BBC journalist ashamed to own a SodaStream

Scarlett Johansson’s admirable decision to sever ties with Oxfam over its criticism of her adverts for Israeli company SodaStream has led one BBC World Service journalist to declare his shame at owning one of the products:

Yeeucch.

Update. Tweet deleted. Here’s the screengrab for posterity:

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84 Responses to BBC journalist ashamed to own a SodaStream

  1. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Again? Hughes already had to delete a tweet expressing this anti-Israel sentiment. They never learn. Their emotions are too strong.

       55 likes

    • Simon says:

      that is the problem with these child-adults….they never grow up properly so go with their emotions and don’t switch on their brains

         72 likes

    • DB says:

      Clearly not conflicted enough to get rid of the product in the past 3 months.

      Funny that he deleted that previous tweet only to make a bigger lefty arse of himself on Twitter today.

         60 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        ‘Funny that he deleted that previous tweet’
        Another who seems to have not been too attentive during the social media session when they covered the bit about personal deleting not meaning web-wide obliterating.
        Bet he’s feeling a bit awkward now, or will be soon.
        That little bit of anti-Israel snarking well worth the rehash he’s made of it.
        Good job his views are his own and not those of the BBC, for whom he is a…
        ‘BBC World News journalist. Tweets and views all my own, unless they’re retweets. In which case, they’re yours, obviously.’
        Be interesting what he does with the latest tweet, which may garner a few good-natured teases before vanishing, I’d hazard:)

           30 likes

        • Guest Who says:

          ‘…before vanishing, I’d hazard:)’
          SITYS!
          But at least, thanks to the miracle of modern technology, it lives on anyway. Possibly lack of pride in other things overcame him?
          Still waiting to here [sic] from Rolly’s gallant squire their answer to just why a BBC employee making a total, and partial arse of himself, and then going full memory hole (frowned on by the Flokker community recently) needs any slack cut on a forum that highlights unprofessionalism, bias and, more often than not, complementing cock-ups.

             11 likes

      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Great work as usual, DB. This has been added to the list, now adding an amusing supplement to his previous one.

        But you know what? In a way, I feel sorry for him. The BBC lets them do this, and Beeboids like Hughes feel like Twitter is outside official BBC impartiality rules. Those who doubt what I’m saying can see this stated openly by Mark Mardell at the BBC College of Journalism (@36:45).

        So when they do get called out for tweeting personal political opinions, instead of understanding they’ve broken the rule and learning their lesson, they get resentful and angry, as if they’re being oppressed by wingnuts and haters, which only serves to reinforce the contempt they have for people who don’t share their ideology.

        The evidence from previous instances of this kind demonstrates that behavior and attitude. Sometimes, as in the case of Jude Machin, even the Complaints department tells little white lies to defend staff against what Harriet Harman once described as “enemies waiting to pounce”.

        Restructuring the management won’t fix this if they don’t enforce their own rules in the first place, and treat those who disagree with contempt. Updating and fixing the management structure won’t stop the groupthink that encourages this behavior.

           30 likes

        • mark says:

          Excellently put David

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        • Simon says:

          “So when they do get called out for tweeting personal political opinions, instead of understanding they’ve broken the rule and learning their lesson, they get resentful and angry, as if they’re being oppressed by wingnuts and haters, which only serves to reinforce the contempt they have for people who don’t share their ideology”

          Completely agree and they get even bigger chips on their shoulders about “oppression” when it is the left who are the nasty ones who remove peoples rights eg tv tax enforcers

             5 likes

        • johnnythefish says:

          Groupthink indeed, David. Funny how when the Beeboids use the disclaimer ‘views entirely my own’, those views are inevitably left-wing.

             2 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      Beaten to the punch:)

         7 likes

    • David Kay says:

      i think hes deleted the tweet

         10 likes

    • lojolondon says:

      Not often I can quote the lefty Huffington post on anything, but they have the Sodastream story bang to rights!!

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abraham-h-foxman/what-targeting-sodastream_b_4697062.html

         2 likes

    • DICK R says:

      WHERE CAN I BUY ONE,CRITICISM FROM SUCH AS HE IS PRAISE INDEED

         6 likes

  2. Ian Rushlow says:

    Worth mentioning that the bubbles in fizzy drinks contain Carbon Dioxide, which is released into the atmosphere thus adding to global warming. And, er, probably racism and homophobia in Russia. Or something. Shame on you BBC journalist indeed!

       64 likes

  3. Guest Who says:

    Isn’t this more a case of him still not being proud?
    Because I recall him, or maybe it was a colleague, being cited here (‘conflicted’ was the term?), a while ago as not being happy with his desktop must-have then either.
    At least he’s living with the shame manfully. If rather publicly. And again.

