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Reykjavík Must Be Punished For Its Hypocrisy

Reykjavík Must Be Punished For Its Hypocrisy

Published September 25, 2015

The Reykjavík mayor, when faced with global criticism and protests, backed down on the City Council’s blanket boycott resolution against Israel and watered it down to a mealy-mouthed boycott on Jewish products from Judea and Samaria.

I wonder why this city exclusively targets the Jewish state above all others.

He replaced a city vote for anti-Semitism (that’s how it looks from Israel when your capital applies double standards) with a more localized version of Reykjavíkian anti-Semitism.

Let me put it bluntly. Reykjavík’s decision was a hostile one. It was also hypocritical.

As an Israeli, I may surprise many readers by demanding that this town carry out its boycott resolution in full.

I do so in the certain knowledge that Reykjavík needs us far far more than we need them.

It must begin by throwing out all of the city’s computer network that operates by virtue of its Israeli technology. All City Council members must be deprived of their smartphones. They should also check which other Israeli technology is keeping their city in the modern age. The hypocrites!

Reykjavík must be punished for its hypocrisy. Any city with a mayor who visited China yet boycotts Israel is truly the capital city of hypocrisy.

This hypocrisy came full circle when it was revealed that the left-wing councilman who proposed the boycott motion was leaving Iceland to serve Hamas in Gaza!

This leads to my final question.

Does Iceland and Reykjavík designate Hamas as the Islamic terror organization that it is?

If so, they should boycott this council member when she returns to cold and hypocritical Reykjavík.



Barry Shaw is the author of ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.’ Barry also blogs for the Jerusalem Post.

Editor’s note: Mr. Shaw’s piece contains some fairly blatant factual inaccuracies. These are further addressed in an editorial, entitled “A STUPID, BROKE COUNTRY FILLED WITH DRUNKS AND WHORES” DRAWS ISRAEL’S IRE.  

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