#1 Swedish dockworkers block Israeli ships in protest over Gaza aid raidSonnabendGuest06-05-2010, 07:56 AM
SWEDISH dockworkers will launch a week-long blockade of Israeli ships and goods arriving in the Nordic nation to protest Monday's attack on a Gaza-destined aid flotilla.Nine activists died after Israeli troops intercepted the convoy.
Swedish Port Workers Union spokesman Peter Annerback said workers will refuse to handle Israeli goods and ships during the June 15-24 blockade. The union has about 1500 members and supports Ship to Gaza, which took part in the flotilla.
It said: "The reason for the blockade is the unprecedented criminal attack on the peaceful ship convoy". It was unclear today how much the blockade would affect trade between the two countries since the union still needs to identify cargos with Israeli origin.
SonnabendGuest06-05-2010, 07:58 AM
Note to Israeli authorities, Now might be a good time to consider telling Sweden to shove their trade agreements.
Economic relations between Sweden and Israel are in a positive stage of development. Trade figures are up again and we see a clear increase in the numbers of business-related visits and inquires.
The Swedish Government actively promotes such contacts. Lately Israel has received several delegations from Sweden with businessmen and senior officials to develop co-operation in a wide range of fields, including hi-tech, IT, telecommunications, biotech, environmental technology, infrastructure and consumer goods.
We want to develop trade – in both directions – as well as co-operation between Swedish and Israeli business in product development and research. We want not only to encourage Swedish business to discover new opportunities in Israeli, but also to invite Israeli business to Sweden.
Sweden's economy is highly competitive, internationalized and known for innovation, creativity and design. Our economy is open. It is the obvious gateway to the wider Baltic region and Northern Europe. Israeli businessmen will in Sweden find an exciting and rapidly advancing market, with strong political, economical and legal stability, transparent regulations and a very welcoming approach to international partners.
06-05-2010, 10:51 AM
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lol...when has a boycott EVER worked? this one wont either. If I was isreali i'd just stop shipping goods to any country that wants to do support Hamas and find other trading partners. That'll get those dunderheads to quit bitching
06-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Many nations will turn on Isreal now and encourge her enemies; soon the Middle-East will be ablaze because the world is filled with too many fools who allow evil, hate-filled men to use them.
Including many in our own country that everything for hate's sake if nothing else.CU's Paranormal Expert.
Keep your powder dry, your sword sharp and your wits intact.
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