High life

My love for that heroic country Poland

On victimhood, endurance and stoicism

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

One event I regretted missing on my last visit to London was a party at the Polish Club, which has been refurbished and has a new Polish prince as its president and has good Poles and active members such as Ladies Belhaven and Hamilton, both friends of mine, keeping the home fires burning. I have often written about my love for Poland, a heroic country that has been betrayed by everyone throughout its history, but has always remained proud, refusing to play the victim, with 90 per cent of Poles belonging to the Catholic church in today’s greedy secular world. A Polish pope was the first to challenge the Soviets, and Lech Walesa led the charge. But what really gets me about the Poles is their refusal to evoke the betrayals they’ve endured each time they go on a public forum. Just look at their foreign minister, Radek Sikorski. Have any of you heard him begin his speeches by reminding the world that 7 million Poles perished during the second world war?

Hint, hint. Yes, I mean Israel, and when was the last time an Israeli politician did not remind us of the Holocaust even when debating fruit prices from the Holy Land versus Spanish oranges. Now we all know because of such practices victimhood has been debased, except for real victims, like the Palestinians, for example. Victimhood in America is a badge of honour. Women, gays, transsexuals, criminals, blacks, Indians, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, even billionaires claim it. (The chief executive of Blackstone, a man worth $10 billion, recently did, comparing his taxes to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.) Victimhood, however coveted a status it is in America, I find terribly humiliating. Victimhood was the reason Israel became a state in 1948 at the expense of the local Arab population. And it would have taken a heart of stone to say no back then. There were some damn good people among them, starting with David Ben Gurion, who admitted had he been an Arab he would have fought Jewish settlers to the death, and the worldly Abba Eban, whose harshest criticism of the Palestinians was that they never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Compare these good men with the present thugs of today’s Israeli government, and weep.


The trouble with an all-powerful Israel today is how to remain a victim 69 years after the last Jew died in a German concentration camp. Ah, but that’s easy: bring in the American brigade of Podhoretz, Kristol, Decter, and others of their ilk who see anti-Semitism behind the slightest criticism of Israel, even when it comes from Israelis themselves. (Self-loathing Jews, they’re called.) Two American writer friends of mine, Joe Sobran and Pat Buchanan, had their careers more or less ruined by baseless charges of anti-Semitism (by people like Norman Podhoretz and Abe Rosenthal of the Times) for writing such pearls as, ‘Terrorism sounds more and more like a surrogate word for enemies of Israel’ and ‘The chief polemical project of modern Zionism has been to forge an ideological high redefinition of anti-Semitism that puts criticism of Israel on the same plane with Nazism.’ The response to such pearls was immediate and rather over the top. Rosenthal asserted that such words ‘could lead to Auschwitz’. Bill Buckley simply fired Joe Sobran. Buchanan lost most of the 400 newspapers that syndicated his column. William Scranton, an ex-governor of Pennsylvania who reported to President Nixon on the Middle East that the US should be more even-handed, was never heard of again.

Such are the joys of feeling compassion towards the Palestinian plight. But let’s put aside the Israeli lobby — it’s much too busy discovering new anti-Semites under the beds — and look at the moral blindness that has afflicted Israelis in their denial of Palestinian rights. Roger Waters, the courageous musician whose father died fighting the Nazis, has been called a Nazi for pointing out that the Israeli army subjugates an indigenous population by using lethal force, including the murder of women and children. The Messianic claim of religious nationalists who believe Jews have a God-given right to all the land between the Med and the Jordan River has a lot to do with that blindness. Baruch Goldstein’s massacre of 29 Muslims at prayer in 1994, ditto.

I write this as Gaza’s women and children are being killed by the Israeli invasion. No one who is sane and fair-minded denies the fact that Israelis have the right to live their lives without missiles raining down on them. But why are the missiles raining down? (And they are Stone Age missiles which have yet to hit a target after two weeks of being fired.) Because Gaza is a refugee camp without the basic human needs of electricity and medical supplies, a hellhole that in reality is a siege that has turned Gaza into a prison the past eight years. The Nazis lasted 12 years. Israel has been oppressing the Palestinians since 1967. The Jewish people are a great people who have won more Nobel prizes than there are name-droppers in Hollywood. But Israel’s brutal policies towards a helpless people will one day overshadow the Holocaust, take it from Taki. No matter how hard the Podhoretzes of this world try to smear those who demand fairness for Palestinians, they will not be able to shut out the cries of the innocent who are suffering under the settlers’ boot. Long after the likes of me are gone, Israel’s brutal occupation of an innocent people will help anti-Semitism in a way Mein Kampf never imagined.

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  • Doggie Roussel

    Ironic that Taki’s anti-Zionist epistle is in stark contrast to his support for the rehabilitation of the odious Conrad Black and his multi-married and expensively shod spouse… both outspoken Zionists and detractors of the Palestinians…

    • GenJackRipper

      Life isn’t black and white y’know…

  • zanzamander

    I don’t think Taki should do politics or religion, at least not the Middle Eastern one.

  • GenJackRipper

    I like Poland aswell. Even more if they’d return Prussia and Silesia to Germany.
    I bet Lviv wouldn’t mind returning to Poland.

    • whiteandred

      Sir, you are an idiot. It was the UK, USA and USSR that (illegally) redrew the borders and sacrificed Poland and Polish territory to the Soviet Empire.
      Learn some factual history before making ignorant comments.

    • JetHag

      This was done (by Poland’s would-be allies) without the knowledge let alone approbation of the Poles.

  • Peter Stroud

    Perhaps Taki should reflect on the fact that wherever there is a Moslem population, there are fanatical, orthodox Islamists. And wherever there are fanatical Islamists, there is violence. I know of no recent examples of violence due to orthodox Jews.

  • Doggie Roussel

    Lviv

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  • Damaris Tighe

    “If you launch rockets from a heavily populated civilian area there will be civilian casualties.”

    Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary, Sky News today.

    • MissDemeanor

      SKy news have sunk to the depths of the BBC and the Guardian

      now they desperately publish gaza space pictures for some lame sensationalism for the mentally slow

      they should just call themselves SKAZA and be done with it

  • Damaris Tighe

    Poland is an unfortunate example for Taki’s point. As a penalty for its aggression, the allies gave a whole province of eastern Germany to Poland. When it won a defensive war against arab aggression, Israel found itself in control of the West Bank & Gaza. It’s been trying to trade land for peace ever since. Gaza has already been given to the Gazans. I believe this is the first time that a country has been willing to return land won as the result of repelling an invasion.

    • Free Rudy Guede

      A defensive war that began with a surprise attack?

      • Damaris Tighe

        At its narrowest Israel is only a few miles from east to west. It takes a helicopter just four minutes to traverse Israel at this point. Thus Israel’s defensive doctrine has to be the pre-emptive strike because, unlike say Russia, it has no security in depth.

        • Free Rudy Guede

          In other words there is no distinction in Hebrew between a defensive and offensive war.
          I don’t really want to get bogged down in a discussion about the rights and wrongs of the 1967 war. Just to describe it as a defensive war and that any evacuation of subsequently occupied territory as uniquely noble undertaking is simply an Orwellian rewrite of history.

