Boycott just around the corner
Ephraim Sneh
Published: 17.07.13, 20:03
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1. First the Euros murdered us--now they boycott us. Progress.
Yaniv ,   Israel   (07.17.13)
2. Another Jewish appeaser who buys
Robert Haymond ,   Teko'a, Israel   (07.17.13)
Pallywood Productions and believes its story and the fantasy which goes with it. But we are used to Ynet publishing such traitorous trash by now.
3. Except that Israel's future lies elsewhere
Vlad   (07.17.13)
As Al from Canada once pointed out here, there are growing middle classes elsewhere in the world that want innovative consumer goods that Israel can develop. China has the most rapidly-growing middle class, and it is growing in both numbers and disposable income. Across East Asia, there is widespread economic growth, in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, and Mongolia. The middle class is going to balloon there too. Then there's Africa, which, despite still having a lot of poverty, is now seeing large-scale economic growth, with six of the world's top ten fastest-growing economies located there, and has a middle class of 300 million out of 1 billion people. We can expect Africa to continue experiencing large-scale growth and development (unfortunately Eritrea and Sudan are not among the growing countries). I agree that serious European sanctions may be only a matter of time. But the Europeans are very slow and reluctant in taking action against Israel, so sanctions are probably at least decade away, which gives plenty of time for more growth and development across East Asia and Africa, and for their markets to further grow for Israel's exports.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (07.17.13)
- Although a Mayority oppinion, is not the same as The Truth !. Israel should learn to live the Truth and by The Truth, because that is Her destiny according to HASHEM. Israel can not be a part of the Tail of the Evil One/The Lie, if She is to be the Head. If Israel is not prepered to pay the price for that, there is no Hope for the World, which will then be given over to the Evil One. Arn.Sweden.
5. Thank you Dr. Sneh. [end]
On the Balcony ,   Akko/NY/Kyiv   (07.17.13)
6. No phones or computers?
Ephraim ,   Jerusalem   (07.17.13)
No problem. Are they going to throw away all their cellphones and computers with Israeli chips inside? Let's also see what happens when one of these loony anti-semites need Israeli medical technology for one of their children. Maybe Hamas can replace all the chips and all the medical technology for them. The funny thing is that Europe will be Muslim soon. Good luck with that.
7. eu is in crisis its economy is going down the toilet
ralph   (07.17.13)
it needs us more than we need it. we must put all our efforts into asia india china. not help eu with their trade. don't listen to these getto jews.
8. Hmmm lets see Europe a continent that has destroyed itself
Al   (07.17.13)
twice over the past 100 years are lecturing Israel and its dumb intelligentsia (Sneh) about whether or not Israel should do this or that. Of course with the Snehs of Israel, the over pompous tuchis lechers who are afraid of their own shadows, the Europissons can always count on their paid 'amen' corner. Well my little kiddies, Europe doesn't amount to a hill of beans. In case you didn't notice, they are bankrupt. The USA is bankrupt. In fact all the so called west is bankrupt, except tiny little Israel. Why? Because Israel is in the forefront of all things technical. The entire world esp china keeps beating a path to Israel for newer and newer technological innovations. That is where the future lies. Don't fret over what the Eurotrash threaten. They are nothing more than vile. The Europeans killed 6 million of us not that long ago. What they feel and what they say doesn't mean jack to us Jews who understand what is going on.
9. Ephraim Sneh was part of Barak's government
Jake   (07.17.13)
during which time there was the largest settlement expansion in Israel's history. During this time, Sneh was also opposed to the withdrawal from South Lebanon. Now, Sneh is attacking the settlements in Judea and Samaria on the grounds that that Europeans consider them contrary to international law. Did he discover a new law that governs the universe that would explain his rather perplexing change of mind? Or does he suffer from that typical disorder of being a fickle-minded and disingenuous politician, for whom the facts suddenly change as soon as one leaves power and heads into the opposition.
10. Irsrael Has Good Moves
A Yid ,   Jersusalem   (07.17.13)
First, Israel can declare that the PA will pay for any boycotts. Israel collects a billion dollars a year in taxes from the PA, which can be used to pay damages due to the EU boycott. The EU operates on the West Bank, and EU states and their nationals can be barred from the West Bank. PA exports can be embargoed. PA travel to the EU can be restricted. Well, you get the idea.
11. EU sanctions
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (07.17.13)
Greatest news in a long time! The EU, however, should go a step further and stop all commerce with ALL of so-called Israel. So should all other legitimate nations of the world. Humanity as a whole will benefit from the ultimate end of Zionism.
FO ,   Belgium   (07.17.13)
About the settlements you wrote: "The international community sees them as an act contradicting international law". And you, Dr. Sneh, as I understand fully agree with it. Now, I challenge you to prove and defend, because you agree with it, THE article, and indeed there is one in International law, that SPECIFICALLY justifies Israel's condemnation. I hope you will have the integrity to give in this column a reply to my request ! I am fair enough to warn you in advance, that said article is a HOAX !
