Friday, March 18, 2011

Soros, Nazis and Israel

Nevertheless, the description by 400 rabbis of George Soros as a Holocaust
survivor is, to say the least, astounding. Soros has publicly admitted
collaborating with the Nazis at age 14 to stay alive, an understandable
motive. Nevertheless, Soros was no Holocaust survivor. If readers wish to
get a glimpse of what it was like to be a Holocaust survivor, I suggest they
reread Elie Wiesel's harrowing memoir, Night.

Although one can possibly understand Soros's behavior in Nazi-occupied,
Jew-hunting Budapest, Soros himself has described those years as "the most
exciting time of my life."[i] He has also reported that, "The early stages
of the Russian occupation were as exciting and interesting-in many ways even
more interesting and adventurous-than the German occupation."[ii] Can
anyone imagine Elie Wiesel, a genuine Holocaust survivor, uttering such
sentiments? One might also ask why 400 rabbis would offer even an implicit
defense of Soros against Glenn Beck's attack, given Soros's lifelong
hostility to Israel and his publicly stated disdain for the Jewish religion.
A multi-billionaire financier, during one period, 1994 to 2000, Soros
contributed no less than $2.4 billion to, among others, institutions and
causes in China, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, the Czech Republic,
and the Republic of Georgia. At the same time, his attitude toward the State
of Israel has been consistently negative. He told New Yorker writer, Connie
Bruck, "'I don't deny the Jews their right to a national existence -- but I
don't want to be part of it." [iii] Clearly, Glenn Beck, Roger Ailes, and
Rupert Murdoch, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, have given more
support to Israel than Soros. Moreover, Soros recently accused Israel of
being "the main stumbling block" to American attempts to foster Egypt's
"public demand for dignity and democracy" which he suggested was embodied in
the partnership of Mohamad El-Baradei and the newly moderate Muslim

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