Please stop this hatred of the Jewish people in its tracks. The Jew haters are targeting Trader Joe's. These pigs are exhausting. But each action must be fought. SHOP TRADER JOE'S TODAY.
The JCRC has been alerted to the below anti-Israel boycott taking place this weekend – please stand firm with Trader Joe’s and support Israeli products.
You can show your support for by buying the following products: Dorot Crushed Garlic, Dorot Chopped Cilantro, Holyland Matzos, Pastures of Eden Feta Imported, Trader Joe's Israeli Couscous and Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend.
ISSUE: The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington has learned that the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine) are planning a national day of de-shelving Israeli products at Trader Joe's tomorrow, Saturday, June 20.
BACKGROUND: This de-shelving has already been done in a French supermarket, Carrefour, where members of the BDS Movement raided the market, removed Israeli products from stores, and destroyed the products. They also accosted shoppers and handed them anti-Israel flyers. The French supermarket did nothing. The French government did nothing.
Following their success at the supermarket in France, the BDS movement in the U.S. wrote to Trader Joe's corporate headquarters, demanding that Israeli products be removed from the store (HERE). Thankfully, Trader Joe's has refused to comply with the BDS movement's demands.
Consequently, The BDS movement and some other organizations have now called for a national day this Saturday when their members plan to raid Trader Joe's and de-shelve and/or deface Israeli products. Their web site says, "We are planning a kick-off action: Saturday, June 20th--World Refugee Day. We invite you to organize in your community and deshelve, sticker, boycott, and protest the presence of Israeli products."
The Anti-Defamation League Central Pacific office sent a letter to Trader Joe's and received a response from Jon Basalone, Trader Joe's Senior Vice President of Marketing. He wrote, "We have received a few letters [threatening a boycott] like this via our customer relations email. Our response is that we sell products, and do not use our products as political tools or to make any statements about any political causes. We have no intention of removing any products based on pressure from any group, no matter what they support or don't support. As always, we believe our customers are smart, and they are capable of making decisions about what they purchase."
The JCRC has been in touch with all Trader Joe’s branches around the region and have urged them to remain vigilant, and to thank them for carrying Israeli products.
ACTION: We urge any supporters of Israel to take the following steps:
Support Trader Joe’s; some time in the very near future stop by your local Trader Joe’s and buy their Israeli products. Israeli products carried at Trader Joe's include: Dorot Crushed Garlic, Dorot Chopped Cilantro, Holyland Matzos, Pastures of Eden Feta Imported, Trader Joe's Israeli Couscous and Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend. Write a letter of thanks to Trader Joe’s for standing up to bullies and for not being intimidated. Letters should be written to the following people: Don Bane (Chairman and CEO), Doug Rauch (President), Charles J. Pilliter (SVP Operations).
The address is
Trader Joe's Main Headquarters
800 S. Shamrock Ave.
Monrovia , CA 91016
Alternatively, the online ‘General Feedback’ form on their website (http://www.traderjoes.com/general_feedback_form.aspx) can be filled out.
For more information or to report your results, please contact Ari Rudolph at 301-770-0881 or at firstname.lastname@example.org