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.
RECORDS IN IMPORTS FROM ISRAEL
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.
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.
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.
“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.