Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time for Jews to Boycott Switzerland
court in Bern, Switzerland has overruled a decision by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to refuse to put anti-Israel posters in the main train station in Zurich.
In 2009, members of the Palestine Solidarity Action group hung posters with the words “Israel established with violence on Palestinian land. The injustice demands resistance” in the main transportation hub. Additional posters contained the message: “61 years Israel, 61 years of injustice.”
The posters remained on display for three days, however after SBB management became aware of their content, it had them removed.
According to the Bern court decision, the SBB ban on the posters violates the free-speech rights of the pro-Palestinian group.
The SBB argued that it maintains a policy prohibiting advertisements and messages addressing “explosive foreign policy themes.”
While the posters could be construed to call for violence against the Jewish state – and a rejection of the existence of Israel – the Bern court stated there is no indication for a call to violence.
There's no indicatino of a call to violence - until it just 'naturally' happens. What could go wrong?
Labels: Swiss anti-Semitism, Swiss Federal Railways
posted by Carl in Jerusalem