So yes, we are very angry, we are working against Israel whereas before we supported you, and we will do all in our collective power to make life as uncomfortable for you as you make it for the Palestinians, shame on you, shame on all jews, may your lives be cursedYours with no shame whatsoever and no fear"That missive was written back in 2007 by the woman who, more recently, posted the following beneath a YouTube video:
an article headed "The real antisemitism underlying the boycotters":
'Those arguing for a boycott seek to present themselves as opponents of Israeli government policy rather than antisemites.... But it is - and I'll put it no stronger than this - quite remarkable how many of those who call for a boycott, on whatever grounds, turn out to be plain old antisemites.
Ms Hardyment’s sentiments are representative of the underlying views of many boycott supporters. The references to the “Nazi like killing machinea¦ backed by the world's richest jews and America”, the “so called holocaust (a nice round number 6 milliona¦)” and “shame on all jews, may your lives be cursed”, may be more obvious than some of the more sly proponents of a boycott, who are careful to couch their arguments in apparently reasonable language; but antisemitism is antisemitism, whatever the tone in which it is expressed.'In recent days there have been more stark reminders of the antisemitism, overt and not so overt, that underpins the BDS Movement, making, as Pollard also observed, "the 'useful idiots' of the antisemites" out of those who have yet to be infected with the world's longest hatred themselves.
Take the "damp squib" of a protest last Tuesday against the imminent opening of a Max Brenner outlet on the campus of the University of New South Wales. Speakers at the well-advertised rally (which despite almost 200 acceptances on Facebook saw a fraction of that number actually turn up, to be outnumbered by reporters and onlookers: great illustrated write-up (h/t Shirlee) here) might have been careful to eschew any hint of antisemitism in their addresses to their followers, but in the lead-up to the rally commenters on Facebook were not so scrupulous:
'The Facebook page RALLY! Say no to Max Brenner at UNSW was set up by SJP [the so-called Students for Justice in Palestine] via the Boycott Max Brenner at UNSW Facebook group. It has hosted dozens of comments that cover the gamut of anti-Jewish stereotypes, claiming that Jews are cursed by God, are money-hungry, control the media, and are dirty and evil.
Other posts deny the Holocaust and simultaneously, with textbook cognitive dissonance, blame the Holocaust on the Jews.
The racist postings include a reference to “evil greedy money-loving nature of Jews”, and the claim that “Only news (that) Jews are happy with goes through via media”. Another post reverts to classical religious bigotry: “Of course I have a problem with Jews. You are not the cursed people and were not Banished from the holy land for nothing lol.” Non-Jews who defend Jews come in for opprobrium with the comment: “Tip rats = Jew lovers.”
An especially vicious post rails against “the dirtiest most evil people on earth using the holocaust to their advantage as leverage to establish the state of israel. it was all planned.”
In a later post, Lewis stated: “I am the Ethno-Cultural Officer, meaning I need to look out for any hate speech towards any ethnic group. I have witnessed many accusations that the Holocaust didn’t exist, and that Jews are money-hungry pigs. Due to this, several Jewish students actually feel unsafe to step foot into the University, meaning I actually DO need to solve this problem.”
Lewis informed the page owners that the UNSW Chancellery had been made aware of the page, and its anti-Jewish content, but the university administration appears not to have taken action.
The present National Anti Racism campaign slogan, “Racism, it stops with me”, seems to have fallen on deaf ears among the administrators at UNSW, which has one of the most culturally diverse campuses in Australia.
It has been left to other UNSW students who share Lewis’s disgust to establish their own Facebook page Defend Max Brenner at UNSW, featuring screenshots of the anti-Jewish posts on the RALLY page to highlight the racism it has spawned. These students posted their own comments on the RALLY page, protesting its anti-Semitism and demanding an end to the anti-Jewish vitriol. For the most part, their demands went unheeded. Some anti-Jewish posts were deleted, but were replaced by others.
SJP has yet to ask itself why it provides a sympathetic home for naked Jew-hatred. SJP organisers wax indignant at the merest suggestion they are complicit in fomenting anti-Semitism. Instead, they accuse anyone who points out the raw racism they attract of trying to “censor” them with the intimidating charge of anti-Semitism. It is difficult but necessary for them to understand their own role in attracting and hosting content which expresses racism against Jews. It is easy, but false, simply to assume any claimed offence is merely feigned for political or other advantage.' (Read more here)
|Photo by Joshua Levi (Australian Jewish News)|
And we see more antisemitism, nakedly expressed, beneath a report here that Press TV's correspondent in Australia, Edwina Storie, is suing Aussie blogger Andrew Landeryou.
Some choice delicacies from the comments section:
May 2, 2013 9:57 AM
This story brings tears to my eyes! I am of no denomination nor any belief or disbelief. I am not a Muslim, nor a Christian, nor anything. I am none of the above. The bucket I fall in is not in the list. ...and I know I will remain in that position. What a beautiful human being you are Edwina! Utmost respect from a male who unmistakably sees and recognizes a genuine female being. I too, do my part in this fight against this ZIONIST JEW SCOURGE. Honor and truth will prevail in the end... theses parasites are doomed. I will be standing next to you when victory relieves us all. Timelessness is ours, oblivion is theirs!A low life zionist
May 2, 2013 9:30 AM
You know Edwina we zionist vultures are low life people ,we control western media ,we brainwash people to cry for jews and you know jews don't consider goyim people as human being! ,and we have low life people who work for JIDF and they infesting internet with their stupid lies and propaganda ,Be strong Edwina we are vulture zionists!ahmed
May 2, 2013 8:31 AM
Hey sis this is nothing new.press TV reporters have 2 get use 2 this type of attack when they reveal the truth.if this guy is an Australian I dnt blame him.he must b a decendent of a murderer or rapist or child molester that we're shipped from Europe.this is history.u go for it.
May 2, 2013 5:46 AM
That's the way Zionist Jew scums work,,, First they try to bribe you if it doesn't work they try to defame you and if that doesn't work they kill you. They are the Cancer of Planet Earth.786
May 1, 2013 11:13 PM
These Zionazi Jews only go after defenceless women and children! They have never won a real war with real men(Hezbollah and Hamas)! They are very good at brainwashing, lying,stealing nothing else. Edwina, I read their news on how you would be "stoned to death" if you were in Iran..Please take a mini vacation and visit IRI. We Muslims love and respect you for your bravery, courage and standing up against these Nazis... against the enemy of humanity.Aga
May 1, 2013 8:43 PM
Edwina Storie, you are most welcome to revert to Islam.