Former MK Uri Avnery intends to attend the Knesset debate on the boycott of settlement products

Press Release May 11, 2010
Former MK Uri Avnery intends to attend the Knesset debate on the boycott of settlement products,   due tomorrow (Wednesday). "I'm one of the initiators of the Gush Shalom boycott campaign against  products of the settlements, which is maintained for more than ten years already, with the participation of tens of thousands of Israelis"

Former Knesset member Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom activist, is going to be present tomorrow (Wednesday, may 12) at the Knesset gallery during the debate due to be held on the call to boycott products of the settlements.

"The Gush Shalom movement is calling, already for more than ten years, for a complete boycott on   products of the settlements, We call upon the public not to purchase these products, and we maintain  a detailed list of these products, which we publish on our website and distribute at public gatherings and the doors of supermarkets. Tens of thousands of Israelis already participate  in our boycott campaign, and we welcome all people and groups who join in -  as recently did public figures of the Arab sector in

We are opposed to the establishment of settlements and to their continued existence. The raison d'etre of the settlements is to prevent the end of the occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, which makes them the main obstacle to achieving peace and the main cause for continued conflict, hatred and bloodshed. Establishment of settlements is a clear violation of International Law, which specifically prohibits an occupying power from transferring its civilian population to the occupied territory. Establishment of settlements is also an act of theft: settlements built on private land constitute theft from private landowners, the establishment of settlements on state land is theft from the entire Palestinian people, as all state land in the occupied territories is the property of the future state of
Palestine. There is a large section of the Israeli public which opposes the settlements, and there is no reason why they should support the settlement project from their own pocket even by a single penny.


Most of the industrialists who moved their plants over to the settlements did not do so for ideological reasons, but because of generous government subsidies. When they find out that location in a settlement causes them to be exposed to boycott and causes damage to their business, they will go away from there - there are actually more and more such cases. Anyone who boycotts the products of the settlements takes a completely legitimate and democratic action, which undermines the occupation and promotes peace.

The Netanyahu Government's protest against the boycott proclaimed by the Palestinian Authority against settlements products is the epitome of chutzpah which deserves to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records. The settlement are located on land stolen from the Palestinians by main force, for the express purpose of the denying to the Palestinians the achievement of their basic national aspirations. What can be more natural, as well as justified, than that the Palestinians would boycott these settlements and their products? "

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I agree unfortunately the BDS movement in the US once again is an hypocrite movement , they could as you say support the Palestinian cause but they as driven by hate and not logic .
"Everyone is thinking of changing the world, but no one is thinking of changing himself " Leo Tolstoy -
Hiba, I think when people learn and strive not to harm others, then it is a possible to change the world, hence, no need to change yourself for someone, or for what purpose, since we see the development, advancing and promotion...

PA has decided to boycott food products from Israeli settlements. Well, if they decided so decided - that's their business.
Given that since January still continue and the Kingdom with Holland specifically labels these products and many European retailers refuse to cooperate with the companies located outside the Green Line, so it’s not surprisingly that the Palestinians went on this way.
I support the movement Gush Shalom and Uri Avnery personally can because I was personally acquainted with him and I know his sincere desire to protest against racism, occupation, etc., but I do not want to understand a protest like this.
What for are such extremes?
Why to burn Cheese ????? -Israel seeks to halt Palestinian boycott of settlement products
Palestinian officials confiscate merchandise produced in settlements

Salam Fayyad, a former World Bank man, and now the Prime Minister ordered to "cleanse" the Palestinian shops of prohibited goods and personally threw the head cheese in a fire. What is it such a Palestinian sandwich? And meanwhile, Palestinian children in Gaza are not only dream about a cheese, but also about a bread....
Salam Fayyad seems a wise man, and for today, he is the only person who knows what need for the Palestinian people. But why to burn food products, which need people in Gaza, also in the same Hebron and Ramale. This only excites / stokes the violence and hatred, and this alienates people from opportunities to think rationally and logically. NOT HARM Who Succeeded in Frightening the Israeli Settlers?



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