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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Boycott the Bottles .... Not the Books!!


 Recently, I blogged of the decision of the West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland to boycott Israeli books here in   Bravehearts & Book Bans .    Even more recently,  this issue has again come to the fore with a proposed Boycott of the Boycotters!!

West Dunbartonshire Councillors full motion is ~  ‘This Council deplores the loss of life in Palestine which now numbers well over 1,000.  This Council also recognises the disproportionate force used by the IDF in Palestine and agrees to boycott all Israeli goods as a consequence.  Officers should immediately cease the purchase of any goods we currently source, which were made or grown in Israel.  Officers should also ensure we procure no new goods or produce from Israel until this boycott is formally lifted by WDC.’

Boycotting is a sword that cuts both ways as the Scottish & Irish know only too well.  Although there are plenty of Jewish Scotch Whisky drinkers, they  are being asked to Boycott the Boycotters & to sober up just a wee bit.  An  e-mail from Rabbi Rahamim Pauli was circulated to this effect on 6th June, 2011.  A number of  supporters and bloggers have already reproduced this in their blogs & Facebook pages ..... I now join the throng!!



 
To The Fine Whisky Distillers of West Dunbartonshire: ~

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Though your whisky products are the finest, sadly, your West Dunbartonshire council members behavior is the opposite of fine, it is the poorest.

It has come to my attention that the West Dunbartonshire Region Council claims to have voted, unanimously, to boycott Israeli products, to include books!

On their website, the West Dunbartonshire Council clearly states their boycotting point with the actual boycott resolution reading as follows:
"This Council deplores the loss of life in Palestine which now numbers well over 1,000. This Council also recognises the disproportionate force used by the IDF in Palestine and agrees to boycott all Israeli goods as a consequence. Officers should immediately cease the purchase of any goods we currently source, which were made or grown in Israel. Officers should also ensure we procure no new goods or produce from Israel until this boycott is formally lifted by WDC."

The IDF never targets or attacks civilians. The vast majority of the Arab "palestinians" killed in the battles, were terrorists; Hamas admitted to that fact. You owe to check the facts as I have. Arab"palestinian" terrorists routinely use their civilian population as human shields. They fight from hospitals, mosques, and schools from where they see fit to launch their rocket attacks on Israel. Just imagine you are in this position; try defending your Scottish population from terrorists who are fighting from residential areas and see if you can guarantee zero collateral damage. You cannot not and in fact you would not care. You will go after those who are out to harm you with vengence.



 
The State of Israel is the only unchallenged democracy in the Middle East yet, the West Dunbartonshire Council's goal is to boycott her, which is not only humiliating and undermining its democratic success, but it is victimizing the victim in this equation. Not to mention that it is simply immoral for the West Dunbartonshire Council to boycott Israel.

Following West Dunbartonshire Council's decision to boycott Israel, I hereby inform you that there are enough people in the world who support Israel and can do the very same, boycott, in this case boycott the boycotters.

No one bears malice toward your distilleries. However, when your local council is boycotting Israel under the most unethical and immoral of pretexts, you cannot expect your market to sit idly and pretend you are not part of it. I will do all that is in my power to tell as many to no longer purchase or drink Scottish Whisky, distilled in the West Dumbartonshire region.


Los Angeles, California, USA
Sincerely,
Nurit Greenger



  
Rabbi Pauli's e-mail concludes by stating that "The good news is that Johnnie Walker and Glen Fiddich is not included."

I ask all of my friends on Facebook, and extend my request to all of my friends' friends on Facebook, to participate in this boycott of the products of West Dunbartonshire,  Scotland. Let them come to comprehend that boycotts are a two way street ~ and while they cannot avoid our products made in Israel,  or the products of our advanced technology, no matter how hard they try,  we can avoid their liquor!


I now extend a similar invitation to you my readers  .... There's always the 'Uisce Beatha' that is Irish whiskey!!! 

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