The details give an indication of the ways in which the German people choose to remember the Holocaust and the era of Nazi rule.

Waters is notoriously anti-Israel and, some say, an anti-Semite. His recent statements comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany strengthen that accusation.

Dr. Entesar Al-Banna , a columnist for a Bahraini daily, wrote she was shocked that many young Arabs idolize Hitler- a phenomenon she says stems from the wave of violence afflicting the region and, as a result, people are looking to someone who challenged the rest of the world.

Israel is the first and possibly last great hope for democracy in the Middle East. As such, the Jewish State must aspire to more than just exist.