On February 17, 2022, Jordan's former information and culture minister, Saleh Al-Qallab, published in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Shar Al-Awsat an article titled "What Bennett Has Failed to Learn from Jewish History." The article is unusual in acknowledging every aspect of the Holocaust, but subsequently it claims that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is subjecting the Palestinians to "the same horrific methods that Hitler's Germans employed against the Jews." Al-Qallab writes at length about the Holocaust and the millions of Jews exterminated by the Nazis "just for being Jewish," and states that the Nazi era was one of the darkest periods in history and that no people suffered more than "the good Jewish people" who "were led to the slaughter and executed not by the thousands but by the millions." He also noted that the trial of Adolf Eichmann was not an ordinary trial but one that presented the criminal Nazi history.
The article goes on to state that Israeli Prime Minister Bennett has started "pouring his wrath on the Palestinians just like the Nazis poured their wrath on his Jewish forefathers," and calls on him to "remember he is a Jew" and refrain from treating the Palestinians like the Nazis treated the Jews. He urges the Israelis, especially the Jews among them, to come out against Bennett's actions against the Palestinians, who are "the rightful owners of everything in this historic homeland."
Saleh Al-Qallab (Source: Noossocial.com)
The following are translated excerpts from his article:
"No people suffered from massacres and physical extermination like the Jews did under Hitler during the Nazi era. For the German [Third] Reich, as everyone knows, invested every effort in exterminating what it regarded as the 'Jewish enemy,' and the number of people exterminated reached not hundreds of thousands but rather millions. Adolf Eichmann himself admitted to some of this in his famous trial in Jerusalem. He claimed that his memory was weak, in an attempt to evade [responsibility] for the atrocities he had committed, which are evidenced by historical documents. He admitted to his crime of exterminating and butchering millions of Jews in a murderous and barbaric manner, just for being Jews, who continued to be persecuted in many European countries.
"The reason I have presented this concise review [of the Holocaust] – the facts of which fill many large tomes that can be found on library shelves, not only in Jerusalem but also in many European countries, especially in Germany… – is that, sadly, there are Germans and Europeans who have started to ignore this issue and look away from it in an attempt to avoid acknowledging these facts and historical data…
"Some believe that, with time, these crimes will be completely forgotten. But the [real] problem is that some people have begun to manipulate these facts and historical data and to reverse them. One of these people is Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a Jew who is supposed to know that the criminal Nazi murderers exterminated his people and killed millions of them just for being Jewish. The minute he became Israel's prime minister, he began ignoring all this and behaving as though he is not a Jew and has no connection to this terrible and blood-soaked past and no connection to his people who were exterminated by Hitler in the Nazi era, which was one of the most horrific eras in history.
"The problem is that Naftali Bennet… has apparently forgotten and is no longer acknowledging these terrible massacres that were committed against the Jews in the Nazi era, in the period of Adolf Hitler and his followers and in the era of the criminal Adolf Eichmann, whom the Israelis [later] kidnapped – and for good reason, as far as they are concerned – when he was [living in] Argentina under a different identity. He was hanged in Jerusalem on the night of May 31, 1962; his body was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Mediterranean outside what is considered Israel's territorial waters! It's a known fact that the trail of this Nazi criminal was not an ordinary trial, but was a showcase for the blood-soaked and criminal history [of the Nazi period]. One of the actual witnesses to the terrible Nazi crimes and massacres said that the Nazis' victims, vast numbers of them, were forced to stand in straight lines, shoulder to shoulder, and stay that way, holding hands, until they dropped dead.
"My purpose in [presenting] all this [information], which is documented in many thick tomes, is to show that there are Israeli Jews who ignore all these historical facts. Moreover, after they attained the most senior positions, some of them, including the present prime minister, Naftali Bennett, ignored these horrific, bitter and blood-soaked historical facts and started harming the Palestinian people. These facts are known, and many Jews and Israelis, who have read the history of the Nazis in a clear-eyed and direct manner, have started to condemn them and renounce them.
"Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett should have remembered all this, instead of pouring his wrath on the Palestinians just like the Nazis poured their wrath on his Jewish forefathers and threw them in prisons and detention camps. He should remember this past and avoid treating the Palestinian people – the indigenous people [of the land] – the way Hitler and the Nazi criminals treated the good Jewish people, who suffered like no people had ever suffered before them, and were led to the slaughter not in thousands but in the millions. An Israeli prime minister is supposed to remember this well. The Jews, who are surely aware of this terrible history of the Jews who were led to the slaughter and executed not only by the thousand but by the millions, [just] for being Jews, must not treat the Palestinians – the [indigenous] inhabitants of the country and the land – the way Hitler and the Nazis treated them… Naftali Bennet, Israel's prime minister, must remember he is a Jew before doing everything he is doing to the original inhabitants of Jerusalem and to all the Palestinian people… and must refrain from subjecting the Palestinians to the same horrific methods that Hitler's Germans employed against the Jews, [seeing them] not as human beings and citizens but as [creatures] to be exterminated using terrorist Nazi methods, just for being Jewish.
"Therefore, the Israelis – especially the Jewish ones – must come out against the actions of Naftali Bennett, who, despite all this terrible and criminal history of massacre, disasters and burning suffered by the Jews, is doing all these things to the Palestinian people, the rightful owners of the land and of everything within this historical homeland, which is their only homeland."