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Saturday, January 17, 2009


Israelis as Nazis

Some think that comparing anything to the Nazis is beyond the pale. Often it is. But that doesn't mean that all such comparisons are completely invalid.

In the video below, British Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman, a Jew whose family fled Poland to escape the Nazis, delivers a powerful speech in which he compares the actions of Israeli troops in Gaza to the Nazis, takes note of the hypocrisy of Tzipi Livni who says she won't talk to terrorists yet is the daughter of a terrorist and the Foreign Minister of a country founded on terrorism, and calls for an arms embargo on Israel:

And here, in a photo montage I'll just link and not reproduce here, Norman Finkelstein attempts to prove that "the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from World War II are doing to the Palestinians exactly what was done to them by Nazi Germany." Quantitatively, obviously not. But qualitatively? Look at the pictures and you be the judge.

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