Israellycool » boycott http://www.israellycool.com Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:47:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Why Matisyahu Put The Nail In The Coffin Of BDS http://www.israellycool.com/2015/08/29/why-matisyahu-put-the-nail-in-the-coffin-of-bds/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/08/29/why-matisyahu-put-the-nail-in-the-coffin-of-bds/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:26:01 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=79435 1024px-Summerjam_20130705_Matisyahu_DSC_0014_by_EmhaThe entire point of BDS is to alienate, marginalize and silence Jews. BDS winning doesn’t require people actually boycotting Israel; it only requires them to marginalize Jews.

When Jews take the attitude “It’s not worth it so I’m not gonna bother,” BDS wins. Every single time a Jew decides not to attend an event because they may or may not encounter asshattery, BDS wins. When Jews decide to keep their Jewishness on the downlow to avoid problems, BDS wins.

So when does BDS lose? When Jews are visible, and unapologetic, when Israel supporters are loud and unabashed. That’s when BDS loses because it has no way to counter those things without revealing itself to be what it is – a movement calculated to attack Jews and isolate them.

Matisyahu just showed the pro-Israel world the blueprint on how to beat these people, and it didn’t involve the classic “not rocking the boat” as some mainstream Jewish organizations would have us believe. I couldn’t believe that I saw people advocating for Matisyahu to stay home, to collect the money for being cancelled but to not perform. In truth, nothing would have been worse; if he stayed away, it would have been a victory for those who want to silence any Jewish voice that doesn’t parrot their anti Israel garbage. By staying unseen, he would have given them what they wanted.

By going and by performing the songs he performed, Matisyahu not only showed that BDS failed but that it failed in an abject manner; that he was unafraid, not intimidated and unbowed. It was actually a heroic thing to do and he should be applauded.

Matisyahu may be an American Jew, but in that single moment I believe he was Israeli, Jewish, proud and unconcerned with the haters. The history of the Jewish people in Israel in a nutshell – maligned, marginalized and attacked, but standing strong and unbroken. The lesson here is obvious. If you want to defeat the haters you don’t defeat them by being more hateful, you defeat them with love, love for your people, love for your history, and love for your culture, because as much as our enemies would have us believe otherwise, love trumps hate every single time

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BDSHoles Abuse Holocaust Survivor And Call Him “Nazi” http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/23/bdsholes-abuse-holocaust-survivor-and-call-him-nazi/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/23/bdsholes-abuse-holocaust-survivor-and-call-him-nazi/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:01:05 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=78538 The face of BDS and the anti-Israel crowd.

bournemouth action for israelHenry Schachter set up the Bournemouth Action for Israel stand at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset to provide an alternative view to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s stall which regularly appears at the event.

But the 76-year-old said he and his colleagues were forced to retreat amid “intimidating and virulent” abuse by Left-wing Palestine supporters who were all white English people.

Mr Schachter, whose Jewish parents were killed by the Nazis, said his group was compared to the BNP during last week’s incident in which a “flashmob” threw pamphlets to the ground and tried to deface the stand.

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Mr Schachter said: “As a survivor of the Holocaust it makes me feel disgusted and sad to be called things like a Nazi. The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is exactly the place for people from different organisations to exercise freedom of speech.

“But it was anything but free speech. It was intimidating and virulent abuse by a flashmob of far-Left bullies.”

It is quite amazing how these so called “leftists” advocate free speech and non-violence.

Except when you support Israel. Then they are all about censorship and support of terrorism.

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Mariah Carey To Perform Here; Reportedly “Fell In Love” With Israel http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/23/mariah-carey-to-perform-here-reportedly-fell-in-love-with-israel/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/23/mariah-carey-to-perform-here-reportedly-fell-in-love-with-israel/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:44:15 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=78534 It’s official: weeks after visiting Israel, it has been confirmed Mariah Carey will be performing on August 18th.

No doubt, the BDSholes are going to be getting their panties in a twist over this. But according to TMZ, they might as well save their energy.

Mariah made her first trip to the Holy Land back in June with billionaire beau James Packer, a friend of the Israeli prime minister, and we’re told she fell in love with the place.

Which would also explain why even almost 2 weeks after leaving Israel, she was still posting photos from her trip.

