Time to Boycott the Boycotters and Pay Them in Their Own Coin
Copyright © 2011, R. Kossover
6 June, 2011 - ד בחודש סיון, התשע"א
Recently, we have all read of the decision of the West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland to boycott Israeli products. It is time to boycott the boycotters and pay them in their own currency of disdain and refusal to purchase their products - even if we all have to sober up just a wee bit. Received as an e-mail from Rabbi Rahamim Pauli on 6 June, 2011:
June 3, 2011
To: Chivas Brothers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilmalid, Stirling Road, Dumbarton, Lanarkshire, G82 2SS
Distillers of Ballantine’s, Chivas, Royal Salute, Clan Campbell, Something Special, Passport, 100 Pipers, Imperial, Long John Aberlour, The Glenlivet, Glendronach, Strathisla, Longmorn, Scapa Tormore, Jameson, Paddy, Powers Walker Special Old, Wisers
To: Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.: email@example.com
Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire G81 4SJ
Distillers of Auchintoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch, McClelland’s
To: Loch Lomond Distillery Co. Ltd: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lomond Industrial Estate, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 0TL
Distillers of Loch Lomond, Scots Earl, Distillery Select, Glen Scotia, Littlemill, Croftengea, Craigslodge, Inchmurrin, Glen Douglas, Inchfad
To The Fine Whisky Distillers of West Dunbartonshire:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Though your whiskey products are the finest, sadly, your West Dunbartonshire council members behavior is the opposite of fine, it is the poorest.
It has come to my attention that the West Dunbartonshire Region Council claims to have voted, unanimously, to boycott Israeli products, to include books!
On their website, the West Dunbartonshire Council clearly states their boycotting point with the actual boycott resolution reading as follows:
"This Council deplores the loss of life in Palestine which now numbers well over 1,000. This Council also recognises the disproportionate force used by the IDF in Palestine and agrees to boycott all Israeli goods as a consequence. Officers should immediately cease the purchase of any goods we currently source, which were made or grown in Israel. Officers should also ensure we procure no new goods or produce from Israel until this boycott is formally lifted by WDC."
The IDF never targets or attacks civilians. The vast majority of the Arab-"Palestinians" killed in the battles, were terrorists; Hamas admitted to that fact. You owe to check the facts as I have. Arab-"Palestinians" terrorists routinely use their civilian population as human shield. They fight from hospitals, mosques, and schools from where they see fit to launch their rocket attacks on Israel. Just imagine you are in this position; try defending your Scottish population from terrorists who are fighting from residential areas and see if you can guarantee zero collateral damage. You cannot not and in fact you would not care. You will go after those who are out to harm you with vengeance.
The State of Israel is the only and unchallenged democracy in the Middle East yet, the West Dunbartonshire Council goal is to boycott her, which is not only humiliating and undermining its democratic success, but its victimizing the victim in this equation. Not to mention that it is simply immoral for the West Dunbartonshire Council to boycott Israel.
Following West Dunbartonshire Council's decision to boycott Israel, I hereby inform you that there are enough people in the world who support Israel and can do the very same, boycott, in this case boycott the boycotters.
No one bears malice toward your distilleries. However, when your local council is boycotting Israel under the most unethical and immoral of pretext, you cannot expect your market to sit idly and pretend you are not part of it. I will do all that is in my power to tell as many to no longer purchase or drink Scottish Whiskey, distilled in the West Durbanshire region.
Los Angeles, California, USA
Rabbi Pauli's e-mail concludes by stating that "The good news is that Johnny Walker and Glen Fiddish is not included."
I ask all of my friends on Facebook, and extend my request to all of my friends' friends on Facebook, to participate in this boycott of the products of West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Let them come to comprehend that boycotts are a two way street - and while they cannot avoid our products made in Israel, or the products of our advanced technology, no matter how hard they try, we can avoid their liquor.
Blessings from Samaria, Israel