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Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

posted on: Jan 3, 2018

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

J. Michael Springmann/Arab America Contributing Writer

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post’s Sunday, December 31, 2017, edition.  Spending thousands for the astonishingly prejudiced page, Boteach and his World Values [!!!] Network, are apparently ready to begin the New Year with a wave of hate.  Rabbi Boteach and his inaptly-named organization are out to convince Americans that the New Zealand singer Lorde and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement) are intolerant bigots who hate Jews.Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

The ad is capped with the headline:  “Lorde and New Zealand Ignore Syria to Attack Israel”.  The text notes that Lorde “joined a global anti-Semitic boycott of Israel but will perform in Russia, despite Putin’s support for Assad’s genocide in Syria.” ( Fueling Boteach’s fury, New Zealand had sponsored a UN resolution condemning Israeli colonists building on seized Palestinian land in December 2016.  Last week, the Kiwis voted for the UN resolution condemning Trump’s “recognition” of Al-Quds as Israel’s “eternal capital”.)

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

The Rabbi, certainly not much of a “teacher” as the Hebrew means, picks up on New Zealand’s actions in the ad.  He asserts that its “growing prejudice” is “trickling down to its youth”, meaning the 21-year-old Lorde.  Boteach claims that Lorde’s concert cancellation puts her at odds with some of the greatest names in modern music.  In the full-page notice, he lists some unfortunate individuals that have supported the Zionist entity:  Michael Jackson, the pedophile; Madonna (who promised oral sex for anyone who voted for Hillary Clinton and Lady Gaga who ignored Israel’s human rights abuses to say:  “You are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f–cking love you Israel.”  (from the ad).

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)

COMMENT.  What are we to make of a religious leader who advocates hate, discrimination, and fanaticism?  Besides him being an obvious hummus-hater and opponent of the First Amendment, guaranteeing  Freedom of Speech?  Since the Rabbi loathes Arabs, a Semitic people, is he not anti-Semitic himself?  Astonishingly, Boteach ends his intemperate ad with:  “It’s time we send a clear message that there will be no tolerance for intolerance.  Let’s boycott the boycotters and tell Lorde and her fellow bigots that Jew-hatred has no place in the twenty-first century.”

Perhaps the Washington Post and its readers could send a clear message to Shmuley and his psychos:  we will not support you and your divisiveness, your prejudice, and your extremism.  If the Archdiocese of Washington can’t put a Nativity ad on D.C. buses because it promotes religion, why can’t the Washington Post deny ink for an ad that promotes hatred?

Rabbi Boteach Bashes BDS & the LORD(E)