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The Left’s Double Standard on Boycotting Israel and Iran

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 9, 2014 @ 7:26 pm In The Point | 441 Comments

The BDS paradox is that even while the left lobbies fervently against sanctions on Iran, a nuclear terror state that tortures and murders its own people while sponsoring international terrorism abroad, is lobbies with equal fervency for sanctions on Israel, a democracy that provides equal rights to all.

Boycotting Iran, the left tells us, will lead to war. Boycotting Israel, will lead to peace.

Boycotting Iran, will disrupt negotiations. But boycotting Israel will somehow enhance negotiations.

The same things that the left claims will wreck all hopes of fixing our relationship with Iran are the things that they want to do to Israel.

The left lobbies for normalizing Iran, a state that hangs gay men and is forcing women out of universities, and pushes to isolate Israel, the only people in the Middle East where gay people aren’t locked up and women can lead the country.

(Or as Judith Butler calls providing civil rights to all, “Pinkwashing”)

The left’s double standard on Israel and Iran has no consistency and no coherency. Instead it reveals the left’s hatred for America’s allies and its love for America’s enemies.


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