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EUParliament 1st v.President Tajani: Recent Violence on Jews risks to provoke new Exodus to Israel !

Written by ACM
Monday, 12 December 2016
 
 
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*Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Recently Growing Number of Aggressions against Jewish People risk to provoke a New Exodus towards Israel, Warned the 1st vice-President of EU Parliament, mainstream ChristianDemocrat MEP from Italy, Antonio Tajani, who has also served as vice-President of EU Commission on Industry, Business and Space, (Comp. relevant previous Tajani Statementsto "Eurofora", inter alia, also, f.ex., at : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/tajaniindustrygalileo.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/tajanigalileo2018.html).

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Tajani was addressing an Inter-Religious Meeting by Top Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christians, Together with Jewish, Muslim and Budhist Leaders of Religious Communities in Strasbourg's region, where he was the Key-note Speaker, according to his role as EU Parliament's vice-President responsible for Inter-Religious Dialogue.


While the rest of his Speech was mainly Focused on presenting MEPs' activities, since 2014, about Dialogue between Religious Communities, as well as relevant prospects in the foreseable Future, suddenly, while approaching the Conclusion, he made a Surprize Move, by Denouncing some less known Recent Dramatic Developments :

 
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- EU Parliament's 1st vice-President strongly Criticized what he called "an Intensification of Violent Acts against Jewish People" in Europe, and particularly "in Germany" and some other EU Countries, Last Year, which Grew from almost 4.000 in the Past, up to about 8.000 per year Nowadays, as he pointed out.


=> - This is a "very Worrying" new Phenomenon, which makes People Wonder whether it might Provoke a kind of "New Exodus" of Jews "to Israel", Tajani Warned, in this regard, inte alia.


During 2015-2016 much More than 1,5 Million Irregular Migrants/Mass Asylum Seekers notoriously came, as an UnPrecedented Huge "Tsunami", through Turkey to Europe, when Turkish a.o. Smugglers Exploited a recent Change of Government in Greece, at EU's External Borders, etc.


Moreover, as it was Found, Later-on, (f.ex. by EU Officials in Brussels, cited by the mainstream German Press, etc), Ankara's Authorities had even Systematicaly "Chosen" those that they send to Europe, f.ex., by Excluding Educated and Qualified People, etc., and pushing through almost Entirely Muslims, (to the point that even Pope Francis, when he went in the Greek Islands to Take 2 Muslim and 1 Christian Family of Asylum Seekers to Host at the Vatican, he didn't find Any Christian Family at all, being Obliged to take with him All 3 out of 3 Families Totaly composed by Muslims only, up to 100%... Christian and Other Religious Minorities (f.ex. Yazidi, etc) Persecuted by "ISIS" Terrorists and other Islamist Extremists in Syria and/or Iraq reportedly Prefered to go to Lebanon, Jordan, or even ...to faraway Armenia, instead of being Obliged to be Closed at controversial Turkish Camps, squeezed in UnHealthy Conditions, which have Provoked Mass Protests Silenced by Brutal Oppression from the Turkish Police, and Surrouned by Barbed Wire and Armed Soldiers, reportedly imposing Gang-leaders of "Heavy Islamic Agenda", denounced even by Mainstream International Medias. Meanwhile, various Violent Attacks spread also Among such Mass Asylum seekers themselves, f.ex. in Berlin, etc., Affecting even Children, to the point that, f.ex., an Iraqi Refugee, who had arrived Earlier in Germany, Later-on, Prefered to ...Return Back to Iraq, in order to Save his Family from more Violent Aggressions in Europe ! (as mainstream "Die Welt" and other German Media reported).


The Manifold "Selection" that Turkish Authorities and/or Smugglers' Network actually did, de Facto, among various potential Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants, has Obviously Undermined and almost Destroyed the Traditionaly "Noble" Aura which used to stimulate Human Sympathy and Solidarity around the Quality of "Refugee", throughout the History of Mankind.

On the Contrary, they reportedly Dissuaded and/or Obstructed many Real Refugees to reach Europe, - as, f.ex., the unforgettable image, (even if Scandalously Distorded and overExploited for the Contrary of what it really was), of that small Kurdish Boy from Kobane area, whose Poor Father slept even in Turkish WC in order to Find Money to Pay the Turkish Smugglers, who Finally Killed all his Family by suddenly Abandoning and Sabotaging the Makeshift Floating Plastic Boat in which they had to cross the Aegean Sea towards the Greek Islands, OverNight.