          • Damaris Tighe

            Rubbish.

    • Bartłomiej Grzebyk

      “Gave” a whole province, but took much, much more land on the East. Poland was in the winners camp, but was treated as a looser. Have you seen a winning country in a war which lost some land? That’s just unbeliveable… Poles were abandoned by the West. I agree that nobody wanted to start a new war just after finishing the biggest in history, but why West don’t want to admit it? One thing in this article is true – if Poland liked to make a shitstorm about their “allies” during WW2, they would do this – earlier, now or in the future.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Yes indeed, eastern Poland was given to the USSR as a reward for being allies. The whole country ‘moved’ west.

        • Bartłomiej Grzebyk

          Nobody in Poland wanted this “reward”. Stalin just wanted his borders closer to West and made it. I see no point in emphasizing this “reward” thing, especially when USSR invided us 17.09.1939 by Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. We were cheated by the USSR and West.

          • Damaris Tighe

            I take the point that it was a reward for the USSR, not for Poland. My point was about Germany losing territory.

          • Bartłomiej Grzebyk

            Ok, whatever, but we’ve just lost so much time since ’45 for international PR to bring some things up (many lies like “Polish camps”), that sometimes when I see comments about Poland I must react and make some things clear.

          • Damaris Tighe

            Ok 🙂

        • Thersites

          “was given”??
          Nobody gave eastern Poland to the Russians, they just took it. They had the troops on the ground and nobody was in a position to eject them.

        • Thersites

          “was given”??
          Nobody gave eastern Poland to the Russians, they just took it. They had the troops on the ground and nobody was in a position to eject them.

      • Free Rudy Guede

        It was one of the war aims in 1939 of Poland to obtain more land in the west. Unfortunately because their armed forces were so hopeless they ended up losing land east.
        There was no absolutely perfect boundary to be drawn, Poland’s eastern border had only been defined after giving the Soviets, including a General Stalin, a good drubbing in 1921.

        • Wojciech Pisarski

          Pardon ? War aim of Poland ? Is this another case of a Jewish revisionist tellng us that before the Poles killed all the Jews in the “Polish Camps” they invaded Germany?

          • jjjj

            How do you know he/she is Jewish. Perhaps we should talk of the pogrom that Poles commited against Jews AFTER the war: Kielce.

          • Wojciech Pisarski

            We’ve had this discussion before elsewhere. As regards Kielce, let’s first discuss Naliboki and Koniuchy.

          • Wojciech Pisarski

            We’ve had this discussion before elsewhere. As regards Kielce, let’s first discuss Naliboki and Koniuchy.

          • msands

            So you want to justify and equate a pogrom that happened after the war to what was happening during the war? Interesting line of argument you’re taking here…

          • Wojciech Pisarski

            So what has this discussion got to do with the endorsement of Goebbels’ claim that Poland attacked Germany in 1939 ?

          • JetHag

            Interesting that these pogroms took place throughout Soviet-controlled Europe after the war (e.g. four in Czechoslovakia, and in Hungary, four in Budapest alone) yet Poland is singled out. There were also anti-Jewish riots in the UK in 1947, although they are not called “pogroms.” Why so much anti-Semitism?

          • JetHag

            He’s obviously an apologist for Nazi Germany.

        • Adam Sternik

          War aims? What are you talking about? Poland was attacked and its plans were about how and where to defend, not “obtaining more lands”. It was Third Reich to present territorial claims towards Poland in 1939, not other way around. First read, then write.

          • Free Rudy Guede

            They still had war aims old boy. And gaining western terrritories including Breslau were among them.

          • JetHag

            Oh, right! A destroyed city to replace the relatively undamaged and beautiful Lwow and Wilno.

          • Free Rudy Guede

            Well obviously it wasn’t destroyed in 1939.
            This may come as a surprise to some people but Poland didn’t actually expect to be trounced. They believed they would be marching into Berlin.

        • Adam Sternik

          War aims? What are you talking about? Poland was attacked and its plans were about how and where to defend, not “obtaining more lands”. It was Third Reich to present territorial claims towards Poland in 1939, not other way around. First read, then write.

      • mikewaller

        I have to hand a copy of Studs Terkel’s “My American Century”. It includes an extended interview with Robert Rasmas, a guy in the US army who was involved in the final months of WW2, in Germany. He had this to say:

        “We were aware that the Russians had taken enormous losses on the eastern front, that they really had broken the back of the German army. We would have been in for infinitely worse casualties and misery had it not been for them……. I didn’t hear any anti-Russian talk. I think we were realistic enough to know that if we were going to fight them, we would come off second best……We’d just have to assume that it would be masses of armies, and their willingness to sacrifice millions of troops…….In the final campaign down through Bavaria, we were in Patton’s army. Patton said we ought to keep going. The Russian’s would have slaughtered us,because of their willingness to give up many lives. I don’t think the rank of the GIs had any stomach for fighting the Russians. We were informed enough through the press and newsreels to know about Stalingrad. I saw the actual evidence in those black-bordered pictures in every German home I visited. Black borders, eastern front, nine out of ten.”

        There you have it from the warhorse’s mouth. Of course people were ashamed about what had happened to Poland and Czechoslovakia, but being human, it was always attractive to put it out of mind.

    • JetHag

      That “whole province” was to compensate Poland for the loss of its eastern provinces which were incorporated into the USSR, including the cultural centers Wilno and Lwow. This entailed the forced migration of eleven million Poles and a large net loss of territory for Poland.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Agreed. I wasn’t making a point about Poland ‘gaining’ territory but about Germany losing it.

        • whiteandred

          The fact is Poland had a NET LOSS of territory (and lost
          historic Polish cities). There was NO (overall) gain in territory. Notwithstanding, the subsequent biggest ethnic cleansing in history that was sanctioned by the 3 Allied powers (not Poland). Are we also forgetting the 45 years of Soviet
          oppression and economic stagnation? During this time, the Soviets were literally rewriting Polish history to disparage the Polish contribution and victims – whilst the West, out of embarrassment or shame over their betrayal of Poland, looked the other way and did much the same.

    • Karol Lipka

      Western Poland was not in fact penalty for German aggression… Russians simply payed with german land, for whole eastern Poland that was taken by Russians – Wilno, Brześć, Mińsk, Lwów.

  • MissDemeanor

    what a whole load of rubbish

  • Beer

    The article is so fishy that the final statement sounds as a wishful thinking. Do you prepare the place for next KZ in Poland already?
    The standard narrative “I have jewish friends” is known from many before even Roger Waters, but not helping credibility.
    Still not clear what Israel should learn from Poland.

    • jjjj

      Don’t you know Taki already? This is the logical conclusion of all his output.

      • Beer

        I was thinking first I’m on Guardian page.
        Here is a piece of jew-hating arrogant rubbish containing a genocidal threat. Spectator is loosing it’s face.

        • jjjj

          Yes. And actually, the Guardian disgraceful as it is would never publish a piece like this. And if it got through, heads would roll. I can’t believe I’m defending the Guardian but this piece is as you say a genocidal threat.

