Many of us have read articles by writers (including yours truly) who compare disreputable actions of certain Israelis to disreputable actions of the Nazis. Of course, this is an outrageous "no-no" in our world of political correctness—after all, Israelis Jews are blameless in whatever they do; they are always in the right.
On the other hand, it is okay for an Israeli to compare another person, people, or country to the Nazis. Case in point: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (I know—you thought Sen. Joe Lieberman was the only annoying Lieberman in the public eye) has compared the latest "terrorist" superstar, Iran, to Nazi Germany:
Lieberman clarified that no comparison between Iran and Nazi Germany could be considered an exploitation of the genocide. “Anyone who remembers the rise of the Nazis even before 1938, after the Weimar Republic, anyone who understands history and remembers the reaction of the international community – how they tried to placate [the Nazis], to negotiate, to yield to them – must only think of the annexation of what was then Czechoslovakia.” [Iran is trying to repatriate some imaginary Iranians in neighboring countries just like Germany was originally trying to recapture the displaced Germans—and the ceded German land they were living in—after the Treaty of Versailles? Not!]
While the foreign minister acceded to the fact that the mullah-led Iranian regime was not targeting Jews, he stated that Jews were nonetheless being arrested and tried in the Islamic republic. [Notice how he does not say what the targeted Jews were being arrested for. Is it because they were Jewish? Is it because they were criminals who happen to be Jewish?] “I certainly don't envy the Jewish community in Iran. The president of Iran himself keeps calling for a world without Zionism. [That's okay. I'm Jewish and I too call for a world without Zionism. So do many other Jews and non-Jews in the world.] He is replacing Judaism with Zionism. 'There is no place for Jews in the Middle East,' he says. He tells them to go back to Europe. It is fortunate that he (Ahmadinejad) has yet to acquire the kind of power he aspires to.” [Yeah—like the power Israel has over the United States.]
So long as Israel believes itself to be blameless, there will NEVER be peace in the Middle East between itself and its Arab enemies.
[Thanks to Chris Ciancio]
UPDATE: Nick DelMedico sent this from the website of Neturei Karta International—Jews United Against Zionism:
"We ask that the interested reader take the time to read the texts of the actual talks given in Tehran.
Our beliefs were confirmed when the Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at our meeting with him after the December Conference, condemned anti-Semitism in no uncertain terms.
He stated (and his words were carried by the Iranian news agency IRNAJ) that "vigilant and just human beings will not blame the Jews for the crimes committed by the fake Zionist regime and its supporters in the occupied territories, including genocide of defenseless and oppressed women and children."
And, in contrast to the stereotype perpetrated by the would-be mind controllers of the media, the President's solution to the conflict in the Holy Land was to suggest that "a free referendum to establish a government based on the will of the Palestinian nation in which all Palestinians, including Jews, Christians and Muslims will be given the chance to vote."
Obviously two paths lie before the Jewish people. There is the path of Zionism that summons Jews to a state of perpetual war in order to "protect" Jewry and there is the path of the Torah which calls upon us to seek peace and dialogue with all men. To us the choice is elementary."
And Amit Gadhvi writes:
There are about 35,000 Jews living in Iran; there are over a 100 synagogues in Iran; Jews and Christians freely practice their religion. There's even a Jewish elected member of parliament in a country of over 70 million Muslims. While they may not have the rights of Jews living in the West — In the USA or UK, it isn't common to hear about Synagogues with Swastikas — that is unheard of in Iran. In the Iranian Constitution, they have the same rights as Muslims. Kosher shops and co-ed Hebrew schools are common in Tehran. When the US State Dept issued allegations of discrimination against Iranian Jews by the government, Iranian Jewish associations all over Iran condemned the State Dept.'s statements and even accused the US of causing tensions.
Now compare that to the Palestinians living in Israel whose olive trees are destroyed, homes bulldozed (some with the inhabitants still in them), settlements built on top of them, then the survivors put behind the Apartheid fences like Gaza and then an economic blockade is enforced upon them.
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