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Ken’s Thought of the Week: European anti-Semitism is out of control, again



By Ken Abramowitz and Jon Sutz

Ken Abramowitz is the President and Founder of SaveTheWest. Jon Sutz is SaveTheWest’s consulting editor and videographer.

For those who are not intimately familiar with the Boycott, Divest & Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, here is an excellent short video, by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, that provides a basic introduction:

Recent reports indicate that the European Union (EU) is considering a regulation that requires that warning labels be placed on Israeli imports, cautioning buyers that the products may be made in Israeli “settlements” or “colonies.”

It must be noted, however, that like the United Nations (UN), which obsessively focuses on demonizing Israel, while ignoring the worst human rights abusers in the world — the EU is not going to implement warning labels that advise its citizens…

  • That Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s worst human rights violators – yet European colleges and professors gladly take its money (this is similar to Qatar, which funds the anti-Western, anti-Semitic, pro-Islamist extremism propaganda throughout the world, pouring $340 million into Northwestern University, in the US — yet there have been zero calls to boycott the nation)
  • Gay men executed in Iran for the “crime” of being gay, under shariah law.

    That Iran is occupying large swaths of Iraq, is the world’s largest sponsor of Islamist terrorism, and hangs gays in the streets for the “crime” of being gay (it’s worth noting that Israel is the only nation in the entire Middle East in which the LGBT community can live free, and protected under law)

  • That Libyan Islamists routinely capture, terrorize and auction off black African slaves, some for as little as $400 (females and young girls are priced much higher)
  • And yet, not one of the anti-Israel BDS organizations has mounted a campaign against any of the above human rights violators or terror-sponsoring nations — while they claim they are not anti-Semitic

Updates August 15, 2019: Regarding China’s occupation of Hong Kong, from former UK MP Daniel Hannan:

And from Andy McCarthy, former US federal prosecutor:

This potential EU policy is reminiscent of the Nazis’ boycotts of Jewish businesses during the late 1930s, in which stores owned by Jews were defaced by government thugs with “Jude” signs:

This 7:29 video by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum documents the Nazi-led boycotts of Jewish businesses:

So why is the EU behaving in a racist, anti-Semitic way, by threatening to institute a boycott against Jewish products?

Didn’t Europe learn anything from WW2?

Additional reading

Analysis and debunking of BDS claims, and its advocates’ links to terrorists:

The (literal) case against BDS – JNS.org

The U.N. and Israel: Key Statistics – UN Watch

Leading BDS Group Posted Tweet Mourning PFLP Terrorist – The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Study Reveals Extensive Links Between BDS and Terrorist Organizations – Legal Insurrection

Israeli Apartheid Week was conceived in Tehran – Legal Insurrection

Hamas Movement on Twitter: “We salute and support the influential BDS Movement”

Israel and the Genocide Myth – Human Security Centre

Inside the BDS lions’ den – YNet

New book probes the growing impact of BDS on academia – The Times of Israel

BDS in Europe – today and historically

Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products – Washington Free Beacon

Europe Set To Add Warning Labels On Israeli Products Made In Contested Territories – Daily Wire

Anti-Jewish Boycott — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Advocate General Hogan: EU law requires, for a product originating in a territory occupied by Israel since 1967, the indication of the geographical name of this territory and, where it is the case, the indication that the product comes from an Israeli settlement (European court ruling)

Paris’ Bataclan Theater was BDS and terrorist target for years – Legal Insurrection

French Move Illustrates Israel Boycott BDS Peril – Commentary Magazine

UK professors refuse “Israeli money” but merrily take Arab funds – Arutz Sheva

Munich mayor snubs Israel’s request to cancel city-funded anti-Semitic BDS event – Jerusalem Post

‘EU Label of ‘Settlement’ Goods is a ‘Jude’ Badge’ – Arutz Sheva

BDS in America

Third of American university students justify boycott of Israel – JerusalemOnline

BDS Spreads Antisemitism Across US College Campuses – Algemeiner

Opinion: Evil spirit of BDS growing stronger in the United States – YNet

Northwestern University Partners with Al Jazeera – Clarion Project


The world can no longer ignore Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses – The Guardian

Iran’s furtive occupation of Iraq’s Christian communities – Jerusalem Post

Iran publicly hangs man found guilty of homosexuality charges: report – TheHill

Lessons from Russia’s Operations in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine – RAND

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400 – CNN