Again in the papers toady. Boycott Israel! You want to Boycott Israel? Time to put your money where your mouth is!

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Written by ScorchedEarth
3808 days ago

It would have no chance of working if people would give up all of these things. Priorities would win out over political stances. Good job in making your point!

Ollie



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Ollie,

Thanks. Glad the point got across, without politics. Just a bit of facts and satire.

Yoni



Written by BradenM
3808 days ago

I don't think that people would have the self control to give these types of things up. Without the computer equipment they would be back in the 1990's. End of boycott!

Braden



Written by shepherd
3808 days ago

Well done Yoni.

I hope the people who want to boycott read this. Boycotting a company is one thing but boycotting a country can't work. It's impossible and they would lose out on too much.

Shep



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Shep,

Maybe boycotting a country would work but why can't it be Lichtenstein? I just like saying Lichtenstein.

Yoni



Written by joemagid
3808 days ago

Yoni,

Great job! No politics. No religion. Just a really good article about boycotting.

Joe "Magpie" Magid



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Joe,

I read the article in the paper yesterday and knew I had to write this post. Glad you enjoyed!

Yoni



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
3808 days ago

Nice post, Yoni.

The statement "let's boycott..." (fill in the blank) sounds big and important. But many times it's just talk; people are often quick to pick and choose what they are going to avoid.

BTW, You can add the USB flash drive to your list.



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Adam,

USB flash drive? I'm not sure what that is, but if it's made here, great, another product they'll need to forego.

Yoni



Written by m4bmarketing
3808 days ago

Yoni, for the first time during our recent state election I heard of someone who was up for election in our country wanting to boycott Israeli products in her council. She did not get elected and ultimately the council found to replace suppliers of all the products made in Israel would have costed the tax payer millions of dollars. It got defeated in the council.

Susan



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Susan,

A lot of politicians use "Boycott Israel" as a rallying cry. If she decides to run again, please send her the link to this post so she knows what she needs to give up :)

Yoni



Written by amabaie
3808 days ago

People get very sensitive when discussing Israel. It is good to have some reasoned discussions that put things in perspective. I am sure it won't change anybody's mi if we can even just change the tone a little bit...

I would find it very challenging to live in Israel right now. In addition to all the local tensions, the whole Arab world is undergoing a period of intense turmoil, and nobody knows what that might lead to.that



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

David,

A country with many troubles for sure (my office is our bomb shelter), but pretty good quality of life in other regards. Very few murders, not much crime and the kids stay out and play unsupervised until late. But as the boycott attests to, it is a constant PR battle.

Yoni



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Rochelle,

I always believe that politics and business, and politics and blogging don't mix.

The point here was to dissect the machinations of a boycott and the "Boycott Israel" movement is in the news quite often.

I guess the point I was trying to make is that a successful boycott, like Cesar Chavez or many others is not an a-la-carte undertaking. It doesn't mean boycotting some things and not others because you can't give up certain things that you need in your day-to-day life.

Yoni



Written by hamed1
3808 days ago

Yonatan,

I am also glad you made this non political.

As an Israeli Arab, I don't like the boycott because it hurts Arabs Jews and Christians. Also I don't necessarily like the policy of Israel in many situations but where is the boycott Syria movement and the boycott China and Iran and Darfur. All of these countries trample on human rights. Will Pakistan boycott America because they came to the territory to kill bin Laden? Why only Israel. This is a very good article which should make many people think.

Hamed Ji'Bril

Born in Jericho. Married an Israeli Arab girl. Now I live in Shuafat and have Israeli citizenship.



Written by yoni67
3808 days ago

Hamed,

Your feedback is much appreciated.

You are right that a boycott can hurt people that the boycotters don't intend on hurting. Israel is made up of many people: Muslims, Christians, Arabs, Jews, Beduin, Druse. A boycott doesn't make a distinction.

And why you ask is Syria not being boycotted for its crackdown? Sudan for its actions in Darfur? Turkey for its treatment of the Kurds? Iraq for ongoing massacres of Christians? Yemen for its bloody crackdown against its own citizens? Is Iraq boycotting American or Britain or Canada? I don't know but good questions.

Anyhow, as I mentioned, I'm just trying to look into the principle of a business boycott.

Thanks for checking it out.

Yoni



Written by profit613
3808 days ago

Yoni,

I like and respect that you are not engaging in a political issue or making your views known. It is strictly a business issue and one that is in the news a lot. You have kept it as a business issue and that's good.

Rochelle Rochelle



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