In the interests of fairness I have to admit I didn’t know the context, didn’t know (or care) that Soros is Jewish and might easily have made the same mistake as @john.a.reeves criticising a Leave financial backer (I know nothing about their race, creed or religion, some of them may be Jews for all I know. Or even Welsh!).
So while I commend your sensitivity to anti-semitism (a phrase I hate as Arabs are semites too, yet Israelis themselves are the masters of changing language meaning for propaganda) I’m quite prepared to give Mr. Reeves a pass on this one. (And on his reference to diversity at his local Conservative party, clumsy though it may have been, @J_Westlock)
I thought the picture you posted of Soros being manipulated like a puppet in obvious imitation of Nazi propaganda was awful and you were right to bring it to our attention.
It is that kind of post that gets delivered on social media to individuals deemed to be in sympathy as adverts but used to appear to be mainstream posts. They then spread the message or feel it is acceptable. This is how modern activist groups work with such agendas and social media is still trying to catch up and banish the practice. A practice which is a great threat to democracy and peace generally.
@john.a.reeves may have been taken in by such a post if he uses social media, but I don’t believe he had any intention of trying to further any agenda by his mention of Soros. Why would he post here if he did? He knows half of us ignore his posts and he isn’t going to change the minds of any of the dozen or so regular posters on this thread. I doubt too many people besides those posters read the thread.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I have been the victim of pro-Israeli hate campaigns because I posted a book review using the word holocaust about WWII without capitalising it. I’ve also been the victim of a similar campaign by a German neo-nazi group for a book review I wrote about Guy Gibson’s autobiography. It isn’t pleasant. Let’s not be taking sides here with either such extreme groups, I say.
You’ve made your point, again, why not move on? Its a Brexit thread which is controversial enough without bringing up Israel and justifying their wrongs by listing those of other countries.
Start a new thread perhaps. I can tell you about my part-Jewish descended uncle who ran from a building under attack by Israeli terrorists wearing British army uniforms and was waved aside by a crew manning a machine gun as he exited the building … and then cut his best friend in half as he came out behind him. “I don’t know to this day why they didn’t shoot me”, he said. I suppose the fact he looked more like a Jewish stereotype than most Jews just never occurred to him.