The Hypocrisy of the Boycott

(Facebook) Yair Lapid - The Reykjavik City Council in Iceland decided last week to boycott all products from Israel. I have a few questions: Does the boycott include products made by Israel's Arab minority which is 20% of the population? Does the boycott include the 14 Arab Israeli parliamentarians who sit beside me in Israel's parliament? Does the boycott include Israeli factories which employ tens of thousands of Palestinians for whom this is the only opportunity to provide for their children? Does the boycott include Israeli hospitals at which tens of thousands of Palestinians are treated every year? Does the boycott include Microsoft Office, cellphone cameras, Google - all of which contain elements invented or produced in Israel? One of the best kept secrets about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that it is one of the smallest conflicts in the Middle East. In the past 67 years, fewer innocent Palestinians were killed than in one week in Syria. In fact, in that same period around 12 million people were killed in the Arab world. The boycott industry is a vast industry of media and public relations organized by Islamist groups funded by Qatar and Iran. Their purpose is not the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel but a Palestinian state on the ashes of Israel. Hamas has no intention of creating a Palestinian democracy but a dark theocracy in which homosexuals are hanged from telephone poles, women aren't allowed to leave their homes and Christians and Jews are murdered for being Christians and Jews. Are those values acceptable to the Reykjavik City Council? They voted in favor of them. Knesset Member Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, is a former Israeli finance minister.

2015-09-22 00:00:00

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