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May 30, 2012 2:00 am

Major Swiss Supermarket to Identify Products From Jewish Settlements

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Chocolates for sale at a Migros supermarket in Switzerland. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – One of Switzerland’s biggest supermarket chains says it plans to tell its customers if products have come from Jewish settlement areas in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Migros says it wants to offer customers greater transparency because the Swiss government and the United Nations consider the settlements to be illegal under international law.

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  • The management of Migros are over politicising the situation. They will just confuse their customers. A good retailer will adopt the correct philosophical stance re. The products it stocks on behalf of its customers. Call this a little bit of retail paternalism.

    Re. boycotts and sanctions…We need more connection and trust building right now not less. The model for the Holy Land and region is one of trade and economic co-operation. So boycotting one section of the area may actually backfire on other areas, such is the interconnectedness of things. It is all about perspective. The BDS people see the universe as win/lose so rationalise their boycott campaigns as of helping the Palestinians when this is not the truth.