A Palestinian terror group sanctioned by a number of Western countries thanked a Boston area anti-Israel group for its map identifying the locations of Jewish organizations.
By United with Israel Staff
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) issued a statement in English and Arabic on Sunday expressing gratitude to Boston’s local BDS group, which seeks the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state.
The organization is under fire for its so-called Mapping Project, which it claims exposes connections between “Zionist leaders and powerhouse NGOs” in the Boston area.
“In all, approximately 400 organizations are named,” explains the Anti-Defamation League. “This BDS Boston-endorsed Project includes a disturbing and antisemitic call to ‘dismantle’ and ‘disrupt’ most of Boston’s Jewish community and concludes with a thinly veiled threat that ‘every entity has an address, every network can be disrupted.'”
“I have no question that, in this particular case, these radical anti-Zionist activists are deliberately choosing to put a target on the bodies of the Jewish community in Boston,” Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency after the map was disseminated online.
“This is just chilling to me. It is tapping into millennia-old antisemitic tropes about nefarious Jewish wealth, control, conspiracy, media connections and political string-pulling,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) told Jewish Insider. “To name names and keep lists, which has a very sinister history in Judaism, in terms of how we are targeted, is very irresponsible. [The group] needs to take this down and apologize.”
A joint statement issued by the Jewish Community Relations Council, ADL-New England and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston said the Mapping Project’s “underlying messages are clear: Jews are responsible for the ills of our community and if you maintain your relationship with Jewish organizations, you will share that responsibility.”
While local Jews were outraged by the map, the PFLP terror group was delighted by it, expressing its support in an official statement.
By way of background, PFLP is a murderous criminal group that has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., Japan, the European Union, and Canada.
The PFLP is a brutal Marxist terror group, originally supported by the Soviet Union and China, which has been responsible for armed attacks, aircraft hijackings, bombings, assassinations, and the murder of countless innocent Israelis and citizens of other countries.
According to the U.S. Department of State, “The group was responsible for the November 1, 2004 suicide bombing at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv, which killed three people and wounded 30.”
That this vicious group of criminals thinks Boston BDS is doing the right thing should alarm any person of good conscience.