FO ,   Belgium   (07.17.13)
About the settlements you wrote: "The international community sees them as an act contradicting international law". And you, Dr. Sneh, as I understand fully agree with it. Now, I challenge you to prove and defend, because you agree with it, THE article, and indeed there is one in International law that SPECIFICALLY justifies Israel's condemnation. I hope you will have the integrity to give in this column a reply to my request ! I am fair enough to warn you in advance, that said article is a HOAX !
14. Active treason by this buffoon, period.
European Union!   (07.17.13)
15. I remind you
Ivor Evenbiggergun   (07.17.13)
The European Union are not boycotting Israel
16. Its losers like Sneh who know nothing and are on
Al   (07.17.13)
the take 24/7 that have over the past 20 years led Israel to the present sorry state of affaires. Mr Sneh leave Israel to those who love it and please get lost while your at it. Will ya?
17. BDS & complete isolation. No recognization
American Vet   (07.17.13)
18. feh!
tom ,   toronto, canada   (07.17.13)
mr sneh tap-dances around the fact that rabin and peres started the business of buidling settlements. and he disingenuously alludes to giving up "some" of them - rubbish! the falestinian anarchy insists that NO jews will be allowed to live on "their" land (sic). why doesn't mr sneh believe them? and lastly, this "boycott" is neither the first anti-israel boycott, nor the first manifestation of eurabian anti-semitism. why should appeasement make them go away, rather than just demanding the next logical step in their plan, surrender of all of israel? after all, the withdrawal from gaza and removal of the settlements hasn't exactly produced peace with gaza, has it? "an appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile, hoping to be eaten last."
19. Every week it's a different anti-Israel scam
BH ,   Iowa   (07.17.13)
With every one the leftists admit defeat.
20. This guy is an Oslo apologist
Rachel ,   US   (07.17.13)
21. Dr. Sneh's God
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (07.17.13)
For sure Dr. Sneh is not a religious Jew! May it be clear, his God is $$$$$. Sad, very sad how cheap people are!!!
22. The end of the world is not nigh, Mr. Sneh
Beauchard   (07.17.13)
The EU member states do not recognize the legitimacy of the settlements. That is old news. EU civil servants use the context of political decisions to formulate practical directives. This directive applies to grants, prizes and financial instruments. It was not even discussed at ministerial level. European newspapers only reacted to the Israeli reaction. It is a one-off directive not the throwing down of a gauntlet. It could also be changed. All member states signed on to no funding of the west bank. They did not sign on to no funding of any Israeli institution with any connection to the west bank.
23. Israel MUST keep ALL of it's land !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (07.17.13)
The EU is garbage and has NOTHING to dictate to the Jews !
24. & to "prevent a" pal state, remember to have as many Jewish
Moshe ,   Usa   (07.17.13)
children as you can so that there is more safety in Jewish numbers.
25. World opinion vs security & pride
Robyn ,   Canada   (07.17.13)
IDF to protect "settlements" concidered "occupation". With statements like that coming out of Israel, no wonder the world has lost respect (they have never and will never like ) us. Would it take less IDF to protect Israel if the "settlements" were not there, or more?? Do you want to negotiate with the PA from a position of strength or weakness? Has Oslo & Gaza taught you nothing. There will be no peace for a long time. In the meantime Israel has to show strenght,pride and its rightful ownership to the land.
26. To Alll Commentators
Harold ,   USA   (07.17.13)
Sarah B is the right person to negotiate with the EU and change their decision about bigotting the Ilegal settlements built on occupied Palestinian lands. Go Sarah Go
27. #6, tired hasbara
elke ,   usa   (07.18.13)
The cell phone is an American invention. The Intel chip is an American invention. America holds the patents. Israel manufactures components under those patent licenses. The world can do quite well without Israeli electronics -- there's Korea, Japan and China....for instance.
28. The truth
Madeleine ,   Israel   (07.18.13)
http://melaniephillips.com/the-baseless-hatred-of-the-eu-towards-israel - excellent article by Britain's Melanie Phillips, who continually tells it 'as it is': the truth about Israel's rights to Judea and Samaria and why yishuvim in those areas are perfectly legal. And can we please stop calling them 'settler's; they are fully-fledged Israeli citizens. i cannot understand why we are not continually explaining this to the rest of the world. Oh, of course, the rest of the world isn't interested; they've bought the Palestinians' lies and revision of history.
30. Its all in the details
solomon ,   bklyn   (07.18.13)
Israel controls the West Bank in order to protect Israel from annihilation; in order to have defensible borders, not borders based on the 1948 armistice lines that the arabs insisted had no political relevance. "You can't go back again.
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