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‘Anti-Zionists’ reach new low.

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Antisemitism

 

““Send Netanyahu and his Zionist Army Back to Dachau”.

In Belgium (Ghent)  this Month, August the 11th.

Personally I have no difficulty guessing who would be behind this.

The words, Vlaams Belang spring to mind.

Mind you there are plenty of other candidates around.

Written by Andrew Coates

August 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

Posted in Anti-Fascism, Fascism

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  1. That is not Anti-Zionism. That is Anti-Semitism.

    Kevin Algar

    August 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

  2. I am sure that my comrades may have something to say about your group, Kev, “Christians Against Zionism”.

    Particularly this post,

    “Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it” https://www.facebook.com/ChristiansAgainstZionism

    Andrew Coates

    August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

  3. “The former Vlaams Blok was according to political scientist Cas Mudde only very rarely accused of anti-Semitism – and even then, it was strongly condemned by the party leadership.[25] The party is anti-Muslim,[26][27] and currently sees itself as strongly pro-Jewish, regarding Jews and Israelis as allies against radical Islam.[28] In Antwerp, sections of the city’s large Jewish community actively support the party, as they feel threatened by the new wave of anti-Semitism from the growing Muslim population.[29] In 2010, the party was part of a delegation to Israel (along with some other rightist parties), where they issued the “Jerusalem Declaration,” which defended the right of Israel to exist and defend itself against terrorism.[30] Israeli Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara in turn visited the party in Antwerp in 2011.[31] In March 2014, a party mission to the West Bank headed by Dewinter met with Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Ofir Akunis.[32]”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlaams_Belang

    What in particular do you think your comarades will have to say about Shulamit Aloni’s comments?

    puss wallgreen

    August 20, 2014 at 7:08 am

  4. Puss as Belgium is a country and people(s) I know pretty well I would not trust a word from the former Vlams Blok on their ‘pro-Israel statements.

    Laurent Louis (C) denies his “Stand up, Belgians” movement is anti-Semitic. 4 May 2014.

    “A Belgian mayor has banned a congress that had attracted several figures from the French far right, including controversial comedian Dieudonne.

    Opponents have condemned the meeting as “anti-Semitic”, and Anderlecht Mayor Eric Tomas said he was banning it to ensure public order.

    But organiser Laurent Louis rejected the claim, urging people to come to the venue, where “a surprise” was planned.

    The French prime minister has denounced Dieudonne for his “mechanics of hate”.

    The comic, who has convictions for anti-Jewish hate speech, was due to take part in Mr Louis’ “First European congress of dissent”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27275305

    Andrew Coates

    August 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

  5. Yes, I know Belgium pretty well also which is why I am aware of the Vlaams Belang’s links with the Israel right and far right. Here’s more about them: http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2014/03/30/netanyahu-makes-common-cause-with-european-anti-semites/
    So effectively what you are saying is that when far rightists declare their support for Israel you will ignore it, while you will continue to highlight cases of far right opposition to Zionism in order to smear supporters of Palestinian rights, Classy.

    puss wallgreen

    August 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm


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