Geweldsincident HaCarmel

Aan: Burgemeester en Wethouders Amserdam, Minister van justitie F. Grapperhaus, media en andere geinteresseerden.

Amsterdam Alkmaar, 08 Mei  2020

Edelachtbare vrouwe F. Halsema en Hooggeachte heer F. Grapperhaus,  

Op 4 Mei sprak de Koning op de Dam de historische woorden “Wij mogen niet meer wegkijken”, hij doelde daarmee op alle haat incidenten en daden tegen de menselijkheid die er in de Tweede Wereldoorlog plaats konden vinden, juist omdat burgers, gezagdragers en bestuurders niet voldoende, niet tijdig of helemaal niet ingrepen terwijl er onder hun ogen haatincidenten en geweld tegen burgers ongestraft plaats vonden. Het resultaat is op dramatische manier duidelijk geworden;  meer dan 60.000 Joden werden alleen al in Amsterdam, uitgesloten, vernederd, aangevallen, afgevoerd en vermoord, met actieve medewerking van politie, terwijl burgemeester en wethouders, koningin en regering wegkeken en niet ingrepen. De koning sprak op 4 mei wederom, DIT MAG NOOIT MEER GEBEUREN..

In de ochtend van 8 mei 2020, werd het Joodse/ Israëlische restaurant HaCarmel wederom slachtoffer van een antisemitisch geweldsincident.  Voor de derde keer in nog geen 2 jaar tijd. Hoewel restauranthouder en Joodse organisaties aan de bel trokken en verzochten aan de politie en burgemeester dit toch vooral te zien als een antisemitisch geweldsincident en niet als vandalisme of vernieling, werden deze oproepen genegeerd. Vandaag zijn de woorden, vernieling,  incident, poging tot brandstichting te lezen in de media. Nergens wordt er gesproken over Jodenhaat en Israel haat, terwijl dit overduidelijk het geval is. De dader van vandaag is dezelfde persoon die in 2017,  zogenaamd als verward persoon, de eerste aanslag op het restaurant pleegde. Hoe kon dit nogmaals gebeuren?.

Burgemeester Halsema, wij richten ons rechtstreeks tot u,  Hoever moet dit nog gaan? Wat als de dader vandaag succesvol was geweest? Dan was op zijn minst, het restaurant tot de grond toe afgebrand, gelijke de Kristallnacht of erger nog, dan waren er misschien wel doden gevallen. Was er dan eindelijk opgetreden in uw stad die al zolang tolereert dat er in haar centrum, op diezelfde Dam, waar  op 4 mei de koning de historische speech ten gehore bracht, elke week haat tegen Joden, tegen Israel wordt geproclameerd. Waar haat wordt getolereerd en verspreid. 

Mevrouw Halsema, we roepen u met klem op om niet meer weg te kijken, om joden- en Israel haat in uw stad en waar dan ook NIET meer te tolereren, en u te houden aan de door uw getekende werkdefinitie van Antisemitisme van het Militaire Comité van de EU (EUMC)

In uw stad is ruimte ontstaan voor dit soort Antisemitische geweldsincidenten door het tolereren van de verspreiding van pure Jodenhaat op de Dam,  het bagatelliseren van de Antisemitische daden en het niet optreden bij  incidenten die volgens de werkdefinitie Antisemitisme (EUMC) Antisemitisch zijn.

Wij hopen dat dit nieuwste incident bij het Joods-Israëlische Koosjere restaurant HaCarmel nu aanleiding zal zijn om daders harder aan te pakken en Antisemitisme te gaan bestrijden volgens de genoemde werkdefinitie Antisemitisme.

Wij wachten op uw maatregelen. .

