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Elton John to Perform in Israel and BDS Can Go Fly a Kite [video]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

His gift is his song and his one is for Israel.

British rock icon Elton John will return to Israel next for his fourth performance, the Boycott Israel-BDS Movement notwithstanding.

Yediot Acharonot, which reported the news Thursday, did not give an exact date.

He first appeared in Israel in 1979, when he told reporters:

In all of my performances throughout the world, I have seen an audience that participated so actively. Everyone joined in to sing with all their hearts, and I only am sorry that because of the lighting, I was not able to see these warm people.

He added that he decided to play in Israel because he wanted “a place a bit different.”

Elton John also performed in Israel in 1980, 1993, 2010.

One of his visits was very problematic after “Paparazzi” tangled with his guards at his hotel, resulting in a cancellation of his scheduled performance the next day. However, he returned to two days later to entertain thousands of fans.

In his 2012 performance in Tel Aviv, Elton John said on stage:

Shalom! We’re so happy to be back here. Ain’t nothing gonna stop us from coming, baby.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

UPDATE: German Store Sells ‘Made in Israeli’ Goods from Settlements

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Galeria Kaufhof, one of Germany’s largest department store chains, says it will continue to sell Israeli “settlement” products even if they do not have the new required label “Made in Settlements.”

The store reiterated a statement last week that it is the importers’ responsibility to follow the new European Union requirement that all products from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria be labeled without indicating that they are made in Israel.

Product from the Golan Heights (Israeli settlement)’ or ‘Product from West Bank (Israeli settlement).’

An earlier report carried here quoted Channel 10 as saying that Galeria Kaufhof, which operates more than 100 stores in Germany, is removing “settlement” products from its shelves. The company vehemently denied the report, which also quoted a store manager as saying:

The EU is waging a religious war against Israel. It is one big political madness.

Galeria Kaufhof firmly stated today, as reported by Globes:

Our company has not removed any of those products from the shelves. We import the goods via European importers who are responsible for correct declaration. We do not get involved in politics with our assortment. Our core customer’s demands set the standards for the products we sell.

The company stand is directly opposite that of the large KaDeWe supermarket chain that yanked Golan Heights wines, Ahava cosmetics and other goods from its shelves.

KaDeWe later said the merchandise would be returned after being labeled according to the new EU regulations.

Under the new rules, products are from Arab areas will carry labels declaring: “Product from West Bank (product from Palestine), “Product from West Bank (Palestinian product),” “Product from Gaza (Palestinian product)” or “(product from Palestine).”

However, the EU says the labeling is not intended to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a country.

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Fake Bomb Discovered in Israeli Embassy in Uruguay

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Police found a fake bomb, complete with cables, at the Israeli Embassy in Uruguay this week, for the third time this year, according to Breitbart News.

An official of the fire department, which deployed bomb-sniffing dogs to the embassy, said at a press conference:

Due to the element’s external physical attributes, we have identified batteries and electric conductors that make one assume this is an explosive device.

It was discovered in front of the embassy, located near Montovideo’s World Trade Center complex, at the same time of a Boycott Israel protest outside the building. Approximately 30 people attended the rally with Palestinian Authority flags.

Three other fake bombs have been planted at the embassy, one of them, last November and two of them this year that were placed n a supermarket bag and a sardine can.

No one has been arrested, but one suspect fled to Iran after being ordered to appear for questioning. Iran accused Israel of planting the bomb to create “Iranophobia.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Knesset Bill Would Label Products from EU Boycotters

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a label for a label.

Likud Knesset Member Miki Zohar has introduced a bill that would require importers to label all products from European Union countries that stamp goods from Judea and Samaria in an effort to discourage people from buying them.

The European Union two months ago overwhelmingly voted for labeling products from Judea and Samaria, “East Jerusalem” and the Golan Heights, distinguishing them from the rest of Israel. EU officials claimed that the labeling is not a boycott but only implements EU policy that considers those areas as “occupied territory” and not a part of Israel.

Under provisions in MK Zohar’s bill, anyone who does not label goods from European countries would face six months in prison or pay a fine of $3,700 (14.400 shekels)

He said:

Boycott Israel groups in Europe cynically use expressions such as ‘human rights’ and ‘war against the Israeli occupation,’ but their political agenda is to boycott Israel and undermine the country as a Jewish state.

