The fascist impulse in BDS and Oxfam - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 31.01.14 | 20:55 (IST)

    If there is a factory employing 500 workers, most of them Palestinian, it should not matter whether it is in a West Bank settlement or not. The factory and the people can still be there no matter what the final borders look like or what the future political arrangements look like. There will be, and ought to be, economic cooperation between Jews and Palestinians regardless of those borders. But Oxfam and BDS are more concerned with ethnic purity then they are with jobs, or the lives of those making money at the factory or those who depend on them. Chest pounding on ethnic purity and placing it over peoples' lives to serve some pseudo-religious, nationalist interest is a fascist response. It is fascist when settlers do it, and it is fascist when Oxfam and BDS do it. It is, in each case, the volk defending their heims from the outsider who would rape their women and enslave them. Whether you clothe it with the rhetoric of the new left or the old right, it stinks from the word go.

    from the article: Scarlett Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador
    First published 18:53 30.01.14 | Last updated 06:58 30.01.14
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