Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Letter to the US Dept of State re: mislabeling of products from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Golan as coming from the "West Bank"


This letter was written as per Susie Dym's request that at least 10 people, a Minyan of people write to the State Dept in protest of their recent customs regulation requiring products from Judea and Samaria, (not to mention products of Jerusalem and the Golan) to be labeled as products of the West Bank. See Susie Dym's Blog Zion's Corner post on Arutz7 entitled We need a minyan! (10 complaints)


RE: Mislabeling of Products from Judea and Samaria, Israel

To Whom It May Concern:

Products that are made in Judea and Samaria, are products of Israel and not the Palestinian Authority.  These products are superior in quality than other products manufactured by Arab communities living in Judea and Samaria. These Arab communities have often substandard quality compared to the Israeli products because their self government is too focused on teaching their kids and their people how to hate Israel and how to attack Israel.  

Just take a look at their textbooks.  It does not focus on producing high quality products.  In fact they protested so much about a nice company called Soda Stream which helped employ many Palestinians that the company had to leave Judea and Samaria.  Now the Palestinians employed by Soda Stream will lose their jobs.  

What does it take for the Palestinians to appreciate Israel who is helping to provide their water and electricity and jobs. Shame on America for not recognizing that Jewish Settlement is good for the non Jewish population instead of spreading lies of Violent Occupation against the Palestinians. The truth is that it is only the Palestinians who have been violent against the Jewish Settlers and NOT Visa Versa!  Jews act in self defense against Terror attacks against their civilians.  That by definition is not a violent act but rather their basic civil rights to protect themselves against a violent terror attack. Jews have a claim to the Land of Israel based on the Bible. Judea and Samaria is the Biblical Heartland of Israel.  The Palestinians has a false claim to the territory they call "West Bank" based on their desire to destroy Israel. 

Kindly label these products as products of Judea and Samaria, Israel which is the correct label designation.   Many will be more than happy to enjoy these high end, organic, delicious products of Israel. Those who wish to boycott Israeli products will lose out and probably won't sustain the boycott since they won't be able to replace them with the same quality products elsewhere.

PS. The same holds true from products coming from any territories reacquired by Israel in 1967 like East Jerusalem and the Golan. 


Robin Ticker

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