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July 28, 2014 1:03 pm

Fmr. Shin Bet Chief Warns: ‘If European Countries Fail to Protect Their Jews, the State of Israel Will’

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In a blunt warning to a visiting group of European diplomats over a looming jihadi threat, a former deputy Shin Bet chief on Monday said “if you do not stand by our side, the day when Islamic terror will reach your homes, your beds and your kindergartens will come soon.”

Speaking with Danish, Swedish and Dutch ambassadors to Israel, as well as officials from the embassies of Britain, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Germany, Knesset Member Israel Hasson (Kadima), pointed out that “NATO bombed 5,000 civilians in Kosovo just because it was insulted; 27,000 Iraqi civilians were bombed during the American invasion because they posed a danger to the US; there is not a country in the world that can talk to us about morality.”

Hasson, speaking at an “urgent meeting” of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee on the situation of Jewish communities in Europe, warned that “If European countries fail to protect their Jews, the State of Israel will. Jewish blood is not cheap blood.”

A wave of violent protests, direct attacks and ominous antisemitism in the streets, schools, and media has swept the Continent is recent weeks, predicated on Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to foil rocket fire from Gaza, and tunneling beneath Israeli territory near the coastal enclave.

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MK Shimon Ohayon (Yisrael Beitenu), referred to dozens of violent pro-Palestinian protests across Europe and said Israel is fighting “the war of the free and enlightened world against the darkness of Islamism.”

Had the world truly been concerned about the violence, “we would have seen protests all over Europe against the terrible acts being committed in Syria, where some 200,000 people have been raped and butchered,” Ohayon said, according to the Knesset statement.

Representatives of the Jewish communities in Europe, who arrived in Israel with the help of the Israeli Jewish Congress, spoke about their sense of insecurity. “Calls of `death to Jews` and `burn the Jews in gas chambers’ are heard regularly on the streets,” one representative said.

The European envoys condemned the anti-Semitic attacks in their countries and described the tools their governments use to combat the phenomenon. A representative of the French embassy in Tel Aviv said his country pledges “zero tolerance for displays of anti-Semitism,” adding that “every attack on France`s Jews is an attack on all of France.”

France, he said, had beefed up security around the Jewish communities even before the recent anti-Israel demonstrations. “France is not denying that there is a problem… The French government’s efforts against acts of racism will gradually increase,” said the official.

Dutch Ambassador to Israel Caspar Veldkamp noted that his country’s attorney general has opened cases against 40-50 people who participated in a radical demonstration and chanted anti-Semitic slogans.

“Absorption Committee Chairman MK Yoel Razvozov (Yesh Atid) said a distinction must be made between freedom of expression and incitement. The European countries must protect the Jews within their territory,” he said. “Otherwise, terror will eventually reach you.”

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  • DaveHolden

    “Europe murdered andf expelled its Jews and welcomed the Arab muslims. ”

    Two lies in one sentence.

  • Please! Would every one catch hold of the idea that Israel needs to go above and beyond control of the targets it selects. While hamas will continue, though the x72 hour cease fire still holds, to launch its attacks from close proximity to Public buildings, Schools and even Hospitals. Air strikes are precise, so let the World see every occasion Israel is forced to strike back as a measured strike, though with collateral cost!

  • Karina

    Moreover dont panick, BARAK HUSSEIN ONAMA HAS ONLY 2 years left!! After that he is done, all his people and everything! The Republicans will be taking this country and get it back to its normal path (I do love the American continents, Although there is different points of view it will never escalate to how EUROPE the cancer of the world did) moreover I do repeat LETS BE ALL PREPEARED if things get nasty, we WILL get nasty too!!!!

    • LevAryeh

      Very silly post. Obama has nothing to do with all of this. It’s all way bigger than any one US politician or administration. Major global forces are at work. Try to see past your narrow partisanship.

  • Karina

    Dont worry Israel, We the jews around other countries will NEVER EVER let something like the Holocaust happen to us. If things start to get very violent, we will go outside and fight and will never keep SILENT about anything! If I have to die because im Jewish and the world will condemn me and kill me because of that… I will make sure Ill take a 100 heads with me!!

    • D’vorah

      Karina, I wish your words were true, but already I am seeing Jews who would rather hide behind closed doors and not do or say anything to upset the anti-Semites around them. History is repeating itself in so many ways. There are so many Jews who think that the govt will look after them, that it can’t happen again and that we shouldn’t be speaking out and drawing attention to ourselves. It’s the same attitude that saw Jews die in ghettos because their “leaders” told them not to try and escape, they would be safer where they were, only to see them all die anyway. But there are those who have a fighting spirit and they are beginning to stand up and speak out and will not be lead away like lambs to the slaughter and when things get really ugly in the diaspora, which is coming real quick, thank G-d that Israel is there waiting for us. Get home people! Aliyah now!

