Why Must Palestinians Pay for Germany’s Crimes Against European Jews? Plus, Pinkwashing
German support for Israel appears to be unshakable no matter what the Israelis do to Palestinians. The irony of course is that much of this support for Israel is justified as necessary to make up for the German Holocaust against European Jews. It seems Palestinians are paying for Europe’s crimes.
To discuss this phenomenon Rania Khalek is joined by Denijal Jegic, German author and post doctoral researcher at the Lebanese American University with a PhD in American studies who wrote about this topic for TRT in a piece titled, “Palestinians must suffer so Germany can feel better about its past.”
Rania and Denijal also discuss Israel’s pinkwashing — the use of LGBTQ+ rights to distract from occupation and war crimes — and how western countries have adopted these practices as a form of cultural imperialism against the Middle East.
2:25 German Nazis in government after World War 2
4:00 How Palestinians pay for Germany’s crimes
7:33 History of anti-semitism in Germany
8:33 Arming Israel as reparations?
11:40 Germany attacks anti-Zionist Jewish activists
14:47 Germany’s political spectrum from left to right is anti-Palestinian
25:18 The German far right’s love affair with Israel
28:27 German colonialism in Africa
33:58 Israel’s Pinkwashing
40:50 How being Yugoslavian shaped Denijal’s politics around Palestine and imperialism