If the European Union countries label pour predicts, we should take the same step so that the Israeli consumer can choose if he wants to buy predicts from countries that boycott us and instead can boycott in return.

He added that the EU policy is “gross hypocrisy” that is two-faced because the Boycott Israel movement ignores other countries such as China and Turkey that rule areas that are considered “‘occupied territory.”

MK Michael Oren of the Kulanu party carried out his own “label for a label” action Wednesday by placing “Made in Europe” stickers on European-made products sold in stores a Jerusalem neighborhood.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Harry Potter Author Defends Anti-BDS Campaign

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

“Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling tweeted some of her fans, angry at her opposition to the Boycott Israel movement, that she had “never heard of a cultural boycott ending a bloody and prolonged conflict.”

Rowling is far from a pro-Israel advocate, but her joining 150 other British artists to sign a published letter opposing BDS raised the hackles of the anti-Israel crowd.

Her tweet was a reply to “a number of readers asking for more information about why I am not joining a cultural boycott of Israel, “which she said would be felt by the Israeli government but not by “ordinary Israelis.”

Have no fears that Rowling actually is pro-Israel.

She tweeted that she has “deplored most of Mr. Netanyahu’s actions in office.”

In reply to the anti-boycott letter published in the Guardian, approximately 35 British scholars bought space for a full-page advertisement in the newspaper to state they are “deeply disturbed by Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land, the intolerable human rights violations that it inflicts on all sections of the Palestinian people…”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Netanyahu Hints at Nazi Germany in Reaction to EU’s ‘West Bank’ Labeling

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The European Union promotes anti-Semitism while saying it fights it.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu implicitly referred to Nazi Gammy in his reaction to yesterday’s European Union resolution to label products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights as being “made in settlements in occupied territories.”

The European Parliament, as reported here, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to label products from the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria “in the spirit of differentiation between Israel and its activities in the occupied Palestinian Territory,” although it is Syria and not the Palestinian Authority that claims the Golan.

Prime Minister Netanyahu stated:

This is unjust. It is simply a distortion of justice and of logic and I think that it also hurts peace; it does not advance peace. The root of the conflict is not the territories, and the root of the conflict is not the settlements.

We have historical memory of what happened when Europe labeled Jewish products.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Rivlin Tells Settler Leaders ‘We Need Iron Wall’ against Terror

Monday, August 24th, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin has not changed his stripes.

The long-time Likud nationalist hosted leaders of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Monday and spoke in terms that washed away recent hints that his new office has shoved into acting like a shadow of Shimon Peres.

He praised Jews for living in Judea and Samaria and stated:

The settlement of the land of Israel is an expression of that right, our historical right, our national right, stemming from a love for the land of Israel, from recognition of our roots, which come together here.

His predecessor Peres never said such words nor did he dare visit Heron, as President Rivlin did last February to the chagrin of left-wing leaders.

In his reception on Monday of settler leaders, including Yesha chairman Avi Roeh, Rivlin called for an “iron wall” against the increasing terrorism that has plagued Judea and Samaria in recent weeks.

The mention of the word “wall” will send Boycott Israel activists and other leftists up the wall with accusations that the President was calling for what they see as a virtual “Apartheid wall,” which would discriminate against terrorists and take away their “right” to kill and main in the name of “resistance” against the “occupation.”

Rivlin said:

Over the past months and especially over the last few days, the communities of Judea and Samaria have faced very serious terror attacks….

We must be an iron wall, a protective shield, against those who seek to rise up against us. At the same time, we must remember that our struggle is not a struggle for the sake of struggle. We are fighting for our lives, for the continued growth of the settlements, a struggle for development, work, and prosperity….

I love the land of Israel with all my heart. I have never and will never give up on this land. For me, our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism. We must not give anyone the sense that we are in any doubt about our right to our land.

Yesha chairman Roeh said, ” We came here both to present before you the difficult situation in which we find ourselves. In Judea and Samaria, more than 400,000 citizens of the State of Israel live, for whom the development and the prosperity of the State is our daily concern. The building freeze and the halting of future planning in our communities, harms our very existence and our children’s future.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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