The Guardian whips up support for the boycott of Israel

By Joshua18
July 11, 2010

In its ongoing campaign to delegitimise and destroy the Jewish state, the Guardian/Observer newspaper today published the following article by Neve Gordon:

BDS campaign wants Israel to abide by international law

Note that the article is not at Comment is free but is in the newspaper proper.

As part of a co-ordinated attack, the Guardian/Observer carries a further article today about the boycott campaign. This piece serves to provide support for Neve Gordon:

Israeli academics hit back over bid to pass law that would criminalise them

"An academic backlash has erupted in Israel over proposed new laws, backed by the government of Binyamin Netanyahu, to criminalise a handful of Israeli professors who openly support a campaign against the continuing occupation of the West Bank.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel has gained rapid international support since Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound flotilla of aid ships in May, killing nine activists. Israeli attention has focused on the small number of activists, particularly in the country's universities, who have openly supported an academic boycott of Israeli institutions."

Update: Jonathan Hoffman below draws our attention to an excellent article by Isi Leibler on this subject. Isi Liebler, inter alia, chairs the Diaspora-Israel relations committee of the JCPA and is a former chairman of the governing board of the World Jewish Congress. He is described in the new edition of Encyclopaedia Judaica as "unquestionably the dominant Jewish lay leader in Australia during the previous quarter century".

Stalinism at Ben-Gurion University

by Isi Leibler -- July 10th, 2010



Sun, 07/11/2010 - 11:03

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We should not be surprised by this latest anti-Israel outpouring from the Guardian.
And, as usual my post on this subject on the Guardian has been "moderated".
As for "Dr" Neve Gordon
Indeed, he does need a Doctor, to deal with his mental disorder.
A traitor of the first degree.
He should thank his lucky stars that he lives in Israel and is free to spout this nonsense.
What if he lived in China, Tibet, Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea etc etc we would not be reading his articles would we?
Fortunately he is only one of a handful of prominent, (in his own opinion), quasi-academics trying to bite the hand that feeds them.

Jonathan Hoffman

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 15:03

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Isi Leibler: "Stalinism at Ben Gurion University"

Academics in Israel who call for a boycott or otherwise plot treason against the country should be dismissed from any positions of privilege that they have, such as Head of Department.


Sun, 07/11/2010 - 16:21

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Another great article from the great Isi Leibler.

Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 05:04

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Another great CiFWatch article from the great 'Israeli Nurse'.


Mon, 07/12/2010 - 12:15

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The lack of consistency among the BDS crowd reveals a serious degree of irrationality.

The Guardian should refuse to publish articles by an Israeli asking for Israelis to be boycotted.

Their readers should refuse to read such articles if the Guardian does, in fact, publish them.

Of course, Neve Gordon, like the wicked son of the Haggadah, holds himself apart from the rest of the Jewish community - "boycott them, boycott that guy behind the tree - just don't boycott me"!!


Mon, 07/12/2010 - 13:26

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"The lack of consistency among the BDS crowd reveals a serious degree of irrationality."

It is actually the height of rationality to boycott the boycotters.


Thu, 07/15/2010 - 20:46

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another great article from Neve Gordon - before you conduct the usual knee jerk reaction and scream 'anti-semitic' or 'anti-Israel', then actually read the article, Neve rightly points out the Boycott is a temporary measure to ensure the Israeli state feels the consequences of its illegal occupation and indeed blockade of Gaza, it is not an attack on all Jews, nor is it anti-Israel, its a protest against the Israeli political occupation of Palestinian territory which is something different entirely


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