"Gaza = Auschwitz"

Holocaust inversion—the claim that Israelis are the new Nazis and Palestinians the new Jews—has come to the American university campus.
A woman demonstrating against Israeli action in Gaza outside of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
A woman demonstrating against Israeli action in Gaza outside of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
Observation
Aug. 26 2014
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Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Koret distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


Five years ago, during an earlier Israeli operation in Gaza, the British novelist Howard Jacobson explained why “call[ing] the Israelis Nazis and liken[ing] Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto” goes far beyond mere “criticism” of Israel:

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