Thursday, March 19, 2015




Must not mention Israel

An upmarket  British supermarket chain takes a hit

A Waitrose magazine showcasing the food of Israel has been hammered online for ignoring what activists regard to be the 'illegal occupation of Palestine'.

The supermarket chain's monthly food magazine 'Waitrose Kitchen' contained a 32-page brochure called Taste of Israel.

But the glossy advert, sponsored by Israel's Government Tourist Board, has sparked outrage among campaigners - with some claiming it ignores what they believe is an 'apartheid regime'.

Others have posted harrowing images taken during last year's Gaza conflict.

The travel and food pull-out, in the February edition, contains an 'A-Z food glossary' of Israeli ingredients and dishes as well as a guide of its 'Top 10 restaurants'.

Recipes in the insert include shakshuka, white fish on vegetable ragu, endive salad, and 'instructions for creating the perfect falafel and hummus'.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign called the insert 'disgraceful' adding: 'The booklet is a prime example of Israeli government propaganda, highlighting its efforts to distract the public abroad from its brutal military occupation of Palestinian land by replacing the image of an apartheid regime with that of a tourist-friendly, culture-loving country.'

Activisits took to Twitter with some vowing to boycott Waitrose - and encouraging others to follow suit.

However, some hit back at criticism of Waitrose, with one urging activists to 'leave war and politics out of cooking.'

SOURCE

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So in the next issue there should be an article on the foods of Palestine complete with recipes and pictures of Hamas firing rockets into Israel.

AIB/44

Anonymous said...

They complain about perceived injustice in Israel (with blame on both sides) when in neighboring countries Christians, Jews, & Muslims are being slaughtered by the islamic state which would love to move into palestine if given a chance. This just highlights the hypocrisy of the protesters.

MDH

Anonymous said...

I do agree that Israel in not a tourist spot, only because of the threat of violence from Palestine.

Stan B said...

Sounds like someone should remind these "anti-Israeli" activists of the great line from "The Lion in Winter."

Henry II: The Vexen's mine!
Phillip of France: By what authority?
Henry II: It's got my troops all over it - that makes it mine!

The "occupied territories" have Israel's troops all over them...

Anonymous said...

highlighting its efforts to distract the public abroad from its brutal military occupation of Palestinian land by replacing the image of an apartheid regime

There never was a Palestinian Land; the people living there stole it from the previous occupants. Israel offered to accept all "Palestinians" as citizens, but the offer was rejected in favor of continuing false protests.