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Report: German bishops compare Israel to the Nazis

March 6, 2007

From The Telegraph:

A group of German bishops sparked controversy yesterday when they compared Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians with the Nazis’ maltreatment of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

The comments were made by the 27-strong German Bishops’ Conference after its tour of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Children walk past the controversial Israeli barrier

Several of the bishops were upset by the Jerusalem Wall, the 30ft high concrete barrier illegally built by Israel to separate Palestinian suburbs from the rest of the city.

While crossing one of the checkpoints into East Jerusalem, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, said he had been particularly incensed.

“This is something that is done to animals, not people,” he said referring to the wall and heavily fortified checkpoints where Palestinians are subjected to intrusive questioning and demands for Israel-approved documentation….

Full report here.

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