Tuesday, January 13, 2009

List of Israeli companies to boycott

Before the Malaysians were actually calling for a boycott over the Israeli invasion of Gaza, I surfed the net to find out if anyone was boycotting Israeli products. I had remembered there was one called worldwide even during before the invasion of Lebanon.

My google search led me to this website http://www.inminds.com/. They actually have an extensive list of companies that supported Israeli that they say should be boycotted here.

Below is a duplication of the list of companies with the brands next to them:

AOL Time Warner Time Life
magazine, CNN, ICQ
Jonny Rockets, Sunglass Hut.
Arsenal Football Club
Coca-Cola Fruitopia, Fanta, Kia Orange, Lilt, Sprite, Sunkist..
Danone HP foods, Evian,
Volvic, Jacob
Hema, Barbie, Carrefour, Auchan, Tchibo, Victoria's Secret, GAP,
Banana Republic, Structure, J-Crew, JC Penny, Pryca, Lindex, DIM, DKNY, Ralph
Lauren, Playtex, cK, Hugo Boss, M&S
Estée Lauder Aramis,
Clinique, DKNY, Prescriptives, Origins, MAC, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Tommy
Hilfiger, Jane, Donna Karan, Aveda, Stila, Jo Malone, Bumble & Bumble, Kate
Home Depot Villager's Hardware, Georgia Lighting, Apex Supply, EXPO Design
Johnson &

Kimberly-Clark Kleenex, Kotex, Huggies, Andrex
Lewis Trust Group
River Island, Isrotel hotels, Britannia Pacific
The Limited Inc Express
stores, Lerner New York, Structure, New York & Company, Mast Industries,
Intimate Brands, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle
Company, Henri Bendel
L'Oreal Giorgio Armani,
Redken 5th Avenue, Lancome Paris, Vichy, Cacharel, La Roche-Posay, Garnier,
Biotherm, Helena Rubinstein, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren, Carson
Marks & Spencer M&S, St.Michaels
Nestle Nescafé, Perrier,
Vittel, Pure Life, Carnation, Libby's, Milkmaid, Nesquik, Maggi, Buitoni, Cross
& Blackwell, KitKat, Milkybar, Quality Street, Smarties, After Eight, Aero,
Polo, Lion, Felix cat food, L'Oréal
News Corporation TV: Fox, Sky, Star, Phoenix, Granada, CNBC. UK newspapers: Standard
Newspaper, News of the World, The Sun, The Times. Australian Newspapers: The
Telegraph , Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun, Independent, Sunday Mail. US
newspapers: New York Post. Publishers: Harper Collins Ragan, Zondervan, National
Geographical. Nursery World, Rawkus, NDS, Mushroom Records, ChinaByte.com,
Festival Records
Revlon New
World Entertainment, Forbes
Sara Lee Hanes, Playtex,
Champion, Leggs, Douwe Egberts, Bryan, DIM, Ambi Pur, Bali, Superior Coffee,
Just My Size, Kiwi, Maison Cafe, Nur die, Pilao, Lovable, Outer Banks,
Wonderbra, Sanex, Pickwick, Gossard, Body Mist, Brylcreem, Aqua Velva,
Starbucks Seattle
Coffee, Pasqua, Hear Music, Tazo

Just roughly going through the list, I don't think I purchase many things from those companies anyway. I didn't drink any of Coca-cola's product (including their juicest) in a few months already, same goes for any fast food chains like McDonalds.

I think the only thing on the list I've bought lately was Maggi Mee and Milo from Nestle.

Hrmmm, I guess the Intel Core 2 Duo processor in my notebook I bought recently counts as a purchase from a company that supports Israel. The way I see it, there are only two choices, Intel or AMD. My processor is most likely made in Malaysia. Anyway, Intel rocks and AMD isn't as great as they used to be. I can't help it. The Israeli's probably know that too.

I used to use a Nokia and a Motorola phone, now it's an Iphone. Good think I don't see Apple on the list. Even the Israeli's are smart enough to run on a PC hehehe.