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Time To Stand Up For Israel,

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Kova Tembel

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Since i lived in Israel I am a huge supporter of the country and her Jewish people. A lot of Israeli’s living in Israel think I’m at least delusional, others, mostly here in the Netherlands are telling I’m obsessed and can’t see the negative things of Israel or her people. Well to start with the last thing…

Yes, I can see the negative things and to get over that, here they are:

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(picture Christen Voor Israel)

Israeli’s in cars and on the road, in general? Like their Arab cousins, they are horrible, probably bought their driver’s license somewhere in a supermarket. As soon as a regular Israeli is on the road, they turn out to be some kind of Suicide terrorists or they act like a bunch of noisy monkeys with their hand glued to the horn at the steering wheel. If you need your adrenaline rush, just rent a car in Israel and drive a few kilometers around… Also nice at the parking lot. Guys driving around, women stepping out of the car and run like crazy to occupy a parking lot at the other side of the parking while the man is still in the traffic jam… Waiting for your turn? That Israelis don’t understand. Rude as they can be, they don’t like lines, not in shops, not in busses, not in parking lots.

Men in Israel are, again like their Arab cousins, often womanizers and women are tough and jealous, however, it seems logical that there is a causal link between them. And yes i can see of course more things that at least are irritating me…

BUT The Israeli spirit is always alive, the sheer joy of living is brought to Israel by the Elderly Shoa Survivors,

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with their strength and determination to go on and create a safe state for themselves and their children. People that saw despair, hate and death from so close and survived are passing this Strength and sparkles of Joy through to their children. One only can appreciate Life if you saw the darkest corners of existence…

Also, the mix of ethnicity is making this country very special, Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Mizrahi Jews are living side by side in israel. You can be different and still you are part of ONE community… “The Jewish Community” This is a very special feeling because in general Israelis are not prejudiced. Yes of course discrimination is everywhere that is human nature, but overall the situation in Israel is good and more special than anywhere else in this world.

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Judaism adds to this also only positivity, In Judaism, there is a lot of respect for life. Adhering to the Mitzva and Mitzvot, Religious Jews are contributing to a society where there are respect and love for all people.

As a tourist, you feel that, especially when you are not preoccupied with your opinion. Add to this, the beautiful weather, the beautiful nature, the appreciation of having the country despite all the wars, and you understand why there is no other country in the world that even can level with Israel.

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Israelis you recognize from far, in earlier years, you could see the first pioneers of the country, wearing the Kova Tembel, or as you can call it, the crazy hat, I recognize them nowadays because of their positive spirit. always and everywhere. A little example, I was with my family in Thailand, we had to wait long in a bus, a group of young Israelis was also there, they were eating. My youngest son was hungry and looked at one of them. They immediately gave him half of their breakfast, this is Israel. Yes, the youngsters were loud and singing… but always prepared to help others… and this is Israel.

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I can understand.. when you live in the country it is starting to become normal, but if you come from abroad, you feel this amazing atmosphere and Israel will usually leave you with a warm spot in your heart.

Am Yisrael Chai

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The life as we know it

We live in the most bizarre year of our lives.. It started just “normal”, with the complaining over issues as money, the climate hoax and child activists crying that “WE” humans are destroying the world and the life as we know it… In Israel people were busy with the many elections and the attempts to form a coalition. The Media was still very active in her bias against Israel and the Israeli news was full of the last innovations and inventions on high-tech or medical/ science level of the Jewish state. But suddenly the news from China reached us.. A virus, first named “Corona” after a while renamed to “Covid 19”. A virus that looked like a regular flew but that is much more dangerous, it can kill elderly and weak people very fast and the worst, there is still no vaccin.

Israel as smart and progressive as we know her, was one of the first to cancel all flights to and from the East of Asia, of course the whole world cried that that was to much, overreacting etc.  But Israel was determined.  Soon after the Israelis called for a quarantine for all people entering Israel from abroad and after that a lock down, with permission to walk only 100 meter from the house and with Pesach even a complete lock down and so it happened. No underestimation, in this advanced country, of the virus.  

For the global population it is a disaster, the life as we know it, is over. The word of  2020 will be “social distancing “ keep 1.5 meters from eachother, don’t visit  your (grand) parents, your elderly neighbors  or other people with health issues.  And all restaurants, social events and shops like hairdressers are closed. People must work as much as possible from home, schools are closed, airplanes on the ground, companies bankrupt.  All ingredients to get depressive and lose hope. 

