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Tue, Jun. 16th, 2009, 11:33 pm
stand with us, buy israeli products in trader joe

A group of anti-Israel protesters are apparently trying to boycott Trader Joe’s for selling Israeli products. The organizers [bunch of vile antisemites], a group calling itself “Quit Palestine”, is calling for stores to “cleanse their shelves of products that support occupation and apartheid” and offering their supporters “resources for you to create disencentives for stores to stock Israeli products.”

One of the retailers targeted in this campaign is Trader Joe’s, which carries many Israeli-made products. Trader Joe’s has resisted the call to change its policies, and so the boycott-divestment-sanctions (BDS) guys have called for a “de-shelving” of Trader Joe’s from Israeli products this Saturday, June 20. This creates an opportunity for friends of Israel to express their support while also shopping for groceries.

You can help!

Go to your local Trader Joe's http://www.traderjoes.com/locations.asp on June 20 (or, if you are shomer Shabbat, on June 19) and buy a whole bunch of Israeli products (if they are off the shelf - so go to the store manager and tell him/her they need to buy more!)

Let’s make this a banner sales weekend for Israeli-made products at Trader Joe’s in the Northwest!

Thank you (and thanks to Trader Joe’s) for your support,

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
hannahsarah

Cross posting this right now. Thanks!

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I am not Jewish and I don't care for the products at Trader Joe's, but we have Trader Joe's here in Phoenix so I will go find an Israeli product to buy there June 20th and encourage my friends to do the same to support one of this country's greatest allies. Thank you for posting this.

Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
liberpolly

thank you!

it just so happens that israeli food is very yummy. i lived 8 years in israel, and still remember and miss the flavors...