An Unexpected Hitler

We’ve seen a lot of Hitlers over the last few decades, from Milosovic to Xi, but this appears to be the first Israeli Prime Minister Hitler.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no different from Adolf Hitler, Türkiye’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said, condemning Israel’s campaign in Gaza.

Erdogan fired the new diplomatic broadside at Netanyahu on Wednesday when he delivered an opening speech at an award ceremony in Ankara. West Jerusalem now has “Nazi camps” of its own to hold Palestinians in, the president stated, implying the campaign in Gaza was as bad – or even worse – than the Holocaust committed by Nazi Germany.

“We’ve seen the Nazi camps of Israel. How does this happen? They used to speak ill about Hitler, but how are you any different than Hitler?” Erdogan stated.

It will be interesting to see if the rhetoric sticks or not. It might, if it gets picked up by the Chinese media, which is rapidly becoming as influential on a global basis as the US-based media.