The Blue & White
By Israel Shamir
generation, the name of Danny the Red, or Daniel Cohn-Bendit,
is forever connected to Paris and the glorious revolution of 1968,
to Godards La Chinoise and Antonionis Zabriski Point,
to It is forbidden to forbid graffiti in universities,
to long haired hippies, to marijuana and free love, to barricades
in Paris and Berkeley and to the sweet wind of freedom that swept
across the continents. Like its great predecessor, the Spring
of Nations in 1848, the 1968 uprising failed but it transformed
Europe and the US. Danny the Red was a mover of the revolution
and a great source of inspiration for those of us who sought freedom
passed by and Cohn-Bendit, now a respectable Euro MP from the
German Green Party, is visiting Jerusalem. Times have changed
and so has he and it isnt just his waistline. He stresses
that he is neither Zionist nor anti-Zionist. Jews can live in
Europe, too; they do not have to move to Israel. He supports creation
of a Palestinian state, he says, and is against the occupation.
He feels that Sharon, too, is against the occupation maybe
Sharon wants to have a slightly Greater Israel, but not much greater.
The Wall, inhuman as it is, is a proof of Sharons intention
to limit Israeli expansion.
of his meetings with the boys his new friends,
the War party in Washington. Perle and Wolfowitz shared with him
their plans for the Middle East, he says. They want to give Iraq
to a Hashemite ruler and to push Palestinians into Jordan to create
a Palestinian state there. Then, the Jews will get the whole of
Palestine. They are Bolsheviks, he says. Bolshevik
is a swear word for this new Danny. He has a better, much better
plan: give a state to Palestinians, and bring Israel into NATO
and the European Union. Make Russia, China, everybody declare
their support for the Jewish state, the best and the only democracy
in the Middle East. If the Americans go along, he can deliver
European support for the American occupation of Iraq, he says.
Even his hosts from the liberal Zionist Peace Now shudder
feels he can do it. He has many achievements behind him. He promoted
the dismemberment of Yugoslavia. He supported NATOs bombing
of Serbia into submission. But the Jewish cause occupies much
of his time and effort. He is proud that Germany supplied Israel
with the nuclear-capable submarines at the expense of the German
taxpayer. This gift is their payment for Holocaust,
says the German Euro MP. Why are a million potential casualties
(most probably Arabs) the desired atonement? Isnt he worried
that Iran or Syria can become a target of nuclear warheads from
these submarines? I ask him. No, he is not worried. But
the homicidal maniacs now ruling the Holy Land consider taking
the world down with them, in the words of Martin van Creveld
of Hebrew University. I push him; his country is also liable to
suffer. What country? Danny asks innocently. Born
in France, serving in Brussels and Strasbourg, loving Israel,
he forgot he was representing Germany. Cant a Jew love his
country? Yes, if he knows which country it is.
he does not think Israel is always right. One may, on certain
conditions, criticize Israel. These conditions are rather rigorous
and hard to meet. March last year, a Syrian immigrant and member
of a German state assembly from Cohn-Bendits party, Jamal
Karsli, called on Germany to stop providing Israel with weapons
of mass destruction and referred to the strong Jewish influence
in German media. Cohn-Bendit and his Parteigenossen practically
lynched Karsli for anti-Semitism. Their attack was
supported by Michel Friedman, the most eloquent Jewish spokesman
in Germany this was before this regular patron of
Belarusian whores was apprehended while pushing cocaine.
Have you no qualms, I ask him, for invoking anti-Semitism like
Bush and Ashcroft, Friedman and Foxman? It is a Bolshevik attitude,
he says. One should be able to express a view even if a
similar opinion is expressed by some unpleasant folks. Bravo,
Danny! But why didnt he think that way when he expelled
Karsli from the Party for repeating the Nazi canard of Jewish
control? Why didnt this brilliant thought stop him
or other Jews from forever appealing to the Protocols
of Zion as to their best defense: if the Protocols say the Jews
should take over the media, ipso facto no one is allowed to notice
the steady takeover of the European media by Jewish interests.
Why cant we apply the same maxim here that One should
be able to express a view even if a similar opinion is expressed
by some unpleasant folks.
is that, as a rule, Jews are unable to apply Kants categorical
imperative to make a universal rule. It could provide a definition
of a Jew: a person unable to make an objective moral
because the old religious or ethnic criteria do not apply anymore.
His judgment will be forever different whether it is good for
Jews or bad for Jews. WMD are bad in Gentile hands but good in
Jewish ones. Nationalism of a goy is bad, devotion to the Jewish
cause is good. Equal rights for Jew and non-Jew in Europe is good
but bad in Palestine. Karsli was bad for Jews, so he had to go.
by Cohn-Bendit from the Green Party, Karsli joined the FDP of
Juergen Moellemann, a brave German politician who objected to
the rearmament of Israel and to Jewish control of the German media.
