October 6, 2010
The ‘ner tamid’, the eternal flame which burns in every synagogue signifying the eternal presence of G-d and, therefore, the eternal and abiding spirit of the Jewish people could have no more apt representative than Fiamma Nirenstein.
‘Fiamma’ means ‘flame’ in Italian and tomorrow, in Rome, she will head a demonstration entitled ‘For the Truth, for Israel’.
We don’t see many pro-Israel rallies in Europe these days. Nirenstein, a member of the Italian parliament, is an outspoken supporter of Israel and one of a growing number of European politicians who feel it is high time to stand up for Israel and against the worldwide onslaught to delegitimise and demonise it.
In an article on her website she sets out the basis for the demonstration as follows:
Thursday, October 7 at 18:00 at the Temple of Hadrian (Tempio di Adriano), Piazza di Pietra, Rome
WHY YOU MUST BE THERE
Because it is necessary to put an end to the barrage of lies that are thrown on
Israel every day;
Because Israel is the only country that is being attacked for whatever it does:
whether its athletes are participating in a tournament,
whether its films competing in an international film festival,
or whether it is defending its people from missile and terrorist attacks;
Because at this event, politicians, intellectuals, and young people who want the
truth about Israel will participate from all over Europe.
ENOUGH OF THE DOUBLE STANDARD!
80% OF THE UN RESOLUTIONS OF CONDEMNATION ARE AGAINST ISRAEL
Why doesn’t the UN care when Iran hangs homosexuals and stones women,
in Darfur a massacre is takes place in silence,
and in China justice is to be shot in the head?
Its scientific, cultural, social, economic, and sport achievements are constantly boycotted, even with violence. The double standard is the normal standard applied to Israel: the UN, dedicating to it 80% of its resolutions, condemn Israel at every step, while countries that systematically violate human rights and commit massacres, are never punished.
But a large part of the public opinion is tired of this lie: the de-legitimization of Israel undermines democracy, corrupts international institutions that should protect peace and fight against terrorism. It legitimates oppressive and violent cultures against women, homosexuals and freedom of thought. In fact, it justifies anti-democratic cultures. For this reason we want to say “enough” to all the lies about Israel and to claim that Europe loves Israel and wants it living in peace.
Well said, Fiamma. Keep the Flame of Truth burning lest we all be consumed by the flames of hell.
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