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Update   Wednesday, December 20, 2006 
UPS Israel Delivery Update
We asked UPS questions to clear their name, but UPS was less than forthcoming with answers, which is not a good PR move.
Verified   Wednesday, December 13, 2006 
UPS Boycott of Jews - Boycott Called and Verified
UPS's official statement regarding a boycott called against them is both confusing and contradicts UPS spokesman's statements.
Breaking a Myth   Wednesday, December 13, 2006 
Did Rick Mathes Condemn Islam?
When an email is neither dated nor cross referenced to documentation on a website, it is merely a gratuitous statement that can not be confirmed. As such, it is advisable not to trust the content of the letter until it can be thoroughly examined.
Op-Ed   Tuesday, December 12, 2006 
Miranda Rights for Air Travelers
If the TSA will treat you like a criminal, you may as well have the rights criminal have.
Breaking a Myth   Tuesday, December 12, 2006 
Swatch is not placing ads on non-commercial radio
If an emailed story does not have a date on it, it is probably outdated so do not pass it along.
Analysis   Monday, December 11, 2006 
Origins of the Wal-Mart Nazi t-shirt
Boycott Watch discovered the origin of the Nazi t-shirt Wal-Mart sold, failed to remove from their shelves and then refused to apologize about.
Guest Op-Ed   Thursday, December 7, 2006 
Why Do Irish Academics Persist In Advocating Boycott and Divesting From Israel?
Analysis by Dr. Alex Grobman, historian and author of several books including "Battling for Souls: The Vaad Hatzala Rescue Committee in Post War Europe." His newest book is "Nations United: How the UN is Undermining Israel and the West."
Selling Nazi Shirts Is Not Good Business   Wednesday, December 6, 2006 
Wal-Mart Failed To Remove Nazi Emblem Shirts
Wal-Mart offered Nazi emblem shirts, but failed to remove them in a timely manor after discovering their error, thus resulting in irate customers and boycott calls.
Do Not Bite Your Own Foot   Sunday, December 3, 2006 
Boycott Watch - Wal-Mart Sales Down Due To Boycott By Religious Groups Over Gay Alliance
Some companies try to do the right thing but fail to learn the lessons of others mistakes
Boycott Analysis   Thusday, November 30, 2006 
Did Michael Richards' Racist Rant Boosts DVD Sales Despite a Boycott?
Sometimes being boycotted helps sales, sometimes it is an excuse.
Boycott Hurts Aruba   Tuesday, November 14, 2006 
Aruba Tourism Continues To Fall - Boycott Stronger Then Ever
The boycott of Aruba related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is stronger than ever. The recession we previously reported has now triggered inflation, which is a very bad economic sign.
Busting A Myth   Monday, November 13, 2006 
"Lead in Lipstick" Rumor in Email Is False
Lead has been banned in food and cosmetics manufacturing for decades, and this looks more like a prank aimed at a specific person that got out of control since it is directed only at one specific color, regardless of who the manufacturer is.
Op-Ed   Thursday, November 9, 2006 
How Taft Lost Ohio for the Republicans Election
Consumers react to in-office scandals by voting out everyone involved, plus everyone seen as associated with those who are involved.
Busting A Myth   Monday, October 9, 2006 
Costco Prescription Drug Email Is A Hoax
Do not believe any report where a government official claims to endorse any specific product or vendor.
Sometimes It Pays To Be Quiet   Tuesday, September 5, 2006 
Wal-Mart Joins Gay Chamber Of Commerce - Boycott Called
Wal-Mart has taken action to hurt itself.
No Free Rides   Sunday, September 3, 2006 
Free Starbucks? Too Late
No company is obligated to honor fraud
The US Lied   Wednesday, August 30, 2006 
US FirstGov.Gov Ad Portrays False Information About ZIP Codes
The US Gov Should Tell The Truth.
