I got the idea for this post from Batya Medad's excellent post SAVED!! but I want to share it in my own words, with my own spin.
A Dutch court has ruled that the chestnut tree that stood outside the cellar where Ann Frank and her family hid, will not be felled. The suggestion that the 150 year-old tree which gave Ann Frank comfort during her hiding should be felled was met with protests. The tree is old and weak and there is a danger that it could fall into a building or injure someone but conservationists insist that the tree is stable and that it would be a tragedy to felle it. The head of the movement to save the tree said, "the worldwide attention for this tree shows how important this tree of Anne Frank is."
At the same time as protests where under way to save an 150-year old rotting tree, PM Olmert is preparing to travel to Annapolis and carve up Jerusalem. Unable to wait until he has the chance to hand chunks of Israel over to the Arabs, Olmert has just released 400 Palestinian terrorists and handed over millions of dollars and weapons over to Fatah. Head of the Manhigut Yehudit faction of the Likud, Moshe Feilgin issued this press release: He suggests that it would be much more efficient for Olmert to simply shoot a number of Jews every day. "Why bother with all the bureaucracy?" he asked.
The Prime Minister of Israel is prepared to spend billions of dollars to uproot 200 000 Jews from Judea and Samaria, to put Israel into an extremely indefensible position and to return to the pre-67 borders, or the 'Auschwitz Line' as it is known. And who are our wonderful peace partners, the "moderates"? Why of course the same Fatah whose charter states that: "Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People's armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated." (Article 19) Or what about Article 25: "Convincing concerned countries in the world to prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem." And the Hamas charter which says that "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." Seems like great peace partners!
Come to think of it, I do recall somebody about 60 years ago who wanted the 'obliteration' of Israel, the Jewish Nation, and I also do remember that many Jews could not escape his evil grasp because "concerned countries" were convinced to "prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem". Nah! That couldn't happen again! Look at how people protested the felling of Ann Frank's tree!
It couldn't happen? Has the world really changed? I don't see any huge protests to stop Israel from being chopped up or "wiped off the map". Actually, I'm sure that the people who were most instrumental in saving Ann Frank's tree at most will shrug about the plan to initiate a Final Solution to the Zionist Problem, if not wholeheartedly support the 'liberation of Occupied Palestine'-- ***cough,cough*** Somehow, people seem to be willing to contribute money to build big Holocaust monuments or to make Holocaust studies part of the curriculum but are awfully apathetic about the prospect of a second one.
The world's favourite Jew is Ann Frank, the suffering, weak Jew. The only good Jew isn't necessarily a dead one; only a week one. But for the fighting, free Jews in Israel, the world has no patience. A Jew is acceptable as long as he stays quiet, keeps his head down and doesn't make much noise; in other words, returns to the ghetto. That's why the same people who contribute huge sums to Holocaust education will indulge in all the ridiculous slander about 'Zio-Nazis' and the 'Palestinian Holocaust' and every other vile libel that aims at delegitimizing the Jewish State. The anti-semitism of the past has morphed into a fierce anti-Zionism. Instead of the Jews plotting to take over the world, the US went to war for Israel. Instead of the Jews using Christian blood for matzot, Israel kills Arab babies for fun. Instead of the Jews being a debased race, witnesses to the suffering of those who reject G-d, Israel is an illegimate colonialist state and has no right to exist.
The way for Germany and the world as a whole to make ammends for the Holocaust is not to apologize since words are meaningless. It is not to fill Europe with monuments to the destroyed communities but to resolve to fight the modern day Nazis, those who wish for the Jews 'to be pushed into the sea'. We don't want ammends, reparations or memorials but for the world to stand in support of our right to live in our own land. Unfortunately, just like during the Holocaust, the world will most likely remain silent.