By Inna Rogatchi—
After a wonderful week of the Passover celebration, the Jewish world in Israel and the world did awake to two grim news: racist shooting in San-Diego and Nazi cartoon in The New York Times. We are back to our realities.
Heroic 60-year old woman who thrown herself to protect the rabbi during the attack, Lori Gilbert-Kay, your name will live in our hearts for good. Wonderful Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein who continued the Pesach service at the conclusion of the holiday being wounded, and who addressed his congregation with strength and composure, we are proud of the leaders like you. We see what we are celebrating on Pesach, in front of our eyes: valour, courage, conscious choice and will of our people. Always.
The 19-year old racist beast who came with a rifle to the place of worship is detained and will be dealt with. The open issue here is the completed world-view and preparedness to act, to commit crimes, among the youngsters in America today. Not a blind and in a way helpless protest of a psychopath, as it the case for those terrible school shooting, but composed, meaningful for a perpetrator, crime against humanity – and they were not brain-washed in the Nazi schools in Germany of 1930s. Where they had been brain-washed then, by whom? And who should be held responsible for that? Those are questions that the modern American society is avoiding to face in painful detail, and hesitate to act against it, to eradicate the very possibility, very intention of it. It is possible in a normal society. That is the norm, not the cold massacres in the synagogues, in well advanced XXI century.
The shooter in San-Diego will go behind the bars where he belongs.
But what about The New York Times? Who will be going behind the bars from their editors? And they too, do belong there, absolutely.
Unlikely it is done in many publications and by the authors of comments, I will not illustrate my commentary with that image that they call a cartoon in the NYT. This is the most blatant Nazi-style anti-Semitic attack that we all are looking at, many in disbelief, since the end of the Nazi Germany. The fact is that on April 25th, 2019, 74 years almost to the date of the Nazi Germany defeat, the leading American newspaper has published the most anti-Semitic insult ever. Congratulations, the NYT, now you has objectively become the Nazi propaganda tool, on your choice and by your own verification.
I know that many of my friends world-wide are in shock. Many are still reluctant to believe it. Some strong American men are in utter disbelief that this could happen at the major media, in a broad daylight, so to say.
I am not in shock. We all saw what the NYT is publishing for several years by now. The name of the cartoon’s author is Antonio from Expresso Magazine. I also would like to know the name of the editors, because it were more than one follower of Goebbels who did it, who picked it up, who decided it, and who did approve it.
The Jewish world, the professional media world, and the civilised world, for the matter, should know the names of all those people who produced it and who published it.
With all the dirt that the NYT was trashing out on their pages for years, this image has become a milestone, indisputably. Now this is ‘the NYT before that Nazi cartoon’, and “the NYT after that Nazi cartoon’. This is how it would be taught at the universities very soon from now on, and for ever, NYT. You’ve made your own history, the NYT editors. And this history of hate and open Nazi slur. Despicable history of despicable people and anti-professionals, perverts in their profession.
There is no question to me that the NYT should be boycotted, not only by its readers – I am not that naive, but certainly by a large number of media professionals. The Nazis are outcast in a normal society – ever heard about it , the NYT editors?
The Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Michael Oren who knows America to its core, Gilad Erdan, those who did react to the crime of racial hatred committed by the NYT with this publication among the first ones, they all are absolutely right: it is the act of Nazi policy. The timing of the publication was also no random, but the one towards the end of the Passover holiday when many observing people were off-line, and the offices of the state institutions in Israel were closed, too. Clever, NYT, very clever. And how really low.
Seemingly, the editors at the NYT are not educated adequately. They obviously have no idea on what the verdicts of the Nuremberg Tribunal are about, what it defines as a crime against humanity with concern of the Nazi activities – including the Nazi propaganda and its applied practices. What they did is exactly what has been defined by the UN after the Nuremberg Trial as a hate crime, racist crime, the crime against humanity, and the Nazi propaganda – which all is criminalised by the international law with no statue of limitation.
The New York Times has to be sued, at all and every level. It has to be sued by the state of Israel, for defamation. It has to be sued by the US President Administration, for hate crime. It has to be sued by all and every of the Jewish entities in the USA and internationally who would feel this way. It has to be sued by the Jewish organisations world-wide, from big to small ones, who are against the practices of the Nazi propaganda. It has to be sued by individuals in a giant cross-action, by the Jewish community world-wide, by all of us who were insulted in the worst possible Nazi way.
I am calling for organising such massive legal case against the New York Times, lowest of low entity of public anti-Semites practicing international Nazi style propaganda. You are not untouchables, the NYT Editors. You are petty criminals, and you will be given a lesson.