I am obliged to my e-pal, Tim Newman, yet again - because his blog is always full of interesting items - for a piece today which I had missed in the general news and which truly left me shocked. He offers this quote which comes from The Jerusalem Post(TJP) but please do not read it with a mouthful of coffee:
A regional court in Germany has decided that a brutal attempt to set fire to a local synagogue in 2014 was an act meant to express criticism against Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict with Hamas.
A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city’s Bergische Synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.
What is it with these mad, swivel-eyed, mouth-dribbling anti-Semites? And what sort of a country allows them to be judges in their law courts? With Germany's history you would think they would have learned their lesson. But then, as TJP reminds us, German memory is short and their knowledge of their own history is even shorter:
The original synagogue in Wuppertal was burned by Nazis during the Kristallnacht pogroms in 1938.
Sometimes there are no words.