Jewish Journal


June 19, 2009

Anti-Israel Group to Boycott Trader Joe’s



From Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic:

Now the anti-Israel maniacs want people to boycott “Israeli couscous” at Trader Joe’s. What prejudice! Israel has problems, yes (why, I just posted on one such problem), but the hard-left boycott-Israel folks are so discriminatory it’s repulsive. My recommendation: Head to Trader Joe’s and buy anything made or grown in Israel. I hear the Israeli couscous goes well with grilled scapegoat, by the way.  more.

Background on previous boycotts

From Examiner.com:

From Rabbi Isaac Jeret of South Bay, California, comes this news about boycotts of Israeli products, a tactic copied from Europe into the U.S.  The particular boycott is of Trader Joe’s, a nationwide chain that has a store on 14th Street in Manhattan.  Other stores will be boycotted, too.  They weren’t named.

The Boycott Divestment Campaign is a coalition of anti-Israel groups based in Pittsburgh, PA..  Affiliated with it is the South Bay Mobilization Group (actually from another, more northern California area than the Rabbi’s).  The boycott is scheduled to start on Saturday, June 20.  Before that, a group of boycotters entered a Trader Joe’s in Pittsburgh, knocked Israeli products off the shelves, and accosted customers.  The manager threw them out as trespassers.  [Why not as vandals?  Let their bad behavior work against them!] more.

Read an open letter from StandwithUs.org to Trader Joe’s.

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