Friday, 17 February 2012

Chapter 104 Products and posters

The desire to make money, regardless of the means, is well served by the simultaneous existence of the need to make ends meet.

This is also helpfully facilitated by controlling the flow of products coming in and out of a country.

Tapuzina Juice is one of the many Israeli products found on the shelves of supermarkets in the West Bank.

Hummos, skin care, cleaning products, shampoos, clothing, electric goods and medication produced in (or imported via) Israel are also widely available in supermarkets and shops.

A recent Gulf News article states that $3 billion worth of Isreali products are sold in the territories each year.

Choices are limited. International brands are expensive and local production is low.

There is also a slight element of snobbery. Some people prefer to buy Israeli products based on the idea that the quality is better.

While boycotting is not widespread in Nablus, these posters have recently made an appearance around the center of town. They are a part of a wider campaign that was launched last year.

I'm not sure to what extent people have rallied around this movement, but it's there. 

A poster calling for a boycott of Tapuzina and other Israeli products to help fight the occupation

A car sticker of a fist wrapped in a Palestinian flag squeezing an orange

1 comment:

  1. I think economic ties could help bring peace between us.
    We could both benfit from it.
    "The Dove" tahini from Nablus is now very popular in Israel.