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Offensive & In Bad Taste

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), the extremist, anti-Israel fringe group, has shown its true colours once more.

In re-publishing a press release from the Israeli peace movement, Gush-Shalom, concerning the alleged involvement of a Dutch company in the building of Israel’s security barrier, SPSC inserted a sinister and anti-Semitic illustration of a crane, bearing a Star of David emblem, placing a section of wall depicting the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau and symbolising the entrance to Israel/Jerusalem. Accompanying the drawing was the inscription,


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“Israel’s filthy Wall – what is Israel’s solution to ‘too many Palestinians’ in Palestine”?



Apparently designed to appear as part of Gush-Shalom’s original press release, SFI asked Gush-Shalom if such a presentation and its implied coherence to manifestly anti-Semitic rhetoric was a serious misrepresentation of Gush-Shalom policy. Gush-Shalom spokesperson, Beate Zilversmidt, stated;

“The illustration on the SPSC website, which we consider in bad taste, is not our responsibility”.

The latest use of anti-Jewish imagery by SPSC not only links Gush-Shalom with Holocaust defamation but uses an illustration which was awarded the premier prize in the 2006 Iranian competition promoted by Iranian President Ahmadinejad, to find the most outrageous and insulting depiction of Holocaust history, to do so.

Gush-Shalom’s apparent indifference to an anti-Semitic cartoon being inserted into their reports leaves its philosophy open to question.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described this cartoon and other winning entries as “offering a profound disturbing portrait of anti-Semitism and a rogue’s gallery of bigotry, prejudice and hatred”. http://www.adl.org/main_Arab_World/asam_jul_dec_cartoon_contest_2006.htm

SPSC has developed a habit for “bad taste” and scurrility. Andrew Stunnell MP, a spokesman for the UK Government Minister for Communities, described parts of the SPSC programme as “offensive”. This observation is understood to stem from, in part, a misuse and misrepresentation of Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations by SPSC in holding a spurious Holocaust event in Edinburgh in 2009, when the guest speaker was a supporter of the terrorist faction, Hamas, and a commender of suicide-bombings.

Hitler tank face star david

This is not the first time SPSC publications have employed anti-Semitic cartoons to push their “offensive” programme. In August 2010, SPSC employed a “tasteless” caricature of Adolph Hitler to reinforce its own extremism. ... full report.

“Anti-Israel” website uses Nazi style imagery on par with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons to reinforce it’s own extremism.

The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), an extremist fringe group, has employed an anti-Semitic cartoon in its on-going vilification of Israel and of anyone who dares to support the Jewish state. Part of that rogue’s gallery is, to our shame, living in Scotland.


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