Let's start first of all with some of these great humanitarian stories as they are spun:
I'll start with my favourite theatre of the absurd news story-
"theater in which standard or naturalistic conventions of plot, characterization, and thematic structure are ignored or distorted in order to convey the irrational or fictive nature of reality"Top Prize goes to... Jewish Sheep Farmer Shepherds Migrants in Austria
A shepherd rounding up a wayward flock... Filmed by a "fellow activist" shepherding passengers while singing Yiddish songs for social media- Can you say contrived?
Even at his remote sheep pasture in the Austrian countryside, Hans Breuer was too disturbed by the plight of the Syrian refugees streaming into his country to go about his daily routine.
Especially troubling to Breuer, a 61-year-old Jewish shepherd and singer of Yiddish songs, were the overcrowded conditions at Traiskirchen — a government-run refugee camp near Vienna that was featured on the local news last month because its 4,500 residents were double the intended capacity.
“I was sick of this crime, I asked my wife whether we should do something, and that’s how it began”
During one of his trips this month with migrants, Breuer was filmed by a fellow activist driving five passengers who said they were Syrian Palestinians while singing a Yiddish song: “Oyfn Veg Shteyt a Boym” (“A tree stands off a road”) by Itsik Manger. Breuer, an athletic-looking man with a thin beard, delivered the lyrics in a moving rendition. The giggling migrants joined in for a bit of the refrain.
The video, uploaded to YouTube and disseminated on social networks, went viral.
It’s been watched tens of thousands of times and also appeared in the online edition of The Jerusalem Post, where readers offered praise for Breuer’s “contribution to coexistence,” as one user phrased it in the comment section — as well as condemnations for his assistance to “the Muslim invasion of Europe,” as another put it.
“My connection to refugees is as strong as it is instinctive,” he said. “It is a political issue for me, but it’s also a question of human rights and humanity.”"It's a political issue for me"? I'm sure it is. But just whose politics?
"a question of human rights and humanity.” Doubtful
But still there is more!
2nd prize -How Israeli volunteers on the ground in Europe are helping Syrian refugees
Israeli physicians on the ground in Greece! Complete with heart warming image
|Tali Shaltiel, an Israeli physician, taking a Syrian child from a dinghy that arrived at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos|
Notice in the image the doctor is wet? But the child looks dry? Makes me wonder if she waded into the water for the photo then when she emerged someone handed her a child?
Multiple honourable mentions
Jewish Groups Lead Push To Crack Open Doors to Syria Refugees
Jewish Groups Call On President Obama To Take In Syrian Refugees
How we can help Syrian refugees...
|Yet another baby featured|
“One such is being espoused by Finchley Progressive Synagogue”
“Many of my members owe the survival of relatives to the kindness of people in offering them shelter”- reinforcing common believe memes
“Our synagogue is trying to remove the responsibility of Barnet to find the housing — it isn’t going to be a burden on their resources,”
“ The first 12 months will be paid for by the European Union under a scheme for placing vulnerable refugees. “We’re not asking for charitable homes, we are asking that people who would be renting out a property anyway will consider this scheme, and take a year out of their private rentals and be paid by the EU instead.”
So the resident EU taxpayer will foot the bill, for a year, paying no doubt exorbitant rental rates to private landlords for a full year for thousands of families throughout the EU, while the poor resident/citizens of the EU nations queue for affordable housing? Jobs? Benefits already paid for by themselves and their kith and kin.
This outpouring of Israeli/Jewish concern for the "Syrian refugees" struck me as strange. Particularly since I had already blogged multiple times on the fact that Israel had played an absolute pivotal part in creating all of these refugees. Expansionist Israel. Land grabbing, resource stealing Israel.
Israel and it's messianic followers abroad have played major roles in the destruction and destabilization of Iraq, Libya and Syria. Palestine. Lebanon. To name just a few of the nations Israel has actively conspired to ruin. There are numerous posts on that topic here- Think Bernard Henri Levy as just one example of Israel's most ardent devotee.
Three recent posts at the blog pointing out the obvious benefit accruing to expansionist Israel inherent in the current ‘refugee crisis’ we’ve been hearing so much about.
Suddenly the reasoning behind Barbara Spectre’s comments from a few years back are abundantly clear. Finally her statements make perfect sense. I admit when I first saw this video years back, it had me perplexed, but not anymore!
Doctors on the ground. NGO’s. The ADL. The media. Etc., All working together to push victims of Israeli policies, war, attrocities, destabilization onto other nations.
All the while no mention of Israel's pivotal role in creating this refugee crisis. Israel's incredible foresight in being years ahead in the planning for this refugee crisis. And the sheer "coincidence" of having a global network of Jewish persons/groups out to ‘help’ refugees.
I mean you just couldn’t have planned for the refugee crisis any better unless you were going to make it happen yourself.