*Although this is not a recent topic, I decided to write on the subject after coming across some Tweets comparing once again Israel with Nazi Germany.
One rhetoric claim of Anti Israeli movements (Namely BDS) is that the methods and actions used by the IDF to handle the Israeli – Palestinian conflict are similar to those used by the Nazi Regime
This unfounded claim is used cynically to mislead those who don’t know the history and facts of the conflict.
Let’s get the record straight!
While it was the official Nazi philosophy to Annihilate individuals and races they saw as inferior, which included: Jews, Romani-Gypsies, the physically and mentally disabled, homosexuals, blacks, Jehovah’s Witnesses and political opponents – the IDF has never had such a policy.
In fact, the IDF recruits diverse population; Jews obviously, Muslims, Christians, Druze, gay, straight, physically and mentally disabled, and many other ethnicity and backgrounds.
A great Video made by our Friend at SpeedyMedia, it illustrates BDSers rhetorics on the subject and Disproves it.
Also, Nazi Germany has never had an Issue of surviving among nationalities who wish to destroy it, in fact it wasn’t even at war on it’s first few years.
As much as Anti-Israel activists would like to say it wasn’t, The IDF was born out of an existential need, and Not out of a sadistic need to kill or ” Ethnically cleanse” ,like BDSers like calling it so much. Obviously the comparison is not aligned with any known historical fact.
Nazi Germany had Systematically exterminated 6,000,000 Jews, between 220,000 to 1,500,000 Romani-Gypsies , 200,000 physically or mentally handicapped men and women, an estimate of 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality! For sure no one in their right mind thinks Israel seeks to execute any of the above…
What’s more, Israel is the No.1 Provider of food and medicine to Gaza and West Bank. let’s face it- it’s in no way comparable to the Holocaust.
Sure, it’s easier to just Shock your audience with horrific, often fake, images and outrageous comparisons, than to run a (relatively) civilized discussion of facts and ideas. That’s probably why web BDSers will continue doing that.