BDS South Africa seems to have lost the memo that they are to present themselves as not antisemitic.
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has slammed the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS SA) “for using political events to demonize and incite hatred” against Jews.
Last week, BDS SA posted a cartoon on its Facebook page in response to US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” announcement.
The cartoon depicts the plan as a piece of Swiss cheese with Israelis, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, drawn with rat-like facial features. Several also have noticeable rat tails as they “chomp” through the cheese, while other caricatures, wearing kippot, also have large noses.
They bring to mind stereotypical features and antisemitic tropes of how Jews were depicted as vermin by the Nazi’s prior to and during the Holocaust.
A sign reading “Kosher Cheese” is also placed on the cheese, making the intentions about the cartoon clear.
They really seem to have lost a lot of memos – like the one that BDS supports “non-violent” resistance only.
Oh, and that sexually harassing women is a bad thing.