"I support the boycott and here's the reason why; I can taste Apartheid in an outspan lemon pie.
I can smell the Verwoerd in a Capetown Sherry wine; I support the boycott all along the line"
I sang the above anti Apartheid song along with millions around the world when we campaigned against Apartheid in our youth and we won; international solidarity won; oh yes we did!
Israeli settlers are certainly not short of chutzpah, first they steal the homes; farms and land of the Palestinians by force, and then they mislead the world into buying their goods when many people think they are purchasing Palestinian produce and helping the Palestinian economy. Illegal Israeli settlers in the “West Bank” have been selling produce around the world including British Supermarkets marked “Produce of the West Bank” people consider the West Bank to be Palestinian which of course it is, except for the Israeli gangsters and fundamentalist nutters who have illegally stolen large areas of it. They are duping people into thinking they are buying Palestinian goods when it is actually Israeli goods; nasty nasty! I wonder why the Palestinians will not give up eh? Just how underhand can these Israeli criminals get?
The dept. of the Environment have now issued voluntary guidelines; they now advise that such goods should clearly be marked “Israeli Settlement Produce” or “Palestinian Produce” half a million Jewish settlers live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in defiance of UN resolutions; the D of E have stated that traders selling Palestinian goods marked “produce of Israel” when it came from the occupied Territories would be committing an offence. What they should have done is banned the sale of any Israeli product from the West bank because the West Bank is not Israel. If the settlers were right instead of being international criminals they would not be hiding the fact that their goods come from the occupied territories.
It would appear that the settlers are only too well aware of what the rest of the world thinks; they are pariahs who are guilty of crimes against humanity and their treatment of the Palestinians is as bad as any other nasty regime; reminiscent of South Africa under the evil of Apartheid. Here is an opportunity for people who care about their fellow human beings to act; it might seem small but it can grow; just like the South African Boycott grew and eventually made a massive contribution to defeating Apartheid.
Simply read the labels; that’s what millions of us did all over the world to defeat the South African White Govt. it’s that simple and it has to start somewhere. Don’t buy Israeli goods; don’t have dealings with Israel; don’t visit the place; ban sporting contacts with them; shun them for the vile racists they are; force them through an economic blockade to do the decent thing. Force them to act as they once did; when their treatment under the Nazis won them the respect and affection of most of the world; many people like me remain livid at the Behaviour of the Israeli State; behaviour that has made many of us move from being massively sympathetic to the suffering of the Jews to being livid at the way they continue to treat the Palestinians. Conceivably it’s not too late; perhaps it can still be done; the prize is peace in the middle East and fairness for Palestine; for as long as I can remember I have never knowingly bought anything that was from Israel; nor have I ever knowingly given any kind of succour to their settler state; the reason? When an Israeli moves in an Arab has to move out and that is wrong. I urge you to do the same.
Monday, December 14, 2009
READ THE LABELS - DON'T BUY ISRAELI GOODS - SUPPORT THE PALESTINIANS.
Posted by Cllr Terry Kelly at Monday, December 14, 2009
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I've not read your blog in several months, and I had a bit of a catch up last night.
I read your recent post regarding Jim Sheridan and the SNP over the expenses issue.
I had a look through Jim Sheridan's expenses when they were published last week and can't believe it.
This is supposed to be a Labour politician and a man of the working class people.
So why does Jim think it is ok to go out and buy a memory foam mattress at £500 and an Ivory leather bed at £500 and a 49" plasma television at £1000 and a table lamp at £200 and then send the bill to the taxpayer?
There cannot be many working class people who can afford such luxurious items but Jim doesn't mind getting us to pay for them his.
It is a shameful disgrace and will remind him of this in the streets of Paisley the next time that he is campaining for votes.That is if he has the brass neck to show his face
He should be shunned for this, however, you cuddle up to him and call him comrade like a snivelling, grovelling sycophant.
Real working class people will remember this.
Would it be reasonable to assume that you won’t be voting for the Tories; the SNP or the Lib. Dems.are you a BNP man? you sound like it.Is it only Jim Sheridan who has upset you?
“you cuddle up to him and call him comrade like a snivelling, grovelling sycophant”
I don’t mind printing this as it gives me the chance to remind readers that people like you only talk like this when you don’t have to face the person you are insulting.
Funny Labour are the worst of the fraudsters by a mile, and the Scottish ones even worst!
Typical rant from Terry - you print these to show your readers the type of people you have to deal with - not many readers then, only 24,000 then in all that time with your daughter gettng double that and that is nothing to write home about.
Funny your pals at the Paisley Expressions site are in the hundreds of thousands and they have hardly been going in comparison to you - it must be what they are saying is more interesting to the people than your rants.
No one has been found guilty of fraud and Labour have considerably more MP’s than the other parties; this business is obviously too complicated for you.
I’m told that my visitors are between 35 and 40 thousand a year; I’m quite pleased with that; I find it hard to believe that hundreds of thousands would read the site you refer to, people like you might but does that count? The guy who writes it got thrown out of the SNP for god’s sake; what more do you need to know about him.
I didn't see any remarks about Israel Palestine in your comments; too complicated for you?
"their treatment under the Nazis won them the respect and affection of most of the world"
You're suggesting that the majority of Israelis are children of Holocaust survivors? Wrong! Oriental Jews outnumber Western Jews.
