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Benjamin Netanyahu is captured at a relatively uncovered AIPAC speech flogging the Auschwitz comparison again. Apparently, he’s holding a 1944 letter from the World Jewish Congress to the U.S. War Department in which the WJC asked the U.S. to bomb Auschwitz. The U.S. refused. See what happened?
Iran would be just like that. Sigh.
(photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds copies of 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is perhaps the most prominent organizations lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:Informative close-up by Getty’s Mario Tama of the text of Netanyahu’s UN address, as the PM was giving it, showing through his written edits how he made it not just more declarative and aggressive (removal of “enabling” emphasizes action and insistence over process), and still more unilateral and emphatic (adding “THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD AIM FOR!” in all caps — with exclamation mark, to boot.)
(photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 23, 2011 in New York City. This is the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly including heads of state from over 120 countries.)