Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scottish Paper on Whisky Counter Boycott

Finally! After more than a week of ignoring the global Whisky counter boycott, the newspapers in West Dunbartonshire are informing their residents of the news.
"ANGRY Israeli nationals have launched a counter-boycott against Scotch Whisky companies, including Dumbarton's Chivas Brothers.

The move was arranged by a group of online bloggers in response to West Dunbartonshire Council's (WDC) decision to ban the importation of any goods manufactured or produced in the Middle-eastern state." (Dumbarton Reporter)
The Dumbarton Reporter thinks the counter boycott is limited to Israel? Haven't they been following the news? This is a HUGE, GLOBAL boycott...with tens of thousands of participants!
The West Dunbartonshire Council is simply a pack of morons. Here's what their spokesman had to say;
But a spokesman for WDC hit back at the latest move saying: "The boycott on the purchase of Israeli goods was a decision taken unanimously by West Dunbartonshire councillors in January 2009 in an attempt to highlight the Israeli state's unacceptable use of force in the Occupied Territories. The recent coverage of this decision has been utterly sensationalist, with reports of a ban on Israeli books in our libraries nothing more than a fabrication by mischievous sections of the media.
Actually, the whisky counter-boycott specifically mentions the unanimous decision of the WDC, and my letter of protest iniating the boycott clearly relates to their malicous claims of the "Israeli state's unacceptable use of force in the Occupied Territories."

I guess knowing how to read isn't a qualification for the West Dunbartonshire Council's spokesman.
"These articles have incited complaints, many of them unsavoury, from people who don't know the facts.
Yes, we are complaining that the WDC initiated a one-sided, immoral boycott against the only democracy in the Middle East, without any mention whatsoever of the brutal Palestinian terrorism against Israel's civilian population.

Once again, its the WDC that doesn't know that facts...and is in fact, rather clueless.
"The latest of these is the threat of a counter-boycott. We appreciate the concerns of local business and recognise their importance to the economy of West Dunbartonshire. We have asked to be kept informed of any impact on sales in the coming weeks and months to determine the credibility of these threats."

He added: "The council unreservedly stands behind its decision on the boycott and the fact Stirling Council has taken the same stance, and councillors in Dundee are keen to follow suit clearly shows we do not stand alone on this issue."

I guess the Dundee Council voting against the resolution 24-2 shows the WDC does indeed, stand alone on the issue.

Please don't confuse the WDC with the could upset their anti-Semitism.

Keep on writing the Distillers of West Dunbartonshire!

Keep the counter-boycott going strong!

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David Jones said...

I think this campaign of yours is brilliant. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Conceivably, this Council is too drunk to think out the implications.

the sabra said...

Ooh ooh I read about "Rashid" on A7. Felt privileged to be able to lean back and smirk, waffles in hand.

AST said...

HI Jameel, I think you should write a Wikipedia article for the global Whisky counter boycott.

Stephen Asbel said...

Received response from Loch Lomond distillers. See below

Good day,
Thank you for your interest in our distillery and its products.
We would like to assure you that The West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland does not represent the views of Loch Lomond Distillery with regard to the decision of West Dunbartonshire Council to participate in the BDS campaign (Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions) against Israel, nor were we consulted in any way prior to their decision to participate in the BDS against Israel.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us and be assured that we have communicated your comments to all of the councilors in question so that they are aware of the potential implications of their policy and the possible impact that it could have on the local economy.
We trust that it is clear that Loch Lomond Distillery is not associated with the views attributed to the West Dunbartonshire Council.
Best regards
Gavin Durnin
Director – Sales & Marketing
Loch Lomond Distillers Ltd.
Lomond Estate
Dunbartonshire G83 0TL

Mrs Belogski said...

it's reported in the UK Jewish papers - hamodia, the jewish tribune and the jewish chronicle,
but they have you down as a British pro-Israel blogger!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Thanks Mrs. Belogski!

Why in the world would they write I'm British?!

I can't possibly be British, as I eat pizza without a knife and fork...

AST: I'll consider writing a Wikipedia article...thanks!

The Sabra: Glad you smirked :-)

Anonymous said...

Another reason why I have steered clear of Chivas whiskies for many years now . . . . . . .

Chivas have continually blanked any public approach for further detail of the process other than what is contained within patent registration document. It would appear that they are very keen to keep this matter out of the public eye. It does beg the question - WHY?

albina N muro said...

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