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Boycott Israeli Products

1. Volvo



The automobile giant has been criticized by BDS campaigners for supplying equipment to bulldoze Palestinian homes. Interestingly enough, the Swedish automobile manufacturer also holds a 27% stake in Merkavim, whose buses are used to transport Palestinian prisoners to and from Israeli prisons.

2. Hewlett Packard




Hewlett Packard’s slogan is “If you’re going to do something, make it matter.” For Palestinians it definitely matters a lot. The tech giant owns EDS Israel, which supplies the computer systems for Israeli Defense Forces and produces hi-tech equipment like the Basel System, a biometric permit system that controls the movement of Palestinian workers through checkpoints in Gaza and the West Bank.

HP equipment is also used by Israeli prisons and the army. If that is not enough the company has also invested in the technological development of illegal settlements, taking part in the Smart City Project in the town of Ariel.


3. Intel



Intel operates plants in Kiriyat Gat, site of the former Palestinian villages of Iraq al-Manshiya and Faluja. According to Israeli historian Benny Morris it was in the 1948-49 war that the residents of these villages were expelled, in line with Israel’s strategic plans.

Intel, whose processors can be found in most of the world’s computers, has reportedly invested $2.7 billion to upgrade its Kiryat Gat plants where it is working on new chips that will make computers lighter and faster. That brings its total investments in Israel to about $10 billion, plus it has also benefited by more than $1 billion in the form of Israeli government grants.


4. Motorola



BDS supporters have targeted telecommunications giant Motorola for providing surveillance equipment around Israeli settlements, along the Israeli-built separation barrier and along the Israel-Gaza border. In addition to that, the American multinational has signed a $100 million deal this year with Israel for encrypted smartphones for its soldiers and security personnel.


5. McDonald’s




The largest fast food chain in the world has long been targeted by Pro-Palestinian groups for its longtime partnership with the Jewish United Fund. Through its Israel Commission, the Jewish United Fund “works to maintain American military, economic and diplomatic support for Israel; monitors and, when necessary, responds to media coverage of Israel”


6. Coca-Cola



The largest soft drinks manufacturer in the world that houses numerous carbonated drinks under its umbrella, including Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes amongst many others has been surrounded by many controversies over its supposed support of Israel. Amongst them include the fact that its Israeli subsidiary – Coca-Cola Israel owns dairy farms on occupied Israeli settlements of Shadmot Mechola in the Jordan Valley and a plant in the industrial zone of Katzerin on the occupied Golan Heights.

Back in the year 2009 the company hosted a special reception at the Coca-Cola world headquarters to honor Brigadier-General Ben-Eliezer. Eliezer is claimed by Pro-Palestinian groups to be a war criminal, during the Six-Day War his unit was responsible for the execution of over 300 Egyptian POWs. Under Sharon, Ben-Eliezer served as the Defense Minister presiding over the massacre at Jenin.


7. Danone



Close to 2 decades ago Danone opened its R&D facility in Israel – the Danone Institute. Not that surprisingly enough the French company also owns a 20% share of Israel’s second largest food company, the Strauss Group.



8. Estee Lauder





The American Conglomerate, home to big brands such DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, M.A.C, Clinique amongst many others has been targeted by BDS activists due to the pro-Israeli activities of its chairman, Ronald Lauder. Lauder is also the current president of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) – a quasi-governmental agency whose main function is to legitimize Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. In fact an American based group led a boycott in the country with their “Estée Slaughter” campaign.


9. Marks and Spencer




Since its beginning M&S has been linked inextricably to Zionism. A book on M&S by Lord Marcus Sieff – long time Chairman of M&S – in it he cited that one of the fundamental objectives of M&S is to aid the economic development of Israel (Management: The Marks & Spencer Way, Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1990). As per an article in the Jerusalem Report dated 5/6/2000 M&S supports Israel with approximately $233 million in trade every year.

Furthermore in 1998 Sir Richard Greenbury the CEO of Marks & Spencer, received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the “State of Israel” in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.


10. Starbucks






The close relationship of this brand with the state of Israel has been doing the rounds for quite sometime. They escalated when Howard Schultz an active Zionist – the founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks was honored by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with “The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” for his services to the Zionist state in “playing a key role in promoting close alliance between the United States and Israel”.

Starbucks proudly displayed the award on the company’s website under the section of ‘awards and accolades’ that the coffee giant has won, however, once the boycott started to bite, the award mysteriously disappeared from its website.



11. Nestle



The Swiss multinational has a good share of controversies and criticism surrounding its big brand name. For Pro-Palestinians activists one of the main problems they had with the food and beverage company was the fact that it bought 51% shares in Osem investments in the mid 90′s. Osem Investments is an Israel based company that is directly engaged in the production and distribution of food products in Israel and abroad.

Moreover in 1998, Peter Brabeck – the former CEO of Nestle received the Jubilee Award (the highest tribute offered by the state of Israel) in recognition of his company’s efforts to support the state of Israel.

There are still many more brands whose actions we still remain unaware of, but this is a start. So if you feel for the people of Palestine, please share this message and educate the masses.


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Also don´t use or download israeli made apps for Android and iOS !!!!!! .

wix.com
waze
viber

and many more


If you want hit Israel you must eliminate his IT Sector. They are using strongly the IT Sector because they don´t need to move from their office in Tel Aviv to gain money ( meaning they don´t need to sell material goods with ships,train,trucks to neighboring countries or somewhere else). With Apps and Softwares the customers worldwide buying from the Internet.
 

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The App Software Industry is generating much money for Israel ( American Companies buying them ). It is a strong sector in Israel with many employees. Israeli StartUp Funds are supporting them with much money.





 

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I think that arabs are against Zionists, not Jews. get your facts straight.
find me a list of zionist Brands, it'll be more helpful.

Arab leaders are Zionist puppets. but you and i both know once we remove these puppets nothing will stop the Arabs from "solving" the Palestinian problem.

Arab leaders wont be removed, because the public is the same as the leaders, this is why arabs never get good leaders. Saudis will never remove their kings
 

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You should also boycott.

www.wix.com ( an internet platform for making homepages ). Their headquarter is in Israel.



And Qoros. After "Better Place " went banktrupt an israeli businessman has a share on a chinese car maker. The chinese people are intelligent and buying german cars instead of Qoros.

 

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I think that arabs are against Zionists, not Jews. get your facts straight.
you always say this, but in the pro Palestinian marchs you always see many people praising Hitler and calling to kill the jews, not zionist but jews in general...
Arab leaders are Zionist puppets. but you and i both know once we remove these puppets nothing will stop the Arabs from "solving" the Palestinian problem.
i think before solving the Palestinian problem you should fix the problem of arab/muslim people not fighting each other...you have to be real.."arabs" only unite to hate on Israel, if it wasn't for Israel there would be more arabs fighting against arabs wars in the Middle East...
 

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You should also boycott:
3M
Alcatel-Lucent
AMD
AOL
Apple
Applied Materials
AT&T
Autodesk
Barclays
BMC Software
Broadcom
ChemChina
Cisco
Citigroup
Dassault Systèmes
Dell
ebay
EMC
General Electric
General Motors
Google
Huawei
IBM
ICAP
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
LG
McAfee
Microsoft
Nestlé
Oracle
PayPal
Philips
Polycom
Qualcomm
Samsung
SanDisk
SAP
Sears
Siemens
Software AG
Sun Pharmaceutical
Syngenta
Tata Group
Texas Instruments
Xerox
Yahoo
Since they all have R&D centers in Israel.
Good luck!
 
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