Busting A Myth   Tuesday, August 29, 2006 
Busting A Myth - Steven Spielberg Did Not Write The Letter To Mel Gibson
The letter may make you feel good, but it is not real. Please be sure of the facts before you forward emails.
Want To Eat Bugs?   Monday, August 28, 2006 
Groups Move to Ban FDA Approved Bugs in food.
Would you eat a food if you knew it was specifically made with insects as an ingredient?
Jihad - Not just A Boycott   Thursday, August 17, 2006 
Jihad Against Starbucks - Howard Schultz Did Not Send The Email
Don't fall for the tactics of anti-Semitic Jihadist hate mongers.
Doing the Right Thing   Tuesday, August 15, 2006 
US Soldier Shoots An HP Printer Out Of Frustration - HP Sends A New Printer
HP went above and beyond the call of duty
Coffee & Terrorism   Monday, August 7, 2006 
Caribou Coffee's Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi - A Terrorists Profile and US businesses links exposed
Islamic Cleric has connections to Caribou Coffee, Hamas, and the First Islamic bank of Bahrain, which is now known as Arcapita - Boycott Watch spells out the connection and terrorist links.
BW In The News   Sunday, August 6, 2006 
Caribou Coffee Boycott In The News - Ownership Name Change May Be Meant To Mask Islamic Ties
Atlanta Journal Constitution Quotes Boycott Watch in an article
Hollywood   Thursday, August 3, 2006 
Miami Vice Movie Boycott
Movie director's placement of a t-shirt implies Israeli Army drug dealing sparks boycott.
Follow-up Article   Updated: Monday, July 31, 2006 
Boycott Watch Scam Alert results in change and disclosure - BW now says the 'Israel Megaphone' website is 100% safe and legitimate
Be cautious of websites and emails - legitimate websites always post verifiable contact information and you should know what you are signing up for. One site posted contact information after BW article posting.
Oil & a Texas two-step   Monday, July 24, 2006 
Citgo Launches PR Campaign - Hugo Chavez Blinks
Venezuela's strong-man talks tough and carries a toothpick
Stand Tall, America   Monday, July 24, 2006 
"Interdependence Day": The Boycotting of Freedom
Don't allow people to stand in the way of our freedom
Boycott Backfire   Monday, July 17, 2006 
Emailing Polls Which People Hate Only Encourages More Polls On The Same Topic.
Some Jews are boycotting CNN claiming an anti-Israel bias, yet regularly forward Internet polls on to friends not realizing they are helping CNN make money despite their boycott. Boycott Watch gets to the truth behind polls on news websites and why the news agencies seldom quote their own polls.
City May Boycott its own   Monday, July 17, 2006 
N.J. Mayor Threatens Boycott of McDonald's Over Spanish Billboard
Should a mayor dictate business activity within the city limits? City councils and mayors do it daily.
Uncovering The Truth   Monday, July 10, 2006 
Is Harry Bingham really a hero or did he just do his job?
An email is circulation claiming Hiram (or Harry) Bingham, IV was a hero for rescuing Jews in France from the Nazi's, and Boycott Watch reviewed the claims that resulted in a US postage stamp being issued in his honor.
News Analysis   Monday, July 3, 2006 
O'Reilly threatens boycott of Mexico
Boycott Watch asks: Is declaring a boycott necessary?
News Analysis   Tuesday, May 16, 2006 
Ohio's Battleground Myth - News Analysis By Fred Taub
Originally published as "Ohio's Delusional Democrats" at World Net Daily (
Avoid Illegal Boycott Activity   Tuesday, May 30, 2006 
Canadian Union Adopts Arab Boycott of Israel
Note: Boycott Watch warns against doing business or communicating with this union unless you are trained in and are familiar with US Antiboycott Laws, as well as federal Antiboycott compliance reporting regulations and procedures.
Say Thank You To A Soldier   Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2006 
An Israeli Soldier's Story
Unbeknownst to you, a soldier may have already saved your life.
Stop A Hoax   Friday, May 26, 2006 
Before You Pass Along "Missing Children" Emails, Consider This:
Do you really know who the information requester is?
