By Gilad Atzmon
Britain’s prime minister and four of her predecessors, some of whom are renowned war criminals, have united in calling for a holocaust memorial to be built in proximity to parliament. “A sacred, national mission” is how Theresa May described the idea and, for once, I totally agree with this tragic, sad woman. I would take it further: don’t just build a holocaust shrine in Westminster, make the UK parliament itself a holocaust monument. We don’t really need a House of Commons; as things stand, it would be more transparent if we were to be governed by our true rulers in Tel Aviv.
But there is a deeper ethical rationale that justifies the erection of a holocaust memorial instead of our dysfunctional parliament. Every political commentator in Britain knows by now that the more Jewish pressure groups terrorise Britain, its human rights campaigners, artists, writers and poets, the more Britons become aware of the crimes of Zionism, Israel and their ruthless lobby. The more British politicians join parliamentary friends of Israel clubs, the less Britons will trust their political system. The more holocaust indoctrination is shoved down our throats, the more suspicious Britons become of the manner in which history is told.
Watch Britain’s compromised prime minister and her predecessors in this video:
According to May: “By putting our national holocaust memorial and education centre next to our parliament, we make a solemn and eternal promise that Britain will never forget what happened in the holocaust.” Is that true Mrs May? Do you really mean what you say? Will our holocaust memorial bring to light the embarrassing fact that Britain made it very difficult for Jewish refugees to seek a safe haven in the UK or in other parts of the empire?
In 1937, as the rate of Jewish refugees looking to immigrate to Britain increased, the British government created stricter standards for those whom they would admit. One was that refugees had to have ₤50 deposited in an overseas bank, but in Germany it was against the law to possess foreign currency. If this was not enough to stop Jewish immigration from Germany, the British government limited the number of immigrants in 1938 and 1939. Practically speaking, the British government turned its back on German and Austrian Jews.
The prime minister vowed that “in the face of despicable holocaust denial, this memorial will stand to preserve the truth forever”. I am here to tell you with confidence that the British holocaust memorial will in fact conceal British complicity in the destruction of European Jewry.
Mrs May was joined by all the living former UK prime ministers: David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major. With the exception of Major, all the other living ex-prime ministers have been involved in a lot of death and carnage. While Blair and Brown led this country to a disastrous criminal war in Iraq that resulted in millions of casualties, it was Cameron who managed to pull this country into a chain of disasters in Libya, Syria and beyond.
Blair, whom a third of the British people see as a war criminal, said in his message that “anti-Semitism and hate did not end in 1945. Unfortunately, today some of this poison is back from the political fringe to parts of the political mainstream.” Blair was probably referring to his own party, which is struggling to disown the criminal past he himself inflicted on it. But the truth of the matter is that anti-Semitism didn’t die in 1945, certainly not in Britain. The postwar Labour government went out of its way to make the lives of Jewish holocaust survivors impossible. In Zionist history, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin (Labour) is remembered as one of the bitterest enemies of the Jewish people. This senior Labour politician had opposed removing the limiting of Jewish immigration to Palestine. Is this Zionist chronicle of Labour anti-Jewish politics going to be explored in the holocaust monument?
It doesn’t take a genius to gather why Blair and Brown are so enthusiastic about a museum that chronicles Nazi crimes rather than a proper and timely institute that would explore their own crimes in Iraq. It is pretty clear why Cameron prefers to divert attention from his own blunders in Syria and Libya. But it goes further. Britain and its empire have a long list of crimes against humanity to account for: slavery, concentration camps in the Boer war, the partitioning of India, the destruction of Palestine, famines in Ireland and Bengal. Millions of innocent people lost their lives due to the crimes of the empire, yet our ethically compromised prime minister and her predecessors are committed to the commemoration of crimes that were committed by another people. Is this the ethical message we are supposed to pass to the next generations? Is zero self-reflection a new British value?
I have learned that Jeremy Corbyn, the person who according to the polls is destined to become Britain’s next prime minister, is not at all different from his predecessors. Corbyn, who at a certain point claimed to care for the many, is now subscribing to the primacy of Jewish suffering. Corbyn was quick to announce that he also would “strongly support permanent commemoration, including a national memorial, alongside extra investment in educational programmes”. I guess that supporting a holocaust memorial is an entry ticket to 10 Downing Street.