I know there are too many shitheads and only one award…Just seconding DesertPeace 🙂 :
You might ask why….
When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a “messenger to mankind”, noting that through his struggle to come to terms with “his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler’s death camps”, as well as his “practical work in the cause of peace”, Wiesel had delivered a powerful message “of peace, atonement and human dignity” to humanity. (From)
From the same source…. Wiesel is highly criticized by Norman Finkelstein in his book The Holocaust Industry. Finkelstein accuses Wiesel of promoting the “uniqueness doctrine” which holds, according to Finkelstein, the Holocaust as the paramount of evil and therefore historically incomparable to other genocides. In the book Wiesel is also lambasted for playing down the importance of other genocides, especially the Turkish Holocaust on the Armenians, and thwarting efforts of raising awareness of the genocide of the Romani people executed by the Nazis. These claims are exemplified by Wiesel’s lobbying for commemorating Jews alone (not the Romani people) in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington in addition to numerous Wiesel quotes on the “uniqueness of Holocaust”.
One can say that Wiesel has raked in millions of dollars as one of the leading players in the Holocaust Industry mentioned in Finkelstein’s book. Weisel could have used his ’position of power’ to have made a difference. He could have stressed the supposed ‘lessons’ of the holocaust of which one is NEVER AGAIN…. but he chose to ignore the FACT that it IS happening again…. with the aid of many of the survivors he speaks of and their offspring.
His most recent crime against humanity was his open position opposing divestment. It would have been a perfect opportunity for him to ‘repent’ his ’sins’ of the past to have spoken the truth, but he chose to join in with other pro Israeli individuals and groups and lie about the situation in Palestine today. The following in italics shows their positions…..
On the pro-Israel side, a wide swath of Jewish organizations spanning the political spectrum – including J Street, Hillel, the American Jewish Committee, local rabbis and figures including Elie Wiesel, A.B. Yehoshua and Amos Oz – wrote letters opposing divestment.
In an April 5 letter to the university chancellor and provost, a coalition of groups, including Hillel and the American Jewish Committee, argued that the bill “unfairly targets” Israel and marginalizes Jewish students.
Wiesel, in a note to student leaders, dismissed the comparison of Israel to South African apartheid.
“Israel is not pre-Mandela South Africa,” he wrote. “One may disagree with certain decisions of its government, but they don’t constitute a policy of Apartheid… In the case of Israel, divestment would be inappropriate and totally unjust.”
Another survivor spoke on divestment….. BUT SHE SPOKE THE TRUTH…..
This is an emotional speech by Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein speaking out in support of Divestment at the University of California at Berkeley, California.
How often do we have 12 hour teach-ins, with Holocaust survivors and Nakba survivors speaking out about war crimes in the presence of representatives from the Israeli consulate? How often do student governments hear testimonies from refugees, from people who lost relatives in the assault on Gaza, from Israeli and Palestinian activists committed to human rights?
The following video shows some of the ‘doings’ at the USBS Senate debate…..
Hopefully all of the above answers the question as to why Elie Wiesel is the SHITHEAD OF THE YEAR.
Adding insult to injury, Wiesel paid for a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal yesterday regarding the status of Jerusalem. The vile text of his submission can be read HERE.
I get the impression that he is already campaigning for next year’s award.
Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night‘ A Fraud?
(Yes, like ALL other Hollow-caust ‘Memoirs’)