“Macron, whore of the Jews” (& NY Times photographer praises murderer of Jewish baby)

December 16, 2018


[Notes by Tom Gross]

A huge banner reading “Macron, whore of the Jews” was hung on a bridge on Route A6, the main road between Paris and Lyon, Israeli and French media have reported.

Many of the protestors from both extreme left and extreme right participating in the anti-government “Yellow Vest” protests and riots, have increasingly started to use anti-Semitic slogans and chants either accusing President Emmanuel Macron of being Jewish (he is not) or being “controlled by the Jews.”

On some social networks he is referred to as “President Rothschild.”

On Saturday morning December 8, the Jewish Chabad House in central Paris closed for services for the first time in years, under police advice that they may not be able to protect worshippers inside.

The anti-Semitic French entertainer Dieudonné M’bala M’bala and his admirers reportedly joined the demonstrators and gave Nazi salutes.

Among various pro-”Yellow Vest” videos uploaded to YouTube is one by French musician Stephen Ballet, inciting protesters to “understand that the real enemy are the Jews.” It received 36,000 views before it was taken down by YouTube.




Swastikas were painted on tombstones and on the Holocaust memorial at Strasbourg’s Jewish cemetery (above) last week a day after an Islamist terror attack on a Christmas market in the city. Many of Strasbourg’s Jews were deported to Auschwitz and other death camps.




Over two years after being asked to, the British Labour party, under pressure from the Sunday Times of London, has suspended a key party official who blamed “all the wars in the world” on Jewish people,

The Sunday Times reports today that: “In February 2016 Mohammed Yasin (above with party leader Jeremy Corbyn) shared a post headlined ‘Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.’ (These are the same words used in Nazi rallies in 1930s Germany and Austria.)

Yasin also shared a post, “Why Israel is a problem”, stating that “due to Holocaust propaganda” Israel threatens the world. He shared a picture showing a rabbi next to the words: “Goyim [non-Jews] were born only to serve us. They have no place in the world – only to serve the people of Israel.”

In January 2016 he shared a video about the “Rothschilds, the world’s most wicked and wealthiest family” and that year he also praised the Zimbabwean cleric, Mufti Ismail Menk, as “one of the finest Islamic scholars of our time” after the Mufti had said in his sermons that gay people “are worse than animals.”

Once again, it has taken a news organization owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International (this time the Sunday Times) to highlight anti-Semitism in Europe, whereas supposedly liberal newspapers such as The Guardian have been very reluctant to highlight the rampant anti-Semitism on the British and European left.



Among other past items on Corbyn:







Since the international media has barely reported on this, here is a note I placed on Facebook last Wednesday evening:

December 12, 2018

The Israeli baby delivered prematurely after being shot in his mother’s stomach in Sunday evening’s Hannukah terror attack died this evening of his wounds. Earlier in the day, the baby’s parents Shira and Amichai, hospitalized for injuries sustained in the attack, visited their baby for the first and last time.

“The baby died embraced by his family’s love,” said Dr. Alona Ben Nun, who heads the Shaare Zedek hospital’s prenatal unit. The baby received the maximal care possible but was not able to survive his injuries,” she said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Our hearts are with Shira and Amichai over the passing of their four day old son who did not even have a name. The murderers are abhorrent, the most deviant criminals on earth. The security forces are pursuing them and I hope that there will be news soon on this matter. We will not slacken until we find them and deal with them to the fullest extent of the law.”

UPDATE: The baby was buried this evening within two hours of dying, in accordance with Jewish tradition. He was given a name upon burial, Amiad Yisrael. Over 300 hundred people attended the funeral on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. Mourners used umbrellas to shield the baby’s tiny body from the rain.

The baby’s parents, Shira and Amichai, were both recovering from gunshot wounds at the hospital and unable to attend the funeral. The baby was buried by his grandparents.

Hamas held celebrations to mark the baby’s death this evening. The Palestinian Authority said it would financially reward the terrorist and his family.



Wissam Nassar, a Pulitzer-nominated Palestinian photographer for the New York Times caused outrage after he posted praise on Instagram for the murderer of the baby Amiad Yisrael.

His post was removed after 24 hours. Nassar has long been criticized for his inflammatory anti-Israeli photos and the New York Times has been criticized for employing him.


I attach a piece below about Anti-Zionism being as dangerous as anti-Semitism, by Bret Stephens (a lone voice among much anti-Zionist incitement at the New York Times).