#FBF Roc and Roe’s magical adventure in the Holy Land. #travel #israel #camel #adventure #mariahcarey

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

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‘Freaks Of BDS’ Trading Card Of The Day http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/14/freaks-of-bds-trading-card-of-the-day-2/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/14/freaks-of-bds-trading-card-of-the-day-2/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:13:36 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=78315 Time to dust off the cobwebs of this former Israellycool series.

trading card

As seen here.

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MUST READ: Wall Up Against Waters’ Stance On Israel http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/06/must-read-wall-up-against-waters-stance-on-israel/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/07/06/must-read-wall-up-against-waters-stance-on-israel/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:43:05 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=78052 Columnist Rowan Dean takes aim at Roger Waters and BDS.

Excerpt:

I’VE decided to boycott Pink Floyd.

I will sanction The Dark Side of the Moon and divest myself of The Wall . It’s all part of my Boycott Divest and Sanction (BDS) Roger Waters campaign.

Which is heartbreaking, because I love Pink Floyd.

And I’ll really miss them.

But all my Floyd CDs have to go.

My campaign is in protest against the fact that Waters is chief spokesman of the hideously anti-Semitic Boycott Divest and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

This is the same sinister campaign beloved of the Greens who make it their business to intimidate Jewish businesses (such as Max Brenner chocolate shops) and even a Jewish theatre, on the pretence of supporting the Palestinian “struggle”.

The same mob who savaged Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson for doing ads for SodaStream, an Israeli company which used to have a factory in the West Bank but was forced to close it, at the cost of thousands of Palestinian jobs.

Waters was the John Lennon of Pink Floyd; an aggressive, irascible hard-left political agitator who split the group up and now carries on like a pork chop fancying himself as some kind of modern-day rock revolutionary. But where Lennon believed in peace and love, Waters preaches bile and hatred.

All of it aimed at Israel.

Waters – who, let’s face it, has not written a decent tune in decades – has a newfound audience and newfound “relevance” thanks to his passionate support for BDS.

He bullies fellow artists to boycott performing in Israel, and rails against the “conspiracy” of Jews in Hollywood. Waters claims his concern is for the “Palestinian children”, yet I’ve yet to hear a peep out of him about those Palestinian (and other Arab) children being massacred by the truckload all around the Middle East and Africa by Islamists.

His only concern is when it happens to include his pet villains, the Israelis.

Read the entire thing.

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Ziggy Marley Notices The Apartheid In Israel http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/28/ziggy-marley-notices-the-apartheid-in-israel/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/28/ziggy-marley-notices-the-apartheid-in-israel/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:16:20 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=77734

Ziggy is also on record as opposing BDS:

“People say, don’t disgrace your father’s name by going to Israel and all these type of things. What I tell them is that, listen, I follow nature, I follow the universe, I follow God. I’m not a part of the segregation that people put on each other … I’m a part of nature and God, and God made the sun shine for everybody.”

Update: Brother Damien just performed here.

“Shalom!” he shouted, immediately launching into “Confrontation,” an excellent Bob Marley & The Wailers cover.

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“Israel is the promised land!” he called out to the already chanting crowd. The closing number, “Get Up Stand Up,” transformed the space and brought people together in ways that no artist other than a Marley could achieve.

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BDSHoles Encourage People To Vandalize Products In Stores http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/18/bdsholes-encourage-people-to-vandalize-products-in-stores/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/18/bdsholes-encourage-people-to-vandalize-products-in-stores/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:58:12 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=77495 Some BDSholes have launched a “sticker protest,” instructing supporters as follows:

1. Download the Sticker pdf
2. Order the sticker to be printed for you
3. Start sticking the sticker onto products to boycott.*

This is what the sticker looks like:

occupation facts sticker

Now leaving aside the outright lies on the sticker, and the fact the brands to boycott page is empty (!),  the people behind the site are encouraging vandalism, plain and simple.

And it has already worked.

vandalismA Miami supermarket chain said it was investigating reports that Israeli products at a Miami store were vandalized on its shelves.

“Please note that our store manager has been notified [of the damaged products] and they are investigating into this situation,” the Publix supermarket chain tweeted on Tuesday.

The supermarket’s announcement came after a photo of a Kedem product apparently from a North Miami Beach store was posted to Twitter, with a mock-up “Occupation Facts” sticker pasted on the front.

