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Tag: Olympia Food Co-op

July
22nd

ISRAEL: Co-op boycott ignores rights reality

Re: “Israel cleaned from co-op shelves” (TNT, 7-21).

The Olympia Food Co-op boycott of Israeli products is a way to “compel Israel to follow international law and respect Palestinian human rights.” That reasoning twists reality and rewrites history and facts to reverse the conditions as they exist.

Regarding human rights, the answer to the following questions is – in all cases – “yes” for Israel; usually “no” and sometimes “minimal” or “limited” but never “yes” for Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and Syria:

• Is there free speech and assembly?
• Are there fair

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