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  1. James
    February 23, 2010, 9:00 pm

    those are all good reasons and i think it is a good idea….

    ot – juan cole has an interesting article from today some here would find thought provoking…
    link to juancole.com

  2. wondering jew
    February 23, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Anti Arab minority labor laws- Could you be specific?

    • VR
      February 23, 2010, 10:30 pm

      Sure WJ, I am sure that is an “honest” request, and there is more where this came from – THE ARAB ASSOCIATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ASSOCIATION IS SERVICE OF PALESTINIAN ARAB MINORITY INSIDE ISRAEL (in fact, there is more than you can swallow here):


      The report was done in 2007, immaculately documented, and it has done nothing but grow worse since then. There is a special section speaking about employment.

      Now, if you really want a treat WJ, here is the entire site of the Arab HRA, which is recognized internationally as authoritative, and whose reports have been used by other international human rights organization –


    • The Hasbara Buster
      February 24, 2010, 8:24 am

      Anti Arab minority labor laws- Could you be specific?

      See, for instance, this story, in which Arab workers were dismissed by Israel Railways after the terms of employment were changed to require employees to be army veterans.

      Since the State requires Jews to perform army service but does not make the same requirement of Arabs, this amounts discrimination against the Arab community.

      • wondering jew
        February 24, 2010, 10:09 pm

        The attempt by the Israel Railways to dismiss the Arab workers was overturned by a labor court, I do believe. link to haaretz.com

        Jobs that require army service as an unreasonable prerequisite may be somewhat of a problem, but does not seem to me to be sufficient cause for boycotting a country. Nor is this a large enough problem to deserve such an unclear label, when in fact the Haredi community also does not serve in the army and also suffers the discrimination.

      • Chaos4700
        February 24, 2010, 11:05 pm

        Great, yet another Israeli court ruling that can be blithely ignored by Israelis in general. Or has that wall come down, yet?

  3. pabelmont
    February 24, 2010, 9:41 am

    When any person (or group or country) is above the law, has absolute power, has immunity from prosecution (before the act) and impunity from punishment (after the act) — then there is absolute corruption.

    Thus Israel goes from a three-day-old fish to a ten-days-old fish and stinks worse every day.

    The USA might have been a power to enforce INTERNATIONAL LAW but has chosen not to. The USA becomes, similarly, a ten-days-old fish, and a glance (but pinch your nose) into the Congress or MSM is enough to see what happens when PRESERVATION OF POWER becomes the goal, and not RULE OF LAW, GOOD GOVERNMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS, or any other such thing.

    Those who HAVE BEEN supporting this fishy Israel find themselves trapped by their CO-OPTing behavior, because they are already guilty of ignoring law, ignoring human rights, protecting the powerful (presumably to maintain their own membership in some kind of “Good Old Boys and Girls” network which benefits themselves).

    Who’re in this smelly network? See, for example: this list of authors propagandising for Israel.

    The only way out for those who can WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FISH is the BDS movement, open in principle to anyone but attractive only to those who are not afraid to be thrown out of the network.

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