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What is the Opposite of a Boycott? (Christian Group Supports Israel)
Arutz 7 ^
| 12 November 2002
Posted on 11/14/2002 10:35:04 AM PST by veronica
The November 8, 2002 edition of Israel Line, an online publication of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, reported on the way in which one Christian organization has decided to lend a helping hand to Israeli businesses - and act as a counterweight to the Arab-backed boycott of Israeli products.
The International Christian Chamber of Commerce, which recently held the meeting of its international board of directors in Tel Aviv, is giving Israeli companies free access to and prime location on its business matchmaking website.
The site, part of a project called Markets Unlocked, allows buyers from around the world to search for suppliers of any product anywhere else in the world through an online database. In general, registering companies need to pay a registration fee to be listed on the site. With the exception, that is, of Israel-based suppliers, who will also be listed first on any database search made through the ICCC website. According to Globes newspaper, the ICCC is expecting millions of Christian buyers from around the world to access the website.
The Markets Unlocked initiative is just the latest of a series of actions taken by the ICCC demonstrating its solidarity with the business community of the Jewish state. In June, reports Israel Line, the Chamber sponsored an international business conference in Jerusalem, during which 400 businessmen from 40 nations met with representatives of Israeli companies and representatives of the Israeli Manufacturers Association, the Israeli Export Institute and the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce. According to the ICCC more than 1,000 matchmaking appointments were conducted during the two days of the congress, reports the Foreign Ministry.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
posted on 11/14/2002 10:35:04 AM PST
We call our anti-boycotts ... a rally in support of. LOL!
posted on 11/14/2002 10:36:22 AM PST
posted on 11/14/2002 10:44:54 AM PST
posted on 11/14/2002 10:45:38 AM PST
OK - I'll bite - GirlCott ???
you beat me
I need to buy something from Israel now! Bring it on, and I will buy it!
posted on 11/14/2002 10:52:26 AM PST
We got some durn good Jordan river dates at the local market. Yummy! Fiber! Support our one good friend in the Mideast!
posted on 11/14/2002 11:01:08 AM PST
The opposite of boycott in this case may be goycott? How about a goy "Buy-Cott".... Ammo day is coming up....I recommend IMI AMMO
posted on 11/14/2002 11:05:37 AM PST
How about a buycott?
One thing made in Israel that I've bought recently is a product called QuickLink. It is a hand-held scanner/OCR device -- you just roll it across a line of text, and it will read it and store it for download into your computer. It is small and handy.
posted on 11/14/2002 11:41:29 AM PST
I like it, but I'll resist the attempt at a joke, seeing how everyone else has failed miserably :)
Very nice website indeed ! I think I am going to call them next week and order some jewelry .
posted on 11/15/2002 6:31:44 AM PST
Great. They are very nice people also. Please tell them that Mike says Hi.
posted on 11/15/2002 7:47:01 AM PST
posted on 11/16/2002 7:20:31 AM PST
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posted on 02/02/2003 2:46:07 PM PST
I can hardly wait for The International Christian Chamber of Commerce to be featured in a piece on "All things Considered".
posted on 02/02/2003 3:25:41 PM PST
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