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sainsburys remove all kosher food made in uk

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tiggersreturn Mon 18-Aug-14 13:52:50

To 'free gaza' www.israellycool.com/2014/08/17/sainsburys-supermarket-kosher-confusion/ bds be proud. Please note the double standards expressed about halal food. The article is in the guardian too.

Terrierterror Mon 18-Aug-14 13:55:53

They're harassing the hell out of shop workers in Manchester too.

Onedropoflove Mon 18-Aug-14 14:08:21

Honestly it's scary to think where this could lead on our streets.

DrunkenWhore Mon 18-Aug-14 14:16:42

Dear god the stupidity of some people baffles me. How the fuck do they think this will "free Gaza"? confused What have Jewish people in this country done to Gaza?

Why stop at kosher food? Why not move on to halal or other foods (can't think of any others right now). Should I stop using anything Irish because of the Catholic paedophile priests? Etc etc. Absolute idiotic dickheads these people are.

ballsballsballs Mon 18-Aug-14 21:03:52

I couldn't open the link, but it's not a Sainsbury's policy. According to the Guardian it was only one store following a demonstration.

www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/17/sainsburys-removes-kosher-food-anti-israel-protesters

A daft decision certainly in the wake of a frightening experience, but not evidence of widespread discrimination against people who eat Kosher.

tiggersreturn Mon 18-Aug-14 22:05:18

Key points are

www.israellycool.com/2014/08/17/sainsburys-supermarket-kosher-confusion/

Those who claim to hate Israel use Jews as a way to show this

Sainsburys either don't think the police will respond to criminal damage if against Israeli or Jewish products or don't think it's a crime

Sainsburys don't think this is acceptable to do to halal products but do think it is against kosher ones

Link reposted

ballsballsballs Mon 18-Aug-14 22:49:05

I disagree with your assertion that S think it's okay to do this to kosher products, and would treat halal differently.

It seems to me that a scared and hard-of-thinking manager made a decision because a load of people scared his staff. I don't think his/her decision is evidence of anti-Semitism on the part of Sainsbury's.

However, it clearly demonstrates the anti-Semitism behind some of the protests against what is happening in Gaza. I don't know what the answer is, because I rather suspect that people who smash up kosher food don't care that the state of Israel =/= Jewish people. And don't care.

halfdrunkcoffee Tue 19-Aug-14 09:53:24

We were discussing this ignorant and racist action by Sainsbury's on the Israel/Palestine thread 6 OP. Hopefully it is just a one-off that won't be repeated after all this publicity. Vanessa Feltz was discussing it on her show yesterday.

It shows a lack of ignorance, when people don't realize that not all Jews are Israelis.

tiggersreturn Tue 19-Aug-14 14:10:08

Balls this is what the sainsburys lady says in the call if you read the article. Reason being it would be racism if you did it to anyone else.....
No one actually came to that sainsbury, tge protest was passing through a 5 min walk away and the response given to the person who asked as to why was "free gaza"

Halfdrunk it would be nice to think it's a one off. But when it follows 4 synagogues being vandalised in a month and Jews being attacked in the streets it doesn't look that way.
This pretty much sums it up

tiggersreturn Tue 19-Aug-14 14:10:22
WooWooOwl Tue 19-Aug-14 14:19:52

The manager of this store made a ridiculous descision. I'd have thought that if anti Israeli protestors were going to start throwing any of the stores food about, it would be things like peppers or dates that are clearly labeled as being produced in Israel.

Many people are boycotting israeli produce but that has nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism and kosher food. This manager needs to educate himself, and hopefully the backlash against this has taught him something.

DownByTheRiverside Tue 19-Aug-14 14:23:21

Poor sod, do you think they are going to have to include riot training for staff in supermarkets now?
The ignorance was on the part of the aggressive protesters, and ignorance and fear from the victims who didn't know what to do to prevent a recurrence.
Ever been caught up in a riot? I have and it's bloody terrifying.

halfdrunkcoffee Tue 19-Aug-14 15:54:27

Sorry tiggers I meant a supermarket one-off. Other incidents may sadly not be, although I think the situation is much more worrying in France and Belgium.

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