Why don't we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London, Paris, Barcelona?
Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship?
Why aren't there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection?
Why aren't there demonstrations against the use of children as human bombs where there is conflict with Islam?
Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of Islamic dictatorship in Sudan?
Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed against Israel?
Why is there no outcry by the European left against Islamic fanaticism?
Why don't they defend Israel's right to exist?
Why confuse support of the Palestinian cause with the defense of Palestinian terrorism?
And finally, the million dollar question:Why is the left in Europe and
around the world obsessed with the two most solid democracies, the
United States and Israel, and not with the worst dictatorships on the
planet? The two most solid democracies, who have suffered the bloodiest
attacks of terrorism, and the left doesn't care.
And then, to the concept of freedom. In every pro Palestinian European
forum I hear the left yelling with fervor: "We want freedom for the
Not true. They are never concerned with freedom for the people of
Syria, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, or other such nations. And they are never
preoccupied when Hammas destroys freedom for the Palestinians. They are
only concerned with using the concept of Palestinian freedom as a
weapon against Israeli freedom. The resulting consequence of these
ideological pathologies is the manipulation of the press.
The international press does major damage when reporting on the
question of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. On this topic they don't
inform, they propagandize.
When reporting about Israel the majority of journalists forget the
reporter code of ethics. And so, any Israeli act of self-defense
becomes a massacre, and any confrontation, genocide. So many stupid
things have been written about Israel, that there aren't any
accusations left to level against her.
At the same time, this press never discusses Syrian and Iranian
interference in propagating violence against Israel; the indoctrination
of children and the corruption of the Palestinians. And when reporting
about victims, every Palestinian casualty is reported as tragedy and
every Israeli victim is camouflaged, hidden or reported about with
And let me add on the topic of the Spanish left. Many are the examples
that illustrate the anti-Americanism and anti-Israeli sentiments that
define the Spanish left. For example, one of the leftist parties in
Spain has just expelled one of its members for creating a pro-Israel
website. I quote from the expulsion document: "Our friends are the
people of Iran, Libya and Venezuela, oppressed by imperialism, and not
a Nazi state like Israel."
In another example, the socialist mayor of Campozuelos changed Shoah
Day, commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, with Palestinian Nabka
Day, which mourns the establishment of the State of Israel, thus
showing contempt for the six million European Jews murdered in the
Or in my native city of Barcelona, the city council decided to
commemorate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the State of
Israel, by having a week of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Thus, they invited Leila Khaled, a noted terrorist from the 70's and
current leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a
terrorist organization so described by the European Union, which
promotes the use of bombs against Israel .
This politically correct way of thinking has even polluted the speeches
of president Zapatero. His foreign policy falls within the lunatic
left, and on issues of the Middle East he is unequivocally pro Arab. I
can assure you that in private, Zapatero places on Israel the blame for
the conflict in the Middle East, and the policies of foreign minister
Moratinos reflect this. The fact that Zapatero chose to wear a kafiah
in the midst of the Lebanon conflict is no coincidence; it's a symbol.
Spain has suffered the worst terrorist attack in Europe and it is in
the crosshairs of every Islamic terrorist organization. As I wrote
before, they kill us with cell phones hooked to satellites connected to
the Middle Ages. An yet the Spanish left is the most anti Israeli in
And then it says it is anti Israeli because of solidarity. This is the madness I want to denounce in this conference.
I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am left and by profession a
journalist. Why am I not anti Israeli like my colleagues? Because as a
non-Jew I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish
hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland,
Israel. To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it
is the duty of the non-Jews.
As a journalist it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice,
lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told. As a person
from the left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend liberty,
culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the laws that
the Tablets of the Covenant made into universal principles.
Principles that Islamic fundamentalism systematically destroys. That is
to say that as a non-Jew, journalist and lefty I have a triple moral
duty with Israel , because if Israel is destroyed, liberty, modernity
and culture will be destroyed too.