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About Maurice Ostroff

 

This letter is a response to the rude rejection by Saley's of an order placed by the SA Zionist Federation. See details opposite

An open letter to the Managing director of Saley's
From Maurice Ostroff                     October 29, 2010

Congratulations on your brave refusal to continue to do business with a long-standing customer because of your antagonism to Zionism. To ensure that your action is not a meaningless gesture, we look forward with great interest to seeing you demonstrate your sincerity and consistency by following through with a complete boycott of all Israeli products.
 
You can make an immediate start by examining your computer and throwing it out if it contains software or an Intel Pentium chip that was developed in Israel. Of course you should also avoid instant messaging based on ICQ, that was invented by Israeli teenager Arik Vardi  and three friends. And you will of course avoid mobile telephony, developed in Israel by Motorola, the camera telephone chip and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) as used in Skype and similar applications.

You will be hard pressed to locate all the Zionist components in your Security Software, Network Firewalls, Anti-virus programs, System Software, Microsoft Operating Systems (XP and Vista), Google,  Disk on Key and Wi-Fi,  but I am sure you will assiduously check your equipment and rule out everything with  Zionist roots. Unless you do so thoroughly, it will appear that you don't have the courage of your convictions and that your refusal of the small SAZF order was an insincere gesture playing to the anti-Israel gallery.

I could go on and on about the items you must avoid to be consistent in your attitude, but for humanitarian reasons you will be excused if for medical reasons you or members of your family use the "camera pill" developed in Israel to investigate the intestines painlessly by swallowing a pill containing a mini camera and transmitter.

Despite your anti-Zionist feelings, if you have a heart attack, don't hesitate to let the surgeon insert a stent, which was developed in Israel.

You will also be excused if you or members of your anti-Zionist business use new Israeli methods to measure and inject insulin for diabetics or Copaxone to reduce the physical breakdown caused by MS and other MS medicines such as Betaseron and Avonex. Similarly you will be excused for using Israeli developments in computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance systems (MRI), ultrasound scanners, nuclear medical cameras and laser surgery.

You will be excused too, if you use the Israeli developed Resperate, an interactive breathing device, for lowering blood pressure as well as treatments for cancer, diabetes, AIDS, auto immune diseases, Alzheimer, cardiovascular diseases and aging as well as the ReWalk, a robot suit that enables wheelchair users to walk, sit and stand again.

On second thoughts I suggest that it would be more rational to re-examine your prejudices and enter into a civil discourse with the Zionists. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that we have much in common and I would be happy to enter into a dialog with you about the issues on which you feel so strongly.

This letter is being publicized as will the response I hope to receive from you.

Sincerely

Maurice Ostroff



The story behind the invoice
 
The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) has been a regular customer of Saley's Travel Goods from whom they purchased conference bags and folders over a period of years.

The SAZF reports that when it recently it placed a similar order for bags for its forthcoming 47th Conference to be held in March 2011 it immediately received an invoice for the goods. 
 
However, the next day the invoice was again faxed to the SAZF offices, but this time with lines drawn through it and a comment stating "Order cancelled by management!" followed by the following:
"Sorry, we cannot supply you any of our goods as we don't want or need your blood money!  Please do not contact us any more and remove all our contact details from your records and we will do likewise.  We don't want to aid and abet organizations that are responsible for crimes against humanity.  Please don't pay!  Don't contaminate our account with your blood money!"

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