Esti Allina-Turnauer
Esti Allina-Turnauer

This is pure bullshit. Pure anti-Semitism - nothing more, nothing less. Their is nothing illegal going on here. Someone needs to do some fact checking and maybe worry about the human rights of 'poor 'palestinians' in Jordan, Syria, Egypt....' . Give me a freakin' break you uninformed, bigots!!

Zakk Aryas
Zakk Aryas
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

esti@ antisemitism is a cheap trick because the real semites and native in that region are the palestinians whether jews/christians/muslims ,the rest are pure invaders mostly european which use their religion to force legit owners from their land and homes using old fashioned myths to serve their greed!

Dani Touffaha
Dani Touffaha
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

I guess the 1012 signatures and still counting disagree with you

Ismael Saleh
Ismael Saleh
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Antisemitism is a big lie meant to mobilize support to acts that are against all humanity. A learned person who is keen on truth and objectivity, and who respects one's mind does not accept things as told by one of the conflicting parties. One should make one's own search to come to the truth. You talk about "human rights for poor Palestinians in Jordan ,,,etc. Didn't you ask yourself about the source of their plight? Don't you know that after having acres of lands in Palestine they are...

Antisemitism is a big lie meant to mobilize support to acts that are against all humanity. A learned person who is keen on truth and objectivity, and who respects one's mind does not accept things as told by one of the conflicting parties. One should make one's own search to come to the truth. You talk about "human rights for poor Palestinians in Jordan ,,,etc. Didn't you ask yourself about the source of their plight? Don't you know that after having acres of lands in Palestine they are cramped in lots less than 100 square meters, simply because they were kicked out of their ancestral homes by people who came from the four corners of the world, supported by the colonial "great" Britain then the US? Just look for truth and take the attitude that appeals to your conscience. Regardless of the original sin of the creation of Israel in 1948 at the expense of the Palestinians, the settlements are being built on West Bank Palestinians' land and everyday living, making them poorer and poorer.

Ian Knaggs
Ian Knaggs
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

the old 'anti-semitism' label. I think the world is tired and bored that criticism of Israel is labelled as such ... I think it means you lost the argument!

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti Allina-Turnauer: Apparently, you don't know much about apartheid, zionist Israel. I don't put ANYTHING past them.....!!

Anas Ahmed
Anas Ahmed
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

You know who else a semitic race @Esti ?!??! We Arabs , are also a semitic race , most of you Settlers came from Europe and the U.S which means you're not semitic at all , So to put this right: "You stealing and killing Palestinians is anti-Semitism"

Nour Shabana
Nour Shabana
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Palestinians should be treated fairly in their land, that is Palestine, not in Jordan, Syria, etc. They are foreigners there and live there as refugees when they have their homes, and land which they cannot enjoy because foreigners are enjoying them

Nancy Kricorian
Nancy Kricorian
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Holding Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories accountable for its violations of international law is not anti-Semitic. The Stolen Beauty campaign has been endorsed by a variety of groups, including Jewish Voice for Peace, and by individuals such as rabbis and ministers. See list of endorsers here: http://www.stolenbeauty.org/article.php?id=5481

Maggie Mohseni
Maggie Mohseni
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti is only bitching against this petition because she probably likes and uses the product ;)

Mohammed Loubani
Mohammed Loubani
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Palestinians are Semites ... guess uninformed bigots need to do some research :) Petition signed ...

Seán Marlow
Seán Marlow
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

No, nothing wrong about Israeli occupation at all. Except the murder of thousands of innocent native Palestinians. Give me a freakin' break you uninformed, bigoted anti-Semite [the Palestinian children murdered by Israeli occupiers.].

Chloe Blue
Chloe Blue
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti Allina-Turnauer - petition signed!!! wake up Esti -- since most of us here aren't threatened by the dismissive and irrelevant term *antisemitism*

Alice Bach
Alice Bach
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

You are an ignorant racist.

Richard Hayes
Richard Hayes

How can you call it anti-semitic. It was actually an East-End Rabbi that brought this petition to my attention. He has already signed.

Jane Smith
Jane Smith

Not to mention these companies are used as fronts to place Israeli spies across America in mall kiosks to sell their STOLEN goods to poor uneducated fools like Esti. People like you make me sick Esti, using the antisemitism card every time Israel gets called out on their bs. Guess what Esti?, Palestinians are Semites too, so you're kind of half right, you're just defending the wrong side.

Marilyn Mayers
Marilyn Mayers

Claim
- “Ahava uses in its products mud excavated in an occupied area, and thus it exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
Facts
•The mud and minerals used in Ahava’s cosmetic products are not excavated in an occupied area. The minerals are mined in the
Israeli part of the Dead Sea, which is undisputed internationally.
•The mining area and operation are limited in scope, and in no way affect or hinder any future use of minerals...

