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20 Parallels of Zionism with Nazism | 15.01.2009 13:38 | Sheffield | World

20 Parallels of Zionism with Nazism

“This attack is the final Israeli push to extinguish a Palestinian state and crush or expel the Palestinian people. The images of dead Palestinian children, lined up as if asleep on the floor of the main hospital in Gaza, are a metaphor for the future. Israel will, from now on, speak to the Palestinians in the language of death. And the language of death is all the Palestinians will be able to speak back. The slaughter—let’s stop pretending this is a war—is empowering an array of radical Islamists inside and outside of Gaza. It is ominously demolishing the shaky foundations of the corrupt secular Arab regimes on Israel’s borders, from Egypt to Jordan to Syria to Lebanon. It is about creating a new Middle East, one ruled by enraged Islamic radicals.”

- Chris Hedges, The Language of Death

1) both based on supposed purity of blood.

2) both based on supposedly reuniting some religioethnic diaspora under one expansive state.

3) both attempting to revive some supposedly “glorious ancient kingdom” — a “glorious ancient Teutonic kingdom” for the NAZIs; a “glorious ancient Judaic kingdom” for the Nationalist Zionists.

4) both established a state that was culturally, legally, economically and religiously based to exclusively benefit one ethnic/racial group.

5) both based on violent racist exclusion and a highly intricate complex of racial exclusion laws (like Israel’s racial ‘Nuremberg laws’).

6) both based on creating a founding mythology — like, for Zionist Jews, “a land without a people”

7) both invented their own race: Aryans, by the NAZIs; Jews, constructed as a unique/genetic race, by the Nationalist Zionists.

8) both based on eliminating some other unwanted and supposedly inferior races — ethnic cleansing — and, in the case of Zionism, removing those unwanted people who supposedly didn’t exist.

9) both engaged in collective punishment and widespread torture (even inventing new sadistic torture methods),

10) both engaged in the mass imprisonment — without trials — of unwanted populations/races.

11) both enclosed unwanted races in walled-in ghettos and concentration camps — only the Nationalist Zionists made the walls many times higher and the concentration camps many times larger (like Gaza, in effect the world’s largest open-air prison/concentration camp).

12) both tried out new weapons on civilian populations (and Israel has engaged in the internationally illegal use of anti-personal weapons of mass destruction, like the widespread use of cluster bombs, on civilian populations).

13) both sought to erase existing countries — like the Nazis wanting to wipe Poland off the map and parts of other countries; the Nationialist Zionists wanting to wipe Palestine off the map and parts of other countries.

14) both used pseudo-archeology to claim that it had exclusive right to the land.

15) the Nazis obsessed about “too many Jews” in Germany; Nationalist Zionists/Israel obsesses about “too many Palestinians” and the re-emergence of a Palestinian majority in historic Palestine (once an overhwhelmingly Arab land).

16) both were violently and militarily expansionist.

17) both engaged in blitzkrieg fighter aircraft and tank warfare against civilian populations and civilian targets.

1 8) Nationalist Zionist Israeli Jews even studied the original NAZI methods for urban warfare and clearing Palestinians out of their ghettos. Exclaimed one Israeli commander, “Let’s be Judeo-Nazis!” (Reference: — the website for Israeli Refuniks in the “Occupied Territories”; see “Letter to American Jews”; “The Nazification of Israel” — both online.)

19) both claimed to be based on “God’s will”.

20) and, finally (for Israel’s ‘final solution’), most recently (Feb 29, 2008), Israeli deputy defence minister threatens a “Holocaust” for the Palestinians.

The war on Gaza continues into its seventeenth night. I find myself longing for the day when I don't feel I have an obligation to tell this story anymore. Life seems to have been put on hold; at work, at home, as I eat, as I write, I feel like I am just waiting for this to end, so that maybe I can allow myself to go out again, or just to sleep. It's such a selfish thought to have when in Gaza, they're also waiting for this to end but only so that they can maybe go back to living without the fear of death arriving before the next breath.

But it won't end. Even if this particularly bloody episode finishes sometime soon, it will remain a chapter in the long book of Israeli injustice and oppression that every Palestinian has learned by heart. The number of Palestinians killed in the Gaza prison since this slaughter began has exceeded 900, but very few will remember or care in a few months time, least of all Israelis. It is why they can't fathom the reason Palestinians continue to fight. Israelis are so ingrained in their own historic victimhood that, even as they use the full might of their first world army against the imprisoned, malnourished and impoverished refugee population of Gaza, they cannot accept the defining role their own aggression against the Palestinian people has played in reaching this point.

Palestinian suffering comes into focus whenever Israel goes on a large-scale rampage. But as my cousin reminded me from Gaza last night, the suffering is always there, it has just become accepted by those who do not experience it on a continuous basis. Before this massacre, the people of Gaza were barely living due to the crippling siege that had closed off the land, sea and air, that had blocked the entry of raw materials and supplies, of food and medicines, and that had led 97% of businesses in Gaza to close.
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Mods, this article should be hidden immediately!

