Germany’s Never-Ending Guilt Trip
Dr. Samir Abed-Rabbo
Nazi Germany and the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the future government of Israel and the official representative of the Zionist Organization (ZO), entered a contractual transactional relationship from 1933 to 1939. In 1952 the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the State of Israel, on behalf of all Jews, signed an agreement that paved the way for Germany’s unconditional support for Israel. No suggestion is being made here that Nazi Germany and the FRG are the same; the FRG assumed responsibilities for the crimes of the Holocaust.
However, both contractual transactional relationships between both countries from 1933 to the present have initiated policies and programs that contributed significantly to the deterioration of German Jewish living conditions in Germany, the transfer of thousands of German Jewish citizens and their assets out of Germany to colonize Palestine, the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, the establishment of Israel in historic Palestine, the allocation of a significant portion of German reparation money for the benefit of Israel instead of the victims of the Holocaust, the strengthening of the Israeli economy and industrial base, and providing Israel with German military technology and equipment to wage wars in the region. Their policies and practices were not designed to benefit German Jews or to create a tolerant environment for them in Germany. Rather, Israel was accepted as a partner in the transfer of Jews out of Germany to colonize Palestine, appointed by both as the representative of German and World Jewry, and the beneficiary of Germany’s largess.