We could see this in the (social) media, almost no other news than Corona or Covid 19 for a short while, even the Pallywood Propaganda machine stopt to spread her own virus of lies and antisemitism.. .but.. soon after the first conspiracy theories about the Jewish state  and the Jewish people  where found again.. Israel is responsible for spreading of the Virus, Jews are responsible etc, etc. 

Israel however, showed her unselfish spirit, despite the fact that rockets still flew into the south of Israel she did send tons of medical aid, respirators, face masks and all what the people need over the border to Gaza.  Israel immediately and without delay send planes to pick up stranded citizins in all parts of the world. Mossad provided tests for corona and flew it into Israel, drive in test centra’s  and kiosks to test medical staff in Yaffo were seen and all this measures showed off. Israel is ranked the safest place to be in this Corona virus era.

IDF fabricated 300 respirators and are entertaining the citizins in lockdown from the streets with music. So the people have some fun and distraction. Also IDF takes over the care for the nations most vulnerable, working with the Magen David Adom Units tob ring people to hospitals .   Outside you see, people are greeting eachother and the virus also unite people, unite Arabs with Jews because all together we fight the same enemy

Slowly the measures will be released.. but the life as we know it.. will never bet he same.  We as Humanity are thrown back to reality, to what is really important.. Love and Unity.. This are the most important things in this world.. And we also can see, how meaningless a human-being is. When it counts.. Nature wins.. So.. be happy and positive and learn from the most positive country in this world Israel…

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Foreign Influences

Can you imagine, that you live in a democratic country, every 4 years there are elections and regardless of religion, gender or ethnical background you can vote for the political party of your choice. There is freedom of speech and a western constitution..

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You and your countrymen have worked hard to cultivate the land, to build cities and to develop it economically. Because of that in a relatively short period of time the country developed from a dry , arid desert, into a thriving prosperous area where it is very pleasant to live.

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There is one problem, the surrounding countries are not that ambitious, they never used their skills, their knowledge or determination to develop their country. The result is that they see the difference from your country with theirs and jealousy, greed and envy arise. The Neighbors of your country jointly plan an attack and start a war.  Miraculous your country wins the war and you and your countrymen want nothing more than to live in peace and happiness, happily ever after…

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This is the story of tiny Israel in a nutshell…What makes that Israel is different than for example the Netherlands, France, Belgium ?  These countries are also Democratic and have the same kind of constitution, there is also freedom of religion and speech. In the second world war they faught too against the country next to them and when the war was over, they wanted to live in peace and happiness, happily ever after…

Do you really think the Dutch for example, want to interfere in the politics of regardless which country except for Israel? No, they are friends, allies and we trust the democratic politics.  So how strange it is that almost the entire Western world is trying to interfere in Israeli Politics? From where they get the nerve to impose rules on another democratic country on penalty of Boycott, Sanctions and divestment?

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Of course all the inventions and innovation, security that Israel offers is not boycotted, it only concerns food and cultural contributions of Israel. How hypocrite. If you would not know better you would say it is an antisemitic attitude. Because why China is not boycotted due to their interference of Tibet, or Morocco due to their interference of the Western part of the Sahara or one of the almost 200 disputed areas in the World… the answer…. It is no News when there are no Jews…

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Stop the Boycott and treat Israel as the Ally it is..

AM Yisrael Chai

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Dialogue

After Trump revealed the “deal of the century” for a split second the world was exited… Finally, finally there would be a huge chance of peace again….
It took not very long…the Palestinian authorities were screaming, shouting, swearing and threatening Israel and the United States.. Of course they would not accept it, (what is new? ) and they said for the 12th time NO to peace.

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• 1937 Peel Partition-NO sse
• 1939 White book-NO
• 1947 UN Partition-NO
• 1967 Khartoum resolution-NO
• 1977 Egyptian peace deal-NO
• 2000 Camp David-NO

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This shabbat rockets flew from Gaza into the south of Israel again… Rockets paid by the international community which is relentless in their efforts to victimize the ‘poor’ ‘palestinians’. And it didn’t took long before the world was pointing to Israel again as the one that was to blame, the one with the ‘bad’ intentions.

