France is pro Holocaust Memorials, Iran and a terrorist state
France is pro Holocaust Memorials, Iran and a terrorist state

A decade ago, I created the “Future Holocaust Memorials” blog  as a wake-up call to those nations who built Holocaust memorials yet turn their backs on those planning a Second Holocaust.  This blogart project was honored in 2007 as an exemplary work of digital art by Rhizome Artbase at New York’s Museum of Contemporary Art.    

In the tradition of Picasso’s Guernica, I propose to President Francois Hollande to double the size of the dozens of Holocaust memorials in France, built with crocodile tears to mark the murder of 6,000,000 Jews in Europe.   These upgraded Holocaust memorials will include in advance the extermination of the 6,000,000 Jews in Israel today that Iranians and the Palestinians are planning with France’s help.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Hollande enthusiastically welcomed Hassan Rouhani, president of the Holocaust-denying Iranian genocidal regime.  Less than a week later, France threatened to recognize the establishment of a terrorist state of Palestine in the historic heartland of Israel.   The Palestinians share with the Iranians the aim to wipe the Jewish state off the map.   

Future Holocaust Memorials in the tradition of Picasso's Guernica

Future Holocaust Memorials are a wake-up call warning the world of France’s actions to trigger a second Holocaust.   It follows in the artistic tradition of Picasso’s Guernica crying out against a barbaric prelude to genocide.

Just as European leaders acquiesced to Hitler’s raining bombs on the Spanish village of Guernica, which gave him the license to proceed with preparing for WW II and exterminating the Jews of Europe on his way to global conquest, France is supporting Iranian ayatollahs and Palestinian jihadists in their efforts to annihilate Israel as a prelude to destroying the democratic way of life everywhere. 

The same French who established a Nazi Vichy government that rounded up the French Jews for slaughter in the 1940’s subsequently built dozens of Holocaust memorials and museums in France to honor the 6,000,000 Jews that they participated in murdering.  It seems that France loves dead Jews but loathes living ones. 

France's support for a genocidal regime

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein decried the “hypocrisy” of France hosting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, head of a Holocaust-denying theocratic dictatorship. “I have no words for the hypocrisy of the presidents of countries, like France, that on International Holocaust Remembrance Day host the president of Iran, he said.”

“We will have to continue our struggle to make sure the Holocaust is remembered and so that others’ consciences will speak to them.”  Edelstein mentioned the Holocaust cartoon contest sponsored by the Tehran Municipality and set for June, carrying a $50,000 prize, saying: “We all thought the president of Iran was a cruel and insensitive person who hosts a Holocaust denial exhibition."

Michael Oren, former ambassador of Israel to the United States, asked: “How can Europe respect the memory of the Holocaust, while on the same exact day it hosts the leader of the Iranian regime, which denies that the Holocaust even happened?”

70 years after Auschwitz, the president of France is full of smiles as he honors the Iranian president in Paris who threatens to exterminate all the Jews of Israel.   The Iranians are up-front about their intentions:  "Israel is doomed to be wiped off the map in a war of destiny.  "Israel no longer has reason to exist and will soon disappear."  "Israel is a disgraceful stain on the Islamic world and a rotten dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."

When Rouhani and his henchmen call to incinerate a second 6,000,000 Jews, believe them!

Instead of telling the Iranians to end their Holocaust denial, support for terrorism, genocidal threats, the French are enthusiastically arranging billions of Euro’s worth of business with Iran, including the sale of dual-use technologies to boost Iran’s nuclear and missile development. 

France's support for a terrorist state

In addition to honoring Iranian anti-Semitism, France threatens to recognize a Palestinian Arab terrorist state on the highlands overlooking Tel Aviv.  In the last election for a Palestinian Authority parliament, the majority in both the 'West Bank' and Gaza elected Hamas whose charter reads: 

“Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims…. Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him…. I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill, assault and kill, assault and kill.”

Palestinian Arab public opinion data from surveys conducted by four independent research groups over the past 25 years exposed Palestinian Arab positions about Israel that all bear directly on the current Palestinian terrorist offensive.  A solid majority of Palestinian Arabs have supported terrorism against Israelis.  Moreover, the more murderous an attack, the more it is supported.  The vast majority of Palestinians state that they hate Israelis and believe that Jews have no right to the Land of Israel, and therefore the Jewish State state has no right to exist.

When 80-year old Abbas dies or retires, the struggle for power in the 'West Bank' will be between Fatah, Hamas that currently rules Gaza, and Islamic State seeking a caliphate that demands that Israel be eliminated.

The author is professor emeritus of art and Jewish thought at Ariel University, former head of Emunah College School of the Arts and professor of art and education at Columbia University and Bar-Ilan University, and research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies.  His artworks exploring global systems and digital technologies are in the collections of forty museums worldwide.  He is author of The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press.