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Jewish Groups Stay Mum While Right-Wing Fling Spurious Hitler Analogies

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A very interesting item on the Daily Intel blog notes that conservatives have been falling all over each other to compare various Democratic leaders’ policy proposals to Hitler and/or Nazism. This is the sort of thing that, historically, used to get a public figure slapped down by major Jewish groups like the ADL. But they’ve basically been saying nothing. Nothing, that is, except to smack Rep Alan Grayson around when he accused the insurance status quo of leading to a “holocaust in America.”

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on, but roughly speaking this seems like part of a larger trend in which the Jewish establishment in America has increasingly downplayed its traditional interests in favor of advocating for hardline policies on Iran and policing the boundaries of acceptable commentary on Israel.