Thursday, July 26, 2012

BDS Damage Control (Part 5)

Yes that's right, ladies and gentlemen. After not one, not two, not three, but four articles trying to salvage BDS' image after their defeat at the Presbyterian Church, the editors of the Huffington Post have decided: "let's do one more." So now we have the fifth article promoting BDS in the last two weeks published by the Huffington Post, this one written by more asaJews, Rae Abileah of Code Pink.

As we will demonstrate the article hits all the usual notes. Collective punishment is good when we do it, bad when they do it, Occupation with a capital "O" is somehow now a bad thing, and of course Palestinian victimization narrative.
"We congratulate you as people of faith for aligning your practice with your values and taking a principled stand. Mazel tov!"
No, I don't think she is referring to their principled stand against gay marriage, folks. However, unlike all her other BDS supporters, Ms. Abileah doesn't pretend that all she wants is to divest from the "occupation." Oh no, she wants you to boycott companies that producer such dangerous devices as makeup and soda water, things that have nothing to do with the "occupation." At least the others pretended that they want to merely "end the occupation." Ms. Abileah doesn't go for such subterfuge, instead she has a different sort altogether. See if you can figure out what it is:
"Ahava Dead Sea Cosmetics is an Israeli company that manufactures beauty products in an illegal Israeli settlement using mud pillaged from the Dead Sea's shores in the Occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank. The company's practices violate international law. Ahava products are labeled of "Israeli origin," but according to international law, the West Bank cannot be considered to be part of the State of Israel."
You may note that Ms. Ablieah engages in the classic tactic of citing herself for the "mud pillaged" claim. But her claim of "international law violation" is a weak one. The company is Israeli, as are the people. Therefore the products are indeed of "Israeli origin." If they had said "Made in Israel" she might have a legitimate point, but most of the products made in America use products from all over the world, and we say "Made in America."

By the way, Ahava made $150 million last year.
"Hadiklaim Dates is an Israel date growers cooperative that deals with several major supermarkets internationally and sells its products in the US primarily on the East Coast. Hadiklaim exports under the "King Solomon Dates" and "Jordan River" brand names by the Israeli company Almog Tradex Ltd, which claims to export 10,000 tons of Israeli fruits annually... The majority of workers are Palestinian or Thai migrants, who are uniformly paid below the minimum wage."
Yes, that's right Huffington Posters. Boycott the Hadiklaim Dates so that the Palestinian workers will be out of a job and more likely to take out their frustration by murdering innocent people. That's exactly what Ms. Abileah wants you to do. Now it would be one thing if she thought that Hadiklaim should change their policies and pay the Palestinians more. But she would rather Hadiklaim go out of business and the Palestinians be impoverished. Seriously. Just ask her if you don't believe me. And finally:
"SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally friendly home carbonation appliance to "Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda," but there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land and water resources. SodaStream is an Israeli corporation that produces all of its carbonation devices in an illegal settlement in the West Bank."
BUM BUM BUM!!!!!!!

Oh no, not a company that makes things in the West Bank. How eeeeevil. So all Ms. Abileah needs to boycott something is for it to exist in the West Bank and be Israeli. But at this point we see the lies and hypocrisy. Have you spotted it yet?

The truth is that Code Pink supports BDS. This should not come as a shock to anybody, I don't think. But that means is that they support all of BDS. Which means they want you to boycott anything and anyone that comes out of Israel until such time as Israel is wiped off the face of the Earth.

So all this stuff about "boycott only companies who violate human rights" or "boycott to end the occupation" is just a load of fiction designed to convince people that BDS and Code Pink are something that they are not. Ms. Abileah doesn't care about human rights or the occupation. What she wants is to destroy Israel and for all of us to help her with it.

If only she would just come out and say what she wanted. I'm sure the Huffington Posters would be glad to hear it.

1 comment:

  1. These people are such hypocrites. Do imagine, even for one moment, that any of these losers would boycott something which was useful to them? If they use computers or cellphones, they are using Israeli technology. Do they, or their loved ones refuse medical advances or medicines which are developed in or with Israel or by Israelis? Not on your tintype.

    I could almost respect them if, for example, they would let their children die rather than use Israeli tech, but, no such luck.


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