Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust

Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the #Holocaust. Plenary on May 26 2016 in Bucharest, Romania voted the following Definition of Antisemitism.


The members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance are committed to the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, which reads as follows:

The Holocaust (Shoah) fundamentally challenged the foundations of civilization. The unprecedented character of the Holocaust will always hold universal meaning. After half a century, it remains an event close enough in time that survivors can still bear witness to the horrors that engulfed the Jewish people. The terrible suffering of the many millions of other victims of the Nazis has left an indelible scar across Europe as well.


The magnitude of the Holocaust, planned and carried out by the Nazis, must be forever seared in our collective memory. The selfless sacrifices of those who defied the Nazis, and sometimes gave their own lives to protect or rescue the Holocaust’s victims, must also be inscribed in our hearts. The depths of that horror, and the heights of their heroism, can be touchstones in our understanding of the human capacity for evil and for good.

With humanity still scarred by genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, the international community shares a solemn responsibility to fight those evils. Together we must uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it. We must strengthen the moral commitment of our peoples, and the political commitment of our governments, to ensure that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences.

We pledge to strengthen our efforts to promote education, remembrance and research about the Holocaust, both in those of our countries that have already done much and those that choose to join this effort.

We share a commitment to encourage the study of the Holocaust in all its dimensions. We will promote education about the Holocaust in our schools and universities, in our communities and encourage it in other institutions.

We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it. We will encourage appropriate forms of Holocaust remembrance, including an annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance, in our countries.


We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust. We will take all necessary steps to facilitate the opening of archives in order to ensure that all documents bearing on the Holocaust are available to researchers.

It is appropriate that this, the first major international conference of the new millenium, declares its commitment to plant the seeds of a better future amidst the soil of a bitter past. We empathize with the victims’ suffering and draw inspiration from their struggle. Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity’s common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.


Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the #Holocaust. Plenary on May 26 2016 in Bucharest, Romania voted the following Definition of Antisemitism.



About the IHRA

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally.

IHRA (formerly the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, or ITF) was initiated in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson.  Persson decided to establish an international organization that would expand Holocaust education worldwide, and asked President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to join him in this effort.  Persson also developed the idea of an international forum of governments interested in discussing Holocaust education, which took place in Stockholm between 27-29 January 2000.  The Forum was attended by the representatives of 46 governments including; 23 Heads of State or Prime Ministers and 14 Deputy Prime Ministers or Ministers.  The Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust was the outcome of the Forum’s deliberations and is the foundation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

IHRA currently has 31 member countries, eleven observer countries and seven Permanent International Partners.  Membership is open to all democratic countries, and members must be committed to the Stockholm Declaration and to the implementation of national policies and programs in support of Holocaust education, remembrance, and research.  Member countries are encouraged to develop multilateral partnerships and to share best practices.

The national government of each member country appoints and sends a delegation to IHRA meetings that is composed of both government representatives and national experts.  In addition to the Academic, Education, Memorials and Museums, and Communication Working Groups, specialized committees have been established to address antisemitism and Holocaust denial, the situation of the Roma and the Roma genocide, comparative genocide, and special challenges in Holocaust education.  The IHRA is also in the process of implementing a Multi-Year Work Plan that focuses on killing sites, access to archives, educational research, and Holocaust Memorial Days.

The IHRA has an annually rotating Chairmanship, and the appointed Chair is responsible for the overall activities of the organization.  The Chairmanship is supported by the Executive Secretary, who is the head of the Permanent Office located in Berlin.  The IHRA also has an Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, and an Advisor to IHRA, Professor Steven Katz.

One of IHRA’s key roles is to contribute to the funding of relevant projects through its grant strategy.  The purpose of the Grant Programme is to foster international dialogue and the exchange of expertise, increase government involvement in program creation, and target projects with strong multilateral elements in order to create sustainable structures for Holocaust education, remembrance, and research.

Europe died in Auschwitz

I walked down the Rambla del Raval (street in Barcelona) and I saw it clearly: “The truth will not marry anyone” (Spanish proverb).

