• SodaStream News

    From Yisroel Markov@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 29 17:09:25 2016
    According to Times of Israel:

    SodaStream fires last Palestinian workers after permit row

    SodaStream, the drinks firm hit by boycott calls two years ago, made
    redundant its last Palestinian workers Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant them work permits, the company said.

    The 74 Palestinian staff, many of whom had worked at the Israeli
    company for at least five years, had been caught in a permit battle
    between the company and Israeli authorities since SodaStreamís main
    factory moved from the West Bank into Israel. [...]

    The Israeli company, which manufactures a device for making fizzy
    drinks at home, announced in late 2014 it was closing its plant in the
    West Bank following a boycott campaign that included targeting
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she advertised its product.
    The plant closed in October 2015, with more than 500 Palestinians made redundant, the company said.

    Full article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/sodastream-fires-last-palestinian-workers-after-permit-row/

    According to Al-Bawaba:

    SodaStream lays off last Palestinian workers after Israel refuses
    their work permits

    SodaStream, the soft drink company hit hard by boycotts two years ago,
    laid off its last Palestinian workers on Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant their work permits, AFP reported.

    The 74 Palestinian members of staff at the Israeli company have been
    caught in a permit dispute ever since SodaStream moved its factory
    from the occupied West Bank into Israel in late 2014.

    Full article at http://www.albawaba.com/news/sodastream-lays-last-palestinian-workers-after-israel-refuses-their-work-permits-811364
    --
    Yisroel "Godwrestler Warriorson" Markov - Boston, MA Member www.reason.com -- for a sober analysis of the world DNRC --------------------------------------------------------------------
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  • From Shelly@21:1/5 to Yisroel Markov on Mon Feb 29 17:17:06 2016
    On 2/29/2016 12:09 PM, Yisroel Markov wrote:
    According to Times of Israel:

    SodaStream fires last Palestinian workers after permit row

    SodaStream, the drinks firm hit by boycott calls two years ago, made redundant its last Palestinian workers Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant them work permits, the company said.

    The 74 Palestinian staff, many of whom had worked at the Israeli
    company for at least five years, had been caught in a permit battle
    between the company and Israeli authorities since SodaStreamís main
    factory moved from the West Bank into Israel. [...]

    The Israeli company, which manufactures a device for making fizzy
    drinks at home, announced in late 2014 it was closing its plant in the
    West Bank following a boycott campaign that included targeting
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she advertised its product.
    The plant closed in October 2015, with more than 500 Palestinians made redundant, the company said.

    Full article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/sodastream-fires-last-palestinian-workers-after-permit-row/

    According to Al-Bawaba:

    SodaStream lays off last Palestinian workers after Israel refuses
    their work permits

    SodaStream, the soft drink company hit hard by boycotts two years ago,
    laid off its last Palestinian workers on Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant their work permits, AFP reported.

    The 74 Palestinian members of staff at the Israeli company have been
    caught in a permit dispute ever since SodaStream moved its factory
    from the occupied West Bank into Israel in late 2014.

    Full article at http://www.albawaba.com/news/sodastream-lays-last-palestinian-workers-after-israel-refuses-their-work-permits-811364


    First of all, it is a very good product and I have one. I think Israel
    is doing the right thing here. From what I have read it is "You (Arabs
    in general) boycott us, we will fight back by cutting your jobs."

    --
    Shelly

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  • From Yisroel Markov@21:1/5 to sheldonlg@thevillages.net on Mon Feb 29 22:40:40 2016
    On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:17:06 +0000 (UTC), Shelly
    <sheldonlg@thevillages.net> said:

    On 2/29/2016 12:09 PM, Yisroel Markov wrote:
    According to Times of Israel:

    SodaStream fires last Palestinian workers after permit row

    SodaStream, the drinks firm hit by boycott calls two years ago, made
    redundant its last Palestinian workers Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant them work permits, the company said.

    The 74 Palestinian staff, many of whom had worked at the Israeli
    company for at least five years, had been caught in a permit battle
    between the company and Israeli authorities since SodaStreamís main
    factory moved from the West Bank into Israel. [...]

    The Israeli company, which manufactures a device for making fizzy
    drinks at home, announced in late 2014 it was closing its plant in the
    West Bank following a boycott campaign that included targeting
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she advertised its product.
    The plant closed in October 2015, with more than 500 Palestinians made
    redundant, the company said.

    Full article at
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/sodastream-fires-last-palestinian-workers-after-permit-row/

    According to Al-Bawaba:

    SodaStream lays off last Palestinian workers after Israel refuses
    their work permits

    SodaStream, the soft drink company hit hard by boycotts two years ago,
    laid off its last Palestinian workers on Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant their work permits, AFP reported.

