Israeli peace group Gush Shalom make a good point:
Gush Shalom considers lodging a libel suit against Minister Avigdor Lieberman, for the “capo” comparison.
“The fact that such a person is a government minister is badge of infamy and danger to democracy”
Gush Shalom, the Israeli Peace Bloc, considers lodging a libel suit against Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who in an interview to the First Channel TV attacked the movement’s members (as well as those of “Yesh Gvul”) and called them “Nazi Capos”.
Gush Shalom immediately checked the matter with its legal advisers. “There can be little doubt that such words constitute libel of the most severe and malignant form – not to mention the desecration of the Holocaust victims’ memory – and Liberman would find it difficult to defend such words at a court of law. What makes is worse is that these things were said by a man who built his whole career on acerbating conflicts and the spreading of hatred, and in spite of that became cabinet minister.
As a regular writer on matters related to Israel/Palestine, I’ve also experienced being labelled a Nazi, and far worse.
Many Zionists aren’t very imaginative.