Why Boycott Israeli Product?

This is my social obligation, to torch gray matters.

I’m sure you’re dead bored, hearing this topic looming on every single tube out there, I know I am. Life4Hire, Khai, MenJ, Kavilan and many more from Negaraku. But I’m not so shallow to just boycott without probe.

Many are pulling out Quranic verse, stench of racism towards Jews, lauding Islamic unity or turning this into a religion thing. But I’m going to step back and allow you to think without prejudice.

So this is my take.

Quick Fact: US aid to Israel, $3 Billion per year, $1.2 Billion for economic growth and $1.8 Billion for military aid 😯

Why boycott Israel?
Easy, to end oppression and occupancy in Palestine. Boycott is nothing new, it ended Apartheid in South Africa. International pressure should have a direct impact on them.

What’s the point of boycotting, if US and German are aiding them?
We can’t do anything about the aid but we can reduce company’s profit. These companies will soon learn that they need forfeit their investment, else losing the entire International market. Investments cultivates Israel’s economic growth. Like any other country, military is the biggest allocated fund.

So, lesser profit = no investment = lower funds for military = No Oppression!

Why do these company bank their money on Israel?
Instant profit. Per capita Israeli roughly equates to $20k, $14k from US and $6k from Germans. That’s about RM70k per year, RM5.8k per month, per person. And that does not include their own income.

Do you earn RM6k per month without doing anything? Neither do I.

Why Germany aid Israel?
According to Luxembourg Agreement, 1952. 3 Main reasons.

  • Restitution to Nazi victims
  • Restitution for property confiscated by the Nazis that cannot be restored or returned
  • Other categories outside the field of Holocaust restitution.

Now you know why Germans despise Hitler, he didn’t wipe out every Jew 😈

Wouldn’t boycotting hurt local business and household income?
The cute cashier at McD Setiawangsa is on the payroll, if they can’t break even, they’ll roll up and she’ll lose her job, so as the entire staff. Poor cutey.

The bigger picture, there’ll be demand for fast food and this is the best chance for local businesses and entrepreneurs to penetrate the market. These revenue streams will be channeled back to our nation. Now, isn’t that patriotic?

*This does not govern fast food only but to everything else.

Quick Fact: No Coke in Arab, instead Zamzam cola and they’re successful. And you thought it’s a cheap imitation of Coke. Lame 😐

Why don’t we just boycott Jews?
That would be a racist. Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew. Google, Sergey Brin is a Jew. Apple, Steve Job is half Jew.

The point of boycotting is TO STOP buying from companies that openly support Israel. Don’t be a thick head and blame every Jew out there. They too, hate inhumane acts.

How do I know what to boycott?
Go to Inminds.co.uk. You can click the logo and learn more about them. By far the most accurate listing. Forget about forwarded email. I even saw them include PLUS, yeah the toll concessionaire. What the heck?

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In all honesty, I deeply and sincerely hope you boycott, even if it means drooling over Prosperity burger, Chicken McNugget and curly fries.

ps: There goes my dream of owning Nokia 5800.

98 Comments on “Why Boycott Israeli Product?

  1. Ed, I support you. I haven’t been to KFC/McD in a long time. High time to cut some fat pun.

    I think anti Israel is a worldwide thing, not just islamic ke ape. Yet, Obama seems to be supporting Israel.

    I dont blame the Americans for not taking a clear stand. Their economy in Las Vegas depend on MGM which is owned by Jews. So, they have a gun in their head. With economic downturn in their backyard, the last thing they’d do is going against the Jews.

    The Americans are just plain stuck. Padan mukalah. If they don’t help the Jews, they get stuck

    Again, in the latest UN proposal, the Americans took a non-voting stand.

