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Two weeks ago a coalition of groups including Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews Say No held a demonstration outside Zabar’s calling on New Yorkers to boycott SodaStream seltzer-makers, which are manufactured in the occupied West Bank. I posted about this demo before, but was going through my videos yesterday when I saw this one and thought others might want to see it.

It’s an angry exchange between an Israeli man and the demonstrators. He says they should be in a mental hospital. I come in at the end and when the guy determines I’m with the demonstrators, he says that I’m a miserable Jew.

The demonstrators are singing a variation on a union song: “I aint going to let occupation turn me round.”

The incident is a reflection of how contemptuous Israelis can be of Americans with liberal opinions about Palestinians. Also note that he denies that the West Bank is occupied.

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“I don’t buy SodaStream because they are made by Palestinians. . . . Close the factory. Close the factory. Close the factory. Put the Palestinians out of work.” nice. But then, destroying the economies of other people’s nations has become a hallmark of USA “diplomacy.” Do Americans who gripe about… Read more »

In my life
why do I give valuable time
to hasbara muppets ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjPhzgxe3L0

Sterling, it would appear, wasn’t an outlier.

OT, from Firedoglake piece on Greenwald’s new book: A few slides reflect the tension between the US and Israel. “Balancing the SIGINT exchange equally between US and Israeli needs has been a constant challenge in the last decade.” And, “It arguably tilted heavily in favor of Israeli security concerns.” As… Read more »

” Two weeks ago a coalition of groups including Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews Say No held a demonstration outside Zabar’s calling on New Yorkers to boycott SodaStream seltzer-makers,’…… oh hum…wake me when they march on congress demanding halt to US aid to Israel. But they are never… Read more »