Tony Greenstein | 06 July 2017 | Post Views:

According to the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism Israeli Professors Cassif and Blatman are ‘anti-Semitic’

According to the discredited International
Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ which Theresa May
adopted in January and which the Zionists are trying to foist on the Labour
Party, manifestations of anti-Semitism may include ‘Drawing comparisons of contemporary
Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.’  
No doubt for telling it as they see it Israeli Professors Cassif and Blatman are also anti-Semitic?  Whereas the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, who signed up to the IHRA whilst seeking to rehabilitate Admiral Horthy, who presided over the deportation of nearly 1/2m Jews in 1944 is kosher!

According to this twisted ‘logic’ if you compare marches in Nazi Germany that demanded that Jews go to Palestine
or worse to the ‘Death to the Arabs’ marches in Israel today that would be anti-Semitic. 
If you were
to compare turning Jew killers in Nazi Germany to making an Arab killer like Elor Azaria a hero that too
would be anti-Semitic.
If you were
to point to the repeated targeting of the Arab minority in Israel by legislation passed by the Jewish majority to a similar phenomenon in Nazi Germany yesterday with respect to its Jewish community that
would be anti-Semitic.
If you were
to point to the Nazi programme from 1933 onwards that demanded the emigration and expulsion of Jews to the support for the expulsion of Israel’s Palestinian citizens that
too is apparently anti-Semitic.
Gen. Yair Golan, who compared developments in Israel to Nazi Germany in a Holocaust Memorial Day speech
Or if you
simply compared the scapegoating of Jews in Nazi Germany to the scapegoating of
Arabs in Israel e.g. for the wave of fires that spread in Israel earlier this
year, which were held to be an ‘arson intifada’ that would also be anti-Semitic
according to the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
As the settler news agency Arutz Sheva reported at the time:
Security forces are dealing with a wave of fires breaking out all over the country. According to official estimates, terror squads are igniting the fires in various areas, and efforts are being made to locate these squads.
In January 2017 +972 Magazine reported Two months on, still no evidence of a ‘fire intifada’ in Israel but that had not stopped Netanyahu and Erdan, his security Minister talking about arson and launching a wave of arrests of Israeli Arabs, not one of whom was charged in the end.
Daniel Blatman wrote in Ha’aretz a few weeks ago an article Heading
Toward an Israeli Apartheid State
which compared developments in Nazi Germany
with the Nuremburg laws and Apartheid South Africa to Israel today.  Professor Blatman is a Holocaust researcher
and head of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem.  According to the contemptible
charlatans who use ‘anti-Semitism’ as a weapon of British foreign policy to
defame supporters of the Palestinians, Professor Blatman too is an anti-Semite.
Well another
Israeli Professor Dor Ofer Cassif has also compared recent developments in Israel
and the legislation passed by the Knesset to those of the Third Reich.  No doubt Professor Cassif too is an anti-Semite.  It would seem that these days anyone who
dares speak out and tell the truth is an anti-Semite.  Zionism is determined it seems to legitimise
and exonerate anti-Semitism by making completely legitimate and valid
criticisms of racist rottweiller of a state equivalent to Jew hatred.
Of course
the real anti-Semites, people like Donald Trump’s Strategic Advisor Steve
Bannon are kosher because although they don’t much like ‘whiny Jews’ they love Israel!
demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem against settler occupation of Palestinian hopes and against apartheid in Israel
June 23, 2017 10:48
Professor Offer Cassif
University Professor, Dr. Ofer Cassif, compared recent Israeli legislation,
both proposed and passed, to those of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany, reported
Channel 2 on Thursday as a recording of his class became public.

The statement occurred in a Politics and Government course as part of a
preparatory college program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

One of Cassif’s students objected to the comparison, but the political science
professor continued with his analogy stating that it is comfortable to deny the
situation in order not to come to terms with reality, but that it would very
dangerous to do so.

He also explained to his students that the comparison is a matter of fact
rather than opinion. His personal thoughts on the matter are even far more

Cassif further criticized the current state of of affairs in Israel saying,
“those who refuse to see the similarities between what is happening in
Israel, specifically in the past two years, and Germany in the 1930s, has a
problem and will be responsible for the potential situation of the state.”

Cassif drew specific parallels from recent Israeli legislature regarding Arabs
and Jews, to policies of Nazi Germany.

The Hebrew University professor stated that the proposed Israeli nation-state
law is similar to 1930s Germany’s methods of creating a hierarchy of citizens
according to classes.

Cassif also criticized recent legislation passed legalizing 4,000 homes in the
West Bank
, stating
that this this law, “allows Jews to take over Palestinian-owned land for
themselves, just like Aryans in 1930 Germany were allowed to kick Jews out of
their homes.”

Cassif’s next comparison was regarding the recent legislative proposal pushed by Netanyahu to ban
funding from foreign NGOs. Cassif explained to his students that this bill is
similar to laws passed in Nazi Germany limiting organizations that criticized
the regime.

The Israeli Right was furious about the teachings of Prof. Cassif.

The Likud party defended the nation-state law, explaining that it “is
based on the Israeli Declaration of Independence, and therefore this professor
the very creation of the state is racist.”

“Comparing the State of Israel to the most wicked regime in the history of
mankind is not only a disgusting display of anti-Israel propaganda, but
something more severe than Holocaust denial,” said CEO of right wing NGO Im
Tirtzu, Matan Peleg.

In response to the criticism surrounding the publication of his lesson, Cassif
stated that, “the purpose of a classroom is to hold discussions and I did
not prevent any of my students from speaking, therefore I will not give in to
the attempt to silence me and prevent an open and constructive

He also added that he stands behind his Israel-Nazi comparisons.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem responded by saying that Cassif’s
“discussion took place during the class ‘Fascism- past and present,’ and
it is unfortunate that certain students chose to record their professor when
not agreeing with his stance, instead of conducting an open discussion based on
facts and opinions.”

This is not the first time Cassif has been criticized for making Nazi
comparisons regarding Israel.

In late 2015, the Hebrew University professor called Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked
“neo-Nazi scum.”

In a similar occurrence Cassif took to social media last year, tweeting that
Facebook blocked him for making a Hitler reference as a reaction to a
pro-Netanyahu comment.

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