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Sunday, July 17, 2011

A buyer's guide to products of Judea and Samaria. From Meretz.

Israel's tiny far-left party Meretz has published a list of products they would like to boycott because they are produced by Jewish-owned companies on what they consider the wrong side of a mythical line that existed for 19 years out of the past 3000.

So it is only fair that I reproduce their list of these politically incorrect Israeli companies that sell their products in the US. I'm sure Meretz would approve.

Ahava - Manufactures cosmetic products using minerals from the Dead Sea.


SodaStream (The Soda Club Group) - Manufactures and distributes home carbonating devices and flavoringsfor soft drinks.




Ahdut Factory for Tehina Halva and Sweets - Achdut is a factory manufacturing tahini, halva and sweets. Brand name Achva.


Amnon and Tamar - Produce herbal seasonings and spices.


Beigel and Beigel - A baked goods' company, manufacturing pastries, pretzels and mini cracker snacks. 




Maya Foods, The Jerusalem Spice of Life - Manufactures, packs and markets food products, including spices, sweets, rice and legumes. Brand names: Maya, Super Class, and Shufersal.


Shalgal (Food) - Manufacture frozen dough cakes, pies and pastries. The company manufactures products for General Mills (Pillsbury).


Shamir Salads - Manufacture and distribute pre-packaged chilled salads, dips and spreads.


Gat Shomron Winery - The winery produced kosher wines since 2003.


Givon Winery - The winery, founded in 2001, It produces around 5,000 bottles of kosher wines a year, and markets wines to the US online.


Gush Etzion Winery - Wines are available in the USA through "Royal Wines"


Hacormim Vineyard - The winery manufactures wines and fruit liquers.


Livni Winery - Wines are available directly though the winery's own website.


Noah/Hevron Heights WineryLabels: Noah, Gedeon, La Villa, Village Superior, Jerusalem Heights, and Makhpelah Special Reserve.


Psagot Winery - The wines are marketed by Royal Wine Corp. and DFA - Duty Free of America.


Tura Estate Winery - The wines are available in the US - sold on Only Kosher Wine.com






On a similar note, the Muqata notes:
In response to the anti-boycott law, Peace Now went all out and declared a boycott on products from Judea and Samaria. They printed up fancy ads listing the top companies to boycott. Other leftists went around putting stickers on “Settler” products in stores.

The number one company on the list “Meshek Achiya” a producer of fine olive oil reported a record jump in sales in Israel this week. The same for Psagot Winery and Tekoa Farms. In fact, all the companies that the Left targeted reported a jump in sales.

Why? Because the average Israeli wanted to show their support to the Settler enterprise and against boycotts of Israel and against the Left, and the Left told them who best to buy from to show that support.

He also notes how these boycotts would end up hurting Arabs, and quotes an astute observation:
Oh, and here’s a question for you (as asked in Makor Rishon).

If Ahmed Tibi, an Israeli citizen currently living over the Green Line (making him a Settler) were to open a factory, would the Left call for its boycott too? Or are their calls to boycott actually racist and only targeting Jews?