I couldn’t resist linking to this essay, which was originally published at Ynet, but cross posted at Live Leak, with the headline above. It may not be totally true that nothing, other than deep-fried Mars bars, is produced in West Dunbartonshire but let’s face it: In comparison to the economic success of Israel, a leader in technology and innovation, West Dunbartonshire simply isn’t in the Jewish state’s league.
British Jews initiate campaign to counter West Dunbartonshire anti-Israel boycott; Group wanted to boycott Scottish district, discovered nothing is produced there, campaign leader says
Lawrence added that during research into the issue, the pro-Israel group discovered that the life expectancy for Gaza Strip men is 71, compared to only 70 in West Dunbartonshire.
“We are thinking of asking Palestinians in Gaza to send an aid flotilla to Dumbarton shire with health tips,” he quipped. “We are asking people from Gaza to send a flotilla with Mars bars, batter and cooking oil in solidarity.”
A group of British Jews have decided to fight back a Scottish anti-Israel boycott, inundating the district behind the move with complaint letters and setting up a Facebook page to counter the embargo.
Nigel Lawrence, a representative of the Board of Deputies of Anglo Jewry, told Ynetnews of the initiative, which followed reports that Scotland’s West Dunbartonshire Council was boycotting all Israeli-made products, including books.
“It infuriates me that Israel is set aside from all other nations,” Lawrence said. “I see no reason for this other than anti-Semitism and I am enraged at the ongoing bias against Israel by some UK institutions.”
“There are a large number of Jewish people in the UK with a very strong love of Zionism,” he said. “The community is, at last, starting to recognize Anti-Zionism for what it is. I am proud to be a part of this growing movement.”
Lawrence said he and other Israel fans set up a Facebook Group to boycott all goods and services in West Dunbartonshire in response to the anti-Israel boycott.
“Sadly, no one has found anything made there.”
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