January 5, 2009
Nazi comparisons and Hamas bathrooms
Remember the op-ed in the Arab-American paper Watan that compared Israelis to Nazis? Even before Israel’s war in Gaza, likening Zionists to Nazis has been a preferred tactic of anti-Israel activists, particularly on college campuses.
The Anti-Defamation League just sent out a news release saying that Nazi imagery has appeared at protests across the country—in Chicago, New York, Tampa, Atlanta, Anaheim and, yes, Los Angeles. The above photo, which depicts the Israeli flag with the Magen David twisted into a swastika and the words “Upgrade to Holocaust Version 2.0,” comes from Tuesday’s protest outside the Israeli consulate in L.A.
“While we have come to expect to see such and hear this type of inflammatory rhetoric in Arab and Muslim capitals overseas, it is deeply disturbing that it is appearing in anti-Israel demonstrations at home,” ADL national director Abe Foxman said in a prepared statement. “Offensive Holocaust comparisons and the use of Nazi imagery are deeply offensive and have no place in a civil society such as ours.”
As for the righteousness of Hamas, well, let’s just say you shouldn’t use the bathroom if one of their militants invites you into his home. Yes, I understand you probably have bigger problems then finding the can if you’re roaming Gaza and visiting members of Hamas, but check out one of the places the IDF has found explosives stored in Gaza. Reminds me of that scene in “Lethal Weapon 2” in which Danny Glover is stuck on a booby-trapped toilet: