cicerone imposter wrote:
What I'm not able to understand is that the holocaust deniers are right wing nuts, and they're the ones who continues to support Israel. Is there a conflict, confusion, hypocrisy, or not?
Hi, cicerone imposter.
Sorry I haven't been able to respond sooner.
I think a distinction should be made between those on the right (conservatives) and those on the far
right, just as there has been a distinction between the democratic left and the Communist movement. Conservatives would have some connection or another with the political establishment or social order. Far-right groups would include extremists such as neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan whose ideology is based upon racism. Interestingly enough, at this point in our country’s history, there seems to be more unswerving support for Israel among conservatives than there is among liberals, who seem more likely to be concerned about the human rights of the Palestinians. (I’m making an observation of trends on the part of groups, which may not be true for individual members.) The religious right is especially unswerving in their support of Israel because they (well, at least most of them) believe that the modern state of Israel will play a crucial role in those events leading up to the second coming of Christ and that He will set up a physical kingdom in Jerusalem. So, there aren’t any Holocaust deniers on the far right who support Israel. None of them do. That would be a complete contradiction. Those on the far right hate both the modern state of Israel and
the Jews as a minority group.
At least this is my opinion. I don’t claim to be a political scientist or a historian. I’m just making my own observations without any bias towards liberals or conservatives on this particular issue.