Some may feel to compare Israelis to Nazis is not helpful, or even a bit lazy. However I can see no problem with the Zionist/Nazi analogy in the letter by Gareth Smith posted below. Both National Socialists (Nazis) and Zionists wanted a state based on race: one of Aryans in Germany, the other of Jews in Palestine (Israel).
Of course, many Jewish people disagree with both Zionist and National Socialist programs. The Netanyahus and Morrisons of this world have many extra-parliamentary opponents despite their victories at the polls. – Editor, WBT.
Letter to the editor of the Byron Bay Echo
Following in the footsteps of infamous war criminals like Thatcher and Bush who used war to further their political ends we now have Netanyahu facing criminal charges of corruption and unable to form government, targetting Islamic Jihad leaders in Gaza and Syria, knowing full well that his assassination orders would unleash retaliatory rocket attacks.
As Israel deploys troops and tanks along its border with Gaza he no doubt hopes for a rerun of previous slaughterhouse blitzkriegs like Operation Protective Edge in 2014 which killed about 2,300 Gazans and wounded around 10,900 (including 3,374 children, of whom over 1,000 were left permanently disabled). Israel lost 72 citizens with about 730 wounded.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr Hanan Ashrawis states, “Israel’s return to the illegal and criminal policy of extrajudicial assassination and its wilful disregard for the lives of the Palestinian civilian population is reckless and criminal. Netanyahu is exploiting the culture of impunity to commit unchecked crimes and provoke a grave escalation for petty political and personal gain.
On orders from the highest political echelons, the Israeli army is launching an assault on the Palestinian people, providing cover for the cold-blooded extrajudicial killing of a civilian in Hebron on Monday then ordering the assassination of two senior figures in Gaza City and Damascus by bombing their homes and targeting their families.
This pre-meditated escalation has wreaked havoc in the Gaza Strip, where life has come to a grinding halt and where an entire captive civilian population is helpless and defenceless in the face of Israeli bombardment of civilian buildings, including the direct targeting and destruction of the offices of the Independent Commission for Human Rights. These acts constitute war crimes for which Israel must answer.”
In light of Israel’s egregious crimes against humanity, Prime Minister Morrison’s acceptance of of the Jerusalem Prize awarded by the Zionist Federation of Australia is tantamount to him being awarded the Nazi Order of the German Eagle!!
Gareth W R Smith
Palestine Liberation Centre
Byron Bay, November 2019