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Netanyahu: Those who boycott Israel are anti-Semites
YNET NEWS ^ | February 17, 2014 | Israel News

Posted on 02/17/2014 1:59:12 PM PST by onyx

It's time for Israel to 'fight back' and 'delegitimize the delegitimizers,' prime minister tells Conference of Presidents.




Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that those who boycott Israel are anti-Semites.

Speaking at the Conference of Presidents, Netanyahu told a group of visiting Jewish-American leaders that it is time for Israel to "fight back" and "delegitimize the delegitimizers."

There are increasing concerns in Israel over a Palestinian-led movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). The boycott has been growing recently, mainly in Europe, where some businesses and pension funds have cut investments or trade with Israeli firms they say are connected to West Bank settlements.

"In the past anti-Semites boycotted Jewish businesses and today they call for the boycott of the Jewish state, and by the way, only the Jewish state," Netanyahu said. "I think that it is important that the boycotters be exposed for what they are, they are classical anti-Semites in modern garb," Netanyahu said.



But Netanyahu, citing in particular Israel's cybersecurity industry, said the heads of international high-tech companies he has met "all want the same three things: Israeli technology, Israeli technology and Israeli technology".

"The capacity to innovate is a great treasure of profound economic value in today's world," he said. "And that is something that is bigger than all these boycotters could possibly address."

Many Israelis say the boycott has strong anti-Semitic connotations and is meant to delegitimize the Jewish state as a whole and not merely a pressure tactic against its policies toward the Palestinians.

For many Israelis, the boycott conjures up dark images of the Nazi boycott prior and during WWII when Jewish academics were kicked out of universities and Jewish businesses were vandalized and boycotted.

BDS activists say they promote different objectives, with some focusing on a boycott of the settlements and others saying everything Israeli must be shunned until there is a peace deal. BDS supporters argue that Israel will withdraw from war-won lands only if it has a price to pay. Israeli leaders dismiss such claims, pointing to their willingness to negotiate a land-for-peace deal with the Palestinians.

After years of brushing off boycott threats as a tool of fringe extremists, Israel seems to have become genuinely worried in recent months.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemites; antisemitism; europeanunion; israel; judeophobia; netanyahu; pmnetanyahu

1 posted on 02/17/2014 1:59:13 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

Yes


2 posted on 02/17/2014 1:59:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: onyx

True dat!....................


3 posted on 02/17/2014 2:00:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: onyx

Amen.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 2:01:51 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: onyx

5 posted on 02/17/2014 2:01:59 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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Leading the venomous, unconscionable "boycott call" ... John Eff traitor Scary-kerry!

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6 posted on 02/17/2014 2:04:37 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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7 posted on 02/17/2014 2:06:13 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

Stating this obvious, is Bibi

All Israel boycotting is outright anti Semitism


8 posted on 02/17/2014 2:09:02 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: onyx

I am anti Palestinian.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 2:09:15 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: KC_Lion; Yehuda; Nachum; lbryce; Sarah Barracuda; Eleutheria5; dennisw; SJackson

G-d bless and protect Israel and all who support OUR STONGEST ALLY!

God-bless Prime Minister Netanyahu. He is a GREAT Man, and the actual LEADER of the Free World, for those who are paying attention.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 2:09:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cripplecreek

As true now as it was in Hitler’s Germany and we know what came of that.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 2:15:04 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: onyx

~~~Netanyahu: Those who boycott Israel are anti-Semites~~~

Yes, yes they are.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 2:15:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: onyx

Your image reminds me that Saturn seems to, also. Look at what the center of the ‘Jewish’ star looks like. That same shape is slowly rotating at the North Pole of Saturn. Hence Saturn stands with Israel ... I wonder if those Israeli’s knew about hyper-dimensional Physics when they fashioned that symbol?


13 posted on 02/17/2014 2:18:29 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: onyx
So, Obama/Kerry's threats (of more boycotts, more Arab missiles, bombs, and rocks) has finally gotten through to Jerusalem, eh? Definitely start fighting back, guys. The pacifist "peace-lover" is the kid who's left bleeding at the end of recess.... Always has been, always will be. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things, the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” ― John Stuart Mill
14 posted on 02/17/2014 2:19:43 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: onyx

Indeed!


15 posted on 02/17/2014 2:20:13 PM PST by left that other site
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To: All

45 minutes ago said,

הדבר המצמרר ביותר והמביש ביותר הוא שאנשים על אדמת אירופה מדברים על חרם על יהודים. זו שערורייה.

הם אנטישמים קלאסיים ועלינו להילחם בהם. הגיע הזמן להפוך לבלתי לגיטימיים את אלה שמנסים להפוך אותנו לבלתי לגיטימיים.

TRANSLATION
I think the most eerie thing, the most disgraceful thing is to have people on the soil of Europe talking about the boycott of Jews. I think that’s an outrage. The founders of the BDS movement make their goals perfectly clear. They want to see the end of the Jewish state. They’re quite explicit about it. And I think it’s important that the boycotters must be exposed for what they are. They’re classical anti-Semites in modern garb. AND

Tomorrow the P5+1 will continue, will resume its negotiations with Iran. Thus far, the only ones who has gained from these negotiations has been Iran. They’ve given practically nothing, but they’ve gained a lot.

They’ve gained a reduction of sanctions, the Iranian economy is improving, but today the President, the Ruler of Iran Khamenei, has said that these negotiations will come to nothing, to nothing in terms of stopping Iran’s nuclear program, but to a lot when it comes to easing the sanctions on Iran’s economy.

Iran, unfortunately, continues its aggressive behavior, both in arming terrorist groups and supporting the butchery of the Assad regime and calling for Israel’s destruction and in subversive activities everywhere around the world, including in Latin America.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 2:28:32 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
So Basically what Bibi is saying...


17 posted on 02/17/2014 2:33:21 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

If liberals can claim that opposition to Obama is based on racism, they can have no complaint when Mr. Netanyahu says opposition to Israel is anti-Semitic.

The main difference being, of course, that virtually everything Obama says is a lie or distortion.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 2:37:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: KC_Lion

Precisely and Amen!


19 posted on 02/17/2014 2:44:00 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Correct on both your excellent points.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 2:44:45 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Or is it delegitimate the delegitimators?


21 posted on 02/17/2014 3:04:09 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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Tour Bus jihad bombing.

Egypt/Israel - Four people were killed and 14 injured when jihadists exploded a bomb on an Egyptian tourist bus traveling to Cairo on Sunday, officials said.

"Blowing up tourists, it’s what operational devout Muslims do."
-Pamela Geller





22 posted on 02/17/2014 3:49:46 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks onyx.
For many Israelis, the boycott conjures up dark images of the Nazi boycott prior and during WWII when Jewish academics were kicked out of universities and Jewish businesses were vandalized and boycotted.

23 posted on 02/17/2014 4:05:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: onyx

LMAO


24 posted on 02/17/2014 4:06:50 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought the boycott movement suffered a setback when Scarlett Johanson chose to stick with SodaStream and Israel.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 5:55:36 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: KC_Lion

Nice. Very nice.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:16 PM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: Berosus

The “movement” (astroturf, funded by jihadists) gets little attention — any publicity turns into bad publicity, y’know, apart from those who hate the Jews anyway.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 7:17:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: onyx

well, Israel’s ties with India and China are increasing rapidly... so it can ignore Western Europe


28 posted on 02/17/2014 10:14:50 PM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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