Thursday, August 2, 2007

The "Boycott Israel" movement gains new momentum

The timing of these notices and stories always amazes me, because they seem to inevitably occur just as or right after Israel has promised new concessions: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/07/31/methodists_concerned_with_israeli_occupation/.

So, now we have have the Methodists planning to divest from holdings in companies that do business with Israel. No such threat is being made against Iran, where women are treated like chattel (at best), Sudan, where a documented genocide is taking place, Saudi Arabia, which apart from oil seems to export only Wahhabism and terrorists. Nope, JUST ISRAEL.

If this push for divestment is not anti-Semitic in intent, it is certainly anti-Semitic in effect.......

5 comments:

Michael said...

Geek, try and explain this to them; the Methodists' answer will be most amusing, I am sure...

carl r said...

My girlfriend is Jewish. I'm sure I'll get an earful when she hears this on the news.

Bar Kochba said...

Let's boycott the Methodist Church!

WomanHonorThyself said...

at least we know who our enemies are BHG!!

Bookworm said...

I'll tell you what I've been telling everyone the last few days: read Melanie Phillips' Londonistan, about the Islamic takeover of England. One of the things she's exceptionally good at conveying is the horrible moral inversion that's happening through some churches, with Israel being attacked, against all fact and logic, as the center of all evil in the world.