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11 Brands You'll Have To Let Go If You Want To Boycott Israel • Menzene.com

11 Brands You’ll Have To Let Go If You Want To Boycott Israel

 By Rehan Ahmed

Concern for the people of Palestine has been growing worldwide, not just alone in the Muslim world. It has risen dramatically considering the horrific events that have happened this year in the State of Palestine.

With the debate growing on how the masses can help, many intellectuals and political activists have said the best way is through boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). The BDS campaign covers all Israeli products: It’s a broad tactic aimed to pressure the state itself to change. But it also reserves a special focus for companies that are actually involved in — and make hefty profits from occupation policies. These organizations may be forced to pay attention to the boycott very soon and they may not be the ones you’d expect!

 

1. Volvo

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The automobile giant has been criticized by BDS campaigners for supplying equipment to bulldoze Palestinian homes. Interestingly enough, the Swedish automobile manufacturer also holds a 27% stake in Merkavim, whose buses are used to transport Palestinian prisoners to and from Israeli prisons.

 

2. Hewlett Packard

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Hewlett Packard’s slogan is “If you’re going to do something, make it matter.” For Palestinians it definitely matters a lot. The tech giant owns EDS Israel, which supplies the computer systems for Israeli Defense Forces and produces hi-tech equipment like the Basel System, a biometric permit system that controls the movement of Palestinian workers through checkpoints in Gaza and the West Bank.

HP equipment is also used by Israeli prisons and the army. If that is not enough the company has also invested in the technological development of illegal settlements, taking part in the Smart City Project in the town of Ariel.

 

3. Intel

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Intel operates plants in Kiriyat Gat, site of the former Palestinian villages of Iraq al-Manshiya and Faluja. According to Israeli historian Benny Morris it was in the 1948-49 war that the residents of these villages were expelled, in line with Israel’s strategic plans.

Intel, whose processors can be found in most of the world’s computers, has reportedly invested $2.7 billion to upgrade its Kiryat Gat plants where it is working on new chips that will make computers lighter and faster. That brings its total investments in Israel to about $10 billion, plus it has also benefited by more than $1 billion in the form of Israeli government grants.

 

4. Motorola

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BDS supporters have targeted telecommunications giant Motorola for providing surveillance equipment around Israeli settlements, along the Israeli-built separation barrier and along the Israel-Gaza border. In addition to that, the American multinational has signed a $100 million deal this year with Israel for encrypted smartphones for its soldiers and security personnel.

 

5. McDonald’s

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The largest fast food chain in the world has long been targeted by Pro-Palestinian groups for its longtime partnership with the Jewish United Fund. Through its Israel Commission, the Jewish United Fund “works to maintain American military, economic and diplomatic support for Israel; monitors and, when necessary, responds to media coverage of Israel”

 

6. Coca-Cola

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The largest soft drinks manufacturer in the world that houses numerous carbonated drinks under its umbrella, including Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes amongst many others has been surrounded by many controversies over its supposed support of Israel. Amongst them include the fact that its Israeli subsidiary – Coca-Cola Israel owns dairy farms on occupied Israeli settlements of Shadmot Mechola in the Jordan Valley and a plant in the industrial zone of Katzerin on the occupied Golan Heights.

Back in the year 2009 the company hosted a special reception at the Coca-Cola world headquarters to honor Brigadier-General Ben-Eliezer. Eliezer is claimed by Pro-Palestinian groups to be a war criminal, during the Six-Day War his unit was responsible for the execution of over 300 Egyptian POWs. Under Sharon, Ben-Eliezer served as the Defense Minister presiding over the massacre at Jenin.

 

7. Danone

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Close to 2 decades ago Danone opened its R&D facility in Israel – the Danone Institute. Not that surprisingly enough the French company also owns a 20% share of Israel’s second largest food company, the Strauss Group.

 

8. Estee Lauder

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The American Conglomerate, home to big brands such DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, M.A.C, Clinique amongst many others has been targeted by BDS activists due to the pro-Israeli activities of its chairman, Ronald Lauder. Lauder is also the current president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) – a quasi-governmental agency whose main function is to legitimize Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. In fact an American based group led a boycott in the country with their “Estée Slaughter” campaign.

 

9. Marks and Spencer

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Since its beginning M&S has been linked inextricably to Zionism.  A book on M&S by Lord Marcus Sieff – long time Chairman of M&S – in it he cited that one of the fundamental objectives of M&S is to aid the economic development of Israel (Management: The Marks & Spencer Way, Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1990). As per an article in the Jerusalem Report dated 5/6/2000 M&S supports Israel with approximately $233 million in trade every year.

Furthermore in 1998 Sir Richard Greenbury the CEO of Marks & Spencer, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the “State of Israel” in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.

 

10. Starbucks

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Photo Credit: Anton Zemskov/ Flickr

The close relationship of this brand with the state of Israel has been doing the rounds for quite sometime. They escalated when Howard Schultz an active Zionist – the founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks was honored by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with “The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” for his services to the Zionist state in “playing a key role in promoting close alliance between the United States and Israel”.

Starbucks proudly displayed the award on the company’s website under the section of ‘awards and accolades’ that the coffee giant has won, however, once the boycott started to bite, the award mysteriously disappeared from its website.

 

11. Nestle

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Photo Credit: Nestle/flickr

The Swiss multinational has a good share of controversies and criticism surrounding its big brand name. For Pro-Palestinians activists one of the main problems they had with the food and beverage company was the fact that it bought 51% shares in Osem investments in the mid 90’s. Osem Investments is an Israel based company that is directly engaged in the production and distribution of food products in Israel and abroad.

Moreover in 1998, Peter Brabeck – the former CEO of Nestle received the Jubilee Award (the highest tribute offered by the state of Israel) in recognition of his company’s efforts to support the state of Israel.

There are still many more brands whose actions we still remain unaware of, but this is a start. So if you feel for the people of Palestine, please share this message and educate the masses. 

 

Note that this is not a comprehensive list and the views expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. Menzene.com is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Menzene.com and Menzene.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same. 

 

 

Comments

  1. Karen

    Biggest impact could by NOT BUYING diamonds! Most jewels are bought and sold and traded through Jewish hands. The money goes where?… Think!

    • Bob

      Dont forget the big dates majoul, washing powder detergent made in israel, potatoes from israel, Kaki or Sharonfruit and gold’ from israel

    • Justin B

      Hey – remember that Jewish and Israeli aren’t the same thing.

      • Justin

        Justin B – you are ABSOLUTELY right!!! Jewish and pro-Israeli are two quite different things!!!

        • Simon Anthony

          Very important to underline that difference – so that people CAN care and not be anti anything actually good.

    • Barbie

      Thé subject is : the boycott of Israël, not the boycott of jewish people. There is a lot of jewish people against sionism.

      • Barto

        It should be noted that there are also Christian Zionists, as well as a very small group of muslims who support Zionism. So Zionism =/= Judaism/Jews

        • Rudy

          True! Judaism is a religion, Zionism is an ideology.

      • SPREADINGPEACE

        I AGREE WITH THIS COMPLETELY. Guys, please don’t think all jews are pro-zionist. Im a muslim myself and I believe that there are good and bad sides to things. Spreading peace & love here.

    • paula

      could not agree with you more Karen, people really need to think , Paula

    • I have a feeling this is going to turn into a forum for anti-Semitic vitriol. Sigh. Let’s keep things civil people.

      • ISABEL GALLEGO

        Los únicos semitas de Oriente Medio, son los Palestinos. Los Israelíes, son Colonos del Mundo entero, sin ascendencia Judía, a los que se les ha inventado, una nueva y falsa Identidad.

    • Arafatbastard

      You could try to stop giving blow jobs to Hamassholes. 22% of Israeli citizens are Muslim and Christian, and they consistently tell opinion polls that they have no wish to relinquish their Israeli citizenship and become Palestinian.

      I might take you morons seriously if any of you ever gave a fuck about the fact that more Palestinians have been killed in Syria in the last 3 years than have been killed by Israel in the last 20, but you’re just Jew-haters. Be honest.

      “Jewish hands”, eh, Karen. Heil Fucking Shitler, you Nazi skunk.

      • JPO

        someone hurt your feelings? Feel like crying? Go ahead… Idiot!

      • your mother

        Go fuck ur self

      • FSH

        so now Israel is trying to beat this number!!!

      • ziqqyziq

        We need another hitler. And like the christians always believed that Jesus will come back, I hope that before that time, hitler to come back and rid the world of all the cockroaches once again. We will certainly be living in a better world. Yay!

        • anon

          you are a disgusting excuse for a human

        • Abdo

          What the fuck??

          • Message for abdo...

            That’s right abdo, maybe we do need another hitler….To rid the world of pricks like you…

            Boycott …

            Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

        • Idiot….at least grow a cell if you canot manage a full cortex.

        • SPREADINGPEACE

          I shall pray that the hatred in your heart will subside eventually. Don’t spread hate! Spread love!

          • FSH

            What love you’re talking about with kids and babies dying everyday??!!! You have first to try and learn what love means!!

        • gordan

          No Name. Already ashamed of ur stupid comment…

        • Are you aware of what you are saying?

      • John

        Stupid lies You come with! Israel is trying to take over all the land of the palestine people by bombing them. Everybody sees that. You would to if You can Get that litle boys dick out of your mouth and start facing fackts You muslim hater!

      • Alan

        The fact is not about who is killing more, rather that, there are people being killed.If Israel slaughters innocent people, then they should be arrested as war criminals. If the people of Israel behave like the Nazi’s, then they have dishonoured the dead and the survivors of the Holocaust. When people see the Israeli flag, it emotes similar feelings to the Nazi swastika. I fear for the people for Palestine and the rest of the world, “If France had then marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs.” – Hitler. I wonder will generations from now, wonder why the world stood back and allowed more fascism to flourish.

        • Zara al khalifia

          If it’s good for one then the Syrian government should face the same and something should be done about the innocent lives lost in Iraq and Syria I don’t see people’s head on stakes in Palestine it’s makes me sick that everyone is up in arms in regards to Israel and Palestine war but no one seems to care about the innocent live lost in Syria and Iraq at the hands of fellow Muslims
          Where is the fight for those people.

      • UpForOnlyTruth

        airhead. bastard. YOU are Nazi, mr bastard~

    • 2redfrogs

      Once again it’s not The Jews we are aiming at. It’s Israel and Israelis expansionism and brutal land grabbing. Please make the difference. Plenty of jewish live peaceable with their neighbours working as neighbourhood jewelers providing good service to their community. These are people are not hte targets of a boycott!!

  2. Who Cares????

    • A human nothing else

      Possibly the mothers and fathers that are burying what ever remains of their innocent children, or possibly the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians that have had their land stolen by israhell, or the millions that suffer daily under the illegal blockade of Gaza?

    • BabyLuv

      Humans with hearts care. If you don’t mind that money from these companies are pouring into Israel to fund the killing of innocent babies, children, and mothers.. well yeah who cares.

      • bernie

        what about all the aid from abroad that goes to Palestine, however it ends up in tunnels that are used to kill people on the other side. life is life whether Palestinian or Israeli or does that not matter to you

        • mavric

          Dat is reaction … and done once in a blue moon and dey target israeli soldiers not children n women’s. And innocent people. And most important Israel occupied on Palestine. Dat land belongs to Palestine.

    • mak19

      Not you

    • Emma

      Most people who have opened this post.

    • SPREADINGPEACE

      Do your best to not be insensitive towards this issue. I am very sure you would care if it were to happen to you.

