The Los Angeles Times
There are times when you open up The New York Times and read about a something that is so touching, so sad, so despairing that you pause for a moment. Today was not one of those mornings.
The Times reported that noted fraud Elie Wiesel lost his life savings in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. His wife also invested with Madoff and lost everything as well. The Elie Wiesel charity lost $15.2 million from Madoff, which constituted nearly all if not all of its budget. The charity though have not been shut down.
Wiesel, in his typically obnoxious sanctimonious style, went on about his tragedy last night. So sad, boo hoo.
“This was a personal tragedy where we discovered all of a sudden what we had done in 40 years — my books, my lectures, everything — was gone.”
Wizzel went on about one of his meeting with Madoff: ““We must have spoken about ethics. Some learn, and some don’t.” Do you see how full of himself this guy is? He thinks he’s some sort of walking-wisdom-dispensing-machine.
So, why am I happy that such a calamity has befallen Wiesel? Because Wiesel is one of the biggest unsubtle frauds in America. This is a guy so talks a good game about standing up for justice, standing up for the suffering, standing up for those who have been silenced, but this fraud has never meet an Israeli killing of Palestinians which he did not endorse. He routinely provides cover for Israel, often cynically playing on the memory of the Holocaust.
[The Los Angeles Times]
It’s not that he’s just pro-Zionist. It’s that he has no sympathy for Palestinians whatsoever. Prior to Israel’s uprooting of illegal settlements in Gaza; 8,000 Jews lived on over 20% of the land the Israeli army took an additional 20%. This while 1.5 million Palestinians were crammed into just 60% of the thin Gaza Stripe, making Gaza by far the most densely-populated region in the world. But while Israel was removing its fanatical settlers, Wiesel would have had the world feel sympathy not for the occupied and oppressed Palestinians, but for the colonizing Israelis. Israelis live in luxury as Palestinians squalor in destitution in their shadows, and this Zionist supremacist would have us feel sorry for the occupier than the occupied. He wrote then:
“The images of the evacuation itself are heart-rending. Some of them are unbearable. Angry men, crying women. Children, led away on foot or in the arms of soldiers who are sobbing themselves.
Let’s not forget: these men and women lived in Gaza for 38 years. Successive governments, from the left and the right, encouraged them to settle there. In the eyes of their families, they were pioneers, whose idealism was to be celebrated.
And here they are, obliged to uproot themselves, to take their holy and precious belongings, their memories and their prayers, their dreams and their dead, to go off in search of a bed to sleep in, a table to eat on, a new home, a future among strangers.”
Those Israeli settlers where pushing Palestinians off their land. It wasn’t enough for the Zionist state to have 78% of Palestine, but they wanted more and more land. These people were immoral colonizers and Wiesel makes them out to be idealists. He wants us to feel sorry for “angry men” and “crying women.” These men and women were paid handsomely by their government to leave their homes and they also had brand news homes built for them to move into. Do you know what happens to Palestinians who have their homes demolished to make way for illegal Israeli settlers? They’re not given any compensation or new homes, they’re simply left in the rubble. But, Wiesel has never said anything about them. That’s because people like Wiesel are Jewish supremacists who only care about those within the tribe. They cannot see victims if those victims are not Jewish. Not only. Using the Holocaust they seek to monopolize victimization exclusively to Jews. Once when asked why he – Wiesel – never criticized Israeli brutality of Palestinians, he responded “I cannot say bad things about Jews.” A true humanitarian would not allow ethnic considerations to get in the way of justice and truth. But Wizzle is just a shill for Zionism.
He adds this in his disgusting op-ed: “In the tradition I claim, the Jew is ordered by King Solomon “not to rejoice when the enemy falls.” I don’t know whether the Koran suggests the same.” What is Wiesel saying in this paragraph? That the Jewish people are simply superior to everyone else, especially Muslims. Right before this paragraph he writes that Palestinians are actually happy that Israel settlers are leaving. He has the temerity to suggest that Palestinians should mourn Israel settlers who have taken their land. If he feels that way, then he should establish a memorial to SS Guards. But Wiesel then adds that unlike those uncouth Arabs, the Jews are a superior people with superior values, they do not “rejoice when the enemy falls.” He then follows with a swipe against Islam by falsely implying that Islam is an un-compassionate faith as opposed to Judaism. What the whole of that line but to seek to attack Islam with a bigoted brush? He wants to sneakily attack the faith. And, for the record, most Israelis do “rejoice when the enemy falls.” They chant “Death to the Arabs” and dance on the “Hill of Shame.” The Palestinians have every right to rejoice and should rejoice as the enemy Israel falls back further and further into oblivion. And I join in that joy.
People who are selfish and selective in their compassion like Wiesel deserve no sympathy when the tide turns against them.
And this is why I feel even less sorry for Wiesel: Because he routinely lies in his cause on behalf of Israel. He recently took out a full-page ad in the New York Times pleading to Obama to stop pressuring Israel on settlements. In this ad, he also stated that Jerusalem, even Arab East Jerusalem which Palestinians demand as their future capital, should remain under exclusive Israel control. He stated that Jerusalem has long been the heart of Judaism, but in his effort to undermine Palestinian claims to the city he stated that Islam does not uphold Jerusalem since, he claims, it is never mentioned in the Qur’an. This is a lie:
In it, Wiesel discounts Muslim claim to Jerusalem entirely because he said that there was on mention of Jerusalem in the Qur’an at all (a lie because it is here: سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى
but Wiesel has a long history of lying and fabricating. So what is new, really.
And, of course, Jerusalem has long captured Muslim hearts as the city Saladin liberated from the Crusades, it is home of one of the most magnificent Islamic architecture – The Dome of the Rock – and enjoys the status of the third most holiest city in Islam.
And, of course, Palestinians are also Christians and Christianity also regards Jerusalem as holy. And the city is home of Christian landmarks. So Palestinians have two religious claims to the city.
Wiesel also makes the lie that Arabs are allowed to live where ever they want and that only under Israeli control has the city been open to all three faiths. Of course, the city was open to all three faiths under Islamic sovereignty for centuries with the 1948-1967 period being the only time the eastern half of the city was restricted for Jews in retaliation for the Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Palestine, including Israel’ ethnic cleansing of whole Arab neighborhoods from West Jerusalem. So the Arabs just returned the dishonor. But that was the only time Jews were prohibited from living in part of the city, and it was an act which the Zionists brought on their own due to their initial destructive acts against Palestinians and their decision to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from West Jerusalem.
Today, under Israeli control and occupation the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the West has been completed and now Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestinians from the East now with over 4,000 Palestinians expelled last year alone. Israel is building more and more Jewish settlements in the eastern city to create ‘facts on the ground’ and embed Jewish occupation. It is a lie that Arabs can live where ever they want. They cannot live in the West and it is nearly impossible to secure a housing permit in the east as well.
And the city is not open to all three faiths since Israel is trying to kick out two of those faiths and establish a Jewish-only presence in a city holy to all three faiths.
But, of course, a self-righteous Zionist like Wiesel could care less about the truth and about humanitarian empathy as long as his beloved Israel triumphs. All he cares about is Zionism and all the lies and injustices in the name of Zionism are justified as far as he is concerned.