Samizdata notices how Yvonne Roberts at the Guardian urges people to boycott Israeli vegetables because of its human rights record and says, "I assume she also an avid campaigner for people to boycott products from Cuba, Burma, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, China (good luck doing that), Iran, Syria, Belorus, Zimbabwe, North Korea ... right?"
Wrong. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Or so the saying goes. No one who is truly committed to a cause can believe that the rules which apply to others should hinder those bent on building a better Future. Or imagine that Cuba, Burma, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Syria, Belorus, Zimbabwe, North Korea should ever be held to anywhere near the standard by which the Capitalist Jew must be held accountable. But it is important to inquire into which is the most objectionable aspect of Israel. The "Capitalist" part or the "Jew"? The "Capitalist" part of course, and that's why such boycotts are never anti-Semitic.