  3. Abed

    We care >>>> Israel is the new Zionist regime and we have to stop it killing children and occupy other people lands. FREE Palastine

  4. Truthist

    Israel has about 2000 years of history on what was once the Kingdom of Israel. Surely they can coexist. Except hamas and the Koran are devoted to killing Jews. Oops. I’ll boycott your website instead.

    • Anonymous

      Actually Jews are killing innocent Muslims and Christians in Palestine. It’s not about religion, it’s about killing innocent people. What kind of revenge is that?

      • Fak

        Either you think Israelis are happy to kill innocent men women and children or you ask why those innocents are occupying the very places used by Hamas to attack Israel.

        Judging by you using the word “Jews” instead of “Israelis”, I’m going to guess you think the former.

        • bah

          Israel is the only country rearranged/preempted for displaced Jews only so there’s no difference between both really.

          • ziqqyziq

            I love this comment..

      • anon

        Maybe you should educate yourself as to what is really happening. Hamas has killed many innocent Muslims, not Israel.

        • blub

          wht are u talking about???y would hamas wanna kill one of its own???

    • sabah

      Great and please turn off your wifi all together.oh and next time u use these brands try to block out the images of Palestinian children burning to death.good luck
      Oh n if i recall correctly hitler wasnt a muslim

    • BabyLuv

      @Truthist- A “Truthist” are you? Since when is Hamas devoted to killing Jews? Blatant lies. Don’t you see all the death tolls in Gaza? All the innocent children and babies that are being killed by Israel?? Its the Zionists that are devoted to killing Palestinians.

      • It'sNotMe

        Arabs are brought up to hate Jews (Source:http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=713); their school textbooks allegedly contain anti-semetic and hate-breeding sentiments.

        Have you ever heard how the IDF operates its artillery/rocket/bomb attacks? They launch one small shell – that causes no damage – at the building to be bombed. This alerts innocents and allows them time to evacuate the building. Then comes the very accurate bomb strike.
        (Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/09/roof-knocking-the-israeli-mjilitarys-tactic-of-phoning-palestinians-it-is-about-to-bomb/)

        I definitely don’t like the bombing, but it is happening and thankfully it is carried out as carefully and accurate as it could possibly be. Hamas on the other hand? Launch random rockets at neighbourhoods? I definitely don’t like that.

        The IDF is actually one of the most considerate armies if you take the time to actually LEARN about the conflict and its history, rather than jumping on the hysterical bandwagon.

        I don’t support the IDF, and I don’t support Hamas, I support the poor people caught up in this war of HATE.

        • New Jersean

          HOW IRONIC, The carefully and accurate Israeli shelling lead to the death of nearly 1650 Palestinian civilians mostly children and women, and the random Hamas rockets killed only 3 Israeli civilians. If you call that accurate (and I believe it is) then the name should be called ethnic cleansing and Genocide.

      • Rational Thinker

        @BabyLuv – You can’t be that dumb, can you? If Hamas had the technology right now to wipe out all of Israel it would in a heartbeat. It is the cornerstone of their charter to kill all Jews. Not just Israel.

        Israel does have the technology to wipe out all of Gaza with the push of a button – therein lies the difference. One wants complete annihlation, the other wants to be left alone to do good in the world…Sooooo many things to boycott due to the fact that an Israeli focus is on forwarding the world, not destroying it.

        • Sahar

          Rational Thinker, how very insightful of you! I wonder why Hamas is killing only combating soldiers then while Israel is killing innocent children and women and elderly? Hmm, could it be that Hamas has higher moral and ethical values that they only fight soldiers of a terrorist state occupying Palestine illegally, while Israel is deliberately mass-murdering Palestinians as a form of Ethnic cleansing? They’ve been doing that since before Hamas existed, you know. Their leaders also say it quite frankly that they want to kill all Arabs in the region, destroy their homes and take their lands. What more evidence do you want? If your rational thinking is leading you to your stupid conclusions, I suggest you leave thinking altogether to people who can actually do it properly.

          • nikiz

            Well said.

          • elliz

            well said Sahar..i dont think israel could differentiate between soldiers and children

          • moazma jawwad

            I really appreciate Sahar

        • ziqqyziq

          They would push that button if they could. But do not forget consequences. Israel is very small and big head america is actually in a mess right now. Go ahead push that button, the rest of the world has their buttons too if u forgot abt that too.

      • God's Servant

        Have to agree with BabyLuv. Israel troops have been killing Palestinian Christians and Muslims long before Hamas existed…. Stop the blame game, please.

    • lori

      So you think these Jews are the hebrew of Moses?their not.

    • Olgun

      Looks like you done a boycott on intelligence as you don’t know that the Qur’an and Jewish holy scriptures are from the same source.

    • mr88

      Please do not speak of wat u have no clue about! Nowhere in the quraan ul Kareem does it state to kill Jews! Or any1 of any other faith for that matter. Islam and the quraan teaches peace and tolerance of all religions. And in the 2000 years of the kingdom of jearusilm ul know that under Islamic rule all were allowed to continue xist peacefully and practice their religion freely! So y after all that happens to the Jewish community through their history, wuld they impose those same atrocities upon others?? Please leave the quraan out of this

      • Okwuanasoanya

        Have You Heard Of Boko Haram, Hamas, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Shabaab? What Do They Have In Common? Killing “In The Name Of Allah” And They Are All Affiliated With The “Religion Of Peace”. Please Educate Us More On The Activities Of ISIS In Iraq Please!!!!

        • HUMANITY comes FIRST

          Your absolutely right. They are killing in the name of Allah سبحانه و تعلى – they are wrong to do so. Islam is a peaceful religion. These are fringe groups & don’t represent the mainstream….

          Does that justify Isreals actions towards the Civilian population of Palestine?

          Someone commentated earlier …’we are human first, religion comes after’

          Isn’t this the case?

          I’m sure there will be many people in Isreal, disgusted by the way Isreal is carrying out it’s measured approach against the civilian population of Palestinian….

        • Sainsburys forced to close

          Sainsbury’s forced to close due to pro-Palestine demonstration

          Daily Mail reports –
          02 August 2014 04:11 PM By Matt Lloyd

          Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out

          Protesters have closed down a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Birmingham City Centre as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.

          Calling on the retail giant to remove products sourced from Israel, demonstrators gathered outside the Union Street store this afternoon.

          Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out.

          Once closed, demonstrators stuck posters up in support of Gaza along the storefront.

          They called for an end to the massacre in Gaza and for Israel to stop bombing the highly populated area.

          The 26-day-old offensive, launched in response to rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza into Israel, has now killed more than

          1,650 Palestinians – mostly civilians – with more than 8,000 wounded, according to local officials. Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians, its highest death toll since the 2006 Lebanon war.

        • Sainsburys forced to close

          Sainsbury’s forced to close due to pro-Palestine demonstration

          Daily Mail reports –
          02 August 2014 04:11 PM By Matt Lloyd

          Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out

          Protesters have closed down a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Birmingham City Centre as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.

          Calling on the retail giant to remove products sourced from Israel, demonstrators gathered outside the Union Street store this afternoon.

          Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out.

          Once closed, demonstrators stuck posters up in support of Gaza along the storefront.

          They called for an end to the massacre in Gaza and for Israel to stop bombing the highly populated area.

          The 26-day-old offensive, launched in response to rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza into Israel, has now killed more than 1,650 Palestinians – mostly civilians – with more than 8,000 wounded, according to local officials. Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians, its highest death toll since the 2006 Lebanon war.

          A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “On the advice of the police we temporarily closed the store. It was re-opened for customers shortly after and trade was not seriously disrupted.”

          Several demonstrations have taken place in the city in recent weeks.

        • Samiullah Khan

          Dear we all know about these groups but if you some sort of Mathematics then I think it would be easy for you to calculate that what percentage you are quoting.
          Let’s assume their strength 1 Million and then do calculation.
          1000000*100
          —————— = 0.64%
          1570000000

          Rest is on you dear.

    • flowers

      What are you talking about. The Israeli people were handed that land by force by the British. It was always Palestinian land. Learn your history. You people are the most greedy, money hungry, power hungry, God defiant people on this earth. Just look how much corruption you’ve caused on earth since the prophetic time till present. Islam is a peaceful religion and you had no position bringing it in this discussion. No one said anything about the taura. But since you brought it up, here it goes, at the time of Omar, may Allah be pleased with him, he allowed the christians to practice their religion freely. They had churches of their own and everyone was respectful to one another. That was the time of the ottoman empire. Now when the Romans’ took over and Christians are rulling the land what happened to the muslims? Masses were killed. Now who doesn’t know how to coexist? Right. Then the British placed the jews in the Palestinian land by force. And until today injustice is being done to the Palestinians. Jews want to wipe out all Palestinians and make it an Israeli country. That is called genocide. Plain and simply.

      • Rational Thinker

        It’s hard to argue with someone who makes generalizations about an entire culture as being “the most greedy, money hungry, power hungry” people. This is why there is so little hope…

        • Mjou

          Qura’an is not devoted to kill Jewish or anyone Els ! Let do the the “Ratinal thinking” .. In fact Muslim protected Jews during the Islamic empire and since existence of Islam.. while Europe and west killed and killed Jews through the years .. Nazis weren’t the only group killing Jews, read history .. It’s so ironic to have you talking as a Jew about Muslim and Islam, just read history on what happen when muslim lost Spain and indolsia, what did Jews in Spain do? They left Spain with Arabs and Muslims to North Africa and reside there because Islam protected Jews ! We are still waitin for Israel to reveal the evidence that Hammas kidnapped the 3 Jews in West Bank… Perhaps you do some rational thinking and think why Hammas went all the way to West Bank “it’s impossible for them to reach West Bank” while they could use the tunnels and reach the settlers around Gaza and kill 100’s of them and kidnapped another fews 100’s and used the as a shield!!!

      • Max

        Flowers, you are talking rubbish! I will concede the initial creation of Israel was done partly through force, however, the Israelis want to wipe out the palestinians?! You realise they could do so in a heartbeat right if they wanted to? They have one of the most advanced and efficient armies in the world. How do you feel about Hamas then mate? You think it’s cool that their charter basically states they wish to eradicate Jews full stop? Or the fact that they readily use children as human shields? They get massive financial aid, yet funnily enough it is all used for military purposes. And let’s move on to muslim led countries, I have several absolutely lovely Muslim friends, but throughout the middle east, muslims are killing eachother simply for being part of different sects. Coexist? Fat chance, they’re too busy killing themselves, let alone show compassion and love for people of different creeds. That doesn’t apply to all of course, but seriously, the middle east is in complete turmoil. I love all people, from all races, creeds etc, but seriously, use some common sense before you go claiming the Israelis are committing genocide. There are many families of Jews in Israel who are direct descendants of the survivors of the genocide committed by the Nazis, show some respect!

        • Izzy

          you are pathetic – if the Middle East is so bad why didn’t you stay in Europe?

        • Ambicija

          Israel is zionist. They are no better than the Nazis. Doing the same things what Hitler did Jews people. They doing genocide in Palestina. They are satan people and i hope everybody going in hell . F.ck Israel!!!!

    • Cockrobin

      Britain’s Zionists Prepare the Ground

      Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British Prime Minister from 1874-1880 once said: “The Lord deals with the nations as the nations deal with the Jews”.

      On 31 October 1917, a British army contingent numbering 150,000 soldiers led by General Allenby attacked the Turkish garrison town of Beer Sheba (Beer Al-Sabe’) near the Gaza Strip and raized most of its buildings to the ground. This crucial victory laid the Palestine landscape beyond open to the invading British forces.

