Israel official slams ‘self-righteous’ A-bomb ceremonies via Facebook via The Mainichi

A senior Israeli official posted comments on Facebook saying the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression” and that he was “sick” of “self-righteous” commemorations for the victims, Japanese government sources said.

Daniel Seaman, who was scheduled to assume a high-level post in the Israeli government’s division on public relations using the Internet, posted those comments recently on his page on the social networking site, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Seaman also wrote that Japan should commemorate Chinese, Koreans and Filipino victims of Japanese imperialism and genocide.

Haaretz said Seaman posted the comments on Aug. 8, two days after the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and that Seaman’s comments had already been removed.

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