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The BDS Double Standard

One of the most common challenges to the Divest-nista crowd is why they don’t call and march for divestment against Sudan, China, Libya or any of the totalitarian dictatorships whose daily human rights abuses dwarf anything Israel could have possibly done over the course of 60 years. Generally, their first response is to ignore the […]

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Quick Takes II

Still a little quiet on the BDS front (although I expect that to change soon enough)… In the meantime, here’s an enjoyable piece about the Israeli distributor of Ken Loach’s films who plans to donate all of profits they earn from his latest picture, Waiting for Eric, to the promotion of Israeli cinema around the […]

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Quick Takes

I got something in the Forward today, a response to a particularly wrong-headed “Divestment’s got the wind at it’s back” piece a few weeks back by one of only a handful of writers (thankfully) who fell for the whole TIAA-CREF hoax. Meanwhile, an interesting development among our friends in the Great White North who have […]

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The TUC Boycott or Oy Britainia!

About two lifetimes ago, when I was a journalist covering Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory in Great Britain, I remember tuning into the annual conference of the Trade Union Council (or TUC), the umbrella group which encompasses most of the British union movement (an even bigger tent than America’s AFL-CIO). A vote was cast and […]

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Where to put your finger?

Sorry for the hiatus (I’m still coming down from a couscous high, with my last box being eaten tonight, accompanying a veal and spinach dish I’ve yet to figure out, but I digress…). Way back when, I promised to respond to questions left on the comments section of the site, and during the whole Trader […]

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Enjoying ourselves

While the couscous-vandal-wannabees are howling “you’ve not seen the last of us!,” it turns out that Trader Joe’s has not seen the last of Israeli supporters either. Apparently Hillel’s Angels, a group of Jewish Harley riders are planning to take a motorcycle caravan through New Jersey this weekend to continue our support for Trader Joe’s […]

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Trader Joe’s Value

An interesting piece by Leslie Unger at Electronic Impulse Communications about Trader Joe’s decisions last week (from a business perspective) appears here. Let’s hope the example the company set by not being hoodwinked or bullied (and thus living up to its core values) create lessons that will be spread throughout the business community and beyond.

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Cooking the Boycott Goose

Well, not as many recipe suggestions were posted as I’d hoped, but given the amount of Israeli couscous that’s entered the economy over the weekend, every little bit helps. So for all you fellow Trader Joes fans: I Buy Lots of Israeli Products offers this simple recipe: slice an onion & brown in some olive […]

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The Battle of Couscous

Well results are still coming in, but as far as I can tell the 600 protestors and 30+ anti-Israel organizations who signed up for the “Battle of Couscous” this weekend managed to hold one minor protest OUTSIDE a Trader Joes in Northern California.  No in-store vandalism has been reported, but even if it had been […]

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