      Within hours of that victory, Allenby shot a telegram to London informing the government of the great news. Months earlier, Chaim Weizman leader of the World Zionist Organisation (WZO) and Arthur J Balfour (1848-1930), a Conservative politician and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, had been conducting secret negotiations the aim of which was the establishment in Palestine of ‘a national home for the Jews’.

      This Declaration came about after extensive lobbying from the Zionist leadership whose spokesman and tireless lobbyist Weizmann never missed an opportunity to prepare the grounds to secure this Declaration. For instance, in one letter he wrote to a friend in December 1914, he said:

      “I saw Balfour on Saturday [mid December 1914] and the interview lasted one and a half hours.Balfour remembered everything we discussed 8 years ago [1906] and I gave him a brief summary of what has happened over these years…He listened for a long time and was very moved – I assure you, to tears – and he took me by the hand and said that I had illuminated for him the road followed by a great suffering nation [the Jewish nation], and expressed his opinion that the question of Palestine would remain insoluble…until there was a normal Jewish community in Palestine. He asked me whether I wanted anything practical at present. I said no, [but that] I would like to call on him again…when the roar of the guns had stopped [meaning, WW1]. He saw me out into the street, holding my hand in silence, and bidding me farewell said warmly:

      ‘Mind you come again to see me, I am deeply moved and interested, it is not a dream, it is a great cause and I understand it’“.

      The Balfour Declaration then followed 3 years later.

      When Allenby’s telegram arrived on the 1st of November, Balfour pulled out, on the very next day, 2 November 1917, a secret document which had been agreed with the WZO, and known ever since, as The Balfour Declaration and issued it in the form of a letter addressed to Lord L Walter Rothschild (1868-1937) a British banker and member of the wealthy Rothschild financial dynasty. What it represented was to be the most treacherous, the most ambiguous and the most deceitful offer which laid bare the seeds of the Palestine/Israel conflict engulfing the Middle East today.

      This is what it said:

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      Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

      This Declaration may be considered the most extraordinary document of any government. What makes it extraordinary is the fact that, in the words of Arthur Koestler (Jewish novelist 1905-1983), “one nation solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third”. Even more extraordinary is the fact that this third country (Palestine) was still part of the empire of a fourth (Turkey).

      Britain had no business offering the nation of one people to the people of many nations. And this even before the British set foot in Palestine.

      In a curious comment, which smacks of typical colonial arrogance, Balfour said:

      “…in Palestine, we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country. The four great powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder impact than the desires of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit this ancient land”.

      When Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, was asked at the Paris Peace conference in 1919, what was meant by a Jewish national home in Palestine, he was quoted as saying that “…Palestine should be as Jewish as America is American or England is English”.

      Henry Cattan (1906-1992) a renowned international jurist and writer, once observed that the Balfour Declaration was “legally void [it did not obtain the consent of the indigenous people of Palestine], morally wicked [because Britain solemnly promised to a second nation the country of a third] and politically mischievous [because it planted he seeds of conflict between Jews and Arabs who had lived together in peace and harmony for many generation]“.

      But to give it an international seal of legitimacy, the Balfour Declaration draft text was submitted to President Woodrow Wilson of the United States who approved it prior to its publication. On the 14th February and 9th May 1918 respectively, France and Italy publicly endorsed it.

      The Balfour Declaration had been in the background even before the advent of WW1. Britain and Fance (and to a lesser degree the Russians) prepared to divide the spoils of war and the Ottoman Empire should they defeat it, and two diplomats were in deep negotiations to finalise an agreement which became known as the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. This was a secret agreement negotiated by two officials from Britain and France: Sir Mark Sykes (1879-1919) and Francois Georges-Picot (1870-1951). They effectively divided the Ottoman Empire into two sphere of influence (see map below) while Palestine and Jerusalem were to be governed by an international administration. Britain was allowed access to the Mediterranean via the ports of Haifa and Akka. This colonial land swaps were agreed should the Allies win the war against the Ottoman Empire.

      The war with the Turks ended in victory for the Allies 3 years later, on the 28th June 1919. Article 22 of the Covenant of The League of Nations signed at this time, prescribed that the wishes of the people formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire be a principal consideration in the selection of the Mandatory. It is worth mentioning that Article 22 ascribed a top Category A Mandate for Palestine as one of the “communities formerly belonging to the Turkish Empire [and which] have reached a stage of development where their existence as independent nations can be provisionally recognised…until such time as they are able to stand alone”.

      According to the surveys conducted then, it was privately reported that the Arabs had opted for the United States to be their supervisory body. The Zionist leadership opted for the trusteeship of Great Britain over Palestine and when Turkish rule formally ended under the Treaty of Sevres on 10 August 1920, the Zionists ensured that the famous Balfour Declaration was embodied in it under Article 22. Yet, it is worth remembering that the British Mandate over Palestine was ratified in July 1922 by the League of Nations, but did not come into effect until September 1923. But it could not become operational until peace with Turkey was signed and sealed in August 1924. So legally speaking, Palestine from 1917 (When the Balfour Declaration was issued) until 1924 (when the peace Treaty was ratified with Turkey (a total of 7 years) was ‘occupied territory’. This means that Britain remained bound by the restrictions of the Hague Convention of 1907 otulining the laws of war and war crimes.

      The embodiment of this Zionist dream within the League’s Covenant sealed the fate of Palestine at this early stage of the Mandate. If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind about this linkage, it was dispelled by Article 4 of the Mandate which stated:

      “An appropriate Jewish Agency shall be recognised as a public body for the purpose of advising and cooperating with the Administration of Palestine…as may affect the establishment of the Jewish national home and the interests of the Jewish population in Palestine…The Zionist Organization shall be recognized as such agency…and shall take steps in consultation with His Britannic Majesty’s Government to…assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home in Palestine”.

      Winston Churchill (1874-1965) twice British Prime Minister between 1940-45 and 1951-55, endorsed it officially in a letter he wrote in 1920 which said that “it has fallen to the British Government, as a result of the conquest of Palestine, to have the opportunity and the responsibility of securing for the Jewish race all over the world a home and a centre of national life. The fiery energies of Dr Weizmann leader of the Zionist project, supported by the full authority of Lord Allenby, are all directed to achieving the success of this inspiring movement. Of course Palestine is far too small to accommodate more than a fraction of the Jewish race, but if there should be created in our lifetime by the Banks of the Jordan a Jewish State under the protection of the British Crown, which might comprise 3 or 4 million Jews, an event would have occurred in the history of the world which would be especially in harmony with the truest interests of the British Empire”.

      In this atmosphere of promises and deceptions, the Mandate for Palestine was formally allotted to Great Britain at the Peace Conference of San Remo on 25 April 1920. The border of Mandate Palestine were drawn at this conference.

      The Palestinian population grew suspicious of the intentions behind the Balfour Declaration and the ambiguity embedded within its text. They energetically lobbied the British authorities to stand by the promises made to them for eventual independence once the British Mandate had ended and were genuinely frustrated by the lack of committment to those peomises. These frustrations came to the boil on the Muslim holiday of Nebi Musa in Jerusalem and erupted on 4 April 1920 and lasted for 4 bloody days. The British Military Command appointed a commission, which came to be known as the Palin Commission (after its head Major-General Sir Philip Palin).

      This disturbance and this Commission were to be the first of many riots by the Palestinians and many commissions by the British Mandate. The riots were suppressed and the commision reports were disregarded. The Zionists had a project of their own to take over historic Palestine and the seeds planted to facilitate that path for them were planted by no lesser a personality than Sir Herbert Samuel.

      Herbert Samuel, the first British High Commissioner in Palestine (served 1920-1925) was known to be an arch-Zionist and the one person who is credited with preparing the ground in Palestine for the implementation of the Balfour Declaration to enable the “Jewish Homeland” in Palestine to turn into the Jewish state in 1948. Being of the Jewsih faith, many believed that Samuel’s appointment would give a signal as to his alignment with Zionist ideal and objectives. He himself stated at the time that…”it would be inadvisable for any Jew to be the first Governor”. Thanks to the persistent prodding by Chaim Weizmann, Samuel who was a close friend, was encouraged to accept the post.

      Additionally, many of the high establishment figures in British politics at the time including the military administrators in Palestine and Egypt were against the Balfour Declaration and its vague wording. They knew that trouble will come if the parameters of the Mandate were not revised. In the short period leading to the transfer to civilian administration in 1920, Major General Sir Louis Bols, the military administrator at the time, in handing the reigns to Samuel, is known to have told him that he wanted him “to sign a receipt’, to which Samuel responded: “for what?” and Bols responded: “For Palestine”. According to Samuel’s memoirs, on the day of the transfer of administration in Jerusalem, Bols handed a well typed document with names and dates which Samuel signed. It said: “One Palestine Complete”.

      Herbert Samuel (1870-1963)

      The embodiment of the Balfour Declaration withing the League’s Covenant was seen by many as a turning point in Western-Arab relations. Not only did it contradict the meaning of Article 22 of the Mandate for Palestine, but it also negated promises made earlier to the Arabs for a national homeland in exchange for their help in defeating the Ottoman Empire. Here is what Item 10 of that Agreement stated:

      “10. The British and French Governments, as the protectors of the Arab State, shall agree that they will not themselves acquire and will not consent to a third Power acquiring territorial possessions in the Arabian Peninsula, nor consent to a third Power installing a naval base on the east coast or in the Red Sea…” All the promises made to the Arabs for independence and sovereignty once the war was over, have been broken. To add insult to injury, their land was cut up and Palestine was promised to the the Jews 18 months later via the Balfour Declaration.

      Sir John Shaw, Britain’s former Chief Secretary of Palestine, who spent nearly 10 years of his life there, stated in a TV interview that the Mandate was “not only immoral but ill-advised”. When asked why, he replied: “…because it is not your business, or my business, or British business, or [for] anybody else to interfere in other people’s countries and tell them how to run it well. They must be left to their own salvation”.

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      Sir Mark Sykes (1879-1919)

      The British, as the Mandatory power in Palestine, therefore, were confronting the contradiction of two irreconcilable aims: assisting Palestine to advance towards and to achieve independence under the Mandate Charter, and the commitment, under the Balfour Declaration, to a future Jewish Home in Palestine.

      Article 22 of The League of Nations Covenant stated that the right of “those colonies and territories which, as a consequence of the late war, have ceased to be under the sovereignty of the States which formerly governed them and which are inhabited by peoples not yet able to stand by themselves…there should be applied the principle that the well being and development of such people form a sacred trust of civilisation and that the securities for the performance of this trust should be embodied in this Covenant”.

      Continued illegal Jewish immigration and the purchase of Palestinian land by the Jewish National Fund reached record levels in the 1930’s with Hitler in Germany, and Mussolini in Italy, advocating the expulsion of Jews from Europe. By the mid 1930’s the Jews in Palestine formed one third of the total population enjoying the blessing of the Balfour Declaration.

      Arab resistance escalated from delegations and emmisaries, petitions and declarations to demonstrations and strikes. This culminated in the first Palestine Riots in 1929 forcing the British Government to issue The Passfield White Paper in November 1930 calling for a limitation on Jewish immigration into Palestine. But with Zionist pressure mounting to allow more Jews into Palestine, the registered figures show that such immigration reached ‘invasion’ proportion in just 4 years: from 9,553 Jews in 1932 to 30,327 (1933) to 42,359 (1934) to 61,854 (1935) totalling 144,093. In the same period, the equivalent number of Jewish immigration to the USA was only 14,118. The Palestinian Arabs now braced themselves up for a national revolt.

