BDS movement places yellow stickers on Israeli products reading ‘For justice in Palestine
A pro-Israeli activist residing in Dublin, Ireland, was shocked this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow stickers on Israeli products reading “For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel”.
Among the many items found carrying the yellow boycott sticker was a pack of dates from the Jordan Valley. One of the stickers read: “Organic dates – produce of West Bank; Israeli Settlement Produce.”
The call for boycott is directed not only at products made in Israeli settlements but at Israeli products altogether – even though the sticker notes the product was made in the West Bank. Similar stickers were placed on other products in the Tesco supermarkets chain.
Tesco is a British chain originally established by Jewish businessman Jack Cohen, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland. Cohen’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren reside in Israel. The chain operates hundreds of grocery stores in Ireland as well.
The BDS activity in Ireland is one of the most serious anti-Israel movements in Europe. It joins the Irish policy that pushes for marking all products from the West Bank in retail stores all over Europe.