We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims, usually fundamentalists.

World’s Observatory – Read Europe died in Auschwitz, By Sebastián Vivar Rodríguez*

World's Observatory

By Sebastián Vivar Rodríguez*

      I walked down the Rambla del Raval (street in Barcelona) and I saw it clearly: “The truth will not marry anyone” (Spanish proverb).

      We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims, usually fundamentalists.

      Not is necessary to generalize?  I agree, but of the form as walk the things go for us, I believe it can indeed generalized. Are there exceptions? According … but they are exceptions.

      Moreover, in general, we say that in Auschwitz we burned a culture, intelligence and capacity to create wealth; we burn the people who it self-proclaims the chosen of God; the people who gave to the humanity minds that changed the course of human history (Christ, Marx, Einstein, Freud) and contributed significantly to the great moments of progress and well-being.

      And it goes without saying that the result of relaxing the boundaries and…

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Porque Tu Nos Hiciste y no nostros a nosotros mismos

La vida nos ensena a ser fuertes y asi es como sobrevive a mucho.


Hoy me toca dar otras luchas mas, circunstancias de hace muchas décadas que mellevó a varias cirugías en particular sobre mi ojo izquierdo, y cargar metal casi como un exo-esqueleto al estilo Robocop.

Quien me hizo fue un Sabio, y supo que yo debía ser fuerte, como el mas fuerte, y como esto no serviria El Decidió entonces que Su Mano me sostendria siempre.

Mis dias han sido siempre de paz con guerra, y las grandes batallas nunca las rechazo, las disfruto.

Bendiciones y mucha salud a todos!

“A Big Lie” (German: große Lüge) the most beloved propaganda technique for many people today.

Well your appreciations are clearly correct. But as it has been clear, this is a very complicated problem on a personal level, destructive and invalidating, with a terrible affectation of the spheres of morals and affections.


But its approach is not with “subjective” assessments or accusations, despite the problem of happening in environments of abuse sought as discrete, hidden and fruit of an opportunism for the one who acts as “predator” of women.

The normative process of accusers, investigators, judges and intervention officials has the obligation to carry out the processes objectively and this is strictly in accordance with legal norms and other prudential legal instruments.

But many people a priori, and with just reason for how despicable these behaviors are, express their discomfort and indignation with subjective reasoning. It is not that this evil, we all react like this in front of many news because it is a mechanism of human behavior, and this is not undue or abnormal.

But many take their subjectivism created in an individual and personal way as a due response that “all” must have in front of these facts, not reconsidering that free and democratic systems of government have been built on the basis of legality, of a Constitution that It governs the entire Nation, determines that it is through the Laws that must govern the citizens, judges and congressmen, and the Executive system that impels and implements these laws.

And the fundamental thing in this is the strict adherence to the Legality that determines whether a person is guilty, innocent or not guilty, and express what you said about the possibility that a person designated as an aggressor or abuser can be or is not simply saying and reiterate, echo, what the laws and procedural normative bodies say. It is not undue nor should it be censored.

Whoever does this, judging with his personal subjectivity, evidences a clear incapacity or behavioral deformation respecting his obligation and that of all citizens to obey the Law and understand it as the only mechanism for resolving conflicts and penalties for offenders.

There are many who still do not understand what it means to live under the constitutive and legislative concept of “Empire of the Law” because they believe that their opinion is more relevant and important than this.

Many of these little people deceive themselves with such mental, almost pathological, and even embrace the idea that by their mere opinion the President elected by a people should democratically be removed and not be President.

Miente, miente, miente, que algo quedará. El “Recurso Goebbels” que tanto cautiva a muchos

Pues sus apreciaciones claramente son las correctas. Pero como ha quedado claro, esto es un problema muy complicado a nivel personal, destructivo e invalidante, con una pavorosa afectacion de las esferas de moral y afectos.


Pero su abordaje no es con valoraciones o acusaciones “subjetivas”, a pesar del problema de suceder en entornos de abuso buscados como discretos, ocultos y fruto de un oportunismo para el quien actua como “depredador ” de mujeres.