  • Augustus

    Poland has indeed had its share of victimhood such as partitioning, political as well as ethnic persecution. About half the six million Jews wiped out by Hitler were Polish Jews. Most survivors subsequently emigrated to Mandate Palestine. But raw numbers aren’t really the point. The Jewish population was specifically targeted by Hitler early on. This focus on the Jews as the primary target of the Holocaust doesn’t come from the Jews, or the State of Israel, it comes from the Nazis. Israel did not, of course, become a state in 1948 ‘at the expense of the local Arab population’ because the Arabs in British Mandate Palestine were not only given the opportunity of a state alongside the Jews in 1948, they had also been allocated Transjordan, the far larger Eastern portion of British Mandate Palestine which became Jordan (77% against 23%).

    I didn’t read any further (below the subscription ad) but I suspect its all b*llsh*t.

  • Free Rudy Guede

    Heh, regarding anti-semitism I think George Bernard Shaw put it best:

    THE CHAPLAIN [rising in a fury] You are a traitor.

    CAUCHON [springing up] You lie, priest. [Trembling with rage] If you
    dare do what this woman has done–set your country above the holy
    Catholic Church–you shall go to the fire with her.

    THE CHAPLAIN. My lord: I–I went too far. I–[he sits down with a submissive gesture].

    WARWICK [who has risen apprehensively] My lord: I apologize to you for
    the word used by Messire John de Stogumber. It does not mean in England
    what it does in France. In your language traitor means betrayer: one who
    is perfidious, treacherous, unfaithful, disloyal. In our country it
    means simply one who is not wholly devoted to our English interests

  • Dr. Heath

    Israel’s behaviour may of course lead to more anti-Semitic behaviour in the world. The more Zundels and Irvings and genocidal islamist armies there are outside Israel, alas, the more Jewish people there will be wanting to move to Israel, and the more bellicose the Israeli politicians we’re going to see in charge. Paranoia about anti-Semitism abroad fuels the belief in Israeli society that only the IDF stands between Israelis and a second holocaust. More, not fewer, deaths amongst the Palestianian population are the consequence.

    Taki’s columns appear, and the criticism may of course be completely
    unjustified, to some to be written by someone who loathes Israelis and
    Jews as a matter of visceral racial prejudice. I’m sure Taki will either deny
    this or that he has no possible idea of why someone might believe he’s a racist bigot. The proper response to such allegations might be to suggest some positive way of finding an end to the conflict. High Life readers are keen to know Taki’s thoughts on a way forward. [I’m not holding my breath.]

    • jjjj

      And we know exactly Taki’s views on antisemites and whether or not he considers himself to be one. Just google it. If i were Taki I would welcome the Google ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling.

  • ghostoflectricity

    More of the same from Taki. Like Nicholas Kristof and countless others, he begins his narrative where convenient. He ignores the first three and one-half years of Gaza de facto independence, 2005 to the winter of 2008-09, when the Israelis UNILATERALLY uprooted all Jewish settlements and inhabitants and left the territory, followed in 2007 by the Fatah-Hamas civil war resulting in Hamas’s victory-through-thuggery and imposition of Shari’a law throughout the territory, and the routine shooting of missiles at Israel “proper” (i.e., not the West Bank) starting in 2006. Prior to the DELAYED Israeli response starting near the end of 2008, when Israel began the blockade, etc., the Pals in Gaza could have turned their mini-state into a new Hong Kong or Singapore on the eastern Mediterranean shore. They decided that killing Jews, and indoctrinating their children to hate and kill Jews, was far more important.

    As for his dismissal of all Israelis to the right of Ben Gurion or Eban as “thugs,” one may disagree with Likud and its agenda (which has very over the years in any case), but dismissing Begin and all his ideological progeny as thugs is a convenient excuse. Ben Gurion and Eban would have had no use for Taki- or for Vanessa Redgrave, Roger Waters, Annie Lennox, or any of the other celebrity ilk- in any case. The original secular Laborites recognized anti-Semites when they saw them. At the time of Israel’s founding, Ben Gurion said that those who hated Israel could “go to hell.” Now Taki quotes Ben Gurion and Eban to suit his purposes, like the devil quoting Scripture.

    It is all fine to condemn Netanyahu as Taki does. I’m not fond of him myself- he has a hammer and everything to him is a nail, and he believes he can keep pounding away and maintain the current status quo. Netanyahu is wrong and the Israelis will have to come up with a proposal for a viable two-state solution or risk all out Israel-Pal war someday. But Netanyahu, who served under fire and whose brother was killed at Entebbe, was schooled by his father Benzion (1910-2012) who lived long enough to be betrayed by the Germans, Poles, and Russians in Eastern Europe and by international diplomats once he made aliyah, and taught his sons never to trust the goyim, they always find a way to screw the Jews and blame the Jews when they fight back. If that make Netanyahu the son a thug in the privileged Taki’s eyes, tough luck.

    That brings up the point about the 7,000,000 Poles killed. First, 3,000,000 of them were Jews- 43% of Polish dead in the war, far out of proportion to their pre-War numbers in Poland. Secondly, strange to hear Taki discuss it now. He has offered praise for the fighting capacity of the Wehrmacht in the past and has recently been offering paeans to Putin, ex-KGB-er and mourner of the passing of the Soviet state, which from 1919 on lived by the strength of the Red Army. The Wehrmacht and the Red Army- two objects of Taki’s praise in the past. Who did he think killed all those Poles between 1939-45? Midge Decter?

    I could go on but what’s the point? People like Taki always use half-truths and distortions, outright lies, and a small percentage of evidence to decide who are their angels and who are their demons. Did you know that the years 1949-67, for example, never existed? That Palestinian history ended with the perfidious Jews “stealing” their land in 1947-49 and did not resume until June, 1967 and the Six Day War? (Incidentally the Arabs of Palestine were not known as “Palestinians” throughout the period of the British mandate, but I’ll save that politico-linguistic debate for another day). Truman’s second term as president never happened, Eisenhower’s never happened, Sinai (in which Eisenhower sided with Nasser against Britain, France, and Israel- so much for the influence of the all-powerful “Jewish lobby”) never happened, the 1950s never happened, Kennedy’s presidency and assassination never happened. Beatlemania (1962-65) never happened, and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club” band (released June 1, 1967) never happened. Why? Because the West Bank and East Jerusalem (held by the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan from 1948-67) has ALWAYS been held by the perfidious Israelis, etc. Never mind that there was no pressure for the Jordanians and the Egyptians (who held Gaza during the same time, as well as Sinai) to create a Palestinian state. The years 1949-67, until the Six Day war, never happened. Only history that casts Israel in a bad light happened. Or so says Winston Smith’s nasty little brother, Taki, and his overseers as the new Ministry of Truth. As Ben Gurion would have said, Taki can go to hell.

    • jjjj

      Bravo. An excellent post!

    • Beer

      I noticed that subtitle “what Israel can learn from Poland” is removed.
      I beleive that Taki himself should use a great opportunity to learn something from
      @ghostoflectricity:disqus
      Taki, you should be very greatful actually.

      • ghostoflectricity

        Thanks for that, Beer.

