If you support the anti-Israel boycott you're an anti-Semite, plain and simple. That's doubly true if you're European. So says Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has invoked Europe’s fascist past to attack the growing calls for a boycott of the Jewish state, comparing it with embargoes imposed on Jewish businesses by the Nazis and other anti-Semitic groups.
“The most disgraceful thing is to have people on the soil of Europe talking about the boycott of Jews,” he told a conference of leading Jewish businessmen in Jerusalem.
“I think that’s an outrage. In the past, anti-Semites boycotted Jewish businesses, and today they call for the boycott of the Jewish state and, by the way, only the Jewish state.”
Mr. Netanyahu’s fiercest broadside yet against the boycott movement followed several meetings among senior government figures over how to tackle what Israel sees as a looming threat of economic isolation.
This anti-Semite smear is getting a little tired, shopworn. Netanyahu likes to cast it as a "boycott of Jews" because he'd rather ignore the fact that it's a boycott of Israel over that state's government's policies and treatment of the people whose homeland Israel has occupied for the better part of half a century.
Bibi - up yours.