Overused Nazi curses no longer manage to insult anyone around here

by Hagai Segal
The word “Nazis” is a favorite curse among haredi protestors. Its various conjugations are a regular pillar in the soundtrack of repeated clashes between the ultra-Orthodox and the police. Anyone who dares touch ancient graves is dubbed with the nickname “Hitler,” “Eichmann,” or just a regular “Nazi” in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood. This despicable comparison had become so overused and ridiculous that it no longer manages to insult anyone.

Of course, the haredim are not the exclusive owners of this kind of terminology. To some extent or another, it is also being used by settlers towards soldiers, or by leftists towards settlers.