December 14, 2006, - 3:57 pm
Boycott Watch Site, Readers Credit Schlussel for Exposing, Changing UPS Israel Package Delivery Apartheid Policy
By Debbie Schlussel
The respected organization, Boycott Watch, credits me for exposing UPS’ Package Delivery Apartheid policy in Israel and stopping it. However, the real credit goes not only to you readers who called UPS in protest, but especially reader Ruth G. of Baltimore, who initially drew my attention to UPS’ previous misguided policy.
Ruth writes to tell me that UPS has virtually changed its policy overnight (well, over two nights). Read her latest experience trying to send a package to Israel via UPS:
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:34:42 -0800 (PST)
From: ruth g
Subject: Thank you for making a difference with UPS
To: Debbie Schlussel firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hard to believe what a difference you made. I called UPS today and asked about delivering a package to Elon Shvut, 90433. They said okay, no exceptions whatsoever. The only problem was that it would cost me $71.92 to mail a 2 lb package with delivery in 3 days.
Thank you for stopping the boycott of Israel by UPS.
I really appreciate your help.
Thanks Ruth, Boycott Watch, and dear readers for helping me put the pressure on UPS.
Tags: Baltimore, Debbie Schlussel, Israel, USD