Breaking A Myth   Thursday, May 25, 2006 
Exxon-Mobile, Hugo Chavez, Citgo and Why Gas Boycotts Don't Work
Let's face a few facts about oil
Kristallnacht 2?   Sunday, May 21, 2006 
British Academic Boycott Of Israel, Again
A new wave of anti-Semitism emerges in Britain
Boycott Analysis   Tuesday, May 16, 2006 
Da Vinci Boycotts or Publicity Stunt?
All the hoopla and boycott calls regarding the soon to be released Da Vinci Code movie may be rooted in a publicity stunt, and it is not the first time.
Confirming A Myth   Sunday, April 30, 2006 
Email About Microwave Ovens And Boiling Water Is True
We often debunk false emails, but this one is real
Stop A Hoax   Sunday, April 30, 2006 
Another Gas Boycott Email Based On A False Premise
Yet another email is circulating that calls for an ineffectual gas boycott because the author does not know how gas is sold.
Reader Response   Sunday, April 30, 2006 
Boycott Watch responds to an email from a supporter of the 'Great American Boycott of 2006'
People sometimes fool themselves because they want to believe something, regardless if it is the truth or not.
Stop A Hoax   Friday, April 28, 2006 
Gas Pump AIDS Warning Email Is a Hoax
A hoax email is causing panic, and someone may have been fired for writing it and sending it out using her official governmental status.
US Report to Congress   Wednesday, April 19, 2006 
Report for Congress on the Arab boycott of Israel
The Arab League has maintained an official boycott of Israeli companies and Israeli-made goods since the founding of Israel in 1948. The United States actively opposes the boycott and works on both bilateral and multilateral fronts to end it. The U.S. government also enforces laws that prohibit U.S. firms from participating in the boycott. This report will be updated as events warrant.
Breaking A Myth   Monday, April 11, 2006 
NPR Interview of USMC General - Email Is Not True
While some may like to believe the email circulating about a US Marine Corps General hammering an NPR interviewer is real, it is not. For starters, people need look at such emails for documentation, of which the email in question has none...
Analysis   Monday, April 10, 2006 
Gay Groups Complain About Car Ads Again
Boycott Watch recently reported about gay groups boycotting advertisers because ads were pulled from gay publications, possibly with the attitude that somehow the ads are owed to their publications forever once placed, and how religious groups are turning up the pressure against the advertisers placing ads in gay publications.
Op-Ed   Monday, April 10, 2006 
Op-Ed: Dubai Still Won - By Fred Taub, President, Boycott Watch
Even before the Dubai Ports World deal had been scuttled, analysts warned of retribution from the UAE if the deal were to fall apart. These same analysts have left out one factor – Dubai may have had a victory in their loss...
Boycott Watch Testifies   Friday, March 17, 2006 
Proposed Connecticut Sudan Divestment Legislation won’t stop Darfur Genocide, only federal action will said Boycott Watch representative in Hartford Capitol Hill Hearing
Proposed Connecticut Sudan Divestment Legislation won’t stop Darfur Genocide, only federal action will said Boycott Watch representative in Hartford Capitol Hill Hearing
Op-Ed   Wednesday, March 1, 2006 
Op-Ed: The UAE Port Deal Would Irreparably Harm Israel - By Fred Taub, President, Boycott Watch
We have all heard the Bush administration telling us not to worry about the deal to allow the Arab Emirates owned Dubai Ports World Company run major US ports. There is one important factor people should all be worrying about - how the deal affects Israel. Let's examine the facts...
Boycotts Can Backfire   Friday, February 19, 2006 
Islamic Boycott of Denmark - Who will really be hurt?
We all have heard and read about the recent Islamic riots after a Danish newspaper printed a cartoon depicting Mohamed, and how Muslims claim drawing such images is blasphemy. The question is, however, is the insult claim correct and does the resulting boycott of all Danish products by Muslims have merit...
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