May 03, 2007

Reviving Hitler's "Big Lie" to Vilify the Jewish State

From Reviving Hitler's "Big Lie" to Vilify the Jewish State:

"If today's Arab anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish propaganda strongly resembles that of the Third Reich, there is a good reason." So writes an associate of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Joel Fishman, in "The Big Lie and the Media War Against Israel" (Jewish Political Studies Review, Spring 2007), an insightful new piece of historical research. Fishman begins by noting today's topsy-turvy situation: Because Israel defends its citizens against terrorism, conventional warfare, and weapons of mass destruction, it is perceived as a dangerous predator. How did such an insane inversion of reality - the Middle East's only fully free and democratic country being seen as the leading global menace - come to be?