a verifiable document to tie, he plays to win. While that was accidentally discov- I believe interfaith dialog is ered back in 1981. Look for good and necessary, it must yourself, be an "honest" and "open" dialogue to be worthwhile. I would suggest to the Orlando Jewish leadership they reach out to someone like a true Muslim reformer, Dr. Zuhdi JasseroftheAmerican Islamic Forum for Democracy. The Muslims have been playing this game for 1,400 years. They play to win. We play to please. Laurence Morrell Maitland SIXTEEN COUNTRIES, INCLU01NG SIX OF THE SEVEN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS LIb TE0, O0 NOT ACCEPT I52AELI PASSPO21"S BECAUSE THE HOLOEI ARE ,TENS. 50 WHERE A2E THE OEMONST2AT g.