The US Investigative Project on Terrorism claims one of its stories has forced the giant online retailer, Amazon to remove a t-shirt bearing an anti-Israel slogan.
I am not so sure.
The IPT, which fulfills an important and successful role in exposing and disgracing international terrorism, on Tuesday highlighted an Amazon t-shirt with the words 'Make Israel Palestine Again'.
Now correspondent, John Rossomando says: “Reader complaints caused Amazon to stop selling a t-shirt that said "Make Israel Palestine Again" after the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) drew attention to it”.
That may be true.
However, it has also been reported that Amazon is considering conducting surveys in Hebrew, which is “a testimony to Israel’s market potential”.
Nir Zigdon, of eCommunity, whose company provides consultation to Amazon, has told the Globes business website:
“In my opinion, the (survey) questions indicate a clear trend – Amazon is trying to understand how many Israeli sellers now using Amazon will sell on Amazon Israel if it is founded”.
It has also been suggested that Amazon has even considered building a giant warehouse in the centre of the country to facilitate speedier, cheaper delivery than at present.
So it looks like Amazon wants to persuade Israelis to do this, buy that – without the nasty t-shirt!
© Natalie Wood (10 August 2018)