Austrian MP declares BDS movement to be antisemitic

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    An Austrian MP who has been one of the principal advocates of a parliamentary resolution to combat antisemitism and ban government support for BDS groups has insisted that denying Israel’s right to exist is antisemitic, and that his motion seeks to counter such invective.

    Reinhold Lopatka, a member of the Austria’s lower house of its parliament, the National Council, for the Austria People’s Party, told The Jerusalem Post that antisemitism in the country needs to be decisively refuted, and that the BDS campaign was itself antisemitic.

    As reported by The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Lopatka and other members of parliament have submitted a motion to the National Council to combat antisemitism in the country, and to ban federal funds from going to organizations that back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

    Remarkably, the motion has been backed by all five parties currently represented in the National Council from right to left, including the Austrian People’s Party, the far-right Freedom Party of Austria, the Social Democratic Party, the New Austria and Liberal Forum, and the Green Party.

    The motion calls on the Austria federal government “to develop a holistic strategy” to combat antisemitism, and to “strongly condemn the BDS movement and its goals, in particular the call for a boycott of Israeli products, companies, artists, scientists or athletes.”

    It also requests that the federal government “not provide premises and infrastructure” to organizations that express themselves in antisemitic terms “or question Israel’s right to exist,” and to ensure that no federal financial support goes to BDS organizations and events.

    It will likely be submitted to a vote in January, when it should sail through due to the wall-to-wall political support for the measure.

    Austrian MP declares BDS movement to be antisemitic

    Everywhere BDS is now being seen for what it is, an expression of anti semtism.
     
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    Considering that this is Europe, he is one courageous man.

    As Orwell said -- "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act".

    May this start a revolution.
     
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    “Austrian MP declares BDS movement to be antisemitic”

    And?

    One politician’s idiotic opinion doesn’t make it true.

    Appropriate, warranted criticism of Israel’s reprehensible policies isn’t ‘anti-Semitism.’
     
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    I realize you are an incredibly stupid individual, Clayton, but working actively to destroy the one little strip of land Jewish people can call home is not "appropriate, warranted criticism".
     
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    MP Lopatka is a good man.
     
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    These threads are greats ... for collecting IP addresses to pass on to Mossad...

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    Poor little pseudo intellectual. If only you would pull your head out of your ass for a little while you would see all sorts of anti semitic groups associated with the BDS scum.

    The whole goal is to destroy Israel. That's their stated intention. How is it possible that you progressives are all Jew haters.....
     
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    That's what all the anti semites say. Clearly, you are just the type of person that Austria is addressing with this bill, just as France, Britain and many other European countries have addressed with similar bills.
     
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