Anti-Israel BDS activists continue to try and intimidate buyers around the world into avoiding purchasing products made in Israel.
Stickers supporting the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement have been found on SodaStream boxes in two department stores in one of the largest malls in Winnipeg.
The stickers warn buyers not to purchase the products because they were “Made in Israel, a country violating international law, the 4th Geneva Convention and fundamental human rights.” They also state, “stand up for human rights” and “boycott Israel until it respects international law.”
SodaStream is the Israel-based producer of a popular beverage carbonation machine, which has been repeatedly targeted by anti-Israel organizations.
Adriana Glikman, B’nai B’rith’s Winnipeg Programming Coordinator, said she was notified of the stickers, which she found on SodaStream products in Hudson’s Bay and Sears department stores at Winnipeg’s Polo Park shopping center. She notified both store managers, who were “shocked and disturbed,” she said.
“We had to address a very angry call about this,” Glickman said, the Canada Free Press reported. “The couple took photos of the stickers and brought them to the office. They wanted B’nai B’rith to take action. I was disgusted and upset, but it’s important to let people know that the managers took action quickly.”
According to B’nai B’rith, BDS stickers have also appeared on other Israeli-linked products such as Sabra hummus at an Ontario, Canada supermarket. In that case, a group called Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) was behind that sticker placement.
The BDS movement promotes financial, academic and cultural boycotts against Israel, ostensibly as a nonviolent struggle against the so-called “Israeli occupation.”
Critics say its activities are a modern form of anti-Semitism, and its true objective is to destroy the State of Israel.
By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff