6 million Jews were murdered in still living memory. Because it was a while ago does it make the crimes any less severe than when they were committed? As long as one culprit of the genocide still lives then they should be pursued and justice should be done. What ever your views are on the political conflict today in the ME it has nothing to do with this. To say that this a ghost that should be laid to rest is an insult to all the men, women and children of what ever race and religion who were murdered by the Nazis.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel asks Germany to bring fugitive Nazi war criminal to justice