BDS in Jerusalem

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

palestiniam girl. BDS image, J Street photo, Jerusalem photos

Arab girls shop.

That is not new or news

and certainly everyone here knows that 

Muslim woman image, Arab woman in jerusalem, photo Arab woman

Arab women shop.

But the biggest change in the last two years

 that I have seen

is that now

Arab family photo, Arab girls photo.image Palestinian, Jerusalem photo

Arab males shop.

Palestinians in Israel, photo Palesiinian family.

Not just for cell phones,

Muslim man, Palestinian woman, photo Arabs in Jerusalem, image muslim

or candy,

Food shopping photo, Arab food shopping, supermarket image

or food

shopping supermarket, BDS image, photo Arab, picture Muslim

in the supermarkets,

image Machane Yehuda market, shopping in Jerusalem

or in the shuk, Machane Yehuda Market, 

Arab men image, BDS, Jerusalem apartheid, J Street

or in a bakery.

Palestinian, BDS, image Arab in jerusalem, Jerusalem photos

They walk the Jerusalem streets while shopping with women

Arab girls, image Arab boys and girls, photo Jerusalem

and girls,

shopping in Jerusalem, BDS image, Apartheid, Israeli oppression picture,

and they carry those bags home too.

Mamilla mall, Arab boys, BDS fail, image shopping mall

Especially in Mamilla Mall, 

shopping Mamilla Mall, photo Jerusalem, image apartheid

groups of young Arab men

Mall shoppers, Jerusalem photo, image Palestinian youths,

can be found every day

Castro sign, Mamilla store, Jerusalem photo, Palestinian family, BDS

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.

21 thoughts on “BDS in Jerusalem

  • March 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Not only in Jerusalem. Also in other cities like Beersheva-where Arabs live in the neighborhoods and go to the regular elementary and high schools. How many places can boast about a school whose Purim activities included an Arab mother who came in to help make up the children’s faces for Rosh Chodesh Adar. She works in the hospital as a social worker. The hospital takes care of both the entire Southern population down to Eilat. There are wonderful Arab doctors and nurses on staff. Not to mention Ben Gurion University and Sapir College and Kaye College and all the other local colleges-that are open to anyone who fulfills the academic requirements. Shopping, Ha.
    We were talking about apartheid. How many Jews can do that in our neighboring countries? Keep up the good work to get out the real picture, Sharon!

    • March 12, 2013 at 10:42 am

      So true for every university and hospital in Israel. How many Israelis can go into “Palestinian” cities or use their roads?

  • March 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I have not posted for a while – but have been following the BDS campaign and I take the liberty of posting one of my comments from another site: This was in response to an advocate of the BDS movement against Israel when he mentioned that New Zealand was disinvesting from Israel – the following is my answer.

    New Zealand disinvestment amounts to total of less than $83,000 dollars while Blackstone (Australian) has invested hundreds of millions $ in Israel; Singapore Telecom (largest telecom in Asia) acquires high-tech firm in Israel; Singtel bought Amobee Israeli advertising solutions $321 million. Cisco buys Israel Intucell $475 million; Israel and US Microsoft in strategic tech partnership; Israel second in the world for innovation: Cellera,Emefcy,Kaiima,PanoramicPower,TaKADU,TIGIM Brightsource,SolarEdge amongst top 100 Companies found in Israel.

    Israels Ex Libris Group Acquired by Golden Gate Capital entered agreement for $300.000 million; Wall Street Journal Nominates Tel Aviv as Most Innovative City; Israel 2ND in World in Adults Academic Degrees According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance, 46% of Israelis have higher education degrees. The report analyzed the education systems of the 34 OECD member countries. Canada is in first place at 51%.

    India, Israel Sign $50 Million Academic Research Pact; Israel recently signed a similar scientific cooperation agreement with China; Gemological Institute of America To Open Center In Israel; Canada and Israel have issued a call for proposals for joint R&D projects in the fields of renewable and alternative energy, water recovery/treatment solutions and brain-related research. 102 Internet Companies Founded in Israel in Q2 2012;

    Data-Storage Company EMC Slates Israel R&D Center US.-based data-storage equipment maker EMC Corporation has announced its intent to open an EMC Labs branch in Israel aimed at developing innovative technologies for storage, security and big data.

    We are very much aware of all proposed disinvestment from Business, Academic and Artistic etc. Thanks your Oxford University in UK for ot wowing down to BDS pressure.

    BDS will hurt the very population that BDS aspires to help. The “disadvantaged” Palestinians will be the first to be financially affected i.e. the first ones who will lose their jobs and income through business closures; as did the Black South African who is still suffering from poverty, crime and disease thanks to “pat your own back” boycotts. And…. we can only guess who will be blamed for the poverty and malnourishment of the Palestinian babies……

    Think again BDS “do-gooders” …..

    • March 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Sorry I need to correct very bad typing, otherwise I will not sleep tonight “We are very much aware of all proposed disinvestment from Businesses, Academic and Artistic areas etc. Thank you Oxford University in UK for not bowing down to BDS pressure.

      • March 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

        Thanks for commenting, missed hearing from you! I hope you do not mind, but I knew what you meant and did a quick edit. BDS Boys Do Shop!

  • March 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    BDS fail map – may I use the material posted on the side?

  • March 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Fascinating! This is really “facts on the ground”!

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  • March 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I love your posts – and have recommended the BDS fail map to keep up to date with all that is going on in this area. Thank you always for a really good look at the Jerusalem not many people see….

  • August 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Although, I love the photos on their own, there is a difference between Israeli Arabs/Muslims who live within Israel’s borders and the Palestinians who live in the territories whose movements are completely at the mercy of the Israeli army. Those Palestinians do not have the freedom to go from one village to another, often have to wait for hours at checkpoints to get to hospitals, weddings, funerals, or even to just to get to work or visit friends and family. This is what people who claim apartheid and try to boycott Israel are protesting.
    Whether we feel that those boycotters are right or wrong, showing Muslims walking around Jerusalem is not a very good response because that’s not the issue at hand.

    And I also do not feel it serves us Israelis and Jews any good to continuously pat ourselves on the back because we can find women in hijabs walking around Jerusalem, while turning a blind eye to what is going on at the borders which is quite often a disgrace.

    • August 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I did not watch this film. It was shot 10 years ago! When Israelis were being killed on a daily basis, by suicide bombers aimed at women and children. All these terrorists had to do, was stop the random killing of civilians and there would have been NO wall, and we would have saved millions of shekels on checkpoints and thousands of lives. Sorry using footage from height of terror attacks, gets no sympathy from me.

      • August 5, 2013 at 3:07 am

        I believe one should watch a film before forming an opinion about it. What is important is that it was filmed and created by Israelis themselves.
        I lived in Israel during a wave of suicide bombing terrorist attacks and was traumatized terribly. I have lots of family that live in Israel. Sadly, I have experienced first-hand the fear of terrorism and suicide bombings . . . Nevertheless, there are some very uncomfortable facts about the way the occupation operates and continues to control the lives of millions of Palestinians. It is destructive to the fabric of Israeli society, in my view. And it is not sustainable. The film is 10 years old, but it is still relevant.

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