'Witnesses in uniform': IDF officers in Auschwitz
Aryeh Savir, Tazpit
Published: 07.04.13, 10:51
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1. It was not easy but we stood out of respect
Joseph ,   London England   (04.07.13)
IDF soldiers in uniform standing and saluting out of respect the German National anthem! What a contrast to Israeli Arab MK's who refuse to be involved in the Israeli national anthem! Actions speak much louder than words.
2. Ordered not to wear an IDF uniform in public
Danny ,   London England   (04.07.13)
Ordered not to wear an IDF uniform in public in Poland in 2013. That says it all! Just for the record, some years back there was a joint military exercise between Poland and Germany. German soldiers flatly refused to take orders from Polish officers! Ubermenschen und untermenschen in the 21st century.
3.  Screwed priorities ,...
split ,   US   (04.07.13)
No money to take care of elderly and sick folks but plenty for brain washing trips ,...
4. Fear sustains zionism ,...
split ,   US   (04.07.13)
5. Dual history of land conquest, ethnic cleansing, occupation
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (04.07.13)
6. To 2 - no military uniforms
Justine   (04.07.13)
I wonder whether there is need for that or whether it's "security officials'" paranoia (or maybe even a conscious desire to elevate the level of anxiety among the participants). Such groups are easy to identify anyway. I'm pretty sure Poles can figure out who they are, uniforms or not.
7. More propoganda to perpetuate the hollocaus industry. 70 ye
jim   (04.07.13)
8. Military uniforms 2
Justine   (04.07.13)
Me again, but it really pissed me off, actually. So it's ISRAELI security officials' decisions not to wear uniforms in public, and somehow it's supposed to reflect badly on Poland? I'm sorry, though normally I'm not a proponent of conspiracy theories, I really think this is organizers' way to make participants reach certain conclusions...this way, even if there are no signs of anti-Semitism, the participants can still be convinced that Poland is a dangerous place for Jews. Heaven forbids they leave the country thinking otherwise! And regarding the ceremony at the German cemetery. Reminds me of a joint Israeli-Polish commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising several years ago, when Israeli youths behaved disrespectfully when the Polish anthem was playing. It was reported by an Israeli journalist. She didn't elaborate, she just wrote she felt ashamed. I'd like to see a delegation of Israelis, in their uniforms, saluting during the Polish anthem during a ceremony to commemorate Polish fallen soldiers. I know the IDF chief of staff will lie a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Warsaw, so maybe it did/will happen, but I'd like a video.
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