Turkish President Erdogan says 'spirit of Hitler has re-emerged in racist Israel'


The Ankara chief's words were in response to Israel's new "nation-state" law, with Erdogan branding Israel the "most Zionist, racist and fascist country".

He argued the new law legitimises "unlawful actions and oppression".

The "nation-state" law has been criticised for effectively ruling out a two-state solution to the long-running Israel-Palestine conflict.

Palestinians have threatened to go to the International Criminal Court and the UN to protest against the new legislation.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back, saying Turkey has become a "dark dictatorship" under Erdogan.

In a war of words, he accused the Turkish president of "massacring Syrians and Kurds".

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The nw law legally enshrines Israel's Jewish character, makes Hebrew the only official language, downgrading Arabic, and says only Jewish people hav a right to national self-determination in Israel.

Palestinians and Arab opponents have branded the law the "end of democracy" and the start of "fascism and apartheid".

Now Turkey's President Erdogan has supported these views, also branding Israel a "terror state" over fighting on the Gaza strip.

His furious attack has unsurprisingly enraged Jerusalem.

Hitler's Nazi regime was, of course, responsible for the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were systematically murdered from 1941 to 1945.

RE-EMERGENCE: Erdogan has said the 'spirit of Hitler has re-emerged in Israel'

Prime Minister Netanyahu proudly said last week the law represented a "pivotal moment in the annals of Zionism and the State of Israel".

The news comes as Israel shot down a Russian-made Syrian fighter jet for encroaching its airspace.

The law follows the US symbolically recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that sparked protests from

Palestinians.

Ivanka Trump attended the opening of the new US embassy in her dad's place.

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