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Catalunya cancels Shoah memorial ceremony over Gaza op
Maya Mahler
Published: 22.01.09, 19:44
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1. Well it's time we start training the Basque militarily
2. thats like the germans
Asaf Golan ,   Sugar Land   (01.22.09)
the neo Nazi, pan-German National Democratic Party declared the bombing of Dresden in WWII is a holocaust. So now the heirs of the Inquisition accuse us of atrocity after eight years of saying and doing nothing while the filth of Arabia bombed civilian centers of the western Negev. I know an anti-Semite when I see one.
3. Leave
Daniel ,   NYC   (01.22.09)
Hopefully the Jews will leave all of Europe. We will see how much they will miss the Jews once they are stuck with the muslims- who contribute nothing to their economy or to the human race. Enjoy! quite sad how misinformed these anti-semites are, they will get theirs.
4. Spain sold its soul to the devil while Hamas was terrorizing
Global Citizen ,   Israel & USA   (01.22.09)
southern Israel with rockets. They have the dubious honor of being the first EU member to provide financial aid (for them to build more weapons). Anti-"Holocaust"? I don't think so - not of any kind. Enjoy your Basque separatist bombings, you've earned 'em.
5. incredible
peace ,   u.s.a   (01.22.09)
Palestinian Holocaust? One big difference: the Jews never did anything to the Nazi's, whilst the Palestinians provoke conflict day in and day out....before, with the suicide, with the rockets. You want peace? Stop shooting rockets. Stop blowing yourself up. Stop attempting to put human faces on inhumae actions. Shame on Spain! Were the bombings in Madrid not enough? Israel is fighting everyones war. Maybe it will take some sort of a terrorist attack in Barcelona to get them to wake up. I hope it won't come to that..
6. wow! tell you can also deport the Jews
hilonia   (01.22.09)
oh you already done that.
7. #5
Sam ,   USA   (01.22.09)
You are 100% correct. If prophesy is correct, then we may be seeing the beginning of how Jews will re-gather in eretz Yisroel. The only thing for people to understand is which side to join. I say G-d's side. Spain should have learned long ago that persecuting and stealing the property of Jews was not a good thing for them. Spain is a disgrace. Just tell me where to send a check to the Basque seperatist movement.
8. no change from 1492
robert ,   italy   (01.22.09)
Ferdinand and Isabella expelled Jews from Spain... maybe Catalunya are anxious to restore a bureau of Inquisition There is only a little jews are armed.
9. It's Israel against the world
Mike ,   USA   (01.22.09)
I am shocked at the anti-semetic language circling the world. I guess I should'nt be....I just hope the mantra of the State is more than just words....NEVER AGAIN!
10. The Spanish Inquisition never ended in Spain
Jack ,   San Diego, USA   (01.22.09)
11. Chabad Synagogue in Barcelona was attacked in January
Joe   (01.22.09)
Chabad Synagogue in Barcelona was attacked in January during the night; windows were broken. Did the government condemn this? Of course not. Mazal Tov!!! They found the excuse they were looking for to avoid remembering the Shoa. This is Catalunya
12. People we live in the twilight zone nowadays
Shamil Benyaminov ,   NY, Brooklyn   (01.22.09)
Whats wrong is right, whats right is Wrong. World will hate Jews and Israel. We were prosecuted in the past, present and future. Meanwhile nobody speaks out about Jewish refugees from Muslim countries. Nobody wants to openly truly acknowledge that Israel is Jewish homeland. We must stop listening to a corrupt and criminal UN, Human Rights organization and etc. If those savages want peace they keep what they have. So many other land disputes across the globe, even worse situations regarding human rights in other countries. BUT no lets blames jews and Israel.
13. What can we expect
Jane   (01.22.09)
from the people who perpetrated the Inquisition?
14. Talk about racist revisionists. Free Basque!
David ,   Boston, USA   (01.22.09)
Unlike these so called Palestinians, the Basques are separate. Spain needs to stop occupying Basque territory and persecuting the Basques. Looks like Spanish never learned from Inquistion. Doomed Iberian Peninsula. How sad.
15. Shame on You Barcelona!
Proud Israeli, Jew! ,   Haifa, Israel   (01.22.09)
Barcelona, I was planning to make my first visit to your city this year but not any more. Why? Because a city that makes these kind of unwarranted comparisons while ignoring the Jewish suffering from Hamas in Israel is as far as I am concerned no longer a unsafe city for Jews & Israelis. What's next Barcelona? the Holocaust denial? Then again why are we surprised, your country was the cradle of the inquisition, during which your people tortured,& murdered ten of thousands of Jews. you obviously did not progress since. In any events, the Holocaust is an historical fact, whether you will acknowledge it or not! The Holocaust is not an event that you should treat as worth commemorating as and when they please. You either believe it was wrong or you do not. Well Barcelona?
