Friday, February 26, 2010

View from Spanish Leftist Pilar Rahola

An interesting speech by a Spanish leftist.

A non Jew and active member of Spain's left, speaks out

Pilar Rahola is a Spanish politician, journalist and activist and member of the far left. Her articles are published in Spain and throughout some of the most important newspapers in Latin America?

Why don’t we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London, Paris, Barcelona?

Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship?

Why aren’t there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection?

Why aren’t there demonstrations against the use of children as human bombs where there is conflict with Islam?

Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of Islamic dictatorship in Sudan?

Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed against Israel?

Why is there no outcry by the European left against Islamic fanaticism?

Why don’t they defend Israel’s right to exist?

Why confuse support of the Palestinian cause with the defense of Palestinian terrorism?

An finally, the million dollar question:Why is the left in Europe and around the world obsessed with the two most solid democracies, the United States and Israel, and not with the worst dictatorships on the planet? The two most solid democracies, who have suffered the bloodiest attacks of terrorism, and the left doesn’t care.

And then, to the concept of freedom. In every pro Palestinian European forum I hear the left yelling with fervor: “We want freedom for the people!”

Not true. They are never concerned with freedom for the people of Syria or Yemen or Iran or Sudan, or other such nations. And they are never preoccupied when Hammas destroys freedom for the Palestinians. They are only concerned with using the concept of Palestinian freedom as a weapon against Israeli freedom. The resulting consequence of these ideological pathologies is the manipulation of the press.

The international press does major damage when reporting on the question of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. On this topic they don’t inform, they propagandize.

When reporting about Israel the majority of journalists forget the reporter code of ethics. And so, any Israeli act of self-defense becomes a massacre, and any confrontation, genocide. So many stupid things have been written about Israel, that there aren’t any accusations left to level against her.

At the same time, this press never discusses Syrian and Iranian interference in propagating violence against Israel; the indoctrination of children and the corruption of the Palestinians. And when reporting about victims, every Palestinian casualty is reported as tragedy and every Israeli victim is camouflaged, hidden or reported about with disdain.
And let me add on the topic of the Spanish left. Many are the examples that illustrate the anti-Americanism and anti-Israeli sentiments that define the Spanish left. For example, one of the leftist parties in Spain has just expelled one of its members for creating a pro-Israel website. I quote from the expulsion document: “Our friends are the people of Iran, Libya and Venezuela, oppressed by imperialism, and not a Nazi state like Israel.”

In another example, the socialist mayor of Campozuelos changed Shoah Day, commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, with Palestinian Nabka Day, which mourns the establishment of the State of Israel, thus showing contempt for the six million European Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Or in my native city of Barcelona, the city council decided to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, by having a week of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Thus, they invited Leila Khaled, a noted terrorist from the 70’s and current leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist organization so described by the European Union, which promotes the use of bombs against Israel.

This politically correct way of thinking has even polluted the speeches of president Zapatero. His foreign policy falls within the lunatic left, and on issues of the Middle East he is unequivocally pro Arab. I can assure you that in private, Zapatero places on Israel the blame for the conflict in the Middle East, and the policies of foreign minister Moratinos reflect this. The fact that Zapatero chose to wear a kafiah in the midst of the Lebanon conflict is no coincidence; it’s a symbol.

Spain has suffered the worst terrorist attack in Europe and it is in the crosshairs of every Islamic terrorist organization. As I wrote before, they kill us will cell phones hooked to satellites connected to the Middle Ages. An yet the Spanish left is the most anti Israeli in the world.

And then it says it is anti Israeli because of solidarity. This is the madness I want to denounce in this conference.


I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am left and by profession a journalist. Why am I not anti Israeli like my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland, Israel. To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it is the duty of the non-Jews.

As a journalist it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice, lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told. As a person from the left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend liberty, culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the laws that the Tablets of the Covenant made into universal principles.

Principles that Islamic fundamentalism systematically destroys. That is to say that as a non-Jew, journalist and lefty I have a triple moral duty with Israel, because if Israel is destroyed, liberty, modernity and culture will be destroyed too.

The struggle of Israel, even if the world doesn’t want to accept it, is the struggle of the world.


  1. Jasmin5:11 PM

    The struggle of Israel is the struggle of the world??? What a dirty little pig this man is, not much different to yourself dog. He forgets the hunger pangs, oppression, land theft, genocide of Palestinians, murder, destruction and general evil Israeli's impose on the innocent humans of Gaza who are continuously butchered by tyrants, this journalist is an enemy of peace and human morals.

  2. Lolita10:38 PM

    Jasmin, you are the pig in this case, one who not only has no credible arguments for anything you say, probably because you are incapable of actually reading an article or even a headline. This article is by a WOMAN, a leftist Spanish woman who write WELL, does not simply call names and then go into a tirade that actually says nothing. Wake up... stop calling people names and learn to find actual articles to back up your nonsense.

    Oh, and Harvey is NOT Jack... that's another thing for you to read and understand. My, I would hate to read your hasty blog. It must not make any sense at all.

  3. Jasmin6:08 AM

    Lolita, who do you think you are you little infested cum stain. "a leftist Spanish woman who write WELL" - you might want to work on the grammar there, English isn't even my native language and I do better than that and you have the cheek to accuse me of inability to read - you silly sub-ordinate being. Jack/Harvey - same old pro-Israel bullshit, doesn't matter whose mouth the horseshit comes from. My words are no tirade, they are emotions arising from the butchering of my people at the hands of the dog-monsters you support, I'd like to see you survive one day in Gaza then you might understand how your people have created this breathing ground for extremism, your people have created terrorists out of humans so hang your head in shame before preaching to me. It sickens me to see terrorists destroy the good name of Islam and yet people are driven insane by Israel, its a horrible situation.

  4. Anonymous11:17 AM

    The Jooish banker Rabbis must have been lining Rahola's pockets with plenty of shekels for him to come with that nonsense. This Jasmin girl is also quite entertaining, both extremities on this blog, I like!

  5. Jasmin9:31 AM

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  6. Jasmin finally expressed herself clearly. She wrote, "My words are no tirade, they are emotion...." Which is exactly the problem. She is so overwhelmed by her emotions that she cannot think, cannot even observe.

    Most Palestinians live in peace with Israel. 1.2 million Palestinians are citizens of Israel and live within the 1948 armistice line. The majority of the population of Jordan are Palestinians. Their country has a peace treaty with Israel. The Palestinians of the West Bank live in uneasy peace with Israel as well. They all leave Israel in peace and Israel is eager to leave them in peace. The Palestinians of Israel, of Jordan, and of the West Bank all understand this.

    Why is Gaza different? Could it be because people like Jasmin do too much emoting and not enough thinking? How much thought does it take to understand that if you shoot rockets at the families of people who own heavy armaments, that you are going to get hurt? That they will stop you from shooting rockets at their families? How complicated is that?

    Now that Gaza has been forced to stop shooting rockets at Israel, that there is no more Israeli action against Gaza. Why do you think that is, Jasmin?

    Israel has more than enough military power to kill every Arab from the Jordan to the Mediterranean if she were so inclined. So the very fact that Jasmin is alive to scream her insults and charges proves that none of them are true. If the Israelis wanted you dead, Jasmin, you would BE dead.

  7. Admirer of Fascism4:40 AM

    Yes JAck!!! WeLL said!!!! Death to the Mahomadean!!!!

  8. Christy, it is OK that you are so frequently a dope. It is not OK that you are repetitive. In order for your remark to be ironic, there has to be some counter argument. You haven't offered one. Even humor has to have a point.