Saturday, May 11, 2002

On Nazified Rhetoric

We've all seen the inflammatory cartoons from major European newspapers comparing Israeli soldiers and Gestapo monsters. We've all seen the Palestinian rallies where the term "Zionazi" is thrown around and signs equate the Star of David and the swastika. It's become commonplace to see Israel viewed as a Nazi state, even though the assertion is morally bankrupt and factually incorrect.

This week's issue of the Forward features an article regarding the hijacking of Nazi language by prominent literary figures.

Also, by way of War Now, from the London Jewish Chronicle, here's an article about the way the British media covered a large pro-Israel rally in Trafalgar Square. According to the piece, anti-Israel demonstrators nearby demanded that bin Laden nuke Tel Aviv and London. How pleasant. Isn't this treason?