Germany labels the Israeli ‘BDS’ boycott movement as anti-Semitic

ABC News — May 17, 2019

BDS supporters advocate sanctions on the Zionist state and a boycott of Israeli products in protest of its treatment of Palestinians. Click to enlarge

Germany has dealt a major blow to a movement which calls for a global Israeli economic boycott, as its parliament voted to condemn the effort as anti-Semitic.

The Bundestag’s decision came amid heightened attention on Israel as it hosts the 2019 Eurovision song contest this weekend.

The Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has been advocating for non-violent pressure on Israel since 2005, as they seek to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and recognise the right of return of Palestinian refugees — but Israel has labelled the movement anti-Semitic.

Palestinians have sought statehood in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital, since Israel’s capture of the territories in 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

In the decades since power-brokers from around the world have pushed Israel and Palestine to work toward a two-state solution based on pre-1967 borders, but a resolution has not prevailed.

The last round of peace talks between Israel and Palestine have been frozen since 2014, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who was recently returned to power for a record fifth term — has been aided by the Trump administration’s change in US policy which has recognised some of the disputed territories as Israel’s own.

Ahead of Tel Aviv’s Eurovision Song Contest, human rights activists in support of Palestinian rights earlier had protested outside of the performance venue.

One protester argued that they were there to “say no to sparkles and glitters” while the Arab Palestinian minority were “under occupation”.

The motion was submitted in the Bundestag by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their Social Democrat coalition partners as well as the Greens and Free Democrats.

Securing Israel’s survival has been a priority for Germany since the defeat of the Third Reich at the close of the Second World War, after which an estimated six million Jews were murdered at the hands of German authorities.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision in a statement on Twitter.

“I hope that this decision will bring about concrete steps and I call upon other countries to adopt similar legislation,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

The BDS condemned the motion as anti-Palestinian.

“The German establishment is entrenching its complicity in Israel’s crimes of military occupation, ethnic cleansing, siege and apartheid, while desperately trying to shield it from accountability to international law,” it said on Twitter.

Representatives from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party abstained during the symbolic vote.

They had submitted their own motion calling for a total ban of the BDS in Germany.

That motion was defeated.

A majority of the far-left Die Linke party voted against the motion.

The party also submitted its own proposal, which called to oppose the BDS and commit the German government to work toward a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on UN Security Council resolutions.

Its motion was also defeated.

The motion said a BDS campaign calling for Israeli products to be labelled with “Don’t Buy” stickers was reminiscent of the Nazi-era boycott of Jewish businesses, known in German as “Judenboykott”, which used slogans such as: “Don’t buy from Jews.”

Israel’s ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, welcomed the Bundestag decision:

“It (the motion) has broader European significance given that BDS makes no attempt to build coexistence and peace between Israel and all of its neighbours,” he wrote on Twitter.

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7 responses to “Germany labels the Israeli ‘BDS’ boycott movement as anti-Semitic”

  1. But jews are not semites they are kazhars
    the semites are the palestinians
    see this about how israel is just turning up and demolishing peoples homes and leaving them homeless
    https://imemc.org/article/un-report-israeli-forces-demolished-41-palestinian-homes-in-past-two-weeks/

  2. How many jews does it take to change a light bulb ?
    one, and 6 million to winge about it and demand financial reparations

  3. This week the House of Lords called for free TV licences, bus passes, winter fuel payments and the pensions triple lock to be scrapped for pensioners
    Why don’t the 800 Lords give up their £350 a day ” turning up fees” saving us £280K a day, £1,900,000 a week & £100 million a year
    And if they stopped migration think how much that would save
    Certainly enough to take care of our elderly who in fact built the UK 🇬🇧

  4. This latest event shows how Germany is occupied… occupied, now, not by the USSR, but by its willing obsequy to Israel and the Zionist, world-wide endeavor.

    That occupation and subservience will not satisfy a parasitic nature and that nature has spread beyond Germany, throughout Europe and into America, where more and more laws are put in place, that require an allegiance to Israel, that criminalize a discussion of Israel which can be declared critical and thus criminal.

    Cowardice brings enslavement.

