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Israeli justice minister: BDS is the ‘new face of terrorism’

Ayelet Shaked
Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked. [File photo]

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked branded the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement a form of “terrorism”, in remarks made yesterday.

Speaking at a Jewish National Fund (JNF) conference in New York, the hardline right-wing minister compared the BDS campaign to tunnels under the Gaza border fence.

“Sometimes the BDS movement’s funding sources are identical to those funding the terrorist organisations,” Shaked claimed, adding: “This is the new face of terrorism.”

The minister claimed that while “criticism of Israel is legitimate”, criticism “that attempts to undermine Israel’s right to exist is illegitimate.”

Therefore, Shaked said: “The BDS is illegitimate. I define it thus: BDS is another branch of terrorism in the modern age.”

Speaking to a primarily Jewish American audience, Shaked regretted that “there are also some young Jewish liberals who get confused and are led astray by this movement.”

“They swallow the lies that the Palestinian propaganda disseminates. They have fallen into this web and are not even aware of the fact that the mechanisms pulling the strings are terrorists from radical Islam.”

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  • Blake

    Whatever they bleat about = projection

    ‘israel’ took terrorism to Palestine and the world at large as Menachem Begin bragged. It has been its MO for 68 yrs to keep the natives in check &/or off their land

    • Eric11210

      Your fellow Muslims are not now nor have they ever been natives Muhammad.

      • Bishadi

        Being against israel has nothing to do with religion, except that the right wing nuts of zionism want a temple where that gold domed building of Jerusalem is, and that’s about impossible.
        .Go see the news. They attacked the site again.

        • Eric11210

          Another tired lie. Boring.

        • Helen4Yemen

          Zionism = Judaism

          For what other reason are the European Ashkenazis in Palestine except due to their religion? Can you tell me what connects the deluded Europeans to Palestine except the OT?
          Read Numbers 33 and 34.

          Read the link below by Edwin M. Wright who was an American foreign policy specialist. Employed by the U.S. State Department from 1945 to 1955 in a number of capacities, he was especially involved in the events leading up to and surrounding the establishment of Israel. In particular, he served as a Middle East specialist from 1945 to 1946; on the Bureau for Near East, South Asian, and African Affairs from 1946 to 1947; as an advisor on United Nations affairs from 1947 to 1950, and as an advisor on intelligence from 1950 to 1955.

          Torah, Zionism and Palestine by Edwin M Wright

          http://lotus.*websitewelcome.*com/~wwwtheb/Torah,_Zionism_&_Palestine,_Wright.pdf

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          • Bishadi

            Zionism is closer to the terrorist of isil but using the label of Judaism.
            .
            The pursuit of that hill (zion) has been warned about since Moses. Throughout the tanakh that site has been warned of. Judaism is about adhering to the commandments and zionism is about a SITE on the earth (hill with a gold domed building on it, in Jerusalem). 1 group (Jews) by choice, follow the rules. The other group claims to be chosen by ‘god’ to build a temple and god will give them the reigns to rule mankind.
            HUGE difference between a Jew and a zionist. 1 side is getting the shaft by the other using their name. Just like the muslims are of the isil nut cases.
            .
            I understand bunches of folk claim many various tangents but even way way way back when josephus wrote of the temple destruction, he even put to writing, that the people requiring that hill, are not Jewish.
            .
            It’s so sad.

  • Devilworshipper

    Pity such a pretty woman has such an ugly personality.
    Zionists will come out with any ridiculous lie that suits them. I remember Regev interviewed by satellite a couple of years ago when questioned about the blockade of Gaza saying, “There is no blockade”. Similarly here. Shaked saying BDS is ‘the new face of terrorism,” when those of us who support it do so because it is a non-violent way of putting pressure on Israel. It is quite the opposite.

    • James Mendelsohn

      Just look at the aims of BDS, it is simply war by another means.

      • Devilworshipper eejit yers. You accuse those from the occupied land of war by using passive means to get equality? Wake up to the truth.

      • Bishadi

        BDS is non violent! The use of the word terrorism, is for the pity fest.

        • James Mendelsohn

          Agree it’s not terrorism (which is why I didn’t use the word) but its aims are the same as the Arab war effort since before 1948 – namely, to destroy Israel.

          • Helen4Yemen

            in 1948, what you call the Arabs – the Palestinians – were home minding their own business when alien lily-white-Europeans arrived by the millions. What would you do if millions of Chinese were to stampede towards stolen Palestine? Will the European thieves of Palestine allow millions of Chinese to invade their stolen land?

