Nazisympatier i det israelske militær
Hvor i Mellemøsten kan man forvente at finde direkte nazisympatier og galopperende antisemitisme, f.eks. i militæret?
Vel, da nazisterne betragtede alle regionens indbyggere som Untermenschen ville man vel ikke forvente at finde dem nogen steder.
Men det sted, hvor man rent faktisk finder disse tendenser er Israel, skriver landets største avis Yedioth Ahronoth:
Soldiers in an IDF base drew swastikas and yelled 'Heil Hitler', hurting a soldier who had emigrated from France to Israel in order to escape anti-Semitism. The affair was exposed after the soldier, age 21, submitted a suit to the Ministry of Defense.Man skal høre meget, før ørerne falder af. Men det israelske militær har vel brug for bøllerne til at gøre det beskidte arbejde i de besatte områder - så pyt med lidt antisemitisme og nazisympatier.
According to the soldier, he decided to move to Israel from France after suffering years of anti-Semitism in the country. Last August, he enlisted in the IDF and was sent to the 'Mihveh Alon' base, where new recruits receive intensive Hebrew courses, in addition to undergoing basic training.
"While on base, I witnessed appalling and scary incidents, carried out by a group of Russian immigrants who behaved like neo-Nazis. They would draw swastikas, do the fascist salute, and yell 'Heil Hitler'.
"This behavior brought back the fear I had felt as a Jew in France, and reminded me of the anti-Semitism I had left behind – anti-Semitism to which I had not expected to be exposed in Israel, and specifically in the military," said the soldier.
Link til artiklen i Yedioth Ahronoth (via Sabbah).