Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Tuesday 12 February 2019

An Australian Medico's "Cruel Misrepresentation" of the Shoah

Few remarks regarding the Holocaust can be as frightfully disgusting as those made by a senior Australian doctor, Paul Bauert, comparing the plight of (immigration queue-jumping) "asylum seekers" at present detained offshore, and Jews incarcerated in the Auschwitz death camp.

As reported in The Australian newspaper,
'The paediatric representative from Australia’s peak medical body has suggested asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru are in a worse situation than Jews in Auschwitz because people who knew they were going to be gassed by the Nazis “found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening”.
Paul Bauert of the Australian Medical Association [pictured]... said the mental health of detainees in Manus and Nauru had deteriorated because there was no certainty about their future.
 “The main reason for the impairment of mental health — as Viktor Frankl the psychiatrist from Auschwitz described very well in his book Man’s Search for Meaning — the main problem that these people have is a lack of meaning, a lack of any end to what is going on, a lack of certainty,” Dr Bauert told Sky News.
 “And this more than anything causes severe mental health damage. Even those who finally knew they were about to be condemned to the gas chamber at least found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening.” ....'

He's been shamed into tweeting an apology of sorts for his foul comparison: 
“My comments this morning were intended to reflect the writings of an eminent Jewish psychiatrist who survived Auschwitz. The words I used did not convey the complexity of what he wrote. My deep apologies for causing offence. Auschwitz was a humanitarian disgrace."
In a Sky News interview with Peta Credlin, Peter Wertheim, joint CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), has robustly condemned Bauert's odious remarks, terming them "an offensive dumbing down of history," "extremely cruel to the few Holocaust survivors we have left", and "a cruel misrepresentation of what these people actually went through".

And the ECAJ has not surprisngly and quite justifiably made a formal protest to the Australian Medical Association, terming Bauert's apology on Twitter "inadequate".

As Dr David Adler, president of the non-leftist Australian Jewish Association (AJA), has written:
"I worked for the AMA as Deputy Medical Secretary when it was a quality professional organisation in the past. That’s where I learnt something about policy and advocacy. I put my heart and soul into it and have a sense of gratitude for the experience and contacts gained during my time there. So it is distressing to see the decline of this once prestigious and respected body."
Declares the AJA:
"Trying to conflate an analogy with the Holocaust to support the "Medivac" Bill of Dr Kerryn Phelps is a shameful disgrace.
The Holocaust was a systematic attempt on an industrial scale to exterminate an entire people. Whatever your view of off-shore detention, it is nothing of the sort and to link the two is as ridiculous as it is offensive.
Dr Paul Bauert for the Australian Medical Association (AMA) even suggests that Holocaust victims found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening as they were taken to gas chambers. He is grossly in error - many Holocaust victims were deliberately misled with the gas chambers disguised as shower blocks.. Even the Zyclon B gas was dispersed through shower heads.
AJA President Dr David Adler is formerly AMA Deputy Medical Secretary. He adds "It saddens me to see a once presitigous and highly professional body fracture into an ill informed political activist group. No wonder AMA membership has declined dramatically and only a minority of doctors belong".
We note that Australian security experts have warned that the Medivac Bill would result in people who present risks to others entering Australia.
Would the AMA be comfortable with the restoration of people smuggling and its associated death toll at sea? What of potential victims of those who are a security risk gaining entry? How does it reconcile this with the mission to preserve life?
The AMA stands condemned for using the Holocaust as leverage for a political agenda and meddling in matters of border security."


  1. This is one of the first shots across the bow in a new era of Holocaust Denial.

    1. The bill has passed the Senate, so it looks as if people smuggling antics will return to Australia's shores. It would be interesting to know whether Dr Kerryn Phelps, one of the key movers of this development, called Bauert out for his disgusting remarks. She is a convert to Judaism.

  2. “The very existence of people living free
    and happy, free from Islamic dominion,
    is blasphemy [against Islam]; Blasphemy
    that must be remedied by bringing them into
    Islam, or under the rule of Islamic law.”

    What Drives Islam to be the Religion of War
    by Daniel Greenfield, 2010 April 14


    According to a report by the Open Doors
    organization, the top-ten-worst countries
    for anti-Christian persecution in year 2015 were:

    North Korea, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan,
    Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Iran and Libya.

    Notice that ALL of these nations are
    ruled by Communists or Muslims or both.

    Notice that NONE of those nations
    are being targeted by the BDS movement!

    SOURCE: 2015 Was Not a Good Year
    For Jews and Christians Living in Muslim Lands
    an article by Martin Barillas 2016 January 18,
    published by Spero News



    “Even if Israel ceased to exist, Jordan, Egypt,
    Syria and Saudi Arabia would immediately clash
    over Palestine. So the end of Israel does
    not guarantee a Palestinian state.”


    The Origins of the Middle East Mess,
    a Caspian Report by Kali Sayyid [an Arab],
    posted as a 9.5-minute YouTube video,
    published 2012/12/27


    Syria and Jordan would both claim that
    Palestine belongs to them for historical reasons.

    Egyptian control of Palestine would strengthen
    their hold on both sides of the Suez Canal
    and help Egypt to become a regional superpower.

    Saudi Arabia believes that it is the guardian
    of Islamic holy places, which gives it reason
    to control Palestine.

    ISIS (the Islamic State) has already revealed
    that it has no intention of giving the Palestinians
    their own independent state, even if all
    Jews would leave Palestine.

    Therefore, even if Israel were wiped-off-the-map
    completely, the Palestinians would probably NOT
    get their own state.

    Even if the Palestinians did get their own state,
    nearby Muslim nations would probably try to take
    it away from them.

    Three Surprising Critics of the
    Anti-Israel BDS Movement

    [1] Peace Now, one of the Left’s most
    well-known organizations that never misses
    an opportunity to harshly criticize the
    Israeli government, has stated that BDS
    is tantamount to collective punishment.

    [2] Professor Norman Finkelstein,
    another much-admired voice of the Left,
    who has made many vicious statements against
    Israel, has disavowed the BDS campaign
    and called it: “silliness, childishness,
    and a lot of leftist posturing.”

    [3] Mahmoud Abbas, President of the
    Palestinian Authority
    , has denounced
    the BDS movement. (Will wonders never cease?)

    He said: “No, we do not support the boycott of Israel.

    We do not ask anyone to boycott Israel itself.

    We have relations with Israel.
    We have mutual relations with Israel.”

    SOURCE: Unmasking the BDS Movement,
    by Dave Gordon, found in Community Magazine,
    April 2016, page 28


    If you want the truth about Israel
    and the Middle East, then do not waste
    your time with the FAKE NEWS
    of The New York Times and the
    Israel-bashing mainstream-news-media.

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