       18 likes

    • DB says:

      Yes, once again he gets to show the world that he understands and cares about the plight of the poor Palestinians. Typical narcissistic lefty posturing.

         44 likes

  4. Scott says:

    Jeez. Given the amount of inane comments on hear that people seem to think is humorous, you’d think people as intelligent as DB and Preiser like to think they are might give other people the benefit of the doubt.

    Or are things only funny if they’re racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Muslim, and/or uttered by corpulent middle-aged men who haven’t left the house in twenty years but still think they’re superior to everyone else?

    they never grow up properly so go with their emotions and don’t switch on their brains

    The irony of a Biased BBC commenter making this remark about anybody else should be lost on nobody, except maybe Biased BBC commenters.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Credit where credit is due.
      Weighing in, in this way, on this story, replete with personal generic, irony-free snarks on the side…. a new standard of ‘brave’ is set.

         42 likes

    • DB says:

      “are things only funny if they’re racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Muslim” No, but it helps.

      [Cue pompous hissy fit]

         54 likes

    • David says:

      It’s good that young, slim, unprejudiced boulevardiers like Scott visit occasionally to teach us about the meaning of irony.

         54 likes

    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      What benefit of the doubt should we consider giving, Scott? Not sure what you’re seeing there.

         28 likes

    • john in cheshire says:

      Scott, first sentence : I think the word you’re looking for is ‘here’ not ‘hear’. I leave others to judge whether this mistake is a consequence of your education or not.

         31 likes

    • Corran Horn says:

      Bilinking heck, Lazarus has risen after 4 hours instead of 4 days this time. Scott I don’t know why you keep coming back I really don’t, post after post you submit and every time you’re shot to pieces and shown up as a deluded lefty on a daily basis, so I can but guess that you’re just a glutton for punishment.

         31 likes

      • Guest Who says:

        On this count I am experiencing some concerns.
        The rough and tumble of online forums can be a testing experience, but when those clearly of a fragile disposition actively seek such places out, over and over, and wade in in a provocative manner, the suspicion must be that there is a dubious motivational element at play.
        I still recall this case:

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10236272/Ask.fm-Bullied-girl-sent-hate-messages-to-herself.html

        (interestingly, little follow up on this by anyone, press or authorities, leaving much belief and little substance).
        The question must again be, where are the family, friends or colleagues who are surely aware of this corrosive obsession, yet seem either powerless in advocating other avenues or, worryingly, encouraging it?

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    • Andy S. says:

      Scott, you are a card! Now, perhaps you would like to tell us if you are going to refuse to buy petrol, oil and items made by the petro-chemical industry because it originates from the violently homosexual hating Muslim Middle East? After all, being the Capo-Di-Tutti-Frutti of the Beeboid Gay Mafia (please allow me my little pleasure of using that VERY appropriate tag once again), seeing homophobia everywhere (as well as all the other “isms” favoured by lefties wanting to close down arguments), I would have thought you would have been manning the barricades outside the Iranian or Saudi Embassy protesting their treatment of your fellow campmates.

         35 likes

    • Paddytoplad says:

      so its only ok to be racist about israelis then?

      those damn jooose eh?

      Try this one for size Scott, go to iran or saudi or indonesia with your out and proud t-shirt.

      Funny isnt it. Plenty of out gays in Israel and apart from a few orthodox nutters they get very little bother.

      Iran or other countries ending in stan and you’d probably be swinging from a crane.

      And yet you choose to support the barbarism of a medieval culture over a reasonably enlightened western one.

         38 likes

    • RHG says:

      ‘Amount’ words relate to quantities of things that are measured in bulk; number to things that can be counted. Comments (even inane comments) can be counted.

      ‘Jeez. Given the amount of inane comments… ‘

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    • mark says:

      Well how are you so sensible and right on when you have to resort to making personal comments . Added to which you and your ilk are racist and predjudiced not us.

      Please stop and think about your attitudes and what you write.

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  5. Dave s says:

    Anybody who usesthe word ” conflicted” can safely be ignored.
    I expect at their intervews every wannabe BBC droid is required to stamp on the Israeli flag .
    Those who say no are not the right stuff for the BBC.
    The Israelis should expel the lot of them

       34 likes

  6. Sterat lechi says:

    Has anyone at al beeb bothered to point out that over 400 Palestinians work at the company with equal pay and benefits to those of Israelis there?
    Also they keep banging on about International Law! The Fourth Geneva Convention is clear and specific saying that an occupying power can allow its citizens to move on to land provided no indigenous people are displaced. There were never any so-called Palestinians living in areas where there are settlements or farms and factories set up by Israelis, who then provide jobs for thousands of Arabs.

