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Submitted by concerned (Italy), Nov 19, 2006 at 08:24

While I agree that Italy is probably one of the "best case scenarios" for Jews in general and friendship toward Israel in particular, still we need to be careful.

Just yesterday in both Rome and Milan, far-leftist elements allied to Islamists and the Palestinian "cause" went on protest for "peace" in the Middle East. Even if the Milan protest was relatively peaceful, the one in Rome was a shameful disgrace! Three manequins, one representing an American soldier, one representing an Israeli soldier, and one representing an Italian soldier were all publicly burned in effigy to the shouts of "ten, a hundred, a thousand Nassyirias!"

For those who may not know or remember, Nassyiria was the place in Iraq where 19 Italians were killed by terrorists exactly three years ago. Needless to say, American and Israeli flags were desecrated while the Palestinian and Hamas flags were held high and in honor together with Communist symbols like the hammer and sickle. Although the news (ever against the USA and Israel) reported that the Milan protest went on peacefully, still there were the usual anti-American, anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist, and anti-Western slogans with likenesses of Olmert as the grim reaper and the star of David dripping with Palestinian blood.

While I too want to express my solidarity with European Jews and apologize for Jewish suffering, damage, and loss since the beginning of this Intifada, I feel it's well past time for European Jews to leave Eurabia, Italy included, while there's still time and before it's too late. What happened yesterday in Italy, plus the worldwide petition circulating which is protesting Saddam Hussein's death sentence in the hopes that it will be rescinded, are proof enough for this old history major that Europe, as we've known and loved it, is indeed lost, especially in a moral sense.

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