    The 74 Palestinian members of staff at the Israeli company have been
    caught in a permit dispute ever since SodaStream moved its factory
    from the occupied West Bank into Israel in late 2014.

    Full article at
    http://www.albawaba.com/news/sodastream-lays-last-palestinian-workers-after-israel-refuses-their-work-permits-811364


    First of all, it is a very good product and I have one.

    That's kind of funny - back in the 1970s my grandparents had a similar
    device, although much more primitive, of course. But it was measured
    against the known fact that in the West you could buy water that was
    already carbonated, and it wasn't a favorable comparison.

    I think Israel
    is doing the right thing here. From what I have read it is "You (Arabs
    in general) boycott us, we will fight back by cutting your jobs."

    Except it wasn't the Arabs so much as European and American BDS, and
    the company, from the reports, was anxious to hang onto at least some
    of its Arab employees. But yes, in the end BDS succeeded in depriving
    some 600 Palestinians of their jobs.
    --
    Yisroel "Godwrestler Warriorson" Markov - Boston, MA Member www.reason.com -- for a sober analysis of the world DNRC --------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Judge, and be prepared to be judged" -- Ayn Rand

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  • From malcolm.mclean5@btinternet.com@21:1/5 to Yisroel Markov on Mon Feb 29 23:47:36 2016
    On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:33:34 PM UTC, Yisroel Markov wrote:

    That's kind of funny - back in the 1970s my grandparents had a similar device, although much more primitive, of course. But it was measured
    against the known fact that in the West you could buy water that was
    already carbonated, and it wasn't a favorable comparison.

    We had a Soda Stream. But we were given it as a toy, and only rarely
    bought the syrups. My parents weren't very keen on carbonated drinks,
    what we got was Ribena, orange squash, and lemon and barley water
    (my favourite, now vanished from the shelves). Ironically those drinks
    contain as much sugar and are as bad for teeth as the mass market
    sodas.

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  • From mm@21:1/5 to ey.markov@MUNGiname.com on Tue Mar 1 00:26:26 2016
    On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:40:40 +0000 (UTC), Yisroel Markov <ey.markov@MUNGiname.com> wrote:

    On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:17:06 +0000 (UTC), Shelly
    <sheldonlg@thevillages.net> said:

    On 2/29/2016 12:09 PM, Yisroel Markov wrote:
    According to Times of Israel:

    SodaStream fires last Palestinian workers after permit row

    SodaStream, the drinks firm hit by boycott calls two years ago, made
    redundant its last Palestinian workers Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant them work permits, the company said.

    The 74 Palestinian staff, many of whom had worked at the Israeli
    company for at least five years, had been caught in a permit battle
    between the company and Israeli authorities since SodaStreamís main
    factory moved from the West Bank into Israel. [...]

    The Israeli company, which manufactures a device for making fizzy
    drinks at home, announced in late 2014 it was closing its plant in the
    West Bank following a boycott campaign that included targeting
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she advertised its product.
    The plant closed in October 2015, with more than 500 Palestinians made
    redundant, the company said.

    Full article at
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/sodastream-fires-last-palestinian-workers-after-permit-row/

    According to Al-Bawaba:

    SodaStream lays off last Palestinian workers after Israel refuses
    their work permits

    SodaStream, the soft drink company hit hard by boycotts two years ago,
    laid off its last Palestinian workers on Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant their work permits, AFP reported.

    The 74 Palestinian members of staff at the Israeli company have been
    caught in a permit dispute ever since SodaStream moved its factory
    from the occupied West Bank into Israel in late 2014.

    Full article at
    http://www.albawaba.com/news/sodastream-lays-last-palestinian-workers-after-israel-refuses-their-work-permits-811364


    First of all, it is a very good product and I have one.

    That's kind of funny - back in the 1970s my grandparents had a similar >device, although much more primitive, of course. But it was measured
    against the known fact that in the West you could buy water that was
    already carbonated, and it wasn't a favorable comparison.

    I'm not sure about years. Certainly the teens, 20's, and 30's, maybe
    in NYC through the 50's or 60's people, esp. Jews bought carbonated
    seltzer in pressurized glass bottles, with a metal valve on the top,
    called a syphon, with a tube that curved down, to pneumatically pump
    the seltzer into your drink. There were seltzer delivery men who
    collected the empties and left full ones, although maybe not to
    individual homes unless they were shikker.

    And a popular part of burlesque and slapstick acts was one guy chasing
    another with the seltzer bottle tipped back far enough that the
    seltzer would spray onto the guy being chased.

