Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So, Hows' that Boycott Going? The epic fail of BDS

Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to an annualized 4.7% in the second quarter of 2010, growing at its fastest pace in over than two years. The Israeli economy's rebound from the global financial crisis has been powered by exports, with sales abroad (excluding ships, aircraft and polished diamonds) increasing in July to $3.8 billion.

“This is really an economy running on all pistons,” said Jonathan Katz, a Jerusalem-based economist for HSBC Holdings Plc

How are the BDS'ers reacting? I imagine them sitting in a dark room, with their hands over their ears chanting "La. La. La. I can't hear you". A recent email sent by local Al Awda extremist Dr. Jess Ghannam showed the myopia of the BDS movement. Jess is a regular on the local anti-Israeli front, recognizable by his signature accessory , a jaunty black "Che beret." Yeah, he's like that. Jess touted some of the key successes the BDS movement has achieved, but seems to have missed what many of us have noticed- the tremendous failures and the lying, in an effort to achieve that longed for "momentum". Jess and his cohorts have always displayed wholesale disregard for standard economic indicators.

In Jess's world, JVP attempt to pressure retirement fund Tiaa Cref to divest from Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was a success. Yet Tiaa Cref. said "No". And also in Jess-land, BDS hoaxes Hampshire college, Blackrock , even Costco no longer selling Holiday gift packs after the holiday season ended- well, to Jess, these are victories.

Dr. Ghannam, as a psychologist, what does it means when someone is so self deluded? How would you diagnose someone so far removed from reality? We want to help, Dr. Ghannam, really we do. We're Zionists and we care.


Anonymous said...

Latest reports show investments in Israeli start-ups totaled $206 million in the second quarter of 2010, up 21% from the preceding quarter, and up 27% from the corresponding quarter of 2009.
Total investments in Israeli start-ups in the first half of 2010 amounted to $376 million, a slight rise over the $356 million invested start-ups in the first half of 2009.

The upward trend was led by the medical devices and biotech sectors, while investments in Internet start-ups bounced back to the levels of recent years after low levels of investment in the first quarter of 2010.

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Anonymous said...

Even on Jess Ghannam's home planet, the San Francisco Bay area, BDS has been a huge failure.

Can anyone name any real sucess they've had, even in this local hotbed of anti-semitism and anti-israel sentiment?

BDS: Failed at Trader Joes, failed at the Berkeley Bowl. Failed at UC Berkeley. Failed at Stanford. Resolutions condemning israel failed at how many municipalties?

Even with organizations such as the Arab resource Organizing center devoling countless staff hours to promoting BDS locally, does anyone know of a single real success story?