Friday, January 16, 2009

Jewish British Labour MP Likens Israel to the Nazis

When I saw this headline I instantly knew the subject of the article could only be Sir Gerald Kaufman. He has long been an apologist for the Palestinians. I wonder why Palestinians want to kill Jews when Jews are amongst their best activists.

In a speech he gave in the House of Commons, Kaufman said:

My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town of Staszow. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. Madam Deputy Speaker, my grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The present Israel government ruthlessly and cyncially exploit the continuing guilt amongst Gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians. The implication is that Jewish lives are precious, but the lives of Palestinians do not count. On Sky News a few days ago, the spokeswoman for the Israeli Army Major Livovich was asked about the killing of, at that time, eight hundred Palestinians. The total is now a thousand. She replied instantly, "Five hundred of them were militants." That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw Ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.

So Gerald Kaufman would have us believe that Israeli soldiers are wantonly shooting Palestinian grandmothers in the head. Does he have evidence of such a incident? If he did he would have mentioned it. But why let the truth get in the way of inflammatory rhetoric? Kaufman, of course, does not mention the Hamas rocket attacks. Oh, he does acknowledge they are a "deeply nasty organization" but evidently not Nazis. He states Hamas was democratically elected and the "only game in town." So in the eyes of Kaufman the Hamas government that just legalized crucifixion is legitimate but Israel's democratically elected government is illegitimate. Israel must put up with being attacked be it by rocket attacks and suicide bombers. They have a right to defend themselves so long as they don't do so. If Israel has the temerity to defend itself they are compared to the Third Reich.

Is Kaufman comparing Hamas to the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto? I don't recall Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto putting women and children in harms way. I don't recall Jews vowing to kill all Germans nor do I recall Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto vowing to wipe Germany off the face of the earth.

Kaufman is calling for an arms embargo against Israel. Yet in London it is Palestinians who are attacking synagogues, vandalizing Jewish cemeteries and shouting anti-Semitic statements in Jewish neighorhoods. Kaufman is too busy condemning Israel to bother with anti-Semitism in his own backyard.

Gerald Kaufman is the very definition of a useful idiot.

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