Author Naomi Wolf Once Again Compares Israelis to Nazis
Radical feminist author Naomi Wolf has again attacked Israel by invoking the Nazi Holocaust of six million Jews.
Writing on her Facebook page, Wolf linked a video which allegedly shows “settlers, protected by Israeli police, singing and dancing in provocation.” The individuals in the video are not identified and nor is there anything to indicate that the footage was shot at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, as Wolf claims. While Israeli police barriers are visible, no police officers are seen in the video.
“It is one if the most disgusting and demeaning things I have ever seen in my life,” Wolf wrote. “The expressions of gloating and sadism exactly the same as those of Nazis cutting off the beards of Jews. I am sorry, sorry, sorry.”
No Palestinians appear in the video. The only audio consists of singing and dancing; none of those filmed address the camera or express any racist sentiments.
Wolf has been a consistent demonizer of Israel. During Operation Protective Edge over the summer, she caused outrage by writing, again on her Facebook page, “I mourn genocide in Gaza because I am the granddaughter of a family half wiped out in a holocaust (sic) and I know genocide when I see it. People are asking why I am taking this ‘side’. There are no sides. I mourn all victims. But every law of war and international law is being broken in the targeting of civilians in Gaza. I stand with the people of Gaza exactly because things might have turned out differently if more people had stood with the Jews in Germany. I stand with the people of Gaza because no one stood with us. I went to synagogue last Friday night and had to leave because I kept waiting for the massacre of Gaza to be addressed. ..nothing. where is god?”
Anti-Zionist propagandists regularly defame Israel by comparing its actions with those of the Nazis or with other offenders, such as the former apartheid regime in South Africa or the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.