Sorry I do not know any BDS, Boycott, Divest and Sanction folks,
so I can not ask them how boycotting Soda Stream
and putting hundreds of Palestinian workers out of a job
is good for anyone.
I can only assume that they are simply anti-Israel or ignorant,
as they would hurt those that BDSers are supposedly are out to help.
What I do see in Jerusalem, Israel, is that
Arab girls shop.
That is not new or news
and certainly everyone here knows that
Arab women shop.
But the biggest change in the last two years
that I have seen
is that now
Arab males shop.
Not just for cell phones,
in the supermarkets,
or in the shuk, Machane Yehuda Market,
or in a bakery.
They walk the Jerusalem streets while shopping with women
and they carry those bags home too.
Especially in Mamilla Mall,
groups of young Arab men
can be found every day
and at night.
I have been asked what this means,
I am really not sure.
However, I do see that BDS in Jerusalem, Israel
is not boycott, divest and sanction,
but more like Boys Do Shop!
Time to add another pin on the BDS Fail Map
this time from the heart of Israel.