The Israeli Wehrmacht
From Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank

I realize that comparing Israel with Nazi Germany makes many people angry. However, it is perfectly true that when Israel thinks, behaves and acts as Nazi Germany did, Israel becomes deserving of and qualified for the ultimate comparison.

And Israel has been and is behaving and acting very much as Nazi Germany did prior to and during the Second World War. I bet this is not news for all those who have been following up Israeli behavior against the Palestinians (and other peoples of the Middle East) ever since Zionism seized Palestine from its native inhabitants sixty years ago.

Let us borrow some examples from the outrage that is happening right now before our eyes in the Gaza Strip where Israel is effectively carrying out slow-motion genocide against the enclave’s 1.5 million Palestinians.

On Friday, 30 May, trigger-happy Israeli soldiers indoctrinated in the racist ideology that non-Jews are not complete human beings, opened fire on unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the northern Gaza Strip, wounding and maiming seven people.

According to medical sources, at least two of the victims were listed in critical conditions.

The protesters were not trying to “storm Israel” and posed no risk whatsoever to the safety of Israeli soldiers.

They were merely protesting the diabolic blockade imposed on them for the past 12 months by a state that claims to be a light upon the nations.

Yet, the murderous sons of Zionism shot into the crowd of protesters without any thought for the innocent blood they were spilling. The apathy and feeling of nonchalance should remind us of Nazi behaviors more than six decades ago.

There is no doubt that a state that murders innocent people knowingly and deliberately is a criminal state that is an abomination, not a light, upon the nations.

Likewise, there is no doubt that the citizens of such a state who passively or actively watch the daily theatre of murder without trying to stop it or at least speaking up against it are as criminal-minded as those Germans that watched, saw and looked the other way when Jews and non-Jews were being exterminated en mass at the hands of the Nazi beast.

Zionist Jews, who are bringing dishonor to Judaism, a great religion that teaches “thou shall not murder” and “thou shall not lie,” and “thou shall not steal” have no right to lecture the world about the evils of Nazism as long as they adamantly refuse to apply the lessons of the holocaust to their Palestinian victims.

After all, there is no such a thing as a kosher genocide or a kosher holocaust. And when Jews (or anyone else) think, behave and act like Nazis, they become Nazis. Pure and simple. A crime doesn’t become less when perpetrated by Jewish hands.

Interestingly, the incident near the Erez Checkpoint on Friday was actually minor compared to the pornographic atrocities and crimes against humanity Israel has been committing in Gaza. According to human rights organizations, including Israel’s own B’tselem group, Israel has killed and maimed thousands of innocent people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank since 2000.

The Israeli army murdered Palestinian families vacationing along the Gaza beach. The Israeli army murdered children sleeping in the privacy of their homes and flats. The Israeli army knowingly and deliberately bombed residential homes and annihilated entire families on the ground that a member of the doomed family held political views the Zionist establishment didn’t like. Israel committed these crimes, not once, or twice, but many times.

And never ever did Israeli military and political officials truly expressed regret for their crimes. And whenever they did, they did it for media consumption, given the continuation of these criminal obscenities.

Israel is a lying nation that lies as often as it breathes. It claims it is only reacting to Palestinian rockets fired from the Gaza Strip onto nearby Jewish settlements in southern Israel.

However, it is crystal clear that it is Israel, not Hamas, that has been refusing a ceasefire by arrogantly insisting that Israel must retain the right to murder, starve and blockade Palestinians for not accepting the “legitimacy” of Zionism.

Well, Zionism has no legitimacy just as Nazism had no legitimacy, and according legitimacy, especially moral legitimacy to Zionism, would be like according legitimacy to Nazism.

Indeed, it would be a thunderous act of moral insanity to lend legitimacy to an ideology that permits the mass murder and mass expulsion of one people in order to enable another people to enjoy life at the expense of the victims.

It is perfectly true that the magnitude of Israeli criminality against the Palestinians has not reached the level of the holocaust.

But it is also true that the “manageable level” of Israeli Nazism is not mainly attributed to Zionist morality. Morality and Zionism are an eternal oxymoron.

Indeed, the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which in many aspects resembles the Nazi siege of Ghetto Warsaw, demonstrates that Zionist Jews could embark on the unthinkable if they thought the world would grant them a few weeks or months to “get the job done.” The nearly daily statements we keep hearing from some Israeli rabbis, intellectuals and politicians underscore the Nazi mentality permeating throughout Israel.

This is the reason Israel keeps trying to desensitize and neutralize world public opinion with regard to Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.

In the past, Israel refrained from exterminating a larger number of Palestinians due to possible American objections. This is when American retained a modicum of common sense in its overall discourse.

Now, however, there are influential American circles, especially within the evangelical and Jewish communities, that wouldn’t necessarily view a prospective Palestinian genocide at Israel’s hands as something totally undesirable or unacceptable. Didn’t Eli Weisel claim that the world that didn’t protect Jews from Nazism had no right to protect Palestinians from Israel?

Hence, it is essential that genuine efforts be made to stop the slide toward a full-fledged genocide against a long-tormented people that has survived 60 years of oppression and persecution at the hands of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the holocaust.

This task is certainly not easy but not impossible either. We need to see hundreds of thousands or millions of people take to the streets in the capitals of Europe to urge governments to see to it that the current slow-moving genocide be stopped immediately and that the people of Gaza be allowed to access food, and fuel and other basic consumer goods.

In short, Israel must not be allowed to destroy an entire people under the rubric of fighting Hamas.

Otherwise, what is the point of even remembering the holocaust?


  1. Israel sucks said,

    May 31, 2008 at 21:05

    Free Palestine!!

  2. verteta said,

    May 31, 2008 at 21:48

    Are you blogging live from gaza ?

