The Telegraph Attempts To Smear BSD Campaign As Anti-Semitic

Today an opinion piece in The Telegraph attempts to liken Boycott Israel campaigns as Nazi’s.

For starters, just look at this picture in the middle of the article – combined with the headline of the article that it’s linking to.

The image of the swastika, along with the accusation that anti-Semitism is common within the left, is nothing more than an attempt to smear campaign groups who oppose Israel’s torrent of war crimes and ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.

No evidence is presented at any point.

The article itself accuse protesters of making Jewish students feel ‘uncomfortable’, but fails to acknowledge it’s the behaviour of their homeland that needs to be examined, not the peaceful and lawful response from BSD activists.

2 Replies to “The Telegraph Attempts To Smear BSD Campaign As Anti-Semitic”

  1. “As for Christianity, there is a dispute among Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry as well. Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.”
    http://www.aishdas.org/avodah/faxes/mmOnNachriim.pdf
    On the attitude towards gentiles–with sources
    1. Killing gentiles and saving their lives
    1.1) In principle, every person practicing idolatry (whether a gentile or a Jew) should be
    put to death by a court of law. Idolatry is attributing divinity to any object (physical
    or spiritual) other than the one and only G-d, whether this is done through ritual
    (such as prayer, offerings of incense, or the like) or by a mere statement of faith.
    Several contemporary religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism,
    are undoubtedly considered idolatry. As for Christianity, there is a dispute among
    Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry as well. Islam, on the
    other hand, is not considered idolatry.
    In a situation (such as we have now) where there is no Jewish court of law which
    can sentence people to death, to corporal punishment, or even to the fines prescribed
    by the Torah, and which therefore can not judge a man for the sin of idolatry:
    It is permissible (and even commanded) for anyone to kill idolatrous Jews (and
    those Jews, including atheists and agnostics, who publicly reject the divine authority
    of Halacha) anywhere and anytime it is possible. However, contemporary Halachic
    authorities have ruled that this law doesn’t apply nowadays.
    While there is no obligation to kill idolatrous gentiles (nor, in fact, any gentiles who
    don’t obey the 7 Noachide commandments), it is nevertheless forbidden to save their
    lives. The exact Halachic status of a gentile who doesn’t practice idolatry as defined
    above (and who also can be considered as fulfilling in practice the other Noachide
    commandments), yet who declares himself to be an atheist or agnostic is not entirely
    clear, though from some sources it appears that he too should be considered an
    idolater.
    Sources:
    Maimonides, Laws of Repentance chapter 3
    Maimonides, Laws of Idolatry chapter 2
    Maimonides, Laws of Kings chapter 8
    Tosephta on Tractate Bava Metziah (Leiberman edition) 2:33
    Maimonides, Laws of Murder and Saving Lives chapter 4
    Maimonides, Laws of Apostates chapter 3
    Maimonides Laws of Testimony 11:10
    Tur Yoreh Deah 158
    Beit Yosef Yoreh Deah 158
    Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 158
    Shach Yoreh Deah 158
    Chazon Ish, Yoreh Deah 13:16
    Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook, Igrot Hara’ayah
    Responsa Tzitz Eliezer part 8, section 15, pamphlet Meshivat Nafesh chapter 5

  2. PROsemitic ——- what is it?
    If there is an “antisemitism” you must ask: “What is PROsemitism?”
    PROsemitism must be a supporter of “semitism”, which really means Judaism (though most Moslems are SEMITIC and most JEWS are NOT). So what are you supporting if you are a PROsemite? Well first of all we must define Judaism:
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    XENOPHOBIC: n.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    TRIBALISM: n.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    So right off the get-go you hate all NON-Jews, NON-members of YOUR group(TRIBE).
    THAT means, that if I am not one of the TRIBE, you do not like me.
    Since Jews BRAND all NON-Jews “gentile” automatically denigrating them, to be PROsemitic one must by definition be ANTI-GENTILE.
    They hate all NON-Jews so fundamentally, that they have to SPECIFICALLY name “RIGHTEOUS GENTILES”.
    Those are NON-Jewish HUMANS that went so far out of their way to help/save Jews that the Jews were FORCED to ACKNOWLEDGE the humanity of that specific ‘gentile”. You see, PROsemites do not acknowledge the EQUALITY of spirituality and humanity of “gentiles”
    According to the SPLC & ADL an organization is a “HATE GROUP” if it has
    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    Jews have HATED Egypt for 3,500 years.
    Jews have HATED Babylon for 2,500 years.
    Jews have HATED CHRIST and his followers for 2,000 years.

    David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram “………….. read that again
    “and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram”
    They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
    How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they HATE most of ALL.
    Israel’s MOTTOES:
    (1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
    (2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
    Their ONLY(monotheistic) “god” is a WAR god
    PROsemitism is ANTI-HUMANism

    “…the general cause of anti-Semitism has always resided in Israel itself and not in those who have fought against Israel. ” Bernard Lazare (1894)

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