Report: White House Blocked Holocaust Statement That Explicitly Mentioned Jews


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State Department drafted statement specifically naming Jewish victims to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, but Trump’s White House replaced it with the now controversial statement omitting Jews entirely.

ed note–no one should underestimate the significance of what took place with regards to the WH generalizing the ‘Holocaust’. By making it inclusive of Gentile suffering, what Trump did in effect was to pull the teeth out of a wild beast and thus level the battlefield for Gentiledom. That organized Jewish interests are STILL screeching about it over a week later should be evidence enough that the course that Trump has laid out with regards to dealing with the ultimate menace has not been seen before in American history, save that of the actions of JFK, murdered by Israel  for his role in trying to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of Judea, Inc.

Haaretz

The White House nixed a statement that the State Department had drafted to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day that specifically mentioned Jewish victims and replaced it with the now controversial release that omitted Jews entirely, Politico reported on Thursday. 

The statement, reportedly crafted by Boris Epshteyn, a special assistant to President Donald Trump, was a marked departure from past statements by U.S. presidents commemorating the Holocaust, which included a clear reference to the loss of six million Jewish lives and to the Nazi regime’s unique focus on the Jews.

People familiar with the matter told Politico that the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy on Holocaust Issues wrote a statement that explicitly included and commemorated Jewish victims, echoing previous statements.

But according to the report, a White House official said the State Department had not been asked to draft its own document. According to the official, the White House had told the State Department not to issue its own statement because it would come after 7 P.M., adding that the White House had not seen the State Department’s draft until it released its own.

The statement, in which Trump decried the “horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror,” was praised by Richard Spencer, the leading ideologue of the so-called alt-right. Spencer hailed the statement’s omission, which he dubbed  the “de-Judaification” of the Holocaust, as an important, perhaps revolutionary step. He dismissed Jewish responses to the statement as “kvetching,” using a Yiddish term for complaining.

Israel’s ambassador to the United States slammed the statement in a tweet: “After the Holocaust took away so much from the Jews, we must not take the Holocaust itself away from the Jews.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, called the statement “puzzling and troubling,” adding that past administrations – both Democratic and Republican – specifically mentioned the Jewish aspect when commenting on the Holocaust.

In an attempt to explain the statement, the White House doubled down on its omission, saying that the reason for the unusual wording was that non-Jews were also among the victims of the Holocaust. “Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered,” Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the White House, told CNN.

Following the spokesman’s statement, two leading U.S. right-wing Jewish groups, both of which strongly supported Trump during his campaign, denounced the statement. The Republican Jewish Coalition called the omission “unfortunate,” while the president of the Zionist Organization of America expressed his “chagrin and deep pain.” 

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and head of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center who delivered a benediction at Trump’s inauguration, called the statement a mistake. The Wiesenthal Center called for the White House statement to be “updated to specifically mention the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazis.”

  1. #1 by TonyFromIN on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    Let the whining, moaning, groaning, whaling, belly-aching, kvetching(tm), lamentations and complaining begin…….

  2. #2 by TonyFromIN on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    “Put up your dukes, them’s figh-ten words”

  3. #3 by MIka on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    Yes jews died but were not gassed or burned by millions …evidence of bodies or ashes is missing. Lack of medicine and food towards the end and typhus killed many. Why make laws to protect history when you protecting a lie.

  4. #4 by guitar102 on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    It’s very important for business (Shoah business) that the Jews status as perenniel victims be safeguarded to the extent that no other victims of WWII (and I mean victims of banksters not Hitler) merit any mention. This reminds me that during the 40th anniversary observance rabbis were physically attacked gay prided people seeking recognition for persecution against them.

  5. #5 by Colin on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    I like it. Maybe a subtle message that the administration will not cater to the jews. Hope so.

    ed note–exactly what I was thinking as well, him wanting to convey the fact that the rules have changed and the parameters are not as they were before.

  6. #6 by derek on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    Mika – “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
    Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)

  7. #7 by marcion on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    Forcing AIPAC to register as foreign agents would go a long way in helping the American people understand what Trump is up against.

  8. #8 by Galahad Threepwood on 02/03/2017 - 9:34

    This is excellent news, but let’s not fool ourselves. They still control the media, Hollywood, and most western governments, so don’t expect the truth about the Holohoax to come out any time soon.
    They will do anything to maintain that lie.

    Laws forbidding the questioning of the holocaust are evidence that it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

  9. #9 by Michael Mazur on 02/04/2017 - 9:34

    This also means he’s not going to be confrontational with Iran, for the Remembrance Day message also reminded me of December 2015, when he said to the Republican Jewish Congress, ‘I don’t want your money, I just want your vote’.

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