Meet your anti-Semitists [UPDATED]

UPDATE:  The name of Sean Fitzpatrick has been removed from the list below.  Please read this article to understand why.

boikotThe NBR reports on New Zealand MPs and candidates that want to boycott Israel

United Future leader Peter Dunne and Act candidate Sean Fitzpatrick are among those who have signed a pledge for the “Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” movement.

Green MPs Kevin Hague and Kennedy Graham have also signed the pledge that “require[s] the New Zealand Superannuation Fund to divest our taxpayer dollars from companies which profit from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.”

The pledge lists several companies that allegedly profit from the conflict, including Boeing, United Technologies, Caterpillar and Israel Chemicals.

That’s just gob smacking.  How about oil?  I’m sure they all use a lot of fuel.  How about food?  I’m sure they all have to eat?   This is ridiculously selective and completely stupid.

Worse, it is nothing but ugly anti-Semitism  

BDS supporter and University of California, Berkeley Professor of Sociology Claude S. Fischer, responded to the allegations about the group’s anti-Semitism.

“It is certainly true that anti-Semitism fuels the BDS movement. But most of the fuel — and the greatest problem for Western defenders of Israel — is the occupation, its settlements and the ugliness it often brings.”

MPs and candidates who have signed the BDS pledge:

United Future leader and MP Peter Dunne,

[redacted – see update]

Greens MP Kennedy Graham,

Greens MP Kevin Hague,

Mana leader and MP Hone Harawira,

Internet leader Laila Harre,

Labour candidate Virginia Andersen,

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei,

Greens candidate Mojo Mathers,

Greens candidate Tane Woodley,

Greens candidate Maddy Drew,

Greens candidate James Shaw,

Sue Hamil – Independent,

Democrats for Social Credit candidate Alida Steemson,

Mana candidate Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati,

Mana candidate John Minto,

Mana candidate Roger Fowler.

Typical leftie signature:  go for the money supply.   The idiocy is, any company that deals with Israel is arguably profiting from the war.  Because the IDF need computers, they need food, they need clothing, personal care items, and so on.

I’m not surprised we have Mana and Green people signing up – it’s their MO.

Mr Dunne’s chief of staff Rob Eaddy said the pledge was a “personal” decision by the United Future leader

But Peter Dunne?  In a personal capacity?

Dunne just labelled himself an anti-Israel Jew hater – in a personal capacity.   Clearly against the advice of this CoS.

Hope people remember that when they evaluate him.


– Campbell Gibson and Nathan Smith, NBR

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