        • James Mendelsohn

          Agree it’s not terrorism (which is why I didn’t use the word) but its aims are the same as the Arab war effort since before 1948 – namely, to destroy Israel.

      • Helen4Yemen

        If it is war, what stops the European Jews from going back home to Europe?
        Give me one good reason.

      • Devilworshipper

        ‘By another means’ is a crucial phrase here, as it makes all the difference in the world.
        If you want to define BDS as ‘war’, well, then, I might accept that, because war is the result of sides not agreeing; in this case, in my opinion, as a result of Israeli intransigence.

        • James Mendelsohn

          You are of course entitled to your opinion, but the facts say completely the opposite.

    • Vinegar Hill

      “such a pretty woman”…….Shaked is as ugly as sin…

      • Devilworshipper

        Well there’s no accounting for taste, is there? It’s just occurred to me that I’d like to see the first two letters of her name replaced by ‘N’,
        And now I’m getting childish. Sorry!

  • Svein Storetvedt

    Support BDS 100%. This human right violator carryes no moral vaight! Who gives a f… What she claims?😴

  • I love BDS and will always support the oppressed. The real terrorist is the bogus racist state of israel that uses banned weapons, rapes children illegally imprisoned and operates apartheid yet claims to be “the most democratic state in the Middle East” and have the cheek to call themselves “settlers” . These upsetters do not know meaning of word settle. maybe 1% belong there if that. the rest should all “Return” to their native lands in Europe/Russia etc. They think they are cowboys like the white man in USA. Stop the crazy racist fools from destroying the world. If USA loves zionists so much invite them over to stay. USA took the land from the proud natives there. (This was done with a little bit of help from Africans although i do not recall seeing them represented in any films from my childhood) It is time for everyone to stand up against racism. Look after society first. Beware of power crazed liars like netanyahu that thrive on genocide.

    • Eric11210

      You also love telling grand lies it seems.

  • Bishadi

    BDS is a non-violent protest. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against israel for the oppression, occupation and abuse to Palestinians (human beings).
    That’s it.
    .
    When the ‘Justice Minister’ of israel claims it is ‘terrorism’ is evidence that BDS is not only working, but putting fear into the minds of the oppressive minds of israel.
    The ‘JNF’ meeting is about money. BDS is not a ‘terrorism’ of any sort, nor is about ‘terrorists’ of any kind of violence, it is about money. Sanctions is what brought Iran back to the table. If sanctions are ever imposed, israel is in real trouble.
    I suggest israel focus on making peace because if this gets into a business war, israel will lose, real bad.
    .

    • Helen4Yemen

      Why can’t the European Ashkenazis make peace with their own peoples in Europe and go back home to Europe where they no more face persecution. Give me one good reason why white-Euro-Jews to continue to cling to stolen Arab Palestine? Is it the $38,000,000,000 money that America is showering them with?

      Note: We the people of the region will never accept these foreign European predators on our soil? Why should we made to pay a price for what was totally a European affair?

      • Bishadi

        Go Go BDS. Do you know anything about Yemen? Any people? Shut up on israel. Here do some work: Let me know if those were tactical nukes that were used as bunker busters in yemen? I saw the videos and I am about certain, but I can’t do soil samples and it might be best to give you something to do. Find out.

        • Helen4Yemen

          “Shut up on Israel”? Only in your dreams? Why are you trying to divert attention to Yemen? Why did you fail to answer these questions:

          1-Why can’t the European Ashkenazis make peace with their own peoples in Europe and go back home to Europe where they no more face persecution.

          2- Give me one good reason why white-Euro-Jews to continue to cling to stolen Arab Palestine?

          • Bishadi

            0 ….. because of your name.
            1…. hypotheticals are for the birds
            2 …. I told you why; that stupid hill in Jerusalem.

          • Helen4Yemen

            I am not talking about a stupid hill but about foreign white Europeans colonizing our lands. I am from the region and I refuse for any Europeans to colonize our lands. What has my name got to do with anything?
            Give me one good reason why the European Ashkenazis are still on Arab land since the excuse they used is no more?

            Tell me what connects the German Jew to Palestine more than the German Christian? Isn’t Palestine holy for the Christians as well?

