Holocaust remembrance is a boon for Israeli propaganda, said Gideon Levy. This statement is well on target. Israel propaganda is to deflect the internal Israeli problems, her nuclear bombs and her savage treatment of people in Gaza away from her self and to paint Iranians and Arabs as focus of the international attention.
Gideon Levy (Ha'aretz 1/27/2010) recently wrote:
"How beautiful it would have been if on this international day of remembrance Israel had taken the time to examine itself, look inward and ask, for example, how it is that anti-Semitism has reared its head in the world precisely in the past year, the year after we dropped white-phosphorous bombs on Gaza. How beautiful it would have been if on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu had declared a new policy for integrating refugees instead of expulsion, or lifted the Gaza blockade.
A thousand speeches against anti-Semitism will not extinguish the flames ignited by Operation Cast Lead, flames that threaten not only Israel but the entire Jewish world. As long as Gaza is under blockade and Israel sinks into its institutionalized xenophobia, Holocaust speeches will remain hollow. As long as evil is rampant here at home, neither the world nor we will be able to accept our preaching to others, even if they deserve it."
Iranian people are able to manage their own affairs. Israel should use Holocaust remembrance and start helping people of Gaza.