Nicely put Setanta
Critizising Israel is something the whole world was doing but a few days ago - condeming the actions taken against Palestinia...even an old supporter such as France has voiced their anger about the war (or slaughter, as other heads of nations have put it).
They are not being called Nazis or Racists or Anti-Semitic - they are being called the voice of the people.
As to the other point, very well made if I may add, that not all Israelis support this war.
Many of them actually wish, that both sides could just sit down, and bury their decades old hatred for one another...so that the civilians (who are mainly affected) can sit in their houses again without the fear of being blown to pieces (on both sides).
The statement, that all Israelis wish the Palestinians dead would be the same idiocity like claiming, that all Germans wanted the Jews dead and wanted World Domination. It ain't the case - or else there would have never been an Abwehr!!
Returning to the actual topic of looking at the Holocaust from both sides, yes, I fully support this notion - but not in denying it are we looking at both sides, but in facts and figures.
I may add a part in this, if I may.
During my extensive trips to Germany, and actual talks with Germans that had lived during this time, I have learned quite a bit.
Yes, it is in dispute every now and again about the actual number of people who have been killed in the concentration camps. But no doubt about, that this has happened.
There are some different opinions about who was killed in the concentration camps (don't get me wrong...the dispute here is about the opposers of Hitler...whether they were actually send to these camps or executed at the Gestapo Head Offices throughout occupied Europe.)
And yes - surely there are some facts, that are a little thin, and are always topics at academic discussions around the world - aside from the fact, that some facts are missing to get the whole picture.
But in all my time at such discussions, open forum events, never was there a doubt that the Holocaust has happened.
Some differ in numbers, some in methods and yes, I have heard the theory, that it was not planned from the start - at least not by Hitler himself, but rather Heinrich Himmler.
To say the least, this in my eyes are minor details, which to be really honest, will never change the fact, that a terrible crime was comitted during the "Third Reich", well, actually there were a few....but never mind. This crime was comitted.
We can go on trying to convince Mr. Zippo about this, I guess, for all eternity - and he will not see it.
All that can be said is, that it always amazes me, that there are people who just don't want to accept the fact (for what reasons what so ever) that this has happened.
Germany has accepted it - and let's face it, if they can stand by that history, who are we to try to deny it. The very people who still suffer from their history (this would be a different discussion) know what has happened, accept it, and well, at least all Germans I know, pray it never happens again.