The ZCC is grateful to Barry Williams who lives in Ireland, who brought this matter to our attention
The Minister for Foreign Affairs in Ireland recently stated he will seek a ban on Israeli settlement goods in the EU (see article below).
Ireland will be President of the European Union next year. The ZCC is bitterly opposed to this ban.
Many of you will have signed my earlier petition on Avaaz.org. Sadly Avaaz showed it true colours and removed the petition as it felt it was against their "Community Standards". Avaaz's behaviour has been anti democratic and biased but we the friends of Israel in Ireland and worldwide must stand together.
Israeli settlements are in Area C, Area C of the West Bank under the Oslo Accord was assigned to Israel. Area A and B was given to the Palestinian Authority to control.
If Minister Gilmore wishes to seek a boycott of Israeli settlement goods, we seek an EU wide boycott of goods made in Western Sahara which is occupied by Morocco,Indonesian goods made in West Papua New Guinea and Chinese goods made in Tibet
We urge Minister Gilmore, Minister Creighton and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs not to seek a boycott of Israeli goods ,instead they should look to build bridges between various communities in the Middle East.
Singling out Israel will not secure a lasting peace.
We would really appreciate if you could sign Barry's petition (see link below), forward to friends and share on your facebook or tweet.
We need as many signatures as possible.