Publix Supermarket Chain Investigating BDS Vandalism of Jewish Products at Miami Store
A Miami supermarket chain said it was investigating reports that Jewish products at a Miami store were vandalized on its shelves.
“Please note that our store manager has been notified [of the damaged products] and they are investigating into this situation,” the Publix supermarket chain tweeted on Tuesday.
The supermarket’s announcement came after a photo of a Kedem product apparently from a North Miami Beach store was posted to Twitter, with a mock-up “Occupation Facts” sticker pasted on the front. Kedem is a Kosher foods product, but it is not Israeli.
The label featured a call to “boycott this product,” and among the “ingredients” listed were “collective punishments, massacres of innocent civilians, mass arrests.”
Proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement say their call for the boycott of Israeli food products, among other things, aims to put economic pressure on Israel over its policy toward the Palestinians.
But many have argued that the BDS movement, as it is commonly referred to, is rooted in antisemitism and seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state.
Also on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill condemning a boycott of Israeli universities.
Editor’s note: This article was corrected to say Kedem is a U.S. food company, not Israeli.