Skip to comments.Ramallah isn't Warsaw (Catholic officials compare Israel to Nazi Germany)
Posted on 03/09/2007 12:20:56 PM PST by The Blitherer
German Church's comparison of Israel to Nazis clear anti-Semitic expression
BERLIN: How much chutzpa, insensitivity, and foolishness is there in a person that dares compare the situation of the Palestinians in the Territories to the state of the Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II? This is even more so when we are talking about the leaders of Germany's Catholic Church.
Nobody is attempting to claim the living conditions of Palestinians in the Territories are ideal, but nobody has a right to exaggerate the descriptions of those difficult conditions to the point of comparing the Nazis' systematic imprisonment and murder policy to the strict security measures adopted by Israel in order to protect its citizens.
These procedures are at times unacceptable and unbearable, but they are not guided by a deliberate policy of genocide such as the one the Germans pledged allegiance to.
When several members of the Bishop committee, the top body of the Catholic Church in Germany, allow themselves, only several hours after visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, to associate the horrors of the Holocaust with the situation in the Territories, this gives rise to a question: To what extent are the Catholic Church and German society still tainted by anti-Semitism.
We shall recall that according to an explicit definition by the European Union bodies, presenting Israel's acts as comparable to the acts committed by the Nazis is an expression of anti-Semitism.
If various polls show that 30 percent of Germans believe Israel's attitude to the Palestinians is identical to the Nazi attitude towards the Jews, then too many Germans have not learned any lesson from the history of their country...
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I don't see an actual quote anywhere in this article, so I don't know what to think. It should be noted, however that the Nazis killed a similiar number of Catholics so while I wouldn't agree with the senitment expressed, Jews do not have a monopoly on Holocaust comparisons.
Oh, and I forgot to add that Germany is not particularly Catholic, even if the Pope is.
They are absolutely right in their comparison. However, they lay the blame on the wrong party. What you see on the Palestinians side was created by Arafat and cronies when they returned post Oslo accord. Abbas keeps on propagating their present state and miseries while the funds are seconded in private accounts to European Banks.
Wake up world, its time to change the rules of the game. Make them change the circumstances for the ordinary people and lets stop funding the terrorists!
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