       55 likes

    • John Anderson says:

      Sterat

      Please do not confuse the likes of Scotty with the facts

         29 likes

      • Corran Horn says:

        Yes, facts are to the left as water is to the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz, and people like Scott and Albaman are the lefts Winged Monkeys sent to do the witches bidding.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Although Israel is not actually an occupying power as you can’t really occupy your own country. Judea and Samaria (that’s the ‘West Bank’ to you Beeb-types) are, always were and always will be part of Israel.

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    • Teddy Bear says:

      What the BBC do make a point to insert into the article are these final sentences:
      However, away from the factory, Reuters quoted one unnamed Palestinian employee as saying “there’s a lot of racism” at work.

      “Most of the managers are Israeli, and West Bank employees feel they can’t ask for pay rises or more benefits because they can be fired and easily replaced,” he added.

      Since most of the managers are Israeli it’s a fair assumption that some are Palestinian, but I think the BBC don’t want their readers to make that assumption. ‘Unnamed Palestinian employee’ notwithstanding, what he describes is a dynamic wherever a business has more people wanting work than they have places for. If it was really racist, it wouldn’t hire any Palestinians.

      It’s impossible for the BBC to present ANYTHING positive when relating facts about Israel.

         13 likes

  7. Ember2013 says:

    “On one hand I want to be eco-friendly…but on the other hand I like Palestinians too much to see them have jobs in the West Bank.”

    Just fight it out m8. In your head. Not in print.

       16 likes

  8. stuart says:

    its the old left wing socalist trick which many in the labour party indulge in of masking there anti semtism with claims they are just being anti zionist,anelka is trying that rouse that dont fool nobody.why is it always isreal thatis up for this bigotary and racism,the left dont ask for boycotts against iran who hang homosexuals from cranes on a daily basis,the left dont ask for boycotts against cuba who lock up and tortute politacal prisoners on a daily basis,the left and the labour party dont call for boycotts against saudi arabia and quatar who not only have the death penatly for homosexuality but persecute and murder christians who dare try to practise there religions in them muslim countrys,but its always isreal that the left and the labour party blames for all the ills of the world,remember the last person in power who used to do that.oh yes his name was adolf hitler

       29 likes

    • Corran Horn says:

      Stuart, the reason in my opinion for the lefts hatred of Israel and the Jews and their support for the Gaza Egyptians and the West Bank Jordanian’s and their failure to condemn Iran and other middle eastern nations is the the pact the left have made with Islam. This is to support their push for world domination in the hope it will be a progressive socialist caliphate and they do this by covering for them, by making them the victim class and pushing the idea that they are the oppressed, when the truth is that where Islam is in the majority all others are actually the oppressed and they seem to ignore this evidence that once they have served their purpose as useful idiots, then they will be next for the noose and the crane in Trafalgar square.

         22 likes

      • pah says:

        I think it is more to do with the fact that the cost of winning WW2 was the loss of the British Empire which in turn allowed the Soviets and USA to fight for the ME oil. That is why the left hate Israel.

        If the USA had supported the Arabs then the left would be islamophobic pro-Zionist and they’d be helping the Israelis drive the bulldozers and not being pushed by their ‘mate’ diving in front of them.

        The facts, as Scott regularly displays, mean nothing to them. Only displaying their faith is of consequence.

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        • Ian Rushlow says:

          The Left were actually pro-Zionist for a long time following the re-establishment of the state of Israel, which was considered a model of progressive socialism to many of them. It is only after the 6 Day War of 1967 that the Left turned sides, partly because that was the party line from Moscow (which backed the Arabs) and partly because they decided that Israeli military prowess meant that they were part of ‘Western Imperialism’. There is no concept of Islamism in Western Leftist thinking until after the Iranian revolution and the impetus for that stems largely from the anti-Americanism that they shared.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    For a thread about the BBC, journalism, and pride, this seems apposite…

    http://bbcwatch.org/2014/01/30/in-which-bbc-news-abandons-all-pretence-of-fact-checking/

    ‘Obviously the BBC has not bothered to carry out any kind of fact checking before electing to repeat and promote unverified hearsay from unidentified passers-by. ‘
    If correct, I take a dim view of this. And again wonder just what £4Bpa is actually spent on.
    ‘BBC News apparently can no longer be bothered with that most basic of journalistic tasks.’
    Rather making the inclusion of the word ‘News’ more a breach of the Trade Descriptions Act.
    Makes you proud to be British, eh?

       20 likes

    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      BBC editorial policy: It all started when Israel hit back. Palestinian sources are generally to be trusted while Israeli sources generally must be verified first.

