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French Court Acquits Boycott Activists of Hate Crime

By: JTA

A French court has acquitted three activists charged with discrimination and hate crimes for calling for a boycott of Israeli products in 2010, the France 3 television station reported.

The activists, Bernard Cholet, Jeanne Rousseau and Yamina Tadjeur, made the calls during a protest at a shopping center in the southern city and were charged following a complaint from the BNVCA anti-Semitism group.

The group to which the activists belong, Collectif 66 Peace and Justice in Palestine, supports a blanket boycott of all Israeli products as well as a “boycott only of products from Israeli colonies [in the Judea and Samaria],” according to a statement from 2011. Prosecutors had said that even if the call were discriminatory, there was no evidence it was an incitement to hatred or violence, as stated in the original indictment.

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3 Responses to “French Court Acquits Boycott Activists of Hate Crime”

  1. Larinthian says:

    Part of the problem in countries
    like France and England is they have large Muslim populations and a correct
    ruling of determining that these are indeed hate crimes may be feared as being
    the cause of a breakout of violence. Still, this is not an excuse for making
    incorrect judgments. The whole boycott
    and divestment movement is based on anti-Semitism and hate. Laws should be
    developed and implemented that categorize BDS as a subset of hate crimes and
    penalties should range from heavy fines to jail time depending on severity.
    But, there are things that can be done outside of the legal system that would
    greatly reduce the magnitude and scope of the BDS movement. For example,
    universities can boycott the boycotters by not allowing hate rallies against
    Israel to take place on their campuses and they could stop inviting speakers who incite such bigotry a
    forum to spew their hatred, like Columbia University inviting Ahmandinejad to
    speak with the grand prize of a select number of students to have dinner with
    him afterwards. Businesses could eliminate the practice of boycotting Israeli
    goods and products from being sold in their stores. The pro Israel side has to
    do a better job of exposing the boycott and divestment groups for what they are,
    hate filled, evil movements whose primary goal is to propagate anti Israel
    sentiment. If the legal, educational,
    and business sectors make a coordinated effort to do their part, we can greatly
    reduce, if not totally bring down the whole rotten structure of the BDS
    movement.

  2. Benjamin Fox says:

    Who was the last army to defeat the stupid French, I don't know missed the flag on the last tank leaving town?

  3. Yechiel Baum says:

    remember Dreyfus?

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