Under Sara Lee, there's Ambi Pur. Okay, I admit I just bought a car freshener for my car. I'll try not to buy anymore Ambi Pur.

I looked up the reason why they're calling for a boycott of Carrefour. Turns out an Israeli company Delta Galil supplies women undies and socks to them. Damn, I thought all of Carrefour's textile product in Malaysia comes from asian third world country like China or India. I just might have to take a peek at Carrefour's socks one day and see where it's made at. Taking a peek at their women's undies section is too wierd, even if it's academic interest.

I do wear a Timberland watch but it was a birthday gift long ago so I didn't actually purchase it.

Actually, now that I think about it, most of the brands in this list I don't think I'm planning to buy anything from them in the immediate future anyway. At least they're not calling for a boycott of Burger King. Burger King beats McD anytime with their juicy burgers... mmm.

Okay, I won't buy Milo and Maggi products for the mean time. Those guys at Nestle must be really feeling the pinch. Well, serves them right for raising the prices of the their product when the government raised the fuel price last year. Now it's payback time.

Last night I was watching the news and Vincent Tan from Berjaya said that most of the companies that are on the boycott list in Malaysia are also owned by Malaysians. He said, for instance, the Starbucks brand in Malaysia is owned by him. What he meant was, the Starbucks franchise in Malaysia was brought in my Berjaya.

Originally I was on the fence about boycotting Starbucks just because they're American but after Vincent Tan said he owned the brand in Malaysia, now I positively think I won't want to buy anything from Starbucks. Not that I bought anything from them in a year or so.

Talking about all these boycott, I wonder if there are a list of companies we can actually support. I wonder if there are any companies that are actually sending aid to Palestine or actually calling for an end of the Gaza occupation. So far there are only NGO's we can support. I wonder if the Palestinians actually export anything at all to Malaysia besides us hosting their students here.

Their economy must be so bad they don't have anything to speak of to export. The Malaysian government should consider strongly sending a trade mission over there to see how we can help their economy grow. Once there is economic growth, more jobs will be created.


I M Tired said...

the very sad thing is, you people believe the bullshit you get from arabs, being the downtrodden people.
I gues you wouldn't be boycotting Jordan, Egypt and Syria if israel wasn't around even when they massacre their own brothers in what you would call Palestine.

keep it up ignoramous you won't hurt israel one bit but you will limit yourself to decent medicines, Hi tech gera and plenty more innovations that only israel is able to create and develop

luxen said...

Israeli sucks.

Anonymous said...

"The way I see it, there are only two choices, Intel or AMD. My processor is most likely made in Malaysia. Anyway, Intel rocks and AMD isn't as great as they used to be."

You must not have tried AMD recently. For the amount of money you will spend on an Intel based system you can get an AMD system that is faster and more stable which includes a memory controller (not needing to be pumped up with cache memory).

I am using a AMD Phenom II 45nm processor 3.0 ghz which is much cheaper and faster than all of Intel's quad core processors (according to SiSoft Sandra benchmark tests, and cinebench graphics rendering tests).

AMD ROCKS! I am very happy with my AMD and am not helping to legitimize the land looting, murderous, illegal state of Israel. I was able to buy a nice graphics card with the money I saved!

Intel invests billions of $ in Israel. Why would anyone buy Intel when there is a very good alternative at a better price?

Morpheus said...

I would like to include Steven Spielberg in your list (he's SORT of like a company, right?) My stepson asked me to see the new Transformers flick the other day, and it's nothing more than an elaborately produced recruiting video. Since Israel benefits tremendously from our military "might" (and, it can be argued, dictates, to a fair degree, how and where it used), we should dump Steven and his various propaganda projects in the dumper too.

Arielle_Ultra said...

Cool list. Now I'll know what products to buy to anger those irritating "beautiful souled" leftists, that are so bored with their empty vain lives that they feel the need to pretend to understand something about the Middle Eastern politics.

