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BDS Fail Of The Day: Lavan Body, Mind & Soap

One small victory:

The story of Shani Bar-Oz, a Canada-based Israeli facing venomous protests outside her Vancouver soap products store, elicited a huge wave of support and generated new business, the shop owner old Ynet.

“I received a huge embrace and plenty of support,” Bar-Oz said, after an article about her plight appeared on Ynet. In the story, the store owner, who insists on selling Israeli products, shared her fears of contending with anti-Israel protesters targeting her business and shouting anti-Semitic slogans.

However, it now appears that the boycott campaign against Bar-Oz has backfired, with new orders pouring in as result of the story.

“There were Israelis who came into the store and said they saw the article and want to support and help me; I expressed my heartfelt thanks to them,” she said. “People won’t stop calling and ordering products on the phone and online, and this is truly touching and making me stronger.”

I’m now preparing for the boycotts of ‘Apartheid Week,’ but at least I understand that there are so many supporters behind me,” she said. “I feel that I’m not forgetting where I came from and helping my homeland.”

Bar-Oz praised Israelis for being there for each other at times of need, as evidenced by her own story. “There’s something apparently entrenched in us – at a time of crisis we all enlist for the cause,” she said.

This is one victory, but we need to ensure the BDS-holes tactics backfire completely.

Let’s all make an extra effort to support those businesses targeted by these nasty individuals. And support the BUYcott!

Update: According to this earlier story on the boycott:

Bar-Oz explained that the head of the anti-Israel group in Vancouver is a woman named Charlotte Keats, an American married to a Palestinian. “She’s extremely radical in her opinions – she’s practically a neo-Nazi.”

I have a feeling this is a typo, and she is really referring to Charlotte Kates, whom I have posted about here. You can also see her in action here:

Notice how she is talking of the “River to the sea.” This is all about the state of Israel, and nothing to do with territories captured in 1967.

Update: Here is Shani’s store: Lavan Body, Mind & Soap. Bonus: You can order online!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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