Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Buycott: British Shoppers Encouraged To Fight Back Against BDS

Anti-Israel fanaticism at a Welsh Tesco store
As shown on this video (hat tip: reader Rita), a fresh campaign has begun in Britain, launched in what's termed "Buy Israeli Goods Week" (1-7 July), encouraging the Anglo-Jewish public (and indeed non-Jews too) to seek out and purchase Israeli produce, as well as writing letters to supermarkets explaining why BDS is wrong and to thank those who do stock Israeli goods for doing so, and suggesting they broaden their range.

Boycotts are negative, narrow, and sterile, the Board of Deputies figures featured in the video argue, and BDS is damaging not only to the Israel economy but to that of the Palestinians and the entire region as well.

Associated with the Board of Deputies in this initiative are the Zionist Federation, StandWithUs, and the Fair Play Campaign Group.

 Read more here


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