El proceso normativo de acusadores, investigadores, jueces y funcionarios de intervencion tiene la obligacion de hacer los procesos de manera Objetiva y esto es en estricto apego a normas juridicas y demas instrumentos legales cautelares.

Pero muchas personas a priori, y con justa razon por lo despreciable que son estas conductas expresan su malestar e indignacion con razonamientos subjetivos. No es que este mal, todos reaccionamos asi frente a muchas noticias pues es un mecanismo de conducta humana, y esto no es indebido ni anormaL.

Pero muchos toman su subjetivismo creado de manera individual y personal como una respuesta debida que “todos” deben tener frente a estos hechos, no recapacitando que los sistemas de gobierno libres y democraticos se han construido sobre la base de la legalidad, de una Constitucion que rige a toda la Nacion, determina que es a traves de las Leyes que se deben regir los ciudadanos, jueces y congresistas, y el aparato Ejecutivo que impementa y pone en marcha estas leyes.

Y lo fundamental en esto es el estricto apego a las Legalidad que determina si una persona es culpable, inocente o no culpable, y expresar lo dicho por Usted sobre la posibilidad de que una persona senalada como agresor o abusador pueda serlo o no es simplemente decir y reiterar, hacer eco, lo que dicen las leyes y cuerpos normativos procesales. no es indebido ni debe ser censurado.

En adicion a esto, el apego estricto a Leyes y Procesos sobre determinacion de una culpabilidad, no impide decir y tener siempre claro que la VIOLACION es un DELITO PENAL y debe ser persiguido y castigado que todo el rigor y fuerza de esta misma ley.

Quien haga esto, juzgar con su subjetividad personal evidencia una clara incapacidad o deformacion conductual respeto a su obligacion y las de todos los ciudadanos de obedecer la Ley y comprenderla como unico mecanismo de resolucion de conflictos y de penalidad para delincuentes.

Son muchos quienes aun no comprenden lo que significa vivir bajo el concepto constitutivo y legislativo de “Imperio de la Ley” pues estiman que su opinion es mas relevante e importante que esto.

Muchas de estas personitas se enganan a si mismo con tal elucubracion mental, casi patologica, y abrazan incluso hasta la idea de que por su mera opinion el Presidente elegido por un pueblo democraticamente deber ser quitado y no ser mas Presidente.



Mirar el transcurso del tiempo en un reloj no es que me guste o me fascina, es que me trastorna!

El concepto de un Universo Temporal cuya medida de tiempo la determina la traslación de cada objeto que lo constituye en su espacio físico es fascinante y absorbente


Como es imposible determinar con certeza la actitud y precisión el lugar exacto donde se haya, la magnitud de su traslación, y su nueva posición en el espacio, los más expertos astronomía u astrofísicos miran y miraran lo que el mismo Universo muestra como su oscilación.
Como ocurre con los movimientos retrógrados los astros (Mercurio o Marte por citar algún ejemplo)


El Tiempo, entonces, no es más que la expresión de una Fuerza que hace funcionar todo el mecanismo que llamamos Cosmos.

Esta “Fuerza Singular” o “Singularidad” como se denomina en notación científica la podemos admirar muy cerca v de nosotros, en la oscilación del péndulo de reloj que le da toda la energía al mecanismo para que funcione.


True story. One day while teaching at a local Yeshiva, I was in the teachers room on break, and said to one of the teachers as I was leaving the room, ” you look nice today. ” Big mistake. After teaching I was called into the principal’s office and told this teacher reported me. I am not crazy, I did nothing wrong, but she felt it was important to hurt a fellow human being.

No thought of the embarrassment or consequences. The principal was my friend and nothing happened.


At… my former synagogue a music teacher was accused of molesting a child while giving a piano lesson. The man had aspergers disease and did not know how to defend himself. His attorney was unfamiliar with the disease.

In the end he was put in prison and his father spent a fortune on lawyers and went bankrupt. I visited him in prison.

The warden had decided to take him off all medications and he was catatonic . In the end another attorney proved him innocent. I don’t defend anyone who is found guilty of rape or molestation.