If Israel were to lose a major war with the Arabs, at least it would give you a chance to respect them again, I suppose. I know where you're coming from, and your sympathy for the underdogs does you credit, but my advice to you is to think really hard about who the real underdogs in the Middle East are, and what the consequences might be if Israel was destroyed.
I am pointing out that Jews had the sympathy of millions of people the world over because of the Holocaust me included and like millions of others I feel betrayed by Israel; how they can treat Palestinians this way considering their own history passes understanding.
I think constantly about what might happen in the Middle East and I have no doubt that it would be far safer and more peaceful without Israel but I know that that is not going to happen. Israel is a wound on the body of humanity they can only exist through force because they don’t have justice on their side and they never will. They continue to survive through force; fear and injustice it is an apartheid state which brings disgrace to Jews everywhere.
>> I feel betrayed by Israel
Sheesh, it's all about you, is it not, Terry?
Your above post used "Jews" and "Israelis" interchangeably, and quite clearly stated that "they" should be 'forced' to act as they did under the Nazis. How is this exactly? Passive victims? It can't be schleping off to settle in the Palestine Mandate.
The Shoah occurred before and independent of the founding of the state of Israel, and you are currently being offered a chance to make clear that you neither support targeted violence against civilians nor discrimination of Jews-as-Jews.
>> They continue to survive through force; fear and injustice it is an apartheid state which brings disgrace to Jews everywhere.
There you go again... you're not doing a very good job of convincing the dispassionate observer that you don't associate Jews-as-Jews with Israel and expect them to justify themselves as following whatever you decree to be acceptable behaviour.
The overwhelming majority of Jews don't think this way. So, whatever the justifications, you are expressing your opposition to them.
You have no idea what level of mistake you made by visiting Harry's Place. I'm betting it was 'cos of what George Galloway said about us!
>> how they can treat Palestinians this way considering their own history passes understanding.
Not only is Terry declaring any disagreement not only to be beyond his ken, but beyond everyone's ken, he is arguably excusing violent hatred from Palestinian Arabs and/or Muslims because: a) they are less capable of rational judgments as Jews; b) causing Jewish misfortune is more forgivable.
Which is it?
You can indulge in as much forensic semantic exercises as you like in your corrupt attempt to accuse anyone who disagrees with Israel as anti Semitic. You will no doubt make a case for yourself and others who want to calculatingly shoot the messenger and muddy the waters.
So; I’m not in contention then for a Nobel Prize in literature but; I’m satisfied that my argument is getting across; your devious comments prove that.
“You have no idea what level of mistake you made by visiting Harry's Place. I'm betting it was 'cos of what George Galloway said about us!”
I had no idea what Harry’s place was; no idea what Galloway said and I have never sent a comment to another blog site in my life; anyone familiar with my blog who reads what I am alleged to have written to Harry’s Place and does not see an obvious stitch up is either a liar or a fool.
The same thing happened with the Guardian Web Site and The Scotsman Web Site and they both took down the bogus comments and apologised to me. Just how devious can you get?
More underhand semantics; you don’t have an argument you are beneath contempt.
“how they (Israel) can treat Palestinians this way considering their own history passes understanding”
There is nothing complicated about that despite your weasel words; I’m confident that people will get my meaning easily enough.
listen up, you should throw away your computer NOW. Throw away your mobile phone, too. Both will have Israeli designed and developed components in them.
Eat well take exercise and stay healthy.
Try to avoid hospital treatment even if you should need it, unless you go to somewhere like Saudi because the chances are that you will be given it with equipment and drugs trialled and developed in Israel by Jews.
Pray that you don't get cancer or Alzheimer's because the latest breakthrough technology and drug treatments for them were developed by Israeli Jews.
If you are going to do it rather than just mouth off then do your research and boycott properly.
And then for every person with benighted, vacuous ideas like yours, twenty people like me will go out and buy more Israel goods and produce.
“chances are that you will be given it with equipment and drugs trialled and developed in Israel by Jews”
Did you think you could slip that one through; typically underhand for you lot; I have no objections in buying stuff made or invented by Jews, I have no problems with Jews at all I have made that perfectly clear, you just couldn’t resist slipping into the gutter could you?
I do not knowingly buy anything from Israel and I encourage everyone to do the same; it’s what we did for years with that other pariah apartheid state South Africa.
Either try to remember or at least stop lying; this argument is not about Jews it’s about the State of Israel and its crimes.
i read what you said about israel and agree with everything you say.why then,does the labour party and pm gordon brown continue to trade and deal with israel.it is a rouge state,breaking international laws,why then did gordon brown have a news conferance with the israeli prime minister a couple of months ago in london and stated uk firm support for israel.israel is criminal and every country that maintains good relations with israel,is aiding and abetting its vile criminal acts.so how can anyone vote labour,if its leader mixes with criminals
“why then,does the labour party and pm gordon brown continue to trade and deal with Israel”
Because me and many many other Labour Party members and supporters have not yet persuaded them not do; same as Trident, Iraq, Afghanistan Etc.
Your attack on Labour and your suggestion that this issue or indeed any of those listed by me should be a cause for resignation suggests naivety or bias.
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