December 12, 2006, - 9:33 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE V, 12/14/06: Reader credits me for exposing, ending UPS Package Apartheid Delivery Policy; can now send to Jewish settlement. ****
**** UPDATE IV, 12/14/06: Complete Story at Boycott Watch, which confirms UPS’ Package Apartheid policy and credits this site for exposing and ending it. ****
**** UPDATE III, 12/14/06: NEW QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT UPS’ PACKAGE DELIVERY APARTHEID ****
**** UPDATE II, 12/14/06: UPS ends Package Apartheid, but lies about it. Read the full details. ****
**** UPDATE, 12/13/06: Per readers comments and suggestions, I called FedEx, and FedEx will deliver to anywhere in Israel and the so-called “West Bank,” so I recommend FedEx, too, over UPS. ****
With the Judeo-Christian holidays upon us, now is one of the biggest package shipping times of the year. And given that, I hope you, dear readers, will reject UPS in favor of DHL for your package deliveries. Apparently, UPS is the official package delivery service of the jihad and practices delivery apartheid against Jews.
I thought the “P” stood for Parcel, but I was wrong–it’s the United Palestinian Service.
Yesterday, I received this e-mail from reader Ruth G.:
A friend of mine has a son learning in the Gush in Israel. She wanted to send him a package. She called UPS about shipping her package to Gush Yeshiva [DS: A yeshiva is a Jewish academy] in the Gush EtZion. UPS told her they do not deliver packages beyond the green line. He would have to go the Jerusalem to pick it up. My friend asked if they deliver packages to Ramala. The reply was yes. After further research for a delivery service she called DHL, they had no problem taking her package and delivering it to her son.
Are you aware of this? Why won’t UPS deliver in all areas of the State of Israel?
Last night, I called UPS to verify this, and, in fact, it is true. Not only is it true, but UPS will not recognize even parts of Israel that are within the “Green Line,” such as the Golan Heights. A man from UPS read me the following statement (which is not on the UPS website–perhaps they are too cowardly to acknowledge this online):
UPS service is provided to and from most addresses within Israel and the Palestine [sic] Authority area, except for Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a few remote areas in the Golan Heights, and the Southern Negev desert.
I asked the UPS employee if I could send a package to “Palestinian” areas of the West Bank. He said yes. I asked him if I could send a package to terrorist-infested Ramallah. He said yes. I asked him if I could send a package to Arab areas in the Golan Heights. Again, the answer was “YES.”
I asked the man why UPS would not deliver to Jewish areas of these regions. He responded, “for security reasons. It’s dangerous there.” A big, fat lie–the Jewish areas are the only safe areas in these regions. In the Palestinian areas, the UPS man might be tortured and/or beheaded and his “package” castrated without anesthetic, as is a traditional form of torture there.
I asked the UPS employee how it could possibly be safer in the streets of Ramallah, where Fatah and HAMAS terrorists are killing each other and Westerners, daily, than it is in Gush Etzion. “I don’t know. I just work here. I don’t set policy,” was the response.
Well, now we know the official “policy” of UPS–giving in to Islamic terrorists and their anti-Semitic views.
The Etzion block is an important place in Israeli history and Jewish history. There were Jews living in villages there well before the State of Israel existed. It is the “Southern Gateway” to Jerusalem. History of Gush Etzion is on the official Gush website.
In 1948, all four Gush Etzion settlements were totally destroyed. Arab Muslims tortured and murdered 240 men and women, with another 260 being taken into captivity (and tortured). Prime Minister Ben Gurion in 1948 eulogized the defenders of Gush Etzion and their heroic stand against the Jordanian Legion:
I can think of no battle in the annals of the Israel Defense Forces which was more magnificent, more tragic or more heroic than the struggle for Gush Etzion – If there exists a Jewish Jerusalem, our foremost thanks go to the defenders of Gush Etzion.
The heroism of the people of the Etzion Bloc in the face of Islamic terrorists is captured in a great (and sad) book I enjoyed reading, “Siege in the Hills of Hebron: The Battle of the Etzion Bloc” (edited by Dov Knohl).
Now, the new battle is apparently in the package delivery arena. Since anti-Semitic UPS won’t deliver to Jewish areas, I suggest you send your packages via DHL, which has no such phony “security” problems. And tell your friends and family, too. (Ironically, DHL is German-owned; UPS is supposed to be American.)
Today, they won’t deliver to Jewish areas. Tomorrow, it will be Christian areas. But the Islamic terrorist-infested areas, no prob. UPS: Official delivery service of the Jihad. DHL: Still free and strong.
Related: AT&T’s telephone service apartheid.
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