Out of control: London BDS group tweet antisemitic article

They just can’t help themselves can they?

This evening the Twitter account of the London BDS group (@londonbds) tweeted this link to an article by Press TV. Ostensibly the article is about sanctions against Israel but almost instantly, and with a remarkable level of vitriol, descends into an antisemitic diatribe covering such diverse topics as the Talmud, the Holocaust and the ‘Jewish lobby’.

In fact, the piece is so prejudiced and so full of antisemitism that it’s difficult to even pull out a few quotes. However, of particular concern are the accusations that:

Netanyahu played his role as expected. Straight out of the Talmud, his coalition does not accept demands from the non-Jewish sub-humans. He will bet the farm on the Jewish Lobbies in the main Western countries, that they can bully their host country legislatures to do their bidding. They have a long track record.


Real historians like David Irving were attacked for printing the forbidden truth and made examples of to cower the rest of the sheep. And yes, Jewish lobbies had their fingerprints all over the dirty deed. 

Note that at one point the author uses quotation marks around the words ‘Holocaust’ and ‘survivors’.

It is a truly staggering article, so full of antisemitic accusation and rhetoric that it would have been simply impossible for anyone to have not have noticed the content before tweeting it.

Which begs the question, why did London BDS tweet the article? And will other groups who share their views on Israel publicly condemn this latest disgraceful episode.

Once again serious questions must be asked about the motivations of many of those behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Legitimate debate about the Middle East is one thing. Pure antisemitism, promoted by Israel’s critics in the UK, is something else entirely. We can not let it pass in silence.



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