Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

"He Had Hatred Of Jews In His Eyes" Says A Rabbi Of A BDSer

Remember the anti-Israel push by members of the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn?  Well, the BDS brigade within the Coop have gone down to a well-deserved ignominious defeat.

Last night, at Brooklyn Tech High School, the forces of darkness garnered 653 votes.  Their opponents mustered 1005. 

One of the participants at what was evidently a packed and stormy meeting (fisticuffs occurred and the NYPD paid a visit), Rabbi Andy Bachman, comments:


'Before I entered Brooklyn Tech for the debate and the vote last night, I had a brief engagement with an anti-Israel agitator. I know of no other way to say this except to say that he had hatred of Jews in his eyes. You know when you know. The blood quickens; defense mechanisms engage. I can’t believe that in the twenty-first century, there are still those who believe that Jews are the root of all evil. My first impulse—I won’t lie—was to break his nose. My second impulse, after cogitating upon the fact that I was a father, husband, rabbi and leader—was to demure. Thank God for second impulses. 
It helped me tolerate the intolerable comments I heard from a few speakers last night: Jews control the media; Jews control Congress; Jews in America have shut down the debate about Israel. Fuming while listening, I remained paradoxically calm, even bemused: for in my profound discomfort, I was hearing what I didn’t want to hear. Which meant, of course, that my opponents were subjected to the self-same rules.
And when the votes were counted, our side won. Israeli products stayed on the shelves. And in turn, we were privileged to articulate a way forward that was rooted in reason, tolerance, justice and peace.
While on one hand the “moral equivalency” rules that “everyone’s opinion is valid” struck me as classic cooperative sophistry, I knew that in the end, the reasonable argument would prevail. That people would recognize that neither Israelis nor Palestinians are perfect. But that with enough food and room around the table, there may be something to discuss after all.'
Incidentally, as Elder of Ziyon notes, it's "Buy Israeli Goods Day" this Friday, and there are fine products from which to choose.  He suggests a few...

4 comments:

  1. I want the BDS loons to quit the coop. Why shouldn't they? The Evil Jooz won this round and now the BDS'rs are forced, COMPELLED by the Jewish octopus to sell Israeli goods. So why don't they quit. And if they don't why aren't they kicked out?

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  2. Hi,
    Does someone have the list of all those inventions that came to us from Israel and which all those Jew haters from the BDS are using? I remember a post like this last year, but can't find it.

    And, regarding the suggestions of Elder of Zyon, I cannot recommend the Judaica webstore highly enough. I bought several items from them, and I was more than happy with the creative beauty of their products and the efficient delivery.

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    1. Does this help, Rita?

      http://daphneanson.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/boycotting-israel-your-essential-bds.html

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    2. Just what the doctor ordered, thank You Daphne!

      I dont know how it goes in the UK or in Australia, but here in France I have heard no mention in the media (except online*)To tell the truth, this jew-hating cancer BDS that would have made Schicklgruber and his mob proud, does not seem to be as prevalent here as it is in the anglo world. Perhaps too, it cannot compete with the World Aids day, that is remembered in every corner of the media here today.

      (*) http://www.dreuz.info/2012/03/30-mars-journee-internationale-de-lutte-contre-le-boycott-des-produits-israeliens/

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