Sunday, January 25, 2009

Israel begins to suffer

Photo by André Karwath aka Aka

1. Fruit growers in Israel have reported reductions in orders, due to various boycotts against Israeli produce.

Ilan Eshel, director of the Organization of Fruit Growers in Israel, says the boycott did not exist before the Gaza offensive was launched. "It's getting worse, and more voices can be heard calling to boycott Israeli merchandise." - Farmers claim UK, Jordan boycotting Israeli fruit - Israel Money ...

2. Boycotting Israeli produce:

"Fruit and vegetable exports are crucial to the Israeli economy.

"If you're not in the habit of checking the country of origin on fruit and vegetables to minimise food miles, you may not have noticed just how much Israeli produce is in our shops and supermarkets.

"At the moment, there are piles of new potatoes (though it's hard to see why anyone with a scrap of environmental awareness would buy these when our indigenous main crop spuds are still firm and abundant), and that's just for starters.

"If you go out today and buy avocadoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, Medjoul dates, sharon fruit (persimmons), chillies, oranges, pomegranates, grapefruit or fresh herbs, it's extremely likely that they will be Israeli.

"Most of this produce carries country of origin labelling or is branded as Carmel, Bio-Top or Jaffa. In the herb category, there's room - intentional or otherwise - for confusion.

"Increasingly your dill, tarragon or basil may be labelled as 'West Bank'. This is not a Palestinian alternative to the Israeli option; it comes from Israeli settlements in Palestine's occupied territories." - Joanna Blythman: why I'm boycotting Israeli produce

3. "To President Obama we say: the wave of hope that met your election was heavily dampened by your silence on the Gaza massacre. This was compounded by your pre-election statement siding with the Israeli settlers of Sderot.

"You would do well to know the history of the places of which you speak. Sderot, which may be known to some as an Israeli town, lies on the ruins of Najd, a Palestinian village ransacked in May 1948 by Zionist terrorist gangs.

"Villagers were forced from their beds and homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, rendering them refugees for the next 61 years. That is the story of Sderot. It is never a good start to get your tyrant and victims mixed up." -Mousa Abu Marzook: A decisive loss for Israel

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Greg Bacon said...

Those poor, poor dear Israeli's!!!

I'm sure it's some kind of anti-Semiticism that is causing people around the world to boycott Israeli goods, right?

More than likely, some Zionist stooge in the US Congress is rushing thru a bill to give Israel all sorts of American money to make up for the shekels lost due to this boycott.

Wonder if this latest piece of savagery by the psychotic Israeli's will finally give those American churches that had wanted to disinvest in Israel after the Israeli slaughter in Lebanon (the 2006 slaughter) there's so many, you need to keep track, but backed off, will finally wake up and realize it's past time to disinvest in that racist, apartheid, Jews only state of hate, Israel?

insomniac said...

interesting blog you have here...I nicked one of your pictures from here and obviously linked back to you. Hope you don't mind.


Unknown said...

Oh dear. The poor, persecuted, hard done by little yehoodies.

How can the world be so hard on the?

It's not like they swiped Palestine or anything.

It's not like they've been brutalising the Palestinians or anything.

It's not like they've been bombing neighbouring countries willy-nilly for years or anything.

AND the've been holocausted, yanno.


It's satisfying to see that the world has started not only waking up to the brutality of this ethnocentric, apartheid, terrorist regime, but is now engaging in action against them.

Jolly good show.


Anon said...

Many thanks for the comments - Aangirfan

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