Burning settlement products in West Bank  (Photo: AFP)
Boycott will cost Palestinians their jobs?
That seems to be the Israeli line of defense to THIS new development …
According to Yehuda Cohen, a factory owner in the Barkan Industrial Park, which has been boycotted by the Palestinian Authority for nearly two years, “These industrial zones are the most beautiful thing there is – we live and make a living together. This is an example of how you can live peacefully in this area, but the Foreign Ministry doesn’t know how to market it to the outside world.”
Cohen, who employs some 40 Palestinian workers, said his employees are very concerned about the situation: “They tell me that they are worried about it, that it’s a mistake and that it will harm them,” he said.
Classical case of blaming the victim….rather than the occupation itself.
Are they saying that the Palestinian workers like living under the Israeli occupation rather than in their own Independent Palestine …. where the products they produce would proudly say MADE IN PALESTINE … and there would be no boycott.
Read the following to see Israel’s pathetic arguments…

‘Palestinians will lose jobs if boycott persists’

Owners of factories in West Bank say South African decision to mark settlement products will only harm local employees. ‘Ideology is a nice thing, but economic interests eventually prevail,’ says factory manager


  1. Blake said,

    May 20, 2012 at 09:02

    Same arguments put forth by apartheid South Africa.

  2. Ayelyah said,

    May 20, 2012 at 09:55

    As the light is getting brighter the darkness must withdraw…

  3. daibhidhdeux said,

    May 20, 2012 at 10:20

    Reblogged this on Daibhidhdeux's Blog.

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  5. Redpossum said,

    May 20, 2012 at 17:53

    ‘Ideology is a nice thing, but economic interests eventually prevail,’ says factory manager

    This line made me both laugh and cry.

    I mean, here stands this man, the product of a state whose every aspect is colored and tainted by its Zionist ideology, and he is saying this? The utter hubris, the unspeakable arrogance, is simply staggering.

    On an unrelated note, I received another lesson in the incredibly forgiving (and pragmatic) nature of Islam this morning. I was at the local middle eastern foods market, which is owned, run, and staffed by Muslims, and I realized they sell kosher foods. Nothing made in Israel, they were all US products, but they even had “Sabra” brand hummus. I honestly do not think I could be that open-minded and forgiving myself, and I was humbled by the example.

  6. Rob said,

    May 21, 2012 at 05:35

    There is no “israel”, only the zionist entity promoted by the axis of evil; tel aviv, city of london, nyc, washington dc; not necessarily in that order. Please, everyone, wake up and reject the warmongering whoremongers. Otherwise, bend over and grab your toes.

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