Another reason to regret Jewish investment in the Holocaust. William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary committed to hedging UK support for Israel against terrorists, is pledging - and thank you so much for this - “that the British government will “take an active approach” to Holocaust education.
The Foreign Secretary said he was determined to encourage a “wider public understanding of the history of 1933-1945, and the lessons to be drawn” and called on other countries to do the same.” (Jewish Chronicle, 1.27.11)
As I wrote in the Weekly Standard earlier this month, http://tinyurl.com/4c5qgwh , the notion that getting people to understand the terrible lessons of the Holocaust will diminish anti-semitism and make Jewish existence less problematic is the opposite of the truth. The Holocaust should be remembered among ourselves, and our dead never forgotten - but here we see genuflection to the Holocaust in the interest of deflecting our attention to consequential anti-Jewish action by an important player.
Cameron and Hague are acting shamefully, but but we deserve more shame for our foolishness.
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