01-20-2006, 10:19 AM #1
Entire Region of Norway to boycott Apartheid 'Israel'
Entire Region of Norway to boycott Apartheid Israel!
December 16th, 2005
The regional council of the Sør-Trøndelag in Norway has passed a motion calling for a comprehensive boycott on Israeli goods to be followed up with an awareness raising campaign across the region.
Sør-Trøndelag has a population of 270,000 out of Norway's 4.6 million. Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, forms part of the region and will participate in the boycott initiative. The council committed itself to this motion as a result of intensive work by Norwegian activists that had launched a national Boycott Israel campaign this June. The success of this motion has marked a massive move forwards for boycotts of Apartheid Israel.
Building from the region's experience of support for the South African Anti-Apartheid struggle, the people and their representatives in Sør-Trøndelag have once again sided with the calls for justice and liberation.
The decision comes just weeks after a city in the Basque country, Arbizu, passed a similar motion in their solidarity with the Palestinian people. The news will give further boost to the campaigning efforts of other cities and campaigners across the globe and will help stimulate more initiatives to follow the Palestinian call for comprehensive boycott, sanctions and divestment campaign against Israel.
Full text of the motion (translation by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign):
Boycott Israeli goods
An international boycott campaign against Israel is now being launched. Apartheid in South Africa was condemned by the entire world and this contributed to the fall of the regime. Israel's occupation of the West Bank, the Ghazah Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights has been condemned by the UN.
The Israeli settlements violate International Law. The construction of the Wall has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and the refugees still wait to return to their homes.
Sør-Trøndelag was the first [Norwegian] county to boycott South Africa. Upholding this good tradition, the County council, as the first in the country, has decided to boycott Israeli goods, by not buying Israeli goods and through awareness raising efforts.
We call on the population to do the same.
01-20-2006, 11:30 AM #2
what products do they export?
01-20-2006, 11:34 AM #3Retired Vet
Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
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As for their boycott of Israeli products. I'm delighted to hear that their allowed make their own choices. How many countries in the middle east would be allowed the same luxury?.
01-22-2006, 02:41 AM #4Retired Vet
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Why was this thread blocked?.
01-22-2006, 03:32 AM #5~ Vet~ I like Thai Girls
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Gee I bet Israel exports a whole lot of stuff to one city in Norway.
01-22-2006, 03:44 AM #6
Oh no, now our economy is in real trouble. What will we ever do?
Ooh, I know...we'll continue trading with our Arab-Muslim neighbors. They have a "boycott" on us as well but business seems to be flowing nicely.
That includes: Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE...
01-22-2006, 03:48 AM #7
its about taking a stand its an idea a principle , we all know it dont have too much effect because usa send billion of dollars every year from US tax payers to "israel" but its like saying :" we dont agree on 'israel' opressive agressive policy"
01-22-2006, 08:27 PM #8
moneyOriginally Posted by MilitiaGuy
01-23-2006, 12:51 PM #9Originally Posted by MilitiaGuy
Jordan is next
Guess what? Lebanon has received millions (over 60) from U.S. taxpayer pockets.
At least we have an economy to show for it
01-23-2006, 02:21 PM #10
niceOriginally Posted by AIZ
01-23-2006, 02:50 PM #11Originally Posted by BOUNCER
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