To even insinuate in the media that Israel’s Rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a Nazi gesture during his UN Speech and to try to connect his gestures with a vulgar dictator in a devastating era is both ignorant and irresponsible. It indicates that
a. it is a slow news day so news is being manufactured or
b) someone is out to stir up hatred.
Both Associated Press and Reuters have published photos of Netanyahu indicating that he made a shocking gesture. They have it completely wrong.
A Nazi salute and Nazi gesture devised by Aldoph Hitler in the 1930’s is where the the right arm (not the left arm as seen in Netanyahu’s photo) is extende to at least to eye level, the hand is straightened the hand so that it is parallel to the arm and the thumb is tucked in as you can see in the photo of Adolph Hilter.
As you can see Netanyau’ s thumb is open and the gesture is not rigid. It was done to express distance
To even insinuate associating Netanyau with this gesture is ridiculous, especially considering the fact that many of his family member’s lives were destroyed and many were murdered by Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust .