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 The Triumph of Zionism

November 20, 2014

This is a guest post, reproduced with permission from the website “On Jewish Matters“ Article “The Triumph of Zionism” by Tsvi Bisk and Moshe Dror It seems to me self-evident that a serious reevaluation of Jewish life must begin with the extraordinary success of the Zionist project in the 20th century. Israel, for better or worse,… Read More ›

Mapal Green Energy

A problem for Israel boycotters – stop drinking water!

Britain’s largest water provider, United Utilities, has just signed a contract with Israel’s Mapal Green Energy, a start-up that purifies waste water more efficiently than other methods and uses less energy in the process. United Utilities is the third major British water company to sign with Mapal. In a Times of Israel article, a Mapal… Read More ›

Just so you know what to boycott – or buycott!

The latest (August) monthly 40+ item list of achievements and progress coming out of Israel. Thanks to ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israelis beat the flu virus.  (Thanks to Israel21c)  Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that flu viruses (including deadly strains) use the protein neuraminidase to disable the body’s natural killer (NK) cells. … Read More ›

The Failures of the Israel Boycotters

It seems to be an up and down time in the world of the Israel boycott-ers right now. A recent BDS success was the decision by the Co-Op to boycott goods from Israel (more on that later), but in the US the Presbyterian Church (USA) declined to pass a divestment vote against Caterpillar and others… Read More ›

The Jerusalem Light Railway – so bad for Arabs!

Shortly after the Oslo Accords were signed, in the mid-1990s, the Israeli Government announced plans to build a light rail system (trams to you and me) that would unite East and West Jerusalem communities, ease the city’s notorious traffic problems, improve economic development and improve transport services to both Jewish and Arab communities in the… Read More ›

Why the Palestinians Need Israel to survive.

Our last post mentioned a UNESCO report to the European donors’ conference in Amsterdam last month. This group, known commonly as the “Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), also received a report form the Government of Israel on the measures taken by Israel to support the Palestinian economy and to encourage enterprise and growth in the… Read More ›

A boycotter at a BDS rally

Eat your heart out, Mr Israel Boycotter!

London is said to be one of the global hubs of the international delegitimisation and BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions) campaigns, but right now the British Israel-Boycotters face multiple blows to their efforts. The first blow comes from statistics. This year, bilateral trade with Israel reached £3.75bn, a huge 34% increase on last year! The… Read More ›

One of Israel’s Most Successful Exports – hosepipes with holes in!

Hosepipes for African Agriculture Making every drop count in Africa (Source: Ministry of foreign Affairs, Israel) Since its founding in 1948, Israel has had a thirst to grow crops in the desert. It wasn’t just a technological challenge, but a matter of survival. Today, Israel offers some of the world’s hottest technologies in desalination, water… Read More ›