The Holocaust is again in the news. Or rather, the denial of some aspects of the apparent genocide. Just recently, the pope lifted the excommunications of four bishops, one of which said he did not believe there were ovens. This denial of an aspect of the Holocaust brought widespread accusations from Jewish media. This past weekend, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited Iran's Presdient Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the past, the Iranian President had referred to the Holocaust as a "myth." Even Iranian Prime Minister Khatami conceded that, in Iran, ideas about the Holocaust vary.
Most historians agree the Holocaust occured. The debate over the degree of which it happened has been ressurected in recent months. Any suggestion over details- especially if the details suggest the Holocaust to be not as severe as some accounts- is denounced by the Jewish media with extreme fervor.
The suprising aspect of this Holocaust revival is the refusal of Jewish media to admit any wrongdoing when it comes to their relentless and unwarranted assault of the Gaza Strip. The Israelis have mercilessly bombed Palestinian citizens including women and children. During the siege, they even used chemical weapons, dropping a phophorus bomb over a heavily populated area. Israelis continue to settle in Arab territories further inciting Palestinian rebellion. Not only that, Israel and her Zionist agents have infiltrated the United States government through lobbying groups like AIPAC, trying to drag us into war with Iran. Through their disinformation, they are trying to scare America with thoughts of a nuclear Iran. For these reasons, many are becoming less concerned about hurting feelings about a piece of history that happened over 60 years ago than with getting to the truth. The bishop who was recently expelled by Argentina said, "Ideas are still free." He may be rude and distasteful but for his Holocaust denial, but I hope he will always be right about the freedom to think.