Disturbing parallels between the Warsaw Ghetto and Gaza

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Sun, Jan 4th, 2009 08:07 by capnasty NEWS

The similarities between the Jews trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi regime and the situation the Palestinian people find themselves currently while Israeli military action takes place in Gaza did not go unnoticed to Arab News.

It was then that I started to contemplate perhaps more fully the plight of the Palestinians today and the parallels in the history of the Jews that led to their mass exodus from their own countries to immigrate to the land that was at the time known as Palestine.

The Warsaw Ghetto during the Jewish Holocaust holds special significance to the European Jews. It was a place of oppression and the pathway to the ultimate death of thousands of their population that has become symbolic with their struggle for recognition. Yet what they are failing to acknowledge as their descendants press forward with their own brand of Jewish and Zionist idealism is the parallel set of conditions that they are now imposing on the Arab people of Palestine.

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