Brian of London here asking: so do we all still agree, Geert Wilders is just a dangerous ultra right winger who will round up and kill all the Jews in Holland just after he’s rounded up and killed all the Muslims?
BERLIN – A parliamentary resolution last week against Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons contributed to the Dutch Foreign Ministry embracing what appears to be the strongest European position toward ratcheting up the pressure on Tehran’s leaders.
Wim Kortenoeven, a deputy from the Party for Freedom, told The Jerusalem Post in a telephone interview from The Hague on Friday that his party had worked to pass a potent measure.
The Party for Freedom (PVV) is, of course, Geert Wilders party but you have to look a long way down to see his name associated with something positive for Israel.
So how many other European political parties are sticking their necks out and supporting Israel this way? How many others of them are wrongly labeled as “far right” or other scary and equally false descriptors designed to scare Jews and others into thinking the dawn of the Fourth Reich is upon us?
Kortenoeven told the Post, “My party, the Party for Freedom, will never let Israel down. We will never let down the Jewish State of Israel. We will also support Israel when they exercise their legitimate right to self-defense.
In the debate I repeated it three times: My party will never abandon Israel. We support it unconditionally and with whatever it takes. The Iranian threat to annihilate six million Jews is a moral call to us. It is an Auschwitz in the making. We take this threat seriously. History forces us to do that. It happened before and the West did nothing to stop it.”
He continued, “In the debate, I referred to the ships that were crossing oceans and seas, filled with Jews trying to escape the Nazis, but ending up in Hamburg or being torpedoed in the Black See. The St. Louis and the Struma. Perhaps I also should have referred to the Evian Conference of 1938.
There the free West effectively turned its back on the Jews, making nice statements but offering nothing substantial to save them, and bluntly refusing to go to the hilt in stopping the Nazi menace.
The similarity is very disturbing and very real.”
According to Kortenoeven, “Supporting Israel now is a moral obligation. But it is also in our own best interest, as the Iranian threat is also extending to the rest of the free and liberal West.
So can we all agree, Wilders and his party are not just putting on an act when they say they support Israel and the Jews in the battle against the global Jihad?