Israel has demanded an apology from CNN over anchorwoman’s Christiane Amanpour comments comparing the actions of President Donald Trump to Kristallnacht, the 1938 Nazi pogrom against Jews.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry as well as its Diaspora Affairs Ministry requested the network denounce Amanpour’s remarks.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich sent a letter to CNN president Jeffrey Zucker on Sunday calling on Amanpour to issue an “immediate and public apology” for the “unacceptable comparison” she made Thursday.
“We find hereby the false equivalence made between the actions of a sitting US president and the atrocities of the Kristallnacht pogroms which were carried out by the Nazis eighty-two years ago belittling of the immense tragedy of the Holocaust,” Yankelevich wrote.
Noting that Kristallnacht is recognized as a “central starting point of the Holocaust,” Yankelevich charged Amanpour of minimizing the “unique importance of the Holocaust” by comparing it to the Trump administration.
“Distortion and minimization of