Thursday, November 26, 2009

Top Ten Israeli Products to BUY BUY BUY

The Support Democracy, Buy Israeli list, modified ever so slightly from the BDS folk's list

This brand’s cosmetics are produced using salt, minerals, and mud from the Dead Sea.

2. Delta Galil Industries
Israel’s largest textiles manufacturer provides clothing and underwear for such popular brands as Gap, J-Crew, J.C. Penny, Calvin Klein, Playtex, Victoria’s Secret and many others. Its founder and chairman Dov Lautman is a close associate of former Israeli President Ehud Barak.

3. Motorola
While many of us know this brand for its stylish cellphones, did you know that it also develops and manufactures bomb fuses and missile guidance systems? Motorola components are also used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) and in communications and surveillance systems to keep the citizens of Israel safe.

4. L’Oreal / The Body Shop
This cosmetics and perfume company is known for its investments and manufacturing activities in Israel, including production in Migdal Haemek, the “Silicon Valley” of Israel. In 1998, a representative of L’Oreal was given the Jubilee Award by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for strengthening the Israeli economy.

5. Dorot Garlic and Herbs
These frozen herbs that are sold at Trader Joe’s, and support the beseiged kibbutzim of southern Israel. Trader Joe’s also sells Israeli Cous Cous and Pastures of Eden feta cheese that are made in Israel.

6. Estee Lauder

This company’s chairman Ronald Lauder is also the chairman of the Jewish National Fund.

7. Intel
This technology company that manufactures computer processors and other hardware components employs thousands of Israelis and has exports from Israel totaling over $1 billion per year. They are one of Israel’s oldest foreign supporters, having established their first development center outside of the US in 1974 in Haifa.

8. Sabra
This brand of hummus, baba ghanoush and other foods is co-owned by Israel’s second-largest food company The Strauss Group and Pepsico. Yes, its manufactured in New York, but it sounds vaguely mid-eastern and vaguely Israeli so the BDS folks have targetted it for action. No, I don't get it either, but the lemon hummus is really yummy, so just go for it.

9. Sara Lee
Sara Lee holds a 30% stake in Delta Galil (see #2) and is the world’s largest clothing manufacturer, which owns or is affiliated with such brands as Hanes, Playtex, Champion, Leggs, Sara Lee Bakery, Ball Park hotdogs, Wonderbra, and many others. Similar to L’Oreal (see #4), a representative of Sara Lee received the Jubilee Award from Netanyahu for its commitment to business with Israel. Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.

10. Victoria’s Secret
Most of Victoria’s Secret’s bras are produced by Delta Galil (see #2), and much of the cotton is also grown in Israel.

Continue to support democracy and to support Israel!


Anonymous said...

Yesterday at Uc Berkeley, pro Israel activists set up a table with platters of sabra Hummus (regular and suprememly spicy) and crackers, with a sign that read "More Hummus, Less Hamas".

There was lots of love and positive feedback from the students. Much Hummus was had by all.

Anonymous said...

I love the Sabra supremely spicy hummus. Its particularly nice on a slice of SemiFreddi's Oddessa rye bread, with sliced provolone cheese and alfalfa spouts. Mmmmmm.

The back of the hill said...

Please also purchase Dutch products.

Douwe Egberts - a variety of groceries and brands.
Sarah Lee purchased the company in 1978.

Van Nelle - a variety of groceries and brands.
Sarah Lee purchased the company in 1989.

There are few Dutch coffee, tea, tobacco, chocolate, or general grocery lines which are not involved in Israel.

Pipard said...

thanks for the list as now I know what products to Boycott as Israel is the most disgusting nation on Earth.
Israel is the last Wet Fart of Western Imperialism. Israel is a fake nation of thieves and vampires founded on stolen land (like the United States), with fake names, (Ben Green became Ben Gurion, Goldy Myerson became Golda Meir and thousands of other Jews also changed their names to hide their Europeon roots), fake food (stolen Arab food), and a fake language. (most of Hebrew has been made up in the last 60 years)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt said...

Pipard, your crude and ignorant comment speaks for itself.

But it is refreshing to meet an old-school bigot, as most of the people we meet at demos tend to be politically correct Berkeleyites.

I hope your boycott also extends to medicines - lathough, seeing as you used a computer (Israeli parts and technology) to write your dumb little comment, I rather doubt it. People like you are, always, hypocritical opportunists. Does your family know how odious you really are? Or are you hiding that in the attick room with the Slayer and Heavy metal posters where you STILL live?

Just wondering. Not really curious about you. You are an unimaginative and thoroughly unoriginal clone.

Kind regards, and wishes for a refuah sheleima.