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November 23, 2002
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Boycott the Europeans

I have received the following email:

Several weeks ago, Germany announced its decision to stop all arms sales to Israel. Since then, other countries have followed suit.

In retaliation, Israel has cancelled its annual multimillion dollar contract for its nationwide DAN buses which were manufactured in Germany. Israel is
looking at other bus suppliers in the U.S., and Japan.

The Europeans and their Muslim allies should understand boycotts work both ways. When we said NEVER AGAIN, we meant it. Europe is stuck in the mentality
of 1933 and conditioned to think of Jews as defenseless entities. The reality is very different. As long as Europe adheres to and supports its primitive death cult of the Middle Ages, European products are off limits.

We continue to call for a complete boycott of travel and products from the following countries: England, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, and China due to their support, sponsorship, and/or participation in global Islamic terror. The voting record of the above countries at the U.N. openly endorse Muslim terror.

Remember, every time you buy a bottle of Evian, a Jarlsberg product, a Spanish melon, a Godiva chocolate, a Dior lipstick, a Gucci bag, or a German kitchen, you are financing the next Muslim mass murderer.

The European Union gives over $10 million per month to the Palestinian Authority, knowing fully the money is funnelled to buy, import, and train Muslim terrorists and their weapons of mass murder.

We strongly encourage everyone to buy American, Israeli and Indian products instead.

If at all possible, make it a point to purchase at least one item per week that is made in Israel. Buy Estee Lauder instead of Chanel, Dior, and YSL. Tell the salespeople why. Educate the public when you shop.

Send this to at least 10 like minded people.

I will certainly not buy European products anymore. When we said "Never again!", we meant it.

Posted by David Melle at November 23, 2002 11:05 AM
Comments

How dare you instrumentalize the victims of the shoa for your own political cause ?
European countries have reasons for stopping the export of military products to Israel: A bad human rights record of the Israeli army in the occupied territories.

Posted by: Roy Ereev on January 28, 2003 12:39 PM

Roy,

Listen to this: NEVER AGAIN!

I have started my boycott of European products and have many friends that have joined me.

The reasons the Europeans are boycotting Israel have nothing to do with Israel's war on Palestinian terrorism - read the article above.

Boycott the Europeans!

Posted by: David Melle on January 28, 2003 10:29 PM

Dear David,

what exactly proves to you that "Europe is stuck in the mentality of 1933 and conditioned to think of Jews as defenceless entities."

And what kind of reasoning is that, to counter a break of ARMS sales with a general boycott of imports? The EU hasnít even imposed the fees on goods from the settlements yet, what they are threatening to do now for over 2 years !

I donít see any coherent line of reasoning in the above article! All I see is an accumulation of prejudice and the inability to accept that there are people who do not think that brutal force against Palestinians can be justified by all means and is in Israelís own interest.

My feeling is, that you would call for a boycott, even if European leaders would be able to convince you, that they really do care about a free, independent, strong and peaceful Israel.

And finally about the $10milion: Don't you think that someone besides muslim extremists and their supportes schould start to care about bringing education to Palestinians youth and giving them some future prospects?

Posted by: Roy on February 5, 2003 02:41 PM

Dear David,

I just heard that Germany is providing the Israeli army with patriots..... how does that fit into your picture of Europe?

small correction of my last post: I meant that someone ELSE than (not besides) muslim extremists should start to .....
Sorry, but English isn't my mother tounge.

Posted by: Roy on February 6, 2003 02:02 AM

Politics makes such a strange bed, but I believe in boycotts because boycotts are a peaceful method of dissent that every consumer has available to them.

If you are boycotting Germany and our favorite (not) toxic polluter Knauf Fiber Glass...you may want to ask "Are there GREENER INSULATION products on the market?"

Insulation is inherently green because it increases the energy efficiency of homes and buildings.

Studies have shown that home insulation currently saves 10.41 quadrillion(1) Btu’s per year (in the United States alone)! However, if one type of insulation is more effective than another, it can help save even more energy (and money). Studies at universities, national laboratories, private research facilities and hundreds of homes and buildings have shown that cellulose is 20% to 50% more effective than fiberglass.(2) Therefore, using the most conservative number of 20%, if cellulose were used in homes instead of fiberglass, there would be an additional savings of 2.1 quadrillion Btu’s per year - the equivalent of a 51-day supply of gasoline for the entire U.S.(3)

Recycled Content

Insulation can be an excellent, high quality end use for materials that would otherwise be dumped into landfills. Cellulose and fiberglass insulation have recycled contents varying from 0% to 85%. Cellulose contains from 75% to 85% post-consumer recycled newsprint.(4) Fiberglass products contain from 0% to 35% pre-consumer recycled glass.(5)

Emissions

Standing outside a cellulose plant, one can hear humming motors but there are no smoke plumes and no odors because there are virtually zero emissions. Manufacturing fiberglass generates glass dust and huge quantities of carbon dioxide from natural gas fired blast furnaces (manufacturing fiberglass insulation for just one home generates over 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide!(7) ). Fiberglass plants also generate enormous amounts of other chemicals used in its manufacture (formaldehyde, urea, polyvinyl acetate, chlorides, etc.).

