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On Boycotting Israel

There are a lot of Nazi comparisons being thrown around these days. Where might they be most accurately directed?

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Sadly it is not only in the area of music that the British-exported trend of singling out Israel has just again been highlighted. For some years now London has been the originator and motor of the “boycott and divestment” movement which aims to hold Israel to a fictional standard to which it does not, in fact, hold any other state, such as China, Sudan or Zimbabwe — let alone Iran and North Korea. Among those to whom this horrible export has been sent are the E.U. and the U.N.

For instance, in recent days, more than twenty religious groups and charities have insisted that the European Union should ban products from Jewish communities in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria -ed.]. They claim that the purchasers of such products are “unwittingly supporting the settlements and the attendant violations of human rights.” These organizations, including Christian Aid, claim that cosmetics, herbs and other products should not be permitted. Already Denmark and Britain have agreed to “mark” products from Israel. Ireland has called for a complete ban on products from beyond the “green line.”

Meanwhile, Richard Falk, the disgraced and laughably titled United Nations “special investigator on human rights in the Palestinian territories” has called for a boycott of any company doing business with Israelis in the West Bank. And let’s not beat about the bush here. Any future Palestinian state in the West Bank will be – by the admission of even the most “moderate” Fatah leaders – completely Judenrein, or free of Jews. So what Mr. Falk is really ensuring is that nobody will do any business with Jews if they happen to live in the pre-Judenrein West Bank. Mr. Falk has explained in his report to the UN General Assembly that this boycott should be enforced until Israel “adheres to international rights standards and practices.” Of course Falk is most famous for using his perch at the hilariously mistitled “U.N. Human Rights Council” to compare Israel with Nazi Germany.

So here is a question with absolutely no cash prize due to the vast number of people who might get it right. There are a lot of Nazi comparisons being thrown around these days. Where might they be most accurately directed? Towards the State of Israel? Or against the growing number of people who believe that it is permissible to boycott any herb, any product and indeed any tune, if it comes from the hand or the heart of a Jew?

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.

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24 Responses to “On Boycotting Israel”

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    This week, at a time when one million people in Israel are targeted for hundreds of aerial attacks launched by the Gaza regime , a new Israel Advocacy Task Force has been spawned.

    The Israel Advocacy Task Force will address issues of the day that Israel has to cope with on a daily basis.

    Let’s begin with Arab education.

    Contrary to the widely publicized notion that the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA intended to incorporate Holocaust education in their schools, there has never been a plan for a Holocaust curriculum in any UNRWA or Palestinian Authority school.

    Michael Kingsley-Nyinah, director of the executive office of UNRWA said clearly: “I am writing to clarify that there is no ‘Holocaust curriculum’ as such in UNRWA schools and there are no plans to introduce one.”.

    There is, however, one aspect of the new Palestinian Authority educational system in that does deal to the Holocaust.

    In all Palestinian Authority schools, students learn from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s PHD, which he wrote 28 years ago at Moscow University entitled “The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement.”.

    Abbas’s thesis: the Zionist movement initiated murder of the Jews in Europe.

    The time has come to ask that everyone who funds the Palestinian Authority educational system – beginning with the US Congress – condition money to the PA on the immediate cancellation of their "holocaust curriculum".

    With the genesis of the new session of US Congress in January, The Israel Advocacy Task Force will escort experts on Palestinian Authority and UNRWA education to make presentations for staffers the Middle East Subcommittee of the US House Foreign Relations committee, in tandem with the Center for Near East Policy Research in Jerusalem, http://www.IsraelBehindTheNews, com, ;directed by investigative journalist and community organizer David Bedein.

    To that end, The Israel Advocacy Task Force is seeking sponsors to cover the cost to hire and escort the experts.

    Meanwhile, the time has come for everyone who reads this memo to contact people of influence to demand that the PA and UNRWA cease and desist from the greatest lie perpetrated against the survivors of the Nazi Horrors…applying the principle that a lie repeated often enough will become believable.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, founder and chairman.

  2. Rc Fowler says:

    The fact that Jews would be boycotting Israel–is no surprise to me–many Jews have been traitorous Godless whores for thousands of years–they even supported Adolph Hitler and some of them were given honorable Aryan status.

    Israel needs to clean up its own house–two good places to start would be stopping the mass murder of the Jewish unborn and stopping the homosexual agenda in Israel.

  3. Frank Meade says:

    What a crap article. Your justification to not boycott Israel is because there are worse countries in the world with greater repression and they are not being boycotted? Really, that is part of the premise of your argument. You would compare activists to Nazi's and Jew's who disagree and fight against Zionism? It is this kind of thinking and rationalizing that has brought the world to a place where Zionism is no longer tolerated and Israel has been exposed for it's war crimes against Palestine. Keep talking buddy for you are only helping the cause against Zionism and Israel Aparthaid.

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    Sorry Frank, but by accepted international standards, Israel is a free country that treats its citizens with the respect due citizens of a free country. Compare its record to that of its neighbors and the contrast is even more striking.

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    Israel's abortion rate is actually among the lowest in the free world. It documents the reasons for abortions and about 40% would actually be permitted according to many poskim.

    And if you want to try to find a place that has stopped the "homosexual agenda" you should move to Gaza.

  6. Frank Meade says:

    Contrasting is irrelevant and a sorry attempt at justification and you do not need to tell me about Israel. I have been there, many, many times and there isn't any respect or equality with Arab Israeli's. To say so is a blatant lie. Because there may be more totalitarian repressors in neighboring nations in no way can or should condone Israel's policies towards occupied Palestine or with it's own non Jewish residents. If you going to give me an argument, give me an educated and honest argument Charlie!

  7. Frank Meade says:

    Also by international standards Israel is in reproach by many human rights organizations for their actions internally and regarding the Palestinian Territories. I can cite the references if you like, can you cite your references? Also as far as citizens this is a loaded and questionable term when referring to Israel which could lead to an entire discussion of it's own however if you want to use the term in the Israeli meaning you may be right only because many are denied citizenship, people whose families were in Palestine before Israel was granted the land by England the exit of Brittish troops. There only crime was being Arab, Palestinian or should I say not Jewish.

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