          • Bishadi

            your land? Yemen? That name does not state, ‘I am Palestinian’. Or even ‘Helen4Pals’. R U afraid?
            You need to askaNazi those questions. I told you the underlying theme. (big picture)
            ie… torah/bible/quran have bunches of beliefs regarding the ME (levant). Many tangents exist but the central item is that stupid hill in all three sets of religious dialogue.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Therefore, what you are saying is that the European Ashkenazis used a false excuse of the holocaust when what they really wanted was the ‘hill’? Listen dude: ‘Anti-Semitism’ was totally a European affair since the Arab Jews lived in peace with their Arab brothers. The Ashkenazi were expelled 109 times from Europe vs. zero time from Arab lands z(till 1948). All Yemenis sympathize 100% with their Palestinians brothers. You have failed to answer why the German-Russian-Lithuanian Jews are on Arab land? Give me one good reason?

          • Bishadi

            quote: >>> Helen4Yemen 10 minutes ago <<<… ""Therefore, what you are saying is that the European Ashkenazis used a false excuse of the holocaust when what they really wanted was the 'hill'?""""
            .
            Israel is the worst thing next to holocaust that ever happened to the 'Jews'. The people that you are mad at, are zionist. And that 'hill' is what the term 'zion' is based on.
            .
            IF you are from Palestine, you would know that.

          • Helen4Yemen

            We resent the European leeches on the land of Palestine the same way we resented the French leeches on the land of Algeria and the British leeches on the land of Egypt … and so on. What is funny is that the Ashkenazi-leeches were arriving on the land of Palestine when the French-British-Italian leeches were going home. Funny, very funny!

          • Bishadi

            your land? Yemen? That name does not state, ‘I am Palestinian’. Or even ‘Helen4Pals’. R U afraid?
            You need to askaNazi those questions. I told you the underlying theme. (big picture)
            ie… torah/bible/quran have bunches of beliefs regarding the ME (levant). Many tangents exist but the central item is that stupid hill in all three sets of religious dialogue.

  • carl56

    That pimpled mug is the new face of Fascism.

  • carl56

    That pimpled mug is the new face of Fascism.

  • Vinegar Hill

    Shaked has joined with Netanyahu and become a high profile congenital liar. She claims that Israel has a right to exist !! According to international law no country has a “right to exist” let alone demand that another nation recognises this right. She uses this false premise to condemn BDS, a democratic peaceful organisation opposing the brutalities of Israeli violence against the Palestinian people. She uses it to hide behide and deflect criticism of the inhuman treatement of babies, children, women and the eldery within Palestinian society by the Israeli authorities. Shaked is guilty of incitement with her public comments and despicably hides behind her lies to detract from the truth of her actions.

    • Helen4Yemen

      “Israel” has a right to exist but on its own European soil.
      Europe performed ‘Final Solution’ by sending the Euro-Jews
      that they hated to Palestine.

      • Vinegar Hill

        Hello….I think that one could even push the right to exist further and within a legal context Israel seems to be on to a slippery slope and has no right to exist anywhere.

        I would also add to the second sentence that Eurpoe was aided in this effort by Jewish leaders of communities in European countries.

        • Helen4Yemen

          Yes, it was a win-win situation for both white Europeans: the Christians got to get rid of the Jews that they hated so much and the Jews go to gobble up free Arab land. It was a lose-lose for the Arabs.

          • James Mendelsohn

            In what way was it a win for the six million who died, Helen4ajewfreemiddleeast?

  • Brendan D

    Israel needs more qualified people in government. This one is a ignorant.

    • Helen4Yemen

      “Israel” need to be relocated to its own European territory! What are these lily-white
      European Ashkenazis doing on a piece of land inhabited by people of color?

      • Fasdunkle

        Plenty of Yemenis in Europe

        • Helen4Yemen

          Plenty of Khazars in Asia, Africa, America, South America.

          • Fasdunkle

            I am curious, what is your cutoff year for all people who have migrated since then to return to the geographical boxes you have created for them?

  • Khattak

    They are Nazis of modern age. They should have demanded a state in Germany instead of killing innocent people to grab their lands. The world knows it, Everybody knows it.

  • Radar id 5913

    terrorism?
    what terrorism?
    https://twitter.com/Fort_Russ_News/status/778026185359974400
    maybe this???

  • TamarindWalk

    What nonsense.
    It is valid to boycott.

  • cfix

    Clearly, no matter what the zionistas claim, BDS is kicking zionist donkey

  • Patriot from Spain

    She is right. BDS should be banned in every civilized country.

  • Shafiq Ul Islam

    Israel will be vanished sooner or later inshAllah. Injustice destined to cease.

  • James F. “Jim” Michie

    Shaked, it us you who are the terrorist. along with madman Benjamin Netanyahu and his many other minions! Furthermore, you are an utter disgrace to any fleeting thought of “justice”!