For me, it is too difficult to consider if humanity is still left in this world. Kind words, politeness, and patience seem to have disappeared. The innocent people are killed every money. Without any doubt, Israel is a senseless and merciless nation that has long ruined the peace and harmony of the people of Gaza. Here are shared the top 10 Israeli brands we should boycott, making the country weaker and weaker.
10. Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer is a British multinational company that deals in home products, clothing, and luxury food products. It has been inevitably linked to Zionism since its foundation and is aiding in economical development of Israel. The brand received the high attribute jubilee award in 1998 by the Israeli Prime Minister. We should boycott it.
TEVA is an Israeli pharmaceutical company. It is one of the largest generic drug manufacturers in the world. The pharmacy products of this company are being sold the world over. It has employed over 45,000 people, supplying packs of medicines to NHS annually as compared to anyone else. According to an estimate, around 250 capsules or tablets manufactured by them are consumed by patients across Europe. This Israeli brand should be boycotted.
Danone opened its R&D facility in Israel in July 1998- the Danone institute. The same year, Mr. Frank Riboud accepted the jubilee award by the Israeli Prime minister Netanyahu on behalf of this company. The French brand possesses around 20% share of the second largest food company of Israel, the Strauss Group. We should not use its products.
7. Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard also renowned as HP, deals in printers and computers, and is a famous tech brand. It has high involvement in Israeli biometric technology checkpoints and Israeli identification cards. It is known to supply computer systems to Israel for its defense forces and is producing high technology equipment like a biometric permit system that are used for commanding the movements of workers of Palestine through checkpoints in Gaza, the Basel system and the West Bank. Let us boycott this brand.
Intel is an American multinational semiconductor chip making company. It is one of the biggest supporters of Israel. The company has operated plants at the site of old Palestinian villages of Iraq al-Manshiya and Faluja now named as Kiriyat Gat. It had invested around USD2.7 billion to improve these plants. It is strengthening the Israeli economy which is why should be banned.
5. Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder is known to deal in makeup products, fragrances, hair care items, and skincare products. The Chairman of the Estee Lauder named Ronald Lauder has been a prominent supporter of Jewish and Israel. The products of this company include Estee Lauder cosmetics, DKNY, MAC cosmetics, Bobbi Brown Essentials, Jane, Aveda, Stila Cosmetics etc. We should not give preference to any of its items.
Motorola is a telecommunication company, established in 1948. It is a big supporter of Israel. The company aids in carrying out its coercive tactics towards Palestinians. Motorola established Motorola Israel in 1964, and has supplied Israel with military armaments for maintaining their occupation. We should avoid purchasing any of Motorola products. What do you say?
McDonald’s is a big fast food chain that is serving over 68 million customers every day in 119 countries beyond 35,000 outlets. This corporation has long been funded by the Jewish United Fund. The Jewish United Fund sustains American military, and provides political and economic support to Israel through its Israel Commission. McDonald’s is a brand to boycott completely.
Nestle is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company, headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestle is one of largest and famous food companies in the world in terms of revenues. It shares a good amount with Israel. Some of its products are breakfast cereals, dairy products, frozen food, baby food, snacks etc. It is one of the L’Oreal’s main shareholders. The company owns 53.8% shares of Osem which is a leading Israeli food manufacturer. Boycotting it can be an option.
1. Coca Cola
Coca Cola is a soft drink brand that has housed various carbonated drinks under its name including Kia Ora, Sprite, Fanta, Schweppes, and Sunkist. This company is a big supporter of Israel since 1966 and it proved it many times. In 1997, Coca- Cola was also honored by the Government of Israel Economic Mission at the Israel Trade Award for its persistent support to Israel. Let us not use Coca Cola products and boycott it instantly.
Do you use any of these brands?