Israel and the Nazis

3 days later, Israeli leaders still conspicuously silent on Charlottesville

By Raphael Ahren

rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not only comment on Israeli politics and security affairs. In September 2014, for instance, he issued a statement mourning the death of American-Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. He also weighed in on Bruce Springsteen saying he wants to play a show in Israel, and, controversially, on US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall with Mexico

And when it comes to Jew hatred, Netanyahu is not usually reserved, often condemning anti-Semitic incidents that occur in the Muslim world or in Europe.

But three days after neo-Nazis marched in broad daylight through the streets waving swastika flags and chanting “Jews will not replace us,” the leader of the Jewish state had still not publicly commented on the matter as of Tuesday.