[…] on August 8, [the head of Israeli propaganda unit] published in his Facebook account: “I am sick of the Japanese, “Human Rights” and “Peace” groups the world over holding their annual self righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression. You reap what you saw…” I kept his faulty punctuation; the entire entry is reproduced in the image opening this article.
It is the same insensitivity that the Jewish settlement in Palestine displayed on August 7, 1945, the day after Hiroshima, when headlines ignored the victims; they read “Two Jews Helped in the Invention of the Atomic Bomb.”+
+The headline on the right belongs to Hebrew newspaper Yediot Ahronot. It was published on August 7, 1945, the day after the bestial nuclear attack on Hiroshima. It reads: “Two Jews Helped in the Invention of the Atomic Bomb.” It shows better than anything else the attitude of the writers, their disregard for human life. Countless innocents had been incinerated to death, in what by definition was a Holocaust. It didn’t matter. “Two Jews Helped” was the headline.
Yediot Ahronot, August 7, 1945
Hibakusha: Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki