The film’s title, “Defamation,” is an inversion of its usual meaning and refers to supposed Jewish defamation of those who criticize Israel. But the real defamation is what Shamir does to Jews by twisting their remembrance of the Holocaust and their determination to prevent any recurrence into something abnormal and evil.
No wonder the film has been enthusiastically endorsed on various neo-Nazi websites.
Steve Stotsky is a senior research Analyst at CAMERA, the 65,000 member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
About the Author:Steve Stotsky is a senior research Analyst at CAMERA, the 65,000 member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
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Israel’s opponents increasingly contrive to hijack commemoration of the Holocaust in order to malign the Jewish state. Recently, a battle erupted at Northeastern University in Boston over the decision to invite Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir to screen “Defamation” at its annual Holocaust Awareness Week in March.