In a short while, Juergen Moellemann had a fatal accident: both
his parachutes did not open. (Practically in the same time, Anna
Lindh, the Swedish Foreign minister and steadfast supporter of
the Palestinian cause was assassinated in Stockholm.) Karslis
political career was stopped in bud.
just the beginning of Cohn-Bendits campaign against Arab
immigrants in Europe. Recently the European Union commissioned
a study on anti-Semitism in Europe. A group of Zionist researchers
took the job and produced a report that blamed anti-Semitism on
Semites more precisely, on Arabs.
an improbable suggestion. The ethnically and religiously diverse
East never knew racism. Anyone with even a limited knowledge of
Arabs knows they have no racial prejudice against Jews per se.
In the past, as David Shasha, a Syrian Jewish researcher wrote,
Jews and other ethnic minorities served within the Islamic
polity as recognized members of a cultured society and participated
in an intimate way in the evolution and development of that society.
In the present, dozens of Jews who support the Palestinian cause
live in Arab Palestinian homes from Rafah to Jenin. Be it Norman
Finkelstein or Jennifer Loewenstein, they never experienced racial
hatred. As for myself, I always felt at home with the Arabs, with
Maghrebis in Marseille and Saudis in London or Egyptians in Cairo
and Palestinians in my hometown of Jaffa.
to show the desired result, the researchers included anti-Israeli
activity within their scope and came to conclusion: Muslims
and pro-Palestinian activists stand behind anti-Semitism in Europe.
Rightly, the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
(EUMC) shelved the report for it was tainted by anti-Muslim
bias and the use of inappropriate research methods. Instead
of recognizing their errors, the researchers went to complain
to the Israeli daily Ha'aratz, that the Europeans dismissed their
report due to excessive political correctness.
When do Jews object to political correctness? Whenever it interferes
with their Muslim-bashing. The European antiracist
watchdog judged the focus on Muslim and pro-Palestinian
perpetrators to be inflammatory and liable to cause civil
war in Europe. But a civil war in Europe against millions
of Arabs and other Muslims is a Zionist objective, a part and
parcel of the US-led War on Islam. Ha'aratz reported:
Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the Greens party in the European Parliament
Tuesday strongly denounced the EUMC for shelving the report.
The completely mad thing is that they didn't want to continue
because they were afraid to offend a certain Muslim opinion
in Europe, he told Israel Radio. This is a completely
crazy and wrong approach. Cohn-Bendit, currently on a
visit to Israel, said the decision to shelve the study was a
big, big, error and that his party would question
the move in the European Parliament at the first opportunity.
Cohn-Bendit is not afraid to upset Muslim sensibility or cause
civil war. Who cares? Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim propaganda pours
out of the Jewish-controlled media in Europe. While Cohn-Bendit
spoke to the students at the Hebrew university, on the other side
of town, Ariel Sharon offered a photo opportunity to the visiting
leader of Italian fascists, Gianfranco Fini. The message was clear:
right or left, Green or Fascist, everyone is welcome to enter
pro-Zionist coalition against Islam.
after the expulsion of Karsli and untimely death of Moellemann,
timid pro-Palestinian groups became even more fearful. They are
constantly attacked by the mainstream parties, both left and right.
The malaise of German national psyche is best expressed by the
rise of the crazy pro-Israeli, anti-German Left. Their
hero is Bomber Harris, the British mass murderer who
razed German cities and killed millions of German civilians during
WWII. Their love is given to Jews. My friend, a pro-Palestinian
activist Ingrid K. (German friends of Palestine are afraid of
media exposure) wrote to me:
so-called Anti-Deutsche Antifa (anti-fascists) worship Bomber
Harris. They are a disastrous group, their main profession is
to act as hyper-Zionists, and attack the leftwing. They managed
to divide the small left in Germany with their focus on Anti-Semitismus.
(Its like we Germans stop thinking when it comes to anti-Semitism.)
The left have come to a sad degree of powerlessness and disorientation.
To stand up for Palestinians is a kind of courage test as one
risks to be cited as an anti-Semite.
Germany is a much-needed member of Europe. Together with France,
Germany could be a major stumbling block for the Zionists and
Neo-Cons. European support is necessary to the Palestinians and
the Iraqis. But this great country, home to Hegel and Marx, Beethoven
and Goethe, is sick, if it is represented by the likes of Cohn-Bendit,
a man who promotes strife between the native Germans and its Muslim
community, supplies Israel with WMD to blackmail Germany in future,
befriends the American and Israeli enemies of the international
law and who silences the pro-Palestinian voices in Germany through
libelous charges of anti-Semitism in short, a man who
preferred the Jewish cause to the cause he upheld once, the cause
of freedom and equality.