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  2. Ngehehe. I just bought Russo. A mix blended coffee made in Russia 😎 If I were in Malaysia, I would have bought Kopi Pasar Malam kot. The darker, the better it tastes. 😀

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    NoktahHitam replied #1

    Kopi Cap Hang Tuah. It’s ‘kopi’ not coffee 😀

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    Zaza replied #1

    From boycotting Israeli products to promoting kopi brands…wonders never cease in this blog :up:

    Oh Kopi Cap Televisyen is superb too. Its the kopi used in the famous Kluang Station. Hehe, nak jugak promote.

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  3. I find it a bit sad then when it comes to “sensitive issues”, Malaysians tend to overreact without cause. Like you mentioned a few times in your replies to some commenters – Israel and Jews are two different things. Plus the amount of forwarded sms/im/emails about boycotting every company from A-Z without further research or proper justification is just stupid imho.

    It is utterly refreshing to read a blog about this issue that is non-religious and not filled with curse words. Hopefully that with boycotting the (correct) companies, we may make some difference in the lives of the victims.

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    IcedNyior replied #1

    laaa..reply kat comment salah plak. I wanted to write a new comment.

    Blur di waktu pagi. zzz

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  4. Read this. It’s not really shocking (to me) but all the same, MORE reason to boycott.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/13/africa/13israel.php

    An excerpt,

    “This is a just war and we don’t feel guilty when civilians we don’t intend to hurt get hurt, because we feel Hamas uses these civilians as human shields,” said Elliot Jager, editorial page editor of The Jerusalem Post.

    “We do feel bad about it, but we don’t feel guilty,” Jager added. “The most ethical moral imperative is for Israel to prevail in this conflict over an immoral Islamist philosophy. It is a zero sum conflict. That is what is not understood outside this country.”

    Don’t fell guilty? Masya Allah.

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    Zaza replied #1

    *feel guilty, sorry.

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  5. To some who want to boycott Jews.. get your facts right. Nabi Musa is Jews. Nabi Isa is Jews. Nabi Muhammad is perhap 1/4 Jews. So, get it right about hating Jews. And, quoting holy book about hating other races, that tops it all, it reflects on yourself what a good Muslim you are. I’ll leave it at that.

    Anything we choose to do, let’s look at it this way. What do we set to achieve. Who gains the most, and who we hurt most in the process. That’s important.

    So, instead of boycotting these companies that most of them has little to do with ACTUAL FUNDING to Israel when they are KFC MALAYSIA, Nestle MALAYSIA, Mc Donald MALAYSIA, Nokia MALAYSIA.. providing jobs and opportunities to Malaysians, people should think of other ideas.

    1) Get Muslim countries to quit UN. Because UN is useless and pawn of US, the biggest ally of Israel.

    2) Muslim countries as a whole, boycott trading DIRECTLY with Israel and her allies. Oil, commodities etc.

    In the shortest time possible, I bet it will

    1) put enough pressure to US and other allies of Israel to act ‘accordingly.

    2) set off the 3rd world war. :)

    How nice? It’s a self fulfilling prophecy, no? End of the world, and the end up stupidity. Great!

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    arnina replied #1

    bonkerz. salute 😉

    Should add another one:

    restore the Caliphate (Khalifah) ^__^

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  6. To start understand the Palestine-Israel issue.. I suggest most of you here.. READ more.

    BOTH sides ARE at faults. Hamas is no angel. Likud party is same. This is more POLITICAL than religion.

    The war has been going on for so long. What are the Arab nations, neighbouring countries of Palestine doing? Watching? Saudi Arabia, what is she doing?

    I couldn’t help but, these countries – Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia are using Palestine as a pawn to finish of Israel. Let Palestine fights for them. Poor Palestians, stuck in the middle of greedy opportunists, war in the name of the holy land, religion and power. (I am not referring only to Islam in that matter).

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  8. Wake up Sood, we can’t boycott Intel. haha 😥

    If the muslims do produce the best microchip as Intel does, I’m not hesitated to order a new chipset for my pc, laptop.

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    sootspirit replied #1

    kenapa plak i kena wake up?
    i was being sarcastic jek
    tp org yg tak faham

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    NoktahHitam replied #1

    because its a serious discussion

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    NoktahHitam replied #1

    kenapa plak i kena wake up? << sbb you tido 😮

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  10. Nak boikot tu biarlah target yg betul. Jgn pakai tangkap muat je.

