9 thoughts on “Gaza, Genocide and Holocaust Exceptionalism – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. A group subjected to genocide at the hands of a first set of genocide perpetrators (e.g., Nazis) can later form a second set of genocide perpetrators (e.g., Zionists) just as evil as the first set of genocide perpetrators.

    Belief in the impossibility of perpetration of genocide by Zionists is a belief in the racial superiority of Zionists because Zionists are so much better than the rest of the human race that perpetration of genocide is impossible for Zionists.

  2. I have been reading your excellent and informative articles for many years now. That is the main reason none of the developments Middle East come as a surprise … none. Unfortunately fascism in Western nations was dormant and has come alive after the 9/11 attacks. Feeding on endemic racism in European and colonial culture and religion in general. Quite functional of Israel and Netanyahu to equate Palestinian resistance with Al Qaeda terror. The funding of Islamophobia worked effectively as propaganda took hold. This proces is irreversible until a devastating, major war breaks out. All elements are in place, the IP conflict is not a local issue.

  3. The first genocide of the 20th Century was of the Herero and Nama peoples of Namibia by the German colonists. This should not be forgotten

  4. Richard
    Thanks for this piece, especially the first third. It captures with eloquence how I understand the Holocaust and its place in Jewish and human history.

    best jeff

  5. Hell is breaking loose 🔥🔥

    First wave of drones launched by Iran to clutter defense systems … by impact cruise missiles and ballistic missiles will strike Israel …

    Iran has launched dozens of drones at Israel; IDF says it aims to intercept them in hours | TOI |

    1. Joe Biden sees opportunity to establish an ad hoc anti-Iran military coalition … downing drones and missiles in defense of the genocidal coalition of Netanyahu of Israel. The states giving support were named as the UK – France – Germany and for its own territory Jordan. I would not be surprised of too The Netherlands gave some support, perhaps just as a liaison officer in the CENTCOM Operations HQ.

  6. The term genocide is controversial and empirical and philosophical. How can one compare horrors and ultimately define genocide as something we agree on formally?People have their opinions. I don’t believe that anyone of sound mind can deny that the Holocaust was a genocide. I believe the Holocaust is one of many genocides, genocides variously defined.The Holocaust, Hitler’s, was exceptional in its character (organization, immensity, depravity). This genocide was not only about the Jewish people, European Jews, though mostly, but others taken up into it as well. This horrific event rightfully also belongs to the whole world, especially the West, to ingest ,to not forget. And as well we deal with the repercussions, reverberations still as with Gaza. There would not be an Israel without the Holocaust many have said. But “never again” is not only for traumatized, militarized Israelis to define and manage. We are back to the question of why Palestinians are paying?

  7. Your list of genocides is important but there is a notable omission: the Roma genocide which was concurrent with the Jewish holocaust. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust says that “between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti people were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators,” but research cited by Ian Hancock has put the death toll at about 1.5 million out of a population of maybe two million.

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