         25 likes

  10. Pounce says:

    So you want to boycott Israel?

    So your organization has decided to boycott all products and services from Israel. Here is a list of activities that you now need to perform in order to comply with this boycott.

    Part One – Technology and Food

    First, remove all Intel Pentium and Celeron computer processor chips from personal computers (desktops, laptops and notebooks) as these were either developed or manufactured in Israel.

    Note that the revolutionary new Ivy Bridge processor will be manufactured in Israel. Any computers running the Windows XT operating system must be turned off immediately as this was developed in Israel. All current Microsoft operating systems are not to be used as Microsoft is heavily reliant on its Israel R&D centre.

    Step 2. Any computers that still work need to have their anti-virus software and personal firewalls removed as this technology originated in Israel. The organisation’s firewall will also need to be switched off. Staff should no longer open external emails as most of these will be infected with viruses. No outgoing emails can be sent. The algorithm (code) that’s used today for sending e-mails, was made by an Israeli who worked at the Ben-Gurion University in Be’er-Sheva in 1980.

    Step 3. Discard all mobile phones, as this technology was developed in Israel, where the first mobile phones were manufactured. Mobile chip technology from a single Israeli company has now been installed in over 100 million devices. Only top-level staff may retain mobile phones for emergency situations. However the use of SMS (Texting) is expressly forbidden as this facility was developed in Israel. No 4G devices can be used, as the chipset is Israeli.

    Step 4. Turn off your voice-mail service and delete any recorded messages. Israeli companies invented the voice-mail system. If someone you do not know answers your phone-call, then hang up. Israeli call-centres and call-centre technology is in widespread operation in the UK.

    Step 5. Before accepting any printed material, check that the supplier has not used the Israeli device that might have saved up to 50% of the ink used.

    Step 6. At home, do not use Facebook as many in-built and add-on applications are Israeli-developed. Do not watch videos on the Internet as the platform used to upload them may be from AOL and hence from an Israeli company. Do not use the Internet to search for answers to your questions as this may involve use of an Israeli-developed search engine. Better to remain unenlightened.

    Step 7. On your TV or home entertainment centre, do not use Video On Demand (VOD) to watch movies as you may inadvertently see an advert displayed usingIsraeli software. Do not purchase any games devices as these are likely to use Israeli technology.

    Step 8. Do not read books using an e-book as this may contain Israeli technology. Do not use data storage as it may have been developed at Israel’s storage technology R&D center.

    Step 9. Do not buy an electric car as it is likely to be powered with an Israeli battery or use Israeli developed charging mats. Continue to sit in traffic knowing that you are polluting the environment and financing oil-rich despotic regimes.

    Turning to food and drink, all food outlets on the organisation’s premises must dispose of cherry tomatoes, which were developed in Israel. Staff must ensure that no cherry tomatoes are included in sandwiches brought into office premises. The ban also applies to honey and any products derived from honey. Israel has developed solutions to the worldwide problem of bee-colony collapse, so that any products derived from bees might only be available now due to an Israeli invention.

    Avoid drinking any of the world-recognised award-winning Israeli wines. Do not consume homemade drinks from Israeli-manufactured household drinks machines.

    Avoid any fruit from South Africa or Peru as produce from these countries is being marketed with Israeli brand names.

    No agricultural products from the following areas must be consumed as they use water irrigation and agricultural technology provided directly from Israel. This includes most of Africa, China, India, Indonesia (a Muslim country), Nepal and many others.

    Much fruit and vegetables (including organic) imported into the UK has been enhanced using Israeli technology. This may save millions of people from starving around the world, but is not a good reason for you to eat it. To be safe, only eat fruit and vegetables that you have grown yourself using seeds that have been in your family for generations.

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    • Pounce says:

      Part Two – Staff Health.

      Destroy all personal medication. Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drugs company in the world, will have manufactured many of your medicines. Staff with the following illnesses will need to take specific precautions.

      Cancer – do not take any form of medication or treatment. Israeli scientists have been working at the forefront of oncology for decades.

      AIDS and HIV – beware; researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute or Hebrew University developed or improved AZT and Hypericin-based drugs; they have also developed a treatment that destroys HIV-infected cells without damaging healthy ones.

      Diabetes – do not measure or inject Insulin using the devices developed by Israeli scientists.

      Multiple Sclerosis – stop taking Copaxone, one of the most efficient medicines and the only non-interferon agent, as Teva developed it. Don’t touch Laquinimodeither.

      Parkinson’s – remove the Israel-pioneered brain pacemaker to stop tremors. Discontinue Levodopa, which reduces motor disturbances. Cease sessions that involve magnetic cortex stimulation.

