The failed Israel boycott

ahhh, it is really good to rub it in. Hey, ya PalComs, not only are you shite at recruiting new members, and not only is staying on the side of truth an unfamiliar concept to you, but now you have also failed at boycotting Israel.

You miserable lot.

But I know you, in the face of failure, you will cook up more lies to try to lure more people towards you. Your ranks are not exactly swelling as a result but you are getting more and more racist for every troubled soul you manage to engage.



Dagen 2013 01 16 p 6, 7, Ove Eikje

Norway has never bought so many goods from Israel as in the last year; in spite of boycotts. No one from the Socialist party or the PalCom wanted to comment upon this on yesterday-while friends of Israel were euphoric.

“These figures show the lack of success when it comes to boycotting Israeli goods”, says Ola H. Grytten, a professor of economy, to Dagen.

Interim figures over Norwegian foreign trade in 2012, which the Dagen has retrieved from the Norwegian Bureau of Statistics, shows imports from Israel estimated at a value of 762 Million NOK; an increase of 5.5 percent, compared to the year before. On the other hand, total imports to Norway only increased by 1.5 percent.

No comments.

On yesterday, we contacted the secretariat of the Socialist party at Stortinget in order to receive a comment. This is the responsibility of Snorre Valen, a member of Storting, however, he was present at a hearing until deadline, no others could respond.

We also spoke to the PalCom; however, no one were able to comment upon this.  Berit Aaker, secretary to the organization, expressed disappointment over the increase in imports, yet wished to make no further comments.

Electrical appliances.

The largest category of goods from Israel is electrical appliances, valued at 129 Million NOK, one million more than in 2011.

“Israel is a major exporter of such goods. Additionally, Israeli components are common in many appliances imported from other countries. We are dependent of those and unaware of their origins. Therefore, total imports from Israel are greater than the figures of the Statistics Bureau shows”, says Grytten.

Vegetables and fruit.

Also, Norway imported vegetables and fruits valued at 124 million NOK; a decrease of 13 million as compared to the former year. Boycotts against these goods have been the most intense by the left in politics.

“This decrease may however be rather unintentional; having nothing to do about a boycott”, says Ola H. Grytten

Concerning export figures, these shows Norway exporting goods to Israel valued at 579 Million NOK; a decrease by 6.8 percent.

Dag Abrahamsen is the leader of the Norwegian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, stating he is content with the new record in imports from Israel.

“I expect imports from Israel passing one Billion NOK”, says Abrahamsen.

He adds there are not any good records concerning imports through non-official channels; actual figures are therefore likely to be much higher.

“This gratifying increase shows the Norwegian people and our industry being conscious over the high quality of Israeli goods. Those shouting for a boycott have little penetrative power, nor is this official Norwegian policy”, Abrahamsen says.

The Norwegian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce has a chapter in Oslo. Throughout last year, chapters were also established in Stavanger and Trondheim; plans are in place over establishment in Bergen during 2013.

Gratifying figures.

“These are gratifying figures, and a good start to the new year”, says Jørund Rytman (Progressive), leader of the Friends of Israel at the Storting.

He has observed the positive image relating to Israeli goods when it comes to quality in Norway.

“There is an interest in buying from Israel, not least when it comes to high-tech. Even though boycotts against Israeli goods have taken place, this does not seem to play any role, perhaps these boycotts are counterproductive, leading to an increase in commerce with Israel” Rytman wonder.

14 comments for “The failed Israel boycott

  1. Gábor Fränkl
    January 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Direct link (?), please give us…!

  2. January 25, 2013 at 1:31 am

    sorry, forgot about that, I added the link to the title now.

  3. Martin
    January 25, 2013 at 3:15 am

    norwegian they are going to open in Bergen, as well. Thisd might be an opportunity for you to exapnd your activities whith that office. Perhaps, a job, too.

    If the total value or numericalitmes are lower than they used to be, the answer is quite simple. Prior to Israel handing over the Gaza strip to the local inhabitants and pulling out, leaving behind homes, farms, warehouses,machinery, coldhouses with offers to help the locals make usage of all this, all with some US Jews handing over $millions to them, what happened?

