Knesset braces for 'Boycott bill' vote
Moran Azulay
Published: 10.07.11, 10:16
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1. Israeli trade protectionism
grr   (07.10.11)
does this mean outside countries will be able to sue Israel for damages and loss of income caused by Israel's protectionist trade barriers? If so this could be good for everybody including Israeli consumers.
2. Good and just law!
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (07.10.11)
Every country has the right to defend itself from it's enemies, be them from outside or from within. In war lines are different that in peace, or you are with Israel or you are against Israel!
3. I wish
paul ,   jerusalem, Israel   (07.10.11)
that the Leftists will stop using Democracy to justify their obsession with weakening the Jewish state and for supporting Israel's enemies. Don't be fooled by the arsenal of carefully coded terminology devised, and strategically used by the Leftists to deceive and destroy decency.
4. "Israeli" Autumn follows Arab spring
Salma ,   Palestine   (07.10.11)
Mabrook : )
5. How would this have affected the cottage cheese boycott?
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (07.10.11)
This bill is written too broadly, and would have the leaders of the cottage cheese boycott fined for damages over their protest of high prices. There seems to be a disconnect on reality here. There needs to be a limitation on this so it is only based on politically oriented boycotts not financial or quality based ones.
6. What a horrible Knesset!
Dovid ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (07.10.11)
This country deserves all the ostracism, criticism, boycotting, and sanctions it receives with a Knesset like this. May Hashem save our country from its own lawmakers.
7. Cottage cheese boycott
Philos ,   Herzel-lia   (07.10.11)
This law would make the cottage cheese boycott illegal. So if it does pass I hope all the supporters see the price of their food go up and realize that they can't do anything about it because even organizing a boycott through Facebook will be illegal. Also don't tell anyone you're a vegetarian not eating meat on moral grounds because then Burger Ranch can sue you. Maybe Tiv Tam can sue all the kosher observant for boycotting its supermarket chain? Where is the border in this law? Madness, sheer madness. We are governed by ostriches wearing blinkers.
8. Boycott bill
jeremy ,   hula valley kibbutz   (07.10.11)
Boycotts and the campain for them can be a good thing at times, however, here in iIsrael these boycotts that the bill is trying to address is a good thing. The left expects to use boycotts to change the country to their political views while still expecting the govt to support them financually. It's time to stop the support of countries enemies. Left or Right, it's time to work together for change
9. to Zehava Galon:
international ,   Attorney   (07.10.11)
Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria were conquered from Jordan. They were taken from her after that Syria, Egypt and Jordan declared war on Israel in 1967. you alwAYS forget to note that trying to destroy a country is also illegal ... Jordan in the first place was not the rightful owner of the area - there were no owners at the end of the British Mandate. So if there's no owner than How there is an occupier??? Legal definition of such cases are not "occupation" but "disputed territory".
10. Stand up for your nation
Rachel ,   US   (07.10.11)
If you don't, no one else will.
11. #4, Nour, Don't you worry, you will have your share of lefti
Genuine Moshe   (07.10.11)
You will have your share of handful of leftists waiving their empty Champagne glasses in Kikar Rabin on TV. FYI, the Israel summer has started, haven't you seen the Israeli people taking the Internet to boycott Cottage Cheese? Or people taking the street to protest the arrest of three respectable Rabbis? Expect more of that
12. Selective Freedom Of Speech
Mitchell Cohen ,   Gush Etzion, Israel   (07.12.11)
I wonder how many of those protesting too much about this bill were bothered by teenage girls being held in prison for protesting against the "disengagement" from Gaza? How many of the same were respected soldiers rights to peacefully refuse to participate in kicking Jews out of their homes (in Gaza)? How many are disturbed by the undemocratic acts of arresting Rabbis for their views? Let me take a guess: NIL or close to it. That being said, I am not sure I am in favor of this bill. I would be in favor of a limited version of it: any individual or organization that is publicly funded by Israeli money should be forbidden from calling for boycotts against Israel. However, a private citizen should be allowed to say what they want (calling for boycotts against Israel) even if it makes me vomit. Freedom of speech applies all around.
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