Saturday, February 15, 2014

BDS fail: Code Pink uses Israeli web platform for their new website

Even by Code Pink standards, its a doozy.  (Via CIF Watch, on twitter)

Code Pink's new website, promoting its Woman's delegation to Gaza was created using Wix  Its a great choice with cloud-based web development , easy templates, and no coding required.  It might be the first smart act we've seen from Code Pink in a long time.

They overlooked one crucial thing. Code Pink is one of the leaders of the BDS movement, and Wix is an Israeli company. Ooops. BDS fail

From its Wikipedia entry:

Wix was founded in 2006 by Avishai Abrahami, Nadav Abrahami and Giora Kaplan. The company, headquartered in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dnipropetrovsk, and Vilnius, is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital.

It entered an open beta phase in 2007 using a platform based on Adobe Flash.

By April 2010 Wix had 3.5 million users and raised $10 million in Series C funding provided by Benchmark Capital and existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners.A year later, in March 2011, Wix had 8.5 million users and raised $40 million in Series D funding, bring its total funding to date to $61 million

 If you do anything web-based, Israeli tech is hard to avoidTo avoid being a BDS hypocrite, you're going to need to to live like this guy.   

Good luck with that.


Rebecca said...

I had never seen that Code Pink episode on the Daily Show - priceless! Hilarious!

P.S. - I'm the "Argaman" who noted that the Code Pink website was made using the Wix platform.

Dusty said...

Great catch, Rebecca!