連載:シオニスト『ガス室』謀略の周辺事態 (その59)

イスラエル有力紙『ハアーレツ』記事の裏の裏に読める極右政権の末路

件名 : イスラエル有力紙『ハアーレツ』記事の裏の裏

送信日時 : 2001年 3月 22日 木曜日 10:35 PM

 すでに何度かお知らせしたように、私も参加するレバノンでの3.31-4.3.「見直し論とシオニズム」会議の開催予定と歴史的な意義は、アメリカ、フランス、レバノン、その他のアラブ諸国で、大手紙上の甲論乙駁などにより、広く知られるに至りました。日本のメディアは、この問題では、遅れに遅れ、アメリカの有力紙の尻にくっついて、逃げまどうような状況です。情けないことです。

 甲論乙駁について詳しくは、これもすでにお知らせしたことですが、次のアメリカの歴史見直し研究所のホーム頁、beirut 2001を御覧下さい。
 http://www.ihr.org

 今回は、その内から、イスラエル国内の有力紙、『ハアーレツ』に掲載された記事を紹介します。この新聞については、拙訳『偽イスラエル政治神話』にも、10箇所の紹介、または記事の引用があります。社会部記者に、『第7番目の百万人』と題するシオニスト批判本の著者、セゲブがいたりして、意外にも、互いに相違する意見を紹介していたり、深く読めば役に立つ報道をしているようです。

 特に面白いのは、アラブの一部知識人が上記の会議の開催に反対していると報じ、「悪名の高いゲストの一人( One of the most notorious guests)として上記の拙訳『偽イスラエル政治神話』の原著者、ロジェ・ガロディ(Roger Garaudy)を紹介しながら、実は、このところアラブ諸国で彼を招く集まりが頻繁に開かれていることを、報じてしまっていることです。

 日本の戦争中には、情報を読む修行を積んだ練達の士が、大本営発表の中からさえも、日本の敗北近しの予測を割り出していました。イスラエルには、反体制の人々も非常に多いのですし、アラブ人もいますから、今頃は、裏の裏を読んで、極右政権の末路を占って喜んでいるのかもしれません。

 ともかく、上記のアメリカの歴史見直し研究所は、非常に悪質な妨害の記事でさえも、隠すことなくホーム頁で公開しているのです。どちらが真実を見極めているのかは、この態度からも、明白でしょう。以下、全文紹介です。


Ha'aretz
March 20, 2001

Denying the Holocaust in Beirut

The 14 Arab intellectuals who published a letter of protest, directed at Lebanese authorities and public opinion, demanding that a conference on Holocaust denial in Beirut be canceled, are taking a stand which bolsters intellectual integrity and political sense in the Middle East, during a period of crisis and distress.

No less important is the stand taken by the London based Arabic language newspaper, Al-Hayat, which in an editorial wrote that the conference "disgraces Lebanon" by trying to defend the crimes of Nazi executioners in the name of the Palestinian victims. The conference, with the supposed academic title of "Revisionism and Zionism," and scheduled to be held in Beirut between 31 March and 3 April, is not a new initiative.

Conferences dealing with Holocaust denial take place every few years in Arab states and their agendas repeat themselves. One of the most notorious guests at these conferences is usually the French philosopher and Holocaust denier, Roger Garaudy, a convert to Islam who, in 1998 was found guilty of denying "crimes against humanity" and "racial defamation" -- both crimes in French law.

Holocaust denial in the Arab world is a common and well known phenomenon. Like all deniers of the Holocaust -- neo-Nazis or other pseudo historians -- those in the Arab world also try to prove that Jewish historians have exaggerated the extent of the Holocaust and the numbers the Nazis murdered. They also emphasize that other groups -- gypsies, for example -- were also slaughtered. Then there are those who argue that the Holocaust of the Jewish people is not a unique historical phenomenon, and that the Turkish massacre of the Armenians, for example, is also deserving of the term "holocaust" rather than the term "genocide," which they think belittles the scope of the crime against the Armenians.

Some of the serious arguments appear to be legitimate points. Indeed, as to whether the Jewish Holocaust is a unique historical phenomenon, a number of serious and convincing answers have been given byvarious respectable Holocaust researchers. Some of them belong to German research centers and are not colored -- as deniers claim -- by Zionist or other ideological motivation. Furthermore, to call the disaster perpetrated against the Armenian people "a holocaust" does not contradict or deny the singularity of the Holocaust of European Jewry that was spawned by a specific ideological and social context and a system that created a killing machine specifically designed to systematically exterminate a whole people.

Like many other deniers of the Holocaust, the organizers of the conferences in Arab countries are simply not concerned with addressing fundamental historical questions. What they attempt to prove is that the Nazi killing machine did not exist, that the gas chambers in the extermination camps are a fabrication, and that these facts were invented to bolster the notion of a Jewish tragedy, and thus convincingly support the founding of the State of Israel.

Some Arab mouthpieces even claim that Israel has been using Nazi methods against the Palestinians. This claim is revolting nonsense of course, even if it didn't suffer from a blatant internal contradiction. It is therefore perfectly right that individuals like Mahmud Darwish and Edward Said understand that the Palestinian demand for independence, and the undeniable tragedy of the Palestinian people, do not need to be bolstered by pathetic attempts to deny the Holocaust -- like that planned for Beirut.  


以上で(その59)終り。(その60)に続く。


(その60) ベイルートでの「見直し論とシオニズム」会議の中止決定の知らせ

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