Tag Archives: Warsaw Ghetto

Gaza & the Warsaw Ghetto

From the YouTube video description: George Galloway condemns the “pathetic” “puppet” Arab leaders and compares the “ineffectual” but essential Palestinian resistance in Gaza to the Jewish resistance against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

“The Palestinians have a choice of dying quietly of hunger and disease on their knees, or deciding to die noisily on their feet. It’s an age-old dilemma, and it was faced most comparably by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, who were locked up in a ghetto by the Nazi occupiers of Poland and were systematically starved to death…”

The photos in the video show the current 2009 Israeli bombardment of Gaza alongside photos of Jewish civilians and Nazi soldiers in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.The audio is an excerpt from George Galloway’s talkshow on Talksport Radio, recorded 2 January 2009.

Update: Related to the above, veteran Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman speaking out last week in a debate about the conflict in Gaza.

Sir Gerald, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

He went on to accuse the Israeli government of seeking “conquest” and added: “They are not simply war criminals, they are fools.”

34 Comments

Filed under Israel-Palestine