“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 said. Kaufman drew a moral equivalence between the Hamas terrorists and the people in the Warsaw ghetto: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants,” he said.
Kaufman continued to spit on the memory of his dead ancestors when he said, “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,” the MP said. (Source)
Actually Hamas would use his grandma to provide cover for the terrorists.
Kaufman should realize that his grandma didn’t die to provide cover for his loathesome political career .
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Something tells me Sir Gerald, that if your Bubbe was alive today, she would kick you where the sun never shines. Your Grandma was probably a wonderful human being. You are a disgrace to her memory.
I sent this to my friend Professor Barry Rubin who gave me permission to add his
I have just visited the Ghetto Fighters Museum which has a big exhibit about the Warsaw Ghetto. Every Jew in the Warsaw Ghetto was murdered and that was precisely the Germans’ intention. There was not to be a single survivor, and very few–almost all combatants–got away through the sewers.
The German goal was to kill every single Jew; Israel’s goal is to minimize civilian casualties.
The Germans succeeded and killed 99.9 percent of the entire population of the Warsaw Ghetto. Israel succeeded and, even by the highest casualty statistics, killed less than .01 percent.
Hamas and other groups attacked Israel. No Jew in all of Poland had ever attacked a German by the time the ghettoes had been almost completely wiped out, and then only fighting German soldiers as Soviet army partisans.
To make such a comparison, then, cannot be considered a legitimate criticism of Israel but as a symptom of mental illness or the most deep-seated cynical lying.
This note is written in honor of Shlomo Rosen of Dolhinov. In April 1942, he first designed a hiding place for his relatives in the Rosen and Rubin family, then when the Germans were coming to wipe out every Jew in Dolhinov, he told more than a dozen relatives, including two six-year-old children, not to worry about him but to get into the shelter. He then arranged a large pile of potatoes to hide the trap door–thus making impossible his own escape there. He took refuge in the synagogue where the Germans caught him and killed him. His relatives survived because he sacrificed his life for them.
All the survivors made their way to Israel, where they now have the privilege of being slandered for defending themselves. The young men among them later served in the Israel Defense Forces where they upheld high moral principles in ensuring that what they witnessed as children in Dolhinov would not be repeated.
A lot of Jews died because they simply could not believe the Germans were going to murder them all, especially because they were providing (involuntary) labor for the German war effort. They simply couldn’t believe civilized people would behave that way (they also knew the Germans from World War One when they had taken over the town and acted properly). Now people can’t believe the Palestinians and radical Islamists would act the way they do.
No amount of lies can change the historical facts.