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Report: Jordanian activists launch new Israel boycott campaign
Published Saturday 01/03/2014 (updated) 01/03/2014 23:49
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A new activist campaign seeks to implement a boycott of Israeli products in Jordan's grocery stores, a Jordanian daily newspaper reported Friday.

According to report published in al-Ghad, the new Jordanian campaign to boycott Israeli products is called "Tatheer," meaning purification.

The campaign was started by Muhammad al-Ramini, who bought a bag of seeds from a peddler only to discover that it was a product of Israel, the report said.

Al-Ramani returned the seeds, and posted about his experience on his Facebook page. He and other Facebook users then organized the "Tatheer" campaign to "purify Jordan of Israeli products," especially fruits and vegetables.

Activists produced stickers inscribed with the slogan "Don't pay for the bullet that kills our people," and distributed them to grocery stores across Amman and other Jordanian cities, the report said.

Stage two of the campaign will target wholesalers to convince them to stop importing Israeli products, al-Ramini told al-Ghad.

The move follows a series of successes for the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, particularly in the academic world.

BDS also made headlines when actress Scarlett Johansson left her role as ambassador for Oxfam, an international NGO that is publicly opposed to Israeli settlements, to become an ambassador for SodaStream, a company whose product is produced in an Israeli settlement.
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1 ) Mitri I. Musleh / Canada
01/03/2014 16:09
Shouldn’t the Jordanian government put a ban on all products imported from Israeli?

2 ) Rami / Palestine
01/03/2014 16:16
Oops, well I guess there goes the only Arab country that has peace and normalized relations with Israel. I'm sure its only a matter of time before King Abdullah, who is staunchly on the Palestinian side of the conflict, rips up the peace agreement between Israel and Jordan on account of Israel's violating the agreement by annexing the Al Aqsa compound which is under the guardianship of the Jordanian king according to the agreement.

3 ) Mel / USA
01/03/2014 19:52
Bravo,Jordanian people & ALL Palestinian refugees hosted by Jordan since Zionism began its expulsion of Arabs by war crimes.I'm sure His Majesty will pondering his Hashemite conscience i.e.bravely endorse the growing BDS movement of 'NO ISRAELI BLOOD PRODUCTS',because it's right.Or stay silent fearing the loss of USG checks(FMF&USAID)to facilitate Israel's occupation turning Jordan into a growing UNRWA camp? Your call,Abdullah.Paid puppet POW guard,or self-determined KING? BDS ALL THE WAY!

4 ) Mel / USA
01/03/2014 20:03
Cont: Gazans &all Palestinians should start a PEACEFUL,ACTIVE agri-resistance;'Seeds of Peace' & go out,en masse,into Israeli military zones,OPT's,military-fence areas along with full Palestinian media coverage & white-flags of PEACE! Work/turn the soil,dig irrigation trenches & PLANT MILLIONS of Arab heritage seeds & fodder crops for livestock! No-one,of ANY humanity,can STOP Palestine from doing that,on its OWN land. Take your camera's TOO against Zionism BDS(Bulldoze,Destroy,Steal)????

5 ) Abdullah / KSA
02/03/2014 22:54
Bravo Jordan, 'Ahlan Tatheer'. Looks like BDS is going global in a big way. Soon there will be no Isreali products to be found anywhere, part from in Isreal!
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