    Somewhere in the 70's in NY I found a couple of these bottles, green
    in color, probably years old but still with a little pressure in them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_syphon

    OTOH, the cheaper way was to add a tablet to water, like Alka-Seltzer
    but without the aspirin and citric acid, or Fizzies without the
    flavoring. .

    I think Israel
    is doing the right thing here. From what I have read it is "You (Arabs
    in general) boycott us, we will fight back by cutting your jobs."

    Except it wasn't the Arabs so much as European and American BDS, and
    the company, from the reports, was anxious to hang onto at least some
    of its Arab employees. But yes, in the end BDS succeeded in depriving
    some 600 Palestinians of their jobs.

    I didnn't know about their success before you posted and I'm very
    sorry to hear about it.

    The BDS folk have such a high opinion of themselves, I'm sure, and yet
    they're wrong about almost everything. I wonder if they'll ever
    learn; I wonder what their children will say to them.

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  • From Beach Runner@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 2 05:25:58 2016
    On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:19:20 PM UTC-8, mm wrote:
    On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:40:40 +0000 (UTC), Yisroel Markov <ey.markov@MUNGiname.com> wrote:

    On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:17:06 +0000 (UTC), Shelly ><sheldonlg@thevillages.net> said:

    On 2/29/2016 12:09 PM, Yisroel Markov wrote:
    According to Times of Israel:

    SodaStream fires last Palestinian workers after permit row

    SodaStream, the drinks firm hit by boycott calls two years ago, made
    redundant its last Palestinian workers Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant them work permits, the company said.

    The 74 Palestinian staff, many of whom had worked at the Israeli
    company for at least five years, had been caught in a permit battle
    between the company and Israeli authorities since SodaStream's main
    factory moved from the West Bank into Israel. [...]

    The Israeli company, which manufactures a device for making fizzy
    drinks at home, announced in late 2014 it was closing its plant in the >>> West Bank following a boycott campaign that included targeting
    Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after she advertised its product. >>> The plant closed in October 2015, with more than 500 Palestinians made >>> redundant, the company said.

    Full article at
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/sodastream-fires-last-palestinian-workers-after-permit-row/

    According to Al-Bawaba:

    SodaStream lays off last Palestinian workers after Israel refuses
    their work permits

    SodaStream, the soft drink company hit hard by boycotts two years ago, >>> laid off its last Palestinian workers on Monday after Israeli
    authorities refused to grant their work permits, AFP reported.

    The 74 Palestinian members of staff at the Israeli company have been
    caught in a permit dispute ever since SodaStream moved its factory
    from the occupied West Bank into Israel in late 2014.

    Full article at
    http://www.albawaba.com/news/sodastream-lays-last-palestinian-workers-after-israel-refuses-their-work-permits-811364


    First of all, it is a very good product and I have one.

    That's kind of funny - back in the 1970s my grandparents had a similar >device, although much more primitive, of course. But it was measured >against the known fact that in the West you could buy water that was >already carbonated, and it wasn't a favorable comparison.

    I'm not sure about years. Certainly the teens, 20's, and 30's, maybe
    in NYC through the 50's or 60's people, esp. Jews bought carbonated
    seltzer in pressurized glass bottles, with a metal valve on the top,
    called a syphon, with a tube that curved down, to pneumatically pump
    the seltzer into your drink. There were seltzer delivery men who
    collected the empties and left full ones, although maybe not to
    individual homes unless they were shikker.

    And a popular part of burlesque and slapstick acts was one guy chasing another with the seltzer bottle tipped back far enough that the
    seltzer would spray onto the guy being chased.

    Somewhere in the 70's in NY I found a couple of these bottles, green
    in color, probably years old but still with a little pressure in them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_syphon

    OTOH, the cheaper way was to add a tablet to water, like Alka-Seltzer
    but without the aspirin and citric acid, or Fizzies without the
    flavoring. .

    I think Israel
    is doing the right thing here. From what I have read it is "You (Arabs
    in general) boycott us, we will fight back by cutting your jobs."

    Except it wasn't the Arabs so much as European and American BDS, and
    the company, from the reports, was anxious to hang onto at least some
    of its Arab employees. But yes, in the end BDS succeeded in depriving
    some 600 Palestinians of their jobs.

    I didnn't know about their success before you posted and I'm very
    sorry to hear about it.

    The BDS folk have such a high opinion of themselves, I'm sure, and yet they're wrong about almost everything. I wonder if they'll ever
    learn; I wonder what their children will say to them.

    The Soda Stream people were trying to promote peace and prosperity for Palestinians. That's more than any Arab government or group is doing for them.

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