Barbara Kay Columnist National Post ~ Thursday May 17 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ~ “Misuse of the Holocaust to deligitimize Israel”

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Barbara Kay
Columnist National PostThursday May 17 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.

“Misuse of the Holocaust to deligitimize Israel”

The enemies of Israel have seized upon the strategy of denial as a means to delegitimize the country. They deny Israel’s historical roots in the land and cities that are the bedrock of Israel’s existence; they deny Israel’s capacity to be both a Jewish and a democratic state; and they deny the historical phenomenon of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust once helped Jews achieve statehood. Today the Holocaust is helping Israel’s enemies in their campaign to Palestinianize Israel. Denial of the Holocaust used to be the domain of a hate-filled lunatic fringe. Today denial, distortion and inversion of Holocaust facts have become successful mainstream tactics for anti-Zionist ideologues and their fellow travellers. They do not have to be believed to win. The fact that the Holocaust is even up for questioning is already their triumph. How have Palestinians become the new Holocaust victims and Israelis the new Nazis?

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