Martin M. van Brauman


In January of 2015, the mysterious death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman once again shows how the world ignores pure evil directed toward the Jewish people.  The next day, he was scheduled to present evidence of the government’s cover up of Iran’s bombing in 1994 of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were murdered.  As expected based upon history, today’s Argentine president prefers to have trade deals with Iran, rather than reject the evil represented by Iran, the new Nazi Germany.

In June 1960, the former Argentinian president Arturo Frondizi protested about Israel’s abduction of Adolf Eichmann by Israel to stand trial.[1]  On June 22, 1960, Argentina lodged a formal complaint with the UN Security Council and the American representative John Cabot Lodge delivered a speech supporting the Argentinean position that Eichmann should be returned to Argentina and those responsible for his abduction be arrested and tried.[2]  Argentina’s UN representative, Mario Amadeo, was a Catholic nationalist who had supported Franco, Mussolini and the Axis powers.[3]  Amadeo declared to the UN Security Council that Israel’s actions threatened world peace and security and demanded Eichmann’s return.[4]  The UN still says that Israel’s actions in defending itself against Arab violence threatens world peace and security.

Although Eichmann was considered responsible for the Final Solution, it meant absolutely nothing to Argentina, a safe haven for Nazi criminals, and to the U.S. State Department and the enlightened democratic world that ignored the suffering of millions of European Jews who had nowhere to escape.[5]  Today, the world seems to be unhappy that the Jews do have a country of escape, Israel.  The world did not stand up to Herr Hitler in 1938 and today it is not standing up to Iran, as it develops nuclear weaponry to destroy Israel and dominate the Middle East.

The Holocaust demonstrated the power of propaganda, in which a history of hatred preached from pulpits and mosques can turn ordinary people into mass murderers.  The Russian czarist’s lie of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is still the most popular book in the Arab world. The medieval blood libel accusations against the Jews still flow from “educated” countries, such as Turkey.

For the Jewish people and all of those who support Israel and the Jewish people, all we can do is to cling to the Lord and we will be alive today. Deuteronomy 4:4. When God wills it, the return to Zion will be swift and without obstacle.

He gives strength to the weary, and grants abundant might to the powerless.  Youths may weary and tire and young men may constantly falter, but those whose hope in the Lord will have renewed strength; they will grow a wing, like eagles; they will run and not grow tired, they will walk and not grow weary. Isaiah 40:29-31. 


[1] Menachem Z. Rosensaft, ed., God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors (1st ed. 2015), pp. 254-255.

[2] Deborah E. Lipstadt, The Eichmann Trial, (1st ed. 2011), pp. 42-44.

[3] Ibid., pp. 21-22.

[4] Ibid., p. 22.

[5] Hanna Yablonka, The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann, (1st American ed. 2004), p. 42.

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