16. To everyone...
Jim ,   USA   (01.22.09)
I would just like to point out that canceling the Holocaust Remebrence day only Tarnished the memory of the people who died during it... It does nothing to cancel it , because it does not affect the living....
17. As #5 noted: incredible
Cameron ,   USA   (01.22.09)
I remember the Spain of history and the Franco years, and now, to witness the simpering, spiteful progressive behavior of Hispania now -a rot of culture & character. Being a member of the EU won't save you from the storm that builds by the day.
18. Be prepared for "The Islamic Republic of Europe".
Baruch ,   Boston, USA   (01.22.09)
19. Palestinian Holocaust is .....
Christy ,   Boston, US   (01.22.09)
caused by groups such as Hamas. THEY abuse/use their own people! They do NOT seem to care at all for their own people. When Israel moved Jews out of Gaza, and turned Gaza over to the Palestinians, an infrastructure to help create a prosperous state was left for the Palestinians. Hamas, and others, did not use the infrastructure .. they destroyed the infrastructure!!! Hamas has used the Gazans as cannon fodder and THEY (Hamas) are responsible for the current state of the Gazans. Hamas doesn't seem to care about its people. Hamas seems to have only one use for the Gazans .. Human Shields. Barcelonans are blaming the wrong group of people by blaming the Israelis.
20. A simple equation that keeps being proven
Arie ,   BaGolan   (01.22.09)
anti-Zionism = anti-Semitism! Calling off a tragedy affecting Jews allegedly in protest over Israel is simply proving the point repeatedly made in Eurabia: Italians boycotting LOCAL Jewish stores; the brits trying to shut down LOCAL stores; Indonesia shutting down the country's ONLY synaggue!All local! Reminds one of the Shoah when people who MADE PRETEND they were friends of their Jewish neighbours sough out any excuse to attack!
21. Why the surprise
Arie ,   BaGolan   (01.22.09)
Spain: The home of the inquisition where tens of thousands of Jews were massacred simply because of their religion!; the home of an FM that OPENLY espouses anti-Semitic rhetoric; the land that openly surrendered to islamonazis after almost 200 were killed by them in the train bombings!
22. Don't be so surprised
seisen ,   NY, USA   (01.22.09)
Remember, only 60-70 years ago, most of Europe participated in or remained silent whole 1/3 of the world's Jews were murdered. In 1492, Spain and Portugal killed and expelled Jews who did not convert. Anti-Semitism in Spain, German and Europe is very deep, many centuries old. Did we really think that in a few decades these attitudes would be erased? It is not proper today to kill Jews, but Ok to support someone else who is willing to do the job, and in today's warped world, accuse Israel of being Nazis.
Hary   (01.22.09)
Surely the Spaniards will agree that the Inquisition was a precursor to the Shoah, and that they did not formally end the anti-Semitic Inquisition until the 1980's.
24. I believe not enough Arab terrorists were killed in Gaza!!!
Avraham ,   NYC   (01.22.09)
25. Fools
Cheryl ,   USA   (01.22.09)
Professing themselves to be wise....they become fools. Spain hardly has a leg to stand on when it comes to "comparisons".
26. these people are truly retarded!
nate ,   canada   (01.22.09)
How anyone can compare this to the holocaust or any holocaust is beyond me. The goals were not even close to being the same (annihilation of a people). What is Spain's fascination with this?
27. Coming from the folks who brought the Spanish Inquisition...
Alkalai ,   USA   (01.22.09)
...Is this really any surprise to anyone? Perhaps it is time to also set a day to remember the Jews persecuted in the Spanish Inquisition. Spain, Portugal and the Catholic church should bear their shame and be openly disgraced for the sadistic, barbaric murders, and torture chamber devices they used.
28. holocaut
hld ,   ny   (01.22.09)
very political correct any thing against the jews
29. I agree with you here in Quebecstan
Al   (01.22.09)
The Quebecois are starting to understand they imported a huge problem with the Arabs from North Africa. The Jews who they always disliked and who they always tried to discourage from feeling at home in Quebec have been leaving for the past 40 yrs. What the French Quebecois are replacing them is Arabs who simply use the system while giving nothing back to it. I say let them enjoy these Arabs..In fact I couldnt care less what happens to Quebec today. And so it is with most of the west. America today is have an orgasm about Obama Osama..little do they realize they will be in very deep trouble very shortly. As far as the Jews are concerned, they will go the same way as countless Jewish Communities of the past...They were either killed or were forced to flee.
30. Spain home of the inquesition
Rod ,   Fargo U.S.A   (01.22.09)
Jew hating spainards
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