Friday, June 18, 2010

A handy-dandy list of banned "settlement" goods

The Palestinian Authority, through a group called Karama, has a webpage that lists all known products that they are boycotting because they are supposedly manufactured by Jews on the "wrong" side of the Green Line.

The PA regularly stages public burnings of these products.

The irony, of course, is that the same factories that create these products employ thousands of Palestinian Arabs. The Barkan Industrial Area, for example, employs some 2500 Palestinian Arabs alone. (It also explodes the myth of settlers all being religious fanatics from Brooklyn: the Barkan settlement was founded and is run by secular Israelis, and it is only 25 km from Tel Aviv.)

If you want to support the right of Jews to live with full rights in their historic homeland, you should purchase these items - and we should thank the boycotters for making it easier for us to find these products.

Karama's page of banned goods is here. An English list of products, including where you can buy them in Europe, is here, courtesy of a Shiite website.

And now that Israel is adding items that can be sent to Gaza, there's a whole new market for many of these goods!