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Pour les cosmétiques Nivea la Palestine existe mais pas Israël...


Article repris du Blog Philosémitisme, 4 août 2011

Source: Elder of Ziyon (Nivea website excludes Israel, includes "Palestine Territories").

[La lettre adressée par une cliente américaine courroucée vous en apprendra plus. Elle est citée, ci-après, à la suite du texte français de Philosémitisme. On en apprend, entre autres, qu'Israël figurait l'an dernier dans la liste du Moyen-Orient. Intéressant, n'est-il pas ? (Menahem Macina).]

Voici la liste des pays du Moyen-Orient reprise du site Web du célèbre fabricant de cosmétiques allemand Nivea (groupe Beiersdorf AG).  C'est une ex-cliente israélo-américaine, Rebecca Griffin, qui a découvert l'omission d'Israël et l'inclusion des territoires palestiniens dans la liste, et c'est le blog américain, Elder of Ziyon, qui a diffusé l'information.  Bravo pour leur vigilance !


1.           Bahrain ( البحرين)

2.           Egypt (مصر)

3.           Iran (إيران)

4.           Iraq (العراق)

5.           Jordan (الأردن)

6.           Kuwait (الكويت)

7.           Lebanon (لبنان)

8.           Libya (ليبيا)

9.           Middle East - English (Middle East)

10.        العربية - الشرق الأوسط (Middle East)

11.        Oman (سلطنة عمان)

12.        Palestine Territories (فلسطين)

13.        Qatar (قطر)

14.        Saudi Arabia (المملكة العربية السعودية)

15.        Syria (سوريا)

16.        United A. Emirates (الإمارات العربية المتحدة)

17.        Yemen (اليمن)

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Isn't that interesting?  An outraged former customer wrote to them:

Hi there,

My name is Rebecca Griffin, I am an Israeli-American that used to use your products – but never again. I believe in "Never say Never", but in this case it is fair to say that I will never buy your products, and I will make sure that others don't either.

"Why?" I hear you ask? Well, the answer is quite simple. I don't support racism and I don't support Anti-Israeli propaganda.

I was very surprised to find out that according to you, my country, Israel is good enough to sell your products in, but not worth being a part of the rest of the world. When asked to select my location on your website I couldn't do so.

Israel, an entity recognized by the UN as a country, does not appear on your website. The Palestinian Authority however, appears, even though it is not recognized as a country. I would


love to understand why you choose to eliminate us off the map of the world? Such behavior reminds me the history of your country, Germany, and the Nazi Regime. Or is it the Iranian regime that denies the holocaust and calls to wipe us off the map that you support? Is it the terror groups such as Hamas, Hizballah and IHH to name just a few that you wish to keep happy? Or is basic business- there are more 'Arab customers' than Israelis, so you would rather risk losing our business than theirs?

I simply cannot believe that I am even writing such a letter in the year 2011.

You should be ashamed of yourselves and yes, this will not go away quietly, or ignored.

You make me feel scared, and sick to my stomach.

I usually end letters with "Thank you" but I will not thank you for discriminating me, my people, or my country.



Nivea has a "Nivea Official Israel" Facebook page, but they have not yet responded there.

Their "Contact" page drop-down menu has Israel and "Palestine" listed.

It appears that Israel was listed under "Middle East" last year.

The Nivea Middle East Facebook page features a special Ramadan application.

This will probably get fixed in a day or two - but why did it happen to begin with? A corporate level decision or a single Israel-hating web designer?

But you can always go to Estee Lauder's Israel page.