More Holocaust Comparisons
One might think the Holocaust imagery that has been so favored by some in the anti-disengagement camp, and so maligned by everyone else, especially many holocaust survivors, would slow down now that we are on the tail end of the Gaza pullout. One would be wrong. From Haaretz:
A organization opposed to the disengagement has announced plans to build a memorial center called "Yad Vashem for Gush Katif and the Northern Samaria," displaying photographs of soldiers and police who took part in the 'holocaust' of evacuations alongside documentation of the former settlements.I've said all I need to say about the topic of holocaust comparisons in this context. I still find it disgusting.
The plan drew sharp criticism from the Yad Vashem national memorial to the World War II Holocaust, and from survivors of the Nazi annihilation campaign.
...Shinui party chairman Yosef Lapid, a survivor of the World War II Nazi Holocaust, reacted with anger to the idea of the center, whose name recalls the national memorial to Hitler Germany's wartime destruction of the Jews.
"They are saying that the IDF is the SS, and [are equating] people that were moved from their homes to hotels to people in gas chambers," Lapid said.
"It is very sad that people exploit the name of the Holocaust for political ends."