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Thursday, December 14, 2006

*UPDATE*: UPS Issues Official Statement Regarding Its Israel Policy

(Reprinted from e-mail)
December 13, 2006

UPS offers worldwide express service to and from Israel to
both residential and business addresses and a domestic
service within Israel through its authorized service
contractor, O.P.S.I. International Handling Limited.

Regrettably, information provided recently by UPS customer
service representatives regarding UPS's service territory in
Israel was incorrect.
This is currently being resolved.

Through O.P.S.I., UPS covers 99% of the population in Israel
outside the West Bank, except for a few remote areas in the
Golan Heights and the Negev Desert, where it would be cost
prohibitive to provide service. Only remote areas in the
West Bank with very low population density are not covered -
on both the Israeli and Palestinian sides. In the West Bank,
UPS's service reaches over 80% of the population and covers
approximately 60% of the territory, including the Gush
EtZion area.

All packages coming from abroad are delivered into all areas
of Yehuda and Shomron. This includes Gush EtZion. Customers
residing in this area DO NOT have to go to Jerusalem to pick
up their shipments.

UPS does not tolerate any type of discrimination and would
not associate with any parties who did not embrace UPS's
concern for fairness and equality.

John Flick
Director, UPS International Public Relations jflick@ups.com

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At 2:24 AM, Blogger Ezzie said...

With accessible companies such as these, it's always better to contact the company directly and find out the truth. It's good to see that everyone was up-front about covering this and making sure to correct it - it's one of the strengths of the J-blogosphere (as opposed to, say, the media :) ).

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Exactly. I have no problem making corrections. This was Naomi Reagan's little crusade, so I blame her for not being complete thorough in her research before advocating a boycott. But, live and learn. It has been corrected.


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