Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The boycott Israel campaign: absolutely no similarities with the 1930s Nazi boycott of Jews

While Israel continues to be subject to intensified terrorist atrocities - six attacks in the last 2 days - (ignored as usual by the main stream media), the campaign to boycott Israel also intensifies. Some people have suggested similarities between this boycott Israel campaign and the Nazi boycott of Jews in the 1930s. As the following table makes clear there is absolutely no basis for arguing that these boycott campaigns are in any way similar.


Nazi boycott
Anti-Israel boycott



What was/is the ultimate objective
Physical destruction of the entire Jewish race
Physical destruction of the entire Jewish state
What was/is it based on
The singling out and demonization of Jews  based on a set of complete lies (propagated by anti-Semitic bigots) about the political, economic, social and religious behaviour of Jews
The singling out and demonization of the Jewish state based on a set of complete lies (propagated by anti-Semitic bigots) about political, economic, social and religious behaviour of the Jewish state
What was/must be ignored and covered up at all costs to maintain the momentum
The genuine atrocities committed by the Nazis and their proxies against the Jews
The genuine atrocities committed by the Arab states and their terrorist proxies against the Jews
Who was/is the real brains behind it
Hard core anti-semites, national socialists, and politically active academics and lawyers
Hard core anti-semites, socialists, and politically active academics and lawyers
Who else supports/supported it?
All the Arab states and also anti-Semites in the rest of the world
All the Arab states and also anti-Semites in the rest of the world
Business targets
Only Jewish owned businesses (or those working with them)
Only Jewish owned businesses (or those working with them)
Academic targets
Only Jewish academics (or those working with them)
Only Jewish academics (or those working with them)
Tactics: Direct Action 1
Anti-semitic mobs vandalised Jewish-owned shops and their products
Anti-semitic mobs vandalise Jewish-owned Israeli shops and their products
Tactics: Direct Action 2
Anti-semitic, swastika wearing, mobs daubed Stars of David on the windows, walls and products of Jewish owned businesses
Anti-semitic mobs daub Stars of David and swastikas on the windows,  walls and products of Jewish owned Israeli businesses
Tactics: Media propaganda
Cartoons of big fat Jews who control the world and eat non-Jewish babies; non-stop articles written by anti-Semitic liars demonizing Jews
Cartoons of big fat Jews who control the world and eat non-Jewish babies; non-stop articles written by anti-Semitic liars demonizing the Jewish state
Tactics: Lawfare
Special Nazi laws introduced to both outlaw Jewish-owned businesses and criminalise attempts by anybody else to work with them
Special EU and Arab laws introduced to outlaw Jewish-owned Israeli businesses and criminalise attempts by anybody else to work with them
Tactics: Secondary boycott
Non-Jews visiting Jewish houses and businesses were publicly vilified and threatened to be boycotted themselves if they did not cease their interaction with Jews
Non-Jews visiting the Jewish state and doing business with it are publicly vilified and threatened to be boycotted themselves if they do not cease their interaction with the Jewish state
Ultimately who other than Jews was/is affected
Rest of the world suffered from loss of scientific and cultural contribution from Jews
Rest of the world suffers from loss of scientific and cultural contribution from Jews
What was/will be the ultimate outcome of the boycott
Millions of Jews died, but it did not help the Nazis in any way at all
Millions of Jews may die, but it will not help the Palestinians in any way at all

So there you are, it is obvious we have to agree that the Israel boycott movement has nothing at all in common with the Nazis. And, of course, the ultimate proof of the difference between the 1930s and today is what was/is said througout Europe:
Then: Jews: go to Palestine
Now: Jews: get out of Palestine
For an alternative view of this post see here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference today is that we Jews will no longer walk quietly onto cattle cars. Not like my late mother and her extended family did. There will be a price to pay by the haters

Bill said...

שנית מסדה לא תיפול

Barbara Mazor said...


This is a great post. Did you create this table?

Do you have a cache of the page at FPN? I don't understand why she posted it. It is damning.

Edgar Davidson said...

FPN (Free Palestine Now) is my own satirical site - although I admit it is not much different to what you would read on 'real' anti-Israel sites.

Anonymous said...

Silly me. I realized that after looking at it a bit more.

I am reading Bernard Lewis' memoir in which he complains we Yanks don't share the Brits' appreciation for ironic humour.

I think your table is great. I have shared it on facebook and twitter

The Stop BDS Team said...

Previous comment victim of a premature send

TeachESL said...

Didn't you mean to write: are in any way NOT similar?

Anonymous said...

TeachESL:

It's called satire

Malgorzata Koraszewska said...

And here it is in Polish: http://www.listyznaszegosadu.pl/brunatna-fala/bds-nie-ma-zadnych-podobienstw-do-nazistowskiego-bojkotu-zydow-w-latach-1930edgar-davidson

THANK YOU!!!

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