BDS and the Eternal Holocaust | Opinion | teleSUR English — Of course, Israel’s modus operandi has from the get-go been to hijack the international discourse with preposterous logic and a perennial inversion of victim and victimizer. And the tradition was once again showcased at the conference this week, which according to the Times of Israel was attended by more than 2,000 people, among them students, legal professionals, and representatives of Jewish organizations.
The conference’s opening session, held at the U.N. General Assembly Hall, featured remarks by Israeli ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon, who denounced BDS as “the true face of modern anti-Semitism.”
The Associated Press quoted Danon’s view that the singular goal of BDS is “to bring an end to the Jewish state,” as well as his thoughts on a recent U.N. Human Rights Council resolution to create a database of companies operating in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights:
“With this disgraceful resolution the U.N. crossed a red line. Can you imagine that seventy years after the holocaust the U.N. is creating lists to encourage the boycott of Jewish companies? This is exactly the kind of hatred that the U.N. was founded to eradicate.”
Now, as Danon & Co. take the U.N. by storm, the moral of the story — essentially — is that the right of Jewish businesses to turn a profit in illegally occupied territory trumps the right of Palestinians to exist free of a constant danger of being slaughtered or otherwise deprived of basic dignity.
And if you don’t support the Zionist arrangement, apparently, it means you’re pro-Holocaust. Repeat after me: Black equals white. Five equals two. Oppressor equals victim.