      Staff with a family history of heart disease and arteriosclerosis must not use the Israeli device for early detection of these. Rather, wait until onset of the disease.

      Epileptics – stop treatment that may have benefited from the Israeli discovery of the underlying mutant gene; also throw away the bracelet that sends out an alert when a person goes into seizure.

      Staff or relatives with Age-related Macular Degeneration – remove Israeli implantsthat arrest the disease.

      Liver disease – abandon Israeli-developed antibody immunotherapy treatments.

      Emphysema – steer clear of the Israeli protein replacement therapy.

      Myeloma – stop taking the drug Velcade, which was developed over a period of 30 years by scientists at Haifa.

      Sleep apnea – no tests using the breakthrough Israeli device for diagnosis.

      Dyslexics must not benefit from the Israeli Internet-based reading system.

      Skin allergies must be treated with steroid creams only, as the new safer non-steroid alternative is Israeli.

      Any incident of stroke or head trauma or onset of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, epilepsy, glaucoma or brain tumor must avoid using any of the Weizmann Institute’s patented methods of treatment.

      Before any surgery or medical tests, check that hospital catheters have not been protected from infection using the new plastic from Israel that disables microorganisms. Avoid throat surgery as this may utilize Israeli surgical lasers.

      Ensure any colonoscopy or gastro investigation does not use internal Israeli cameras such as the Pillcam. Never undergo surgery to install an artificial heart, as the first artificial heart transplant took place in Israel.

      Kidney transplant patients must wait for donors of the same blood group as only Israel’s revolutionary new methods allow donors from other blood groups. Staff of Arab origin must not make use of the only database for matching potential Arab donors of bone-marrow – in Israel.

      In the event of a spinal injury or disease, do not accept spinal implants – likely to be an Israeli product or development. Heart rhythm problems must not be solved with the Israeli-developed heart pulse generator. All heart stents are off-limits as most of these originate from Israeli medical companies.

      Check all vaccines as many of these have been developed in Israel. Ensure that all X-rays do carry a radiation risk, as the only radiation-free system is Israeli. Treatments derived from Stem Cell research must be avoided as most of theseare Israeli-developed.

      If you or your family are struck with a bacterial infection, do not take alternatives to older, ineffective bacteria-resistant antibiotics, as an Israeli discovery will have been responsible for the modern, effective drugs. Check that any pain relief medication is not based on soya as an Israeli doctor discovered the beneficial effect of the soya bean.

      Do not use the revolutionary new Israeli bandage that saved the life of Arizona senator Gabriella Giffords after she was shot in the head. If you break a bone badly, reject any treatment that involves introducing collagen, as this may have been manufactured from Israeli plants.

      Do not protect babies and infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome with the Babysense system from Israel.

      Do not use Epilady (or epilator) – two Israelis invented this hair removal device.

      Finally, reject all major dental treatment, as your teeth may need to be scanned with an Israeli-developed dental scanner.

         40 likes

      • Pounce says:

        Part Three – Dealing with People.

        When interviewing prospective new staff or holding meetings with members of the public or with individuals from other companies, it is vital that you check whether they originate from, or are associated with the following countries and areas. You must ensure that you do not have any contact with people who have benefited from Israel’s aid to those countries. The organization must avoid any possible acknowledgment of Israel’s contribution to world relief. In addition, you must obtain a formal statement from the government of these countries that Israeli aid was not responsible for the production or development of any goods and services supplied to the organization.

        These locations include:

        Japan (As well as rescue teams, Israel supplied Geiger counters and Israeli thermal imaging cameras are monitoring the reactor cores – Mar 2011)

        Ghana (has been receiving technological aid from Israel since 2006; Israel is now providing neonatal units to save many of the 4,800 babies that die each year – Mar 2011)

        New Zealand (Israel sent several rescue teams, temporary shelters and water purification systems following the Christchurch earthquake in Feb 2011)

        Chile, whose rescued miners were treated to a tour of Israel as part of their “Pilgrimage of Thanks” (Feb 2011)

        Vietnam, whose milk industry is being totally transformed using high-yield Israeli cows (Feb 2011)

        Uganda (Israeli solar-powered refrigerators were provided to store v1accines used to eliminate an outbreak of Polio from the country in Jan 2011)

        Kenya (Israel’s Agency for International Development built a state-of-the-art Emergency Room in a hospital serving 6 million Kenyans in Jan 2011)

        The Maldives (although non-Islamic worship is banned here, Israeli eye-doctors performed free operations for citizens in Dec 2010)

        Philippines (signed major trade agreement with Israel in Nov 2010)

