Skip to comments.Police Escorts for Jewish Tourists in Europe
Posted on 08/12/2012 12:51:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Three weeks after the murderous terror attack against Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, Israeli tourists in Europe are receiving police protection.
There have been reports from different sources that Bulgaria has been assigning both uniformed and undercover police to protect groups of Israeli tourists who travel in the country. In some cases, hotels that house Israelis receive a police guard.
The extra protection is noticeable outside Bulgaria, too. A group of hareidim from the U.S. who are touring Europe said that in Greece, the authorities responded positively to requests from tourist companies, and provided the group with police escorts.
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The the muzzie a$$holes win
In many “western” countries, the police would rather arrest them.
I know, there's two thousand years of Jewish history in Europe (most of it bad) and the graves of tzaddiqim. My advice is just wait until Techiyyat HaMetim and greet them in Jerusalem.
Israelis line up for Polish citizenship
Could one day Jewish life return to Poland?
I refuse to impose on a police officer in a foreign country just so I can take pictures of Mideival architect or whatnot. I can imagine the contemptuous names they’ll be giving this new task while among themselves (”Jew-walking,” or something similar), and it’s not worth it. I don’t think there are so many Muslims in Eastern Europe, so if I ever had the money and time during this latest scare, I’d visit Poland, the Ukraine or Russia, where there are the graves of many tzadikim and historical synagogues, plus centuries of historical ties, some of them personal. The muzzie a$$holes win when they kill someone, not when their desired targets simply spend their money elsewhere.
I could not imagine it ever being as it once was. Ancient communities, once uprooted, do not thrive again as before. Israel is a different matter, the distinction inherent in the complicated relationship between Jews and the ancient but defunct communities of the diaspora, such as Poland, Yemen or Iraq.
That is sad. For two thousand years Jews prayed and yearned for a return to Zion. And now that the way is fully open, instead Jews are leaving Zion for (of all places) Poland?
Something isn't right.
The Grass is Always Greener.
They’re looking for dual citizenship.
Only 7.4% of Bulgarians are Muslims, but Bulgarians *know* Muslims all too well.
“Under the Ottoman system, Bulgarians were considered an inferior class of people and were subjected to heavy taxes; Bulgarian culture was suppressed and the educated clergy fled to other countries. The nobility was eliminated, the peasantry was enserfed to Ottoman masters, and the population lost its national consciousness.
“Throughout the nearly five centuries of Ottoman rule, the Bulgarian people attempted to re-establish their state by organising several revolts. The National Awakening of Bulgaria finally restored national consciousness and became a key factor in the liberation struggle, resulting in the 1876 April Uprising.
“Up to 30,000 Bulgarians were killed as Ottoman authorities put down the rebellion. The massacres prompted the Great Powers to take action. They convened the Constantinople Conference in 1876, but their decisions were rejected by the Ottomans. This allowed the Russian Empire to seek a solution by force without risking military confrontation with other Great Powers, as had happened in the Crimean War. In 1877 Russia declared war on the Ottoman empire and defeated its forces with the help of Bulgarian volunteers.”
So Bulgarians are natural allies of Israel, as are Greeks and Armenians, all liberated would-be victims of the neo-Ottomans. Well and good. But I’m still not going to tour a country if it means being followed around by policemen. I wouldn’t tour another country anyway, being dirt poor and not inclined towards tourism. But that’s all the more reason.
Don’t think of it as being tailed by policemen, but by being given the impressive courtesy of free bodyguards, in that you (assuming your are Jewish or American) are an inherent target of Islamists bent on murder or kidnapping.
And the reason being that this courtesy is provided by people who know and deeply distrust Muslims, and are under no illusions about what they are and do, and their capability and willingness to murder and kidnap.
It would be almost impossible to get such a courtesy in the US. Typically, the police would tell you, “tough luck”, and if you get killed, “well, you wouldn’t want us to “profile” the murderers following you, would you? Because *that* would be “oppressive” to *their* rights.”
“Plus, it’s too expensive to protect you. It’s easier to clean up after you have been killed.”
So I would be happy to travel to Bulgaria. It sounds like the Bulgarians not only have their act together, but are extra friendly to visitors.