As A German Jew And Refugee From Nazi Germany, “I am Ashamed of Israel”

Photo Credit: German National Archive (Creative Commons)
Photo Credit: German National Archive (Creative Commons)

 

By Lilian Rosengarten

“I need to say again, as a Jew and refugee from Nazi Germany  I am ashamed of Israel, a country I once hoped to love.  Zionism  has succeeded  to activate the rise of anti-Semitism, a result in my view of a grisly, brutal agenda of ethnic cleansing, , apartheid and human rights crimes against Palestinians.”

A submarine, the biggest  ever constructed in Germany is being delivered to the Israeli Navy that has the capacity to carry a nuclear weapon. The cost is more than 1 billion Euros, 33%  has been covered by the German government. This is the 4th German built submarine delivered. That it was built by the Thyssen Krupp marine builders is an odd twist of fate. Krupp Industries employed workers conscripted by the Nazi regime from across Europe. These workers were initially paid, but as Nazi fortunes declined they were kept as slave workers.

Krupp industries was prosecuted after the end of war for its support to the Nazi regime and use of forced labour.(Wikipedia) In 1997 a takeover created Thyssen Krupp Stahl AG. That Krupp industries employed workers forced to work for the Nazi Regime across Europe and to served Hitler in his war against Jews and other “undesirables” underlies an important question. How do we understand Germany’s surreal behavior as it supplies massive U Boats built for war to Zionist Israel? What ambivalence and hidden motives must feed into Germany’s relationship to Israel?

Surreal, terrifying. The nightmare from which I cannot wake is the shame I feel as a Jew to be witness once again to Nationalism and racism in the form of Zionist Israel’s crimes against Palestinians as well as blind collaborative support  of Israel by the US and Germany in particular.  Of course, this support is misdirected for to support genocide is a crime itself.  What drives them in this misguided blindness?  Of course we cannot exclude enormous financial gains in the business of war games that offer enormous monetary wealth through the killing machines. What existential fears create such a corruption of alliances as well as the destruction of the entire Middle East by NATO with the US at its helm. It goes on, reignited again at this moment to fight some other “terrorist” phantom.

I received a report from the Daily Beast It says:  (Nico Hines and Sami Yosafzai  8/11/14)

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Shameful and not surprising that a nation capable of such evil, can without much conscience support evil. More at Source