At Kristallnacht Memorial in Amsterdam, Arab Knesset Member Compares Israelis to Nazis
JNS.org – Arab Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi (Joint Arab List), who has a well-documented history of anti-Israel rhetoric, on Sunday compared Israeli government policies to those exercised by the Nazis in the 1930s.
Zoabi was speaking in Amsterdam as part of an alternative ceremony organized by pro-Palestinian and Jewish left-wing activists marking Kristallnacht, the 1938 “Night of Broken Glass,” during which a series of deadly riots killed at least 91 Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria, and left thousands of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues in ruins.
“In Kristallnacht, thousands of businesses and hundreds of synagogues were burned. It seems that most Germans kept quiet. Today, when churches and Palestinian homes are burned, when people are burned alive, the majority of Israelis remain quiet,” Zoabi told a small crowd gathered next to Amsterdam’s Kristallnacht memorial.
Zoabi said last month that Israel “has an army that hunts down Palestinian youths and kills them.” In June 2014, when three Israeli teens were missing and believed to be held hostage by Palestinian terrorists, she said the perpetrators should not be called “terrorists.” She also accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.