Europe Goes Zionistfrei – Brendan O’Neill
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 8, 2014)
In Nazi Germany, it was all the rage to make one’s town Judenfrei.Now a new fashion is sweeping Europe as towns across the Continent are declaring themselves “Israel-free zones,” insulating their citizens from Israeli produce and culture. During this summer’s Gaza conflict, businesses in Kinvara in western Ireland agreed to expunge from their premises anything produced in Israel. The mayor of Newry in Northern Ireland asked all the retailers of his district to remove Israeli products.
The French city of Lille in October ripped up its twinning accord with the Israeli city of Safed. In 2011, the council of West Dunbartonshire in Scotland voted to boycott all Israeli products and instructed all local libraries to stop stocking books printed in Israel. (Wall Street Journal)