The site includes this disclaimer.

The information on this site is for entertainment purposes only. By utilizing and accessing stickerprotest.org and / or by requesting advice either through the site or any of the guests or affiliates of the company, you agree to release stickerprotest.org from any and all liability with regard to the contents of the site and/or advice received.

By requesting/downloading products, advice or any information from stickerprotest.org, you agree that stickerprotest.org is to be considered a curio and entertainment on your behalf. Advice or content may or may not influence your decisions and/or behavior. You agree that by accessing stickerprotest.org you take full responsibility for any and all consequences acted upon in utilizing the information provided within our site.

Yeah right.

It is pretty clear they have set up the site so Israel haters will do as instructed. The disclaimer has been put there so those behind the site can avoid any legal action stemming from the inevitable vandalism perpetrated by their fellow BDSHoles stupid enough to follow the instructions.

The site owners have also covered their tracks, using this service to mask their identities.

Domain Name:STICKERPROTEST.ORG
Domain ID: D173710938-LROR
Creation Date: 2014-08-25T20:23:44Z
Updated Date: 2014-11-27T04:08:44Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2015-08-25T20:23:44Z
Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 48
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited — http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID:0d0934751e07c2a3
Registrant Name:WhoisGuard Protected
Registrant Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Registrant City:Panama
Registrant State/Province:Panama
Registrant Postal Code:00000
Registrant Country:PA
Registrant Phone:+507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:56e7275c2c2247ecb8e0b7747704e2ec.protect@whoisguard.com
Admin ID:0d0934751e07c2a3
Admin Name:WhoisGuard Protected
Admin Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
Admin Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Admin City:Panama
Admin State/Province:Panama
Admin Postal Code:00000
Admin Country:PA
Admin Phone:+507.8365503
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +51.17057182
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:56e7275c2c2247ecb8e0b7747704e2ec.protect@whoisguard.com
Tech ID:0d0934751e07c2a3
Tech Name:WhoisGuard Protected
Tech Organization:WhoisGuard, Inc.
Tech Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Tech City:Panama
Tech State/Province:Panama
Tech Postal Code:00000
Tech Country:PA
Tech Phone:+507.8365503
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +51.17057182
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:56e7275c2c2247ecb8e0b7747704e2ec.protect@whoisguard.com
Name Server:DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server:DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server:DNS3.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server:DNS4.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server:DNS5.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server:
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Name Server:
DNSSEC:Unsigned

I hope they catch the cowards.

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Michael Douglas In Israel; Rips BDSHoles http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/18/michael-douglas-in-israel-rips-bdsholes/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/18/michael-douglas-in-israel-rips-bdsholes/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:52:28 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=77471 He’s here to receive the Genesis Prize, and he’s said some interesting things, including this:

“I respect the fact that I am not Israeli, but I am very concerned about the attempts of boycotting Israel and I am not comfortable with the response at the moment. I hope that the Knesset parties will overcome internal differences and work together.”

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“We must negotiate with those who disagree with us to make compromises. We have to be brave and never lose hope. Whoever boycotts Israel is against peace and is sabotaging it. Do not take part in that,” he added.

More in this video:

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WATCH: Luck Of The Irish? Try Hypocrisy! http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/12/watch-luck-of-the-irish-try-hypocrisy/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/12/watch-luck-of-the-irish-try-hypocrisy/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:31:51 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=77287 Ami Horowitz is the man behind the ingenious ISIS flag vs Israeli flag waving at Berkeley video.

Here he exposes the hypocrisy of businesses in Ireland who seem ok with doing business with the world’s worst human rights abusers. But not Israel.

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BDS Fail Of The Day: Really Sucky Bon Jovi Cover http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/11/bds-fail-of-the-day-really-sucky-bon-jovi-cover/ http://www.israellycool.com/2015/06/11/bds-fail-of-the-day-really-sucky-bon-jovi-cover/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:50:02 +0000 http://www.israellycool.com/?p=77249 Yesterday, I posted the great cover version from 2011 of Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life by Israeli terror victim Ron Vainrich.

Tonight I post a BDS version from the same year.

Warning: May cause your ears to bleed.

The BDShole singing this is a guy by the name of David Lippman and he seems to be a singer-songwriter by profession.

So we can’t even suggest he doesn’t quit his day job.

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