The European boycott of the 'settlements' and the Nazi boycott of Jews
Giulio Meotti points out some very scary parallels between the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany in the 1930's and the European boycott of 'settlement goods'
in our own time.
We obtained a copy of the document just released by the Europen Union
with a list of the Israeli locations beyond the Green Line.
document is meant to support "the exclusion of settlement goods from
preferential treatment". It's a very detailed list of all the Jewish
towns in Judea and Samaria which must be isolated, targeted and
boycotted, including the postal code and the name of the city, village
or industrial zone where production conferring status has taken place
appear on all proofs of preferential origin issued or made out in
A note clearly states: "Operators are advised to
consult the list before lodging a customs declaration for releasing
goods for free circulation in support of which they intend to provide
proof of preferential origin issued or made out in Israel. If they find
the postal code appearing on the proof of origin in their possession in
the list of non-eligible locations, they should refrain from claiming
preference". The communities listed are non eligible for duty-free
status under the 1995 EU-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
also the correct spelling in Hebrew, from Merom Golan to Beit El,
Sha'arei Tikva and Elkana, Alfei Menashe and Bracha, Halamish ("also
named Neve Tzuf") and Kiryat Arba, Psagot and Ofra.
boycott blacklist not only violates international free trade, it is an
obstacle to Mideast coexistence and constitutes the revival of racism.
EU boycott is reminiscent of the 1933 first Nazi boycott of Jews, in
which youth held posters in German and English urging the boycott:
“Germans, defend yourselves against Jewish atrocity propaganda.”
poster of the boycott lobby now says: “Europeans, defend yourselves
against Israeli atrocity propaganda.” Where is the difference?
is also the same feeling of helplessness expressed by the great
philolog Viktor Klemperer, a witness of the Nazi boycott: "The boycott
begins tomorrow. Yellow placards, men on guard. Pressure to pay
Christian employees two months salary, to dismiss Jewish ones. No reply
to the impressive letter of the Jews to the President of the Reich and
to the government. No one dares make a move".
Replace placards with labels, Christian with European and Jewish with Israeli. No one dares make a move.
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