(17) Gaza 2009: Calls to Wipe the Palestinians Out (1) Holocaust terminology is the Problem - by Peter Myers, August 20, 2014 Thankfully, Left Jews like MJ Rosenberg, Max Blumenthal and Philip Weiss have exposed the Genocidal mentality of the Jewish Right.
But what explains it? How can the Jewish Right advocate Genocide of Palestinians, given the constant media bombardment about the Nazi Holocaust?
The key seems to be in one little word: the word "The". That little word facilitates a particularist interpretation.
The Jewish Right do not see it having a universal meaning about what people do each other - all people, any people, including themselves, with lessons for us all.
Instead, they mentally file the Nazi Holocaust under the heading "Anti-Semitism" - meaning, the millenia-long persecution of Jews by non-Jews. The lessons are all one-way, the re-education is for non-Jews, by Jews.
Norman Finklestein saw this semantic issue as key to the Holocaust Industry. That's why he refused to use the term "The Holocaust", but insisted on bundling the word "Holocaust" with some qualifier - eg "The Nazi Holocaust" - implying one among many.
Yochanan Gordon's article When Genocide is Permissible has been deleted from the 5 Towns Jewish Times
But the original webpage is still at the Internet Archive.