Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Israeli Companies Forced To Boycott Israeli Jews To Get Contract

By Carl in Jerusalem
26 January '11

Israel has always been a country of strongly held opinions. Sometimes, those opinions even led to violence between opposing parties, and even to injuries and death. But the opposing parties always claimed to have the country’s best interests at heart. And they always had principles. Until five years ago.

In the aftermath of the expulsion of Gaza’s Jews, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon left the Likud, which had rejected his program, and formed a new party called Kadima. What distinguished Kadima from previous Israeli political parties was what it was not: It was not a party with principles. As Haaretz’s Ari Shavit summed it up in a “letter” to the families that control Israel’s economy:

As a vehicle, Kadima has the political structure we always dreamed of, being a party with no members and no institutions and no ideology. The new ruling party will be a vastly valuable tool to achieve our goals. Since it has no obligations downward, only upward, it will enable us to seize full control over the Israeli government. Police, prosecution, treasury — it will all be in our hands.

As a result of Kadima’s success (it is the largest party in the Knesset although not part of the ruling coalition), it has now become acceptable in Israeli society to be unprincipled. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current wrangling over contracts to build the “Palestinian” city of Rawabi.

The Palestinians have insisted that any Israeli company bidding on a contract for Rawabi sign a contract that includes the following provisions, which essentially enforce “boycott, divest and sanction” (BDS) against Israelis located in Judea, Samaria, “east” Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

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1 comment:

  1. If they are so corrupt, they can sign it but break the boycott, surely?