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December 30, 2015 8:20 pm

Argentinian Author Compares Palestinian Terrorists Who Killed His Israeli Brother to Nazis

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Marcelo Birmajer, a famous Argentinian author, level sharp criticism at Palestinian terrorists carrying out attacks against Israelis. Photo: Wikipedia.

Argentinian author Marcelo Birmajer, whose brother, Reuben, was killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack. Photo: Wikipedia.

Renowned Argentinian author Marcelo Birmajer leveled sharp criticism at the Palestinians carrying out terrorist attacks against Israelis, the Israeli news site nrg reported on Wednesday.

Birmajer, whose brother Rabbi Eduardo (Reuben) Birmajer was murdered in a Palestinian stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate last week, said his sibling’s killers were no different from the Nazis who had murdered his grandfather’s family in Europe.

Birmajer made his comments at a memorial service for his brother, held at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and attended by diplomats and leaders of the country’s Jewish community.

At the ceremony, Birmajer commented on his filial relationship. “You weren’t the brother of a famous author. Instead, I’ve always said, I’m the brother of a rabbi.”

He went on: “There’s no territorial conflict or political problem. We haven’t done anything bad in the land of Israel. To the contrary, we built the best state in the world. Israel is the most extraordinary state in the world, the most humane, educated, liberal state, the state which has the most respect for its minorities. [Israel] is the best thing that happened in the 20th century.”

He added that the hatred directed at Israel by Palestinian terrorists stems from the values Israel upholds and embodies, which are at absolute odds with those of Islamist extremists.

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  • May the memory of Rabbi Eduardo (Reuben) be a blessing to his beloved family and friends. He will be in our hearts forever. Shavua Tov and many blessings

  • dante

    we send our condolences to the great author on his horrible loss, the loss of Israel and the Jewish People, a loss to decent people everywhere.

    we thank Marcelo for the brave words offered in support of Israel; in these times, when truth and decency are largely concealed, when jihadists and others who openly proclaim their genocidal goals are celebrated by marxists, liberals, socialists, feminists, mainstream Protestant denominations, huge segments of the Muslim population, etc., it takes courage to utter the truth.

    Heaven comfort Marcelo and his family and Israel and the Jewish People and all people of good will.