Friday, January 16, 2009

Holocaust guilt and the Gaza massacre - British Jewish MP denounces Israeli rhetoric in favour of the assault on Gaza

Gerald Kaufman, a Jewish Member of Parliament from the British Labour Party, has sharply condemned the usage of Holocaust guilt analogies in the rhetoric to support the Gaza massacre.
"My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town.... A German soldier shot her dead in her bed, he said. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza,", Kaufman stated

"The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt from Gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians,", he also stated.

Regarding the claims that the attacks were made against Palestinian militants, Kaufman commented that the Jews fighting in the Warsaw ghetto had also received such labels from the German occupants.

Read article in full at Haaretz
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