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Boycott Israel on a world scale to achieve peace?

Old Jan 10th 2009, 7:30 pm
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An interesting article...

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Even if I wanted to I can't think of many products I buy from Israel?

Should we stop buying stuff in Gaza as well, since to be fair they seem to mostly waste their money on cheap rockets .
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An interesting article...

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Yes yes..........

........... but it's a Grauniad article...........

However well written and argued, the Guardian is still the Guardian.........
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Default Re: Boycott Israel on a world scale to achieve peace?

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Even if I wanted to I can't think of many products I buy from Israel?
Maybe we could boycott the Atlantis Hotel, which I believe is owned by an Israeli?
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maybe we should stop buying all Saudi, Syrian, Iranian etc. goods at the same time as they are the ones who fund the rockets that are fired at Israel.

Its always interesting how these type of people always resist sanctions against African despots such as Mugabe saying that will harm the common man in those countries.
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I honestly think Israel make enough money from every other pocket they have their hand in that boycotting their goods wouldn't do any good.

You think they aren't going to benefit big time from this "credit crisis"?
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i didn't think boycotts were so much about the financial impact but more about the statements and campaign that went with. oz boycotted french products in response to the nuclear testing in the south pacific in the mid-90's and it did precisely squat (not exactly a huge french-product-consuming customer base that) but the campaign that went with it at least gave some sense of solidarity and public message. (if it was only "oi, frenchie! stop making our fish glow in the dark!" to which the reply usually was "pardon? vous êtes qui?")
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Even if I wanted to I can't think of many products I buy from Israel?

Should we stop buying stuff in Gaza as well, since to be fair they seem to mostly waste their money on cheap rockets .
In the spirit of fairness, I'll also be boycotting Palestinian vests. They tend to be too bulky with too many pockets....
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I had a leaflet slipped under the front door yesterday (part English Part Arabic) entitled "Boycott American and Israeli Products" so that our kids don't have to kill!

There was no indication as to who it was from, but it had a long list of companies ranging from Heinz and Nike, to Baskin Robins.

I ain't taking my trainers of for no one.... the cheek of it!

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I had a leaflet slipped under the front door yesterday (part English Part Arabic) entitled "Boycott American and Israeli Products" so that our kids don't have to kill!

There was no indication as to who it was from, but it had a long list of companies ranging from Heinz and Nike, to Baskin Robins.

I ain't taking my trainers of for no one.... the cheek of it!

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Aren't Starbucks owned by Jewish people? Get down to MoE and see how many locals. are in there.
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I already boycott Israeli goods by default because I live in the UAE.

As for American products -many Americans died to help keep me and my people free from tyranny 60 years ago. I won't rubbish their memory with knee-jerk reactions and empty gestures to support peoples who are not able to get over their differences in a peaceful manner.

Maybe that won't make me popular with some people but I really don't care...I am not going to confuse the US administration or it's skewed foreign policy with the masses of hard working everyday Americans who want the same things we all do - a job, a place to live and a decent standard of living.

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If you have an intel chip, chances are it was Israeli manufactured. If you have a Motorola mobile likewise. A lot of medical equipment was developed in Israel. Carrefour sources some of its clothing products from Israeli factories. Johnson and Johnson has an Israeli link etc etc

A total boycott of Israeli goods is nigh on impossible...
 
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If you have an intel chip, chances are it was Israeli manufactured. If you have a Motorola mobile likewise. A lot of medical equipment was developed in Israel. Carrefour sources some of its clothing products from Israeli factories. Johnson and Johnson has an Israeli link etc etc

A total boycott of Israeli goods is nigh on impossible...
Motorola phones are Israeli-made??

Is that why they are complete crap and come bottom of the league in virtually all consumer surveys??
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