Samsung, Shame on You

Anti-Jewish smear campaign rears its ugly head.

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(14) nishant verma, July 24, 2015 12:00 PM

Samsung Repent

samsung I had a galaxy mobile which is lost, i will STOP trying to recover if you come against Israel, then you will also go down like pharaoh, hitler and all the arab investments wontbe able to pull u out...please kno wthat it is in YOUR OWN INTEREST to befriend Israel as they are global technological leaders so blessing them will bringblessing on you and the opposite is also equally true...pray you will apologise to Israel.

(13) Anonymous, July 22, 2015 3:00 AM

I feel giddy

As A Jew (.25 of 1% of the worlds population) I know my belief in God is straight on.
As a seeker of fun and adventure I laugh as this planet is heading to self destruction.
Life is good I see no unhappy ending.

(12) Mike, July 21, 2015 5:11 PM

from where do they have these ideas? Or in other words, how can people get the carricatures

One answer might be familiarization with the west,
the other answer might be christian antisemitism. Aparently, even though there is an interest in Judaism in South Korea, many churches have had a lot of success. If you think antisemitism has nothing to do with christianity you are wrong. Antisemitism is deeply ingrained in all of their scriptures, such as Matthew who calls Jews snakes and "brood of vipers" and says that they are responsible and guilty for all the murders in the world from Cain (! there weren't even Jews around) to Zechariah son of Berekiah (who was not even murdered! but who died of old age!)
Martin Luther was no better. He called in books like "About the Jews" or "The Jews and their lies" among other things to burn the synagogues and the Jews.
Kristallnacht was on his birthday.
You can see more
Christianity is in its core deeply antisemitic and all the talk that it's not is just talk. They would have to get rid of their bible to root out antisemitism.
Sure there are people that are not antisemitic - at the moment- but their religion is and will always be antisemitic to its core.

(11) Anonymous, July 21, 2015 4:55 AM

The Korean enterprises put lots of investments in Muslims' countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi. As their people being closer with the Muslims, mostly very anti jew and anti Israel; simpathy towards Palestinians definitely growing, as lots of Korean also marrying locals and converting to Islam --- education on antisemitism need to be introduced to them.

(10) Anonymous, July 20, 2015 12:38 PM

Hate is just a waste of time

The Iran deal stinks. 48 day notice before inspection is insane. Why does the USA give away billions of dollars 200 countries before taking care of our own? Like the veterans! Immigrants who have never worked here get SS I and rent money and food stamps but if you live here they put you through such hell to get anything it's a shame on "US"! I have no problems with sharing but take care of our own people first!

(9) Ajay, July 20, 2015 3:39 AM

We support Israel in everything

Who ever goes against Israel, they are fools.

(8) Janice Kenner, July 20, 2015 2:18 AM

No more Samsung

I want nothing more to do with Samsung. I hope there are enough of us to make them feel it.

(7) Ellen Oppenheimer, July 19, 2015 11:16 PM

Samsung will Sing the Blues

You won't see my Jewish dollars anymore! See ya!

(6) Yonit, July 19, 2015 9:38 PM

Thank you Rabbi

Disgusting. How despicable of Samsung. Thank you for the important info.

(5) Baruch, July 19, 2015 8:10 PM


In a week where abusive Iran was just handed $100,000,000,000.00 and permission to use the money to buy conventional weapons to achieve its stated aim of wiping innocent Israel off the map, is it "real" to get upset over a country and a company that are generally so friendly to Israel? Samsung executives actually spent a recent vacation touring Yeshivas in Israel, the Talmud is available in South Korean for South Koreans in a friendly translation, and I do not believe there is a single South Korean company who touches the BDS movement. In the case presented by Rabbi Salomon, Samsung is literally under hostile attack by an unarguably aggressive businessman. They allegedly pulled an ugly bigoted anti-Semitic card in the spat. Even at its worst, it was uncharacteristic of Samsung and South Korea. Take a step back, take a deep breath, take a look at the forest of Samsung's words and deeds. You will see this is merely an ugly tree in a rather attractive forest.

Is it being real and balanced to focus on this isolated incident out of South Korea in the week that Jews are on the receiving end of the greatest out-in-the-open consolidated existential threat that I have witnessed in my lifetime? Iran is not calling us vultures. They have been given license to feed us to the vultures.

Please Rabbi Salomon. We have really big problems. We need to keep our eye on the ball. Should we waste energies taking offense from companies and countries that are not even our enemies, and are overall friendly, at a time like this? You get to talk to us just once a week. There has got to be better use of the video-energy and web-space. At a time like this, lead us to some sort of tshuva, some sort of mussar, or at the very least, some form of activism to write our Congressman about our concern over Iran.

Dvirah, July 20, 2015 5:04 PM

Part of the Same Deal

While you do have a valid point, this use of antisemetic depictions in what should be a purely business dispute is really part of the same war against us. Though in fact, personal abuse of anyone because of business argument is wrong independently of who the person is and what form the abuse takes.

(4) Batya Sarah, July 19, 2015 6:36 PM

Can someone start a petition to Samsung?

I would like to see a petition to Samsung, I bought a Samsung a couple of years ago and will not purchase another one until they apologize for their anti-semitic remarks! I don't know how to set it up but would like to be included in a campaign if there is one.

(3) Rivka, July 19, 2015 5:37 PM

Samsung, shame on you

I just bought a new Samsung phone because I got fed up with my iPhone and Apple. What do I do now? When I bought the Samsung I had no idea this was going on. I personally have no other choice at this point. I think I need more information about this story.

Kelly Rebekah ben Maimon, July 21, 2015 6:16 AM

Need more information??!

Go and do the research. From what I can see, blatantly obvious what is going on here. Sounds to me like your tied up in a contract. Such is life. It will soon expire and then have a rethink about what you should do then.
London, England

(2) Kelly Rebekah ben Maimon, July 19, 2015 4:30 PM

Shame on you Samsung!

Absolutely disgusting!! Shame on you Samsung in South Korea for allowing this nonsense to continue. Clearly this contamination is likely to affect the brand elsewhere and as such Samsung loses the morale high ground. Any advertising garbage that drops through my door from this company will be going straight in the bin!! Will be sharing this obnoxious development with all my friends, with the view that they each pass on to 10 other people each. London, England

(1) Alan S., July 19, 2015 12:53 PM

Until Samsung apologizes properly, I know I will stop buying Samsung products.

Richard, July 19, 2015 10:14 PM

Me too, but how do we get this message direct to Samsung?

Yes, we should object and I want to do so. But I don't want this to be just part of a "closed shop" moaning club where we all moan together without the culprits hearing our words. How do we get our complaints to Samsung? Is there an online campaign in place? If "YES" please send me the link to it.


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