On Antisemitism and Terrorism

You don’t have to look far to find proof for a widespread antisemitism in Europe. This time in Great Britain.

The Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, published on his website the following:

“Some 700 British artists pledged to boycott Israel on Saturday in reaction to what they termed “the Palestinian catastrophe,” the British newspaper Guardian reported on Saturday.

The artists, who include Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Richard Ashcroft, and others, pledged that they “will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel.”

“We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government,” the letter read.” [jpost.com]

The hypocrisy of punishing Israeli citizens while Palestinians conduct atrocities against innocent Israelis was highlighted by the fact that two days after the British artists signed the pledge, a US federal court in New York found the Palestinian Authority guilty of supporting terrorist attacks against Israelis and fined the PA 218.5 million dollars; opening the doors to other civil lawsuits against the Palestinian Authority in what could reach billions of dollars in future fines and settlements.

Since it is unlikely that  the same British artists will sign a similar pledge against the Palestinians, I cannot find any other motive for their actions accept for antisemitism against Jews, cemoflashed as support for the Palestinians.

The interesting point is that since the European Union donates millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority, and that now some of this money will be used to pay Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism, perhaps there is justice after all.

“NEW YORK – The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority were the catalysts for a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded several Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday at a high-stakes civil trial.

In finding the Palestinian authorities liable in the attacks, jurors awarded the victims $218.5 million in damages for the bloodshed. The U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act could allow for that to be tripled.

The case in Manhattan and another in Brooklyn have been viewed as the most notable attempts by American victims of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to use U.S. courts to seek damages that could reach into the billions of dollars.

The PLO and Palestinian Authority had no immediate comment. None of the victims was in the courtroom Monday for the verdict.” [cbsnews.com]

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