        Romania (Israeli doctors treated babies following fire at a neonatal unit – Sep 2010)

        Cameroon (Ophthalmologists from Haifa restored vision to patients and trained local medical teams in these procedures – Aug 2010)

        The Congo (Israel were the first burn specialists on the scene following the oil tanker fire disaster in July 2010)

        Angola (mines cleared by Israeli technology – July 2010)

        Mississippi (bio-remediation technique used to clean up after oil spills was developed in Israel)

        China (a major purchaser of Israeli technology, and recipient of medical aid andtraining)

        South Africa (Israelis trained their doctors to perform circumcisions to prevent the spread of AIDS – July 2010)

        Haiti (Israel set-up the largest field hospital to treat victims of the 2010 earthquake, the hurricane and the cholera outbreaks and provided vital assistance for over a year)

        Sri Lanka (Israel conducted a massive airlift with food, 50 medical staff and rescue teams only 48 hours after the Tsunami in Dec 2004)

        India (Israel sent an fully-equipped field hospital following Gujarat earthquake in Feb 2001)

        El Salvador (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2001)

        Georgia (Israel contributed food and seeds for farmers following severe drought in 2001)

        Turkey (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2000)

        Mozambique ((Israel relief aid following floods in 2000)

        Colombia (Israel sent medical aid and food following earthquake in 1999)

        Venezuela (President Chavez has forgotten Israel’s aid following floods of 1999)

        Central America (Israel sent emergency medical aid teams and equipment to help victims of Hurricane Mitch in 1998)

        Pakistan (2005) and Peru (2007) both accepted aid from Israeli NGOs following earthquake disasters.

        Peru’s hydro-electric power plants are also being built and run by an Israeli company.

        Rawanda, Mexico, Chad, Sudan (Darfur) and Malawi all have received humanitarian aid from Israel, including medical assistance from Israel’s NGOIsraAID.

        Always remember that the boycott extends to any individuals from the above regions that have been exposed to Israeli assistance during the 63 years existence of the current Jewish State.

           37 likes

        • Pounce says:

          Part Four – Other Impacts.

          -Reject all products from the USA. Analysis conducted in a typical US state shows that Israeli innovations were responsible for $2.4 billion in direct revenue to that state’s economy in 2009 and generated nearly 6,000 jobs.

          -Do not tutor your children in advanced Mathematics techniques, which may have originated in Israel. Also, if these techniques are used in your children’s schools, withdraw your children immediately.

          -Keen ornithologists should consider giving up their hobby as many rare speciesstop off or reside in Israel during their twice-yearly migration.
          -Do not watch the new series of NCIS as one of the actresses is Israeli.

          -Avoid going to any football matches featuring teams with Israeli players.

          -Destroy all your recordings of Madonna, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Deep Purple, Bon Jovie, Justin Bieber, George Benson, Moby and many, many more artists who have ridiculed the illogical boycott and have proudly performed (or will shortly perform) concerts in Israel.

          -Destroy any recordings of U2, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Rihanna Coldplay and any artist whose music has been recorded using the sound technology of the Grammy Award winning Israeli company Wave Audio. You also must get rid of any personal copies of Shrek, American Beauty and Star Wars. Do not trust anything recorded by Sony, JVC, Toshiba or Dell.

          -Don’t go to see The Black Swan with Natalie Portman, or watch any old films withElizabeth Taylor – both lovers of the Jewish State.

          -Do not stay in hotels or visit shopping centers owned by Israeli companies (sorry, you will need to check which ones yourself).

          -Do not have anything to do with the banks who are using Israeli software to prevent fraud.

          -Do not use any credit or debit card as the Security monitoring system used by the credit card companies is likely to be Israeli.

          -Do not buy an engagement ring containing a diamond as it is possible that this may have been cut in Israel.

          -Do not travel by air, as your plane might get towed by the Israeli-built “Taxibot.”

          -Do not use public transport inside Amsterdam, Moscow or Northern China in case you benefit from Israeli transportation devices.

          -If you suffer a power or network failure, be grateful that at least you haven’t installed the Israeli system that prevents power outages.

          -Finally, you need to leave all your taps running when you leave home and must never flush your toilet, because Israel provides water-saving technology to overhalf of the planet. It also is providing sewage treatment technology across the world, including to the UK. It should be obvious by now that all the measures specified in Parts 1 – 4 of this series of blogs will inevitably mean that your organization and your staff will be completely unable to function. Let’s therefore hope that the decision by your organization to boycott Israeli products is flushed down the toilet of history.

             40 likes

          • Dysgwr_Cymraeg says:

            Pounce, your star shines bright, I am going to copy every word of that into my files.
            I just cant wait to ( with your permission) use that by stuffing it into the gaping wide anal cavity of a lefty.
            You have just made an old man happy.