    Contoh: Nestle.
    Kalau ikut maklumat inminds.co.uk Nestle pegang 50% share Osem (sykt makanan Israel) dan invest dlm R&D centre di Israel.

    Ini memang cara MNC operate. Di Malaysia, Nestle labur beratus juta di kilang-kilang di sini, dan majoriti output untuk pasaran tempatan atau regional. Kalau kita boikot barangan Nestle di Malaysia bermakna kita boikot hasil keluaran 100% tempatan. Contohnya Milo. Milo adalah hasil R&D Nestle Malaysia dan brand yg sinonim dgn Malaysia. Nak cari Milo di USA pun tak jumpa. Tak tau samada boleh dapat Milo kat UK, atau di Israel.

    MNC macam Nestle ni operate secara localised/regional. Diorang buka kilang di satu-satu negara khusus untuk negara atau region di situ.

    Saya tak setuju kalau nak boikot Nestle atau mana-mana syarikat seperti Nestle ni.

    Lain lah kalau Nestle menyumbang dari keuntungan korporat dia kepada kepentingan nasional Israel seperti kepada budget ketenteraan diorang. Atau untuk membina penempatan-penempatan baru di tanah rampasan Arab.

    Starbucks tu memang sepatutnya di boikot. Malah patut di bom rumah tokeh dia si Shultz tu. Dia tu dengan bangganya bagitau dia sokong Israel dan siap buat fund raisers di USA untuk dapatkan dana untuk Israel.

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  11. 😕 How do we know that the products belongs to israel? Besides, ade banyak product yang didn’t have manufacture in israel. Tapi still israel punya product. How come we want to boycott all this things?
    Then just imagine kalau we all boycott or what ever, ekonomi akan jatuh dengan mendadak. The result will affect all the world. Because all of us were connected to each other!!

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  13. Nak boikot produk Israel ada caranya, konsepnya adalah mengikut kemampuan kita kerana ada beberapa perkara kita tidak dapat mengelak daripada menggunakannya. Allah itu maha pemurah. Tak perlu sampai ke tahap berbogel atau menggadai maruah kalau nak boikot produk Israel atau boleh menyebabkan kita semua mundur sangat.

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  14. And ur pc you are using now..with microsoft is one of their product..symbian on ur mobile phone…money in their banking system…accounting system..+ bla..bla…

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  16. marilah kta boikot barang israel..kpada semua umat islam sayangilah saudara2 kita y berada d sana y di tindas sekejam-kejamnya oleh tentrra y Ter laknat itu..HIDUP PALESTINE!!! FREESOM 4 PALESTINE..JIHAD & SYAHID

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  17. lor korang…

    cam nie… kita nie manusia biasa. so buat lar yang biasa-biasa. tak ada lar sampai buang nokia n95 atau tak guna lansung brand microsoft tue. kalau kita tak ada alternatif lain selain dari yang kita guna sekarang, benda tue hukumnya “harus” sebab kalau tak guna dah jadik satu kemudaratan. sama cam hukum memakan daging babikkk…

    kita manusia biasa… kalau luar biasa, pasti kita dah tutup semua company “Israel” & seangkatan dengannya tue. tapi sebagai yang biasa-biasa, kita cuma boleh boikot… seperti yg tertulis di atas;

    lesser profit = no investment = lower funds for military = No Oppression!… gituuuu

    buat benda kecik dulu sebab kita hambaNya yang kecik. toksah pikir lar pasal cip-cip bank ke hape ke… nilai kemampuan diri sendiri. kalau rasa hanya mampu banned mcd, ban ler. kalau rasa sengal badan & tergeliat urat kalau tak makan burger mcd, pi ler makan sebab dah dikira memudaratkan diri so dibolehkan memakannya…

    selagi ada alternatif lain, guna lar alternatif tue. kalau takder, buat ler takat yang mampu.

    ingat… kita insan hina, manusia biasa & hambaNya yang kerdil….

