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Jewish Organizations call German mayor’s Israel boycott anti-Semitic

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT


05/30/2012 02:17




Leading German NGOs accuse Mayor Schröter of promoting boycott that recalls Nazi-era campaign “Don’t buy from Jews.”
Leading German NGOs on Tuesday accused Social
Democratic Mayor Albrecht Schröter, from the city of Jena in the state
of Thuringia, of advocating a boycott of Israeli products that is so
aggressive it recalls the Nazi-era campaign “Don’t buy from Jews” and contributes to the delegitimization of the Jewish state.In an email to The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, Kevin Zdiara, deputy representative of the German- Israeli friendship
society in Erfurt, Thuringia’s capital city, wrote, “The campaign makes
no distinctions; de facto, all Israeli products are to be boycotted,
which does not contribute to peace. It also strongly recalls the Nazi
slogan ‘Don’t buy from Jews.’” Zdiara added that “Schröter has been
known for years for his attitude toward Israel. The mayor has
participated in pro-Palestinian demonstrations in the West Bank and with a lecture at a pro-Hamas conference in Bad Boll. Schröter is an example of the classic Christian peace activist who only accuses Israel but closes his eyes to Palestinian crimes.”
Klaus Faber and Daniel Kilpert, two representatives of the Coordinating
Council of German Non-governmental Organizations against Anti-Semitism,
told the Post on Tuesday in a
statement that the mayor’s conduct “crosses the line into anti-Semitism
and delegitimizes the state of Israel. Why does Mr. Schröter see no
occasion to call for a boycott against products from the anti-Semitic
Islamic Republic of Iran, or from North Sudan, which has engaged in many
massacres?” Klaus Faber, a prominent member of the Social Democratic
Party, served as a high level minister in the department for education, science, research, culture and religious communities in the East German state of Saxony-Anhalt.Dr. Reinhard Schramm, the deputy chairman of the Jewish community in Thuringia, told the Post on Tuesday in a telephone interview that the “boycott call is indecent and painful.
The Mayor Dr. Schröter should not resign because he is not an
anti-Semite. But he should know that with his signature he fosters
anti-Semitic tendencies. Pax Christi is steeped in anti-Semitism because
its variation of anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. “ Dr. Schramm is a
retired professor of engineering and survived the Holocaust in hiding
with his mother, Rosel.
Mayor Schröter signed the German catholic
peace organization Pax Christi’s petition “Occupation tastes bitter”
that calls for a sweeping boycott of Israeli goods. Dr. Shimon Samuels, director of international relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Post that Schröter’s call for a boycott “can work both ways. It is bad for Jena businesses.”

Samuels
said that what Schröter was doing was “racist,” adding that the mayor
had “brought a shadow over the city of light.” Jena is known for its
optics-based industries.Barbara Glasser, a spokeswoman for Schröter, told the Post by phone that the mayor is “guaranteed not an anti-Semite. He is for peace. He was awarded a civil courage prize.”

Zdiara, of Erfurt’s German-Israeli friendship society, says Pax Christi is known for its anti-Israel attitude.

“For
years it has demonized only Israel and now, with its call for a
boycott, has taken the side of the most aggressive Israel haters, whose
goal is to delegitimize the Jewish state,” he said of the organization.http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=271950


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  • The terms "racist" and "anti-semitic" have lost all meaning because people use them so callously and without evidence. When people hurl these accusations you really have to look at who is speaking, because it's probably a minority who refuses to take responsibility for themselves or a jew who feels that they are above reproach or referring to the swastika they just painted on their own door (literally and figuratively).

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    • @RoccoSantoro They working on a New one...

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    • @RoccoSantoro
      Damn right, Especially the term "Anti-Semite" which is used from every thing to anti Zionists to asking a Jewish public figure why they would hurt the country they live in to advance a country they don't It is highly overused and soon to be a joke that people say to each other to get a laugh.

      Like if we are chilling drinking a few beers and you spill a beer on me and I say you dam Anti-Semite. Which makes it funny because I am not Jewish

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    • @NeRdALeRt

      Any sympathy I ever had for jews is completely gone. Beyond that I now think that they brought the vast majority of their problems on themselves by so closely maintaining their commitment to being parasites for hundreds if not thousands of years.

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    • @RoccoSantoro
      Them evil joooooosssss!
      Watch out....ones sneaking up behind you!!!


      Anyhow, you love using those Jooooos parasites technology...dont you?

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    • @Freejay
      Um what technology would that be??? Careful you don't take credit for the wrong things.

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    • @Freejay


      I just want to fuk all the jewish women I can.....the more you hate Arabs the more they will fall in love with them

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    • @cadillaccuz
      he already tried to on another of my posts http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4b5_1337804141
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  • it is anti-semitic, but for all the right reasons. Its like saying any boycotts or sanctions on Iran is anti-Iranian. It is a correct statement but not one of hatred of a people but hatred of a peoples actions. The term Anti-Semite should not exist or should be defined more clearly due to its overuse and use out of context. People hate all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons. Why is it Jews have a special term that provokes fear.

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    • @cadillaccuz Israel seem to hope that the world will forget that Arabs are also semites. I would hope it's not necessary to actually say that the holocaust was a bad thing but some commenters on LL are only semi literate so you have to spell some things out. The holocaust was bad. But I think 70 years is long enough to milk any residual guilt over it. Particularly as almost all of those actually responsible for it are now dead.

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    • @zango1


      Exactly a lot of bad things happen all the time....get over it and move on...

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    • @zango1
      I agree one hundred percent. The alligator tears of the holocaust have long since dried up in the worlds eye. It seems as if the greatest talent a large part of the Jewish population has is that of crying to get what they want. Look how many Chinese were exterminated or Russians or let us not forget the plans for German males as it was presented by the Jews. They pretend as if they are halo wearing angels when they are just as shitty as the rest of the world. As far as the Arabs being S More..

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  • If you do anything that the jews don't like you are anti-semitic, it's more of a scapegoat than blacks playing the race card.

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  • the jews still don't get it, GERMANS don't like jews,didn't they make that cristal(nacht) clear in the '30and 40's?

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  • It is strange that being against Israel's politic you are called directly anti Semite or racist is that normal?

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  • These assholes are Gods chosen people, so any thing they say must be the truth.

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  • Not an anti Semite....just an ignorant Jew hating asshole!

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