      The Palestinian Arab Rebellion of 1936 lasted for 3 years and forced Britain to send yet again one of its time-honoured commissions to Palestine. Led this time by Lord Peel, it concluded that the two objectives of Article 2 of the Mandate (eventual independence for the indigenous population and the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine) could not be reconciled, The Peel Commission recommended that Palestine be partitioned. The Palestinians, of course, were horrified at this conclusion which granted the Jews 40% of Palestine when Jewish land ownership at the time did not exceed 5.5%; the cruellest provision of all was that there should be, if necessary, a “forcible transfer of Arabs” out of lands allotted to the Jewish state (see later sections).

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      The Peel Commission (November 1937)

      Arab revolt and resistance to this policy was more than equated by fierce British repression against the Palestinians. More than 5,000 were killed and over 15,000 wounded out of a population of 1 million (the equivalent at the time of 200,000 British and 1 million Americans killed and 600,000 British and 3 million Americans wounded). The number of detainees was over 5,600 in 1939 alone. All of this was accompanied by the terrorisation and murder of Arab villagers by special British-trained Jewish squads and underground terrorists.

      The Zionist leadership in the persons of Weizmann and Ben-Gurion, were of course jubilant at the Peel recommendations, for this was the first time that the “Jewish National Home” was being officially and publicly equated with a “Jewish State”. It was also being pronounced by a great power, Britain, which was itself the Mandatory.

      Ben-Gurion, although grateful for the Peel recommendations, stated soon afterwards that “The Jewish state now being proposed to us is not the Zionist aim. But this will be a decisive step in bringing about the great Zionist aim. In the shortest time possible, it will build the real Jewish strength that will carry us to our historic objectives”.

      The Palestine Arab Revolt evoked the sympathy and support of Mahatma Gandhi who wrote in 1938: “Surely, it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their National Home”.

      As the clouds of WWII were gathering and as the threat of international crisis was looming, the British Government called for a Round Table Conference attended by Arabs, Palestinians and Zionist representatives. Malcolm Macdonald, the new Colonial Secretary was the driving force behind it. The inconclusive conference issued its White Paper on May 17, 1939 which indicated a sudden change of heart from the British Government about the recommendations of the previous Peel Commission. Perhaps this is because the British government began to realise that Palestine could never become the solution for the Jewish problem and that the development of a National Home for the Jews in Palestine can be achieved only as a result of the wholesale eviction of the existing indigenous population. The White Paper of 1939 stated the following:

      1. “The proposal of partition recommended by the Royal Commission, namely the establishment of self-supporting independent Arab and Jewish states within Palestine, has been found to be impracticable.

      2. His Majesty’s Government now declares unequivocally that it is not part of their policy that Palestine should become a Jewish state.

      3. The object of His Majesty’s Government is the establishment within 10 years (i.e., by the end of its Mandate) of an independent Palestine State…in which Arabs and Jews share in government in such a way as to ensure that the essential interests of each community are safeguarded”.

      The Zionists rejected the White Paper outright and, with the increasing influence of David Ben-Gurion on Zionist strategic thinking, began to shift their base of political lobbying and influence from London to Washington leading up to 1947. The events taking shape during this period sounded the death knell for Palestine. The Zionist link between Palestine and the Holocaust was forged.

    • sarmad

      @Truthist: you should read the quran before you start making assumptions. so much ignorance in this world its disgusting!!

    • Ribal

      Correction, 2000 years it was not the kingdom of Israel, Judaism is a religion not a country such as Christians, Muslims, Buddhist … and Zionists cant just take someone’s lands and claim it’s a god given right that allows them to mass murder … trust me we tried in the crusades and it didn’t work coz it’s wrong … no occupation lasts for ever, eventually the Israelis will leave back to their countries of origin …

    • John

      Actually, boycott this site since we don’t need bigots.

    • U take their land. Instead of thanking them for giving u refuge, u kill their kids, women, eldery. Shame on your concience. If u have any? Do zionist want to co exist. No they want everything

    • Mohamed

      I think you should get your facts right about what the Koran says about killing Jews, before you post it.

  5. sarah

    Tescos is another Jewish run company

    • Katherine

      Israel=/= Jewish people, and Jewish people =/= Israel.

    • Rational Thinker

      By your logic, your day would be really tough to get anything done. The computer you write your hate on? Run by Intel. The forum that you most likely spew your propaganda? Facebook…

  6. farooq

    muslim need unity

    • N Gaber

      100% Agreed. It is time for us to have our own brands to infiltrate into the system to support the Palestinians.

  7. BabyLuv

    And of course we have idiots coming here and saying that Hamas are killing Israeli’s, their the terrorists, blah blah blah. No. Israel is the one killing. Their the terrorists here, killing any innocent person (including children!!) they could lay their hands on. And now people are finding out the truth and discovering the lies of the media. So Israel gets so desperate they have to pay students to cover it up via social media.

    Don’t believe everything you hear in the news. Unless your not smart enough to see beyond that.

    • Clownie

      Babyluv, if you want to be taken seriously please learn how to write in English, learn how to use their, they’re & there and learn the difference between your & you’re. Otherwise, you just come across as an ignorant idiot.

      • IAmJustAMirror

        Clownie if you want to be taken seriously, change your nick name because whatever you say, you are still going to sound like a clown!

      • Ribal

        Clownie it’s weird how you’re calling people idiots when you have nothing else to argue with … and hey … you chose the name clown didn’t you … kinda makes you the idiot here.

    • Rational Thinker

      Like I said to you earlier, if Israel wanted to wipe out ALL of Gaza today, it would have no problem doing so. But it doesn’t. So when you say that they are the terrorists “killing any innocent person they could lay their hands on”, it just proves how little you know. They are actually showing restraint.

      • Ribal

        Well my friend I happen to be Lebanese and I seriously think that you need a reality check … we all witnessed the war of 2006, we had massacres performed by the Israeli air force, we were fighting an invading force larger than ours 10 to 1 and nevertheless we kicked you out in a month with your Mirkavas roasting and Golany elite forces being treated for post traumatic stress, so a push of a button is a fantasy … In Gaza today do some reading and look up the military VS civilian casualties from both sides and if you still think that Hamas is the terrorist, then your thinking is far from rational …

      • Ghaith

        Restraint? you say restraint? Is restraint shelling a hospital? Is restraint targeting 4 kids on a beach playing football / soccer? ALONE? Is restraint dropping mega tons of explosives / missiles / sulfur / phosphorous on schools, hospitals, UN shelters, churches, mosques, clinics and other “militant” targets? Is restraint having 1300 murders in 3 weeks (I refuse to call them deaths/casualties)? Is all that restraint?
        Rational Thinker my ass!

      • Instead of just killing them all, why don’t we torture them little by little right? What they’re doing is worst. You sir, didn’t reach rational thinking level yet.

        • ziqqyziq

          Yeah. Torture them israeli soldiers. I love how that sound. Like a real remake of the movie SAW or something.

  8. If Hamas loved their children as much as they hated Israel then peace would prevail. Hamas are sworn to the destruction of Zion. It is surprising how many people forget this. Funny how Egypt are not getting any blame for sealing the last trade routes to Gaza. Why did they do that? Oh it was because of the extremists who use innocent children and families as cover for their operations. The israelis have had no choice but to do this operation, but I also believe they have not executed it well. Worth remembering that when the borders were open and free trade did prevail, suicide bombers used to walk into random cafes and blow themselves and everything and everyone up. I am not Israeli, Jewish nor have any affiliation with the country or its people.

    • Barto

      Hamas is sworn to the restoration of the Palestinian state. Get your facts straight. If Israel is truly honest in wanting peace, why does it keep building illegal settlements on lands they’ve seized from the Palestinians?

  9. mr88

    Stop reminding us all of Hamas and the role they playing cause we hear about that in the news… If we wanted BBC opinion we wuld b watching BBC and not b on this site… Fair enuf Hamas is devoted to the destroying of Zion… And whatever else David just said… But bare in mind that the only reason hamas came into existence was due to the gross atrocities committed by the Zionist. I do not condone wat Hamas is doing but understand that they r people from Palestine fighting for Palestine… Something which no1 else seems to b doing. Not to make less of the ISIS but now they receiving aid in form of ammo and arms.. After Hamas was falsely blamed for the kidnapping all this stated… Israeli airstrikes ND 100s of arrests only then did Hamas laugh rockets. Leading to more air raids. Then countries like Egypt and Saudi approached by U.S… To pressure Palestines Abbas to make Hamas and Muslim brotherhood to surrender all arms in return for peace agreement and re-opening of trade routes! Y all of this? Y not just have the peace talks and then find comprimises?? Sly Israelis want to unarm the only “force” of self defense the Palestinian’s have (no matter how weak!!) then do wat the always do and break the peace treaty sumhow (fake or not) then go in and seize more of wat isn’t theirs…

    I’m not pro Hamas… I’m pro life…

  10. flowers

    Why are people talking about Hamas like the war on Palestine just began. Palestinians were being massacred by the jews for decades. This is just nonsense. If you idots just came to the realization of what is happening to the Palestinians then please go do some research before you get on sites and make false statements.

  11. flowers

    Well said @mr88

  12. Ahmed

    Todays Jews are not the original Jews of Moses, they are a Khazar race adamant on sucking this world dry through their greed!

    They have been condemned unanimously by every sane human alive, yet you read their disgusting arguements everyday to legalize their genocide

    FORGET THE STUPID FAKE HOLOCAUST………

    THIS IS AN ACTIVE HOLOCAUST FOR OVER BLOODY SIX DECADES !!

  13. Pitou

    Throughout the entire human history people have murdered and pillaged in the name of religion or purely for greed and personal gain.history keeps repeating itself n people don’t learn from it.its time the puppets we elected to run our governments stop pussyfooting around n use their combined efforts to put a stop to this maddness!

  14. John

    Hope all of you using a Intel driven laptop, mac, or PC have powered down the machine, and removed the processors?

    I will bet every penny in my account, and everything I own on this planet, that you hypocrites will not do a thing.. because this boycott ACTUALLY affects you.

    Wannabe do-gooders are the worst types of people on the planet.

    If you really care, donate to the Red Cross..

    If not… shut up, you’re boring.

  15. fuckisrael

    The question is, are there anything not made by jews ? plus israel and jews are not the same thing wake up people

  16. Anonymous

    Please do not confuse Jews with Israeli actions. There are many many thousands/millions of Jews in Israel and around the world who find the Israel’s approach to Gaza completely outrageous and disproportionate.

    Who is that arse hole (Babyluv) who thinks Hamas isn’t devoted to killing jews? Take a look at their constitution.

    By the way, did anyone see Syria’s Children on the BBC last night? Absolutely heartbreaking.

  17. Also Apple and Google.

  18. we need to stop taking sides and solve the problem, no one needs to boycott anything find a peaceful solution

  19. Free Palestine

    It’s not about taking sides. It’s not Hamas that is Murdering Innocent men, women & children. It’s the Isreali Army under the banner of ‘self defence’ .

    The Isrealis have been driving tanks over the Palestinians for years to secure land & build Isreali settlements. It’s not about self defence, it’s simply about securing land.

    It’s the Palestinians that are defending themselves, their homes, their brothers, sisters. Hamas has been elected by the people of Palestine.

    The Isrealis have a clear agenda to wipe out the Palestinian people & take their lands.

    • Rational Thinker

      If Palestine took all of the aide (and concrete!) that has been given to them by ISRAEL over the years to actually build a society that could educate, develop and prosper instead of spending all of the money on rockets and using all of the concrete on building tunnels, maybe they’d be in a better place…The goal of Hamas is destruction, the value of life is none, both for their own citizens and the outside world. How can you defend that?

