The massive French bank Credit Mutuel shut down the account of La Campagne BDS France amid escalating criticism over the illegal practices of supporting financial transactions that target Israel for boycotts.It doesn't shock me if the BDS movements in France used illegal methods to run their accounts and funding. Nobody should donate their hard-earned money to the extremists through PayPal either.
In a dramatic setback for a large Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) group, BDS France removed a link on its donor webpage in May for Credit Mutuel and added a link to PayPal as a method of contribution.
Speaking from Tel Aviv on Wednesday, the Israeli journalist Jean Patrick Grumberg told The Jerusalem Post that according to his source “BDS France used illegal ways to open its account and Credit Mutuel closed it.”
Friday, May 20, 2016
A leading bank in France has wisely disassociated itself from the BDS movement (Hat tip: The Tower):
Posted by Avi Green at 12:08 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Lieberman may have learned a lesson after refusing to join the coalition about a year ago. At the same time, he may have convinced Netanyahu to support death penalties for terrorists:
Coalition negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman were almost completed after Netanyahu agreed to the condition of setting the death penalty for those who commit terror activities.I'd say Lieberman's doing the right thing to finally join up, after Moshe Yaalon otherwise proved disappointing. The position supporting the death penalty for violent and murderous terrorists is something that will have to be taken up as a deterrant sooner or later, because there's just so many repulsive jihadists out there who have to be sent a message. In the end, the question is whether Lieberman can stand strong on his position.
Members from both parties exchanged a final draft of the agreement on Thursday agreeing on the death penalty, however both have not agreed on the specific conditions.
In a meeting that lasted less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, Liberman accepted Netanyahu’s offer of the defense and immigration and absorption portfolios and support for key Yisrael Beytenu-sponsored legislation.
Posted by Avi Green at 5:10 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Almost all of London's East End is becoming a Muslim enclave now while indigenous English leave the neighborhood:
London’s Cockney culture is being driven out of one of its last remaining bastions, Newham in East London, which has seen its white population halved in the last 15 years. The area now has the lowest white population in London leading to pubs and working men’s clubs are closing down and a loss of Christian traditions.They could easily have been forced to close by sharia enforcement gangs. And there's modern London for you today, where English culture, whatever you think of it, has been supplanted by Islamists, and even eastern Europeans who immigrated to the UK aren't enough to ensure otherwise. I've got a feeling someday, the UK soap opera on television called EastEnders is going to look very dated indeed, even if it is set in a fictional neighborhood.
The borough of Newham lies just five miles east of the City of London, banking capital of the world, but locals say it now looks less like a British city, more like Baghdad.
The area was once characterised by its white working class population, mostly cockneys who moved in during the 1800s as dockworkers during an era of unprecedented global trade. But now ethnic minorities make up 76 percent of the borough’s population, making it the most multicultural place in Britain.
“People who haven’t been for many years come out of Upton Park Station and say: ‘I can’t believe what’s happened here, it could be Baghdad,’” says Peter Bell manager of the East Ham Working Men’s Club.
His customers agree. “It’s hard to find somebody who speaks English in Newham,” one says. “We’ve always been a country where immigration plays a part, but not on the scale you find now.
“You go from Aldgate to Barking and there is very few English people left.”
Another says: “The biggest change I think is the pubs shutting, there are so many pubs closing down. Muslims don’t drink, so that’s another major change.”
Posted by Avi Green at 4:27 PM