Morpheus said...

In response to Ariel, one doesn't have to have an intricate knowledge of Middle Eastern politics to recognize brutality, injustice, and oppression.

jemaimah said...

Hi Luxen. I came across your blog and thought it was great! i am part of an NGO in Malaysia called Viva Palestina Malaysia (formerly known as COMPLETE). i joined last year in May after the war on Gaza. We launched our boycott campaign a few months ago. as you can see from the list, there is a lot of products to boycott so what we did was do a lot of research into the companies listed and pick 4 companies that we felt had significance evidence to boycott them.
we are also going to start a project were we help to sell goods that are made in Palestine from Palestinians.
If you would like to know more info, you can go to our website www.completemalaysia.com (new 1 in the making) or if you have FB, look for Viva Palestina Malaysia or email us on complete2009@gmail.com i would give my contact but reading some of the comments you got, don't really want haters wasting my time and calling :)
tks for posting this blog! hope to hear from u soon!

luxen said...

This boycott thing is only 'hot' for a few months and after that people forget. Something new always comes up.

That's why those large brands are still around.

I would support a pro-palestine product/services campaign if its value for money. Though I can't really imagine what they can produce over there.

Herschel said...

I just read your article, my company was choosing to buy $100 000 of equipment from a company in Malaysia,
I recommended we go with a competitor in India instead, since you obviously would not our business because we happily trade with Israel

luxen said...

If reading this blog was a deal breaker for you Herschel, then I have no regrets. You wouldn't have got a long with the Malaysians company anyway. It's better of that way.

Good luck with your Indian supplier.

Ahmed said...

In the US
DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) shoe store is owned by Schottenstein Stores Corp. which also owns 51% of Retail Ventures which is the holding company. They have contributed numerous amounts of money to jewish charities in Israel.

eddy said...

AMD rock.....see, what AMD do to make your pocket not too burden because EXPENSIVE product...

luxen said...

I personally don't use AMD because in my line of work, Intel processors is a must.

M Lockhat said...

Israel first of all is a created state. Which acts as a legal entity. Created by zionists obsessed with power. They kill innocent kids. Soldiers killing kids. The Israeli war machine. Leave alone anything else. Anyone with half a brain if clever enough to do research on the facts would figure that out. We don't support the illegal settlement in Palestine through the use of war. If u are a human u won't stand for war. Its not an Arab or Jew thing. Their are good jews in Israel that want to live in peace but the godless Zionist government wants war. Jews that are orthodox in Israel will tell u the same. The media is pro-zionist and will make the gullible viewer think that Israel is the victim. Unfortunately if you are not the "Free thinking" human, you will fall for all their propaganda all the time. Seek knowledge and u shall gain a world of truth. Israel are paving the way for their own destruction.

Debbie Miller said...

this is wrong..."God blesses those that bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel." I will not be a part of such a thing. I am a Christian.

Fahima Mashoor said...

Count me in

Fahima Mashoor said...

If each Muslim can boycott one product a month. It will be a billion less profit fr this killer nation.n trust me that makes a difference.not jews but zinoist crap

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Fahima. We must start somewhere. Of course it would be awesome if we can stop buying all of their products but sometimes it can't be avoided. So.. We do as much as we can... YantiRamel

Anonymous said...

Let's assume one of Israeli has dropped a bomb at any of your home and few or all died but one was not present at home that time... all who were died includes your Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters or say your wife... or few out of these... How many of you would love buying Israeli's products then???
Please understand.. we have a life for limited period of time after which either there is a hell or heaven which will never end...
Helping Muslims means helping ourselves the humanity..
this is not about Muslims only this is about the entire humanity...
No matter which religion you belongs to....

Anonymous said...

I believe you should read your history books and see who really sucked and started this conflict. Let me give you a hint: year 1947. I'll await your reply.

Anonymous said...

Great article, I have pay close attention to what I buy, boycott all Israel products. Thank you.