Pilar Rahola: The struggle of Israel is the struggle of the world.

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If you want to visit her blog, you can do so by clicking here: Pilar Rahola. Some of her articles translated into English.

A Spanish Journalist speaking -out about the Anti Israeli Demonstrations in Europe

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.  Here she addresses that pro-Palestinian  demonstrations:

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 defence of Palestinian  terrorism?

And 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 fervour: “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-defence 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 web site. 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 with 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.

17 thoughts on “Pilar Rahola: The struggle of Israel is the struggle of the world.”

  1. Every word is so true. The danger of Europe bending down to the fanatic Moslems is back firing already every where. No one benefits by digging their faces in the sand and ignoring the truth. I wish countries will read this article and act now not when it is too late. I would love to meet withPilar Rahola and shake her hand personally

  2. The extremists want to destroy the state of Israel and eradicate all
    traces of Judaism and Christianity and go on from there untill the
    umma will be global.
    Unfortunately for them there will be very nasty surprises as a result
    of trying to wipe out all the jews.
    Best inventions and applications still to come from Yisrael?
    Or increase of natural disasters in the Middle East?
    hate will blind sound judgment and preludes spiritual decline.
    With their scheming they are making themselves enemies of YHWH Elohe Tsevaoth.

  3. At last someone is clever enough to see just how the Islamics are brain washing the western world into believing Israel is the worlds enemy I just hope it wont be to late when the west one day wake up to see whats going on and find themselves having to fight for there own freedom and the right to live .Remember after the Jews the Christians ARE NEXT

  4. How courageous and true! I am amazed that there are only 5 comments on such a hot topic, I assume it means that this post was overwhelmed with post full of hatred and anti-Semitism… How sad

  5. There is nothing new with anti-semitizm, it may only change form
    or use other disguise. Therefore it is easy for the world to choose the
    Palestinians as the underdog and the Israelis as the opressors, both
    have no true bassis. The major diference these days is the fact that a
    Moslem educated president of the USA, disguised as a christian removed the traditional backing of the USA from Israel signalling the
    entire world that Israel stands alone in the battle for survival. Iran
    declares in the UN that the plan is to eliminate Israel and Iran remains a member in the UN ?? Hypocrisy, Insanity ??

  6. Dear sirs!
    I wish to add to article only one:
    If to Iran, Turkey and their friends it will be possible to eat expressly or by implication Israel,-Spain, Belgium, France will be the following.
    Socialists at the power is a lies and larceny (Greece)
    Socialists at the power is an absence of work and economy disorder.
    Socialists at the power is an unwillingness of people to work with all my heart, the unwillingness is good to work, this bankruptcy of the whole countries.
    It is transfer of the problems into other countries (Germany, Austria…)

  7. Dear friend! I’m 79 years old. Thank you for truth about Israel and such realistic anderstanding of situation in Middle Eeast. God bless you for that. The problem is oil. Everybody is depends on it. And what is the easyest way to have it than to butter muslim community by hating Israel and all jews. Just i’m affraid after jews they will go after christians. My best wishes to you and your family. Lidia

  8. How many africans live in Europe or US? How many people from the third world live elsewhere ? Their voices are not heard ! But people from the Islamic world live everywhere ! MUCH MORE the jews ! And they are HEARD, and how they are heard !! And they hold the energy of the world: the oil. Because of it, no one would like to negate or argue with them. THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT !!!!

  9. Tuvia,
    You are right. The UN, through the OIC, has effectively cast the problems of Africa aside and replaced them with problems manufactured by islamists like Erdogan, and islamist groups like Hamas. More money has been wasted on the palestinian issue than monies sent to aid African development. The arab muslims are taking advantage of the PC driven weaknesses of Europe’s elected elite, and until these people are made to stand up to these muslim thugs the situation will simply get worse for all. The muslims use violence to be heard – hence they are the loudest, continually forcing the issue and stretching our laws to the breaking point.

  10. Yes well written, and lets hope the lunatic Leftist bother to read it and hopeful learn some history before jumping on Israel for everything thats wrong in the Mid-East. The whole problem in the Mid-East exists only cause of support of Terror orgs like Hamas and Hezbollah by state funding [Iran, Syria, Turkey and Saudi] I so fed up of Media and the left feeding the same nonsense to support Islam. Nobody seems to understand if Islam succeeds in its evil hate on Israel the next target is Europe and the rest of the world and yes including the very leftist who supported them ! wake up Israel represents the only possible model for freedom and democracy. Why is there is no Free Democratic Islamic country ? why is there no Islamic country where other religions are allowed to be followed. Sadly Israel allows Islam to exist within its state ! nobody sees that. Successful Palestinians are better off in Israel than in Gaza thanks to Hamas and its stupid policies. Israel should have never given them Gaza it has changed nothing in the process if anything its increased the threat to the existence of Israel. Me and my family will always support Israel and its citizens anywhere and anytime i don’t need the support of brainless Leftist to tell me if thats acceptable or not.
    Long live Freedom and Long live Israel

  11. Arabs should be grateful to Jews — if whole world would not hate Jews that much , REAL feelings about arabs and their degenerative faith would not make them happy 🙂

  12. I wish to add to article only one: In Israel, there is no oppression because of religion or nationality, for Christians, or Arabs. While the Arab countries still practiced persecution of the infidels …

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