Friday, March 5, 2010

J.Post March 5: Israeli Apples to Syria


Sir, - At first glance, the 'humanitarian' effort of the International Red Cross to transport apples grown by Golan Druze to Syria appears to be quite a benevolent effort on the part of the IRC ("Golan apples sent to Syria," March 3). A more critical reading, however, raises the question of whether the same altruistic effort would have been made on behalf of any other Israeli product that, for example, was trying to penetrate a market where the 'Made in Israel' label was anathema.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petah Tikva