Sunday, July 10, 2011

Boycotting Jews

The anti-Israel proponents of the so-called "BDS" campaign (given an abbreviated name because "Boycott" conjures up imagery of precisely what the Nazis did to Jewish businesses in 1939) insist they aren't boycotting Jewish businesses. Just Israeli ones. As though there is much difference.

Not that it's any real surprise, but the Australians for Palestine website has very kindly exposed its true colours, calling for a boycott of Westfield.

Information on WESTFIELD

National sponsor of Israeli Chamber of Commerce. Co-founder Frank Lowy is the Chairman of the Institute for National Sceurity [sic] Studies at Tel Aviv University and fought as a Golani commando in Israel. The Golani Brigade is renowned for its murderous assaults on Palestinian civilians and its involvement in the 2006 invasion of Lebanon. A group of ex-Israeli soldiers has spoken out and documented numerous cases of Golani Brigade involvement in human rights abuses
Frank Lowy , a Jewish Australian represents one of the all-time great success stories of Australian immigration. Having arrived here peniless, he has gone on to create an empire which has benefited countless Australians.

So of course the 'Friends of Palestine' want to see it driven into the ground.

Oh if only the Palestinians and Arab world would learn to emulate the Jewish people, rather than trying to kill them.

Standby for these Jew-hating anti-Semites to complain about always being called anti-Semites...

Update: Proving that sunlight is the best disinfectant, Australians for Palestine have now removed the offending text, above replacing it with a wishy-washy claim that Westfield is a "National sponsor of Israeli Chamber of Commerce." [sic]. Needless to say their boycott won't extend to the numerous other successful businesses which are also sponsors.



Blogger Minicapt said...

There's an Israeli variation of the "Winter Soldier Project"?


5:03 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Israel is a democracy and its military has an internal review process, which follows the rule of law.

When bad things happen, they are prosecuted. Israel's enemies use this as 'proof' of Israel being evil, missing the point that it's evidence of Israel's fairness.

When you consider the daily human rights abuses perpetrated by Arab military dictatorships, it's another example of the world's obsession with Israel allows the world's biggest human rights abusers to stay completely off the radar because they aren't Jewish.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

"Standby for these Jew-hating anti-Semites to complain about always being called anti-Semites.."
Or for them to cry 'how can you call them anti-Semites when they are Semites themselves.' This often used argument denies the historical origins of the term for the purpose of giving them the green light to be anti-Semitic. I often give in and just call them Jew-haters because I'm sick of their best comeback being that line.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anti-Dentite said...

Aaaargh. Anita, I *hate* that. They claim that Arabs are Semitic, and therefore Arabs can't possibly be anti-Semites despite being Jew-murderers who teach their kids to murder Jews from the age of five (Allah be praised).

It's amazing that these people genuinely believe that there is no such thing as anti-Semitism. Just a bunch of whiney Jews who keep complaining about it.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

Introduce them to the concept of "self hatred". Most Arab types will fit in rather easily.


5:47 PM  
Blogger Boy on a bike said...

How long ago did Frank Lowy fight? 50 years ago? Even if the current members of the Golani Brigade have done anything wrong, what's that got to do with an old soldier who's been in Australia for decades?

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Westfield collapses, it will take away the opportunity for all those Muslim immigrants to get jobs as trolley collectors and cleaners.

I suppose they can get jobs as Sydney airport security officers.

8:16 AM  

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