A place that boycotts books isn’t far from a place that burns them,’ says Israeli Ambassador in the UK, Ron Prosor.
Several districts in southwest Scotland expands boycott on Israeli products, bar stores from carrying English translations of Israeli books. ‘
Scottish citizens might not be able to purchase English translations of Israeli masterpieces such as “A tale of love and darkness” by Amos Oz and “Someone to run with” by David Grossman, due to a boycott on Israeli books.
“A place that boycotts books is not far from a place that burns them,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UK Ron Prosor said in response.
“The council stained the reputation of its members and shamed the good citizens of Scotland,” he added.
According to the law, the council and all public bodies under its jurisdiction are forbidden to sell goods that originated from Israel.
Following the botched raid on the Turkish Flotilla to Gaza last May, the council expanded the boycott to include a ban on the purchase of English translations of Israeli books and the distribution of these books in public libraries throughout the council’s jurisdiction.
The European Union prohibits its member-nations from boycotting products from countries that are not under an official embargo imposed by the EU.
Unlike Iran, which is not subjected to a boycott in Britain despite being issued sanctions by the EU, Israel “enjoys” special scrutiny.
The Holocaust in Germany started with Hitlers call to boycott anything Jewish. After a couple of years, all Jewish books were burnt. Lets take a look at some more photos:
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, throws a package into a fire set to burn products from Jewish settlements, in the West Bank town of Salfit, Jan 5, 2010. Palestinians have launched a boycott of Israeli products made in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Source: Christian Monitor.
There is no difference between a call to boycott anything Jewish in Scotland, and a similar call to do the same in Nazi-Germany. Its the same anti-Jewish spirit than reigns. We have seen people filled with this kind of spirit before:
Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.
To bless or curse the sons and daughters of Jacob, (Israel) is a matter of life and death.
Written by Ivar