Truly Orwellian. It’s as if the Nazis won the war. The bank is divesting from an Israeli company — a country who human rights record is unmatched in the region and perhaps the world. But takes no action against the world’s worst sponsors of terror and human rights. That tells you everything about their motives. Pure Jew-hatred.
The German BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction Israel) is no different from the Nazi economic boycott of the Jews in prewar Germany. In the 1930s, BDS led to the Holocaust. Preceding Kristallnacht, the Nazis held several days calling for Germans to boycott Jewish-owned businesses. This was the direct antecedent to the BDS movement. This is no different.
In embracing the hijrah and its attendant Jew-hatred, the UK continues its disintegration and self-destruction. Bye, Britannia.
HSBC supports jihad.
Citing human rights, HSBC bank to divest from Israeli arms developer Elbit
HSBC sources confirmed to The Post that the bank, said to be the seventh largest financial institution in the world, had divested from Elbit, one of Israel’s largest developer of drones.
By Avraham Gold, Jerusalem Post, December 27, 2018:
HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, has decided to divest from Israeli defense contractor Elbit, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The move was hailed by pro-BDS groups as as “proof positive” of “collective campaigning” against Israel.
HSBC sources confirmed to The Post that the bank, said to be the seventh largest financial institution in the world, had divested from Elbit, one of Israel’s largest defense companies and developers of some of the Israeli Air Force’s most advanced drones.
The bank framed its decision to divest from Elbit as a human rights issue, claiming that it “strongly supports observance of international human rights principles as they apply to business.” In addition, it said that the bank does “not take positions on political issues”, seeming to insinuate that it was not connected to the BDS movement.
Bank sources would not reveal when the divestment would occur, or what percentage of investments were to be divested.
In a statement posted on its website, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, an pro-BDS organization in England, claimed, “banking giant HSBC divests from Israeli arms manufacturer following pressure from human rights campaigners,” writing “HSBC confirmed to campaigners that it has fully divested from Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems, which sells weapons to the Israeli military used in attacks on Palestinians.”
The group claims that more than 24,000 petitioners emailed HSBC with “concern over its investments in Elbit Systems,” which they say is, ” one of Israel’s largest arms manufacturers, notorious for its deadly drones used in attacks on Palestinian civilians, and marketed abroad as ‘combat proven.’”
The banking firm HSBC, headquartered in London, was established in 1865, and had an operating income of almost $15 billion in 2017, according to an annual report released on its website.
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