Saturday, 25 October 2014
I've said all along those calling for a boycott are wasting their time. Not many listen to me. So what do they say now as yet another attempt to Israel fails. Now the latest news reports, More than 90 American universities have released statements rejecting the American Studies Association’s (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions so far, and several have cut ties with the organization in protest.
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations expressed appreciation to university presidents and chancellors who “stood up against this discriminatory and unjustified measure and rejected the ASA boycott of Israel.”
The 5,000-member American Studies Association (ASA) announced last month that it had endorsed and would participate in a boycott of Israeli universities and academic institutions. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) decided to join the boycott as well shortly thereafter.
REUTERS reported about the collapse... It is true that some foreign firms have started to shun Israeli business concerns operating in East Jerusalem and the West Bank - land seized in the 1967 war - and the European Union is increasingly angered by relentless Jewish settlement expansion.
But the bulk of Israeli business is clustered on the Mediterranean coast, a world away from the roadblocks and watchtowers of the West Bank, and not even the Palestinian leadership is demanding a total economic boycott.
"The boycott is being used like a bogeyman, a scary story you tell a child at night," said Jonathan Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, a crowdfunding platform looking to provide venture capital to Israeli companies.
"The truth is that Israel is a world leader in water technology, next-generation agriculture, cybersecurity, healthcare innovation and start-ups. What sane person is going to walk away from that?" he said, speaking by telephone during a visit to South Africa to seek out potential partners.
The truth is that the world could not do without Israel.
HAHAHA.....This made me laugh. Obviously Stephen Hawkins isn't that clever. If he truly believes in the following statement this idiot has spoken his final words... But like all those who have before threaten to boycott Israel he will do it in a selective way i.e stop eating Jaffa oranges and boycotting Israeli shampoo
The well-known physicist Stephen Hawking has informed that he will boycott Israel. Little did he know that these would be his last words since his machine that enables him to speak was developed by Israelis. -PRAT!!!!