Instead, they Send, obviously, Many Thugs, petty Criminals, or even Deadly Islamist Terrorists, as it was found later on. But, perhaps the Worse, was the Recent Multiplication of Horrible and Disgusting, Brutal Rapes (sometimes even Murder) of Defenseless Victims : Including Young Girls Aged only 12-14, and/or Small Boys 5 or 10 years old, even Children of Refugees, (f.ex. in Austria, in Germany, in the Greek Islands, etc), added to Mass Violent Assaults and/or Gang Rapes, etc., (f.ex. in Germany, Finland, Sweden : where Rapes Doubled on 2016, etc), covering the Name of "Refugee" with Dirt, as Never Before. To the grand Benefit of the Turkish Regime, which used notoriously to Face the ECHR-Backed Human Rights of Armenian, Greek, Cypriot, Kurdish, and other Real, Honest and Tragic Refugees, (Both War Refugees, and Political Refugees, Personaly Targetted for their Struggle against Oppression for Liberty and/or Human Dignity, etc), who, Now, don't even dare use that Name in Public no more...


Even if the Closure of Western Balkans' a.o. Borders by 5 or 6 European Countries, since February 2016, managed to Drasticaly Diminish the Number of Massive Tresspassing from Turkey infiltrating inside Europe, neverthess, the Recent Setbacks of "ISIL"s and Other Terrorists and Islamist Extremist Armed Gangs, mainly in Syria, (f.ex. in Alepo, around Raqqa, etc) and Iraq (f.ex. near Mosul, etc), have notoriously Fueled Concerns among various Observers, Worried for probable Attempts of Further Infiltrations in Europe by even Harder Islamit Fundamentalists, (in Addition to the 2015-infiltrated deadly Jihadists of "ISIS", who have already Cowardly Targetted and Murdered a lot of Innocent and Defenseless Civilian People in Europe on 2015-2016).

 

>>> On the Contrary, Facing such a Monstruous Barbarity, (which Targets and Kills also some Muslim and Other People, particularly Shiites, Yazidis, Chinese, Japan, etc), Speaking earlier to "Eurofora", Tajani had Strongly supported the View that, Nowadays, it was more Urgent than ever, for Inter-Religious Dialogue to strive to Forge and Develop at least some core Common Values, shared by All main Religions, from which could emerge a "New Humanism, (See, f.ex., also : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentvpresidenttajanionreligionsversusterror.html). 

 

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Hu Jia's prize brings SAKHAROV's wife to "EuroFora" on murders of Journalists Politkofskaya, Gongadze and Adali :

- Elena Bonner : "All Journalists' murders must be fully investigated", without Double Standards.                                                                                    

During a special Mega-Event to celebrate 20 Years of SAKHAROV Prize for "Freedom of Thought", attributed in 2008 by EU Parliament to jailed Chinese Cyber-Dissident Hu JIA, the move was reinforced by strongly criticizing the persisting impunity in three cases of Journalists' Murders, such as POLITKOVSKAYA in Russia, GONGADZE in Ukraine, and ADALI in Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

Any bureaucratic doubt about whether Cyber-dissidents like Hu JIA might have, or not, a right to be protected as all Journalists must be, particularly when they take risks to search, find and publish original and critical News on issues of general interest to the society, could not resist to the emotion provoked by the message of his Wife, Zeng JINYAN spectacularly transmitted at a big screen in EU Parliament's hemicycle :

- "The most important and most interesting thing he did was to ... say the Truth :.. to write about the phenomena he observed... He never stopped Publishing.. on websites, so that the Public could learn about the reality .. and understand it.  In my view, this has been his greatest contribution", stressed the young wife of the jailed man, eager to cite also the cases of other critical journalists who faced various kinds of "harassment".

 - "Welcoming all those who have suffered for defending Human Rights", EU Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING, who had invited to Strasbourg all former Sakharov prize-winners from various Countries throughout the World, said that "China needs Europe, and Europe needs China : A great nation" with which "we want to have a good relationship", "association and ..friendship". "But we are never going to stop our fight for Human Rights, and No Government can expect this from us".

