I have heard quite a few people say that it is “unacceptable” to compare the the Israeli movement (and the political parties) that are advocating for the massacres in Gaza to how Nazism created Holocaust. Well, here you have some of the reasons why I think the comparison not only is a good one - but also necessary. All these articles have been written during or in the days/weeks before the war in Gaza began.
Certainly, Holocaust was a huge historical event and not many historical events have been bigger than it (although people need to remember that both Stalin and Mao killed more people than Hitler ever did). And somehow, Holocaust’s status prevents people from doing comparisons between Holocaust and other genocides/wars/conflicts in the world. And true, Holocaust was an extreme genocide, even among genocides. Still, when even Israeli politicians and journalist(s) are saying that Gaza might be facing a Holocaust (and even advocates for a genocide), I think it is necessary to make such a shocking comparison. Israel needs to understand that they can’t keep on reducing Gaza to rubble and then blame Hamas for everything. Israel needs to understand that even though the Jews suffered during Holocaust, they are not entitled to reproduce Holocaust (or anything like it).
More and more people are standing up against what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. And before the war turns into yet an other genocide, I think we all have the moral obligation to do whatever we can to prevent it from happening. Even if that means making shocking comparisons between the past and the present.