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A grandson of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, best known for his belief that Arabs should be ethnically cleansed from historic Palestine, is leading a movement to document and boycott all businesses in Israel that employ Palestinians.
The plan was discovered when 19-year old Meir Ettinger was reported to the police for walking around the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem and asking merchants whether they employ Arabs. One Palestinian merchant became suspicious that Ettinger may be planning an attack against himself or other Palestinians working at the market, and called the Israeli police. When police questioned Ettinger, they found that he was working on a booklet to help promote a boycott of Palestinian businesses, and Israeli-owned businesses that employ Palestinians.
The group calls itself the ‘Hebrew Labor’ project, and organizers say that it has twenty members, all residents of Yitzhar settlement.
The right-wing Israelis organizing the booklet say that they are merely providing a service for Israelis who wish to boycott Palestinians, adding that there is nothing illegal under Israeli law about producing such a booklet.
i don't think we'd be having this conversation if that was the case.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
Like I said, either way, my alarm bells would be ringing too. and just to be the first to say it, the Nazis started listing businesses that were owned by or employed Jews before the Pogroms started.
Making a list of all business that employ Arabs, so you can boycott them, isn't that racist as well?
They aren't, they are boycotting products sold by Israel that are produced by mostly Palestinians.
Citing he's a religious Jew, motivated by religious ideas, it cannot, by logic, be classified as "racism", which is based on no other considerations but race.
this has more to do with the politics of preserving a Jewish state, then it does with hating Arabs.
why not point out Jordan or Saudi Arabia which officially prohibits Jews from living or visiting the country.
by boycotting JEWISH businesses that employ ARABS? how is that not about race?