pro-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) groups have placed stickers urging
buyers to support “Palestine” and boycott Israel on Israeli-made products in
the popular Irish supermarket Tesco.
According a photograph on Ynet, Israeli dates that were labeled as produce of the “West Bank (Israeli Settlement produce)” had another yellow sticker placed on them saying, “For justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel.” The sticker was not only placed on products from the West Bank, but also on those produced within Israel proper.
Tesco is a U.K.-based multinational supermarket chain that was originally founded by British businessman Jack Cohen, son of Polish Jewish immigrants, in 1919. Today, Cohen’s descendants live in Israel.
Ireland has one of Europe’s most robust BDS movements, with several Irish non-governmental organizations supporting BDS.
“The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (IPSC) is the leading organization engaged in the campaign for BDS in Ireland. In promoting the BDS campaign the IPSC, has in many ways, been more successful in spreading its message than other similar groups across Europe,” Irish-born Professor Rory Miller, who is director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Program at King’s College in London, previously told JNS.org.