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zionist vs. nazi

This quiz is adapted from this Google form quiz, but has sources added.

Following are a few statements, some made by prominent Nazi Germans about Jews, others made by Israeli and pro-Israeli Zionists about Palestinians. Can you guess which is which?

Since the quote in question could be about either Jews or Palestinians, the name of the group will be replaced with "[group]." There will be other similar context-dependent replacements.

1. "The [group] have no right to claim equality with us. If they wish to speak on the streets, in lines outside shops, or in public transportation, they should be ignored, not only because they are simply wrong, but because they are [group] who have no right to a voice in the community."

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist, in newspaper Das Reich (November 16, 1941)

2. "All the [group] will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle."

Rafael Eitan, politician and former Chief of Staff the IDF, speaking to a Knesset committee in 1983

3. "The [group] aren't educated towards peace, nor do they want it... To me, they are like animals, they aren't human."

Eli Ben-Dahan, politician and former Deputy Minister of Defense, in a 2013 radio interview on resuming peace talks

4. "All the world hates the [group] / And the main thing is to kill them one by one! / With these feet I stepped on my enemy, / With these teeth I bit his skin, / With these lips I sucked his blood / And I still haven't had enough revenge."

A song sung by schoolchildren in one of Israel's illegal West Bank settlements, in footage for a 1994 British TV documentary on Baruch Goldstein. Goldstein carried out the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, in which 29 Palestinian worshippers were murdered.

5. "They will get no food, no water, no fuel, everything will be closed. We are fighting against human animals and will act accordingly."

Yoav Gallant, Israel's minister of defense, on the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza on October 9, 2023. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court states that intentionally starving civilians by "depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies," is a war crime.

6. "What's so horrifying about understanding that the [entire group] is the enemy?"

Ayelet Shaked, former Israeli Minister of Justice, quoting Uri Elitzur in a 2014 Facebook post days before the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Elitzur is a journalist and one of Benjamin Netanyahu's former associates. Shaked's post received thousands of likes before it was taken down.

7. "The [group] always lives from the blood of other peoples, he needs such murders. The victory will only be entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of [group]."

Julius Streicher, Nazi propagandist, in a 1937 speech

8. "This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The [group] people."

Ayelet Shaked quoting Uri Elitzur (see quote #6)

9. "Even 1 million [members of group] are not worth a fingernail of [speaker's group]."

Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, at the 1994 funeral of Baruch Goldstein (see quote #4)

10. "Finish them off and don't leave anyone behind. Erase the memory of them. Erase them, their families, mothers, and children. These animals can no longer live. If you have [group] neighbor, don't wait, go to his home and shoot him."

Ezra Yachin, brought in official IDF vehicles to give a pep talk to Israeli solders before Israel's 2023 ground invasion of Gaza. 95-year-old Yechin is also a veteran of the Deir Yessin massacre, one of the most horrific crimes during the Nakba.

11. "There is only one solution, which is to destroy [group] completely before invading it."

Moshe Feiglin, Likud representative until 2015

12. "I support compulsory transfer. I don't see anything immoral in it."

David Ben-Gurion, founder of the State of Israel and its first prime minister, in a meeting of the Jewish Agency in June 1938

13. "The [group] are responsible for the war. The treatment they receive from us is hardly unjust. They have deserved it all."

Joseph Goebbels (see quote #1)

14. "Bring down buildings! Bomb without distinction! Stop with this impotence. You have ability. There is worldwide legitimacy! Flatten [a place where group lives]. Without mercy!"

Revital Gotliv, member of the Knesset for Likud, in a Twitter/X post on October 7, 2023

15. "[Country] is ours. We will protect [country] ... against you animals, against you traitors, against you barbarians. You'll never live again."

An American Zionist protest leader at pro-Israel demonstration in Rockville, Maryland on November 5, 2003

16. "I will return to [city] when the last [group member] is terminated. I don't care if they are children, elderly, people on crutches"

A member of Kibutz Be'eri to an Israeli news channel. Be'eri was attacked by Hamas on October 7, 2023, followed by an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.

17. "Who are the 'poor' women of [group]? They are all the mothers, sisters, or wives of terrorists."

Giora Eiland, retired Major General of the IDF and former head of the Israeli National Security Council

18. "We shall try to spirit the [group] across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country ... expropriation and the removal of the [group] must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly."

Theodor Herzl, father of modern political Zionism, in a diary entry from June 1895

19. "The [group] send out the pitiable. They may confuse some harmless souls for a while, but not us. We know exactly what the situation is. For their sake alone we must win the war. If we lose it, these harmless-looking [group members] would suddenly become raging wolves. They would attack our women and children to carry out revenge."

Joseph Goebbels, Das Reich (November 16, 1941)

20. "I do not admit that a wrong has been to those people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race or at any rate a more worldly-wise race, to put it that way, has come in and taken their place."

Winston Churchill, to the Peel Commission in 1937, in response to the growing concern of Arabs that large-scale Zionist migration and the partition of Palestine into two states might result in ethnic cleansing

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