Friday, January 28, 2011
According to Wikipedia, "the Jaffa orange, also Shamouti orange, is a sweet, almost seedless orange variety. Originally developed in Palestine in the mid-19th century, it takes its name from the city of Jaffa where it was first produced for export. It became a primary citrus export of the State of Israel following its establishment in 1948.
One of three main varieties of oranges grown in the Middle East, the Jaffa orange is also cultivated in Cyprus, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. At one time the cooperation in growing and exporting these oranges was seen as a symbol of positive Arab-Jewish relations."
The Jaffa orange is also grown in Spain, South Africa and a dozen other countries but the boofheads who work the racist BDS have gone loopy over the labelling of the oranges and are boycotting them all. They even have the NSW government's knickers in a knot over the issue - NSW government warns Coles over imported fruit labels and no doubt, the councillors at Marrickville are all over ever Coles Supermarket in their municipality ensuring that no Jaffas at all are sold on their patch.
Here's a hint for Fiona Byrne and friends on how to differentiate between a Jewish Jaffa Orange and the other types - the Jewish ones have a stem that appears to be circumcised.
And on a serious note, French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy addresses the matter of BDS here. If the good councillors of Marrickville can get their noses away from the local orange produce they would do well to pay attention to what the man says.
Posted by Wilbur Post at 5:55 am