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Conspiracy Theory

My shocking encounter with German tourists at the Dead Sea.

Published: July 9, 2011

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Visitor Comments: 75

(62) Damien Leung, December 7, 2011 4:53 PM

These are stupid people!

These are not intelligent people! They are just plain stupid, just as the majority of Germans were during WWII, believing whatever ridiculous ant-semitic propaganda they heard from the state! Or else the Holocaust just might not have happened! Pity!

(61) Anonymous, July 26, 2011 7:25 AM

Yes, this is something to think about and I have given it quite a lot of thought. It is in my mind that this is really about Esau's root. It is very old and the root is very deep. The root is so old and deep that it keeps popping up again and again. Like a plague. So far that is about as far as I have got. But at least I do understand the 'beginning' and with some help from our thinking Jews maybe we can find a way to get rid of this root. As least, we know where it came from and that is a start.

(60) Gary Katz, July 20, 2011 8:31 PM

What do you expect, when even Mohammed Atta's father denies his son was involved in 9-11? This is why the Palestinians get away with saying thousands of them are randomly killed every year by Israel, including babies. No lie is too big, when the Jews are the butt of it. How to stop it? One could point out that more Jews than Muslims died on 9-11. One could mention that Osama bragged about causing 9-11, and nobody thinks he was Jewish, do they? Of course, that's case specific. We live in a world where people still believe the blood libels! I don't think there is a blanket cure for mass ignorance.

(59) Jaume Folch, July 18, 2011 5:42 PM

The Yetzer HaRa of the intellect produces that (I think)

Fantasies are a natural ability of mankind which, in its couterfeit side, can produce ugly ideas and thoughts. Based on the excellent book "Battle Plans" (by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller & Sarah Yocheved Rigler) I would say that those kind of fantasies are a making of the Yetzer HaRa. As all fantasies, it's difficult to bridle and typically requires hard work, but the book I mentioned provides some clues. If the patently false fantasies are propagated as true, then that is plain anti-Semitism. Period.

(58) Margaret, July 18, 2011 4:29 PM

Talk about it. It is normal.

Dear Rabbi, Do people remember september 1939? Germany invaded Poland and immediately the Germans declared that it was poland who started the war. The german army was many times more power ful and poland had no benefit in starting the conflict , but this "version " is still a favourite with many Germans and others. Blaming the victim and denying resposibility is a way of the world. talk about it and remind people that this making of excuses is normal ,human nature. We all know this.

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