The Wansee Conference took place outside Berlin on January 20 just 75 years ago.
It took the Germans less than ninety minutes to decide on the Final Solution of the Jewish People.
Just an hour and a half to implement the plan to make Europe 'Judenrein' - without Jews.
This is the call we have been hearing for many years from the Hamas and the Fatah side
of the Palestinian political divide. A desire to kill Jews. A commitment to a Judenfrei Palestine
– a Jew free Palestine.
In answer to a journalist's question about whether any Jew within Palestinian borders would have to leave Saeb Erekat said, "Absolutely!"
That is a policy of ethnic cleansing.
It is one shared by Mahmoud Abbas who only recently was advised to change the word 'Jew' to 'Israeli.' He is now quoted as saying, "In a final resolution we would not see the presence of a single Israeli on our land."
Hamas, off course, is not so timid. Article 7 of their infamous charter blatantly calls for the killing
of Jews and the destruction of the Jewish State.
Again, the ethnic cleansing of Jews.
These Palestinian anti-Semites are following in the footsteps of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who rushed to Hitler, post Wansee, to formulate the Final Solution to the
Jewish Problem in Palestine.
Which brings me to John Kerry. Either deliberately or through blind stupidity obliquely supported
the Palestinian Nazi policy in his recent Israel-blaming ramble by saying, "Does anyone here
really believe that the settlers will agree to submit to Palestinian law in Palestine?"
The American Secretary of State gave the thumbs up to Palestinian 'Judenrein' law (Nuremberg law)
that it would be acceptable for a Palestinian state to copy Nazi policy and be Jew-free.
Is this the type of state that the world and Kerry is trying so hard to establish? Perhaps he is incapable
of making the comparison.
Can you imagine what would have been said had Israel declared that the Jewish State must be
cleared of Muslims? Would that be acceptable?
It would be a human rights crime and subject to international sanctions and condemnation, but when
the US Secretary of State can find no wrong, even helps promote, the Palestinian Arab call for the
ethnic cleansing of Jews it becomes even worse.
It becomes an international human rights crime that not only goes unpunished but one that he and the world are determined to press for such an eventuality, punishing the Jewish State if we dare to stand in its way.
Are they all so blind?
Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel institute for
He is the author of 'Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.' He has just released his new
book '1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel.'