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avbeav wrote

During an online memorial in honor of the Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin, pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted a Zoom chat with survivors by posting pornography, Nazi images and shouting anti-Semitic slogans

This could very well be legit. Where I live, there are certain ill-informed, perhaps somewhat conspiracy-minded people who claim to be pro-Palestine while also spewing Holocaust denial, and who get way too much media coverage.

Obviously the presence of such bigots does not discredit BDS or justify Israeli apartheid, but I wouldn't rule out the existence of such Zoom trolling and, to me, the news paper seems legit even if biased.

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lautreamont wrote (edited )

BDS in France and Germany have been allowing for neonazis to take part in their demos. This isn't new, while this doesn't mean this disruption was made by BDS.

I've seen some BDS demos in France being even held on April 20th.

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avbeav wrote

Germany [...] allowing for neonazis to take part

Ewww, even in Germany? The enemy of our enemy is also our enemy sometimes, I guess.

I've seen some BDS demos in France being even held on April 20th.

Well, if people want to get high at their protests... (Just kidding, but I had to look up the other meanings of that date)

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lastfutures wrote

Sounds like Israeli propaganda to me.

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Raico wrote

There's definitely many neonazi groups that vocally support Palestine as an strategy to show off their anti-semitism through.

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emma wrote

In Norway, we have a prominent conspiracy theorist who is widely known for being antisemitic who "supports" BDS. There was also an incident where an anti-occupation protest ended up in chants of "fuсk Jews". So I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss claims of antisemitism in these movements.

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avbeav wrote

In Norway, we have a prominent conspiracy theorist who is widely known for being antisemitic who "supports" BDS.

Here's the Danish version. [CW: Holocaust denial]

Perhaps it's good to be acknowledge the issue, rather than dismissing it as propaganda, so as to work on calling out those who are genuinely antisemitic and let them know they aren't welcome.

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lastfutures wrote (edited )

I more meant how the article handled it rather than the event itself. I've no doubt there are all kinds of trolls and anti-Semites that would do something like this. But the article didn't differentiate between this and BDS as an org, and the only quote they got was from the Israeli government.

And also that these articles gain traction because Israel has propaganda teams whose sole purpose is discrediting BDS.

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rot wrote

neo-nazis sometimes take advantage of anti-israel movements to be anti-semitic this news site could be taking advantage of real news to attack bds

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