"First the Palestinians hijacked airplanes. Now they hijack agendas"
Anonymous comment on a blog
The anti-Israel forces have taken the web war to the world's largest online realtor. Following the lead of Code Pink, the US Campaign to end the Occupation has sent out a mass email urging their supporters to hijack the "Readers Comments" section of Amazon. Their email follows:
"This holiday season, join us to "save (the) amazon." Help us tell occupation-supporting companies exactly what we think of their products. By simply submitting an Amazon product review, you can let shoppers know that supporting companies who benefit from the occupation is wrong. Would you buy products tested on animals, or that you know to be environmentally destructive, or exploit child labor? If you know that a product harms others or violates international law, shouldn't you boycott it?Let Amazon.com shoppers know that Ahava products are "Stolen Beauty," that wearing CAT clothing is not cool, and to "hang up on Motorola!" We'll share the best reviews you write – or record on video – and bring media attention to the boycott movement.
Amazon, the largest online retailer, is home to virtually all consumer products, including Motorola gadgets, Ahava skin creams, and many other boycott-able goods that generate profit from the Israeli occupation.
To join "save (the) amazon," simply commit to writing a customer review on Amazon.com, telling shoppers it's wrong to buy products that generate profit from stolen resources. Amazon invites its shoppers to do just that. Here's the first line of their General Review Creation Guidelines:
Amazon wants your opinions to be heard
We want customers to get the information they need to make smart buying choices, and we'd love to have your help doing that. As an Amazon customer, you can submit written or video reviews for items listed on Amazon.com. We encourage you to share your opinions, both favorable and unfavorable."
Some companies and products that directly benefit from the occupation are: Caterpillar, Motorola, Ahava, Sabra and Osem. Do an Amazon search and comment on a product of your choice. There are thousands to choose from.
Comment with the fewest stars and most critical wording to draw attention to the inhumanity of stealing Palestinian resources and imposing apartheid."
Whats an Israel Supporter to do? Send Amazon Customer Service an email, requesting that they put a stop to the practice of hijacking the readers comments section to promote a hateful and one-sided agenda. Feel free to cut and paste the email from the US campaign. And rate down, down, down, the anti-Israel comments.