Green Politics and Utopian Capitalism – International Solidarity is the First Casualty
|Poster portraying Netanyahu as a child murderer|
To those who believe that you can judge Britain’s Green Party by what its
conference passes when it has no power, the example of Germany’s Greens is a
|Beck and some dimwit|
is described as the head of the German-Israel Parliamentary Group, attacked the
Merkel administration because it would not define BDS as automatically anti-Semitic.
|The Bourgeois Beck|
it ‘aims essentially against Jewish Israelis’.
In fact it is aimed ‘essentially’ at the Israeli economy, cultural,
academic and similar institutions. The
fact that those affected are primarily Israeli Jews is as relevant as the fact
that BDS against Apartheid South Africa mainly affected White people – it wasn’t
therefore anti-White. Or in a case
nearer home the Jewish anti-Nazi Boycott
of the 1930’s affected mainly Germans, including bigots like Beck, but it wasn’t
directed at them because they were German.
|Merkel and Netanyahu|
Germany says BDS is not anti-Semitic+
Jewish Israelis and is therefore anti-Semitic’
labels the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic,
the Jerusalem Post reported Monday.
Responding to a legislative questionnaire released Thursday by leading Green
Party MP Volker Beck, the Merkel administration wrote that “there does not
exist a general academic definition” of anti-Semitism.
Beck, who heads the German- Israel parliamentary group in the Bundestag,
sharply criticized the Merkel administration: “Here the federal government has
cowered,” he said. “There is no doubt of the anti-Semitic motivation within the
spectrum of the BDS campaign. BDS aims essentially against Jewish Israelis and
is therefore anti-Semitic. Whoever aggressively boycotts Israeli goods and
people, should also be viewed as anti-Semitic by the federal government.”
The German government said it defined anti-Semitism, as “political, social,
racist and religious” hostility toward Jews.