Sometimes you could almost think it was comical, if the results had not been some of the most psychotic violence in the history of mankind. The pseudo-progressive The Independent, which eschews the term “terrorist” in favor of the less judgmental “extremist” when it comes to Al Qaeda, has finally found a use for the word. You’ll never guess to whom it applies – and in the headline too: Israeli jailed for role in terror group that attacked Arab schools. So Israelis make “terror” groups but Al Qaeda does not.
Never mind that it was Israel itself that was putting these people on trial. Let’s move on to Germany where a new poll presents these results:
Six decades after the mass extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany, more than 50 percent of Germans believe that Israel’s present-day treatment of the Palestinians is similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II, a German survey released this weekend shows.
51 percent of respondents said that there is not much of a difference between what Israel is doing to the Palestinians today and what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust, compared to 49% who disagreed with such a comparison, according to the poll carried out by Germany’s University of Bielefeld.
The survey also found that 68 percent of Germans believe that Israel is waging a “war of extermination” against the Palestinians, while some 32% disagreed with such a statement.
Well, they should know about wars of extermination – or should they? Ron Rosenbaum wrote several years back about what I am increasingly convinced is the thought process behind this behavior – that if the Israelis (read Jews) can be demonized, than the Holocaust can be excused. Hence a French diplomat called Israel “a shitty little country.” Maybe he was projecting.