Seminar of Dr. Zain Al-Sheikh on the concept of the Holocaust in the Zionist political ideology, and its repercussions inside Israel
On February 9, 2021, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs hosted a seminar by Dr. Zain El-Sheikh on “The Concept of the Holocaust in the Zionist Political Ideology, and Its Repercussions inside Israel.” The seminar was inaugurated by Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, ECFA Chairman, and attended by Ambassadors: Dr. Ezzat Saad, ECFA Director, Mohamed Mounir, Dr. Hazem Attiatallah, and a number of people interested in the issue in question.
Dr. Al-Sheikh pointed out that the catastrophe that befell the Jews in World War II is one of the most important factors that shaped the Jewish mentality in the modern era, and commemorating its memory and reminding future generations of it has become one of the most important pillars of the Zionist faith. It has been established in the conscience of Zionism that the Nazis’ choice to exterminate them is mainly due to the fact that they do not have a homeland to live in, and therefore their first duty and greatest goal is to strive to achieve this ancient Zionist dream of establishing the Jewish national homeland, and the catastrophe was the solid foundation that united everyone to achieve this dream, through the exaggerated image drawn by the Zionist ideology for these events, which focused on saying that the persecution of the peoples of the world against the Jews is a fixed historical fact, and that salvation will only be through the Jews’ endeavor to establish their own national homeland.
In this context, Dr. Al-Sheikh explained the saying of some that the Israelis brought Nazism with them from Europe to Palestine, represented by fanaticism, racial discrimination, hesitation, horror and submission to force. However, it should be noted that the Zionist society’s self-affliction with the scourge of catastrophe by talking extensively about the horrors and atrocities suffered by the Jews of the Diaspora, and the large numbers of victims of the Nazi assault.
Those in charge of Zionist propaganda have recently noticed that their directives to highlight the events of the Holocaust had a counter-productive effect, contrary to what was hoped for, as a tendency appeared – especially among the Jewish youth generation – to reject these results instead of sympathizing with them. Fearing that the descriptions of the catastrophe, which add to the feelings of shame and disgrace about the surrendering attitude of the Jewish sects, instructions were recently issued to highlight the enormous power of the Third Reich, and how it succeeded in a few months in occupying most of the European countries.