The progressive fighters for Truth and Justice do not rest in their campaign to legitimize the rule of the unjustly persecuted Hamas
. They have stepped up the campaign to expose the evil Zionist siege of Gaza. Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of Tony Blair, interviewed
on Iran's Press TV by the progressive friend of humanity, British MP George Galloway, stated that Gaza is a concentration camp. Press TV, which features holocaust deniers on a regular basis, is an imitation free news outlet that occasionally allows "daring" critiques of the Iranian regime, because it is published only in English. Progressive opposition to Israel
is the more usual Press TV fare.
The interview featured this enlightening exchange:
"Why are they keeping you cooped up in the concentration camp called Gaza?" [Galloway] asked her.
"I want to say thank you for using the word concentration camp because the word prison has been applied in the last few years and that's a lie. In a prison you get three meals a day, a nourishing diet, visits from outsiders and some hobbies and rehabilitation and a date for your release," she said.
We all know what a concentration camp is. Especially Jews. Here's a picture to remind you of what concentration camp inmates look like, in case you forgot.
Here, for comparison, is a picture of Lauren Booth, evidently in a Gaza grocery. It is precisely the same, right? No difference at all.
Here are several of the many articles and blog entries that insist that the Gaza strip is just like the Warsaw Ghetto:
Some differences between Gaza and Warsaw Ghetto that occur to me:
Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto did not declare that they wanted to murder all the Germans .
Jews did not fire rockets and mortars into surrounding civilian areas.
Jews did not take power in a bloody coup and murder opponents.
Arabs in Gaza are not being rounded up for transport to death camp.
Most of the Arabs in Gaza are alive and unharmed and evidently well nourished.
Almost every Jew in the Warsaw Ghetto was murdered in a concentration camp, killed in the revolt, starved to death or died of disease.
We also know what a siege means. In Jerusalem, in 1948, the Arabs imposed a siege. There was no practically food other than Hubeiza weed for a while and water was rationed. People really did die of starvation and disease.
Pro-Palestinian propagandists are shameless about their obscene comparisons between the Holocaust and Gaza. Of course, anything filmed from the right angle can be made to look like some photo of Nazi brutality, and anyone can say that anything reminds them of "Nazis" - including a cop subduing a drunk in front of a bar. But the proper comparison for the suffering of Gaza is the equally real and terrible suffering of the German population in World War II, who were deprived of essentials by the blockade imposed by the British navy. It was "collective punishment." How could it be the fault of baby Fritz in Hamburg, who had to go without butter, that Fritz senior, his father, was out in a Waffen SS tank unit in Stalingrad? Unfair! Collective punishment! But that is what war is all about.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that George Galloway is a "former" British MP. He is still a member of Parliament.
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Replies: 3 Comments
Right on, brother.
I am becoming more and more concerned about the rise of anti-Zionism as a movement on the left. I'm a liberal, but I find the absolute hatred toward Israel, among some on the left, is hard to take.
Thank you for thise site.
Karmafish, Thursday, October 9th
The comparison between the Holocaust and Gaza has no rationality to it. The Germans were the aggressors and the Jews were on the defensive. The situation with the Palestinians is that in their basic thinking and behaviour they are the aggressors (and even more so now with Hamas in the command). It is illogical to see those on the defence, those who are trying to keep alive and not get blown up, or fight in another one of the wars forced on Israel. as holding people in concentration camps. Were the Palestinians to stop their war with Israel in all warlike ways, Israel would gladly make peace with any of the Arab countries that exist in the MIddle East.
It is a fact that Israel is grateful when peace is made (even when it is a cold peace!!!!
Angela Wine, Sunday, October 5th
Its open season on Lauren Booth isnít it?
Among our Ďcritiquesí she and Mark Steal belong to the dumb category. And the worse thing a person can do when in the public eye is been caught on a folly. So now much of the Jewish blogsphere is all over her, and rightfully so.
Itís an extra bonus that some of this rubbed on George Galloway who is a more sophisticated hatemonger.
Dvar Dea, Saturday, September 20th
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