        Taki doesn’t believe he has anything to learn. Like most of the class of professional punditry, he has long been convinced he knows everything, including the simple rights and wrongs of all complicated issues (complicated, that is, to us lesser fools, who do not possess his superior insight and perspicacity), and that anyone who disagrees with him is either stupid or evil (or, in Taki’s case, since he is a lover of the ad hominem or ad feminam ‘argument,’ physically ugly, uncouth, not possessing the fine ‘manners’ of Taki and his country club set, or exemplifying one or another ethnic-stereotypical characteristic- vulgar/big-nosed/ugly/money-obsessed Jews and, especially, Jewesses, for example). In any case, when I post here it isn’t to argue with him but to counter him.

    • Gregory Mason

      ‘viable two-state solution’

      There is already a two state solution, the Jordanians (“Palestinians”) in Israel should move to where they belong, Jordan.

    • kingkevin3

      But doesn’t this rant simply ignore the fact the Israeli’s booted the Palestinians off land they have occupied for Millennia? That crackpot Jews like Netanyahu et al, claim they are entitled to the land based on a book written by a book of crackpots smoking dope 2,500 years ago. Alot of sound and fury…but you’re sorting of missing the essentials.

  • lobotomisedjournalist

    ‘Stone Age missiles’

    Must be one of the most stupid comments I’ve ever read.

    • Damaris Tighe

      I think it’s Taki who must be lobotomised.

    • Beer

      There were also stone air carriers before….

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    DO YOU HAVE A COMPANY OF ANY KIND AND YOU WANT IT TO EXPAND

    DO YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO KEEP TO YOUR WORLD

    ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

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    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

    DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

    ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

    HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

    DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

    ARE YOU FACING WITCH CRAFT MANIPULATIONS

    DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

    DO YOU NEED MAGIC POWERS TO DO ANY THING YOU WANT

    ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE A LIFE PARTNER

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  • Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in TEXAS,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.

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    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

    DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

    ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

    HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

    DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

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    • Des Demona

      Wow, on the very day when I am indeed facing witchcraft manipulations here’s a post out of the blue steering me to someone who can help me to overcome said witchcraft manipulations. What luck!

      • Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

        Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in TEXAS,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.

        Are you passing through any of these problems,

        DO YOU NEED YOUR EX BACK VERY FAST

        DON YOU WANT YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU AS NEVER LIKE BEFORE

        ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME SICKNESS

        ARE YOU FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

        ARE YOU SEEKING FOR A GOOD JOB

        DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

        ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FIRST CLASS GRADE

        DO YOU WANT TO COME OUT FIRST IN YOUR EXAMS

        ARE YOU A STAR AND YOU WANT TO BE SO POPULAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD

        DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH

        DO YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO KEEP MOVING

        DO YOU HAVE A COMPANY OF ANY KIND AND YOU WANT IT TO EXPAND

        DO YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO KEEP TO YOUR WORLD

        ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

        ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PREGNANT FOR YOUR HUSBAND

        ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

        DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

        ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

        HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

        DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

        IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

        ARE YOU FACING WITCH CRAFT MANIPULATIONS

        DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

        DO YOU NEED MAGIC POWERS TO DO ANY THING YOU WANT

        ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE A LIFE PARTNER

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      • Damaris Tighe

        If you reply to these messages they’ll automatically send another very long message & foul up the page.

        • Des Demona

          Ahhhhhh, as I’ve just noticed. Unless it’s witchcraft?

  • Sholay

    Branding Israeli policy towards (against?) Palestinians as ‘nazi’ (” But Israel’s brutal policies towards a helpless people will one day overshadow the Holocaust, take it from Taki.”) is as pathetic as those claims that anyone critisizing Israel is nazi.
    Do not you agree?
    &

  • Doggie Roussel

    Taki has brought several Texas-based fruitcakes out of the woodwork today… seriously illiterate and brain-damaged… obviously their recent recent ancestors caught up with their sisters in the stockyards…

    Those Yanks are something else… they can put a man on the moon but can’t even kill a convicted murderer efficiently…

    • Damaris Tighe

      They’re on many Spectator comments sections – don’t know why they don’t get rid of them.

  • Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in TEXAS,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.

    Are you passing through any of these problems,

    DO YOU NEED YOUR EX BACK VERY FAST

    DON YOU WANT YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU AS NEVER LIKE BEFORE

    ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME SICKNESS

    ARE YOU FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

    ARE YOU SEEKING FOR A GOOD JOB

    DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FIRST CLASS GRADE

    DO YOU WANT TO COME OUT FIRST IN YOUR EXAMS

    ARE YOU A STAR AND YOU WANT TO BE SO POPULAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD

    DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH

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    ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

    ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PREGNANT FOR YOUR HUSBAND

    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

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    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

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    DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

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  • sarah_13

    You fail to mention hamas. You fail to mention lack of leadership of the arabs of the region. You fail to mention Arafat’s opportunity squandered. You fail to mention Arafat’s £1Billion swiss bank account. You fail to mention what they should do given that gaza is not occupied, that israel left lock stock and barrel in 2005. You fail to mention hamas are islamists with an agenda no sane rational human being could negotiate with. You fail to mention a lot of things.

    This article is an easy write for you taki – no such easy options are available for israelis. You have no solutions and just add to the difficulties from the comfort of your office where no rockets threaten.

    • Damaris Tighe

      And if, god forbid, Israel’s enemies succeed & Israelis are killed in their hundreds of thousands, some people will cry sentimental crocodile tears before opening the Chardonnay & moving on to the next common-sense issue they can subvert & undermine.

  • Aaron Isaac

    “because Gaza is a refugee camp without the basic human needs of electricity and medical supplies, a hellhole that in reality is a siege that has turned Gaza into a prison the past eight years.”
    Of course that’s why all those greenhouses that Israel left for them were destroyed! And of course that’s why all that concrete they could have used to build a better Gaza ended up being used for tunnels to smuggle rockets. And obviously that’s why Israel fixed the electricity supply which for Gaza which had been damaged by one of Hamas’ own rockets!
    The Palestinians’ worst enemies are Hamas and its militant accomplices. The sooner this is understood the sooner we can move on to a real debate about comparing Israel to the Nazis.

    • Damaris Tighe

      The concrete was also used to build a tunnel rigged with explosives under an Israeli kindergarten.

  • Damaris Tighe

    150 Hamas operatives have so far surrendered to Israeli soldiers. They came out with their hands up obviously expecting not to be killed. So maybe the Israelis are not so nazi after all.

  • Is this Taki just dim or dhimmi?

    His grasp of history certainly shows the ignorance of a moron, and this is somebody who feels his calling is to write for the public.

    Let’s see some of his statements:

    …Have any of you heard him begin his speeches by reminding the world that 7 million Poles perished during the second world war?

    In actual fact it’s around 6 million – about one-fifth of its pre-war population. Does it matter that HALF this number were Polish Jews. Perhaps not Catholics, but then Hitler wasn’t concerned whether they were practising Jews or not, it sufficed that they were simply Jews.

    …and when was the last time an Israeli politician did not remind us of the Holocaust even when debating fruit prices from the Holy Land versus Spanish oranges.

