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Eric Dobkin, Lopatin Foundation And Other Israel Boycotters Stand Against Yair Lapid

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The leader of Israel’s opposition, Yair Lapid is a fierce opponent of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ranting against him every chance he gets, yet, tellingly, today he wrote an op-ed entitled “The Hypocrisy of [a] Boycott” which was also published on his Facebook profile criticizing the decision of the Reykjavik City Council in Iceland to boycott Israel.

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Lapid asked in the piece, “Does the boycott include products made by Israel’s Arab minority which is 20% of the population? …the 14 Arab Israeli parliamentarians who sit beside me in Israel’s parliament?…Israeli factories which employ tens of thousands of Palestinians for whom this is the only opportunity to provide for their children?…Israeli hospitals at which tens of thousands of Palestinians are treated every year? Does the boycott include Microsoft Office, cellphone cameras, Google – all of which contain elements invented or produced in Israel?”


Lapid condemns the double standard of those who continually criticize Israel, yet ignore the fact that Israel seeks peace, and that Israel’s major sin is that the Jewish State is winning the fight against the larger Arab enemy who seeks to destroy the State of Israel.


The same message is sent to the donors of The New Israel Fund – who continue to support a boycott of Israel – despite as Lapid states of those who support the boycott.. “its “purpose is not the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel but a Palestinian state on the ashes of Israel.”


As Lapid has noted, “…that calling for a boycott of Judea and Samaria is essentially a call for a de facto boycott of Israel. “There is no difference between products manufactured beyond the Green Line and products manufactured within the Green Line.”


A few months ago, The New Israel Fund was rejected in the Supreme Court of Israel when a number of organizations they fund challenged the boycott law, and Justice Hanan Meltzer described boycotts as “political terrorism.”


American Jewish extremists provide $30 Million annually to The New Israel Fund, and across the political spectrum are rejected by Israel.  We appeal to The Lopatin Family Foundation, Barbara & Eric Dobkin, Sally Gottesman, the Leichtag Foundation, Edith Everett and other 6 figure donors to The New Israel Fund, stop financing the boycott of Israel.




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