Canadian Jewish Group Outraged Over BDS Stickers on Israeli Products in Winnipeg Mall
JNS.org – A major Canadian Jewish group expressed outrage after stickers supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement were found on products in two department stores at one of Winnipeg’s largest malls.
B’Nai Brith’s Winnipeg programming coordinator, Adrianna Glikman, was “disgusted and upset,” according to a Canada Free Press report, to find warning labels on SodaStream boxes alerting customers not to buy the carbonation machine as it is “Made in Israel, a country violating international law, the 4th Geneva Convention and fundamental human rights.”
The stickers, found in the Hudson’s Bay and Sears department stores at the Polo Park shopping center, also encouraged consumers to “stand up for human rights” and “boycott Israel until it respects international law.”
Glikman told Canada Free Press that she notified both store managers, who were “shocked and disturbed,” adding that “it’s important to let people know that the managers took action quickly.”
“We had to address a very angry call about this,” Glikman said. “A couple took photos of the stickers and brought them to the office. They wanted B’Nai B’rith to take action.”
According to B’Nai B’rith, BDS stickers have appeared on other Israeli products in the past, such as Sabra hummus containers at an Ontario supermarket. A group called Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East was found responsible in that incident.
As The Algemeiner reported, SodaStream has been a popular target for the BDS movement, though the CEO said the attacks have only helped his business grow.