April 9, 2009, - 4:35 pm
Welcome to Palestinian “Fair Trade”: Olive Oil Sold @ Whole Foods Funds Study @ Anti-Semitic, Pro-HAMAS Universities; Dr. Bronner’s Soap, Too
By Debbie Schlussel
Not that I’m a big coffee drinker–I much prefer tea. But if you’re like me, you’re sick of hearing about “fair trade” coffee and other “fair trade” items.
Fair trade? Get real. The only “fair trade” is free trade. But “fair trade” is an attack on the the free market. I say, if you don’t like the prices you get on the open market, tough. The term “fair trade” is just a phony euphemism to help parties who can’t compete on the free market, sell their coffee beans and other items through the bullying and thuggish hippie tactics of political correctness. And it’s far more expensive than coffee competitively traded on the open, free market.
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The idea behind this is that some small farm coffee bean (and other crop) growers are disadvantaged by giant corporations and coffee traders, which sell mass quantities of crops, driving the prices down. Therefore, they essentially set up their own artificial “market”–in which they try to not be subject to the market–and get far higher, set prices and premiums (they call it “fair wages”) for their more “morally grown and traded” beans.
Yup, it’s communist coffee, basically. We’ve had this same concept in the past in America. It’s called, “price supports.” It doesn’t work.
Frankly, when I hear a coffee is “fair trade,” I try to stay away. Sadly, if you patronize places like Starbucks, you’re held captive by this “fair trade” baloney. There is nothing “fair” about it. And you wonder why these places charge $5 a cup. You’re paying extra for the “fair” in “fair trade.”
Now, Palestinian pan-terrorists and are glomming on to the “fair trade” concept for their own propaganda and hate spreading purposes. Give them credit for chutzpah, though. Palestinians in terrorist hotbed Jenin–home to many homicide bomb belt assembly lines–have started this new thing called “Canaan Fair Trade,” also known as the “Palestinian Fair Trade Association.”
You see, the people who lived in Israel and around the area when the Jews were exiting slavery in Egypt were the Canaanites. They’re extinct. They warred with the Jews, and they lost. And even though any historian with any credibility and any archeologist of any worth will acknowledge that the ancient Canaanites are long gone (as in, for centuries), some Palestinians claim they are the Canaanites. It’s blatant propaganda and fodder for a good laugh, considering that Arabs were not anywhere near the area at that time. Not even close.
Now, Palestinians are pushing this myth again, along with the “fair trade” concept. Only, their “fair trade” is slightly different. You see, they want special treatment for growers who basically all support Islamic terrorists. And–this is key–they want special treatment in the marketplace against more competitive Israeli and Arab products. Welcome to “Canaan Fair Trade,” products made by terrorism supporters in the shadow of the “evil Zionists.” And for that, you should pay a premium.
Their biggest, newest product is Canaan Fair Trade Olive Oil. Its label re-asserts the myth of the Palestinians as Canaanites and also asserts that “Palestine” is a country. And proceeds from the sale of the olive oil funds scholarships for study at anti-Semitic, pro-HAMAS universities, including An-Najah in Nablus and the Arab American University in Jenin.
An Najah’s student council is controlled by HAMAS, and it openly endorsed homicide bombings on Israeli civilians. The school staged a re-enactment of the blowing up of the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, as well as staged mock explosions of Israeli soldiers, to the laughing and cheering delight of students.
Sadly, Whole Foods markets are selling this pan-terrorist olive oil. If you are a patron of Whole Foods, you should ask the store why it is selling olive oil made by terrorism supporters, which funds study at anti-Semitic universities, and why Whole Foods is tacitly taking a political stand by featuring products with labels claiming Palestine is a country and that Canaan is there.
Whole Foods has already officially recognized “Palestine” on its Whole Story Whole Foods Blog, in which it features an article about how Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soaps use Olive Oil from the Palestinian Fair Trade Association. (If you buy Dr. Bronner’s products, you are also funding scholarships to anti-Semitic An-Najah U.) A Whole Foods customer commented on the blog:
I love our local Whole Foods store, but especially now that I realize you stock merchandise that helps the Palestinians. I will be buying Dr Bronner products from now on, starting today.
December 16th, 2008 at 9:07 am
Also ask Whole Foods why it doesn’t carry some of the many terrific brands of Olive Oil made in Israel by the “Canaan Fair Traders”‘ desired victims. (Again, Jenin is Fatah terrorist central.) I checked and didn’t see any Israeli olive oil on the shelves. But there are so many great Israeli olive oils like Capernaum Vista Olive Farm Olive Oil (and miraculous olive oil soap–I’ve tried both the oil and the soap, and they are excellent), made in Israel’s Golan Heights, Isroil Olive Oil, and Halutza Olive Oil, made in Israel’s Negev Highlands.
I think it’s hilarious that this oil, according to its website, has USDA “organic” certification. How does the USDA know? Did they actually send tax-funded officials to Jenin to see how the olives are grown and processed into oil? Don’t bet on it.
Here’s what the “Canaan Fair Trade” a/k/a “We support blowing up Jews” group is sending around America.
History has been made. Canaan olive oil is the first Palestinian product to be stocked nationally in food chains across the US and the UK, and Canaan is the world’s first fair trade olive oil.
Canaan olive oil, under the ALTER ECO Fair Trade brand, is stocked in all 275 Whole Foods stores in the US. Our partner ALTER ECO sells both Nabali and Rumi oils under their own label as Mild and Robust extra virgin olive oils. Canaan, Palestine, is front and center on the label. The size is 375ml and the bottle is black.
This national rollout, if successful, will touch many lives in
Palestine [DS: And fund a lot more homicide belts and scholarships to institutes of hate]. Please help make the launch a success by looking for the Canaan olive oil in Whole Foods. Tell your friends how easy it is to pick up a bottle of Palestinian olive oil anywhere in the country now.
Co-op Supermarkets across the UK wanted to be the first major retailer to stock Canaan olive oil because they support ethical standards in trading as we do.
Canaan Fair Trade has brought the strength of the commercial market to the network of Palestinian cooperatives that is the Palestine Fair Trade Association. Canaan markets all the products of these cooperatives. By qualifying for fair trade and organic certification of our products by independent certifiers TransFair USA (FLO) and IMO of Switzerland, and by Canaan qualifying for membership in the Fair Trade Federation of North America, we gain the credibility to enter the commercial market.
We open the world to Palestinian farmers.
This is a much needed and entirely new audience of consumers for
Palestine and Palestinian products. They have not had adequate information about Palestine in the past. This is now changing. Thanks for all you do to support Palestinian farmers, and support this new national exposure.
And it’s an opportunity to fund scholarships for the teaching of more anti-Semitic hate.
Fair Trade Olive Oil? More Like “Fair” Terrorism Snake Oil.
If you’re against terrorism and anti-Semitic hate, don’t buy Canaan Fair Trade olive oil or Dr. Bronner’s products.
Or better yet, don’t shop at Whole Foods.