Tainting Israel with the Nazi Label at “Comment is Free”

This is a guest post by AKUS

The following is a fairly typical example of the attempt by the worst of the CiF commenters on the thread following a recent Guardian editorial dealing with the “revelation” of contacts between South Africa and Israel in 1975 to paint Israel as a supporter and practice of apartheid. “ibrows” (surely a misnomer for this ignoramus) even sneaks in the undeleted suggestion that Shimon Peres sympathized with someone who supported Hitler (and, by extension, so did and do Israelis):

This “Vorster-Nazi-Israel” theme may be becoming popular – it crops up in a similar post by “KMB” in a BTL comment to the article where Robin Shepherd debunks the Guardian’s “exclusive” story:

Unfortunately, of course, ignorance, bias and hatred are the alternatives to actually getting the facts for these commenters.

The following excerpt from “Isolated states: a comparative analysis” By Deon Geldenhuys, Pgs 230-231, lists visits abroad by South African Prime Ministers over the 35 year period from 1953 to 1988.

Are we expected to believe that all the countries listed below were or are apartheid regimes, and their ministers supported Hitler? When a South African Prime Minister visited Britain and France, does this list indicate that those countries were offering South Africa nuclear weapons, or that the South Africans assumed that they were (though of course they were selling the South Africans planes and armored vehicles and other munitions by the dozen)? Or are we expected to believe that that was the case only when they visited Israel (twice in 35 years)?

There seem to be no bounds to the delusions of those who would use any tactic to besmirch Israel and no limit to the Guardian’s willingness to let them use its website to further this goal.

8 replies »

  1. Another superb article by AKUS.

    Of course, the Israel-Nazi analogy falsely peddled on CinF, is defined by EUMC standards as anti-Semitism. It violates the spirit if not the letter of race-hate laws.

  2. Akus thanks for taking the horror story of the ‘evil Israel’ into the light of day and showing us that it’s just the same sort of behaviour that most countries indulge in.

    The Guaridian employs writers who make a bogeyman out of Israel by exaggerating bits of information and by twisting behaviour until it looks deformed. This kind of article shows how hard they try and precisely how malicious the attempt is — but the question remains with what aim in view?

  3. Another excellent analysis, AKUS of one aspect of the Guardian’s muqawama against Israel.

    I agree with Margie, that it’s exposed makes it less dangeroous. Keep on doing it!

  4. Another excellent analysis, AKUS of one aspect of the Guardian’s muqawama against Israel.

    I agree with Margie, that it’s exposure makes it less dangeroous. Keep on doing it!

  5. I don’t know, AKUS. Maybe ibrows has a point. Looking at that list: Malawi and the Ivory Coast are known for their Nazi sympathies, after all.

  6. Fascinating link, Meir – you should use it on CiF, where the attempt by lobrows – sorry – ibrows – continued till s/he was referred to this thread. Suddenly he and the other idiot, RaymondDelauney, shut up about Vorster, Nazis, and Shimon Peres.