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)

Monday 24 January 2011

Boycotting Israel? Your Essential BDS Starter Kit


The foregoing is dedicated to Marrickville Council in Australia, to the Methodist Church in the UK, to the Presbyterian Church in the USA, and to all those other boycotters and intending boycotters in the still-as-yet-Free World who have so single-mindedly eschewed focusing their energies on ways to bring truly villainous regimes around the world to heel, in order to concentrate on destroying the tiny, democratic, Jihad-imperilled Jewish State.


  1. You are under the misapprehension that BDS excuses antisemitism for a so called greater good. I submit it's BECAUSE of antisemitism that BDS exists. They are not stupid, they're merely being nazis in other clothes.

  2. Actually, I do believe that antisemitism is a powerful factor propelling the BDS movement, Trudy!

  3. Hi, Steve! Thanks for another of your short snappy posts that hits the nail squarely on the head!

  4. Daphne... I am sending this to the "not so good Councillors" @ Marrickville Council

    They are now being slammed all over the place. They are being strangely silent and I, & others suspect it is on legal advice.

    The "not so good Mayor" is a candidate in the upcoming State Election, which will be worth watching.

    "Political situation
    Marrickville is a marginal Labor seat. In the current environment, a 7.5% swing is certainly achievable for the Greens."

    Considering the ALP is about to be annihilated and the Liberal Party (our right)is expected to romp home...what will happen in Marrickville?

    I doubt it's worth supporting the Liberal Candidate, who by the way is Jewish. They polled only 12.6% of the vote last election

  5. I saw that the mayor hopes for a state seat, Shirlee.
    What a shower!

  6. h/t to Shirlee for this link
    which contains the following delicious passage:

    “Particular attention should be directed towards the NSW Greens. At its December State Delegates Council, the party decided to officially support the anti-Israel boycott, sanctions and divestment movement.

    The Greens-controlled Marrickville council, in Sydney's inner west, quickly moved to implement party policy by officially backing the counterproductive and potentially anti-Semitic boycott in its entirety.

    The good burghers of the inner west are now compelled to boycott Israel. Will the homes of Marrickville Jews be searched for illegal products? We shall await with bated breath the council's replacement of Israeli-designed Google search engines, Intel processors and other technology. Perhaps carbon-neutral homing pigeons will be recruited to fill the communications void.”

  7. Interesting isn't it Daphne?

    The blogs and articles around the place aren't doing dear Fiona any good.

    She also lies so beautifully !!

    Quote"We have spoken with many local residents, with community and multi-faith groups who have told us of their feelings towards the unresolved issue of Palestine and Israel and their desire to be able to take direct action."

    Readers say otherwise.

    One of many
    "I Vote : 13 Jan 2011 10:40:40pm
    What a stupid decision. As a resident in Marrickville LGA, I am disgusted with my council. There was no mention in any Council newsletter ('Marrickville Matters') or in the 'Council Column'. All Marrickville LGA residents/ratepayers should review these publications on the Council website. There is no mention of this crazy (hidden) agenda in any other location on the website except relating to the Council Meeting 14 December, 2010. This was snuck in. It treats us ratepayers as mugs. In reading the Code of Conduct on the Council's website, these Councillors are in breach in a number of areas. There was no public consultation, but be assured there will be public responses at the next State and local government elections. Ms Keneally you should sack these rogues and demonstrate to the voters that you can provide strong ethical leadership. Local Council is for Local issues – pure and simple."

  8. The council's action is bloody-minded, divisive, stupid (BDS, geddit, Shirlee?) - I could go on ...

  9. From J-Wire:
    January 18, 2011 by Henry Benjamin
    Labour Member of Parliament Michael Danby has thrown his hat into the Marrickville Council Israeli boycott ring.
    To date more than 3,300 people have signed a petition earmarked for the desk of Barbara Perry, the NSW Minister for Local Government protesting the decistion of Sydney’s Marrickville Council calling on a boycott against Israeli made goods being sold within the council’s area.
    J-Wire has asked Councillor Cathy Peters who proposed the resolution how far she would take the boycott personally. She has not yet replied specifically. She was asked if she would desist from using mobiles, texting, using computers with Intel inside, drinking Australian wine made from grapes irrigated using Israeli technology, buying at retail stores whose point of sale technology is Israeli.

    Michael Danby
    The good people of Marrickville took to the streets and protested about Jaffa oranges being sold within their boundaries. J-Wire can tell them that more than 90% of Jaffa oranges, including those with Jaffa Israel stickers on them, are grown outside of Israel…mostly in Spain and South Africa but also in fifteen other countries.

    Now Michael Danby, the member for Melbourne Ports has this to say: ”

    “What is next for the Marrickville Council? Are they now going to paint the Star of David on shops selling Israeli products? These low-grade councillors who participated in this action have a primitive knowledge of foreign policy. It’s instructive that they call for a boycott of all things Israeli. As a matter of consistency, I expect these councillors boycotting Israeli goods will not avail themselves of any of the Israeli developed lifesaving medical products pervasive throughout the health system when they check in hospital”


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