Claim
- “Ahava uses in its products mud excavated in an occupied area, and thus it exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
Facts
•The mud and minerals used in Ahava’s cosmetic products are not excavated in an occupied area. The minerals are mined in the
Israeli part of the Dead Sea, which is undisputed internationally.
•The mining area and operation are limited in scope, and in no way affect or hinder any future use of minerals from the Dead Sea, or causes any permanent harm to the environment or to the area’s natural resources.

Ewa Kutylowska
Ewa Kutylowska
  • Marilyn Mayers

Like all Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories, Mitzpe Shalem is considered illegal under international law, though Israeli disputes this. The international community considers Israeli settlements to violate the Fourth Geneva Convention's prohibition on the transfer of an occupying power's civilian population into occupied territory. Israeli government counters this by contending that the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to the Palestinian territories because they...

Like all Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories, Mitzpe Shalem is considered illegal under international law, though Israeli disputes this. The international community considers Israeli settlements to violate the Fourth Geneva Convention's prohibition on the transfer of an occupying power's civilian population into occupied territory. Israeli government counters this by contending that the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to the Palestinian territories because they were not under the legitimate sovereignty of any state. This view has been rejected on the basis of an interpretation of rulings by the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Nancy Kricorian
Nancy Kricorian
  • Marilyn Mayers

Our allies at Who Profits received written documentation that Ahava excavates mud from the occupied shores of the Dead Sea. This is forbidden as pillage and plunder under international law. English translation of Israeli Civil Administration letter here: http://www.stolenbeauty.org/article.php?id=5956

Muhammed Sindhi
Muhammed Sindhi

Esti, you need to get with the programme! If someone were to steal your house and then sell your furniture - what would you call that? Exactly the same story here. Go and read up before you start engaging your pea-brain.

Caias Ward
Caias Ward

Esti, opposing occupation does not mean you hate Jews. Combined with your derailing attempt regarding people in Jordan (who aren't in an open-air prison in their own land), it shows that you really have no interest in actually discussing the issue. The average Palestinian has the right of self-determination, just like Jewish people do.

Haya Al-Hejailan
Haya Al-Hejailan

Esti, everything to you is apparently anti-Semitic, but here you are correct since we Arabs are also Semitic, so this in fact is anti-Semitic, towards the Palestinians

Suhail Shafi
Suhail Shafi

I don't understand why anyone would pay good money for mud, especially given than this product supports human rights violations.

Paul Usiskin
Paul Usiskin

It's not anti Semitism but it is bullshit to think that this kind of action will lead to a shift in Israeli public opinion of itself. Not only wont it do that, it also won't impact on the Israeli economy. Sure the Occupation policies and the facts of Occupation are repugnant, but the way to end them is by negotiation. This kind of action smacks of Israel loathing, and it will not result in the liberation of one centimetre of Occupied Palestinian soil.

Deborah Gordon
Deborah Gordon
  • Paul Usiskin

The goal isn't to lead to a shift in Israeli public opinion of itself. It's to raise the cost of the occupation for everyone, not just Israeli Jews. Recall that 20% of Israel citizens are not Jews but Palestinians.

Rick Chertoff
Rick Chertoff
  • Paul Usiskin

The objective is for the American people to learn how truly loathsome the Israeli gov't is; it is an unvarnished settler state as racist as Rhodesia and headed on a similar course. Negotiations are a complete charade and waste of time; when does an occupier "negotiate" with the occupied? Add that the U.S. is the unconditional patron of the Israeli state, replete with someone like Martin Indyck who was a paid employee of AIPAC- and is not even showing up to meetings (NYT 8/27), and the...

The objective is for the American people to learn how truly loathsome the Israeli gov't is; it is an unvarnished settler state as racist as Rhodesia and headed on a similar course. Negotiations are a complete charade and waste of time; when does an occupier "negotiate" with the occupied? Add that the U.S. is the unconditional patron of the Israeli state, replete with someone like Martin Indyck who was a paid employee of AIPAC- and is not even showing up to meetings (NYT 8/27), and the Israelis flaunting International law and UN resolutions during the "negotiations"....Please, Paul, this is all quite a bit more one-sided and morally objectionable than any bullfight.

Jeff Blankfort
Jeff Blankfort

No, actually, the existence of Israel is an example of "pure anti-Semitism." What we have seen in plain sight over the last century is a group of white Europeans, claiming to be descendents of brown-skinned people from another millennium, arriving in Palestine to steal and ethnically cleanse the land of those whose Semitic background can not be questioned.

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