British slebs endorse anti-Semitism

When I first started writing, as a music journalist many years ago, it was somewhat sobering to realise that some of my favourite musicians were, not to put too fine a point on it, raging arseholes. Many were perfectly nice people, of course, but many others were conceited jerk-offs whose arrogance was matched only by their ignorance.

As another journo put it to me, ya gotta learn to separate the art from the artist. Unfortunately, contemporary celebrities are determined to make such mental compartmentalisation all but impossible. After all, who can bear to watch a movie starring the same moron they?ve just seen spewing unhinged hatred on Twitter? Quote:

British celebrities including fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, actresses Julie Christie and Maxine Peake, and singer Peter Gabriel have pledged their support for Eurovision to be relocated, as Tel Aviv gears up to host this year’s event. End of quote.

It?s difficult enough to give a pass to the deranged Scientology of Tom Cruise. Anti-semitism, though, is a bridge too far from anyone. Quote:

They are among 50 signatories of a letter to the Guardian calling on the BBC, the UK broadcasters of the event, to “press for Eurovision to be relocated to a country where crimes against that freedom are not being committed.”

“Eurovision may be light entertainment, but it is not exempt from human rights considerations ? and we cannot ignore Israel?s systematic violation of Palestinian human rights,” the letter reads.

It echoes a call by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement to pressure governments, companies, performers and academics to disengage from Israel.

The movement sees Eurovision “as artwashing – whitewashing through arts” of what it calls Israel?s decades-old regime of military occupation and colonialism, its co-founder Omar Barghouti said. End of quote.

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BDS is an unambiguously anti-Semitic organisation. Barghouti is a serial liar who, astonishingly, claims that there is no history of violence from Arabs against Jews in the Middle East. He also babbles such anti-Semitic conspiracies as claiming that Jews created the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS.

As Lord Jonathan Sacks says, ?Once Jews were hated because of their religion. Then because of their race, now because of their nation-state. All the old myths have been recycled from the blood libel to the protocols of the Elders of Zion. Anti-Zionism is the antisemitism of our time. You know where the road ends. Don?t go down there again.?

It?s too late. Anti-Semitism is rampant, and Jews are fleeing Europe once again. Idiot celebrities ought to hang their heads in shame.

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