Oh My God. Ernst Zundel said Israel is âa place of refuge for world gangsterism!â <bgsound src="http://vargelis.puslapiai.lt/Nabuchodonosor -08 Trio In E Flat, Hob. Xv-29- II. Andantino E Innocentemente.mp3" loop="66"> By Curt Maynard Get a rope! Can you believe it? Ernst Zundel actually said Israel; our charming, beloved, ally in the Middle East is âa place of refuge for world gangsterism.â What will he say next, that Israel is the very cause of the worst problems in the Mid East today, or that Israel has a Fifth Column firmly entrenched in the governmental and media apparatuses of numerous western nations? Oi Vey NO! Thatâs right, Ernst Zundel, famous free speech advocate, pacifist, human rights activist and holocaust skeptic has been denounced by the German Judge, Ulrich Meinerzhagen, who convicted and sentenced him for five years for expressing his opinions. In a magazine interview, the Judge referred to Zundel as âinflammatory, racist agitatorâ for simply saying that Israel is a ârefuge for world gangsterism.â Yep, thatâs it, thatâs all. According to Spiegel Online, the âillustriousâ judge Meinerzhagen, âto illustrate his point, read passages from ZÃ¼ndelâs racist and anti-Semitic writings, [and all he could come up with was that Zundel had] called Israel âa place of refuge for world gangsterism.â Well my God, if thatâs all Zundel is guilty of, lock me up too. Hell, lock up seventy-five percent of everyone on this planet. Israel IS a refuge for world gangsterism and anyone with half a functioning brain is well aware of that fact too. Letâs talk about all of the gangsters now living in Israel, most of which got there by way of cheating, killing, robbing, stealing and then fleeing the consequences of their actions in their former countries of origin by claiming Israelâs Law of Return, which excludes the possibility of being sent back to face trial for their crimes. You have to admit that a law like the âLaw of Returnâ is a handy little advantage to any gangsters that might want to avoid extradition for crimes they committed in other countriesâbut you have to be Jewish in order to receive it. In fact many gangsters have taken advantage of the Law of Return over the years, most recently several oligarchs that stole billions from the Russian people in the 1990s, but were stopped in their tracks by the Russian patriot Vladimir Putin, who had many of them indicted several years ago. A few of these include multi-billionaire Leonid Nevzlin, who helped jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky steal billions from the Russian people by way of stock manipulations/insider trading, threats, extortion and murder and who now resides comfortably in Israel without the slightest worry that heâll be extradited, despite the fact that Russia has warrants out for his arrest and has approached Israel numerous times to hand Nevzlin over. On April 26, 2004 the Associated Press wrote the following: âThree billionaire oil executives, a publishing tycoon and a former Putin ally have all taken up residence in Israel in recent years as Russia sought their arrests, rankling officials in Moscow.â The article then continues, âThe Yukos scandal [The theft of Russiaâs oil infrastructure in the 1990s] had a political and maybe Jewish roots,â said Roman Bronfman, an Israeli lawmaker who immigrated from the Soviet Union in 1980.â âThe three oil executives living in Israel â Leonid Nevzlin, Mikhail Brudno and Vladimir Dubov â are former partners of Khodorkovsky and all are wanted by Russia on fraud charges. The men, all of whom appeared on the Forbes list of the worldâs billionaires in 2004, are now directors of Group Menatep, a holding company that owns 60 percent of what remains of the dismantled Yukos empire.â So, as any blind fool can see, three Jewish billionaire gangsters wanted in Russia for fraud ran off to Israel in order to seek ârefugeâ from their crimes, where refuge was then found. Based on this information isnât it safe to say that Zundel at least had a point and was guilty more of telling the truth than he was of âracismâ or âanti-Semitism?â Two other well known billionaire gangsters that also have sought and found refuge in Israel include Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky. Both have homes in Israel and neither fears being extradited for their crimes. When Ariel Sharon was asked why he wouldnât hand over these gangsters to Russian authorities, he answered in the the Yediot Ahronot newspaper, âI do not intend to turn anyone over.â âSince the days of my youth, I have been opposed to turning over Jews. I am saying this in the clearest manner possible.