(By Michael Ordman)So your organization has decided to boycott all products and services from Israel. You’ve already removed all Israeli technology from your premises and the homes of your staff. Also you’ve destroyed all life-saving Israeli medicines and stopped vital treatments and diagnoses as instructed previously? Good! Now here are some further actions that you now need to perform in order to comply with this boycott.
Part Three – Dealing with People.
When interviewing prospective new staff or holding meetings with members of the public or with individuals from other companies, it is vital that you check whether they originate from, or are associated with the following countries and areas. You must ensure that you do not have any contact with people who have benefited from Israel’s aid to those countries. The organization must avoid any possible acknowledgment of Israel''s contribution to world relief.
In addition, you must obtain a formal statement from the government of these countries that Israeli aid was not responsible for the production or development of any goods and services supplied to the organization.
These locations include:
Japan (As well as rescue teams, Israel supplied Geiger counters and Israeli thermal imaging cameras are monitoring the reactor cores - Mar 2011)
Ghana (has been receiving technological aid from Israel since 2006; Israel is now providing neonatal units to save many of the 4,800 babies that die each year – Mar 2011)
New Zealand (Israel sent several rescue teams, temporary shelters and water purification systems following the Christchurch earthquake in Feb 2011)
Chile, whose rescued miners were treated to a tour of Israel as part of their "Pilgrimage of Thanks" (Feb 2011)
Vietnam, whose milk industry is being totally transformed using high-yield Israeli cows (Feb 2011)
Uganda (Israeli solar-powered refrigerators were provided to store vaccines used to eliminate an outbreak of Polio from the country in Jan 2011)
Kenya (Israel''s Agency for International Development built a state-of-the-art Emergency Room in a hospital serving 6 million Kenyans in Jan 2011)
The Maldives (although non-Islamic worship is banned here, Israeli eye-doctors performed free operations for citizens in Dec 2010)
Philippines (signed major trade agreement with Israel in Nov 2010)
Romania (Israeli doctors treated babies following fire at a neonatal unit - Sep 2010)
Cameroon (Ophthalmologists from Haifa restored vision to patients and trained local medical teams in these procedures - Aug 2010)
The Congo (Israel were the first burn specialists on the scene following the oil tanker fire disaster in July 2010)
Angola (mines cleared by Israeli technology - July 2010)
Mississippi (bio-remediation technique used to clean up after oil spills was developed in Israel)
South Africa (Israelis trained their doctors to perform circumcisions to prevent the spread of AIDS - July 2010)
Haiti (Israel set-up the largest field hospital to treat victims of the 2010 earthquake, the hurricane and the cholera outbreaks and provided vital assistance for over a year)
Sri Lanka (Israel conducted a massive airlift with food, 50 medical staff and rescue teams only 48 hours after the Tsunami in Dec 2004)
India (Israel sent an fully-equipped field hospital following Gujarat earthquake in Feb 2001)
El Salvador (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2001)
Georgia (Israel contributed food and seeds for farmers following severe drought in 2001)
Turkey (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2000)
Mozambique ((Israel relief aid following floods in 2000)
Colombia (Israel sent medical aid and food following earthquake in 1999)
Venezuela (President Chavez has forgotten Israel''s aid following floods of 1999)
Central America (Israel sent emergency medical aid teams and equipment to help victims of Hurricane Mitch in 1998)
Pakistan (2005) and Peru (2007) both accepted aid from Israeli NGOs following earthquake disasters.
Peru''s hydro-electric power plants are also being built and run by an Israeli company.
Rawanda, Mexico, Chad, Sudan (Darfur) and Malawi all have received humanitarian aid from Israel, including medical assistance from Israel''s NGO IsraAID.
Always remember that the boycott extends to any individuals from the above regions that have been exposed to Israeli assistance during the 63 years existence of the current Jewish State.
Next week, Part 4 will include instructions on further impacts of the boycott. Unfortunately, there remains a wide range of areas that the nasty Israelis have been involved in. So be prepared for major disruptions both in the workplace and in your private lives. You may prefer to go home, lock all the doors and turn off the lights.
Michael Ordman writes a weekly newsletter containing Good News stories about Israel. www.verygoodnewsisrael.blogspot.com