Yediot Aharonot, 15 July 1991
(translated by Prof. Israel Shahak)
Of all the characters here who try to draw the public attention, the most obnoxious character is the madman dressed in a suit. He looks like a normal person. His beard is not wildly cut. He does not drool at mouth. He looks so normal that instead of hospitalizing him in a closed ward, people print his thoughts in a paper.
The followlng is the case which I bring as an example: In the latest issue of "Nekuda", the paper of the religious settlers in the Territories, there is an article which appears in a scientific cloak. The writer Meir Siedler, is, according to the paper, "a PhD student of Jewish philosophy at (the religious) Bar Ilan University". And this is the headline which the learned paper gave to the learned article: "The Arabs today are much worse than the Germans were during the Nazi period". A subtitle clarifies the idea: "All the Arabs, as a whole, are today morally inferior to the Germans as they were during the Holocaust. If they could only manage to do so, they would exterminate all of us, without any guilt feelings afterwards and without complications or any guilt feelings in the second generation, as many Germans feel today".
Did you understand. that: Any way you look at this comparison it is nauseating. If you look at it from the German point of view, it constitutes the first Israeli contribution, albeit a modest one, to denying the Holocaust. All these years they have been teaching us that the Holocaust was a unique phenomenon in the world history. And now it turns out that not only does the Holocaust not stand alone, but it is not even in the first row: there are much worse persons than the German Nazis.
It is no less sickening from the Arab point of view. How does the philosopher from "Nekuda" know that after the Arabs will exterminate all of us, some of them will not have guilt feelings? He does not know. He only knows that "The whole Arab culture is a culture of terror and fear, both outwardly and inwardly, a culture wholly based on hatred, a culture which is wholly evil. And with such a culture we must never compromise".
So much "culture" in one sentence: that is exactly how the Nazis used to write about Jewish culture. In order to make the message clear, the paper illustrated the article with a photograph of a corpse. and added the words: "If these are the methods with which they deal with their own people, then just imagine".