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November 9, 2015 4:25 pm

WhatsApp Founder Opposes BDS Movement in ‘Priceless’ Facebook Post

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Jan Koum, at bottom of screenshot, responds to a StandWithUs Facebook post on the BDS movement. Photo: Facebook.

Jan Koum, at bottom of screenshot, responds to a StandWithUs Facebook post on the BDS movement. Photo: Facebook. – WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum’s comment on a Facebook post revealed his stance against the a anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs posted a photograph of an Apple laptop covered with pro-Palestinian and “Boycott Israeli Goods” stickers. A hand-written note laying on top of the computer read, “Hi there! Just thought you should know the flash-storage inside this computer was designed and built by Anobit, an Israeli technology company! If you don’t want it any more, please pass it to the desk behind you.”

StandWithUs captioned the photo with, “From University of Oxford: Boycott Israel stickers on Israeli made technology—only a BDS supporter would be so foolish.”

Koum’s comment on the post said “priceless,” offering simple-yet-clear public opposition to BDS.

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  • Philip Morris

    This is a perfect illustration of the unthinking idiocy of the BDS supporters. They’re really strong on foaming at the mouth but very short on understanding. We need more of this sort of reaction from those whose opinion carries weight. Perhaps then the tide will begin to turn against all those yappy little critters whose mindless mob-hostility to Israel dominates in the media. Mob-rule is what drives the BDS, the baying mob of – mostly Muslim – Jew-haters. Let’s hope that posts like this ignite the spark of independent thought needed among those who so far only know how to join the brainless chorus.

  • Charles N

    So theres this culture that has intrinsic values that make it able to be a dramatic overproducer in terms of its contribution to the world – technology, medicine, agriculture, water, solar. And at the same time, these cultural values which every day allow its people to persistently create, willingly cooperate, sensitively understand and delicately imagine, somehow also produce the most genocidal, sick, unfeeling, nazi human rights abuser in the world, so much so that they don’t even deserve to exist. Wow what a story this is!!!

    There is in fact only one possibility where this could happen: if every single person had schizophrenia, which was coordinated to happen at the same time. Ofcourse they do not have schizophrenia. And in any case, how could a country of ill persons carefully create and successfully produce at a world-beating level? Its a crazy claim.

    And yet being met with this massive, vicious, daily claim, both in physical and ideological terms, willing their very extinction, and its people heavily weighted down by its costs, they are able to continue to contribute, and have even created a haven for the top technology contributors of our world to come and innovate with them, on a tiny strip of land in the midst of the global centre of chaos and destruction.