Sunday, December 23, 2012

Scottish Professor responds to "Boycott Israel" on Campus

A great article on "Israel Frontline": Denis MacEoin, a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly, addresses The Committee  Edinburgh University Student Association

The Edinburgh Student's Association made a motion to boycott all things Israeli since they claim Israel is under an apartheid regime.  Dr. Denis MacEoin (a non-Jew) is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs.  
 But I'm not talking about ordinary criticism of Israel. I'm speaking of a hatred that permits itself no boundaries in the lies and myths it pours out. Thus, Israel is repeatedly referred to as a "Nazi" state. In what sense is this true, even as a metaphor? Where are the Israeli concentration camps? The einzatsgruppen? The SS? The Nuremberg Laws? The Final Solution? None of these things nor anything remotely resembling them exists in Israel, precisely because the Jews more than anyone on earth, understand what Nazism stood for. It is claimed that there has been an Israeli Holocaust in Gaza (or elsewhere). Where? When? No honest historian would treat that claim with anything but the contempt it deserves. But calling Jews 'Nazis' and saying they have committed a Holocaust is as basic a way to subvert historical fact as anything I can think of.

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