Germany to Pass Resolution Condemning BDS Movement as ‘Anti-Semitic’

An activist holds a sign calling for the boycott of Israel. (Photo: Anne Paq, via Activestills.org)

The German Bundestag (parliament) is set to pass a resolution, on Friday, condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic and urges the government not to fund groups or activities that question Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself.

The text of the resolution stated that,

“All-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the stigmatization of Israeli citizens and citizens of Jewish faith as a whole. This is unacceptable and worthy of the sharpest condemnation.”

It added, “The arguments and methods of the BDS movement are anti-Semitic” and reminiscent of Germany’s Nazi past.

This non-binding resolution is sponsored jointly by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian-Democratic Union and the Social Democrats, which is one of three motions on the BDS movement that will be considered in the German parliament, on Friday.

German lawmakers will also vote on two other resolutions against BDS, proposed by two opposition parties, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Die Linke.

The Die Linke text is the softest of the three, urging Germany to condemn “anti-Semitism within” the BDS movement, however, it does have a chance of passing.

The upcoming vote has caused public discourse in Germany, with many critics claiming that the proposed resolution is draconian, due to its suppressing pro-Palestinian groups’ freedom of expression.

As a response to the resolution, a 50-member group, made up of Jewish academics from Germany and from Israel, have published a petition opposing it.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. What to expect of the RACIST and TERRORIST Zio Jerman regime, which is such a HYPOCRITE – the Zio have even infiltrated the LEFT/Socialist parties at the top level; that’s why the LEFT is DEAD in GERMANY!!! These RACIST Germans are FORCING the INDIGENOUS Palestinian Muslims/Catholics to pay with their BLOOD, for the Zio Freemason HITLER/German Nazi crimes!! Such EVILNESS has overtaken Germany since the Zio and Hitler/the NAZIS have destroyed Catholicism in Germany!
    We went to one Turkish German Muslim-sponsored Palestinian protest, not a single German Left movement was there – they have become COWARDS!
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    Berjuang untuk KEMERDEKAAN Bangsa Orang Asal/Pribumi Melayu Malaysia dari Penjajahan Parti Anti-Islam/Anti-Melayu DAP, yang ditaja oleh Pengganas-pengganas ZIONIS/MOSSAD-ISRAEL, yang amat rasis, ganas, perasuah dan rakus, yang telah menguasai Rejim Malaysia (PH) yang baru dan perasuah [Fighting for the LIBERATION of Malaysian Indigenous Malay Peoples from the extremely racist, violent, corrupted and greedy Colonization by the TERORISTS‘ ZIONIST/MOSSAD-ISRAEL-sponsored Anti-Islam/Anti-Malay DAP Party, which controls the new most corrupted Malaysian regime (PH party)]!

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