Every month each and every household in Germany must pay 17.50 euros to German public broadcasting in order to guarantee quality programming. Whether obligatory financing is a decisive factor in the creation of quality is questionable, but that’s what’s being propagated.
Recently, a public broadcaster spent a high six-digit sum to buy a documentary about anti-Semitism in Europe. After reviewing the film, however, the station decided that it shouldn’t be shown to germans or anyone. The film has since been archived and therefore won’t be shown on TV. The station can do that because they have the rights. Without permission the film may not be shown publicly.
Shouldn’t Germany be happy to have a State that looks after the germans so responsibly? German public television may even buy another one of those films heavily criticizing Israel so that the good Germans can once again see those evil Jewish settlers.
That sounds incredible? But that’s exactly what is happening! ARTE and the WDR („West German Broadcasting“) had bought the documentary film „Selected and Excluded – Jew Hatred in Europe“ by Joachim Schroeder and Sophie Hafner, but then decided not to broadcast it. The transmission rights are with ARTE and the WDR. The newspaper Le Monde speaks of censorship.
„Arte, un soupçon de censure“ (Le Monde)
„A public television debacle“ (Tapfer im Nirgendwo)
„Arte and WDR refuse to show documentary about anti-Semitism“ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
„Arte refuses to broadcast“ (Bild)
A number of internationally renowned historians, political scientists and anti-Semitism experts have praised the documentation. Prof. Michael Wolffsohn describes the documentation as „masterful“, Ahmad Mansour as „great and overdue“ and Götz Aly as a „remarkable and extraordinarily multifaceted journalistic achievement“. The WDR Social Media team, however, takes an opposite view:
„The film had only partially fulfilled the job requirements which were to highlight „anti-Semitism in Europe „. The WDR seconds ARTE’s criticism that the film doesn’t deliver what it was commissioned to cover.“
And since the WDR holds the wallet, the station is not interested in what experts say. The public broadcasters can dispose of the taxpayers’ money and even decide what they’re permitted to see on television. After all, it’s all about quality programming. Viewers are not to be informed about incidents such as the following:
On January 21, 2006, Ilan Hamimi was abducted in France by a group of Muslim men and tortured to death during a period of three weeks because he was a Jew. While he was still alive they cut off his penis.
On March 19, 2012, three children and one adult were murdered in front of a Jewish school in Toulouse by a self-proclaimed Islamic fighter because they were Jews.
On May 24, 2014, two Israelis and one French woman were shot at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
In the summer of 2014 the following epitaphs were shouted out on the streets of Germany:
„Jew, Jew, come out and fight, you cowardly swine!“
„Jews to the gas chambers!“
„Death to the Jews!“
On December 3, 2014, a Jewish couple in Paris was brutally attacked. The attackers stormed into their apartment and shouted, „You are Jews, so you must be rich!“ They robbed jewelry and money. They raped the woman in front of her friend. Weeks before, the same perpetrators had beaten a seventy-year-old Jew.
On January 9, 2015, a self-proclaimed fighter of the Islamic state took several hostages at a Jewish supermarket and killed four Jews.
On November 13, 2015, the Bataclan Theater in Paris was the target of an attack whereby ninety people were slaughtered. The theater was not coincidently chosen. For many years the Jewish owners of the Theater had organized charity galas for Israel. The theater was under threat since 2008 and escaped a terrorist attack for the first time in 2011.
Viewers are not to be informed about the background of those murderous incidents, presumably because the facts may be upsetting. In November 2015, the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière admitted that some information concerning terrorism may unsettle the population. In 2017, public television adopted that logic and secured the broadcasting rights to a documentary on terrorist Jew hatred, so it could be hidden away. Better safe than sorry!
Some facts are indeed very disturbing! The documentation concerns itself with the relationships between German and Palestinian nationalist movements whereby amazing parallels are presented. In times when terror, as we know it from Palestinian terrorists who crash into crowds with cars and trucks, and indiscriminately stab pedestrians, has also reached Europe, the documentary film investigates how this terror is financed by European organizations. Such facts would certainly unsettle the population!
The filmmakers have, for example, found out that Jew hatred in the Gaza Strip and in the Palestinian autonomy areas is financed by organizations in Germany and Europe. Money from “Bread for the World”, “Misereor” and the European Union is being used to finance Jew hatred in the Middle East. The documentary also relates how funds from Europe and the United Nations are used to abuse Arab children by forcing them to function as human shields.
The documentary „Chosen and Excluded – Jew Hatred in Europe“ shows in ninety minutes how Jew hatred had set foot in Europe, was brutalized by Luther and justified by philosophers, writers and composers, and finally transformed by the Nazis into industrial mass murder. The documentary shows how this hatred has been exported to the Arab world and is now returning to Europe in the form of a brutal criticism of Israel, funded by European organizations, no longer hesitant to persecute and murder. After seeing the documentation, one understands the film’s closing words:
„I am convinced that the Arabs in France would never have been violent towards the Jews, had they not been convinced that it was their duty to show solidarity with their brothers in faith in Palestine. They would never have done this. But they have been told that solidarity is necessary, while some of those in power let it happen by justifying and supporting the attacks.“
The hateful propagandists are people from Europe: Christians of „Bread for the World“ and „Misereor“, left- and rightwing activists, and European Union politicians, But also journalists and editors from the public broadcasting corporations do their part. The documentation illustrates how reporting on Israel is biased in such a manner that anti-Semitism is being compounded. In “I accuse” I documented the long list of failings of public television reporting on Israel.
Particularly piquant: a public service broadcaster buys a documentary on anti-Semitism in Europe, which shows that the way the Israeli radio is broadcast is also responsible for the explosive Jews‘ hate, in order to block this documentation , This suggests that this is silence and secrecy, and everything under public law.
Then it truly gets delicate: A public broadcaster commissioned a documentary about anti-Semitism in Europe, whereby it becomes clear that the manner of reporting on Israel by public broadcasting stations is contributory to the explosive Jew hatred. The suspicions are self-evident: the decision not to broadcast is prejudicial on the part of taxpayer-financed public broadcasters.