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of Peace, if Human Rights are left out. In fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.

    It's in this spirit that MEPs adopted, on Thursday, a Resolution denouncing that "the criminal
investigation and trial following the murder of (a) Journalist ...raises serious concerns with regard to transparency and respect for the rule of law", when a "brutal killing has not yet been fully investigated and solved in a satisfactory way".

    The text refered to dissident Journalist "Anna POLITOVSKAYA", a critic of Tchechen conflict, killed some years ago in Moscow, where Russian Authorities have found, arrested and are currently judging two executants, while also searching to arrest also a 3rd one, allegedly escaped in Belgium. But they have not yet found the instigators.

     Similar texts were adopted recently also on dissident Ukranian Journalist Georgiy GONGADZE's murder, for which Ukranian Authorities have at least found, arrested and condemned 2 executants to 12 and 13 Years of jail, but not yet the instigators. For that purpose, they recently accepted an International Experts team to participate to the investigations.     

But, it's only for the Murder of dissident Turkish Cypriot Journalist ADALI, in the occupied territories of Cyprus, that Turkey has NOT yet found ANYONE responsible, and even claimed recently inside CoE that it would be "impossible" to do so !    

These astonishing differences exist despite the fact that ECHR condemned alike Ukraine and Turkey with 2 Judgements on the same year : 2005, for the murders of  Journalists GONGADZE and ADALI, strong critics of Corruption in Ukraine, and of Ankara's policies on mass-influx of Turkish Settlers in the Occupied Territories of Cyprus, respectively.    

Regarless of that, CoE's Committee of Ministers, who is entrusted with the duty to supervise execution of ECHR's judgements, has just asked Ukraine's Government to reply to further questions on Gongadze's murder before March 2009, while Turkey, curiously, got a longer postponement for answering questions on Adali's murder, until June...   

A comparison of these cases, raises serious questions about Double Standards :

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On TRANSPARENCY :
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    On Gongadze's murder, CoE's body speaks even about the participation of
"an INTERNATIONAL group of Experts" in the Investigation, (f.ex. of "Tape Recordings"), accepted by Ukraine.
    On the contrary, on Adali's murder, CoE is obliged to repeatedly ask (for a 2nd
time) Turkey whether, at least, it informed the victims' Family, or not...
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- On EFFICIENCY :
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On Gongadze's murder, CoE formally "recalls that the Committee (of Ministers) ..URGED the Ukranian authorities.. to TAKE ALL NECESSARY INVESTIGATIVE STEPS TO ACHIEVE CONCRETE and VISIBLE RESULTS in the INVESTIGATION, aimed at the Identification of the INSTIGATORS and Organisers of the Murder", and "STRONGLY INVITED the Ukranian Authorities to provide information on the PROGRESS IN THE INVESTIGATION", before MARCH 2009.

But, on Adali's murder, on the contrary, CoE's body merely .. "took note" of the "arguments presented by" Cyprus, which denounce the absence of any proof of new "investigation" by Turkey. Following Turkey's own suggestion (!), it simply "noted" that there is "no limitation period" for "any new element" to "lead potentialy (sic !) to a Re-Opening of the Investigation". Without saying who might find any such "new" fact, since Turkey stoped searching... It also POSTPONED the issue until .. JUNE  !
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 - On the PUNISHMENT OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE :
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 -  On Gongadze's murder case, Ukranian Authorities already arrested and condemned, at least 2 suspects, to 12 and 13 Years of jail. And on Politkovskaya's murder at least 2 suspects are judged, and a 3rd one "wanted".

On the contrary, on Adali's murder case, the Turkish authorities simply claim that "it had not been possible to obtain new .. information .. on the basis of which criminal charges could be brought against ANY person" !...

Moreover,  a LETTER sent by Turkey ...2 Years after CoE's 2006 call to re-investigate anew Adali's murder case, is totally EMPTY of Facts ! As Cypus' Delegation denounced earlier, Turkey's Letter ONLY CLAIMS that a "New Investigation" was made without any result, but does NOT even cite ANY FACT to prove it :

F.ex.,on the crucial issue of the "MOTIVATIONS" behind Adali's murder, noted by ECHR, Turkey MERELY CLAIMS that "all allegations  were investigated; without result", but OMITS ANY FACT TO PROVE IT !..(It doesn't even remind which were these "allegations").. .

