The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines racism as:
1. poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race
2. the belief that some races of people are better than others
Nazi “aryanism” goes beyond racism. The Nazis perceived those who they defined as not of the aryan race as being subhuman and worked to purify the aryans which they viewed as the “master race” by coerced sterilization of the mentally ill and deficient, execution of the institutionalized mentally ill, and ultimately the enslavement and horrific annihilation of all those who were not of the aryan race. The “non-aryan” category was comprised primarily Jews but also included Armenians, Greeks, Turks, Iranians, Syrians, Slavs, gypsies and others. This view is beyond “racism”. Nazis did not recognize the legitimacy of those who were non-aryan to exist.
It’s hard to understand how Chanin Zoavi, an Israeli parliament member, visualizes Israeli Arabs as being similar in any way to Jews and other non-aryans under the subjigation of Nazi Germany. Her statement can only be a result of ignorance of the beliefs, policies and actions of Nazi Germany, or blind hatred of the country on whose parliament she sits…