               25 likes

            • Pounce says:

              Dysgwr,
              Thank you for the compliment, but it isn’t my work, link below. (And it isn’t his as well)

                 12 likes

              • chrisH says:

                Pounce.
                In the need for balance, we here at the BBC demand an equivalent list of Islamic/Muslim and/or Arab achievements in the same timescale you have chosen for Israel.
                1, Suicide bombs
                2. Sand
                3.Oil-once the kuffar have sold them the hardware to get it somewhere
                useful
                4. That`s it….
                Do they import those swords that they use for beheadings, and can they make those special machines of theirs that are used to remove fingers/hands/feet etc?
                Not sure that they do actually!

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              • John Anderson says:

                PLUS –

                Don’t watch any satellite TV – or the BBC if it goes to a subscription service, because the encryption system will be Israeli

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          • Dave s says:

            There you have the reason for the hatred of Israel. Just too clever by half.
            The Western liberals hate it because it makes them feel inadequate and the Arab world just hates it because it always has done.
            No logic no sense.

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          • ROBERT BROWN says:

            Magnificent Pounce. Now…..send copies of all these posts to the BBC, Guardian et al, and demand a comment…..you will not get one. Once again, well done.

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          • deegee says:

            The Hate Israel Lobby focusses on fizzy drinks, chocolates and bath salts because they have relatively cheap and easily available replacements. One doesn’t even have to have consumed the Israeli product even once to feel morally uplifted by boycotting it.

            Given that the BDS attack on the Sodastream company dates back to at least March 2011 and on its earlier incarnation as Soda-Club since before March 2010 Roland Hughes failure to notice displays, if nothing else, a remarkable journalistic tin ear.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Good stuff, Pounce. Let’s make all those BBC journalists feel as conflicted as possible.

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    • NotaSheep says:

      Brilliant, but I think it should be Windows XP not Windows XT.

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  11. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Hughes has just tweeted his opinion on the new editor of a UAE newspaper (he’s World News, so it’s technically on his patch):

    Maybe he’d approve if Lord Patten took over instead. I expect this sort of public criticism of local media outlets is part of what makes the BBC so trusted internationally…….

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  12. George R says:

    “Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam, A Group Opposed to Jews Living on Jewish Land”

    – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/01/scarlett-johansson-quits-oxfam-group-opposed-jews-living-jewish-land.html/#sthash.X9Wx46hZ.dpuf

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  13. Pounce says:

    Maybe that bBC prick could do well to read this:

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/01/pride-and-embarrassment–at-the.html

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  14. Pounce says:

    While looking at the above photo, I noticed that his computer is Hewlett and Packard. Funny enough they have a research lab in Hafia where they carry out work for…..Microsoft.

    http://www.hpl.hp.com/israel/

    Maybe somebody should inform him via Twitter to ditch his computer.

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  15. Framer says:

    No more Oxfam donations either nor buying in their charity shops . Another to add to the list like Save The children.

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    • Pounce says:

      I stopped any dealings with Oxfam,The Red Cross years ago. I know only give to pure British charities who only deal with British Subject matters and who aren’t political.

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    • flexdream says:

      I can assure you that not everyone in the Oxfam charity shops supports Oxfam’s policy of boycotting West Bank businesses,

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  16. Techno says:

    Get busy with the fizzy!

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  17. Paddytoplad says:

    I personally buy loads of HP products including printing machines. If you work in the direct mail or the printing industries you would be stuffed if you banned israeli goods.

    Interestingly i went on the HP israel site and found this snippet

    “Since 2011 HP has been supplying the computer systems of the ministry of defense. The tender was worth an estimated NIS 500 million. Under the Ministry of Defense tender, the company was contracted to manage the ministry and IDF’s server farms for five years.

    The Basel system

    EDS has provided the Israeli ministry of defense with the development, installation, maintenance and on-going field support of the Basel System. The Basel System is an automated biometric access control system which includes a permit system for Palestinian workers, with hand and facial recognition, installed in checkpoints in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza. The system was financed by the US government following the Wye River Memorandum. ”

    So not only is HP working with those “damned Jooose” but they also help “oppress” the poor little protosuicide bombers of the West Bank and Gaza.

    Lets see him try and post tweets on a non israeli connected piece of hardware.

    Imagine if all the lefties stopped tweeting in protest. What a joy the internet would be without the selfrighteous bastards spouting their hateful bile.

