Farmers in contested fertile valley suffering steep losses from Western European boycott and divestment movement.
An international campaign to boycott Israeli settlement products has rapidly turned from a distant nuisance into a harsh economic reality for Israeli farmers in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley.
The export-driven income of growers in the valley’s 21 settlements dropped by more than 14 percent, or $29 million, last year, largely because Western European supermarket chains, particularly those in Britain and Scandinavia, are increasingly shunning the area’s peppers, dates, grapes and fresh herbs, settlers say.
“The damage is enormous,” said David Elhayani, head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, which represents about 7,000 settlers. “In effect, today, we are almost not selling to the (Western) European market anymore.
The Jordan river is a central place in the Bible, and the place where the Messiah was baptized, just like thousands of Jews. It is also where the borders of Israel and Jordan is located today, the most stable of the borders in the Middle East.
The PLO, Islamic Jihad and Obama wants to change this. They want this border to be moved towards the Mediterranean Sea, and eradicate all chances of the survival of the Jewish state.
To force Israel to give up the Jordan river and the Jordan Vally, a Nazi-styled boycott campaign has been launched in Europe. It is like a dog returning to its own vomit.
Jew-hate is as present in the Post-Christian souls today, as it was in the run up to World War II. Those who sow death and destruction against the Jewish people, will reap what they sown. People who curse them selves in this way, have learned nothing of World History.
Written by Ivar