  5. There are many E. Michael Jones videos on You Tube explaining how unjust and intimidating the Jewish lobby groups really are. Where most of us are highly critical of the vile Nazi methods of the Zionists, and do not believe there is any genetic inferior or superior difference between Jews and non Jews, all the Zionist lobby groups who identify themselves as “Jewish” and say they are defending Jews are in fact endangering all Jews. They end up painting all Jews with a Nazi brush. The Zionists with the totally backing of the Rothschild cabal and all of their financial connections, have inserted themselves as the leaders of Judaism with what now appears to be most Rabbis joining in their suppression efforts and intimidation tactics. The more they grasp and ascend to power the more the tension escalates. They know this and are likely using any backlash to justify their suppression efforts.

    They now say that anyone who even discusses Jews let alone criticizes them is an anti-Semite. There is no point in arguing with them because they will not listen to reason. In their revolution or war, they have taken over the media, the finances, the legislatures and even most major US airports. They have the power and wealth and that is to them their total justification to do anything they want. Our criticisms of the heinous Zio crimes in the Mid East, the atrocities and deceptions like 9/11, or dragging our nations into one unjust war after another mainly for their advancement, we no longer have a right to criticize or even debate.

    Their methods with the Palestinians help us understand their methods with all other outsiders like ourselves and what they will do to suppress any criticism. It will no doubt all end very badly for not only the Zionists unfortunately for all Jews who go along with the Zionist methods, because any tempering of their abuses through exposure of the truth and rational debate, either with respect to their Mid East agenda or with respect to their efforts to suppress all criticism, will eventually reach critical mass and they likely will be blamed for more than they are actually responsible. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Plus, we ought to remember that such “corruption” eventually exposure and dissolution. There are many Jews who realize this but they also are too intimidated to speak out. The Jewish whistleblowers and critics like Makow and Brother Nathaniel are courageous heroes with a universal and God-centered sense of justice. They are the very opposite of the Zionists.

  6. Me thinks the members of the Bundestag are offering “their best deed” to the Fuehrer, Mrs. Merkel while she has intentions to leave her post soon0
    .
    Imagine, their own Fuehrer is becoming the first German Leader of the New World government called the UN?
    Imagine this!

    They are expecting, if this is the case, that their beloved Fuehrer will choose many of them them to work for her in “world functions” at UN in New York or, soon in Laos to lead the world!

    DDR 3.0?

    For the Cabal this would be a fantastic opportunity to get finally grip on the world, for Germany is for them since 1918 one of its biggest and richest colonies and will do everything they demand to carry out. The super slaves!

    That is my imagination. It could become that way. Let’s hope it will not happen.

  7. Some outstanding comments here, especially from michael and Fred B. Germany is in ruins, mainly due to the cowardice of her citizens, a once proud and fierce people, but now a shameful bunch of cuckolds, sitting by watching their spirits fucked by Jews and their women and culture raped by unrestrained immigrant niggers. Germans feel an absurd, and totally unwarranted, shame for something current day Germans were never a part of and, frankly, something their ancestors never did. There is no actual physical evidence of any “holocaust” and the Jewish narrative of it is brazenly outlandish. LOTS of people were killed in WWII and Jews probably number the FEWEST victims in actuality, as the International Red Cross calculated the number of Jews killed in the labor prisons (they sure as fuck weren’t “death camps”) at around 200,000, which is a very meager number compared to the stunning number of Christian (from all sides) and Japanese casualties. Not to mention the tens of millions of Russians, mainly Christians, slaughtered by the Jewish-led Bolsheviks prior to WWII, funny how the eternal victims never mention that.

    Making honest and legitimate criticism of a people, country, or culture actually against the fucking law is an outrage and must be met with unyielding opposition…and some ridicule to boot. The Jews shouldn’t get, nor do they deserve, special fucking treatment, just equal treatment. And I’m not sure those fucking shrieking parasites and shameless subverters even deserve *that*.

    The only hope for humanity is to destroy the central banks, which is the root of Jewish power since they’re able to create money out of thin air by their control of those evil entities, to crush the current corrupt-to-the-core political/ruling class, to put the Jews back in their place, to demand truth about 9/11 and other false flag “terrorist attacks” and hold the actual perpetrators accountable, and to put a screeching halt to the organized subversion of culture and morality.