  20. amakan

    I do not think that killing innocinet children. And elderly people is going to heart Hamas and it’s been a while that Hamas had those whoppines and missiles and we didn’t hear about them hearting any Jewish or isrealies or attacking any body so please stop the crap and fuckoff

  21. amakan

    Punishing hammas is like blaming a women for killing her rappiest

  22. Tracy

    Don’t forget Soda Stream. I know the list is not supposed to be exhaustive, but this product is made right inside of Palestine in an illegal Israeli settlement.

  23. Tan

    Hezbollah has 100,000 rockets and missiles pointed at Israel; they haven’t fired a single one in eight years, since the Second Lebanon War. But let’s go provoke a war with Hezbollah, they’ll start firing thousands of rockets at Israel– Iron Dome can’t shoot them all down – and Israel will say, “You see? They’re firing thousands of rockets at us, we have to go into Lebanon and destroy them all.” Israel can play the same game with Syria, with Iran, with anybody.

    Instead, if Israelis ask themselves: if Hamas has this network of tunnels that leads into Israel, and which took them years to build, why didn’t they use them before? For that matter, why didn’t they use their long-range rockets before? Why were they sitting on 10,000 rockets and not firing any of them?

    We may not find the answer.

    This is purely genocide against Palestine, which neither have Army nor equivalent equipment to defend themselves like Israel have. They are mostly targeting only innocent civilians.

    Let’s boycott Israel and there products. I have already quit Coca cola, McDonald’s, Nestle, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson which i was using daily basis. And i am replacing all these stuffs with our own country maid product mainly.

  24. Free Palestine

    Rational Thinker….yeah whatever, far from rational.

    Let’s all take a moment to thank Isreal for its generosity…..

    The Palestinian people have every right to defend themselves against the genoside of Isreal.

    If they are building tunnels, it’s because they have been boxed into a concentration camp by Isreal.

    They have every right to supply their people with food, arms & ammunition to defend themselves.

    Wake up…there’s not a lot left between Isreal & the Natzi’s

    Isreal has had a clearcut agenda for many years to take the Palestinian lands, by whatever means.

  25. Noneofypurbusin

    I’m going to buy these products now. Thanks

  26. Toby

    Your image is very offensive. The Star of David symbolises Jewdaism Not Israel. The blue and white flag is Israel! It could be read to boycott Jews. Bad article. Pointless.

  27. Oceanus

    shut ur pie hole only sluts heartless brainless minded ppl say what uv just said!!! U r waste of space!!!! I bet u don’t care about ur scum life 2… …

  28. Hypo Crit

    Could you please also include a list of Palestinian and Iranian products that we can boycott, because of their abominable treatment of non-Muslims, women and gays?

  29. Hugenoot

    Well, you don’t choose on which side of the border you get born , you only hear the thoughts and prays from your family and friends and when you get older, the only thi g you know is what you have learned in the past. And thats where you get your caractere, I don’t read your religionbooks I don’t life by Any , allthough I’m a Hugenoot. I only hope that one day EVERYBODY stops killing HUMANS , because of any religion and try to forgive what happend in the past and life on for a saver future, for those who come after us.
    So please……ask youselfe the question….what would I do if I was born on the otherside of the border.
    Excuse me for my English, for it’s not my first language.

  30. Tan

    Wow it’s huge response in our city to boycott Israeli related products. Several restaurant has banned serving Coca Cola, Nestle and other israeli stuffs.

    I would really love to hear that if all Arab and African countries stop selling Oil to all those fucking countries who is supporting Israel’s genocide on Gaza.

  31. Free Palestine

    For those that do not wish to boycott, then maybe this site is not for you. Please feel free to continue as you are.

    This boycott is a means by which humans from all over the globe can demonstrate their disapproval of the actions of the state of Isreal against the Palestinian civilian population.

    It makes no difference if you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Athiest etc etc..

    Lets show the people of Palestine that we care….avoid products & businesses where you can, which have an interest in Isreal.

    We can only hope that someday people will wake up & realise ….’You know what? Isreal isn’t defending herself, she’s forcing people out of their homes & taking land.’

    Help the people of Palestine and send aid via legitimate aid organisations.

    The time for talking is over, it’s time we acted collectively, with the hope that it may someday bring about a change.

    If you are a person of faith, then let’s pray that a day comes when these neighbours can live in peace as friends, neighbours, brothers & sisters regardless of their faith.

  32. Realistic

    Israel is the most racest country in the world.
    For those who said that Palastinian didn’t take the chance to make peace with Israel, can you remind us when that happened!!!
    I can advise you to read the book writen by “Miko Peled” son of famous Israeli general Matti Peled who’s telling all truth about Israel. A guy who’s very close to Israeli descision makers.

  33. Realistic

    Sorry
    The book title is “The general’s Son”

  34. Free Palestine

    **Gaza medical emergency appeal**

    PIMA, Palestine International Medical Aid, is a registered charity (1144772) established since 2006 by a group of Doctors from Yorkshire & Greater Manchester from varying backgrounds. We have dedicated our time voluntarily helping to meet the health needs of those in the Palestinian territories & refugee camps outside of Palestine, by various means, both at times of conflict & rest.

    During this particular conflict, we have delivered a large $50,000 essential medical aid bundle on the 13/07/14 to the Ministry of Health in Palestine, in response to the medical emergency you may have seen in the media.

    & we want to deliver more with your help. The effects of the conflict are clear. The medical need is great.
    We have established connections with getting aid into Gaza via the Rafah border & the West Bank route, & we want to continue doing this for the sake of those in need.

    You can search for us to see our work at http://www.pimapalestine.org

    You can donate via:
    HSBC
    Account number: 41398059
    Sort code: 40-31-20

    Or text PIMA06 to 70070 to donate £10 from any UK mobile

    http://www.justgiving.com/pimapalesine

    Join us at:

    Facebook: PIMA Palestine International Medical Aid
    Twitter: @medicalpima

    Thank You & please share this message for Gaza

  35. Boycott

    For a more comprehensive list, it’s well worth taking a look at http://www.inminds.com

  36. Ummm, if you guys are taking this list seriously, how do you use cellphones or computers?

  37. Mickyb

    incredible responses to all this… all talk though… how will this be solved. Children are dead…. they were the future……..

    • We get both sides to realise that the fighting isn’t helping anyone and the only way forward is to talk, thats how, This boycott nonsense only marginalizes the more liberal elements in Israeli society (McDonalds and Coca Cola for example do a lot of community development work in Palestinian and Israeli Arab communities)

  38. Boycott

    When Isreal is ready to give up its apartheid & remove herself from occupied lands, then it will be time to talk.

    In the meantime, it’s well worth boycotting whatever you can. This is not a religious issue, it’s political & it requires a political solution.

    People of all nationalities & faiths have joined this boycott.

    Those that disagree, feel free to carry on as you are.

    …if nothing else, do a little, whatever you can for the children of Palestine

  39. Boycott

    Mickyb, if it’s all talk then why are people from all over the world joining in?

    I am a Muslim from the UK. We have had demonstrations which include speakers from all faith groups, ethnicity, male & female.

    People are boycotting retailers such as Tesco aswell as individual products such as coca cola, Isreali dates, nestle etc.

    A multi-million pound Tesco retail outlet built in a largely Muslim community was deserted over the weekend.

    People are donating towards food, clothing & medical supplies for Gaza.

    If the UN can apply sanctions on a nation for stepping out of line then this is the next best step for consumers to apply the sanction & BOYCOTT …

    Was it pointless for people to take a stand against apartheid in South Africa?

    Was it pointless for people to take a stand against apartheid in USA?

    This is a political issue & will ultimately be solved via political pressure. It’s up to the people of the world to take a stand against this apartheid.

    We don’t always agree with what actions are taken by our governments, even though we have elected them.

    I’m certain that there will be many people in Isreal and many people of the Jewish faith all over the world that disapprove of Isreals approach towards the Palestinian people….

    If you are going to comment, then please leave religion out of this & don’t generalise about a whole community or faith be they Isreali or Palestinian.

    A positive way forward would be for people to report back on what is going on in their region….

  40. Sam

    I have no problem with Jewish people to stay in Palestine and live side by side with Arab people there, but you telling Israel is a legal state destroys any logic based on civilization.

  41. And American for giving them the weapons and England for putting them there it will go on for years

  42. zonismwillvanised

    WAIT UNTIL TIME SOONEST ISRAEL REGIME WILL BE DEMOLISHED FROM PALESTINE STATE(by the way, do you know what state means?) scum coward!!!

  43. Semitic
    sɪˈmɪtɪk/
    adjective
    adjective: Semitic
    1.
    relating to or denoting a family of languages that includes Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic and certain ancient languages such as Phoenician and Akkadian, constituting the main subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic family.
    2.
    relating to the peoples who speak Semitic languages, especially Hebrew and Arabic.

    would that mean a Jew that hates an Arab is a self-hating, anti-semitic semite? in that sense, wouldn’t that mean that Israel is an anti-semitic state?

  44. sam edward

    Lol How can people boycott Israel and read this article and post comments? Intel is on the list! Apple also has the largest Research and development center outside of Israel. you cant use computers! So so dumb…

    • sam edward

      correction apple’s largest research and development center outside of california is in israel

      • You idiot, Intel is not the only CPU, there is AMD which is much beter CPU !

  45. ali

    Israelis were smart and now they own large stake in some of the largest companies in the world. There is no way Muslims can boycott all these companies, they need to face the reality and deal with it. Bottom line, all religions destroy lives and the whole concept of religion is a sham, Jews are united, Muslims are still in war with each other and live in the dark ages.

  46. Outsider

    Unless you are in a leadership role within Hamas or the Israeli government/military, I feel like individuals here don’t need to speak on their behalf. They are all powerful, verbally-able people who are perfectly capable to disseminate whatever message or rational for their actions.

    I came to this website because I am not in a leadership position in the Israel-Hamas conflict nor do I have any direct influence on its course. To me, both sides have engaged in irresponsible actions that resulted in the unnecessary cost of civilian lives. It is the comparison of the number of civilian lives that concerns me the greatest, especially when compared per capita or even military capability. I feel Israeli government/military actions are able of caring out a smarter plan that showcases that they do value all lives (if not just all civilian lives).

    Collectively as a group, our purchases equate economic votes that say we are watching and we don’t like what we see. My motives are not to solve a hundred-year conflict nor revenge nor economic destruction, but that of pressure to disengage in current actions. Israel can do better, and in some small part, I can take a stance for that.

  47. Boycott

    For those that keep reminding us of, How will you boycott x, y & z?

    The point being Boycott whatever you can to demonstrate your disapproval of Isreali action against the Palestinian people.

    It’s quite clear a no. Of the commentators have no interest in the boycott & instead they spread their hate…

    BOYCOTT this Isreali Apartheid – if nothing else do it for the children of Palestine

  48. Raj / Maruf

    In response to the post from the OUTSIDER regarding the LEADERS:

    To me the world leaders in Today’s World do not deserve to be valued not even by a newborn child. To me these leaders are reminiscent of most common flies that engender and endure primarily on disintegrating matters. Today, I would like to deprecate all those mass-killings that are taking place throughout the world especially in the Middle-East. For that very reason, SHAME on those world leaders, who are just eventful with their meaningless comings-and-goings, their self-proclaimed conquests, their idiocentric bureaucracies, and the list goes on. Yet, their ‘diplomacy’ with hidden agendas, their ‘sympathy’ with a hypocritical display of woes, their ‘sweet talk’ with overpowering sarcasms, their ‘gracious decision’ with a sack full of egotisms, and the rest exhilarate many of us. So, deservingly we must blame ourselves as well, not entirely for supporting them but simply for observing our muteness on these wrongdoings.

