On Sunday, Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon wrote a letter to CNN Executive Vice President Rick Davis requesting that International anchor Christiane Amanpour and the network make an apology for comparing the Trump Administration to Kristallnacht, the 1938 program that occurred in Germany and Austria and became a precursor for the Holocaust.

Last week Amanpour said on-air, “This week, 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened.  It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity, and in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history, and proof.” 

She then compared the last four years of the Trump administration to the “Night of Broken Glass,” referencing a pogrom (marking the beginning of a ramped-up offensive against the Jewish people of Germany).

She showed images on the screen of the two-day massacre in which nearly 100 Jews were murdered, more than 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps, and more than 1,400 synagogues were burned down while saying,

“After years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to normal.”

Sultan-Dadon express outrage in the letter and said the comparison tarnished the legacy of those who died.  Her sentiment was shared by Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich.

CNN “should be a partner in the global effort to fight antisemitism and not fuel the fire” Yankelevich said.  “Using the memory of the Holocaust for cheap headlines or a political agenda is concerning and distorts the historical and moral truth.”

No wonder CNN is for sale, with such disgusting reporting as this.

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