Anne Frank for Populists

Jewish refugee, Arab migrant. Brussels, May Day 2015.

Few Israeli governments make Israelis living abroad more embarrassed than those of Benjamin Netanyahu. Only concerned with appealing to his constituency, at home, and in America, both the premier and his representatives tend to fall flat outside their target audiences.

Attacking the Germany’s foreign minister, on Thursday, for deriving universal political lessons from the example of Anne Frank, government spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon sent the Jewish Twittersphere ablaze with a typically revisionist, Jabotinsky-inspired take on the Holocaust victim.


Photograph courtesy of Joel Schalit. All rights reserved.