It is not uncommon at anti-Israel rallies in Europe and around the world for protesters to compare Ariel Sharon to Hitler and Israeli soldiers to Nazis. For decades, Israel’s actions toward the Palestinians and others have been obscenely equated with Nazi Germany during World War II. However, this sad phenomenon of associating certain Israeli actions with Nazism has also crept into the internal Israeli scene.

During the 2005 disengagement, some extremist Gaza settlers wore orange stars, evoking memories of the expulsion of European Jews to concentration camps. The Nazi attacks do not just come from the Right. It has also become fashionable in some far-Left circles to call settlers Nazis.

THE NAZI comparisons continued last week during an ugly incident in the Knesset on Tuesday when attorney Amnon De Hartog slapped United Torah Judaism MK Ya’acov Cohen.