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Boycott recalls Nazism, says Gove

Tory Chief Whip Michael Gove has compared the campaign to boycott Israeli goods with the first stages of the Nazi move against Jews in the 1930s.

Speaking at the Holocaust Educational Trust annual dinner on Tuesday, Mr Gove said: "We need to remind people that what began with a campaign against Jewish goods in the past ended with a campaign against Jewish lives. We need to spell out that this sort of prejudice starts with the Jews but never ends with the Jews."

The former education secretary, who is known as a staunch friend of Israel and a long-standing admirer of the Jewish community, cited the CST's recent figures showing a record level of antisemitic incidents and warned of the return of a "resurgent, mutating, lethal virus of antisemitism".


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