15.01.2009 16:24

How can you allow such Nazi filth to stay up on your website? Besides being full of lies and inaccuracies it is the lowest form of antisemitism.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.


no thanks

15.01.2009 16:38

get this shit off indymedia



15.01.2009 16:46

'ank' is a well known zionist, who the fuck is 'anarchist'?

justify why this should be removed when it is the truth?


Source of the "20 points"

15.01.2009 16:58

A comment on LA IMC:

by 20 parallels of Zionism with Nazism Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2008 at 3:07 PM

A comment on NYC IMC:

Mar 05, 2008 06:10PM EST

And a blog post:

March 5, 2008 by projectsheffield



jackslucid is a well known anti-semite

15.01.2009 18:57

Why was this comment removed? Surely Indymedia admin don't condone this behaviour or do they?

Simply stating the truth. Jacklucid is a known anti-semite who spends all day looking for ways to fit his vile bile into any postings and using the situation in Gazza to spew his hatred for Jews and to express his warped personality.


Israel has become a Nazi state

15.01.2009 19:38

There is no other parallel for this level of murderous violence towards civilians, medics and international aid agencies. Maybe Pol Pots Cambodia compares but it is no longer appropriate to call Israel an apartheid state because apratheid South Africa was saintly compared to Israels acts today.

I have always supported the right of Israel to exist, but no longer. This state has to be abolished and returned to it's true owners. The state of Israel is the most shameful, bestial state in the world today bar none and we really do have to look back to the Nazis for comparisons.


no we don't

15.01.2009 19:57

no we don't have to make parallels with Nazism - why can't we just say all the shit that happens, whether laws, army actions or whatever, and how bad it is? Why do we need to say, "ooh, they're just like the devil" (or whatever) every time?

And there are reasons why not, in that you play into the hands of all the anti-semitic shit that's flying around on solidarity rallies and the like. It doesn't help understanding, both of the shit now in Israel, and the shit then in Nazi Germany.

old chestnut

anti-semitic shit

15.01.2009 20:15

Anti-semite meaning solely anti-Jewish is a Nazi term that the Jews adopted. In truth the arabs are also semites so the most anti-semitic nation on earth is currently Israel.

Pseudo-anarchists who refuse to act now against the Nazi state of Israel are worse than the BNP who are gleefully rubbing their hands.


yes @narchist, your so smart ...

15.01.2009 21:24

... that old canard rises again (yawn).

Explain to me oh genius '@narchist' what is a semite and what is an anti-semite?

Daniel is correct ih his appraisal of the real meaning of the words ... I love my semite brothers and sisters, it is khazah imposter zionists and talmuldic supremacists that I hate.

If you cannot work out that both philosophies (!?!) are based on exclusion and selfishness - what some might call racism and xenophobic pychosis - then you are either slow witted or stirring it.

And as for the rest of your lame conclusions ... well you do about as well as that regrev slimeball every time he opens his mouth ... it's a propagander disaster.

Why are you here again?


provocative, but not anti-Semitic, I think

15.01.2009 21:26

This is certainly a provocative article, but I don't think there is anything with that.

Calls for censorship as if Israel is beyond criticism just fuel anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Could it even be that the people supposedly calling for this article to be suppressed are actually anti-Semitic trolls?

It is fine to criticize Israel; all states are oppressive.

It is fine to criticize Judaism; all religions are based on bigoted dogma.

It is fine to criticize Zionism; all nationalistic ideologies increase jingoism and hatred.

It is NOT fine to criticize Jews as a group; there are good and bad just as with any group of people, and stereotyping is bad.

It's obvious why the comparisons are always to the Nazis: because of the oppression the Jews faced under the Nazis. It's the classic case of the bullied child becoming the bully themselves, and that is the irony that is being pointed out.

I would appreciate a point-by-point rebuttal of the comparisons made in this posting by anyone who thinks they are wrong.


Jewish MP compares IDF to Nazis

15.01.2009 23:14

"My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town, a German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The current Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.
On Sky News a few days ago, the spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians. The total is now 1,000. She replied instantly that '500 of them were militants'. That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants." - Gerald Kaufmann


Gaza: Against War and Warmongers:

16.01.2009 08:47

Indeed aka the blog of underclassrising who are and at this moment in time we like to go under the name of underclass rising who are a mixed bunch, between us we represent most of the various 'flavours' of anarchism; class war, anarcho-syndicalists, eco-anarchists, marxist- autonomists, stirnerites, tolstoyans, mutual-aiders, punks, etc. we meet for drinks, parties, walks, discussion (OK, fights) and activism on a (sometimes) regular basis.We don't think that a website is ever going to change the world and we'd encourage anyone living in south yorkshire to get off their arse and get physically involved in anarchist politics.send us an email wordwarfreeatrisedotnet for more,otherwise we will see you on the streets. read more about underclass rising and this project at .

