Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Netherlands: Greens politician has trouble recognizing antisemitism
Oliver Shore, a Jewish British student, recently wrote an op-ed titled "The NUS turns its back on Jewish students. Again". Shore refers to a recent decision by the National Union of Students that prevents Jewish students from choosing a representative on the Anti-Racism and Anti-Fascism committee (ARAF).
This was reported on the Dutch site The Post under the headline "Jewish Students Sidelined by Muslim President of British Student Union".
Carel Bruring, head of the green party GroenLinks in Goes, had a lot of trouble seeing how that's antisemitism.
He tweeted as follows to this article:
"Okay. Took some effort and took a while, and with some the goodwill, one can explain it as antisemitic. #sigh"