Saturday, December 12, 2015

Boycott, Shmoycott...










The boycott campaign has no economic significance at all.
 
Nor is it a peace movement or a human-rights movement.










It is a propaganda campaign of vilification and an attempt to delegitimise and destroy Israel.




From JPost, Thu, 10 Dec 2015, By HERB KEINON:

Photo by: DEBBIE HILL / POOL / AFP
Britain, which has emerged as a center of Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment activity against Israel, was in 2014 the third largest market for Israeli exports in the world.
...British Ambassador David Quarrey said on Wednesday... speaking to a group of journalists, ...that annual trade between the two countries has now reached the record level of nearly $7 billion.
According to Central Bureau of Statistics numbers, in 2014 the two countries conducted $6.3b. worth of trade, with almost $4b. of that being Israeli exports to the United Kingdom.
Britain, which has emerged as a center of Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment activity against Israel, was in 2014 the third largest market for Israeli exports in the world, following the US and Hong Kong.
...Quarrey said that not only is the number of Israeli companies using the UK as a bridge into Europe growing, but that in 2014 more Israeli companies were listed on the London Stock Exchange than from any other country, with the exception of the UK.
He also said that there is now unprecedented scientific cooperation between the two countries, with increased funding for projects.
What is particularly interesting about the trade figures is that they have increased significantly since Britain implemented a voluntary scheme for settlement labelling in 2009....
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