    Raj / Maruf

  49. Boycott

    BOYCOTT …. The boycott of Isreali products & companies supporting Isreal is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on Apartheid Isreal

    Danone – Actimel, Activa, Shape, Evian & Volvic

    Macdonalds, Soda Stream, Tivall, Eden, Jaffa, Starbucks

    Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

    Nestlé – Nescafé, Nesquik, Perrier, Aero, KitKat, Yorkie, Polo, Quality street, Rowntree, Maggi, Smarties, Cheerios, Shreddies, Buitoni, Carnation, Nestea, Purina

    Isreali fruit, vegetable & herbs are sold in all major supermarkets. Avoid Isreal & the West Bank. Isreali brands include Jaffa, mehadrin, Arava, Carmel agrexco, Edom, Carmy, Tali, Adafresh & Shoham.

    Isreali date brands…Jordan River, Tamara, Hadiklaim, King Soloman, Jordan Plains, Karsten farms/Kalahari & Bomaja

    Isreals Keter & brands make plastic garden furniture, sheds, storage & food containers. Black & decker toolboxes. Stanley toolboxes made in Isreal by ZAG.

  50. Boycott

    Toys – Isreali toy brands(some made in settlements): Halilit, Edushape, Taf Toys, Interstar, (Tip Top Toys), Tiny Love, Rummikub(distributed by many brands)

    Technology – AOL, Intel, Motorola, IBM, Siemens

    Estée Lauder, Kalvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, L’oreal, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Revlon, Kleenex, Huggies

    Diamonds/Jewellery – most jewellery is traded through Jewish hands.

  51. The information on Volvo is wrong. Volvo cars is not the same company as Volvo Group.

    Since 1999 Volvo Car Corporation is no longer a part of Volvo Group, but Volvo Group and Volvo Cars still share the same brand name. Therefore, a new company, Volvo Trademark Holding AB, was established 1999 to deal with brand matters for the two companies.

    Websites:

    Volvo Group: volvogroup.com
    Volvo Cars: volvocars.com
    Volvo branded companies: volvo.com

  52. United we stand

    Well done Lars, best stick with Coca Cola then….

  53. khairi
  54. The Believer

    Rational thinker, your main problem is that your arguments are totally based on rational when there are actually forces mightier than what our brain and physical body can do. And that force is Allah. To all muslim and rest of the humankind, be patient and do whatever we can to help fight against evil (israel included) and Allah ha assured us that the day will come when He will destroy evil and the truth will prevail

  55. ian brady 6+ netenyahu 600+ psychopaths

  56. lily

    Firing rockets to free ppl from oppression-that is freedom fighters.
    Firing rockets to eradicate every single being coz u need the land for illegal settlements-genocide, massacre=terrorism
    Killing women n kids mercilessly but running away while peeing in ur pants when shot at-disgraceful IDF

  57. BOYCOTT

    BOYCOTT …. The boycott of Isreali products & companies supporting Isreal is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on Apartheid Isreal

    Danone – Actimel, Activa, Shape, Evian & Volvic

    Macdonalds, Soda Stream, Tivall, Eden, Jaffa, Starbucks

    Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

    Nestlé – Nescafé, Nesquik, Perrier, Aero, KitKat, Yorkie, Polo, Quality street, Rowntree, Maggi, Smarties, Cheerios, Shreddies, Buitoni, Carnation, Nestea, Purina

    Isreali fruit, vegetable & herbs are sold in all major supermarkets. Avoid Isreal & the West Bank. Isreali brands include Jaffa, mehadrin, Arava, Carmel agrexco, Edom, Carmy, Tali, Adafresh & Shoham.

    Isreali date brands…Jordan River, Tamara, Hadiklaim, King Soloman, Jordan Plains, Karsten farms/Kalahari & Bomaja

    Isreals Keter & brands make plastic garden furniture, sheds, storage & food containers. Black & decker toolboxes. Stanley toolboxes made in Isreal by ZAG.

    Toys – Isreali toy brands(some made in settlements): Halilit, Edushape, Taf Toys, Interstar, (Tip Top Toys), Tiny Love, Rummikub(distributed by many brands)

    Technology – AOL, Intel, Motorola, IBM, Siemens

    Estée Lauder, Kalvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, L’oreal, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Revlon, Kleenex, Huggies

    Diamonds/Jewellery – most jewellery is traded through Jewish hands.

  58. Samiullah Khan

    Dear fellows, you are well aware of history. Can anyone tell me that when Muslims wiped out Jews from their kingdom of Israel 2000 years ago?????
    Jews talk about their killings by Hiltler. Are Muslims responsible for this?
    How Jews got back Israel? This thing matters.
    Why it all started???
    Why Hamas is firing rockets at Israel??
    Every religion can coexist but if I have the right to live along. I have been to USA and truly speaking I would love to live there if I will have a chance bc I have the opportunity to practice my religion without any restrictions. Tolerance level is very high there so if someone has the quality then we should appreciate it but the policies of US government isn’t the reflection of their society. As a super power they should have more balanced approach. Israel can’t do anything with US support so I think US government is equally responsible of all this. there are alot of support from Christians here towards the people of Palestine so this isn’t the issue of religion but it is the humanity. We all are first Human and then religion comes.

  59. BOYCOTT

    Well said Raj, as I was saying…..

    BOYCOTT …. The boycott of Isreali products & companies supporting Isreal is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on Apartheid Isreal

    Danone – Actimel, Activa, Shape, Evian & Volvic

    Macdonalds, Soda Stream, Tivall, Eden, Jaffa, Starbucks

    Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

    Nestlé – Nescafé, Nesquik, Perrier, Aero, KitKat, Yorkie, Polo, Quality street, Rowntree, Maggi, Smarties, Cheerios, Shreddies, Buitoni, Carnation, Nestea, Purina

    Isreali fruit, vegetable & herbs are sold in all major supermarkets. Avoid Isreal & the West Bank. Isreali brands include Jaffa, mehadrin, Arava, Carmel agrexco, Edom, Carmy, Tali, Adafresh & Shoham.

    Isreali date brands…Jordan River, Tamara, Hadiklaim, King Soloman, Jordan Plains, Karsten farms/Kalahari & Bomaja

    Isreals Keter & brands make plastic garden furniture, sheds, storage & food containers. Black & decker toolboxes. Stanley toolboxes made in Isreal by ZAG.

    Toys – Isreali toy brands(some made in settlements): Halilit, Edushape, Taf Toys, Interstar, (Tip Top Toys), Tiny Love, Rummikub(distributed by many brands)

    Technology – AOL, Intel, Motorola, IBM, Siemens

    Estée Lauder, Kalvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, L’oreal, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Revlon, Kleenex, Huggies

    Diamonds/Jewellery – most jewellery is traded through Jewish hands.

    • Raj / Maruf

      Thanks… Boycott message was well noted, and thank you for initiating this blog.
      Raj / Maruf

  60. You Know It Makes Sense....

    BOYCOTT …. The boycott of Isreali products & companies supporting Isreal is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on Apartheid Isreal

    Danone – Actimel, Activa, Shape, Evian & Volvic

    Macdonalds, M & S, Starbucks, Soda Stream, Tivall, Eden, Jaffa

    Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

    Nestlé – Nescafé, Nesquik, Perrier, Aero, KitKat, Yorkie, Polo, Quality street, Rowntree, Maggi, Smarties, Cheerios, Shreddies, Buitoni, Carnation, Nestea, Purina

    Isreali fruit, vegetable & herbs are sold in all major supermarkets. Avoid Isreal & the West Bank. Isreali brands include Jaffa, mehadrin, Arava, Carmel agrexco, Edom, Carmy, Tali, Adafresh & Shoham.

    Isreali date brands…Jordan River, Tamara, Hadiklaim, King Soloman, Jordan Plains, Karsten farms/Kalahari & Bomaja

    Isreals Keter & brands make plastic garden furniture, sheds, storage & food containers. Black & decker toolboxes. Stanley toolboxes made in Isreal by ZAG.

    Toys – Isreali toy brands(some made in settlements): Halilit, Edushape, Taf Toys, Interstar, (Tip Top Toys), Tiny Love, Rummikub(distributed by many brands)

    Technology – AOL, Intel, Motorola, IBM, Siemens

    Estée Lauder, Kalvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, L’oreal, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Revlon, Kleenex, Huggies

    Diamonds/Jewellery – most jewellery is traded through Jewish hands.

  61. ram

    haha. look at all dirty muzlims crying babies. just to let our israeli friends know, we indian hindus are with you and will do the same or worst to the muslims living in india and pakistan.

    • Fred colins

      Shame on you.

  62. Children of Palestine

    Ha ha Ram, you should seriously think about a carear in comedy….

    **Gaza medical emergency appeal**

    PIMA, Palestine International Medical Aid, is a registered charity (1144772) established since 2006 by a group of Doctors from Yorkshire & Greater Manchester from varying backgrounds. We have dedicated our time voluntarily helping to meet the health needs of those in the Palestinian territories & refugee camps outside of Palestine, by various means, both at times of conflict & rest.

    During this particular conflict, we have delivered a large $50,000 essential medical aid bundle on the 13/07/14 to the Ministry of Health in Palestine, in response to the medical emergency you may have seen in the media.

    & we want to deliver more with your help. The effects of the conflict are clear. The medical need is great.
    We have established connections with getting aid into Gaza via the Rafah border & the West Bank route, & we want to continue doing this for the sake of those in need.

    You can search for us to see our work at http://www.pimapalestine.org

    You can donate via:
    HSBC
    Account number: 41398059
    Sort code: 40-31-20

    Or text PIMA06 to 70070 to donate £10 from any UK mobile

    http://www.justgiving.com/pimapalesine

    Join us at:

    Facebook: PIMA Palestine International Medical Aid
    Twitter: @medicalpima

    Thank You & please share this message for Gaza

  63. Shame On You

    Shame on all those ignorant people, posting their hate….

  64. You Know It Makes Sense.....

    BOYCOTT …. The boycott of Isreali products & companies supporting Isreal is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on Apartheid Isreal

    Danone – Actimel, Activa, Shape, Evian & Volvic

    Macdonalds, M & S, Starbucks, Soda Stream, Tivall, Eden, Jaffa

    Coca Cola – Dr Pepper(uk), Sunkist, Fanta, Fruitopia, Lilt, Kia Ora, Sprite, Schweppes(uk)

    Nestlé – Nescafé, Nesquik, Perrier, Aero, KitKat, Yorkie, Polo, Quality street, Rowntree, Maggi, Smarties, Cheerios, Shreddies, Buitoni, Carnation, Nestea, Purina

    Isreali fruit, vegetable & herbs are sold in all major supermarkets. Avoid Isreal & the West Bank. Isreali brands include Jaffa, mehadrin, Arava, Carmel agrexco, Edom, Carmy, Tali, Adafresh & Shoham.

    Isreali date brands…Jordan River, Tamara, Hadiklaim, King Soloman, Jordan Plains, Karsten farms/Kalahari & Bomaja

    Isreals Keter & brands make plastic garden furniture, sheds, storage & food containers. Black & decker toolboxes. Stanley toolboxes made in Isreal by ZAG.

    Toys – Isreali toy brands(some made in settlements): Halilit, Edushape, Taf Toys, Interstar, (Tip Top Toys), Tiny Love, Rummikub(distributed by many brands)

    Technology – AOL, Intel, Motorola, IBM, Siemens

    Estée Lauder, Kalvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Johnson & Johnson, L’oreal, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Revlon, Kleenex, Huggies

  65. AT

    Done and Done … I will never buy a Volvo, HP makes crappy products, AMD rules, Moto-who?, already hates that fuckin clown (McDonalds), Rather snort Coke, Who?, Who?, Who?, Will never pay that much for a coffee … and Already in protest against Swiss giant, fuckers wanna privatize drinking water.

