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IDF general challenges Netanyahu’s suffocating Holocaust analogies

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Published: 7 May 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

IDF Deputy Chief likens 'revolting trends' in Israeli society to pre-Holocaust Germany – Gili Cohen & Barak Ravid – Haaretz 04.05.16
'On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we ought to discuss our ability to uproot the seeds of intolerance, violence, self-destruction and moral deterioration,' says Maj. Gen. Yair Golan. But he clarified not comparing IDF and Israel to Nazis.

The IDF general who challenged Netanyahu’s suffocating Holocaust analogies – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 06.05.16
‘By pointing to intolerant trends in Israeli society, the deputy army commander deviated from the accepted script of Jews as eternal victims... Netanyahu is the last person on earth who can object to comparisons between the Holocaust and the present because they are his number one rhetorical weapon of choice.’

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