Shas chairman MK Aryeh Deri on Wednesday spoke out against the European Union’s plans to boycott Israeli companies which operate in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
Deri called on the entire Israeli public to stand behind these companies and purchase their products en masse. Setting his own example, he purchased oil from the community of Shilo.
“In light of the attempts to boycott products from Judea and Samaria and prevent funding and scholarships from our fellow Jews living in certain parts of the Land of Israel, and especially now with recent mass layoffs, I chose to buy ‘blue and white’ olive oil for Chanukah in the Jewish community of Shilo,” said Deri.
“When they try to boycott us and hurt us, we must be united, the few against the many, to continue to keep this nation strong and united,” he added.
Relating to the story of Chanukah, Deri said, “Just as we won defeated the Greeks back then, so will we this time as well with G-d’s help. We may be few against many, but a little light can drive away a lot of darkness.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.