My answer by debbie_m (03/27/10)       ⇌ (Israel and the US)       

In a June 2007 article "Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust", Falk compared some Israeli policies with regard to the Palestinians to the Nazi Germany record of collective punishment. Identifying himself as a Jewish American, Falk stated that his use of the term "holocaust" "represents a rather desperate appeal to the governments of the world and to international public opinion to act urgently to prevent these current [Israeli] genocidal tendencies from culminating in a collective tragedy [for the Palestinians]". 

Falk also stated that "the comparison should not be viewed as literal, but...that a pattern of criminality associated with Israeli policies in Gaza has actually been supported by the leading democracies of the 21st century." [3]


Similarly my use of the term should not be used literally...the fact that Richard Falk. a respectable nd honourable human rights advocate finds his fellow jews behaviour towards Palestinians comparable to Nazi Germany record of collective punishment does say something...doesn't it, even though the comparison shouldn't be viewed literally...

Frankly, I don't really care. Israel has lost all legitimacy in the civilized world. Palestine has won the legitimacy war.

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