Monday, September 02, 2013

Anti-Israel South African Demonstrators Protesting Concert by Visiting Israeli Jazz Musician Shout 'Shoot the Jew!'

Anti-Israel Group Leader Defends Calls to 'Kill Jews'

Hatred of Israel is intensifying to unprecedented degrees in South Africa. 

Small consolation: even the most self-hating, Israel-bashing Jews are not likely to go along with calls to "kill Jews."

Then, again, there is historical precedent--on the Left. The failed, middle class Russian revolutionaries of the late 1800s, the Narodniki, sought to ally with Russia's notoriously antisemitic peasants by supporting … pogroms … under the slogan, "Jewish blood will oil the wheels of revolution."

Most--but not all--Jewish Narodniki left the movement because of its antisemitism.