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Rockets from Gaza on the south of Israel

It occupied my mind, what could be a different approach, how one achieves peace… it reminded me of the ‘Peace’ duty my father did in 1978/1979 for the UNTSO.. He was responsible for the family reunions for the Druzen between Syria and Israel… Once a month families could visit each other under supervision of UNTSO that provided the security..

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Since Israel became an independent state once again, the ‘palestinian’ children grew up with misinformation and hate speech towards Israeli citizens, there is no understanding and respect whatsoever. So It is clear that in all those years that Israel has existed, the misunderstanding between the Arab and Jewish inhabitants of the country has only increased

Think with me, if the plans for peace from foreign governments don’t work and Israel wants peace, what can we do? Maybe i am quoting Martin Luther King now but;

“I have dream”…

What if, Israel chooses every month an entire Arabic village and an entire Jewish city/village and let families have dinner with each other, give them the opportunity to speak to each other and tell them their point of view.. one evening it is the turn for the Israelis the other evening for the Arabic people..
For the safety people that visit each other are searched for weapons.
and a unit with guards must be ready to guarantee the safety in that city that month.. also every family should have some kind of panic button that day, as soon one presses on it, the guards will come..

With these safety measures one can start a dialogue to create mutual understanding and sympathy.. in that month.. the families will visit each other 8 times.. and maybe create friendship and after that month the project will be repeated in another village/ city.  If peace is not achieved on high level, maybe on micro level it has a chance….
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Because Israel will always strive for peace. In Israel people celebrate life and not death

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From Hamas with Love

Last weekend when Shabbat started, almost as supernatural signs, the rockets flew again from Gaza into the South of Israel, causing the inhabitants of the south of Israel stress and the duty to spend the Shabbat in the bombshelters.

From Hamas with love.

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Rockets from Gaza on the south of Israel

Luckely Israel has the Iron dome, protecting Israel from the evil shelling. Little children, robbed from a peaceful evening, not allowed to sleep in their own beds, but rushed into the bombshelter…are asking Mum, Dad why i cannot sleep in my own bed.

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Positivity

What is the power of Israel? How is it possible that within 7 decades Israel transformed from desert into a thriving and prosperous country.

Despite all tensions, terrorattacks, antisemitism and sometimes harsh living conditions,  Israel is ranked  11th as happiest country in the world.

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And it is not hard to see, when you are in Israel you will be surrounded by positive energy.   It starts in the El Al plane towards Ben Gurion Airport; People excited to come home, eating the delicious Hummus, the Israeli attitude, talking a lot to eachother and often people are singing, pure happiness.

Walking outside the airport, when you come in the right season, you will smell the blossom of the Orange trees. Walk in Tel Aviv on the boulevard near the sea and you see groups of people dance on the same boulevard… enjoying every second of life.

Ofcourse not everything is as pink as i paint it for you. But still… the Jewish people have the ability to see the glas half full instead of half empty.. I remember in times of severe rockets attacks on the south you could see a video of a school with small children, they just made a beautiful song, so the kids could stay happy and just smile.. admiration for that.

I also recall the times of the arsons in November 2016. I had an appointement with a friend that lived in Haifa. The fire reached his house within 10 meters… And instead of getting hysterical and depressed, he was just grateful his house was saved and even made jokes about it.

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You can see, like everywhere, people shouting to eachother, talking loud, disagree in public but when disaster strikes suddenly every disagreement is disapeared and people will stand side by side to help eachother. Israel is a great country, always first to help other countries in times of trouble and put a smile on the faces of those in need and give them back hope for the future… IsraAid is spreading Israeli positive spirit around the globe. Despite centuries of persecution and discrimination Israel is never hesitating to reach out their helping hands and change the fate of many people in need in positive ways. 

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Staying positive, smile and continue is the way to survive.

To survive hard times, it is very necessary to stay positive.

Not only the knowledge of the people of Israel, Not only their determination to survive, not only the excellent Israeli defense force, but most of all the POSITIVE spirit of the most Israeli people is making this country  amazing.

Am Yisrael chai

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