BDS continues to lose ground.
In the latest of a series of similar account closures by international banks, German bank Commerzbank has shut down a boycott Israel account, the first action of its kind in that country.
The account has been “dealt with” and the bank notified the account holder more than a month ago.
The Bank's action is similar to Banks across Europe, Japan and the USA.
What the anti Israel lot don't understand is that the BDS campaign, which seeks the destruction of Israel, is discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-peace, and often has connections to extremist and terrorist groups. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said " and for those that support them they are playing into the hands of terror!"
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order last week punishing companies in the state that engage in BDS activity. For Cuomo to sanction the companies, they are required to have business with the state government.
“It’s very simple. If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you,” Cuomo said at the time.
Breaking news: France’s highest court of appeals confirmed earlier rulings that found promoters of a boycott against Israel guilty of inciting hate or discrimination.
The rulings passed on Tuesday by the Paris-based Court of Cassation confirmed the convictions of 12 individuals by the Colmar Court of Appeals in connection with their 2009 and 2010 actions in supermarkets near the eastern city of Mulhouse.
In May, PayPal and Credit Mutuel pulled the plug on their accounts with BDS France. The Austrian financial company Erste Group terminated BDS Austria’s account in April
UK's foreign secretary Boris Johnson back's Israel : Israel boycott ban: Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions
SO WHAT HAVE THE BDS SUCCEEDED IN BOYCOTTING AND WHO WAS WORSE EFFECTED?
You lot of fucking morons you should be proud of your success!!!! Think of it when was the last time you bought a Soda Stream???
Latest report from UK Media Watch. BDS FAILURE ...
German auto giant Volkswagen has made a $300 million investment in Israeli rideshare start-up Gett, which has a presence in more than 60 countries worldwide including London, Moscow and New York.
Cancer treatment company Galil Medical has been acquired by UK healthcare company BTG plc for $110 million. Galil Medical, which has its development operations in Yokneam near Haifa, has developed cryoablation systems and needles for treating kidney, prostate and other types of cancer. BTG, traded on the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq specializes in cancer treatments and medical devices and has a market cap of $2.2 billion.
ITALY: On Monday, it was reported by Israeli daily Haaretz that Italy will bring its largest ever delegation of academics to Israel in what Italian officials say is a move aimed at countering BDS. The joint academic initiative comes on the heels of a petition signed by some 300 Italian academics who called on Italian universities to cancel agreements with their Israeli counterparts.
StandWithUs applauds the United Methodist Church (UMC) for voting to withdraw its membership, and end all financial support and staff participation in IN bds AND the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
BDS MOVEMENT IS SO DESPERATE FOR REAL SUPPORT IT NOW HAS TO LIE:
THE LIE: Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s most recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.
SuperValu, the biggest food distributor in Ireland, told the Irish media last week that it has withdrawn Israeli products from its shops.
THE TRUTH: Following queries from The Irish Times last night, a statement from Supervalu, which is part of the Musgrave Group, said the chain “is not involved in a boycott of Israeli produce” and has a policy “of not taking a position on international affairs”.
Well, well red faces all round.
Musical legends put two fingers up to BDS
Amid rumors that Bruce Springsteen will perform in Tel Aviv this summer, he and his E Street band have come under fire from supporters of boycotting Israel.
On Monday, band guitarist Steven Van Zandt — who is also known for playing a mobster on HBO’s “The Sopranos” — responded in typically direct style. In a series of tweets, he called Israel boycotters “politically ignorant obnoxious idiots”.
As well as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John (4th consecutive year) Modonna and the Rolling Stones...
Biggest surprise of all Morrissey is returning to Tel Aviv, Israel in August 2016 for two concerts
Other rock legends defied and laughed at the Israeli Boycott leaving Pink Floyd's front man Walters laughed at:
Julio Iglesias - May 7th
Elton John - May 26th
Brian Wilson – Beach Boy June 8
South Africans “Die Antwoord” – June 8
Simply Red – June 14th
Foreigner – June 14 th and 15th
Alice Cooper – June 16
Zakk Wilde – June 22
Sergio Mendes – June 24 -25
Barry Manilow – June 30th
Santana - July 30th
Natalie Imbruglia - Aug 31st
Queen and Adam Lambert - Sep 12th
Ricky Martin - Sep 14th
Dire Straits - Sep 16th
Beyonce - Oct 26th and 27th
THE FAILURE OF PINK FLOYDS ROGER WALTERS CAMPAIGN TO STOP ROCK STARS PLAYING ISRAEL ANOTHER BLOW TO BDS !!
Israel Has a Chance to Become the World IoT (Internet of Things) Leader
A few days ago, on May, 19, Grove Ventures, one of the largest and most successful Israeli high-tech companies, co-founded a $100 million venture capital fund for investment into the fields of IoT, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The fund is supported by an international investment base including companies originating in Israel, Japan, the USA, China, Europe and Taiwan.
Houzz wins Google’s Play Award
Israeli-made app, Houzz, is a winner in Google’s newly minted Play Awards for the best Android apps. Houzz, founded in 2009 in Tel Aviv by Israeli couple Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, took top honors in the Best App category.
The Google Play team chose the free platform for home remodeling that brings together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools. Other apps in the running in the Best App category included Colorfy, BuzzFeed News, and Yummly.
Look, I try to understands the popularity of BDS, and I'll attempted to explain why it has received so much popular and media attention.
A political boycott makes the nobody's feel good; it makes them feel important; it makes them part of the group. They are lonely people who are part of nothing but are desperately seeking recognition of some kind. They especially think they are doing good for mankind, like standing up against tyranny and fighting oppression, because when you are standing up to injustice, you are standing with Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and even Moses. Now, I must admit that this is very seductive - especially when you are joined by beautiful celebrities, famous rock stars, and your favorite professors and you can quote the on your media outlets hoping people believe that they are all friends and on the same page. In short it's simply the masses really are following the BDS movement blindly.
Here's a simple question: I wonder if all those people that support BDS have the slightest understanding of what this movement really means? " Those BDS supporters who join protest marches on campuses and chant: “From the River to the Sea … Palestine will be free!”
Now stop and ask yourself: 'Do you understand what that chant means?' No I thought not Let me explain
That the River is the Jordan, the Sea is the Mediterranean, these activists are calling for the destruction of the State of Israel - and the campus groups Justice For Palestine and the Muslim Student Association have their roots with the Muslim Brotherhood.
That’s the same Muslim Brotherhood that believes that the Koran should be the basis for every government - including our own!
So what exactly has BDS achieved??? FUCK ALL.