University of Haifa
Haifa - Yuval Yonay (Dept.
of Sociology) writing on the Segel-Plus list on
18 January 2009,
endorses the smears of Israel as a Nazi country made by anti-Semitic
British Member of Parliament. Yonay writes:
'A recent item on youtube carries the
tittle [sic] "UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in
Gaza". ... As I guessed, nowhere does the honorable MP (Sir Gerald
Kaufman) makes [sic] the comparison hinted in the title. He
talked very reservedly [sic] and eloquently, mentioning some
known facts that many of us prefer to forget.
What he said about
the holocaust is as follows: "My grandmother was ill in bed when the
Nazis came to her home town a German soldier shot her dead in her
bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli
soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The present
Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing
guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as
justification for their murder of Palestinians."
'Every word is
true, but it is easier to deny.
'He also mentioned
that an Israeli spokeman [sic] replied that many of the Palestinian
victims (800 at the time, climbing to 1245 as of this morning) were
militants "was the reply of the Nazi" and added: "I suppose the Jews
fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been
dismissed as militants." If someone can find a logical flaw here, I
am interested in seeing it.
'Sir Kaufman urged
the British government to support arm boycott on Israel (a moderate
request these days) and to campaign for real peace rather than the
peace that Israel seeks, a peace on Israel's terms. he ended by
saying that Israeli leaders "are not simply war criminals, they are
'I am sure about
the latter; I was careful about using the term "war criminal," but
the disrespect [sic] of palestinian [sic] lives seems
to leave us with no other possibility.'