â In response to Sharonâs statement, Gusinsky said he found those comments reassuring. âIâm not afraid of Putin at all.â In light of the above, is Zundel really guilty of âracismâ and/or âanti-Semitism,â or is he guilty once again of telling the truth? The above mentioned gangsters are only a few of those that have successfully sought and received ârefugeâ in Israel. The Jewish state also harbors war criminals wanted for crimes against humanity as with Solomon Morel, wanted in Poland for the mass murder of more than 1,500 Germans at a place known as the Swietochlowiche camp immediately following the end of the Second World War. Israel has refused to extradite this gangster as well, Zundel knows this, but unfortunately the vast majority of everyone else in the world does not. Few would argue today that such people as Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yitzak Shamir and several other Israeli leaders have been terrorists. What else would you call the atrocities committed at Sabra and Shatila, at Nablus, and most recently in Lebanon? What happened in Lebanon last summer was terrorism/gangsterism, pure and simple â the Israelis intentionally went after civilian infrastructure and violated the so called laws of war numerous timesâyou know it and I know it too. Judge Meinerzhagen and most recently Rainer Muenzel, German Consular General and the author of the notorious âMuenzel letter,â which awkwardly attempted to justify the governmental suppression of Ernst Zundelâs free speech because of Zundelâs âirresponsibility,â in that he continues to question an aspect of history the German government does not want questioned goes a long way in explaining how it is that Zundel is now, according to Spiegel Online, being called the âmartyr of the German Reich.â But what Spiegel doesnât want to tell you, is that it isnât just the so called âfar right,â that is referring to Zundel as a âMartyrâ and a âChampion of Free Speech,â âitâs the left too and millions of moderates in between! Left leaning websites that have in the past and continue at present to cover the Zundel case include Counterpunch.org, Peoples Voice, Mathaba.net, Al-Jazeera.info, Uncensored, uruknet, Deir Yassin remembered, Johnkaminksi.com, Whatreallyhappened.com, and dozens upon dozens of other websites and hundreds of blogs that tend to lean to the left politically. The railroading of Ernst Zundel is not something only the so called âfar rightâ is concerned about; the false imprisonment of Ernst Zundel has become an international issue with an international following of people of all political persuasions concerned with what is happening to him. Within the last forty eight hours several thousand people have accessed the following article on one website alone, [The article has been posted on dozens and dozens of websites with large followings] despite Googleâs best efforts to suppress it: âGermanyâs Schizophrenic Approach to Freedom of Speech.â In order to give you an idea of the audience Zundel now has, consider the list below, which reveals all of the countries people interested in the Zundel case come from: USA, Netherlands, Canada, China, Australia, Tunisia, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, India, Finland, Spain, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Barbados, Israel, Estonia, Belgium, Russian Federation, Puerto Rico, , Iran, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Ireland, Panama, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Philippines, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Costa Rica, Sudan, Oman, Bangladesh, Zambia, Austria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Norway, Monaco, Hungary, Romania, Fiji, NA, Taiwan, AR, Greece, Netherlands Antilles, Iceland, Maldives, Uruguay, Pakistan, Seychelles, Nigeria, Kenya, Virgin Islands (USA), AP, Croatia, Chile, CO, Peru, Lebanon, Bulgaria, A1, PS, Ecuador, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tanzania, Libya, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Egypt, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, EU, OC, Reunion (French), Suriname, Senegal, Slovak Republic, Syria, Moldavia. I donât know about you, but Iâd call that an International audience myself! I donât know what it tells you, but it tells me that Ernst Zundel is well on his way to becoming the next Nelson Mandela in the sense of being viewed by the world as a persecuted political prisoner, and that is by the way exactly what Zundel is, a persecuted political prisoner! In the words of the man himself: No Surrender!