+ On ECHR's astonishment that the Turkish Occupation regime didn't produce any "BALLISTIC REPORT" on the Shots which murdered Adali, Turkey again repeats, 12 years later, that, still, even until now, "it  was not possible to obtain the BalisticReport"...

- As for the astonishing absence of key-WITNESSES' Testimonies, denounced by ECHR, Turkey agains repeats various pretexts avoiding to reveal anything, (Fex. that a person "left" the Occupied Territories  "on 2002", or that another witness was heard, but without revealing nothing of what he said, etc).

Turkey obviously "FAILS TO MEET THE CRITICISM made BY THE COURT" for lack of any efficient Investigation in Adali's case, concluded Cyprus' Government.
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Replying to our Question which COMPARED these 3 outstanding cases of "JOURNALISTS MURDERS", Adali, Gongadze and Politkovskaya, in order to avoid "Double Standards" by asking from Ukraine and Russia more than what is asked EU candidate Turkey, many European personalities were critical /

They criticised Ankara's recent claim at the CoE to stop investigating, because it would be "impossible to find anyone" responsible for the 5 bullet shots which killed Kutlu ADALI in front of his Family Home, contrary to the other two Journalists' murders, where Ukraine and Russia at least arrested the executants, searching now for the instigators :
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    - "Where was that ? In Turkish Occupied Cyprus ? WITHOUT ANY DOUBT : Any murder of Journalist should be investigated in full ! All these Murders must be investigated !", replied the famous SAKHAROV's wife, Elena BONNER to our question on Adali's case, compared to Gongadze and Politofskaya.

    Elena Bonner spoke us EXCLUSIVELY shortly after being honored by the President
of EU Parliament on the occasion of 20 Years of her husband's SAKHAROV Prize.

    A strong personality, Sakharov's wife even had to struggle against an anonymous EU staffer who, astonishingly, tried to stop her speaking when h heard our question on "Turkey" (!) : - "Please, let me translate, she continues
speaking, don't stop us !", had to cry Sakharov's daughter, (a Journalist
herself), who was translating her mothers' reply, (obliged to speak louder to
make her voice heard despite the harassment).. (= + Audio Proof !)

    Earlier, Elena Bonner also fustigated "Double Standards" at another case, on
Western countries' attitude vis a vis Kosovo and the Kurds : -F.ex. "You have
recognized a few 400.000 Kosovars as an "independent" country, but you still
deny that to 30 millions of Kurds in Turkey !", she denounced.
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    - "This (ADALI's murder) is an issue which should be pursued by the Committee
for Human Rights. That's why we have one, and it's its duty to examine cases of
Journalists' murders as the one you referred to. You should bring the case in
front of that Committee", suggested in reply to our question on Adali, EU
Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING.

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of PEACE, if HUMAN RIGHTS are left out :
in fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.
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    + "For us (European/International Federation of Journalists) it's clear :
Whenever a Journalist is Murdered, the Investigation should continue until
those Responsible are found !", replied earlier to another question on ADALI
EFJ/IFJ's Secretary General, Aidan WHITE.

    Speaking as a matter of General Principle, White asked us for "concrete data"
on the execution of ECHR's judgement on Adali case, in order to "look at it in
depth" and "make a formal statement", in comparison with the other Murdered
Journalist case, also pending at CoE's  Ministers for completing its execution,
on Ukranian Gongadze.
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     From EU Rapporteur on Human Rights, vice-President of EU Parliament Liberties' Committee, MEP Giusto CATANIA, we were told that, since there is an ECHR judgement in both Adali and Gongadge's cases, "Turkey must naturally execute the judgement and make a full and efficient investigation, until those responsible for the Journalist's murder are found and punished".

    Even if "we (Catania's "EuroLeft" Group) support Turkey's EU perspectives, this does not mean that Ankara should not behave properly. On the contrary, it means that they have to meet tough conditions, particularly on Human Rights", was added on the occasion of Adali's murder case.

    Moreover, "since you raise the issue of Mr. Adali's muder as a part of a Series of Journalist's murders, including fex. Gongadze, Politkovskaya, ao., tthen we (EU) could also act together with CoE's Commissioner on Human Rights, Thomas HAMMARBERG, it was suggested.

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