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Chevrolet SS Banned In Israel Because The "SS" Reminds Them Of The Nazis

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Get rid of the abbreviation and spell it out I guess

Problem solved!

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Or Israel could just stop being stupid, it's not like the name of the vehicle is Schutzstaffel, the SS stands for Super Sport, suck it up Israel.

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Maybe if 6 million Canadians, our friends and families, had been rounded up and murdered back then we would be a lot more touchy about these things as well.

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If that were the case, we should boycott all Japanese goods since they also killed millions in WWII. Stop buying all those electronic products like Sony and Canon, Toyota, Honda, etc.

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If that were the case, we should boycott all Japanese goods since they also killed millions in WWII. Stop buying all those electronic products like Sony and Canon, Toyota, Honda, etc.

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Totally disagree with you.

The Japanese were just as brutal or worse than the Nazis.

The Rape of Nanking and Medical Experiments on patients.

One of the favourite torture techniques is carving up people while they were still alive.

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Totally disagree with you.

The Japanese were just as brutal or worse than the Nazis.

The Rape of Nanking and Medical Experiments on patients.

One of the favourite torture techniques is carving up people while they were still alive.

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Kvetching is the Israeli national pastime. Good luck with that.

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Banning the sale is way over the top. They're being overly sensitive about this. They definitely have a right to be sensitive about the holocaust but this is taking it too far. I agree it's a stupid name for that market. They would figure it out soon enough when sales are zero.

Not the first time a car company has been foolish when naming a vehicle.

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Marketers do a great job of convincing us to buy stuff (often stuff we don't need) - but through the annals of history they have occasionally gotten things wrong. This is a list of the most unfortunately funny car names.

Mazda LaPuta (in spanish: "the whore")

The car's name actually derivates from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, but go explain this to spanish speakers. For them, it means "the whore".

Mitsubishi Pajero (in spanish: "wanker")

The Spanish version ended up as "Montero", but still many spanish-speaking customer do have a wanker. Talk about funny car names!

Nissan Moco (in spanish: "booger")

It was only marketed in Japan as such; otherwise it would have been a bad (nose) pick for spanish speakers.

Chevrolet Nova (in spanish: "It Doesn't Go")

General Motors had a very famous fiasco in trying to market the Nova car in Central and South America. "No va" in Spanish means, "It Doesn't Go".

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How is this the business of Canadians?

60% of Israel's Jewish population are Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews coming as refugees from the Arab States or emigrating from Spain and Portugal. 20% of the population is of Arab descent, 1% is of Ethiopian Descent. They probably wouldn't notice this unless an Ashkenazi Jew pointed it out to them.

The rest of Israel's population are Ashkenazi. After the holocaust 650,000 predominantly Askenazi Jewish refugees came from European displacement camps to Israel because they literally had nowhere else to go. Their descendants along with the Soviet ex-pats make up most of Israel's Ashkenazi Jewish population. The descendants of these holocaust survivors heard of the horrors of the holocaust. I've met holocaust survivors who were so traumatized they could barely string together sentences.

Seeing a vehicle with SS written on it could be very traumatizing to these people. These are the first and second generation Israeli descendants of holocaust survivors. Their parents and grandparents emerged from the concentration camps of Europe. Their families were raped and murdered en masse. Their houses were given to non-Jewish families. The non-Jewish populations of their cities and villages were hostile to returning Jews. So the ones who were lucky got to come to Canada and the United States. But they couldn't take it everyone, so 650,000 Jews went to Israel after the Holocaust after having their lives completely destroyed by the Nazis.

By the time they got there the War of Independence had started or was already starting. Ben Gurion gave them rifles and sent them into battle. He needed literally every man, woman and child he could get to fight this war. Arab Jews came from the Arab states and escaped the pogroms and the dhimmi laws. Russian Jews came and escaped pogroms and state anti-semitism. The Jewish refugees from the displaced persons camps escaped the concentration camps, pogroms and destruction. The blood, sweat and tears passed on to them so that we could have a Jewish state where a Holocaust wouldn't happen ever again. They fought on the beaches, in the hills, in the trenches with all the strength and courage that they had left. They fought for every square inch of that land.

They taught their children never to forget what the Nazis did. You know what the Nazis did? They rendered the Jewish people powerless. There's a new generation in Israel that has risen out of the Holocaust. They get it. The "Cheverolet SS" isn't meant to be an offensive thing. But this is our country and we don't need to see "SS" written on the back of any of our cars. We've been kicked out of every damn nation on the face of the earth. Guess what? We don't want to look at anything that says SS on it. Its their damn country. That might sound stupid to you but it makes perfect sense to you.

The SS was the organization tasked with eliminating the Jews. They were eliminated by foreign armies but the Jewish people survived. So guess what? We don't want to see any symbols that remind us of those scoundrels. They tried to vanish us but they were the ones who vanished. So we don't have to be reminded of them.

Also, this is Israel. This is the nation of the Israeli and Jewish people. They don't need foreign input on a government decision. I'm sure this had something to do with the fact that Israel is planning to build the world's first electric car grid. I highly doubt CDC would have a forum post about something positive Israel is doing. Just throwing that out there.

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How is this the business of Canadians?

60% of Israel's Jewish population are Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews coming as refugees from the Arab States or emigrating from Spain and Portugal. 20% of the population is of Arab descent, 1% is of Ethiopian Descent. They probably wouldn't notice this unless an Ashkenazi Jew pointed it out to them.

The rest of Israel's population are Ashkenazi. After the holocaust 650,000 predominantly Askenazi Jewish refugees came from European displacement camps to Israel because they literally had nowhere else to go. Their descendants along with the Soviet ex-pats make up most of Israel's Ashkenazi Jewish population. The descendants of these holocaust survivors heard of the horrors of the holocaust. I've met holocaust survivors who were so traumatized they could barely string together sentences.

Seeing a vehicle with SS written on it could be very traumatizing to these people. These are the first and second generation Israeli descendants of holocaust survivors. Their parents and grandparents emerged from the concentration camps of Europe. Their families were raped and murdered en masse. Their houses were given to non-Jewish families. The non-Jewish populations of their cities and villages were hostile to returning Jews. So the ones who were lucky got to come to Canada and the United States. But they couldn't take it everyone, so 650,000 Jews went to Israel after the Holocaust after having their lives completely destroyed by the Nazis.

By the time they got there the War of Independence had started or was already starting. Ben Gurion gave them rifles and sent them into battle. He needed literally every man, woman and child he could get to fight this war. Arab Jews came from the Arab states and escaped the pogroms and the dhimmi laws. Russian Jews came and escaped pogroms and state anti-semitism. The Jewish refugees from the displaced persons camps escaped the concentration camps, pogroms and destruction. The blood, sweat and tears passed on to them so that we could have a Jewish state where a Holocaust wouldn't happen ever again. They fought on the beaches, in the hills, in the trenches with all the strength and courage that they had left. They fought for every square inch of that land.

They taught their children never to forget what the Nazis did. You know what the Nazis did? They rendered the Jewish people powerless. There's a new generation in Israel that has risen out of the Holocaust. They get it. The "Cheverolet SS" isn't meant to be an offensive thing. But this is our country and we don't need to see "SS" written on the back of any of our cars. We've been kicked out of every damn nation on the face of the earth. Guess what? We don't want to look at anything that says SS on it. Its their damn country. That might sound stupid to you but it makes perfect sense to you.

The SS was the organization tasked with eliminating the Jews. They were eliminated by foreign armies but the Jewish people survived. So guess what? We don't want to see any symbols that remind us of those scoundrels. They tried to vanish us but they were the ones who vanished. So we don't have to be reminded of them.

Also, this is Israel. This is the nation of the Israeli and Jewish people. They don't need foreign input on a government decision. I'm sure this had something to do with the fact that Israel is planning to build the world's first electric car grid. I highly doubt CDC would have a forum post about something positive Israel is doing. Just throwing that out there.

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Not a difficult solution if both sides would simply use a bit of common sense rather than flying off the handle. Israeli government express their concerns over the SS label to GM, GM market the car as "Super Sport" rather than using the SS abreviation and drop the "SS" from the detailing on ones sold in Israel, while still offering the SS package. Problem solved.

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Not a difficult solution if both sides would simply use a bit of common sense rather than flying off the handle. Israeli government express their concerns over the SS label to GM, GM market the car as "Super Sport" rather than using the SS abreviation and drop the "SS" from the detailing on ones sold in Israel, while still offering the SS package. Problem solved.

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There is nothing silly about it from the perspective of Jewish people given the central role played in the Holocaust by the SS.

To be clear, it does not bother me personally but I can understand and appreciate the visceral reaction in Israel to those initials when used to market a vehicle.

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It's been 74 years...jesus.....it's in the past, the past can't be changed...they're LIVING in the past...and they need to get over it. Plain and simple. Abbreviations...ABBREVIATIONS for **** sake...Really? Is that what this is really all about...some hypersensitive people getting uptight over an EXTREMELY COMMON abbreviation on an automobile? Or is Israel just being a whiny attention whore?

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