    BTW Pounce you are a star as always. Plenty of web grenades to spoil a CIF love in. Thanks mate

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  18. John Anderson says:

    There is big coverage of the Scarlett Johanssen story everywhere. Great publicity for SodaStream – and it makes Oxfam look stupid to most people. Good for ScarJo !

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  19. David Preiser (USA) says:

    The BBC’s report on Johanssen and Oxfam doesn’t mention any of the details about how many Palestinians the company hires, or how well it pays them and provides health care. Of course they don’t. To do so would make the BBC appear to be Zionist shills, and we know they work very hard to appear impartial. It would also make Oxfam’s claim that Sodastream contributes to Palestinian poverty look like absolute nonsense.

    Instead, we get an empty platitude from the owner, balanced by accusations of racism and expressions of fear from a disgruntled Palestinian employee.

    Well done, BBC. A model of journalistic integrity. I suppose this counts as one of those “complaints from both sides”, right?

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  20. Dinsdale Oblong says:

    I know it’s Channel 4, but I notice “The Jump” is sponsored by Soda Stream.
    Has anyone told Brigstocke ?

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-jump/profiles

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    • will says:

      In view of that & judging by the tone of their report, Channel4 News will be wanting to disassociate themselves from Channel 4

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  21. stewart says:

    May have seen this on here first ,but stands repeating

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  22. Rob says:

    Not only am I going out to buy a Sodastream later today, but I’m also going to ask Scarlett to marry me or if she won’t then at least let me sh@g her

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Coming back to this a little late today, but matched in this by the BBC, on FaceBook at least.
    I merely cut and paste a recent page upload, leaving the reader to assess if Mr. ‘Wiki’ Conolly is the perfect objective broadcaster for the job of ”discovering more”, including the ‘quoted’ headline treatment opted for, order of argument presented*, and tonality of ‘the ‘reporter’

    The Today Programme

    The BBC’s Kevin Connolly looks at Scarlett Johansson’s decision to quit as ambassador for Oxfam.

    Scarlett Johansson ‘should know better’
    audioboo.fm

    https://audioboo.fm/boos/1888803-scarlett-johansson-should-know-better

    Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank. The BBC’s Kevin Connolly discovers more.
    ‘News reporting’ from the BBC – It’s all a bit different now.
    *Looking at the FB comments from one extreme, it’s rather clear at what point where some audience members stopped listening.

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    • Guest Who says:

      OT but a worthy complement, if only to also see the comments:

      http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/edwest/2014/01/who-cares-about-israel-and-palestine/

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Typical BBC report on the scenario, no explanation for why Israel had the opportunity to “capture” the West Bank in 1967. It’s just out-of-the-blue aggression, eh?

      The most clever journalist trick “Teabagger” Connolly uses is the method he uses to introduce the SodaStream boss:

      “Slick and persuasive demonstrator of the product”, followed by SFX from the commercial, followed by Birnbaum’s statement that his company provides jobs and works for peace. That’s the product “Teabagger” wants to undermine. He wants to set up his listeners to be suspicious of Birnbaum’s statement of good intentions by calling him “slick”. The SFX of the pouring liquid is a very slick trick to provide cover for what “Teabagger” and his producer did.

      To hell with them.

      I know lurking and non-lurking journalists are going to tell me I’m hearing something that isn’t there, that “Teabagger” Connolly was merely telling us that Birnbaum is a good salesman for his product, completely and innocently unrelated to the statement defending the providing of good jobs and working for peace. I say to anyone who tries that on that you really need to rethink your standards.

      At least this time, contrary to the online article about the situation from the other day, “Teabagger” Connolly allowed a Palestinian to tell you that SodaStream pays for healthcare for his Palestinian workers. I guess that balances out the biased online article, right?

      Birnbaum cares about peace and about his employees, but all Connolly can do is stir the anti-Israel sh!t, and try to make the SodaStream guy worry that Johanssen will crumble under public pressure.

      Worst. Zionist. Shill. Ever. It’s things like this that make me fail to understand how anyone (like Paul Mason) could think the BBC is controlled by Zionists or Zionist sympathizers and is cowed by Israeli pressure.

      “Teabagger” Connolly has form on stirring it against Israel. Early on in his tenure as correspondent there, he spent a nice chunk of money to set up a lemon tree on his terrace with a good water supply, just so he could make a report about how Israel is taking vital water resources away from the Palestinians. He sure didn’t pay for that very expensive metaphor out of his own pocket. He was just as biased in the US.

      One more thing: the SodaStream ad will not be shown during the Super Bowl. Not because of any anti-Israel sentiment, but because it kind of disses Coke and Pepsi, two major, major, major NFL sponsors. Oops. I guess all those thousands of journalists and researchers couldn’t find that out and inform old “Teabagger” before going to air.

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