At a meeting of the Federations General Assembly a few years back, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that “It is 1938 and Iran is Germany”. American Jewish supporters of Israel enthusiastically cheered his comparison of Iran to Nazi Germany and Mr Netanyahu continues to use this analogy to this day, as do many who support Israel against the Iranian threat.
If such comparisons to Nazi Germany are appropriate when discussing the threat posed by Iran, it is now time to abandon any pretense that it is inappropriate to use such analogies when discussing the rise of Trumpism. Anti-semitism has become a regular meme of his supporters, and Trump himself has been condemned by the ADL and other Jewish groups for using anti-semitic language. Now there is this at a Trump rally yesterday.
The campaign condemned the remarks, but I don’t recall such behavior at a Ted Cruz or John Kasich rally.