Posted: January 21, 2013 in News

Silver Lining

Press TV

Israel’s Ambassador to Germany Yaakov Hadas-Handelsman has taken a swipe at a German columnist for his article in which he compared the Gaza Strip with the Nazi concentration camps.

In a Saturday interview with the German daily Rheinische Post, Hadas-Handelsman described as “shameful” the comparison that columnist Jakob Augstein made in his article published in Der Spiegel.

The German author had also said that “Gaza is a place out of the end of times… 1.7 million people live there on 360 sq. kilometers.”

Augstein, a vocal critic of the Israeli regime, later said he “went too far” by the word “camp” but again attacked the Israeli regime by comparing it to the former Apartheid regime in South Africa.

The Israeli envoy said any criticism of his regime’s policies by German people is different from similar censures by the British or the Norwegians and urged the Germans to be…

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