Thursday, October 20, 2016

Word of the Day--and It's a Mouthful: Vergangenheitsbewältigung

It's German for "coping with the past." More specifically, coping with Germany's role in perpetrating the Holocaust.

As this article in The Local explains, one of the ways Germans practice Vergangenheitsbewältigung is by constructing more and more monuments and memorials for dead Jews.

That's on the one hand. On the other hand, Germany is "coping with the past" by doing its utmost to finish off the Israel of today by funding Zion-despising NGOs:
The German federal government provides millions of euros to political advocacy NGOs in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, through a variety of frameworks, including German federal funding programs of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office, government-funded church aid, and independent development NGOs. 
Officially, the funding is aimed at “combating poverty, securing food, establishing peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, shaping globalisation in a socially equitable manner, and preserving the environment and natural resources.” In contrast to these stated moral objectives, research reveals that German federal funding is allocated to, amongst others, organizations that promote anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) and “lawfare” campaigns, anti-Zionism, promotion of a “one-state” vision, antisemitism, and violence.
Update: The German Left's Undeclared War on Israel

Update: "An Israeli-style restaurant in Munich is closing its doors after 16 years because its owner is tired of being a punch-bag for Israel-haters."

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