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Monday, 12 July 2010

Israeli Judge Ben-Itto 'We must learn from the Nazis'

The comments of retired judge Hadassa Ben-Itto, reported in Israeli daily Yediot Aharanot, really don't need any comment.

Tony Greenstein

Israeli judge: Learn from Nazis

Retired Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto says as part of PR war, Israel should adopt tactics used to distribute Protocols of Elders of Zion

Modi Kreitman

"We must learn from the Nazi tactics," Retired Israeli judge Hadassa Ben-Itto said recently during a conference discussing ways to improve the State of Israel's PR efforts in the world.

The meeting, which was held last week in the English capital, was attended by some 150 senior Jewish legal experts.

Ben-Itto said during the conference that Israel should adopt the tactics used by the Nazis after they distributed the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: Refusing to reach a compromise and continuing their battle in the courts although they had no proof of the protocols.

"I thought about it, about our 'hasbara', and nothing is working because our story is complicated and the world is used to a sound bite," she explained.

"I have reached the conclusion that we must use these tactics in courts worldwide, just like the Nazis – with all distinctions – used the courts to spread their message."


Anonymous said...

So does that mean that Israeli judges can screech at the top of their lungs while in court like Roland Freisler? Or does that mean that Israeli government officials are planning to flee to Argentina when it's all over?

- Strelnikov

Tony Greenstein said...

It means what I said it means, as Humpty Dumpty said, I decide who is the master!

Comparison with Freisler is a good one though.