    Many Norwegians might remember the wonderful winter floral, fruit and vegetable products from the Israeli controlled Gaza strip. Many items never seen before, even the persimmon, the Sgaron rfuit is an Israeli first. I stress the term, winter, too. This is all finished. What was the Gazan reaction to all this bountiful genorousity by Israel? Murder, rockets, misslies and mortar attacks on local villages within Israel proper. Where did the Gazans fire their projectiles from? Well first they destroyed all the property left behind and turned former homes, factories etc into nests for them to fire their usual gratitude in metal canisters.

    No doubt, al those involved with their self proclaimed boycotts that none of these essential products for good health are today missing from their dining table. The Israelis produced tomatoes which were every bit as good as those from the Canary Islands, alas no more from Gaza.

    Still, I personally boycott all items from certain countries that practice Jew/Israel hatred, eg Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Malaysia, all of the north African and Islamic counttries (except fuel). Oh yes, Norway , as an excellent friend of Hamas, which is dedicated to murdering Jews (see the next article above) is included.

    Have a nice day!

  4. : )
    January 25, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Martin : )

  5. : )
    January 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Now its serious trouble for the fake reality her in Norway, is mention as a positive factor.

  6. Eric R.
    January 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I think there should be a NEW Israel boycott.

    A boycott by Israel against Norway, Sweden and Finland (the last one has a really nasty leftist Jew-hating government).

  7. : )
    January 28, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Eric R.
    boycott and war are the same. Its always the weak and ordinary people that has to pay the price. How many small firm is Israel has not become victims of this boycott? And the people that have to buy something else than what they original wanted? Its just makes a chaos to involve so many people to make a point. Her in Norway there is no Jaffa oranges in the store where I use, for me is it sad to have lost a link to my childhood. My family have never spoken about going to Israel, but we have eaten a lot of Jaffa oranges and had fun with them. Why did anyone make them into blood oranges? The day the world care about the people that live in a regime its the day the people can choose their own leders! We don’t bulid up people by making their life worse!

  8. Gábor Fränkl
    January 28, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Very good article, perhaps a separate blog piece is wortth the space for it…

  9. Martin
    January 28, 2013 at 3:56 am

    norwegian, boycott is a part of warfare. It is recognised as being part of the war plan. Therefore, why does Israel still have diplomatic recognistion of an enemy, that is Norway which openly encourages, plans and offers all forms of support towards those whose only mission in life is to murder Jews? Think of Gilbert, the ghoul, etc etc etc etc.

    The only reason Norway will not officially recognise an unlawful boycott is because of the USA, wehich in turn will enforce a legal boycott of Norwegian goods. The Boycott head Office was in Damsacus, Syria, that well known Islamic peace loving, democratic country, which was non existant until France organised it’s control and borders along with the Lebanon.

  10. : )
    January 28, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Then its odd that people in SV that are againts war call for boycott!

    Glad I have never boycotted anything in my life unless its made of children or in an unetnich way (not paying their employers etc.)

    SV take a long walk in the Norwegian montains and find your way home.

    War = stupidity!

  11. solinski
    January 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Boycott is allways a stupid idea, it worked allegedly agaist South Africa, boycott of rugby matches being the deciding factor. As mentioned in the above, Israels economy is too diversivided for an effective boycott. In my dreams I try to imagine a norwegian housefrue scanning fruit and vegetables. In the ideal world Israelis products will be marked with the Star of David, or code yellow.

  12. January 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Sharp, Solinski, very sharp!

  13. : )
    January 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Solinski I really like your style now, still have a feeling you are in ME somewhere and work for a better future for the people. Never lose hope on the people even if its a pain to make this world more human : )
    Ps: I love to be proven wrong : )

  14. Martin
    February 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Solinski, the wearing of a Shield (not Star) of David brings sharp feelings. Thisd is a reminder of the Jews having to wear the badge to define them as Jews prior to their being gassed.

    Today, there are calls for similar minded people to show only certain standards against Israeli products . I wonder why, they wish to copy the Nazi dogma?

    Actually Solinski, Boycotts can ve very good for the victims. wehen one considers that today Israel is a world leader in much technology that is used in warfare. Why is this? Because all governments art some time or another have refused to supply Israel or have rescinded the orders for tanks, plance, person al weapons, ships etc. In fact when Israel today and yesteryear received weaponry of all kinds, it smply improved these items time and again to make a far wsuperior weapon.

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