Leading News Agencies Comparing Netanyahu to Hitler?


netanyahu2During Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, the world’s two largest news agencies, The Associated Press and Reuters, both selected photos of the same moment in Netanyahu’s speech to send to their subscribers worldwide.

The National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called two published wire photos of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “ugly, disgusting, and offensive.”

The photos, published within moments of each other by The Associated Press and Reuters, show Netanyahu addressing the United Nations and raising his left arm in a gesture reminiscent of Adolf Hilter’s infamous Nazi salute.

“I can’t believe it, if it in fact happened,” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman told The Daily Caller. “I think it is ugly, disgusting, offensive. Strong words to follow.”

The wire photos from The Associated Press and Reuters are in stark contrast with photos of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week. In recent days, Ahmadinejad has frequently been pictured by both news wires flashing a “victory” sign.

Foxman described Netanyahu’s speech overall as effective and a “unique history lesson.”

“All these terms – nuclear bombs, fissionable, centrifuges, red lines – it doesn’t mean anything to most people. He brought it down to a reality,” said Foxman.

Netanyahu used a visual aid a bomb to represent how close Iran is to stockpiling enough highly enriched uranium to construct a nuclear weapon.


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Evidently no one here has seen photographs of a N*zi salute. First, it’s the right arm, not the left. Second, the arm is extended forward, not to the side. This doesn’t look like much of anything except a large hand movement to underline what he’s saying.

    If you have any questions, consult your local librarian. He/She will find you a history book with the relevant photographs.

  2. This is disgusting that they’re making a big deal about a picture that they caught of Netanyahu picking his hand up with zero intentions whatsoever!!