Dan, the US
Danny the Blue and White, you write:
"The revolution of 1968 failed, but it transformed Europe
and the United
States. Danny the Red was a mover of the revolution, and a great
inspiration for us, who sought freedom and equality."
was a transforming event: the watershed of the circulation of
that is the foundation of the West today. It was a great success
respect; it destroyed academic curricula, the authority of churches,
legitimacy of states and their histories and family relationships.
created new markets and new sources of wealth, power, and authority.
terms of short range goals 1968 defeated Lyndon Johnson (by default)
through Danny's zealous determination, Charles DeGaulle. Remember
screaming and the rage? The all purpose epithets of "Fascist!"
that provided dependable conclusions to debates? And remember
"Authoritarian Personality" and its corollary about
leading to violence and militarism?
1968 was an astounding success for its catalysts and authors like
Cohn-Bendit and Todd Gitlin. The only failure was that of the
or dupes such as myself. Our narcotic political and cultural fantasies
provided us a way of avoiding reality and we were disappointed
was a discrepancy between the media hype and the morning after
Wolfe calls "that lurid carnival."
his memoirs Gore Vidal recalls a conversation he had with Allen
about Jack Kerouac: "You know around 1968 when we were all
Vietnam War, Jack wrote to me that the war was just an excuse
for 'you Jews
to be spiteful again.' I sometimes think maybe he was right."
I see Danny as a faithful adherent to the goals if not the articulated
ideals of 1968 and his astounding self-confidence and shameless
has been thoroughly warranted in terms of his success. Of course
he is not a
Kantian; he is a "flexible strategizer" You can't get
Kantian if you want to
get laid as Michel Houellebeq so vividly shows in his great novel
and its disastrous aftermath, Elementary Particles.
I dimly perceive Danny through the broken clouded lenses of my
standards of pre-1968 rationality, it is easy enough to "expose
contradictions" with respect to Danny but why would I wish
to do so if the
consequences are so dire and if Danny will only laugh at me and
contemptuously and call me a "schmuck"? In 1968 we had
Danny's permission to
"expose the contradictions"; we do not have his permission
to do so today.
I am aware of this point of view. It is possible to see 1968 as
used and utilized for advancement of the Jewish cause. Indeed,
in France it
came after de Gaulle declared embargo on weapons to Israel; in
the US it was
the break point for the hold of the old elites and the beginning
of the Rise
of Jews. To a great extent, we can say the same about Russia in
while I agree that 'the Jews' had their own agenda, and eventually
the revolution of 1968, their agenda was defeated in Russia in
1936; and it
could be defeated in 1970 in Europe. In short, the revolution
was right and
good, and even Danny the Red was OK when on service of the revolution.
People with live link to 'the Jews' should not be on the top of
revolutionary movement that does not want to be betrayed - it
is a possible
conclusion. The conclusion that I want to avoid (for I disagree
with it) is
that the old elites were fine before 1968 and the revolution was
and erroneous. It went wrong, yes, but the idea was (is) good.
revolutionaries used the Jews (including bankers and newspaper
while the Jews used the revolutionaries. We were not careful enough
them to carry out their policy. The revolution '68 had its
a-plenty, but it had no Stalin.
I applaud your sharp report on Cohn-Bendit. I have myself experienced
in Germany the fear of saying anything critical of Israel, let
Jews. The self-censure exercised by Germans and the
internalization of fear of being singled out as anti-Semite will one day burst out
do not relish that day. I keep telling my German friends that
should use only one yardstick to judge conduct, a universal standard,
not one for Jews and one for others.
I also agree that Muslims are
not generally racist, let alone
anti-Jews. I have always felt more at ease with Arabs than with
Jewish Zionists. There is lots of racism among Jews. However, it is true
that Israeli and Zionist policies have caused a surge of
in Muslim countries that is racist in nature: I am talking about
about the eternal nature of Jews, of their inherent wickedness,
It serve no good purpose to close one's eyes to such pathological
developments among Arabs. Here again, let us stick with one yardstick
of opposing all forms of racism and prejudice, regardless towards
it is leveled.