  3. desertpeace said,

    May 31, 2008 at 21:51

    I’m LIVE from Jerusalem.

  4. Richard said,

    May 31, 2008 at 22:42

    Just a little side note. The German Wehrmacht was the regular German army. They where generally considered to be just soldiers doing the fighting. The committed war crimes are mostly attributed to special forces with most prominent of course the SS. So to make it absolutely clear who and what we mean I would call them “The Israeli Schutzstaffel”.

    There’s another common theme between Nazi Germany and Israel. Victimhood. The Nazi’s didnt consider themselves responsible for the situation Europe and the world was in, nor for the war itself. It was forced upon them. They where just defending themselves. They where trying to preserve their heritage and culture against the onslaught of the Jews and Communist. In their own mind the Nazi’s where exempt from guilt.

    I always think about that when I hear Israeli’s justifying their actions. Here we have the what, fifth army in the world, armed to the teeth by the US taxpayers, a nuclear power with helicopter gunship’s, tanks, jet fighters, any type of bomb in existence, you name it. And yet, with all this might, they never -absolutely never- consider themselves responsible for the deaths and the violence or the general situation no matter what it is. Never responsible, always the victim.

  5. Paulbe said,

    May 31, 2008 at 23:17

    “Critical Condition” effectively means dead as you can be sure that they will not get the care they need due to the blockading going on.

  6. Carl M said,

    May 31, 2008 at 23:58

    “The methods adopted to get the land of Palestine away from the Arabs in the early days of the Zionist invasion were such as will fill the world with indignation once the world is permitted to know what was done…

    This spirit which obtained at the beginning of a movement, which the innocent Christian world has been taught by propaganda to regard as a profoundly religious and respectable exodus, explains all that has happened in the years since the Zionists took over Palestine. It staggers the imagination to forecast what will be done in a period of full and unquestioned rule.”
    –Henry Ford, 1921

  7. Fathoms said,

    June 1, 2008 at 00:47

    My WASP, Progressive Independent, 54 year old self has been saying this out loud for the past 3+ years. It’s good to see it written so well in an essay.

  8. The Miamon said,

    June 1, 2008 at 00:51

    While veryone talks about the atrocities committed by Israel there is another Israel in te making and that is the Hindi India who at the behest of United States and British governments for over sixty years has unleashed atrocities on Kashmir’s Muslims and Muslims living in India. for years the radical BJP and Shive Sena have murdered thousands of Muslims and have reped Muslim women but nothing has bben said against these atrocities. The Massacre in Jabalpur,Bombay and Gujrat are the mosyt significant events and there are attrocities being committed in every city big and small in India. There are harrassments, intimidations and discrimnations on jobs against Muslims every day in India. A systamatic genocide of Muslims and process pushing them away from having decent jobs and acquiring decent education are going on for years and no one even is aying a word. The days are not far when Muslims of India will be completely stripped of their human rights and will be in tha same situation in which the Palestenians are in their own homeland and the African American have been in the United States. United States Administartions Republican or democrates are equally and deliberately ignoring these atrocities by the Hindus on Muslims. Israel has been actively involved in advising and training the radical Hindus to invent new methods to humiliate Muslims and arming them so they can kill Muslims. After all both Hindus and Zioniosts have common enemy, The Muslims.

  9. UR Conscience said,

    June 1, 2008 at 00:54

    i am now almost 50 years old and i have been watching this conflict for pretty much my entire life and i have never witnessed Israel take the blame for anything. I live in Los Angeles and all of the Zionists I Know are rude and arrogant people. They are very macho and treat women like crap – us white blooded boys would always get the zion-chicks and they would also complain about how their men were so shallow and weak, and lacking in creativity. No elegance at all – no compassion – and living lives full of lives.
    Nowadays the Nazi comparison is so dead-on. It is highly ironic and really really sad. The Zionists do have quite a grip on the American political system and that is a huge problem.

  10. don said,

    June 1, 2008 at 01:51

    OK. You write about this and inform others about this, but what do YOU do to stop this?

  11. Kaye said,

    June 1, 2008 at 05:03

    The days of that cancerous terrorist rathole are numbered and Palestine will be free once again. That is a certainty.

  12. June 1, 2008 at 06:22

    Now that challenging the established Holocaust story can get you to jail — and truth is no defense — in much of the Western world, and we can finally see that the story can no longer stand on its own legs, let us subtract the Holocaust from the German scorecard. If we do that we can see that there is no match for the Jews-only state for sustained inhumanity. How many school children did Nazi soldiers shoot in the head at point-blank range, year after year after year? And there is a much stronger case for German victimhood than the Jewish one. Look up the great lecture of ex-Jew and one-time high Jewish insider, Benjamin Freedman for an eye-opening account.

  13. Egoigwe said,

    June 1, 2008 at 10:30

    The definition of a wild beast is a ravaging bully without conscience or morals, a killer by instinct that revels in the blood of others. Is there really any difference between Israel and the wild beast?

  14. D Joyce said,

    June 1, 2008 at 14:59

    Actually, the Israeli army should be compared to its blood relative the Bolshevik Red Army.

  15. brian said,

    June 1, 2008 at 22:38

    Zionist israel and nazi germany both engage(/d) in ethnic cleansing and are deranged forms of nationalism. Note, that the zionists were committing their nazi like crimes even before the end of WW2.

  16. A. Magnus said,

    June 2, 2008 at 15:15

    Israel is acting like the children of abusive parents; it is well established that if a child is regularly beaten and traumatized by his/her parents then it is likely the child will be a similar abuser themself when they grow up. We see the living proof of this psychological pathology in the treatment of the Palestinians by the Israelis. The Nazis terrorized and liquidated the Jews, therefore the Jews feel entitled to a little payback, only since the Nazis are gone they settled for the nearest different ethnicity.

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