Poll: Over 50% of Germans equate IDF with Nazi army
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.
51 percent of respondents said that there is not much of a difference between what Israel is doing to the Palestinians today and what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust, compared to 49% who disagreed with such a comparison, according to the poll carried out by Germany's University of Bielefeld.
The survey also found that 68 percent of Germans believe that Israel is waging a "war of extermination" against the Palestinians, while some 32% disagreed with such a statement.
One would think that the Germans, of all people, would be the last to compare Jews to Nazi's, for almost whatever reason. One would be wrong apparently. This is a scathing indictment of anti-semitism gone amok in Europe, as the European media continues to hype the suffering of the Palestinians whilst ignoring the terrorists attacking Israel.
Israel isn't lining up Palestinians in to boxcars and shipping them off to gas chambers. They aren't attacking Syria and making plans to conquer Jordan. They are simply trying to live on the one piece of land in the entire world that is central to their existence. Not only that, but Israel is surrounded by nations that deny its existence, and in many ways are sworn to its destruction.
Larry Miller the comedian has an excellent analogy about the Arab-Israeli situation that is worth repeating here- (from this Weekly Standard article)
Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred million Arabs; five million Jews. Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it. And now these same folks swear that if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals. Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding.
It would be funny if it wasn't true.
Jewish Nazis. Way to go Germany, I see you are dealing just fine with your guilt complex....(shaking head)...