From Michael McGee
I read your interesting article on Daniel Cohn-Bendit's visit
to Israel and
thought you made some very good points concerning Zionist attacks
those who support fair and equal treatment for all of the
the Middle East. I have also seen several articles which attack
you as being
an "hysterical anti-Semite", but I would like to make
my own opinion after listening to
your arguments. My experience has shown that Zionists and neo-cons
attack those who support justice for the Palestinian people as
I am a member of the Green
Party in the state of Washington and, my wife
being Alsatian, I have a long experience lobbying on Human Rights
European Institutions, including the European Parliament. I am
aware that European Greens, as well as many other parties, are
between pro-Zionist influences and truly anti-colonialist positions.
the moment, the Zionist sympathizers within the European Parliament
propose, like Cohn-Bendit or Olivier Dupuis, to bring Israel into
European Union, are still a small minority. A majority of the
the European Parliament supported a resolution on 10 April 2002
commercial and economic ties in the European Union - Israel Association
Agreement and to place an embargo on all arms sales to Israel
(Please see annexes 1 + 2)
Compared with the situation
10 years ago, I believe that the pro-Zionist propagandists are
more and more on the defensive in Europe and are attacking "
even very moderate political or cultural figures who dare let
the Palestinian people express their views. The Zionist attacks
against the popular French radio host, Daniel Mermet, (who is
himself Jewish) and the world famous farm union leader from the
"Confederation Paysanne", José
Bové, are good examples of these desperate last ditch efforts
of Zionists to prevent the world from seeing and reacting to
colonial crimes against humanity.
This is why it is extremely important to keep up the diplomatic
pressure against Israeli apartheid within the European Institutions
and European political parties. A positive outcome, as in the
case of apartheid in South Africa, depends on our perseverance
and political intelligence.
religious groups and civil resistance movements, such as the International
Solidarity Movement, which go to investigate the situation in
Palestine have also played a major role in countering Israeli
propaganda here in Europe. In the hope that you are a true supporter
of the Semitic peoples of the Middle East, I look forward to hearing
your positions on the Palestinian struggle and the urgent need
for Jews of all races to condemn Israeli apartheid.
European Parliament resolution on the Middle East
10 April 2002 P5_TA(2002)0173
Situation in the Middle East
The European Parliament,
- having regard to its recommendation to the Council of 13 December
2001 on the crisis in the Middle East and the role of the European
Union in the region(1), its resolution of 7 February 2002 on the
Middle East(2) and its resolution of 20 March 2002 on the outcome
of the European Council of 15-16 March 2002 in Barcelona(3), A.
profoundly shocked by the escalating human tragedy experienced
by the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, 7. Calls on the Council
to institute an arms embargo on Israel and Palestine;
Debates of the European Parliament
SITTING OF THURSDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2003
Application of EC-Israel Association Agreement
Alima Boumediene-Thiery (Greens/European Free Alliance). - (FR)
let me take this opportunity to remind you that on 10 April our
voted on a Resolution to freeze the Association Agreement. Now,
months later, this Resolution is still being ignored. Could we
see this as
unwavering support for the Israeli state's policy despite its
human rights and international law?
We could, for we are talking about
economic, commercial agreements, about financial interests, but
we also about the right to life. This colonial war claims more
and more victims. Even though the roadmap made provision to
to be put on ice, the Jewish colonies continue to grow and roads
around them are still being built. In Israel the situation is
To conclude, Mr President, I will
say that we cannot remain silent. Is it not our duty to put pressure
on the Israeli Government, with all the means that we have at
our disposal including economic and commercial ones? Why not
the Association Agreement as we courageously did before in South
Africa against the apartheid?
From Alain Coutte
Thanks for this one Shamir... same as usual and great! Danny the
red, Danny the blue-and-white or Danny the green? Well, to me
he changed so often his mind, probably each time he changes his
shirt, that he has gone through all the colors of this beautiful
rainbow we used to have in Africa.
As you are aware, to be a politician
you need to :
- be a whore capable of killing your parents and children,
- have such an ego that requests you to always carry a mirror
- always be on top of the events with something to say about anything,
long as the medias talk about you and people can see or listen
We, French, are laughing at Danny's
appearances, I often switch to Mozart or Beethoven classic music
instead to hear him, because otherwise I get so bored I start
sleeping on my sofa with my sweet little girl in my arms. We all
know he is an "has been", capitalizing on 1968 when
at that time he had the guts to lead these students in the streets
of Paris because he had nothing to loose and such a big mouth.
One of my customer came to the company
this week and told me :
- "What about if God shows his face and tell us all it was
a big "joke" he made on us?"
I answered him :
- "Well, then Richard Perle, Wolfowitz and all neocons would
be out of their jobs immediately and Israel wouldn't exist
So, re-thinking about this one,
told myself, there might exist a 3rd way for peace achievement
by declaring that God had never existed except in the imagination,
and that all religions where purely invented from these nice stories
we tell our children. Then, would only remains humans on earth,
with only one father, and like my favorite singer John Lennon
used to say :
Happy thanksgiving holidays to the one having some.