    Oh, how droll!

    Perhaps because there are foul cretins like yourself, continuing the demonisation of Jews, who don’t seem to understand the reasons for the establishment of Israel is why politicians there feel it necessary to remind the world so often.

    …except for real victims, like the Palestinians, for example.
    Victimhood was the reason Israel became a state in 1948 at the expense of the local Arab population.

    Besides the fact that many of ‘the Arab population’ came to the region from neighbouring lands to work for Jews who were building there, perhaps you can explain how come there are so many Israeli Arabs living in Israel with no desire to move back to the neighbouring Arab states, much less the Palestinian territory. Or why before the last intifada, forcing Israel to restrict movement, Palestinians had the highest standard of living of any of its neighbours.

    I doubt you can!

    I write this as Gaza’s women and children are being killed by the Israeli invasion.

    Israel has launched a ground invasion precisely to minimise innocent loss of life, which has resulted in a greater loss of life to themselves. Unlike Dresden, where allies just blanket bombed the entire city to overcome the enemy. Not to mention the leaflets and phone calls that preceded any attack to an area where rockets (Stone-age??? you moron) were being fired, to warn the public to leave.

    It is precisely because Hamas prevents the innocent victims from leaving is why the death toll is so high. They purposefully use their innocents to get idiots like yourself charged up about it. Instead of focussing on the mindset of Hamas, and the millions of Islamists like themselves, whose foul mentality should be wiped from the face of the earth, you support them.

    I wish you and your family would live under any of their ‘requirements’, and if left to the likes of you and your kind YOU WILL.

  • even if it’s conservative voice, or whatsoever, fair enough, but people of Palestine still need a lot lot more voices to say it louder and more effectively

  • vircantium

    “except for real victims, like the Palestinians”. Yawn. I stopped reading at this point.

    • amicus

      You did the right thing. Well done.

  • jjjj

    I read this piece and my jaw dropped. That this evil should be published in the Speccie is another sign that antisemitism has now become respectable. I expected nothing less from Taki. Buchanan was called out for his historical revisionism. And what about his role in Bitburg. Such a shameful piece from Taki.

    • Damaris Tighe

      But I’ve noticed that the Speccie have buried it (it was at the top of the home page for a few hours) & changed the title.

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  • RoxanneRoxanadana

    The way the leading Polish Catholics handled things during the war was to say that they did not like the Jews being gassed, but that Poland would have to be returned to them (the Catholics) after the war, meaning that the Jews would have to leave. Under Stalin, so much anti-Jewish violence occurred that the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry agreed that Jews had every reason to want to avoid Poland (again under Stalinism). I would hope Israel would learn to NOT follow Poland’s example.

    • jjjj

      And the antisemitic scum say ‘the Jews should have had their state in Poland’.

      • RoxanneRoxanadana

        The Poles ensured that would never happen. They did build a Jewish museum in Warsaw, precisely as the Nazi’s recommended. Yes, there exist Poles who recognize what happened, but they are, at least online, a distinct minority. The problem with a failure to recognize what happened is a bizarre hatred of Jews in Poland today, which is almost completely cleansed of them. There are only 3,200 Jews now in Poland, which once had millions (the “enlarged” figure is 7,500). Yet when you go to Polish Forums, you get threads like this:

        Do you believe 6 million Jews died in holocaust?, Terrible past for the Jews in Poland?, How far can Jews go to promote their ethnocentric myths?

        Not even a pro-Jewish topic, “What do Poles owe to Jews?” patterned after similar topics “What do Poles owe to Russians?” is able to avoid about a third of the comments’ damning Jews. It’s sad, really it is, that Poland, which has virtually no Jews, has so many who despise them.

        • jjjj

          Yes, and after the war had ended some Poles were still ‘cleansing’ that country of Jews. Unbelievable? Not really.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            Pole here appears to want to cleanse the planet of Jews.

          • pole

            What this women is writing is so big propaganda, that can’t be believed. Read where I wrote that I want cleanse anybody from planet, find it. And because I’m Jew myself (blood, not religiously) so maybe I want to cleanse myself, unless you were talking about my tooth. My grandgrandmother had to run from Germany before the war because of persecution, so stop lying and being disgusting propagandist, for your own good.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            It’s typical for the Spectator to acquire intelligent commentators. Would you say you are in the upper tenth of the intellectual strata of Poland?

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            What you mean to say is that I am lying. “Hunt for the Jews, Betrayal & Murder in German-Occupied Poland”, by Jan Grabowski in 2013, would make fascinating reading for anyone who thinks my words are falsehoods. Poles hated Jews before Ribbentrop-Molotov, as the author writes:

            Prime Minister Felicjan Sławoj-Składkowski, seen by many as sympathetic to the plight of minorities, declared himself in favor of an economic boycott of Jewish commerce. In his speech delivered in the Polish parliament (Sejm) on June 4, 1936, the prime minister said “yes, to economic struggle, but no to physical violence.” To many Jews (and non-Jews, for that matter), this declaration of the prime minister was a direct and formal admission that discrimination based on race was now not only condoned, but sanctioned by the state. . . The growing radicalization of anti-Jewish attitudes was, no doubt, directly linked to the campaign of hate led, during the 1930s, by the Catholic press. 14 The Kraków diocese was home to some Church-sponsored journals, such as Dzwon Niedzielny (The Sunday Bell) and Gość Niedzielny (The Sunday Guest) that led the chorus of hatred. In Tarnów, antisemitic campaigns were instigated by the Catholic weekly Nasza Sprawa (Our Cause), whose editorials regularly called for “de-Judification” of the Polish economy and culture.”

            In sum, what can be learned from Poland is that Isreael (the non-Jewish part of Isreal, that is) must get rid of its Jews for its “happiness”, Any unhappiness thereafter can continue to be blamed on Jews not present.

          • pole

            I’m sorry, but you lied about me personally. “Pole here appears to want to cleanse the planet of Jews” And unless you appologize to me, I can’t see engaging in exchanging comments anymore. However the chance of appologies is 20%, I reckon, therefore not expecting them (unless proven otherwise) I thank you for your time.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            Did your parents or grandparents enjoy a Judenjagd or two?

    • pole

      Under Stalin so much any kind of violence occured, but some people will only see ani-Jewishness. Another proof some people have mania.

      • RoxanneRoxanadana

        Alack & alas, Poles say the real problem was JEWISH oppression of POLAND. They really, really do Of course the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry saw matters quite differently. Moreover, watch this nice little flick:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCkrqJ5-Jys

        They had a lovely ceremony before the interview started. This was in 1985, under the communists. Watching Poles dance on the graves of over a hundred thousand Jews shows the native culture of Poland at its finest.

        • pole

          what are you talking about, you propagandist? these people talk that they helped jews, one guy says he was bringing bread and cucumbers to jews because they humans like others. not sure what ur problem is but u r serious maniac for finding out something from nothing.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            Oh, now, people can look at the English translations quite readily. You know that, don’t you? The movie is called Shoah. Then they will see what actually happened quite nicely. Tell us your opinion of this famous quote:

            Today the Jews face extermination. They are the victims of unjust murderous persecutions. I must save them. “Do unto others what you want others to do unto you.” This commandment demands that I use all the means I have to save others, the very same means that I would use for my own salvation. To be sure, after the war the situation will be different. The same laws will apply to the Jew and to me. At that point I will tell the Jew: “I saved you, sheltered you when you were persecuted. To keep you alive I risked my own life and the lives of those who were dear to me. Now nothing threatens you. You have your own friends and in some ways you are better off than I. Now I am depriving you of my home. Go and settle somewhere else. I wish you luck and will be glad to help you. I am not going to hurt you, but in my own home I want to live alone. I have the right.”

            Prawda in August 1943, Kossak-Szczucka

            They wanted the Jews gone! & gone they were. Those who were not killed by the Nazi’s faced horrific destruction from the Poles under Stalin, with the connivance of the Church. Tell us all about Archbishop Hlond if you might.

          • pole

            I think you are again trying to exaggerate victimhood of one particular group of people and blame it on other particular group of people. It was the toughest times for Poland. First under occupation of Hitler than under occupation of Stalin – two worst dictators of the world. Poles were mass murdered by both of this men. In Smolensk they took cream of society and shot in the back of the head – tens of thousands, much worse than Srebrenica. Intelligence and free Poles had to flee to UK, set up govermnent there, and many Poles didn’t recognize Communist goverment and until 1956 there was tyranny in Poland so everything was played out by Stalinists – we were under occupation. Jews, like any other group which didn’t fit into the system would be blamed and persecuted. It had nothing to do with the will of people. Some Polish people of course would be bad (for Jews or for other Polish people), some would be good, but the country politics was not influenced by the will of peopple but by the stalinists. And if you really look into history you will know that biggest threat for Jews are Zionists, who in form of bankers of the world set up both Stalin and Hitler. Your own side of the people organized Holocaust. It is sad, but it is always the elites who persecute “small” people of any nation.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            You neither assessed the quote nor talked about Cardinal Hlong, but instead declaim a group of Jews responsible for Stalin & Hitler. On May 16, 1943, after most Jews were gassed, here’s what a faction of the Polish resistance, the National Democratic Military Organization, wrote in Kierownik:

            The Jewish hand is turning against us & blames the Polish nation for all the miseries that have befallen us & for the lack of help from our side. Yes, a majority of the Jewish nation is destroyed, but the remnants have not changed their attitude toward us. They are closer to a Russian or German Communist than they are to us Poles. They are waiting to take control over our economic life. They are plotting against us along with other minorities. In our conflict with Soviet Russia they support the Bolshevik side. They would do anything in order to weaken us & prevent the emergence of a Great Poland. We are fully aware that a few hundred thousand Jews are enough to take control of our economy & to infiltrate the centers of our political and cultural life. These particular Jews are even more dangerous than the Jews en masse.There are many signs that covert Jews in Poland and Jewish émigré circles are now preparing to take control over Poland.
            ______

            What is your opinion of that?

          • pole

            This is what was happening at this times and I heard about that before. Basically some Jewish people colaborated with Germans and also with communist Russia and they were very efficient because they were from local communities. Of course anybody can understand that because of war, trauma and fear. Jewish collaborators doesn’t mean that we should generalize about all Jews. It’s just always happen that we have some bad apples in any society.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            The Jews collaborated with the Nazi’s & the Stalinists! Wow! How amazing.

          • pole

            Nothing impossible about that. I don’t know why surprise. Or maybe I understand that you may be on the side of Jews, and because I don’t want to generalize about whole nation from actions of individuals, so let’s imagine nation X.
            Nation X is persecuted by winners (Y) of the war with country Z. Winners (Y) want to take control of country Z and additionally specifically don’t like X. They introduce terror in Z, targeting all, but specially X. People from nation X have few choices: a) run or hide, b) be caught and probably die, or c) collaborate to save themselves and family. Try to understand that anybody of any human nation could be in front of that choice and it doesnt matter where u from. What would you choose, is question without answer, hopefully nobody will have to choose anything like that.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            After WWII, Poles under Stalin killed a lot of Jews. Stalin also oppressed Poles. Poles in turn think Stalin was a Jewish pawn. A bit of a logic problem there, but then, that’s Poland, one gathers. What do you think of this quote?

            Well-armed gangs roam endlessly in cities and villages, attacking estates, banks, commercial and industrial companies, houses and apartments and larger peasant farms. The plunder is often accompanied by acts of murder, which are carried out by Soviet partisan units hiding in the forests or ordinary gangs of robbers. The latter recruit from all kinds of criminal subversive elements. Men and women, especially Jewish women, participate in the assaults. This infamous action of demoralized individuals contributes in considerable degree to the complete destruction of many citizens who have already been tormented by the four-year struggle against the enemy. . . . In order to give some help and shelter to the defenseless population I have issued an order— with the understanding of the head of the Delegate’s Bureau—to the commanders of regions and districts regarding local security . . . instructing them where necessary, to move with arms against these plundering or subversive bandit elements.

            31 August 1943 General Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski

          • pole

            You are giving too much quotes to me, please use more your own opinions. You tormenting me with explaining some other people opinions. Maybe you have some opinions what is happening now in Gaza, instead of living in the past like some martyr. People are killed now, who cares about them now? hmm?

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            Just trying to understand your world view, which your name would indicate represents the predominant view in Poland. Unless you say otherwise, you are now indicating that that order by General Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski is no more of a problem for you than any of the other quotes you’ve been asked about.

          • pole

            all you care are quotes, don’t care about people suffering now, souless.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            The title: “What Poland could teach Israel;On victimhood, endurance and stoicism.” Since 1864, most Poles declaimed themselves victims of Jews. In BOLSHEVISM & POLAND, 1919,, Lutoslawski’s preface: “The Jews forget that in no country in the world have they been treated better, . . . Jews have been the chief leaders of the criminal gang which has destroyed for a long time to come the resources of Russia, and which murdered thousands of Poles carried away to Russia by the retreating Russian armies.” The need for the world to rid itself of Jews was expressed in “A World Problem Jews — Poland— Humanity” by Laudin in 1920. Both authors accuse Jews, as you have done, of being part of German nastiness.

            Poles were not “stoic” as respects their “persecution” by Jews, but instead carried out pogroms &, after WWII, expelled Jews twice, first immediately post-war under Stalin, whom Poles blame on Jews, second in 1967-8, supposedly responding to the 1967 war in Israel/Palestine.

            Your responses prove such attitudes endemic among Poles & explain what appears to be odd about this article. There is nothing Isreal could learn from Poland, except that expelling its Jews might make the non-Jews celebrate. In that video, the church was used, in contrast to Catholic tradition, as a holding place for execution. That celebrations at that Church are shown just before the people, who talk about the money, etc., Jews kept in their suitcases in special pockets before they were gassed, speak shows that Poland under communism in 1985 celebrated the German execution of Jews. .

          • pole

            You have been reported to Spectator.

          • RoxanneRoxanadana

            Glad to hear of it. When they read your responses to gruesomely Jew baiting words, they will determine what to do.

