Further to the Dubai based company running strategic ports in the US, Jewschool cited a Jerusalem Post article that claimed that the UAE company supported the heinous boycott on Israel. Mobius then went on to criticize those who, following rabbinical advice, voted for Bush. The gorgeously designed Cross-Currents blog, many of whose writers probably agreed that it was indeed “halakha to vote for Bush” also cited the Jerusalem Post article and concluded that “I still don’t see any serious security ramifications of Dubai Ports’ purchase of the stevedoring business” while grudgingly, through undoubtedly clenched teeth, admitted that the article “provides us with enough good reason to oppose [the sale] in any case.”
But this is what I mean when I talk about lack of nuance. These two posts from writers of very different orientations, demonstrate very clearly the greatest weakness of blogs – to whit, bloggers, who don’t have information gathering resources and who write from the comfort of their respective computers, don’t know shit.
Anyone who does business at a certain level in Israel, knows full well that but for a few countries, the Arab boycott of Israel is a joke. I mean I don’t know shit either, but I do have friends with high level corporate jobs in Israel who have been the guests of Saudi Royalty in order to discuss business opportunities – friends who have been to the UAE to visit clients etc. American Apparel just opened a store in Tel Aviv and is planning a store in Dubai – no one there has said boo. These countries’ representatives in the UN make a big deal of their support for the Palestinian cause, but in private call the Palestinians whiny bitches while doing deals that support the Zionist oppressors.
And sure enough… it’s not even a secret! The unfortunately named Micahel Moore, Dubai Ports’ Senior Vice President stated it quite plainly the other day, “Our company has long-standing business relationships with Israeli companies among our diverse international clients.” He stated this despite the fact that the company is government owned and
Under UAE law, trade between its seven emirates and Israel is banned, and Israeli passport holders are not allowed into the UAE. Any company owned by the governments of the emirates also is supposed to abide by the boycott, although that clearly is not enforced.
Clearly indeed. Unless you have an ideological agenda that, you know, blinds you to the facts. And just to drive the nail further in, no less than Israeli shipping giant ZIM has weighed into the debate, stating in a letter to Hillary Clinton that:
We are proud to be associated with DP World and look forward to working with them into the future … During our long association with DP World, we have not experienced a single security issue in these ports or in any of the terminals operated by DP World.
If DP World is good enough for ZIM, then they are good enough for me – that’s because despite the fact that I am a blogger, I don’t know shit about shipping security, but ZIM sure does.
And I don’t even like Bush.
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