There are tremendous differences between cellulose and fiberglass. And in addition many non-fiberglass insulations on the market such as cotton, foils and foams. Individual homeowners can make a significant environmental impact by choosing the most environmentally responsible, highest performance insulation for just one home. Builders, architects, and insulation contractors who influence the choice of insulation for many buildings have the opportunity to make a profound impact, create better and more energy efficient buildings, and contribute to creating a better and healthier world for our children.

Sources: (1) North American Insulation Mfrs. Assoc. (NAIMA); “Fast Facts About Fiber Glass”. (2) University of Colorado, Oak Ridge National Labs. (3) NAIMA. (4), (5) Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). (6), (7) Environmental Building News, University of British Columbia School of Architecture.

Regarding fire safety:
http://www.applegateinsulation.com/firesafety.html

Also, please check out the Boycott Germany website at:
http://216.219.202.220/STINKS/Gdontbuy.htm


Posted by: Isaodra Duncan on March 9, 2003 02:53 AM

Whatever your site is telling but it shows and reflects your real aims and even a child can make that out :)

my friends if we boycott all the countries you mentioned this means we'll freeze and simply without the european technology we are almost nothing .

following the truth, caring about the human being and specially the innocent childs is the only way we can all survive and live in peace.

can we imagine how unclean the region will be after another war ? we are still thinking how to clean the uranium debris from the last war .I do not want to spend the rest of my life wearing a mask !!! how we'll eat and drink ,do you want the israeli childs to be handicaped and look like monsters like the iraqi childs ? do not forget the effects travel and can reach us very easy.

The UN inspectors have found nothing till now and they are doing a great job so please let us help them to keep the world safe and clean .

Posted by: Sharlee dived on March 11, 2003 07:35 AM

Roy,

The "human rights" violations the IDF has been accused of have yet to be formally substantiated. It's interesting also how one incident viewed by so many people is recounted in so many ways, each time more and more elaborate and more and more horrific. And yet, when you look at the facts, there is no way that half of these events could have occurred.

What HAS occurred is that a similar protest has all but destroyed Ahava's European market, Starbucks is pulling out of Israel, despite a letter I received from them only 2 weeks ago stating that they will stay in Israel no matter what it takes, etc. Israeli companies are suffering because uneducated people are buying into propaganda about Israel and the IDF as fact and using it to fuel their own anti-semitic beliefs, which can acceptably be translated into anti-Israel activism.

Posted by: Rica on April 7, 2003 09:45 AM

What a sad world, filled with hatred and despair. Since the beginning of the Jews, Jews have been persecuted, butchered, despised by so many people for so many reasons. Unfortunately, "still Dunce the Second reigns like Dunce the First" and this sad heritage is passed from generation to generation with lies, and sad, sad hatred.
Interestingly, for those biblically inclined, you would think the FIRST lesson anyone who actually reads the OLD Testament would learn, is that every time some group of people tries to mess with the Jews, what happens? God exacts swift revenge on them, and they all perish in the end for doing the Devil's (aka Mel Gibson)'s work. You would think then, that EVEN the bible thumpers, (in spite of their ubiquitous repuptation for being gullible, stupid, and not really inclined to read or learn, so much as being led like sheep to comfort-inducing beliefs) would learn that God hates the evil guys who hate the Jews and try to screw with them... oh well, I guess anti-Semitism is proof to the believers that the Devil (Mel Gibson) does exist.

Posted by: Fisher on March 10, 2004 09:47 AM

I don't think boycott is against jews but only against the policy of the State of israel in the occupied territories. Unluckily i have seen by my own eyes idf violeting the human rights of palestinians civilians (by using them as human shields, preventing them to reach medical cares etc.)and i sincerely believe that if this will stop no palestinian civial will support suicide bombing and murders of innocent civilians in Israel.
Antisemitism is a serious problem and i think the policy of the occupation will get it only worst because a lot of people identifies the deeds of the israeli army and government with the ones of all the jews.
i do wish u a future of shalom.

Posted by: Laura on August 16, 2004 04:15 PM

do your research.
http://www.boycottwatch.org/misc/israel001.htm

Posted by: andyrew on September 8, 2004 04:30 PM
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