Yesterday a Sainsbury’s store in Holborn, London, removed kosher food from shelves fearing a pro Gaza anti Israel protest may destroy it, in their bid to force the supermarket chain to boycott Israeli produce.
The latest from the store:
The context is an incident which happened at a Tesco superstore in Birmingham:
Indeed days ago attempts to force Tesco’s hand by consumer pressure were underway after this apparent response by them:
What has any of this to do with kosher food produced in Europe? Just change Israel Defence Forces, and State of Israel, to Jews. This is not about achieving peace. It is about retribution against anyone that goes against this kind of group think:
A mob is out there, and coming to a store near you. One that is anti-Jewish and not just appalled by the response of the Israeli military, and frustration no political settlement to improve the lives of the Palestinians has been reached. The same mob that called President Abbas out of touch last year when he said:
“No, we do not support the boycott of Israel,” the Palestinian leader told a group of South African reporters on Monday. “But we ask everyone to boycott the products of the settlements. Because the settlements are in our territories. It is illegal.
“And the Israelis should first of all stop building in our territories, should stop everything in our territories,” he stated, according to South African media outlet The Star.
“But we do not ask anyone to boycott Israel itself,” he reiterated. “We have relations with Israel, we have mutual recognition of Israel.” [Source]
Thuggish intimidation against Jewish people is not a political protest. It is antisemitism. We must stand against it together. Consumer boycotts are a personal choice. You may promote them. That is your democratic right. Even if they are not the answer but something that feels like a response.
We have to continue challenging antisemitism. That is something we all should be doing in the face of the mob.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog