Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Shoah Foundation And Leftist Jews To Honor President Who Funds Holocaust Denier
A line from an old movie I'm fond of - "If you live long enough, everything weird will happen to you."
That's definitely the case here.
Twenty years ago, would I have ever thought that a president who was anti-Israel and who funds a Holocaust denier who rewards people financially for murdering Jews would be honored by the filmmaker who has 'Schindler's List' among his credits? Or that Jews would be lining up to give this president money and support?
President Barack Obama is coming to Los Angeles today to do some serious fundraising, and to accept an award from Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation, a Holocaust museum located at the University of Southern California founded by Spielberg after he made 'Schindler’s List'.
Obama will receive the institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award, for his “global efforts to protect human rights, his commitment to education and expanding educational technology, and his work advancing opportunities for all people.”
“President Obama’s commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt,” Spielberg said.
The president will speak to “common values and shared responsibilities” at the event, which will be attended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, two members of congress renowned for gorging at the public trough and enriching themselves? So much for 'shared responsibility.'
But that's not the worst of it.
I wonder..have Steven Spielberg and his friends actually sat down for a moment to look at whom they're honoring? And in the name of a foundation dedicated to memorializing the millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust?
Mahmoud Abbas received his doctorate from Moscow University with a dissertation denying the Holocaust occurred and later published most of it in a book, al-Wajh al-Akhar: al-'Alaqat as-Sirriya bayna an-Naziya wa's-Sihyuniya. That book is still a required text in the 'Palestinian' school curriculum, regardless of what Abbas tells gullible Jews in English. This kind of Holocaust denial would be illegal in many EU countries and socially unacceptable in the U.S., yet Europe and the United States cheerfully fund Abbas and the Palestinian Authority.
Even worse, the PA uses those funds to financially reward Arab terrorists convicted in Israeli courts of murdering Jews, with the higher salaries for both Hamas and Fatah killers reserved for those who commit the most heinous murders and thus get longer jail terms. Among those killers now receiving a salary courtesy of President Obama and the U.S. taxpayers are the two Fatah thugs who murdered the Fogel family in Itamar, Israel - including a 3-month-old baby.
When these murderers are released thanks to pressure from the president Spielberg and his friends are honoring, they receive a hero's welcome by Abbas as well as a cash bonus.
Not only that, but this same president has directly funded Hamas, an organization that is openly genocidal and makes its members swear an oath to pursue a second Holocaust...and who are now part of a unity government with Abbas and the PA.
That's who Steven Spielberg and his friends are honoring.
If their voices weren't forever muted, I would give a great deal to hear what the victims of the Holocaust would have to say to them about this kind of disgrace to their memory.
Using that memory in this fashion to honor this president is the final indignity.
Oh, and the poster at the top of the page? It appears that some local artists have placed parody movie ads in the upscale parts of Los Angeles (including across from the Century Plaza Hotel, where Obama will receive his award) to protest this. Using the template of ads for another Spielberg movie, 'Saving Private Ryan', the ads read 'Saving Barack Obama' and say that this is “A Steven Spielberg Ploy,” with a tagline that reads, “The mission is a fraud.”
The president will also be doing some A-list fundraising at a $64,000 per couple gala hosted by Alan Horn, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. Ride on, O warrior for the middle class!