  • Augustus

    “Gaza is a refugee camp”

    Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been richly rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of thousands of rockets into its territory. Hamas has constructed a terror state on the border of Israel which, at its core, seeks to fulfill the vision of Hitler and obliterate the Jews. And now, right on cue, the Left, and the Muslims it has allowed into the West, are now marching, protesting, and rioting outside synagogues and embassies shouting ‘Death to the Jews’ and ‘Hitler was right.’ It is disgusting for any member of the supposedly civilized West to embrace this evil cult in any way and they should be roundly condemned at every opportunity. It seems that every generation forgets the lessons of history.

  • mohdanga

    “Israel has been oppressing the Palestinians since 1967. The Jewish people are a great people who have won more Nobel prizes than there are name-droppers in Hollywood. But Israel’s brutal policies towards a helpless people will one day overshadow the Holocaust, take it from Taki.”
    So in the space of a little more than 4 years the N*zis were able to kill 6 million Jews plus 6 million others (POWs, gays, Poles, academics, socialists, etc). In the 47 years since 1967 how many Palestinians have herded up, displaced, had their possessions stolen and stuffed into cattle cars for the journey to the gas chambers? In fact, where are the Jewish death camps? They must be well hidden. In fact the Jews are such N*zis that they allow Arabs to live in Israel with full rights and be elected to the Knesset.
    The Palestinians are prolific breeders as can be evidenced by the population explosion in Gaza in the last 50 years, surely another sign that a ‘genocide’ is occurring.

    • Damaris Tighe

      The Israelis are such N*zis that they’ve set up a field hospital for Gazan civilians.

  • mohdanga

    “And they are Stone Age missiles which have yet to hit a target after two weeks of being fired.” Umm, that’s because the Israelis shoot them down! If these missiles are so Stone Age and incapable of causing harm why do the Palestinian terrorists keep firing them? Surely they could use their time, energy and money to improve the lot of their people?

    • Richard

      They keep firing the missiles because Israel keeps retaliating by killing civilians. That way Hamas continue to attract international sympathy and funding.

    • pole

      At least Israel can shoot them down. Try that with modern cruise missiles.

  • Richard

    Congratulations Taki. A courageous piece.

    • Shenandoah

      A stupid, ignorant, plebbish piece.

      There, fixed it for you.

  • mikewaller

    What a bloody fool Taki is. Not regarding this piece, which I think bang on the money and what any true friend of the Jewish people would tell them. No, his bloody foolishness comes from never having got on top of the atavistic admiration that formed in his 4 year old breast when he first saw the then victorious German Army marching into Greece. I pressed him on this point on the one occasion I meet him face to face. He explained it in terms of his having first seen his father back with the defeated Greek army, disheveled, demoralised and reeking. His revolution at this resulted in the subsequent encounter with the hyper-smart Germans turning his tiny head. As an evolutionist, my mind made a connection between this and the pathetic efforts of male cubs of defeated pride-masters to ingratiate themselves with the new lion in town who will, in fact, almost certainly, kill them.

    Be that as it may, this long history of venerating the Wehrmacht will inevitably be used to nullify this highly praiseworthy attempt to speak truth unto the immense power of the Jewish lobby.

    N.B. Do not infer from this that I am in any sense anti-Jewish. I consider them a people of outstanding talent. Nor do I have any great love for the generality of what we call the Arab world, an entity which seems incapable of producing any kind of decent government. My difficult is that in refusing to recognise that continued Palestinian resistance is grounded in the unjustifiable seizure of their homeland, Israel has created for itself its equivalent of the Easter Front. This was characterised by one German involved as a battle between an elephant (the Germans) and an army of ants (the Russians). Initially the elephant is confident of victory as he crushes the ants in huge numbers, but slowly he comes to appreciate that no matter how many he crushes there are always more to replace them. We all know what happened to the Germans in the East, and my fear is that when the Israels come eventually to learn the same lesson, it will be too late for any kind of deal, and they will conclude that atomic weopons are the only answer they have.

    • Shenandoah

      Fool is about the most charitable name you can give him. Odious springs to mind.

  • amicus

    I admire the Poles. I also admire the Israelis. I find it hard to find anything good to say about the Palestinian Arabs.

  • Shenandoah

    Ah, so Taki is a vicious anti-Israeli and anti-Semite, as well as a money-class snob. Bill Kristol is worth a million Takis. But tacky Taki doesn’t have the brains to see it.

    Hey Spectator, you need this guy? I shan’t be coming back to read this lowlife. As it is, I only clicked on the page to view an interesting comment from a reader. Won’t happen again.

  • pedestrianblogger

    “Roger Waters, the courageous musician whose father died fighting the Nazis”? How on earth is it “courageous” for Waters loudly to espouse the anti-Israel cause that is so popular with many of his potential customers? How does the fact that his father died in the war reflect favourably (or, for that matter, in any way at all) on Waters himself?

  • davidshort10

    I don’t think that anyone who has read these unpaid columns by Taki over the years would not feel that this old born-rich playboy who has never done anything serious in his life doesn’t like Jews. Why The Spectator continues to publish thsi old, useless bore who simpy tells us week after week that he got drunk is beyond me, unless it is that Brillo Pad likes to suck up to him.

  • davidshort10

    I call upon the editor. Fraser Nelson, to read these comments. If he agrees with them, and by inference, that his columnist is an inaccurate fool, or even anti-Semitic, then he should sack him. If he does not sack him, does he then uphold the falsehoods or is he scared of Brillo Pad?

    • Richard

      The blogs by Douglas Murray on these pages are pro-Israel. Should we not be able to read conflicting views in the magazine?

    • JB_1966

      What?

    • RoxanneRoxanadana

      To the contrary, every time he writes an article, Mr. Taki permits open discussion of Poland’s Jew hatred, a great service. For the next article, discussed will be the famed sport Poland invented, the Judenjagd. Hunting is a national craze in Poland, as can be seen here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpDJsFmLpHI

  • Miami510

    There is more to the story than the author writes. The article fails to mention that Israel pulled out of Gaza and left a thriving agricultural industry. The borders were open until the Palestinians began turning plows into swords; diverted materials from building an infrastructure to building terror tunnels and importing Iranian rockets.

    No country in the world would sit idly by when rockets were being fired into their civilian centers. The hateful Hamas Charter predated the gift of Gaza. Look what they’ve done with it. For the first time, in a long time, Hamas is losing the public relations war in the Western Press; the exception being a few
    articles like this one.

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    Take heart from Prometheus, Taki. “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”

  • Mikehikebike

    Take heart, Taki. Whom the Gods seek to destroy they first make mad.

    • Freedom

      Taki will be first in line, then.

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    Land-for-peace is a repugnant formula for Israel’s
    self-immolation. The right of a civilized nation to self-defense against its
    barbarous enemies is a moral absolute. It should not be surrendered in a vain
    attempt to appease the initiators of war. It is a moral perversion to demand
    that Israel give back the very land it captured in the process of defending
    itself against wars launched by the Arab aggressors.

    Netanyahu notes the days when bulldozers
    uprooted Jews are behind us, not in front of us. A million Jews live in more than 100
    settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the
    area in 1967. Netanyahu has long
    championed settlements, but has also said he would be prepared to make painful
    concessions to non-settled parts of West Bank.

