Former Israeli Army General Likens Israel to Nazi Germany

In an interview with Radio Darom, the newly elected member of the Knesset, representing the Democratic Union alliance, said: “I’m reminding people that the Nazis came to power democratically, so we have to be careful, very careful, so that extremist figures with a messianic view won’t exploit Israeli democracy to replace the system of government.”

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Major General Yair Golan participate an official ceremony marking Israel’s Memorial Day, one day ahead of Israel’s 69’th Indepedence Day in Kiryat Shaul Military cemetery, Tel Aviv on May 1’st, 2017. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90 *** Local Caption ***

This is not the first time Golan has likened Israeli policies to those of the Nazis, in May 2016 during a speech to mark Holocaust Day, he claimed “’the horrific processes which developed in Europe” and led to the Nazi genocide were present in Israel today.

His comments angered my Israeli politicians with head of the right-wing Yamina bloc, Ayelat Shaked, saying: “Maybe give up already on this obsession with comparing us to Nazis? It’s not even annoying at this point, just pathetic.”

 

This article was originally published by “MEM”-

 

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