We have re-published the artical at this time due to ongoing events and we stand by it and what it states, here is a collective statement from various anarchist ..

One thing is absolutely clear about the current situation in Gaza: the Israeli state is committing atrocities which must end immediately.

With hundreds dead and thousands wounded, it has become increasingly clear that the aim of the military operation, which has been in the planning stages since the signing of the original ceasefire in June, is to break Hamas completely.

The attack follows the crippling blockade throughout the supposed ‘ceasefire’, which has destroyed the livelihoods of Gazans, ruined the civilian infrastructure and created a humanitarian disaster which anyone with an ounce of humanity would seek an end to.

In the name of ‘national unity’ the Israeli state bangs the war drums and whips up a frenzy of nationalist fervour to send its conscripted youth off to murder for the state. Simultaneously, in the name of ‘the national interest’ it opposes action by Israeli workers to improve their living conditions, such as the Ashod port workers strike in 2007 and the Tel Aviv airport workers wildcat in 2008. It is clear that the Israeli state represents the interests of the Israeli ruling class, whose sons and daughters are far less likely to be marched off to kill and be killed in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon…

In the name of ‘national unity’, and as the bombs rain down on Gaza, the Hamas leadership are calling from their bunkers for Palestinians to make martyrs of themselves. While in the name of ‘national interest’ they repress workers - seizing union offices, kidnapping prominent trade unionists, and breaking strikes - and summarily execute those who fall foul of their hardline Islamist views. The secular nationalists are no better; the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades attacked the Palestine Workers Radio for “stoking internal conflicts.” Clearly a free Palestine cannot be run by these groups, who are acting like every government does in a time of war - repressing dissent, beating the war drums and calling for blood sacrifices.

Behind this conflict looms Western imperialism. The US in particular are protecting Israel’s actions from UN sanction long enough to see if they can damage Hamas.

But if Israel’s actions in Gaza become a liability, the US will about-turn and reign Israel in, like they did during the 2006 attack on Lebanon. But it’s not just the US - components made right here in Bristol by Raytheon corporation are being used to bombard Gaza at this very minute. And here too, the state represses anti-war activists demanding ‘our’ weapons factory to be shut down. (see

What sense does it make for British workers to produce weapons used by Israeli workers to kill Palestinian workers? It is so that Western capitalists can profit from the fight between the Israeli state and assorted Islamist gangsters over who gets to oppress and exploit the population of Gaza. Profit and power are behind this latest bloodshed.

This is not to say there is a symmetrical situation - Israel is in control and could stop the onslaught at will, Hamas is much weaker. However, our enemy’s enemy is not our friend. Opposition to Israeli barbarism cannot mean support for Hamas or their rivals, any more than opposition to the Iraq war meant supporting Saddam Hussein.

We must be internationalists, opposing the idea that the rulers and ruled within a nation have any interests in common. Therefore, we must reject Palestinian nationalism just as we reject Israeli nationalism (Zionism) and US imperialism. Ethnicity does not grant “rights” to lands, which require the state to enforce them. Therefore, against the divisions and false choices set up by nationalism, we fully support the ordinary inhabitants of Gaza and Israel against state warfare – not because of their nationality, ethnicity, or religion, but simply because they’re real living, feeling, thinking, suffering, struggling human beings.

The only real solution is one which is collective, based on the fact that as workers, globally, we ultimately have nothing but our ability to work for others, and everything to gain in ending this system – capitalism – and the states and wars it needs. That this seems like a “difficult” solution does not stop it from being the right one. Any “solution” that means endless cycles of conflict, which is what nationalism represents, is no solution at all. And if that is the case, the fact that it is “easier” is irrelevant. There are sectors of Palestinian society which are not dominated by the would-be rulers – protests organised by village committees in the West Bank for instance. These deserve our support. As do those in Israel who refuse to fight, and who resist the war. But not the groups who call on Palestinians to be slaughtered on their behalf by one of the most advanced armies in the world, and who wilfully attack civilians on the other side of the border.

For solidarity with the civilian population of the region, because whoever wins the war, the working class pay the price in broken bodies and shattered lives.

“I have no country to fight for, my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world... I am not a capitalist soldier, I am a proletarian revolutionist.

I do not belong to the army of the plutocracy but to the irregular army of the people. I refuse to obey any command to fight from the ruling class, but I will not wait to be commanded to fight for the working class. I am opposed to every war but one. I am for that war heart and soul, and that is the world-wide war of the social revolution. In that war I am prepared to fight in any way the ruling class may make it necessary even to the barricades.”

Eugene V.Debs, September 11, 1915
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like some zionists, he's just *posing* as an "anarchist":

22.01.2009 16:06

no thanks
15.01.2009 16:38 :
"get this shit off indymedia"


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