A comment on my previous blog was made by a prolific and right-on-target blogger Batya Medad, Shiloh Musings. Batya mentioned that not only does the PA want Arabs not to shop in Rami Levi, but the Palestinian Authority doesn't want them to work there either.
Without the dozens of jobs (perhaps hundreds) provided to the Arab workers in the Rami Levi stores, the PA is sending thousands of individuals into poverty. I guess that doesn't matter to them, as long as those Arabs don't profit from a Jewish enterprise. Or perhaps they just don't want them handling Jewish money.
Well, if we're all going to be truthful, the PA is right. They are trying to break off totally from Israel and the Jewish people. Every day, they are walking toward their goal of a an independent Palestinian State and want their people to get used to a life with Jewish influences.
The Arab boycott of Jewish goods, doesn't only include the stuff on the shelves at Rami Levi. It now includes 1000 products made in Judea and Samaria.
The Jerusalem Post quoted Israel's deputy foreign minister, “We do not differentiate between a boycott of goods from Judea and Samaria and a boycott of any other Israeli goods,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (Israel Beiteinu), who participated in Sunday’s committee meeting. “The boycott is in violation of signed Israel-Palestinian agreements. Not only does the Israeli public feel that the boycott is psychologically the same, it is also operatively a boycott against Israel because it impacts the entire Israeli economy.”
Well, if the Palestinian Authority is hell bent on making sure Arabs don't buy Jewish products, and boycott Jewish factories and businesses in Judea and Samaria, the PA should also make sure Arabs don't work in the very factories they condemn. In fact, the Israeli government should insist that businesses boycotted by Arabs should not hire Arab workers. That would be fair.