Israel & EU work to make Holocaust education relatable to Muslims


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I-24 NEWS – Representatives from the European Union and Israel met on Tuesday in Jerusalem for a seminar on fighting racism, including a discussion on making Holocaust education accessible to Muslim students, the Jerusalem Post reports.

The central focus of the 10th EU-Israel Seminar on Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Anti-Semitism was fighting anti-Semitism via education and online platforms, according to the report.

As concern mounts over rising anti-Semitism around the world, including the Mideast and Europe, the conference discussed ways to make concrete the lessons of the Holocaust.

To this end, a presentation was given on the suffering of North African Jews during the Second World War and on making the Holocaust relevant for immigrants in Europe.

To this end, participants discussed ideas like giving renewed focus to conditions in North African countries, such as Tunisia and Libya, during the war, delegation members told the Jerusalem Post.

“It makes it difficult to be a Holocaust denier if there was a Nazi occupation of your own country and if you were also victims,” Katharina von Schnurbein, European Union coordinator on combating antisemitism, told the newspaper.

“We thought Israel could offer something useful by showing various facets of how the Shoah is taught to Arab and Muslim populations here,”she said. “Israel faces some similar challenges to Europe – we want young Israeli Arabs to learn this history when it’s not a natural part of their narrative. Europe faces a similar situation – they want to teach them this history that they may feel alienated from, so by looking at it from this way, it creates a point of entry.”

Additionally, said von Schnurbein, educators should acknowledge current discrimination against Muslims, illustrating how some of the same principles on which anti-Semitism is based are also used to justify anti-Muslim discrimination.

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  1. #1 by Geoff Bell on 12/14/2016 - 11:36 am

    Perhaps we should also teach people, particularly Americans, about the genocide of the Palestinian people, and how they help pay for it with their tax dollars !!

  2. #2 by 5 dancing shlomos on 12/14/2016 - 1:56 pm

    let the palestinians see jew kill
    jew steal
    jew fabricate
    jew whine
    all this relate
    able
    now
    palestinians understand
    jew make holocaust
    of others

  3. #3 by James Benn on 12/14/2016 - 3:10 pm

    “Representatives from the European Union and Israel met on Tuesday in Jerusalem for a seminar on fighting racism, including a discussion on making Holocaust education accessible [sic] to Muslim students…”

    Accessible! I feel quite certain that Muslims the world over are positively hangin’ out to hear the endless Jewish whine about, oy vey, how much they, above ALL OTHERS, hef suffered so much. Now that is chutzpah for ya.

    But it does underscore how pivotal the Judaistical sense of grievance is to their continued and continuing dreadful behavior and overweening sense of moral superiority. Like any criminal, underlying their actions is a deep narcissistic sense of ‘hurt’. Complete with that deep, narcissistic sense of entitlement. It’s NEVER about them. It’s ALWAYS the other guy. It’s ALWAYS the fault of the ‘Goy’!

    People get arrested at all kinds of different stages of emotional development. Many in the ‘Zest’ have been trapped in eternal adolescence. The Juze, en masse, seems to be trapped in the solipsistic world of the traumatized infant. The tantrum throwing 5 yr old who has grown into a full-blown sociopath.

    But who are these ‘representatives’ of the EU, pray tell? Every sociopath needs enablers. Easy money makes fools of everyone. What a bunch of clowns!

    Money fer nuthin’ … and the shiksas fer free.

  4. #4 by Michael Mazur on 12/15/2016 - 1:01 am

    Well, it’s plain to me that the Jews are pushing the envelope a bit towards sharing the Holocaust mantle with Muslims, for they too suffered would be the narrative yet to be fleshed out here.

    The Jews would have to be combing through war time records of German and Arab relations in the Middle East, looking for atrocities perpetrated against the Arabs.

    There weren’t any.

    Fabrications, if advanced, will be torn to shreds, and prove to observers and to Muslims that the Jews were wanting to use suitably enraged Muslims to hunt and kill Germans, and by extension, other Europeans.

  5. #5 by Leila Abdelmeguid on 12/17/2016 - 6:58 am

    High school students at my children’s “Islamic” school in the USA read “Anne Frank” and I’ve seen a poster in one of the classrooms about the “Holocaust”. I guess there aren’t any Muslim teenage girls who have had to endure wars that our children could learn about instead. The message here is that we should be more concerned with our enemy’s suffering 70 years ago than with our own people’s problems today… In fact, those are rarely, if ever mentioned. I haven’t seen any books written by Palestinians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians or Yemenis or ANY Muslims for that matter that are required reading for these Muslim students…or posters about them. Furthermore, a news letter was sent home boasting about an “interfaith” basketball game between our students and Jewish students from a local synagogue. When I expressed concern over these issues, our pricipal (who is an American Muslim convert) explained to me that the Jews have shown “an outpouring of support for us against ‘Islamophobia'”, and that our school will be “cooperating” with them in the future. All of the major mosques in my area are similarly Judaizad. I feel as if there is no place for me and my kids. Time to homeschool.

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