    Netanyahu has not uprooted any settlements, he
    has expanded them. Nobody has any lessons to give Netanyahu about love for the
    Land of Israel or commitment to Zionism and the settlements. Tenders and
    approvals for construction in East Jerusalem have reached record levels under
    Netanyahu’s government. Isolated
    settlements accounted for nearly 40% of all new constructions, nearly double
    that of previous years.

    When Israel ended its occupation of Gaza, it did not impose a
    blockade. Indeed it left behind agricultural facilities in the hope that the
    newly liberated Gaza Strip would become a peaceful and productive area.
    Instead, Hamas seized control over Gaza and engaged in acts of warfare against
    Israel. These acts of warfare featured 10,000 rockets directed at Israeli
    civilians. This was not only an act of warfare, it was a war crime.

    Israel responded to the rockets by declaring a blockade, the
    purpose of which was to assure that no rockets, or other material that could be
    used for making war against Israeli civilians, was permitted into Gaza. Israel
    allowed humanitarian aid through its checkpoints. There was never a
    humanitarian crisis in Gaza, merely a shortage of certain goods that would end
    if the rocket attacks ended.

    Palestinian behavior was captured so well by Abba Eban’s phrase
    that the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. There is a tendency by the international
    community to encourage the very behavior that has caused the Palestinians such
    heartache.

    What is particularly ironic about this, whether it manifested
    itself in diplomatic resolutions at the UN, media coverage, or boycotts, is
    that all of this has taken place under the rubric of helping the Palestinians.
    If the Palestinian leadership has been the worst enemy of the Palestinian
    people, the international community and international media, in the name of
    helping the Palestinians, are not far behind.

    Persecution has driven the Jews nearly to extinction. So many
    murdered, so many forcibly converted to Christianity and Islam, so many choosing
    the dubious path of assimilation as a defense against hatred and isolation. The
    Jews of today are a remnant of a remnant. It wasn’t merely the German
    Holocaust, but a history of holocausts, that brought the Jewish people to such
    an infinitesimal position.

    The Spanish Inquisition was not motivated by religious feeling,
    but by racial hatred. Conversion wasn’t enough to save the Jews. The Spaniards
    hated the idea of Jewish blood mixing with their own. The Inquisition presaged
    the Holocaust. Physical acts of antisemitism are always preceded by years of
    hate-filled rhetoric meant to desensitize the world to the coming slaughter.

    Benjamin Netanyahu is
    the only Israeli politician today who could deliver the majority of Israel’s
    Jewish population to a painful compromise with the Palestinians. He is also one
    of the few whose endorsement of a deal between Tehran and Washington would allay the concerns of even more hawkish
    Israelis. The average Israeli trusts that Netanyahu would not sell out their
    interests for a Nobel Peace Prize.

    I will never forget the disgusting pictures of Palestinians
    celebrating on 9/11. That was enough to
    enhance my support for Israel. Israel is a beacon of
    freedom in an unfree region, a beacon of life in a place of darkness. If Israel
    falls, the West falls. Mothers in the West can sleep safely because Israeli
    mothers at night worry about their sons in the army. Their fight is our fight.
    We should support it. Israel is, indeed, a vital outpost of Graecoroman
    civilization. That is why Islam conditions the faithful to hate the Jewish
    state and to view its destruction as an imperative. It is our duty to stand
    with Israel.

    Squandering the taxpayers’ hard-earned money,
    UN-funded Palestinian NGOs brainwash kids for martyrdom! The Burj Luq-Luq
    Community Center and Society performs puppet shows for children in East
    Jerusalem, telling kids to put down the cigarette and pick up a machine gun to
    fight the Jewish enemy!

    The kids learn that while smoking cigarettes is bad, the smoking
    barrel of a gun is good! The puppets scream Jerusalem doesn’t need men who hold
    cigarettes. It needs men who hold machine guns! The puppets then break into
    songs, glorifying martyrdom: Jerusalem, we are coming, Jerusalem, the time of
    death has arrived. Jerusalem, we will not surrender to the enemies or be
    humiliated! The UN-funded Palestinian
    children’s magazine Zayzafouna published an article written by a teenage girl
    who recounts a dream about Adolf Hitler, who told her he killed Jews because
    they spread destruction all over the world!

    The tunnels that Hamas has dug under Gaza’s border with Israel
    — tunnels designed not for commerce, but for kidnapping — contain
    tranquilizers and handcuffs to be used by Hamas terrorists to gain physical
    control over Israelis they’ve seized.

    What would you want your leaders to do if your country’s enemies
    were firing rockets at your home? Much of the world suffers from a kind of
    Hamas-specific amnesia, in which the group’s past deeds of hundreds of murdered
    Israelis and extreme goals are forgotten as soon as they are learned. Hamas’s
    morally perverted but tactically clever goal is to maximize Palestinian
    civilian casualties. Its rockets are bait. And Israel has become expert at
    taking the bait.

    It’s hard enough to imagine a situation in which your neighbors
    are quite intentionally trying to blow up your house and kill your children
    with rockets. But Hamas’s well-developed kidnapping strategy represents a whole
    other category of depravity. The handcuffs and tranquilizers are mere baroque.
    The core depravity of Hamas is its longstanding policy of treating every Jew as
    a target for elimination.

    What would you want your government to do if your enemy was
    digging tunnels under your village, in order to pop out at night to kill or
    kidnap you? Could you imagine taking the risk that members of your family might
    be seized, dragged underground, handcuffed and tranquilized, and then held in
    the dark, perhaps for years, perhaps never to come home? Hamas terrorists have
    recently emerged from these tunnels inside Israel multiple times. This is not a
    theoretical threat.

    An honest person would answer this question the following way: I
    would prefer that my government do whatever it must do to make sure that
    terrorists are not constructing tunnels under my house in order to kidnap me or
    members of my family.

    The tactical goals of Hamas are to terrorize Israelis and bring
    about the international de-legitimization of Israel. The strategic goal — the
    theological goal, in fact — is to bring about the end of their country.

    What are Israelis fighting for? their home. The Jewish people
    was a people without a home, who managed the impossible, and created a home for
    itself. The State of Israel is a miracle. Israelis must not give up this
    miracle. They must not endanger it, and
    they must not take its existence for granted. When dark forces try to
    annihilate it, they must defend it. When hypocritical, self-righteous forces
    try to weaken it, they must make it stronger. Israelis are surrounded by a new
    threat of Muslim Arab chaos. Enemies seeking their blood amass at their walls
    and under their feet.

    Israelis appear adamant that any cease-fire agreement reached
    between the parties must eradicate the threat of these kidnapping tunnels.
    Anything short of this will fail to bring any stability to the region. Hamas is
    incapable of envisioning peace and reconciliation in the manner of advocates
    for a two-state solution.

    For years, Hamas leaders demanded that Israel allow them to
    import concrete in order to build homes for Gaza’s poor. We now know where so
    much of this concrete went — into the tunnels that run under Israel’s border,
    and into bunkers and bomb shelters.

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