Swiss Political Party Ad Features Jewish Doll With an Arrow in Its Hea

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  1. TMMason profile image69
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    Ahh the tolerant Swiss...


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5227268_f248.jpg


    Swiss party ad features Jewish doll

    Ads promoting an independence party in Geneva featured a doll of a man wearing a yarmulke with an arrow in its head and an Israeli flag painted on it, Swiss media reported Friday.

    According to Swiss reports, a local anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group, the GNC, is behind the ad. Last week, a Swiss politician called for a ban on products made in Israel.

    The anti-Semitic ads incurred the wrath of members of the Jewish community in the country. "This is a call for the murder of Jews," said Jonah Gurfinkel. Sabine Simkhovitch-Dreyfus, deputy director of the Jewish community federation said: "A red line has been crossed."

    A GNC member claimed the ad was directed against the Israeli government, but Dreyfus rejected his claims saying, "Sadly the arrow on the forehead does not leave a shadow of a doubt." Jewish groups are now considering a lawsuit against the GNC

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 … 24,00.html


    (EDITED; I grabbed a new source with a lil more info..)


    Their just so funny...

    Seems like they picked up their best customers habits after all. I knew the NAZIs taught them something, birds of a feather.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    What gave you the idea the Swiss don't have extreme political parties?  They are kind of famous for it.

    1. TMMason profile image69
      TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I would not thought to have seen such a thing from the Swiss today. They are always being held up as the gold standard for nutrality.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Their neutrality as a nation does not necessarily extend to all its citizens.
        Should I grab an image from an extremist party and say hey look typical of the US?

        1. TMMason profile image69
          TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You do that every day, along with Chris and Doug, and a lot of others, so...

          Europe is fair game also, bro, not just Christianity and America.

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I don't follow you.

            Are you trying to tell me that extremist parties are representative of the countries that house them?

            And what do you mean "Europe is fair game" I haven't said otherwise, unless you are quibbling because I said the US rather than US and UK?  I could have, we do have extremist parties, like your favoured EDL, but they aren't by any means typical.

  3. secularist10 profile image82
    secularist10posted 7 years ago

    WHAT DOES IT SAY?

    Sigh, I can't stand these idiotic news articles that don't give you the relevant information. I don't speak the language of this ad, so for all I know it could be vehemently pro-Israel.

    Anyway, the others are right, it is a mistake to stereotype the Swiss as some nation of happy "civilized" people. They are human beings like everyone else.

 
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