  66. mohamed noor

    When they are minority they are jew when they in control they israel zionist.

  67. Jim Harding

    This is a stupid and hopeless request.. Any Boycott of the above companies would have so little impact that i would dare to think that this request comes from an arm of the Israeli state itself to placate those looking for a means of objecting to the present intrusion into Palestine.. A boycott for all it would worth would have to be aimed directly at the services and products of the Israeli state itself and not a few companies whos products they use.. If you want to hurt find the products which they depend on for foreign revenue and advertise those…

  68. Farry

    This list is based on articles and website that are over 5 years old. According to inminds.com, Danone is no longer on the list to boycott. Could someone please please supply up-to-date, concrete evidence of these businesses still having political and financial alliance to Israel? 2008 is not good enough!!!

  69. Wendy44

    Struggling to understand how anyone is boycotting these companies and still manage to be on their computer. Very odd. How does boycotting support people in the West Bank when they work at Intel etc…? Very odd.

    • Hi

      Maybe your just struggling with your conscience Wendy….

      Fact is people are boycotting companies & products….

      • Not struggling with my conscience. Why are you still on your computer then? I don’t know a single person boycotting any goods either.

        • Mohd Ridzuan Isa

          none of us can time travel and stop our intel processor purchase, so its pointless to cry over spilt milk. boycott is about future purchases.

          ~typing on an AMD pc~

          • Just as I thought – hypocritical excuse. Boycott products that are easy to boycott – anything that directly effects ‘me’, I’ll find a lame excuse to continue using them. Pathetic.

    • Sainsburys forced to close

      Sainsbury’s forced to close due to pro-Palestine demonstration

      Daily Mail reports –
      02 August 2014 04:11 PM By Matt Lloyd

      Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out

      Protesters have closed down a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Birmingham City Centre as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.

      Calling on the retail giant to remove products sourced from Israel, demonstrators gathered outside the Union Street store this afternoon.

      Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out.

      Once closed, demonstrators stuck posters up in support of Gaza along the storefront.

      They called for an end to the massacre in Gaza and for Israel to stop bombing the highly populated area.

      The 26-day-old offensive, launched in response to rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza into Israel, has now killed more than 1,650 Palestinians – mostly civilians – with more than 8,000 wounded, according to local officials. Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians, its highest death toll since the 2006 Lebanon war.

      A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “On the advice of the police we temporarily closed the store. It was re-opened for customers shortly after and trade was not seriously disrupted.”

      Several demonstrations have taken place in the city in recent weeks.

    • Kat

      Your missing the point. Reminding us of the atrocities that are happening in the rest of the world does not excuse Isreals actions.

      It’s clear that Isreal is in the business of acquiring land at any cost…I think you’ll find that it’s Isreal that is the terror state.

      Blanket bombing with no regard for civilian casualties will not hurt Hamas. It’s the people of Palestine that are suffering.

      It’s time the people of Isreal took a stand against the terror being carried out in their names.

      • Shame you’re unable to spell Israel correctly. There’s every point in mentioning other countries.

  70. WestIsBest

    All the talk of Islam being about peace. Yet you happily overlook ISIS butchering Christians and other groups. Down to the point of crucifixion. All this while Muslim global support for ISIS grows. Yes, a religion of peace.

    In regards to Hamas, while it is disturbing and sickeningly sad to see children being killed, stop trying to sidestep all the blame, or claim you aren’t for the destruction of Israel. The rhetoric regarding the fomented belief of the Holocaust being faked, continues to be repeated within the circle of Hamas and it’s supporters. As well as continued comments of another Hitler being needed to kill Jews. Well done, continue throwing rocks whilst residing in your house of glass. The world can tell that you are truly the victim.

    Reality is, the world is growing tired of the continued Middle East fighting. And then you come to the West, live here for a few years, and feel that gives you the right to our support. It doesn’t.

    End of the day, don’t keep poking the dog with a twig, and then go howling to the closest bleeding heart, that you got bit.

    • ...

      Get our the wrong side of the bed today, did you?

  71. Zara Al Khalifia

    I am so sick of hearing about poor Palestine , they are harbouring terrorist just look at the problems terrorists are causing in Egypt , Bahrain , Iraq, Syria ,Lebanon and Nigeria the list goes on and where are you standing up for all the poor people in Syria and Iraq I think you all have a problem with it because it’s not Muslims killing Muslims. If Hamas and all these other terriorist group aren’t stopped whats next America , UK , Australia then who are you all going to blame Isreal for not doing anything .

  72. Abz

    This matter is a humanitarian one. Isreal needs to stop!! Every time I see the figures on the news its ISRAEL counting rockets fired and Palestinians counting their dead children.

    • Zara al khalifia

      If it humanitarian what about Syria and Iraq where is everyone support for them

  73. People calm down this problem will be not solved by cursing each other out, who gives a shit who came or was there first, “the chicken or egg” theology – we are in NOW not a 2000 years ago, or 400 BC and certainly we not here to destroy each other and brutally murder each other children . To use Sam Harris worlds “God is not a real Estate broker” to give the Jewish people a piece of property in heart of the Middle East. and Muslim the Holy rock ” Dome of the Rock” and surrounding areas The Mosque which was build by Muslim over 1200 years ago etc… Religion is the root of this conflict thus the solution is simple take it out of the equation then the people of area will have nothing to fight about – Islam, Judaism and Christianity out peace and prosperity for all in.

  74. Kat

    Your missing the point. Reminding us of the atrocities that are happening in the rest of the world does not excuse Isreals actions.

    It’s clear that Isreal is in the business of acquiring land at any cost…I think you’ll find that it’s Isreal that is the terror state.

    Blanket bombing with no regard for civilian casualties will not hurt Hamas. It’s the people of Palestine that are suffering.

    It’s time the people of Isreal took a stand against the terror being carried out in their names.

  75. Sainsburys forced to Close

    Sainsbury’s forced to close due to pro-Palestine demonstration

    Daily Mail reports –
    02 August 2014 04:11 PM By Matt Lloyd

    Protesters have closed down a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Birmingham City Centre as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration.

    Calling on the retail giant to remove products sourced from Israel, demonstrators gathered outside the Union Street store this afternoon.

    Some protesters lay down on the floor in protest and security staff were seen pulling down shutters to keep others out.

    Once closed, demonstrators stuck posters up in support of Gaza along the storefront.

    They called for an end to the massacre in Gaza and for Israel to stop bombing the highly populated area.

    The 26-day-old offensive, launched in response to rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza into Israel, has now killed more than 1,650 Palestinians – mostly civilians – with more than 8,000 wounded, according to local officials. Israel has lost 63 soldiers and three civilians, its highest death toll since the 2006 Lebanon war.

  76. Kat, Zara made a good point why didn’t any of the Muslim countries or Arab countries for that matter rose up against Da3esh (ISIS) in Iraq or in Syria… is what they’re doing acceptable? The Middle East Have been hell on earth and it time for nations of the region to cut their losses and stop slaughtering each other’s children and civilians.

  77. stepha

    what a pure bullshit!There is no starbucks in Israel even

  78. Naze

    Thank you for this list, I have been on too many bds lists which are anti-semetic and say “boycott jewish goods” and list companies which are chaired by jewish people with no connection to Israel. To me this like saying boycott black owned companies to stop money going to mugabe and boycott muslim owned companies to stop money going to Al-Qaeda! And many so called peace actvists boycott these companies without looking into them. Half these websites don’t even update their content, there are companies which have stopped working in Israel, or funding them but are still on the lists.

    I was reading electronic intifada and they said w starbucks does not give money to israel and there are no stores in israel, so there is no money going to Israel. But howard schultz does personally support Israel:

    http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/starbucks-warned-it-could-face-boycott-if-it-invests-israels-sodastream

    I hope one day he sees the error of his ways and supports peace.

  79. Umm Tasnim

    This is not an anti Jew movement. The Jews are people of the book and our beloved neighbours whom we have lived with side by side with for generations. However zionism and Israel is a completely different thing. We boycot them. Free Palestine!

  80. ...

    …..White House: shelling of UN school ‘totally indefensible’

    The White House on Thursday ramped up public pressure on Israel to curtail civilian deaths after concluding that its forces were likely to have been behind the shelling of a UN school, reports Guardian Washington correspondent Paul Lewis (@paullewis):

    In what amounted to the strongest and most explicit condemnation of Israel since the conflict began, US president Barack Obama’s press secretary said the attack on the school was “totally unacceptable” and “totally indefensible”.

    He also said the administration was “urging” Israel to do more to avoid civilian deaths and said US officials were taking issue with “specific military decisions” by Jerusalem.

    “The shelling of a UN facility, that is housing innocent civilian who are fleeing violence, is totally unacceptable and totally indefensible,” Josh Earnest said.

    “It is clear that we need our allies in Israel to do more to live up to the high standards they have set themselves.”

    In the aftermath of the shelling of the school, US officials initially declined to apportion blame for the shelling – even though the UN said all of the evidence pointed to Israel.

    On Thursday, after Israel conceded it was operating the area and said it was possible that “stray Israeli fire” hit the school, the White House shifted stance.

    “It does not appear there is a lot of doubt about whose artillery was involved in this incident,” Earnest said.

  81. UN to Investigate

    The Guardian reports….

    Ian Black, Middle East editor, and agencies
    Wednesday 23 July 2014 18.05 BST

    The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has agreed to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel’s latest military offensive in Gaza.

    Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, warned earlier that Israel may have committed war crimes in its offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, where hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed in the past two weeks.

    Pillay told an emergency debate at the UNHRC in Geneva that Israel had not done enough to protect civilians.

    “There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” Pillay said, citing air strikes and the shelling of homes and hospitals. The killing of civilians in Gaza, including dozens of children, raised concerns over Israel’s precautions and its respect for proportionality, she said.

    She also condemned Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza, and other armed Palestinian groups, for their “indiscriminate attacks” on Israel.

    At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member Geneva state forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favour, one against (the United States) with 17 abstentions (including some European Union members).

    Pillay’s comments, in a debate held at the request of Egypt, Pakistan and the state of Palestine (which has observer status at the UN), were in response to a resolution calling for an investigation into the Gaza campaign, launched on 8 July with the declared objective of halting rocket fire into Israel.

    The UN human rights council body has a majority that is pro-Palestinian. Israel only recently rejoined it after a 20-month boycott.

    The resolution called for the urgent dispatch of “an independent, international commission of inquiry” to investigate “all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip”.

    On past precedent, Israel would be highly unlikely to cooperate with any such investigation. That was its position with the Goldstone investigation into its Operation Cast Lead offensive of 2008-09, which killed about 1,400 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Israel rejected that report as prejudiced and full of errors, and dismissed the charge that it had a policy of deliberately targeting civilians.

    Pillay also called for an end to the blockade of Gaza, the underlying reason for the conflict and an issue that will have to be tackled if any ceasefire is to endure.

  82. Samiullah Khan

    For all my educated fellows. Kindly read it and the find the expulsion of jews from holy land.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_diaspora
    How they came back?
    Please read the second paragraph.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umar

  83. Chorga

    Stop using your computers!!
    Stop drinking coffee!
    Stop eating chocolate!

    Well.. if you don’t, you are a hypocrite.
    Boycott is not supporting peace. It’s supporting hate.

    • Well said Chorga! What I’ve been trying to say on previous posts.

