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New York - Pre-Passover Supermarket Campaign Launched To Encourage Israeli Product Sales

Published on: February 10, 2016 01:26 PM
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Foreign and Palestinian activists hold Palestinian flags as they march through a Rami Levy supermarket in the West Bank against Jewish settlements and in a call to boycott settlement products. Photo by Issam Rimawi/FLASH90 October 24, 2012.  Some 50 activists marched through the supermarket and tried to block a road in the settlement on Wednesday during a protest Foreign and Palestinian activists hold Palestinian flags as they march through a Rami Levy supermarket in the West Bank against Jewish settlements and in a call to boycott settlement products. Photo by Issam Rimawi/FLASH90 October 24, 2012.  Some 50 activists marched through the supermarket and tried to block a road in the settlement on Wednesday during a protest

New York - A New York State assemblyman has formulated a plan to show commitment to Israel as a way of striking back against Boycott Divestment Sanctions, calling on grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide to create dedicated Kosher for Passover sections featuring items produced in Judea and Samaria.

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Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn said this morning that he has asked stores to take part in a grassroots campaign to show support for Israel in light of anti-Jewish sentiments that continue to spread throughout Europe and beyond.

“European countries have consistently undercut Israel through a series of sanctions and boycotts,” said Hikind. “This campaign, to implement sections for Israel-based products in stores, is about giving Klal Yisrael the opportunity to stand up against this rejection. It’s about sending a message that we won’t idly stand by and let the European Union try to undermine the people of Israel.”

Creating specific areas selling Israeli products exclusively will make it easier for shoppers to choose those items and Hikind called upon consumers to demonstrate their commitment to Israel with their purchasing power even if it means a slightly higher grocery bill.

“Together we can make a difference,” said Hikind. “Every one of us can help in a unique way by sending a clear message of support to our brothers and sisters in Israel.  With supermarkets joining the campaign, they will be joining in an effort to thwart the crippling effects of BDS.”

According to Hikind, dozens of major supermarkets throughout the United States have already begun committing to this pro-Israel initiative and he expects to release a list of participating stores within the coming weeks.


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 Feb 10, 2016 at 01:42 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

will Satmar take part?

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 Feb 10, 2016 at 02:31 PM Maven Says:

Without a question that those boycotting Israeli products are antisemitic.

Having said,its not a good idea in having sections in supermarkets featuring items produced in Judea and Samaria. If its done only in Jewish owned supermarkets in Jewish neighborhoods,who cares. A bunch of Zionists supporting Jews living in settlements. But if its done in non-Jewish supermarkets it will bring out the worse against Jews.

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 Feb 10, 2016 at 04:47 PM Klal Yisroel is NOT pro Zionist occupied territories Says:

The honorable Dov Hikind is a Nice Brooklyn politician and should Help Jews in Brooklyn.
He is Not the spokesperson for "Klal Yisroel".
Each Jewish store keeper can ask his Rabbi or Dayan if and how to Help the food growing on the Zionist occupied territories.

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 Feb 10, 2016 at 06:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Maven Says:

Without a question that those boycotting Israeli products are antisemitic.

Having said,its not a good idea in having sections in supermarkets featuring items produced in Judea and Samaria. If its done only in Jewish owned supermarkets in Jewish neighborhoods,who cares. A bunch of Zionists supporting Jews living in settlements. But if its done in non-Jewish supermarkets it will bring out the worse against Jews.

The last 8 words of your post describe you to a "t."

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 Feb 10, 2016 at 06:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Klal Yisroel is NOT pro Zionist occupied territories Says:

The honorable Dov Hikind is a Nice Brooklyn politician and should Help Jews in Brooklyn.
He is Not the spokesperson for "Klal Yisroel".
Each Jewish store keeper can ask his Rabbi or Dayan if and how to Help the food growing on the Zionist occupied territories.

Take your hateful rhetoric and stuff it, you neturei karta freak.

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