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 August 2015

Off The Menu: An Aussie brings BDS to Eguisheim

His Facebook page tells us that a certain Australian cafe owner in Eguisheim, Alsace, eastern France, studied at the University of Sydney, the institution that, thanks to certain of its academic staff, has become something of a byword for BDS.

Off the menu at his cafe are these products:

Here are the proprietor's latest posts on Facebook:

As you can see from the above, there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to link this doughty adherent of the BDS movement to antisemitism.

Linking BDS to antisemitism is all a Zionist slur, innit.

(Hat tip: Jean Vercors)


  1. Pepsi, Coca Cola and Perrier are interesting choices for boycott.

    The Palestinian National Beverage company, operating out of Ramallah, is licensed with the international Coca-Cola Company to produce the range of Coca Cola products. Simularly, the Yazegi Group from Gaza is Pepsi's bottling company in the territories. Both groups, whether from duress, hypocrisy or marketing advantage, find it necessary to take an occassional anti Israel posture even though both of them could close their doors tomorrow if they couldn't buy/import the materials they need for production, packaging, distribution and marketing.

    Unlike the colas Perrier is a solely French brand of bottled mineral water made from a spring in Vergèze in the Gard département with no other factories in Palestine, Israel or anywhere else. There is, however, an Israeli connection as Swiss giant Nestlé S.A.owns 51% of Osem.

    So why isn't Hickman boycotting all Nestlé products? Perhaps the reality that the company is the largest food producer in the world or is it simply that as with Pepsi and Coke he simply failed to do his research?

    1. Thanks for the comment, deegee.
      Have just moved house - my internet provider isn't up and running yet, so I have been tardy in posting your comment. Apologies.


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