I am only saying many times the accused is not guilty. Last night a man who served forty years in prison for rape was released because of error. It is my experience that in these cases the authorities don’t relent and attempt to convict these people again. 

Are men pigs?
Back in the quaint days when sex abuse scandals broke weekly instead of daily, both Time Magazine and……

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg


Orden del Universo, Big Bang, Singularidad y Primordialidad


A un primer vistazo, el ser humano y el Universo resultan demasiado complejos como para encajar entre ellos por obra de casualidad. Si la Tierra estuviera algunos millones de kilómetros más alejada o más cerca del Sol, las condiciones serían imposibles para la vida. En la misma línea podemos seguir analizando la composición química de la atmósfera, la influencia gravitacional de la Luna, la inclinación del eje de nuestro planeta e incontables cuestiones más, concluyendo que el hombre y el Universo deben estar diseñados de manera inteligente y planificada.


Desde la antigüedad pensábamos que, como las lluvias y las cosechas nos resultaban beneficiosas, entonces debía existir un dios que las estuviera disponiendo. Asumíamos inmediatamente que, al ser algo importante para nosotros, entonces no podían depender del azar; es decir, de una simple cadena de causas y consecuencias sin sentimientos, completamente indiferentes a nuestras necesidades. Naturalmente la ciencia ha derrumbado estos mitos en particular, pero constantemente caemos en el mismo error, en incontables situaciones. Siempre que la ciencia ha querido determinar el origen de los fenómenos, ha optado sin excepción por el azar y no por la intervención de un ser superior interesado en nuestros asuntos.

La Teoría del Big Bang, modelo basado en una colección de soluciones de las ecuaciones de la relatividad general, plantea una solución científica estructurada, pero topa con pared a la hora de definir e individualizar la energía que liberó la expansión de la materia y el Universo, y se ha limitado a llamarla “singularidad” ( singularidad espacio-temporal de densidad infinita, matemáticamente paradójica). Yo prefiero otorgarle otro nombre: PRIMORDIALIDAD.

Palestinian Settler-Colonialism Perspective papers, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Image: cover of Le Petit Journal, 1929. “Trouble in Palestine: fanatic Arabs massacre Jews in the streets of Jerusalem.”



The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel.

But the fact that Jews are the indigenous population of the Southern Levant can be proved with ease. In contrast, historical and genealogical evidence shows Palestinians descend primarily from three primary groups: Muslim invaders, Arab immigrants, and local converts to Islam.

The Muslim conquest of Byzantine Palestine in the 7th century CE is a textbook example of settler-colonialism, as is subsequent immigration, particularly during the 19th and 20th centuries under the Ottoman and British Empires. The application of the concept to Jews and Zionism by Palestinians is both ironic and unhelpful.


Recommended book:
Islam and the European Empires (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2014) / Motadel, David

Read “Palestinian Settler-Colonialism” / Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Alex Joffe is an archaeologist and historian. He is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

Bar Ilan University, ISRAEL

“Palestinian Settler-Colonialism”


El concepto de “colonialismo” y “colonizaje” se ha aplicado con una vehemencia casi única contra Israel.

Pero el hecho de que los judíos sean la población indígena del Levante meridional se puede probar con facilidad.

Por el contrario, la evidencia histórica y genealógica muestra que los palestinos descenden principalmente de tres grupos primarios: los invasores musulmanes, los inmigrantes árabes y los convertidos locales al Islam.


En la imagen: Portada/Cover of Le Petit Journal, 1929. “Trouble in Palestine: fanatic Arabs massacre Jews in the streets of Jerusalem.”

La conquista musulmana de la Palestina bizantina en el siglo VII dC es un ejemplo de colonialismo colonial, al igual que la posterior inmigración, particularmente durante los siglos XIX y XX bajo los imperios otomano y británico. La aplicación del concepto a los judíos y al sionismo por parte de los palestinos es irónica e inútil.

Lectura recomendada:
Islam and the European Empires (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2014) / Motadel, David

Leer en “Palestinian Settler-Colonialism”