  84. Free Palestine

    Independent Reports…..

    The world has reacted in disgust to pictures of the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in Gaza, including women and children, since Israel launched an offensive against Hamas 19 days ago.

    …..pro-Gaza demonstrations were also mounted in cities around the globe, including Dublin, Singapore, Washington DC, San Francisco, Auckland and Melbourne.

    Israel launched its offensive almost three weeks ago in an effort to stop Hamas from firing rockets from Gaza. The Israeli army, which has sophisticated military equipment purchased from the West, is also seeking to destroy tunnels dug by militants to infiltrate Israel.

    In London, the protesters caused traffic jams around Hyde Park and the West End as they marched from the Israeli embassy to Whitehall, berating David Cameron and chanting: “This is not a war. This is not a demonstration. This is a massacre.”
    The mood was staunchly pro-Palestinian. Placards included slogans such as “Stop the killing” and “Free Palestine”, while the protesters chanted “Israel is a terror state”, “Gaza don’t you cry, we will never let you die”, and “Allahu Akbar”.
    Christina Stead, 48, from Kensington, said: “Israel is trying to exterminate the people of Palestine. That makes me feel quite helpless. I think everyone should participate.”
    Lesley Hoskins, a historian from north London, was in the crowd with her children and grandchildren. “The situation is appalling. We are here because people need to know it’s important so that the British and Israeli government can’t just go on thinking this is OK,” she said. “I’m not particularly political, but children and families have been affected by this so we are not going to sit by and ignore it.”

    Chris Cook, 30, a construction worker from London, said: “I believe this has gone too far for too many years now. The fact that about 10 children a day die is just outrageous.”
    Skeena Bowen Colthurst, from Brighton, said: “To me the whole thing is so unfair. Palestine needs to have a country of its own, as Israel was given Palestine.”
    Sorrel Dendy, a 19-year-old student was marching in Cardiff. She said: “Many here have come out because they are passionate about this issue. Some haven’t taken part in a protest before. I think people have realised if you want anything done in this world you have to go out and say it, show it. People are sick of oppression, sick of violence and killing. America and the UK have worsened the problems and done nothing to help Palestinians.”
    Vienna
    International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced that the Government is to provide an additional £2m in emergency assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s Gaza Flash Appeal. It brings the amount released this week to £7m, with the money funding basic shelter, blankets, hygiene kits, nappies and other vital supplies for the tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes.
    Ms Greening said: “It is essential that civilians are protected and all sides must allow aid agencies access to get to those in desperate need.”

  85. Struggling with your conscience?

    Independent reports……

    John Snow’s poignant message after his return from Gaza on Channel 4 news was heart-breaking. He had been reporting from Al Shifa hospital where he saw many horrific injuries and scores of dead children.
    He ended his report with this plea to the public: “If our reporting is worth anything, if your preparedness to listen and watch and read is anything to go by, then together we can make a difference.”

    This latest massacre of Palestinians has been well documented, with every death recorded and every bombing filmed. Although this has yet to deter Israel, it is still important to keep documenting this assault so that its victims do not fall into the chasms of history.

    But individuals in the international community need to go further than this. They need to boycott Israel. It might be the only thing that ends the impunity that is allowing them to repeatedly assault Palestinian human rights.

    When airlines began cancelling their flights to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel panicked. They demanded that the international airlines resume their flights and Netanyahu personally called John Kerry to lift the Federal Aviation Administration ban.

    This minuscule moment in time when Israel was threatened with being internationally isolated spoke volumes.

    Denmark, Norway and Finland condemned Israel’s attack on innocent civilians and have sent substantial humanitarian aid to assist the people of Gaza. However, so far only two South American countries have actively opposed Israel’s war on Gaza.

    Chile has ceased trade relations with Israel, and Brazil has recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv.

    People are saying that Israel has been defeated morally. But it seems that they don’t care about this, so let us hit them where it hurts. Let us put our efforts into an initiative that helped to end South African apartheid.

    The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement started in 2005 and has been gaining momentum ever since. It has gained support from trade unions and various political groups all over world. They have also been endorsed by many celebrities and academics.

    In the UK they have had some significant victories, including when John Lewis (after BDS pressure) ceased trading with the well-known Israeli company Soda Stream.

    In Ramallah, people have been placing stickers on Israeli products in shops saying: 16% of the profits go to the Israeli army” in an attempt to dissuade customers from buying them.

    So let us step up our action. Let us boycott Israeli academic institutions, Israeli exports and the companies that have ties with Israel. Because even when Israel stops bombing Gaza, it will not be their final attempt to ethnically cleanse the land of Palestinians.
    READ MORE:
    It’s not anti-Semitic to criticise Israel

  86. UN Condemnation

    Independent -Sunday 03 August 2014

    An Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza which killed 10 people today was “a moral outrage and a criminal act”, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international law” to be brought to account.
    It was the seventh time a UN shelter has been hit in the 27 days of the Gaza conflict. The victims had all taken shelter in the schools after being instructed by the Israeli military to leave their homes.

  87. IsraHell Satanyahu

    You see only the news that the IDF lies, CNN, BBC, positive news politics bullshiiitt

  88. Courage or Cowardice?

    What do NBA basketball player Dwight Howard, singer Zayn Malik and actress Selena Gomez all have in common? Each one spoke out on Israel’s ongoing bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip. A flood of celebrities, including Rihanna, Amar’e Stoudemire, John Cusack, Madonna, Mia Farrow, Mario Balotelli, Javier Bardem, Kerry Washington, Rob Schneider and many others have also chimed in, ranging from Malik’s “#FreePalestine” to Schneider’s “the ugly inhuman siege has had its deadliest day.”
    There is good reason for the outpouring of support. Over the last three weeks, Israel has massacred more than a thousand Palestinians, wounded over 6,200, struck hospitals, shelled schools, hit U.N. shelters, cut electricity, and bombed media vehicles. The gruesome images of four Palestinian children bombed to death on the beach penetrated a mainstream media that predominantly reports from the Israeli side of the border and ushers in an endless parade of Israeli officials on cable networks.
    Israel’s actions prompted a cascade of indignation on social media and it wasn’t long before a long list of celebrities weighed in. Predictably, these celebrity tweets and Instagram posts didn’t go unnoticed. Within eight minutes, Rihanna deleted her tweet. Howard apologized, stating, “Previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will,” and Gomez followed up her “Pray for Gaza” Instagram post with, “And of course to be clear, I am not picking sides.”
    So what gives? Why be compelled to speak out, then hurriedly delete? The reality is celebrity brands are big business and a rush of criticism instantly catches the eye of P.R. handlers and agents. As comedian D.L. Hughley noted to TMZ, simply saying “#FreePalestine” comes with “repercussions.” These celebrities, varying from concerned to downright outraged, posted their thoughts instinctively. In response, a small group of incensed fans went on the attack, including some who said they would unfollow Gomez in protest and one commenter who proclaimed, “I hope you burn in hell with cancer.” Faced with such controversy, it’s safe to assume that these celebs’ handlers sprang into action and had the posts deleted.

  89. B O Y C O T T

    THIS MUST BE THE LARGEST EVER UK DEMONSTRATION FOR GAZA.

    ….Over the past three weeks, London has held the biggest demonstrations for Gaza in the world, twice mobilising over 50,000 protesters. But on Saturday 9 August we need to fill the streets of London with a huge outcry at the carnage being perpetrated by Israel, with the support of David Cameron and his government.

    Reasons why. 25 days of the world’s fifth most powerful military force bombarding an area no bigger than the Isle of Wight has killed 1,800 Palestinians and injured 9000 more. No one and nothing is safe from Israel’s war crimes: 80% of the dead are civilians, over 300 of them children — women, the disabled, the elderly, the infirm, all slaughtered by Israel’s indiscriminate bombing with missiles and shells.

    More reasons why. Hospitals, schools, power stations, sewage works — Gaza’s infrastructure is being turned to rubble. Israel has declared more than half of Gaza a no-go area, effectively announcing it will make Gaza a free-fire zone, when it knows full well there is nowhere for its people to move that is safe, with the borders sealed by Israel and Egypt’s inhumane siege.

    Gaza needs you. On Saturday 9 August, there will be demonstrations in cities and towns across the world. We will be there to say Israel’s crimes against humanity must stop. And we will be there in our solidarity with the people of Gaza, who need to know they are not alone.

    • Zara al khalifia

      If they get rid of the terrorist groups like Hamas they wouldn’t have the bombings anymore , if these terriorist groups aren’t stopped there will be more and more attacks like the twin towers in the western world then you have something to worry about .everyday where I live innocent people and police are dying or injured at the hands of terriorist Stop all terrorist and terrorist groups then people will be safe in Palestine , Iraq , Syria , Bahrain , Libya

  90. ...

    A group of pro-Palestine activists have allegedly shut down operations in a Staffordshire factory that they say supplies arms to Israel.

    Around 10 activists from the London Palestine Action Group have taken to the roof of Elbit systems, an Israeli company with a subsidiary based in Shenstone, near Birmingham.

    According to the LPAG, Elbit systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of unmanned aerial drones, which many suspect the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have used in their ongoing offensive in Gaza.

  91. Stupid article

  92. Free Palestine

    ‘Free free Palestine’, the Sydney crowd cries #gaza pic.twitter.com/qmeM1cAl5B

    — Stephanie Wood (@StephanieAWood1) August 3, 2014
    About 5000 people marched peacefully through city streets, watched by a significant police presence.

    Speaker Peter Slezak, from Independent Australian Jewish Voices, said many Jewish people around the world condemned Israel’s military incursion, particularly its attacks on UN-declared safe havens.
    “The state of Israel does not represent all Jews. I am one of very many Jews who is horrified and deeply ashamed by what the Jewish state is doing in my name. I stand with the people of Gaza and with Palestine as a whole.”
    He rejected allegations the protests against the actions of the Israeli Defence Force were motivated by anti-Semitism.

    “To condemn the actions of Israel is not anti-Semitic, it is for humanity,” he said.

    The Australian government, and the opposition, were both condemned by speakers for their silence against Israel.

  93. UK Govt Cabinet Minister Resigns over Gaza

    Guardian – Patrick Wintour and Rowena Mason
    Tuesday 5 August 2014 18.01 BST

    Sayeeda Warsi, the senior Foreign Office minister, has resigned from the government in protest at its policy on Gaza, describing it as “morally indefensible”.

    Lady Warsi announced her departure on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”

    In her resignation letter, Warsi said the government’s “approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically”.

    She said the UK’s stance was “not consistent with the rule of law and our long support for international justice”, adding: “The British government can only play a constructive role in solving the Middle East crisis if it is an honest broker and at the moment I do not think it is.”

    — Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi)
    August 5, 2014
    With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza

  94. Art Heitzer

    I saw this on a FB based in Milwaukee, and will share with you the same comment that I made there: Respectfully, I don’t think this graphic, showing only the Star of David and “Boycott” written over it, belongs on your page. This is not the flag of Israel. It is the symbol of Judaism, and of course was used by the Nazis for the boycott of Jewish shops and business, to publicly identify & target Jews for all sorts of oppression, and leading to the “final solution” = the Holocaust.

  95. Carl

    Imagine there was no religion! All these nations/people killing each other and they all supposedly think they believe in the same God, that doesn’t even exist, as it was originally man who created God! It honestly makes me ashamed to be a member of the human race. What hope is there for mankind when we continue to believe in this deadly blind faith whilst meanwhile many thousands of innocent lives are being lost unnecessarily?

    “Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world
    You, you may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you will join us
    And the world will live as one” – John Lennon

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