Today is World Refugee Day, according to the UN.
I suppose the poorPalis are demonstrating, hurling missiles and invective in Israel’s general direction. I haven’t looked at the news, but since this is Shabbat, what an opportunity, hmmm?
The American way? Why, a good old fashioned boycott on the poorPali’s behalf. In the interests of accuracy, that should be “the Marxist way”, since boycotting seems to be a collectivist notion from way back (actually, I believe it began with the Irish, but that’s another story).
The Palestinians are “refugees” because that’s what the Arab Middle East wants them to be. As unsettled people, these Arabs are a useful, disposable tool to be employed against the existence of Israel. That they know this is demonstrated by their chaotic, degraded cesspool culture of death. What do they produce? In what fields of endeavor do they lead? They teach children and women to blow people up, using their own bodies.
But here in the US, the leftist sympathizers have chosen to descend on Trader Joe’s:
The anti-Israel groups behind the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement effort have called for concerted action on June 20 (World Refugee Day) to “de-shelve” Israeli products from Trader Joe’s. Somehow, the Arab regimes that have kept their Arab brethren locked in refugee camps for 60 years avoid any responsibility for this-I don’t see Lebanese, Egyptian or Jordanian products being targeted.
Now, I only know of 3 ways to “de-shelve” a product- you get the store to pull it off the shelf, you buy it, or you steal/vandalize it. Given that the first has already proven a failure (Trader Joe’s refused to stop selling Israeli products), and I don’t think they plan to BUY a whole bunch of couscous, that leaves stealing and vandalizing.
You’ve probably seen this one before. In fact, we may have run it here. If so, it’s still worth repeating:
Boycotting Trader Joe’s is like boycotting the best candy store for grown-ups that you can imagine. Sure, the aisles are a teensy bit narrow, people stand there blocking your way while they talk interminably on their cell phones, the end caps are a bit precariously stacked. But…
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It’s Trader Joe’s! Where you can find your heart’s desire – even the one your heart didn’t know it was desiring. See that rice infused with a slice of truffle? Go on, buy it. You only live once. Or the frozen mango? How about some ready-to-go escargot? Chocolates to die for? House brand lemon curd that is as good as anything in the UK?
I could go on…but if you’ve never been to Trader Joe’s, and I’ve only been twice, just google the name and look at their items.
So these dumkopfs want to boycott TJ’s because it has the temerity to sell Israel-made products? A real smart move, one sure to enrich the refugees of the world and to make their lot easier.
A supporter of TJ’s and of Israel says:
Purchasing Israeli-made products at Trader Joe’s isn’t a hardship, by the way. The Israeli products it carries are excellent ones, and can comfortably fit in any kitchen and pantry. A non-inclusive list of products is Dorot Crushed Garlic (one of my freezer staples), Dorot Chopped Cilantro, Dorot Chopped Garlic (also a freezer staple), Holyland Matzos, Pastures of Eden Feta Imported (many people consider this to be one of the best Feta cheeses around), Trader Joes Israeli Couscous (ditto for best couscous) and Trader Joes Harvest Grains Blend.
Heck, purchasing anything at Trader Joe’s is definitely not a hardship. I am fortunate that there is not one near us or I would fall into temptation for sure.
Bring on the black bean dip…the fire-roasted corn chips…the horrible parking lot. I love it all.
Y’all be sure to shop a bit for me. Try those Israeli tomatoes. Or the wine. Or the feta. Eat to my health!
Hat tip: Brutally Honest