SWR presenter Helen Fares promotes boycott of Israel | EUROtoday

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HElen Fares goes procuring. Actually, the younger lady, who introduces herself on her Instagram account as “Ms Baklava” with the key phrases “human rights activism, journalism, psychology, moderation,” studies in English that she is presently searching for her favourite chocolate milk from the Alpro firm within the grocery store. But, says the presenter of the SWR program “Mixtalk”, she will be able to not purchase them. Why? Because Alpro and its mum or dad firm Danone have connections to Israel. Alpro helps Israeli start-ups. Danone was based in 1919 by Isaac Carasso, who got here from a household of Sephardic Jews.

“Barbie” can also be on the listing

Michael Hanfeld

accountable editor for options on-line and “media”.

Helen Fares doesn't cease at highlighting Alpro's chocolate milk. She recommends the “No Thanks” app as a procuring companion. “No Thanks” is a boycott app that lists lots of of corporations and merchandise (“Barbie” can also be included) which are related to Israel and whose merchandise you must keep away from. With the app arrange by a Palestinian developer, you'll know very quickly what to not purchase. It is the digitized model of the Nazi slogan: “Don’t buy from Jews!”

It isn’t a surprise that Helen Fares, whose don't-buy-from-Jews procuring spree was first identified by the On their homepage it sweetly says: “Through Instagram, the podcast 'Homegirls', documentaries and reports, I would like to make my contribution to ensuring that people in the future treat their own and other people's human and natural resources more leniently, carefully and lovingly.”

Her Instagram account exhibits what this “loving” interplay appears to be like like. Hellen Fares describes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “fascist,” whereas she accuses Israel of “apartheid” and “genocide” towards the Palestinians. “Everyone in Germany should take to the streets and demonstrate against Germany’s support of fascism,” writes Helen Fares, whose household comes from Syria. Fares responds to the remark of an web person (which we quote from the “Bild” newspaper): “Without Hamas this war would not have happened” with the sentence: “That is so historically revisionist and uninformed that I don’t even know where I should start.”

Meanwhile, the President of the German-Israeli Society and former Green Party politician Volker Beck is questioning what Südwestrundfunk does with such an anti-Semitic worker. “I consider such an anti-Semitic boycott attitude to be incompatible with the public service mandate,” Beck instructed the “Bild” newspaper. He wrote on to SWR director Kai Gniffke. The Baden-Württemberg CDU state parliament members Christian Gehring and Guido Wolf have additionally requested the SWR boss for clarification. The CDU member of the Bundestag from Essen, Matthias Hauer, asks: “How many extra incidents of anti-Semitism do we want earlier than the ÖRR responds constantly? 'Don't purchase from Jews' 2.0 is rarely activism and mustn’t ever occur once more!”

On the platform X (previously Twitter), writer Hasnain Kazim writes: “Six months ago today, Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, murdered, raped and burned people alive. Well over a thousand people were murdered. Hamas is still holding hostages captive. And a SWR presenter can think of nothing else than to promote an app that recognizes brands in the supermarket that are connected to Israel so that people can boycott these products. This is 'Don't buy from Jews!' in 2024. Crazy.”

We have been assured that Südwestrundfunk will reply to our inquiry about how the station is coping with the case this Monday.