When Anti-Zionism Tunnels Under Your House
By Bret Stephens
New York Times
December 14, 2018

In 2002, Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Hezbollah, was said to have given a speech noting that the creation of the state of Israel had spared his followers the trouble of hunting down Jews at “the ends of the world.” The Lebanese terrorist group has prominent apologists in the West, and some of them rushed to claim that Nasrallah had uttered no such thing.

Except he had. Tony Badran of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies tracked down the original recording of the speech, in which Nasrallah carries on about “occupied Palestine” as the place appointed by Allah for the “final and decisive battle” with the Jews. By “occupied Palestine,” he wasn’t talking about the West Bank.

Sometimes anti-Zionists are – surprise! – homicidal anti-Semites, too.

That’s a thought that can’t be far from the mind of anyone living in northern Israel, where in recent days the Israeli Army has discovered at least three tunnels dug by Hezbollah and intended to infiltrate commandos under the border in the (increasingly likely) event of war. Given the breadth of Hezbollah’s capabilities, the depth of its fanaticism, and the experience of Hamas’s excavation projects in Gaza, it’s fair to assume other tunnels will be found.

What would Hezbollah do if it got its fighters across? In 1974, three Palestinian terrorists crossed the border from Lebanon and took 115 hostages at an elementary school in the town of Ma’alot. They murdered 25 of them, including 22 children.

Another infiltration from Lebanon in 1978 left 38 Israelis dead. Given Hezbollah’s long record of perpetrating massacres from Buenos Aires to Beirut to towns and cities across Syria, it’s a playbook it wouldn’t scruple to follow in a war for the Galilee.

All this is to say that Israelis experience anti-Zionism in a different way than, say, readers of The New York Review of Books: not as a bold sally in the world of ideas, but as a looming menace to their earthly existence, held at bay only through force of arms. It’s somewhat like the difference between discussing the effects of Marxism-Leninism in an undergraduate seminar at Reed College, circa 2018 – and experiencing them at closer range in West Berlin, circa 1961.

Actually, it’s worse than that, since the Soviets merely wanted to dominate or conquer their enemies and seize their property, not wipe them off the map and end their lives. Anti-Zionism might have been a respectable point of view before 1948, when the question of Israel’s existence was in the future and up for debate. Today, anti-Zionism is a call for the elimination of a state – details to follow regarding the fate befalling those who currently live in it.

Note the distinction: Anti-Zionists are not advocating the reform of a state, as Japan was reformed after 1945. Nor are they calling for the adjustment of a state’s borders, as Canada’s border with the United States was periodically adjusted in the 19th century. They’re not talking about the birth of a separate state, either, as South Sudan was born out of Sudan in 2011. And they’re certainly not championing the partition of a multiethnic state into ethnically homogenous components, as Yugoslavia was partitioned after 1991.

Anti-Zionism is ideologically unique in insisting that one state, and one state only, doesn’t just have to change. It has to go. By a coincidence that its adherents insist is entirely innocent, this happens to be the Jewish state, making anti-Zionists either the most disingenuous of ideologues or the most obtuse. When then-CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill called last month for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea” and later claimed to be ignorant of what the slogan really meant, it was hard to tell in which category he fell.

Does this make someone with Hill’s views an anti-Semite? It’s like asking whether a person who believes in separate-but-equal must necessarily be a racist. In theory, no. In reality, another story. The typical aim of the anti-Semite is legal or social discrimination against some set of Jews. The explicit aim of the anti-Zionist is political or physical dispossession.

What’s worse: To be denied membership in a country club because you’re Jewish, or driven from your ancestral homeland and sovereign state for the same reason? If anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are meaningfully distinct (I think they are not), the human consequences of the latter are direr.

The good news is that the conversation about anti-Zionism remains mostly academic because Israelis haven’t succumbed to the fatal illusion that, if only they behaved better, their enemies would hate them less. To the extent that Israeli parents ever sleep soundly, it’s because they know what they are up against. And, to borrow Kipling’s line, they never make mock of uniforms that guard them while they sleep.

The same can’t be said for that class of scolds who excel in making excuses for the wicked and finding fault with the good. When you find yourself on the same side as Hassan Nasrallah, Louis Farrakhan and David Duke on the question of a country’s right to exist, it’s time to re-examine every opinion you hold.


* You can also find other items that are not in these dispatches if you “like” this page on Facebook www.facebook.com/TomGrossMedia

All notes and summaries copyright © Tom Gross. All rights reserved.