By invoking the Holocaust, Netanyahu undercut his own argument that the Iranian threat is not a Jewish issue but a global threat.
When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu waved copies of the 1944 exchange of letters between the World Jewish Congress and the Roosevelt State Department and said the United States rejected Jewish pleas to bomb Auschwitz, he was drawing a parallel between the Islamists who rule Iran and the Nazis who controlled Germany seven decades ago.
He wanted to leave no doubt about his willingness to attack Iranian nuclear facilities because he is convinced that country is building weapons to carry out its threat to wipe the Jewish state off the map, and he doesn’t care what anyone says.
By invoking the Holocaust, however, he was undercutting his own argument that the Iranian threat is not a Jewish issue but a global threat.
“My friends, 2012 is not 1944,
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