March 14, 2016

Calgary “Boycott, Divestment, Sanction” movement against Israel: Who does it really hurt?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

You may have heard about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel that was developed to target Israeli products, companies and corporations – and it’s happening right here in Canada.

A Conservative motion condemning Canadians who promote BDS movements that “demonize and delegitimize Israeli’s” passed in a 229 to 51 vote in Parliament, but that doesn’t mean that some Canadians aren’t going through with these actions. Meir Weinstein, leader of the Jewish Defence League in Canada was in Calgary and discussed the BDS movement and in particular, the actions of a group right here in the city.

The BDS Action Calgary Facebook group posted photos of stickers attached to goods in local stores with warnings that products were made in Israel and that the country is in violation of human rights and international laws. One of the posts picturing the stickers even boasts that “shopping was fun.” The group also hosts an image attacking Sodastream that states “Ultimate Apartheid Special” and goes on to say “Offer valid for Palestinian homes only.”

There is information floating around on the internet suggesting that the Israeli economy is suffering from the BDS movement, but it appears that their economy is relatively sheltered from the effects of the campaign. Actually, it’s the Palestinian economy that would suffer as a result of a successful strategy according to this graph from the Bank of Israel of the latest available trends. If the BDS movement were to affect trade between the two, it is counter active to the Palestine Authority’s need to do business with Israel. And there would be no easy way to make up such an economically significant affiliation.

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commented 2016-03-17 23:40:52 -0400
I sense you are not far from the Kingdom.
commented 2016-03-17 23:39:23 -0400
Maurice, you make good observations and ask the right questions. I’m not sure you’ll like the answers. Anyone who asks and observes like you do probably will. The answer is found in the Book of Romans, “Professing to be wise they became fools” (1:18-22). Our problem is a spiritual problem. We are living in the end times where people want to be lied to and to believe the lies they hear. If sense you are not far from the Kingdom.
commented 2016-03-15 11:31:02 -0400
Lloyd – no problem with misspelling my name! Deborah is a Hebrew name, and she was a judge in the book of judges. I hope that I bring honour to her spirit!
I will be sure to look for wines that are from Israel. I found beautiful silver rings at Winners, and the prices are the best. I think it would be a good idea for TheRebel to inform their readers where we can purchase goods from Israel.
commented 2016-03-15 03:39:18 -0400
Does all the crap that goes on in that part of the world have to spill all the way here?
commented 2016-03-15 01:58:46 -0400
Make sure you include microprocessors and medical tech from Israel you hypocrites.
commented 2016-03-15 01:58:14 -0400
Would someone please explain to the idiots that a huge number of Pals live and work in Israel and have full rights. The ones controlled by Hamas are not all of them for crying out loud.
commented 2016-03-14 23:09:11 -0400
the few!
commented 2016-03-14 21:59:56 -0400
Dallas, what BDS movement in 1930’s Germany? Israel didn’t exist in the 1930’s. The brownshirts didn’t so much boycott Jewish businesses as much as they simply trashed them.
commented 2016-03-14 21:55:58 -0400

Ok ,thanks for that.
They export wine Iam sure.
Sorry for messing up your name , it happens without my consent sometimes.
Oranges to
Maybe the REBELITES could post from time to time other goods ,and likely venues.
commented 2016-03-14 19:57:07 -0400
Perhaps we could identify the individuals in the picture and quit buying their products and services. Maybe their employers would appreciate that their employees are taking some measures to attempt to punish Israel.
commented 2016-03-14 17:57:07 -0400
Lloyd Nolan – I was referring to this groups actions. They are going to let us know which products are from Israel, by slapping their labels on the products. This helps me to help Israel. The only thing I’ve found from Israel is jewelry.

Palestine’s only export their hatred for Israel!
commented 2016-03-14 17:48:30 -0400
The BDS movement gained much traction in 1930s Germany as well, although that time and place wouldn’t have any meaning to half of our uninformed public.
commented 2016-03-14 17:45:26 -0400
Typical low information protestor. Soda stream because of all of the protests closed their Isreal operation throwing 500 Palestinians out of work. These people are now wondering how to re open the operation and get their jobs back.
commented 2016-03-14 17:37:06 -0400
@debborah GRAUPNER.
You alluded to a list of Israel made products, where can we find this list .?
Just think what Palestinians " export "
commented 2016-03-14 17:33:22 -0400
In two previous videos we have an American Muslim getting caught trying to join ISIS, and then British Muslims condemning democracy and condemning Donald Trump to Hellfire, which I believe is God’s responsibility, and, as such, way above their pay grade. Now, here, we have a bunch of normal looking Canadians trying to destroy the economy of the one liberal democracy in the Middle East. Throw in the fanatical religions of global warming and political correctness and we have a convergence of global stupidity movements that I believe are unprecedented in human history. As far as the campaign to identify Israeli-made products, it will greatly assist in the establishment of a counter-campaign to buy Israeli-made products by making them much easier to identify. But, Really….. Are people just that much less intelligent today, or has western civilization gotten so fat, comfortable and lazy that they find it’s just too much effort to think things through to a logical conclusion. Dose anyone have the answer? I mean a short answer…. I’m not real big on navel gazing. I just know the world seems much more stupid than it used to be, and education doesn’t seem to help. If anything, it contributes to the stupidity.
commented 2016-03-14 17:30:06 -0400
Deborah, you and I need to go shopping together.
commented 2016-03-14 16:59:21 -0400
These Jew hating, Muslim loving Scum need to be told to keep their dirty stinking fingers off of food products. With people like this, who knows where their fingers have been, especially as they are Muslim friendly.

I thought Racism was illegal in Canada, sorry Canadistan. If they had put stickers on Arab made products, they would all be in Jail by now.
commented 2016-03-14 16:31:09 -0400
About all this group nuts need is bath room paper.
commented 2016-03-14 16:07:10 -0400
I was looking to assist Israel, by buying products that are made there. This is going to make it so much easier for me to support Israel, now that they will provide a list of products made there, and where we can purchase them. This will help immensely!
commented 2016-03-14 16:01:42 -0400
Aweeeeee, look at all the smiling left wing racists…… I will buy Israeli where ever possible.
commented 2016-03-14 15:57:01 -0400
My wife’s dress for our son’s wedding was made in Israel She paid over $1000.00 for it.
Yes the boycott hurts Palestinians from the West Bank more than anyone. Sodamist is an example that moved from the West Bank putting Palestinians out of work.
commented 2016-03-14 15:55:04 -0400
So I guess the Human Rights Tribunals will not condemn these acts of hatred…
commented 2016-03-14 15:54:55 -0400
Now I’m stuck… I want to buy Israeli products but I don’t want to support Palestine and their destructive behavior….
commented 2016-03-14 15:52:47 -0400
BDS is just another Islamofascist/Left Wing bully group. Maybe we should start boycotting Halal foods…
commented 2016-03-14 15:38:40 -0400
Shame on these losers!
commented 2016-03-14 15:38:32 -0400
If you cut off the goats from the muslims, islam will be in a panic – they won’t have anyone to sleep with anymore.
commented 2016-03-14 15:28:50 -0400
B.D.S. (Bull Dropped Shit) is a movement of the regressive socialists that, like all regressive socialists, are anti-Semites. The Bull Dropped Shit Movement targets Jews, for being Jews. Consequently, I think it great that the socialist’s bovine bowel movement will hurt the Palestinians more.
commented 2016-03-14 15:21:27 -0400
I guess I will have to go out and make a trip to buy products from Israel.