"Who can stand at the crossroads cruelly pointing his finger left and right?,” Rabbi Moshe Shafir wrote, “Who can act as if he were Mengele himself or feel like he's mingling in dreary carnal pleasure?"
Shas Party Propagandist Compares Ashkenazi School Officials To Mengele
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The haredi Sefardi Shas political party’s official newspaper Yom le Yom published a signed article by its editor, Rabbi Moshe Shafir, that compared the Ashkenazi haredi school principals who exclude Sefardi girls from their schools due to their ethnicity to the infamous Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele, Ynet reports. Shafir titled his article, "When You Let Mengele Mingle With Education.”
“How can a civilized country appoint such people to educational posts when a big part of their mission is to wipe away the regal descendants of Sefardic Jewry from their schools? What example do they set to those they are supposed to educate? Is this a lesson in cruelty, racist doctrine, pure brotherly hatred?"
Mengele is most infamous for choosing which incoming prisoners at Auschwitz would be put to slave labor, and which would be sent to the gas chambers to immediately be murdered. He also conducted immensely cruel medical experiments on inmates, most famously on twins.
The Shas party’s official website, which often features Shafir’s articles, published, "When You Let Mengele Mingle With Education,” but removed all mention of Mengele. It also changed the article’s title to, "A Little Girl's Tears."
"The comparison was aimed at the racist principals and we didn't want people to mistakenly think it was aimed at the minister of education,” the website’s editor explained to Ynet.
In July, Shafir threatened that haredim would file charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court in The Hague if haredim were drafted by the Israel Defense Forces.
He also threatened to block arms sales to Israel over the issue. Referring to the planned sale of submarines to the Jewish state, Shafir wrote that “Holocaust-type photos of dozens of children wearing yellow badges may even leave the last German submarine in the shipyard.”
Shafir also threatened mass civil disobedience, a tax revolt, and widespread riots.