I receive a mountain of email; some of it with wild accusations about companies, people, political parties and organizations. Generally, I just dismiss them as either unfounded and sometimes malicious.
That is not to say however, that I don’t do research from time to time to see if there is any validity to some of the claims.
The latest claim I received, stated that the international retailer of natural products; The Body Shop, supports the Palestinian Right of Return to Israel.
How utterly nonsensical I thought. Why would The Body Shop promote the destruction of Israel?
The Palestinian Right of Return is a non starter. Even the Quartet thinks it’s a dream without any merit, since it would mean that several million so-called Palestinians, including their decedents would have the RIGHT to return to what is now Israel proper.
The notion that Israel (pre-1967) could be flooded by people making claims that they are Palestinians who’ve been disenfranchised by the creation of the State of Israel is ridiculous.
But; as stupid as it is: this is the reason Arafat used to walk away from the Camp David Peace offer to start his TERRORIST war on Jewish Israelis (Intifada) in the year 2000.
What makes this claim for the Palestinian Right of Return even more absurd, is that MOST of the so-called Palestinians never lived in the region they’re claiming as their own.
And for the few that did live there, they were nothing more than transients from Jordan, Syria or Lebanon, who lived in what they considered to be Palestine for just a few months to a few years.
The real occupants of what was that part of the Palestinian region (ceded to Israel by the UN) who chose to stay where they lived in the newly re-minted Jewish State, are full fledged Israeli citizens.
There’s also no mention of the fact that most of the land being claimed by people without merit, is land that was willingly sold to the Jewish National fund dating as far back as 1901.
Most of the so-called Palestinians do not qualify as refugees under the UN’s normal definition of what defines a refugee. But; for the Palestinians, the UN bent its own rules.
Then there’s the stark reality of what happens if the so-called Palestinians are ever given the Right of Return. Israel is finished. Arafat knows this. Hence; the all-out push from Arafat for the Right of Return.
No one should forget that Arafat’s dead uncle, Haj Amin al-Husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the Second World War. Not only was he a close friend to the Nazis, he himself was a Nazi who pledged to kill every last Jew.
The other issue some people like to conveniently ignore is Arafat’s own nationality. Arafat was born Abd al-Rahman abd al-Bauf Arafat al-Qud al-Hussein in Egypt, where he was educated and served as a paid Egyptian TERRORIST.
Where does that make him a so-called Palestinian?
Taking all of this into account, as far as I was concerned, there was no way The Body Shop would promote such an asinine idea; that is, until I read it for myself on their own Web Site.
Here is their official statement that I Copied and Pasted from their Web Site that actually boasts of donating money to the Palestinian movement for their Right of Return.
OPEN QUOTE – From Israel – National Committee for the Defence of the Rights of the Internally Displaced is a self-help and advocacy advisory service, and a network for all community-based organisations campaigning for the right of return of internally displaced Palestinians. – CLOSE QUOTE.
Sometimes; when Chicken Little shouts that the sky is falling, it pays to look up. This is one of those times.
When I think about who are Israel’s enemies, the list is very long. When I think about who are the enemies of Jews everywhere, the list is very much the same as the list of Israel’s enemies.
I know that what I just wrote is politically incorrect, and will be perceived by many, that criticizing Israel does not make one an anti-Semite, but that’s not necessarily true. Most people who put the boots to Israel are anti-Semites in either Left Wing or Fascist clothing.
What The Body Shop is doing: is participating, aiding, abetting, and financing a war against the Jewish State; and by extension – the Jewish people.
I will not bother to analyze whether The Body Shop wants Israel destroyed or not, simply because their intentions are irrelevant. What is relevant, is that their actions are supporting the enemies of Israel in their quest to destroy the Jewish State.
Complete information for this Body Shop policy, and their effort to promote the Palestinians’ Right of Return can be found at their Web Site:
Once on their Home Page, go to OUR VALUES in their menu at the top of the page, then to DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS on the left hand side of their page, and then to HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, also found on the left hand side of that page.
The Body Shop Award was $300,000 for the Palestinian Right of Return.
It might not sound like much in the global sense. But every penny given to this cause, is an investment in the death of Israel, and the continued threat to Jews everywhere.
The next time you or someone you know needs a product available at The Body Shop, just remember where some of your money will be going, and unless you also want to promote the destruction of Israel and the endangerment of Jews everywhere, shop somewhere else.