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Mexico: the president offends the Jews by calling one of his detractors a “Hitlerian”


Mexico's President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador offended his country's Jewish community on Thursday by calling one of his many...

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador offended his country's Jewish community on Thursday by calling

one of his many critics, a Jew himself, a

"Hitlerian" .

“Yesterday I said that Mr. Alazraki was a Hitlerite,”

declared the president, targeting an editorialist, Carlos Alazraki.

"Mr. Alazraki is a follower of Hitler's thought"

, he repeated during his daily intervention of more than two hours.

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“Who was Hitler's main propagandist?


, continued the left-wing nationalist president, a follower of great historical references.

“Goebbels said that a lie that is repeated often can turn into truth.

Well, that's the essence of the strategy of publicists or propagandists like Alazraki”.

“I have many friends in the Jewish community,”

he added.

"But that does not mean that the whole community is allowed to harm a movement of transformation, just by its ideals, its thoughts, its conservatism and, I repeat, its Hitlerism."

Elected in 2018, the left-nationalist president claims to be leading Mexico's

"fourth transformation"

following independence in 1821, liberal reforms in 1857 and the Revolution of 1910-17.

One of the figures of his Movement for National Regeneration (Morena), the mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum, his possible runner-up in the next election in 2024, is the granddaughter of Jews from Eastern Europe.

“I am not Hitler.

I am a Jew, just like the Sheinbaum,”

replied Carlos Alazraki in an open letter to the president in the newspaper Universal.

"You defamed me by calling me Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Stalin."

"Yes president, I am neo-liberal, conservative and" fifi "(bourgeois) (...).

And you know to whom I owe all this?

To my adored Mexico, which gave me every opportunity to flourish, just like the majority of Mexicans,”

wrote the editorialist.

For its part, the Central Committee of the Jewish Community of Mexico rejected

"the use of the term Hitler"

, judging

"lamentable and unacceptable"

any comparison with

"the most bloodthirsty regime in history".

According to official figures, the Jewish community in Mexico numbers 59,000 practitioners.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-06-30

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