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American “Rachel Corrie” judge compares Israel to Nazis

The death of the pro-Hamas American activist Rachel Corrie in Gaza in 2003 is continuing to stir controversy.
The latest comes from American judge Michael Hawkins (of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals) who yesterday in court outrageously compared Israel to Nazi Germany:

Judge Michael Hawkins asked Justice Department lawyer Robert Loeb to consider the hypothetical case of a U.S. oven manufacturer during World War II: “If the company continued selling ovens to Germany, knowing they were being used to kill Jews, would there be legal grounds to go after the company?” he asked.

Don’t believe much of the rest of the AP piece linked to above either, about what AP refers to as the “peace” activist Corrie. Instead, see the photos of Corrie, Corrie’s parents, and the child victims of those arms smugglers Corrie did so much to defend, at the foot of this page.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


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