No to an EU ban on Israeli Goods
  • Petitioned Minister Eamon Gilmore

This petition was delivered to:

Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister Eamon Gilmore
Minister for European Affairs
Minister Lucinda Creighton
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs
Prime Minister of Ireland
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

No to an EU ban on Israeli Goods

    1. Barry  Williams
    2. Petition by

      Barry Williams

      Cork, Ireland

Many of you will have signed my petition on Avaaz.org.Sadly today 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 and urge Minister Gilmore and the Irish Government to not seek a EU ban on Israeli goods made in the settlements.

On the 15th May 2012 Eamon Gilmore the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs suggested he may seek a EU wide ban of Israeli settlement goods.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/0515/1224316131471.html

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.

If you would like to keep up to date with this campaign and other Pro Israel work in Ireland please "like" this page

https://www.facebook.com/irish4israel 

Here is an interesting article about Eamon Gilmore and his proposed ban of Israeli Settlement goods

http://www.crethiplethi.com/the-eu-at-war-with-israel-the-prospect-of-an-irish-led-eu-wide-boycott/israel/2012/ 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Final Week

      Barry  Williams
      Petition Organizer

      Hello,This is the final week of the petition,.We have not reached our target of 3,000 sadly but I still feel we have collected enough signatures to at least have our voices heard.

      Thank you to everyone who has shared and tweeted and emailed the link.Some of you have been so energetic. I am going to ask you all to go the extra mile this week to get the last few extra signatures.

      Here is the petition link
      https://www.change.org/petitions/minister-for-foreign-affairs-no-to-an-eu-ban-on-israeli-goods

      Make sure to stay in contact @irish4israel @barrycork
      On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/irish4israel

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ossie Sharon NESHER, ISRAEL
      • over 1 year ago

      The proposed ban is based on what is at best misinformation and at worst solidarity with terrorism.

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    • Jennifer Willig SHERWOOD, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      I will fight for Israel however I called to fight.

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    • Rheba Silverstein SILVER SPRING, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Israel is the only true Democracy in the Middle East.. Support Israel to keep Democracy alive there.

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    • Sean O'Sullivan BROCKTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I love Israel and the Jewish people!

      and KNOW the Lord God

      has their back!!!

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    • PJ Hogan CORK, IRELAND
      • over 2 years ago

      To protest at the re-emergence on anti semitism in Europe. We continue to import from dictatorships and pay lip service to their human rights records. Israel is the only democratic state in the region. We must support the preservation of democracy and be a part of the solution to the problems in the region..The EU needs to reflect on the past and the inherent anti semitism of some of its members. We need to strengthen our relationships with Israel .

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