Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Germans bootstrap themselves up by putting Israel down

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Six decades after the mass extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany, more than 50 percent of Germans believe that Israel's present-day treatment of the Palestinians is similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II, a German survey released this weekend shows. " I found the above link through Little Green Footballs, which characterized the article as being as depressing as I find it. I think part of the problem isn't just anti-Semitism, but gross ignorance. Germans seem to believe the propaganda spouted by the Palestinians and the spokespeople in the West. They actually think there was a Jenin massacre. Considering that Israel built the wall to stop the bloodshed, and that it bulldozes households rather than executing homeowners, it's amazing how not like the Nazis the Israelis are -- and how igorant and prejudiced the Western world is.