  • Wm. J. Levy

    Finally someone stands up and speaks for the Jews.

    Not one Jewish organization had the guts to threaten the Europeans that Jewish blood is cheap and comes with a very high price. Put the fear of reprisals and death to these haters of Jews and the hatred will stop. Muslims are crazy and there should be increased security and safety measures including weapons training, carrying weapons and armed Jewish guards protecting Jews.

    France, Britain and Germany are terrified of their Muslim populations mainly young, unemployed and criminal minded.

    The dangers of Muslim victory in 1732 has now been realized without them firing a shot.

    Good for Israel. Kol Ha kavod

  • Tull Kidron

    Only on error here: The protests across Europe are not pro-Palestinian, they are anti-Israel and anti-Jew. If they were pro-Palestinian, the people would shout out for Hamas to stop using their own citizens as human shields and using their homes, schools, mosques and refugees and rocket launch sites and military command centres. They would lobby Hamas to stop embezzling the aid they receive to build terror tunnels and buy weapons instead of to feed their people and build infrastructure for a civlized society.

  • Dannykid

    Europe murdered andf expelled its Jews and welcomed the Arab muslims. Gezundheit.

    Jews will leave, Europe will be Judenrein and the gutters will flow with blood. Gezundheit.

    • E benAbuya

      In 1492 the Spanish expelled all their Jews. Their economy has yet to recover.

  • So, reading between the lines, Israel will be playing “Wahabbi” extremist and killing European kids? Just another Israeli “false flag”.

    Phil Giraldi, former CIA Station Chief of Turkey despises you as do most all in CIA, FBI and Australian services.

    You need to get out more.

    Stay tuned for the next video in the series focusing on ur psycho rabbi’s and high tech military and civilian contracts.

    Brendon.

    • Shari

      The CIA, FBI, and Western intelligence have been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. They also now control American foreign policy. They have an office on Capitol Hill and meet regularly with this administration. Your support of Islamists is suicidal. For as it states in the Quran, Sura 9:5 “Slay the unbelievers wherever you may find them” and they have been doing just that for 1400 years.

    • Jeffrey Justin

      I see the brainless are out again! Shari on one side and Brendan on the other . So tell me Where were American Jews during the second world war? and where were the Brits after the second world war? But the statements about the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Washington? infiltrating the CIA ,FBI,Western Intelligence? Waky ,just Wacky

  • Renard M.L. Poules

    Never Again. Will we in Germany be silent about hatred towards Jews and display of Ant-Semitism. Not everyone turns a blind eye. Many are aware of today’s situation and will go out of their way to speak up and act.
    I know that this is an effort that cannot stop. As Sam Harris stated in his latest blog entry: Israel is everywhere.

  • Sonia Willats

    WHY is the Obama / Kerry regime so pro-terrorist and anti-Israel? How do Europeans and Anericans swallow the fact that Kerry met with Hamas – an acknowledged terrorist organisation who uses its citizens as human shields (not even Fatah was invited) and Qatar and Turkey, and, of course, Israel is not invited. And they DISCARD THE ISRAEL / EGYPT cease-fire agreement in favor of the Terrorist-extremist one, and KERRY AND OBAMA AND BAN Ki MOON THEN THREATEN ISRAEL THAT SHE MUST BOW TO THEIR CEASE-FIRE TERMS. They do not acknowledge that Israel has kept 5 cease-fire agreements whilst Hamas broke even their own unilateral cease-fire agreement after 2pm Sunday, killing one IDF soldier.

    Israel has said “fire will be met with fire, quiet will be met with quiet.” Effectively that means that, provided Hamas stops shelling, Israel will stop. But Hamas doesn’t stop BECAUSE THEIR LEADERSHIP IS UNDERGROUND AND IN HOTELS.

    Lastly, the TERROR TUNNELS make the mortars look like love letters. These were designed for SUDDEN AND MASS DESTRUCTION, KIDNAPPING ETC. OF CIVILIANS (they even had sleeping drugs in the tunnels, no doubt designed to put to sleep in order to abduct Israeli children.) And NOBODY CONDEMNS these TERROR TUNNELS! From them the first casualties of this war issued, and many, many more have been foiled over the last few weeks.

    All the world’s a farce. How many leaders of countries in this world speak from the heart, out of conviction, for truth and justice and even-handedness? One – Stephen Harper? WHO IS OBAMA????

    • Robin

      The Bible says that the world will turn against Israel. Obama and Kerry aren’t even the beginning but they are in the perfect positions to propagate their hatred for Israel as all ‘good’ leaders do.

    • Rina

      Well said , Sonia Willats!

      From the start of his presidency , the vibes were never positive.
      Either Obama does not have good intelligence/advisors or else he has always been aligned with the other side.

      What other conclusion can any sane person come to, given the overflow of irrefutable facts?

