‘This is how the Nazi movement started’

Oded Revivi, mayor of Efrat in the Gush Etzion region of Judea, chided the European Union and British government on Monday against the backdrop of increasingly anti-Semitic rhetoric by the BDS movement.

Responding to the vicious anti-Israel material pasted across the London Underground system on Monday, Revivi compared the dramatic surge in anti-Semitism in Europe in recent years to the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. 

“Unfortunately Europe is returning to the pre-World War II situation,” Revivi said. “This is exactly how the Nazi movement began, by posters in the U-BAHN [Berlin rapid transit system], underground, in quiet parlor meetings, and then slowly moved the power it accumulated to the government”. 

Looking to Europe today, Revivi pondered whether governments there would take the threat of anti-Semitism more seriously this time, reflecting that Monday’s incident was an opportunity for Europe to “learn a lesson and not allow anti-Semitism to rise.”

The coordinated acts of vandalism across the London Underground network appear to be the work of the BDS movement. The incident coincides with annual "Israel Apartheid Week," a yearly BDS event begun in 2005.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has promised to get involved and get the posters taken down immediately.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208397

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