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Jtube: BDS'ing in Ireland

Irish shops are boycotting Israel but welcoming goods from Iran, Sudan and North Korea. Anti-semitism? You be the judge.

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Visitor Comments: 8

(4) marnie, June 20, 2015 6:53 PM

Boycott? Simple-Minded?

Am I being simplistic here? This isn't a "few" stores but a national boycott. Boycotts are political and economic sanctions based upon values that a country holds.

Boycotts indicate a POV, right or wrong that a country holds reflect "punishment" often for protection or principles.

I can't comment about whether the average Irish citizen is anti-Semitic, but certainly the boycott is anti-Israel.

(3) Anonymous, June 16, 2015 4:24 PM

boycotting israel goods by ireland

sir, it is very sad to note that irish is behaving mindless in boycotting goods from Israel.the most suffered community in entire world is Israel.instead of showing solidarity ,friendliness,helping behavior, irish is foolish in this respect.

(2) Melanie, June 15, 2015 5:29 PM

don't agree with the video's conclusions

All you can say is these people felt comfortable offering an anti-semitic posture to a stranger - and they probably do believe that. But any other conclusions are unproven:
Do they agree that Iran is eco-friendly, or did they just not want to argue with this stranger?
Are they going to eagerly buy from this Syrian supplier, or toss his solicitation in the garbage?
More likely, they don't care about the ethics of any of their suppliers, except perhaps Israel because they believe in some aspect of BDS. It's wrong, it's even stupid, but I don't believe it proves the hypocrisy trying to be proven here.

Melissa, June 16, 2015 3:39 PM

I do definitely agree.

The producers of this video are trying to plant a needle in a haystack ... not find one. The Irish are really a humanitarian people, they like to celebrate the best in people, though the truth is they are subject to the general political backwater of UK politics because they have such close political liason with them. They mean to please and to help tourists enjoy their open heartedness and nothing more ... only skin deep polotical correctness. I feel the producers have not dealt honestly with the Irish merchants interviewed ... they have simply shown their gullability ...

Me, June 17, 2015 12:02 PM

perhaps Melanie and Melissa can be our emmisaries

to Ireland? to be honest in irelend me thinks it would be a buig struggle as there are about 1000 Jews and 40,000 Moslems AND The IRA was an ally of the PLO (terror groups helped each other) So first one needs to point out the IRA fought to get British out of Ireland and the Jews to get the British out of what was designated by the UN to be the Jewish homeland. And of course the history and facts. Perhaps people like Melanie and Melissa can be good emmissaries for Israel?

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