      It really is a world “gone mad” , when truth is shot down in flames & propaganda rules the day.

  • HISTORY HAS PROVEN OVER AND OVER THAT ANTISEMITISM IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF EUROPEANS…NOW YOU ADD TO THAT THE FOUNDATIONAL ANTISEMITISM OF ISLAM…AS WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID: MEIN KAMPF WAS THE NEW KORAN…KEEP IN MIND HOW MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES COLLABORATED WITH THE NAZIS…HINT: Everyone except Denmark.

    • Tony Oliver

      “Everyone except Denmark”? Really? When the UK stood alone against the Nazis was that an act of collaboration? Was the Kindertransport rescue an act of collaboration? The UK lost 383,800 military personnel and 67,100 civilians as a result of her defiance of Nazi Germany; was that an act of collaboration? The UK could have adopted a policy of appeasement and reduced her casualty figures to zero, but she didn’t. The Danes were certainly courageous, but they were not alone in their bravery.

      • Herb Grossman

        Britain held Palestine in trust for a Jewish homeland under the League of Nations’ Mandate and closed its gates to Jews trying to escape the impending Holocaust in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions could have been saved if Britain merely followed its obligations under international law.

        • HH

          millions

      • Reg Vernon

        The world owes Britain a debt of gratitude for its WW2 sacrifices, including the Jews who would have been annihilated. But Britain could have done more to protect the Jews of Eastern Europe from their fate. And it could have done more to treat Jewish refugees who survived the war with humanity instead of sending them back to Germany. Britain fought the war for its own geo-political reasons, to prevent German hegemony over Europe. It did not do so to save the Jews.
        However, it has to be acknowledged that there was collaboration by Britain and other European countries, and especially the USA, pre-WW2. Mainly by the provision of finance.
        It also has to be acknowledged that there was then, and still remains now, a strong streak of anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist sentiment in British politics. It comes to the fore in occasional outbursts but is also reflected in the current spate of pro-Palestinian protests across Europe, protests that were not made in response to Arab v Arab atrocities in Syria, Iraq, Libya, etc. And not a peep about attacks on Christianity in Arab countries. Altogether, a very distorted perspective.

  • art

    Israel has the right to protect its own. The French, Brits, Russians etc have ALL launched military operations outside their borders to defend their people when the local authorities could not or would not

  • “Calls of `death to Jews` and `burn the Jews in gas chambers’ are heard regularly on the streets,”

    There is no future for European Jews, except in Israel.

  • Shmuel HaLevi

    As a former front line soldier myself, father of two sons and a daughter that serve in the IDF, I ask you all to PREPARE yourselves for self defense. We could help you you but cannot fight in your lieu. Whoever inculcated on some of our people that by selling out other Jews or by assimilating silently they would escape the attentions of the hordes of anti-Semitic fins, misled you badly. In particular Islamic crazies will not stop going after Jewish people to murder.
    TRAIN to defend and honor your own before is too late.

    Shmuel
    Former Senior Fellow Engineer, US Dept of Defense Military Avionics Programs. Invited Consultant to the IMoD.

    • Nina

      To do such things sir is possible if the french jewish community is not divisée (divided ?).

      Egocentrism, selfishness, powers for little things that’s all we have in France ! It’s a pity espcially when jews want, need deeply a unification of all forces.

      We all can’t leave ! We need organization in France AND Belgium as fast as possible.

  • “The first duty of the Government is to afford protection to its citizens.”
    Israel has the duty and obligation to defend its citizens, anything less is a dereliction of duty by the government.
    A total destruction of Hamas and all those who want to destroy Israel.
    World opinion did not count or cared when six million Jews were killed by the Nazis.
    The world does not care now either. “If I am not for myself who is”
    Israel must complete the mission to destroy Hamas and its infrastructure at all costs, no holds barred.

    • Why can’t these terrorists leave Israel alone and accept its existance and try to live and learn by Israel.

      Quite right, get it over with quickly so no more beautiful Israeli soldiers are taken.
      Wipe Hamas out once and for all.

  • Islam is taking over Europe and The UK. Soon many of the European women and their young girls will be Islamic Sex Slaves.

    The only country their remnants will be able to turn to for help will be Israel.

    • Stephen Green

      Sad to say that many young girls are already the sex slaves of Muslims in this country. Just check through the cases going through court in this country today.

  • rulierose

    well there’s one silver lining in this terrible situation: at least the gloves are off about “anti-Semitism” vs. “anti-Zionism,” and we can now say that they are the same thing.

    there can be no doubt that what’s going on has little to do with Israel and everything to do with Jews.

