Dutch BDS Twitter Account Using Image of Anne Frank in Keffiyeh

January 2, 2014 11:23 am 17 comments

The BDS Amsterdam Twitter account. Photo: Screenshot.

A Twitter account belonging to “@BDSAmsterdam“ is using an outrageous image of Anne Frank dressed in a red keffiyeh, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday.

As part of an ongoing campaign to portray Israel as an apartheid state, a Netherlands-based branch of the anti-Israel BDS (‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’) movement, which tweets from the handle, is warping the iconic image of one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust in order to forward its political aims, Ma’ariv said.

An active Twitter page, @BDS Amsterdam is refreshed every few hours.  A tweet from Wednesday enlightened readers as to, “the updated list of all 2013 Israeli cultural boycott events for 2013.” The posting also included information about all the artists who had decided to not perform in Israel over the last year as a protest against the Jewish state.

Reacting to the backlash provoked by the cynical use of Anne Frank’s image, @BDSAmsterdam had this to tweet: “Boycotts and sanctions against Israel are how we respond to war criminals who use the Holocaust to justify their crimes.”

When confronted on Twitter about the offensive image by iconic comedian Roseanne Bar, the account said,”Gaza is full of Anne Franks.” The account also claimed that, “Gaza is the world’s biggest concentration camp.”

According to the Legal Insurrection news site, the BDS movement is trying to turn, “decades of [Arab] rejectionism and terrorism, long before Israel reclaimed the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] from illegal Jordanian occupation, into a narrative of Israel being like the Nazis.”

17 Comments

  • The use of the Anne Frank in keffiyeh image is part of a deliberate strategy to usurp her story and image. It apparently was spread, at least in part, on the now defunct BDS Amsterdam Facebook page.

    It’s something we see time and again in the BDS movement, trying to turn the failed attack by Arab armies to drive the Jews into the sea and decades of rejectionism and terrorism, long before Israeli reclaimed the West Bank from illegal Jordanian occupation, into a narrative of Israel being like the Nazis.

    This is part of a greater movement to change history to aid in the war on Israel, including the usurpation of Jewish history to claim that Jesus was “Palestinian,” and to use Christian believers imagery to exploit the conflict.

  • Put the BDS and other Israel/Jew haters in perspective.
    Millions of people, including one and a half million children were murdered by the haters. Could you do such a thing? Of course not, that is until the spreaders of hatred change your outlook and they are today’s hatred mongers.

    They justify their campaign by ostensibly acting for the poor Palestinians that are being persecuted, murdered, dispossessed, disenfranchised, discriminated against and generally made to feel unwanted by the wicked, criminal Israelis.

    But then, lo and behold, when the US comes out with a plan that involves repatriating these poor victims of Israeli apartheid, which some claim to be far worse than the SA original,to the land of their coreligionists, they kick like mad and want to stay in Israel.

    Now isn’t that amazing! Makes you think, doesn’t it?

  • Roseanne Barr raised an objection to this one? She’s hardly been pro-Israel herself.

  • I went to the place in Amsterdam in 1974 and saw the tiny space that the family lived in. I was shocked. I also read her Diary when I was the same age that she wrote it. I also worked with a lady who had been in Auschwitz. I was 25 at the time. These people who run this Internet account are just disgusting and have no understanding of what happened truly in the 2nd World War. When I did my research for my book on the Camps, I found things I had not even heard of. I have just one more chapter and then the book is finished. I have written it for the younger generation.

  • These people who seek to destroy Israel by using Anne’s image are disgraceful. They are part of the Left “Progressive” alliance with the Islamist fascists. These people are scum including the Jews among them who are traitors to the Jewish people as well as being scum. The fact this involved Dutch activists is not irrelevant but it is not that important. All of Europe including Britain is under siege by Islamists and their allies including the divestment people as is the U.S. These bedfellows hate Jews, Israel, the U.S. and all Western style democracy wherever it is .

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    A new low for the leftists. Scum!

  • Sadly Holland NAZI are no surprise, they are still following the 1935 Hitler-s Nuerenberg boycott laws. Its ironic how Jew ( Israel ) hater revived this vile law.
    Pity these Dutch new NAZI’s show no such BDS to Arab countries that persecute, prosecute & burn Christians & their churches.

  • The Netherlands have a very bad reputation for telling the facts. The school-system has turned ruby-red since the 1960-ties; the school of journalism is led by a hard-core communist and the newspapers are subsidized by socialistic governments. There is no rule of law, neither is there any order.So, if they get to talk,donot listen.Their minds are poisoned. They are indoctrinated shrimps.

  • Muslims revere a sociopath named Muhammad who PERSONALLY decapitated 900 unarmed Jews in 627. Why should anything that people who revere this genocidal sociopath do surprise anyone?

  • Imitation is the tribute emptiness pays to authenticity. The ecstatic grin on the decapitated head of a suicide-murderer just doesn’t bring in the guilders.

  • Shows the bottom feeder level from which this vermin operates.

  • M.A. Kinamohn

    How can it be a crime, to protect your own land?!

  • BuckDePublick

    Typifies the Nazi-left…who must be met with extreme force!

  • can i suggest that you ask everyone you know to tweet them

    the following

    RT http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/neighborhood-bully#ixzz2pEzqFgL6 #bdstheoldesthatredreborn

  • That’s an absolute outrage! And it is a desecration of Anne’s memory!

  • Stuart Handelsman

    Outrageous. @BDSamsterdam has commited a war crime. They need to be sanctioned.

  • Jacob Zimmerman

    Just the fact,that thousands of africans flee to Israel and ask for asylum proves that Israel is not an apartheid-state. They do not flee to muslim countries!!! It is a good idea to read an listen to BOB DYLAN ,his song about the jewish people : NEIGHBORHOODBULLY. The jewish people

    Bob Dylan album Infidels 1983

    Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man
    His enemies say he’s on their land
    They got him outnumbered about a million to one
    He got no place to escape to, no place to run
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    The neighborhood bully just lives to survive
    He’s criticized and condemned for being alive
    He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin
    He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land
    He’s wandered the earth an exiled man
    Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn
    He’s always on trial for just being born
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
    Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
    Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
    The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
    That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him
    ’Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
    And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    He got no allies to really speak of
    What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love
    He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied
    But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
    They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
    Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
    They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone
    Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon
    He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand
    In bed with nobody, under no one’s command
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Now his holiest books have been trampled upon
    No contract he signed was worth what it was written on
    He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth
    Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    What’s anybody indebted to him for?
    Nothin’, they say. He just likes to cause war
    Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
    They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    What has he done to wear so many scars?
    Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars?
    Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill
    Running out the clock, time standing still
    Neighborhood bully

    Copyright © 1983 by Special Rider Music

    Read more: http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/neighborhood-bully#ixzz2pEzqFgL6

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