Archive for August, 2012
Tags: bds, boycott, economy, gaza, israeli products, occupied territories, palestine, palestinian workers
Tags: #bdsfail, Al Jazeera, bds, ben white, Electronic Intifada, idf, israel, Joshua Treviño, middle-east, palestine solidarity campaign, politics, The Guardian
There are probably many different reasons for the Guardian’s seemingly odd decision to hire member of Act for Israel Joshua Treviño to their US commentary team.
I don’t presume to fully understand the British paper’s decision, what really makes me sneak a smile is Ali Abunimah’s disproportionate response to this decision, which included an article published on Al-Jazeera and FOUR different posts published on his own website- Electronic Intifada.
A question to Abunimah has to be asked though; How come he didn’t resent the Guardian hiring his good pal and fellow BDSer – Ben White?
Abunimah keeps sticking to the claim that Treviño has endorsed the IDF to kill American soldiers over his Twitter account more than a year ago, and that’s what makes him unfit to write for th Guardian.
Let’s assume for a second that it is a genuine call for action and not a merely rhetoric remark. Anyhow, Abunimah consistently ignores White’s one sided, self-righteous and sometimes racist news feed, and shows no objection to him being occupied (LOL I said occupied!) by the Guardian. And this is without even going into Abunimah’s very radical Twitter Feed itself or his VERY racist fans like the on who made this:
An open letter signed by Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, saying: “his (Treviño) one-sided political views to the Guardian and using it as a platform for his propaganda” fits perfectly with AbuNimah’s double standard– Are they seriously saying the Guardian’s other writers aren’t entitled to have opinions, strong and radical ones, of their own – Unless they are anti Israeli and anti Zionist opinions?
Tags: #bdsfail, bds, BDS fail, facebook, israel, Patrick Stewart, sir patrick, travel, twitter
Tags: Antizionism, bds, film, israel, israeli news, israeli palestinian conflict, middle-east, Sir Patrick Stewart, Tali Shapiro
Tags: Anti Israel, antisemite, bds, israeli palestinian conflict, middle-east, Nazi Germany, nazi regime, palestine, politics, the Holocaus, twitter
*Although this is not a recent topic, I decided to write on the subject after coming across some Tweets comparing once again Israel with Nazi Germany.
One rhetoric claim of Anti Israeli movements (Namely BDS) is that the methods and actions used by the IDF to handle the Israeli – Palestinian conflict are similar to those used by the Nazi Regime
This unfounded claim is used cynically to mislead those who don’t know the history and facts of the conflict.
Let’s get the record straight!
While it was the official Nazi philosophy to Annihilate individuals and races they saw as inferior, which included: Jews, Romani-Gypsies, the physically and mentally disabled, homosexuals, blacks, Jehovah’s Witnesses and political opponents – the IDF has never had such a policy.
In fact, the IDF recruits diverse population; Jews obviously, Muslims, Christians, Druze, gay, straight, physically and mentally disabled, and many other ethnicity and backgrounds.
A great Video made by our Friend at SpeedyMedia, it illustrates BDSers rhetorics on the subject and Disproves it.
Also, Nazi Germany has never had an Issue of surviving among nationalities who wish to destroy it, in fact it wasn’t even at war on it’s first few years.
As much as Anti-Israel activists would like to say it wasn’t, The IDF was born out of an existential need, and Not out of a sadistic need to kill or ” Ethnically cleanse” ,like BDSers like calling it so much. Obviously the comparison is not aligned with any known historical fact.
Nazi Germany had Systematically exterminated 6,000,000 Jews, between 220,000 to 1,500,000 Romani-Gypsies , 200,000 physically or mentally handicapped men and women, an estimate of 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality! For sure no one in their right mind thinks Israel seeks to execute any of the above…
What’s more, Israel is the No.1 Provider of food and medicine to Gaza and West Bank. let’s face it- it’s in no way comparable to the Holocaust.
Sure, it’s easier to just Shock your audience with horrific, often fake, images and outrageous comparisons, than to run a (relatively) civilized discussion of facts and ideas. That’s probably why web BDSers will continue doing that.