Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan spoke Monday to the United Nations Security Council, urging the international community to act on the promise of, "Never Again."
In his speech, Erdan said, "My grandfather, Chaim, was a farmer. He lived in a small village in Transylvania with his wife Bracha and their eight beautiful children. But suddenly, in the spring of 1944, the small village ceased to exist. Their community was erased. The Nazis forced Chaim, Bracha, and their children onto cattle-cars hurtling towards Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Bracha and seven of their children – Perl, Tzvi, Sara, Hodaya, Leah, Henia, and little baby Mordechai – were murdered in the gas chambers and turned to ash."
"My grandfather’s story was once a horror story of a different era. Of a distant time of unfathomable hatred. A time which, until three weeks ago, we referred to as 'Never Again.'
"Yet ‘Never Again,’ happened again. The villages in southern Israel that were invaded by Hamas terrorists, were peaceful agricultural villages, just like my grandfather’s village in Transylvania. Entire communities were exterminated – only this time the murderers were Hamas Nazis. Entire Israeli families were turned into smoke and ash, no different than the fate that my grandfather’s family met in Auschwitz.
"But the brutality of the crimes is not the only thing that the savage Hamas Nazis share with the German Nazis. They both share a common ideology. The Einsatzgruppen Nazi death squads were committed to exterminating the Jews, just as the Nukhba Hamas terrorists are committed to exterminating the Jews and Israel.
"The Nazis sought a Judenrein – Jew-free – Europe, just as Hamas seeks a Judenrein Israel. Hamas, are modern day Nazis – from their appalling inhuman violence to identical genocidal ideologies. Hamas is not seeking a 'solution' to the conflict. They are not interested in dialogue. The only solution Hamas is interested in is the Final Solution – the annihilation of the Jewish people."
Erdan noted, however, that, "Ismail Haniyeh – the leader of Hamas – is no Adof Hitler. He is not the Fuhrer. He is not the leader of this genocidal death cult hell-bent on world domination. That role is held by the Supreme Leader of Iran, the bloodthirsty Ayatollah Khameini."
"Hitler’s Third Reich was envisioned to be a Thousand-year Empire stretching across continents, just as Khameini envisions his radical Shia hegemony to stretch across the region and beyond. The Ayatollah regime is the Nazi regime, and their army includes Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, the Houthis, the Revolutionary Guard, and other savage Jihadists. Instead of shouting 'Sieg Heil,' these radical Nazi Islamists scream, 'Death to Israel! Death to America! Death to England!' Just like the Nazi regime, the Ayatollah regime sows death and destruction everywhere it touches.
"Just as the French under the Vichy, or the Italians under Mussolini, the residents of Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria, are enduring indescribable bloodshed and terror at the hands of Iran’s Jihadist Nazi forces. Like the suffering of Londoners during the Blitzkrieg, Ukrainian civilians are being murdered from the skies with Iranian Nazi weaponry. Like the ever-reaching hand of the Wehrmacht, the Houthi Iranian proxy attacked Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and Albania was struck by unprovoked Iranian cyber-attacks.
"The Islamic Nazi Regime of Iran is responsible for aiding terrorists around the globe and working towards destroying every value our civilized world holds dear. Today the world is watching the rise of a Shia Islamist Reich, yet just like the rise of Nazism, the world is silent. Deafeningly silent. Even if you continue calling this meeting the ‘The Situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question’ for the rest of time, it will not make it any truer."
Erdan also stressed that the current issue is not the "Palestinians" but the Iranian threat.
Illustrating Hamas' lack of humanity, he recounted, "Three weeks ago, humanity witnessed Iran’s Hamas Death Squads in action. Like Babi Yar, they exterminated Jews in the hundreds like they were insects. Hamas Nazis deliberately sliced open the pregnant belly of a woman, removed her fetus, and stabbed it before its mother’s eyes while she was still alive. But even so, the Security Council still has not condemned Hamas for the intentional murder of Israeli civilians."
"Over 250 thousand innocent Israeli civilians have been displaced since the war began. Millions of Israelis are living under constant indiscriminate rocket-fire, both in the south and the north, at the hands of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Jihadists. Does this Council not have anything to say about this? Is this not also part of the 'Situation in the Middle East?'
Announcing that he will wear a yellow star, Erdan said, "From this day on, each time you look at me you will remember what staying silent in the face of evil means."
"Just like my grandparents, and the grandparents of millions of Jews, from now on, my team and I will wear Yellow Stars. We will wear this star until you wake up and condemn the atrocities of Hamas. We walk with a yellow star as a symbol of pride. A reminder that we swore to fight back to defend ourselves. Never Again is now."
Antisemites "now know that slaughtering Jews in their beds, is met with silence," he added. "They have been so galvanized by this organization’s inaction that they cannot wait to butcher Jews themselves."
"We are Lions of Judah and we will defend ourselves against those that seek to annihilate us," Erdan promised, adding, "If Hitler had a Twitter account, it would look exactly the same as Khameini’s."
Turning his attention to the Israelis held hostage in Gaza, he asked, "Why are the humanitarian needs of Gazans the sole issue you all are focused on?"
Erdan then underscored Hamas' mistreatment and abuse of Gazan civilians, before slamming the calls for a ceasefire.
"What is the meaning of a ceasefire? It means to tying Israel’s hands from defending itself. It is no different than calling off D-Day in 1944. Israel will no longer live with brutal Nazis on her borders. We will not have savage ISIS-Hamas death squads invading our homeland again," he promised. "Israel’s operation in Gaza, is not a response to October 7th. It is an act of self-defense to ensure our future."