ZOA says it agrees with Mike Huckabee on Iran-Holocaust analogy

Mike Huckabee. Credit: Gage Skidmore.

(JNS.org) The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said Monday that it agrees with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust analogy on the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee had said that President Barack Obama’s trust in the Iranians “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” a reference to the Nazis’ crematoria.

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said that while the organization “has generally criticized Holocaust analogies, because they usually bear no relation to unique horrors of the Nazi era,” a nuclear-armed Iranian regime, given its repeated threats to destroy Israel, “does bear some relationship to the Nazi era and Governor Huckabee, therefore, did not speak out of place.”

“An Iranian regime that believes in, works for, prioritizes—and, indeed, goes further than the Nazis in trumpeting publicly—its genocidal intentions will be tempted to act on them if it acquires nuclear weapons,” Klein said, adding that Huckabee “is therefore speaking the truth, as have others who have described the danger for Israel as being existential.”

Posted on July 28, 2015 .