    *setuju pasal boikot nie sepatutnya dilakukan oleh semua kaum & bangsa atas dasar humanity…

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  18. hmmm, boikot….tp smpai bila agaknya nk mmboikot ni??? larat ka kita boikot utk selama2nya, bknkah lbh baik kita smua (umat islam trutamanya) fikirkn cara utk mnguasai ekonomi dunia n cuba memecah monopoli sykt2 yg mnyokong israel ni dgn mnguasai sykt2 yg dikuasai mrk yg kbnykn sykt2 ni ada yg diasaskn oleh bkn yahudi wpon pngasasnya tu pon x bragama islam n kita sbg org islam cuba utk mngislamkn sykt itu, Apb brjaya, maka x timbul lg isu boikot ni krn org islam yg mnguasai ekonomi dunia…insyaallah, tiada yg mustahil selagi kita berusaha n bertawakal kpd-NYA.

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  19. I think you guys should distinguish the jews and the zionist and not the jews and israel.

    Jew – claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

    Israel – an occupied land inside Palestine.

    zionism – the movement in the formation of Israel

    zionist – a jewish supporter of zionism

    Before Israel was there, the muslims, the nasrah(christians) and the jews were living side by side peacefully.

    The state of Israel is not a threat exclusively to the muslim world, but the world itself. Even the christians were oppressed there. Its not just our problem , like it or not , everyone is involved in this.

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  20. Dear Zaza ,

    I urge you to do some research on CIA’s operative in the middle east code name “Tim Osman” and also if you have time, you could also extend your research on “Operation False Flag”

    Ps: Ignorance is not the enemy of man, The false knowledge is.

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  21. Genesis 12:3 “And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed.” Point: God has promised to bless the man or nation that blesses the Chosen People (Jews). History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have experienced the curse of God.

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  22. Through Israel all nations have been blessed indeed. It’s just a small nation and yet others feel threaten by it. Why do I support Israel: because God is with them.. Amen

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  23. The technological marvels of Israeli industry, the military prowess, the bounty of Israeli agriculture, the fruits and flowers and abundance of the land are a testimony to God’s watchful care over this new nation and the genius of this people.

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  24. Further promises of God to Israel:

    “For I will take you out of the nation; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back to your own land… I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you… to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people and I will be your God. I will save you from all your uncleanness.

    “I will call for the grain and make it plentiful… I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine…

    “This is what the Sovereign Jehovah (God) says, ‘On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.’

    “Then the nations around you that remain will know that I, Jehovah, have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I, Jehovah, have spoken, and I will do it.” (Ezekiel 36:24 ff).

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  25. We support Israel because we believe that the words of Moses and the ancient prophets of Israel were inspired by God. We believe that the emergence of a Jewish state in the land promised by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ordained by God.

    We believe that God has a plan for this nation which He intends to be a blessing to all the nations of the earth.

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  26. hanya nak berkongsi artikel . harap takde yg kondem2 sy la ye..

    A short time ago, Arabian speeches at the U.N. urged the Arab World to boycott everything that originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offers to assist them in their boycott as follows:

    “Any Arab who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discover y of a Jew. If an Arab suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.

    An Arab who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Cocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil. If an Arab has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If an Arab has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege. Arabs with convulsions must put up wit h them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate. Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Should an Arab chilld get Diptheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.

    Arabs should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram. They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.

    Arabs must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease. Arab doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by
    dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.

    In short, good and loyal Arabs properly and fittingly remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mential Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.”

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  27. Nokia Ventures Organization which had so heavily invested in Israel is no longer part of Nokia and is now called BlueRun Ventures and has many investors now. Note that Nokia is still one of its investors, but its stake in Israel is now no more prominent than countless other technology companies who are not on the boycott list, so Nokia has also been removed from the list.

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    Li replied #1

    Dah boleh beli nokia phone kot…

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