Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Der Spiegel "Wir Haben Angst" Jews are Afraid

 From the New York Times: 

“Wir Haben Angst,” or “We Are Scared,” was the headline across this week’s cover of Der Spiegel, the leading German newsmagazine, over photographs of four German Jews, one of them a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, Ivar Buterfas-Frankenthal, who said, “We Jews are once again easy targets.”

Full article here


  1. You quote 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, Ivar Buterfas-Frankenthal, who said, “We Jews are once again easy targets.”

    Since WWII, a powerful Jewish state (Israel) has arisen, and the Holocaust has assumed a privileged position in Western thinking.

    For these reasons alone, I would not exactly consider Jews to be easy targets.

    1. Nonsense.

      First of all, at the very least, get the facts straight. I did not quote Ivar Buterfas-Frankenthal; Der Spiegel quoted him.

      But then there's this:

      Jews are not easy targets

      This comment is false, as any reader of national or international news knows.

      Hamas placed Jewish babies in ovens and turned on the heat. Decapitated innocents. Raped corpses.

      And Hamas is protected by protestors around the world and the president of the US

      Jews are targeted for hate crimes in the US at hugely disproportionate rates; see link below.

      And somehow the above poster is unaware of all of this. Why?


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