by Dr. Gerhard Falk
member of the United Nations Security Council, holds the presidency of that
confused gang of hate mongers this month.
Syria the presidency is equivalent of giving a Mafia boss the job of United
States Attorney General. If there is one country on earth devoted to brutality,
Nazism, hatred, religious persecution and terrorism, it is Syria. Syria is on
the list of terrorist countries designated by the U.S. State Department.
against the most ancient Jewish community in Syria was a permanent feature of
Jewish life at all times. In 1947 this reached a crescendo when Arab mobs in
Aleppo devastated the 2,500 year old Jewish community. Jews were murdered in the
streets and over 200 Jewish homes, synagogues and stores destroyed. This was all
under the direction of Alois Brunner, erstwhile aide to Adolf Eichmann and one
of the most notorious Nazi war criminals of Hitler’s day. He was welcomed in
Syria directly after the second world war where he served as an “adviser” to
the dictator Assad, whose son is the current terrorist boss there.
outcome for the Syrian Jewish community has been a nightmare. Jews who want to
leave are forced to stay nevertheless and endure persecution similar to the
infamous “Nurnberg” laws of Nazi Germany as instituted in 1935. Jews cannot
have a driver’s license. Jews cannot buy property, Jews cannot work for the
government, Jewish bank accounts were confiscated and a road was paved over the
Damascus Jewish cemetery.
schools were closed and the buildings stolen by Muslim clergy. Because almost
all of the Syrian Jews left that country illegally and came to Israel or the
United States, Syria only has 450 Jews today. This tiny community is under
constant observation by the Syrian secret police. All Bar Mitzvahs, weddings and
funerals are taped by the Syrian police.
in a state of permanent “martial” law, which means there are no civil rights
whatever. There are five different “security” agencies, two military and
three civilian. The seventeen million people of Syria have no human rights at
all. Horrible prisons are run for anyone who has an opinion other than the
government. Torture is used in prisons, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment are
daily occurrences and freedom of the press does not exist at all. Numerous
Syrian citizens have “disappeared” . Prominent writers who complain of these
condition are imprisoned and tortured.
are used to interpret almost any publication as illegal. These laws are all laws
that protect “state security” and prevent publication of anything that is
“inaccurate” or causes public unrest, etc. All radio and TV stations are
government owned and all programs are monitored to prevent the statement of any
opinion not sanctioned by the government.
assembly or opinion are not permitted. Women are treated abominably in Syria as
they are in all Arab countries.
President Clinton pressured the then prime minister of Israel, Ehud Barak, to
return the Golan Heights to Syria in return for “peace” with that chamber of
horrors. Barak, ever ready to surrender, agreed to do so. The Syrian boss turned
down the proposal and asked Israel to not only give the Golan to him but to also
give him the land at the bottom of the Golan at Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).
When Barak refused to allow the Syrians to gain access to Kinneret, Assad turned
down the offer to relinquish the Golan. Thank G’d for that. Any of us who have
been on the Golan know how high it is and how it can easily be used to once more
shoot into Israel at will. In fact, the reason Israel was forced to take the
Golan in 1967 was precisely because the Syrians used the heights to fire into
Galil every day, causing the Israelis to live in bomb shelters. Moreover, the
Golan can easily become the staging area for an attack on Haifa and beyond. It
is evidently much easier to roll tanks down from the Golan that to have to fight
up the mountains a second time.
current dictator of Syria is Bashar Assad, son of the previous dictator. This
hater calls for a united Christian - Moslem crusade to kill all Jews. When the
pope, John Paul II, visited Damascus in 2000, Assad told him that the present
day Jews kill the heads of all religions with the same mentality that killed
Jesus 2000 years earlier. Assad denies the holocaust and calls Ariel Sharon
chairs the United Nations Security Council at the U.N. The U.N., the direct
successor of the erstwhile Nazi Party, befouls its already revolting history
with allowing these bloody criminals to “preside” over the council. It is
ironic that the United Nations was founded in 1945 precisely to guard against
the Nazi Syrians and other Nazis. Yet, the opposite is now the case. The spirit
of Hitler is alive at the U.N. as Syria, a sinkhole of evil, presides over an
organization whose members, with few exceptions, are moral pygmies whose ethics
are those of the gutter and whose history is one of bloodshed and cruelty not
seen since 1945. Do not support any action of the United Nations. They are our
enemies. Ask your congressman to vote against any budget for the U.N., whose
anti-Jewish record resembles the worst in men, even as we Americans are
dedicated to the promotion of the best in all men and all women alike.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications,
including Stigma: How We Treat Outsiders.