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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great news: Israel trading with Iran

Once again, greed causes Israel to do something really stupid.
Bank Leumi was among the first in Israel to purchase the Iranian Gohare stone, which is named after the ancient city of Gohar-Tappeh in Iran, and quarried mainly in Isfahan, in central Iran. The marble stone, the hues of which combine beige and gray, became popular among Israeli architects, and was soon purchased by many traders in Israel, along with other Iranian marble stone.

But how did marble reach Israel from Iran, a state with which trade is barred by law? Through the ultimate transit station — Turkey. The stone slabs arrive in containers marked “Made in Turkey,” accompanied by Turkish documents, and easily pass through customs agents at the ports. This is only one of the methods for camouflaging the country of production, for goods coming from countries with which Israel does not have trade relations. This does not refer only to marble: Other products also make their way to Israel in a similar fashion, including textile, carpets, candy and of course pistachios.

The order banning trade with the enemy defines Lebanon, Syria and Iran as states with which trade is forbidden. Nevertheless, trade with them takes place on a regular basis, indirectly, through third parties. Whether it is because of globalization, the drive to develop the Israeli economy, or just because it sells, certain goods from enemy countries are prevalent in the Israeli market. How much difference does this make to the Israeli economy, to the Americans or to Ahmadinejad’s pocket?
Is this really necessary? If the average Israeli knew this is going on, would they continue to buy these products? Think how quickly the average Israeli stopped vacationing in Turkey without a word from the government. I think they'd stop buying things they know come from Iran too.

What could go wrong?


At 6:55 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Iranians buying goods from the Little Satan?

Ahmedinejad is gonna be pretty upset to know Iranians are helping to prop up the Zionist entity with their rials.


At 8:36 AM, Blogger Ashan said...

Oh - Israel gets its pistachios from Iran (rather from California) in a roundabout way, too.
Very stupid Jews.


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