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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Your tax dollars at work again: The 'National Honor Fund'

The 'Palestinian Authority' has announced that it is setting up a fund to boycott products made in the neighboring Jewish towns.
They're calling it by one of the very few names that could excite the 'Palestinians.' They're calling it the 'National Honor Fund.' The PA Economics Ministry spearheaded the creation of the fund, which it said aims to "cleanse the Palestinian market of products from the settlements and encourage local products." Many Palestinian businessmen and party politicians attended Tuesday's conference.

Economics Minister Hassan Abu Libda said in his speech that Israel prevents the entry of Palestinian goods into Israel. He said the PA intends to boycott goods produced in the West Bank settlements. "The settlements are neither legal nor legitimate. We call on Israeli companies to withdraw their investments from the settlements," Abu Libda said.

According to figures presented by the new fund, $500 million worth of goods produced in settlements reach the Palestinian territories every year.

Fayyad said that contributions to the fund will be recognized by the PA for tax purposes, and called on the international community to assist in halting construction in the West Bank settlements.

Among the products that the PA intends to boycott are those of Beigel Beigel (pretzels), Ahava (beauty products) and the Barkan winery, as well as a large variety of agricultural products grown in the settlements, including fruits, vegetables, eggs and flowers.
Of course, since virtually the entire 'Palestinian Authority' budget comes from 'international aid' money in one form or another, those are your tax dollars at work subsidizing higher cost, poorer quality, locally produced products (I can guarantee you that they're not going to be importing from anyplace else). Look for the 'Palestinians' to be crying about six months from now that they are starving because they cannot afford to buy pretzels, beauty products and wine (among other things) and cannot figure out how to make them.

What could go wrong?


At 5:36 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

In 16 years, the Palestinians have not set up an independent, functioning economy. And to hear it from PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, they can set up a state in the next two years. Its a joke.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

The world is most certainly the enablers of terrorist hate filled, antisemitic Palestinian society.

There should be shame and guilt in that but of course there is none. The a-moral hypocrisy of a world which supports and rewards those who kill Jews should be our wake-up call to trust few except those on the front line of salvaging truth. (front line means more than spouting mere words!)
step #1
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing..


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