    • Rina

      Too right!! Enough with the pretence…

  • Predictably, although Israel is winning the battles, she is suffering unfair condemnation—not only in Europe, but here in America, especially with the likes of the NY Times and CNN. It was quite refreshing for me to hear Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, in an interview with Erin Burnett, call out CNN’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza as irresponsible and one-sided, citing its coverage of a UN run school wherein 16 children were killed. As Dermer pointed out, CNN failed to mention that there were missiles stored in UN schools and that Israel warned them to vacate! Dermer castigated CNN’s one-sided reporting as a “disservice to its viewers.”

    It’s unbelievable to note that when the UN discovered missiles in their schools—what did they do with them?—they handed them over to Hamas! Hamas, who targets school children with their missiles and terrorist attacks! We don’t know exactly what happened at that school, but it is entirely possible that the missile that hit it was fired by Hamas, landing short of its target as other rockets had.

    It seems that no matter the provocation, Israel is condemned. Hamas launches over 2,000 missiles and Obama and the EU demand restraint! Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman points out that there was not a single condemnation of the killing of 3,000 Palestinians in the Yarmuk refugee camp in Syria. And very little was said about the Christians of Mosul in northern Iraq that were given 24 hours by ISIS to convert, leave, or die. A church dating back 1800 years, before the advent of Islam, was then burned to the ground. The Western media were too busy decrying the “massacre” in Gaza.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    HILLARY = OBAMA 3, and 4

    Where is our President Obama as our foreign policy has turned into a complete disaster.

    Video of Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS: President Obama, You Have Some Nerve:.

    Video is on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8c795KymA

    Another holocaust is possible. If it happened once it can happen again. Thank G-d we have Israel. We need to do everything possible to keep Israel militarily strong. Jews get out of Europe. There can be no compromise regarding Israel nor can we depend on the good will of others. This unfortunately is a lesson that many Jews have never learned. Never forget, never forgive never again. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    • Jackson

      Well said! I wish you would post your comments in the New York Times.

    • B.Abraham

      Now what do you expect from a black American with a Muslim name like “Barack – Blessing” and not being named after the great Shephardi philosopher “Baruch (d’Espinosa), and who was brought up despising Jewish values and then went to study in the country with the largest Muslim population – Indonesia – where the values of the former Dutch rulers of “real” democracy and tolerance were also trampled on by their authorities. Just try to imagine who voted him in and the probable low-intellectual or incompetent abilities of his electorate and then it is understandable that they voted in someone who doesn’t have the welfare or blessings of the USA or the world in mind. It is already clear to see that higher – call them supernatural – powers are already bringing in many disasters, at the moment maybe just as warnings, but soon as horrendous punishment of the way the Children of Israel are mistreated.

  • Bernard Ross

    The institutions of europe: gov., church, etc. will turn a blind eye to jew killing while talking otherwise. The hunting down and beating of a young Jew from a facebook page is the wave of the future. It is the strategy that will be used in many countries where there are muslim populations. They will use terror tactics against the Jews in western nations and those nations will do nothing but talk.

  • Bill Cohn

    Well actually over 200000 innocent civilians were killed by the us and the UK in Afganistan and Iraq if my memory serves me right not 27000

  • Eric R.

    The Europeans want to drive the Jews out of Europe into Israel for two reasons:

    First, they want to have a Judnerein Europe.

    Second, they really do share Hitler’s belief that Jews are all the cause of the world’s problems, and the more that can be put in Israel and destroyed by Iran’s nukes, the better for everyone (Iran and Hezbollah openly state this).

    As for remaining Jews, they believe two things:

    a) Two Shoahs in a century would convince most Jews that they are cursed, and make them convert.

    b) Assuming a massive Israeli nuclear retaliation guts the world’s oil supplies and many major cities in Europe and the Islamic world, resulting in worldwide economic collapse, then the Europeans hope that people all over the world will massacre Jews and even round up and exterminate the Jews left.

    And yes, they would be willing to suffer millions of their own dead in a “Samson Option” to accomplish all this.

    • Tony Oliver

      Eric R, you’re as mad as David Icke.

      • Scott

        Be careful Tony,
        The former President of Iran absolutely stated what Eric said. I’m not talking about Ahmadinijad either. I’m talking about Rafsanjani – he, the supposed “moderate”……

        • Tony Oliver

          Scott, we all know about Iran’s stated intentions, but Eric R was presenting a conspiracy theory about what “The Europeans” want to do. Whilst anti-Semitism under the guise of anti-Zionism is on the rise in many European countries, Eric’s scenario is a fantasy little different from the fantasies of David Icke. Asserting that there is some great pan-European plan to enact another Shoah, the purpose of which is to convert Jews (presumably to Christianity)is ludicrous. Europe is becoming more and more secular by the day.

      • andy

        Eric R., You have a wild imagination.

  • Emanuel

    Do it Please. Proud. We will help them in any way. In the meantime US needs Jewish Defense League all over our own boyscouts teaching our kids self defense and gun rights from a young age.

    • ralph levitt

      Amen

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