Finally some push back.
Not only are these boycott attempts immoral, counterproductive and just plain anti-Semitic, they are also a joke and an abject failure. There is simply no good reason to boycott the Jewish state of Israel for being involved in a conflict not of its own choosing. Israel has made repeated attempts for peace only to find out that its complete destruction is the bare minimum being demanded by the Arabs. Boycott Israel?Are you kidding me? KGS
Israeli boycotts: ACCC called in
- EXCLUSIVE: John Ferguson
- From:The Australian
- August 08, 2011 12:00AM
ANTI-Israel activists face investigation for alleged secondary boycotts under landmark attempts by the Baillieu government to curb the global campaign to target companies and businesses linked to the Jewish nation.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has been asked to investigate anti-Israeli campaigners who have joined the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group to determine if they should be prosecuted for threatening stores with Israeli ownership or connections.
The ACCC has been asked to consider injunctive relief and damages after 19 people were arrested following an ugly clash between police and protesters outside the Max Brenner store in Melbourne’s CBD on July 1.
The protesters allegedly blocked potential customers from entering the store as part of an “orchestrated campaign” to impose what the government believes is a secondary boycott on the chocolate and coffee store.