‘Boycott Israel’ on Dublin Products

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A pro-Israel activist living in Dublin told Ynet how shocked he was this week when he discovered that a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization had taped yellow boycott stickers on Israeli products.

The stickers appeared on dates from the Jordan Valley and other products on display in the Tesco supermarkets chain which operates hundreds of branches in Ireland.

The stickers said, “For Justice in Palestine, Boycott Israel.”

Sources in the Israeli Foreign Ministry noted that the BDS campaign in Ireland is one of the most virulent, and said the choice of the color yellow — reminiscent of the infamous yellow badge of European anti-Semitism — was no accident.

Tesco was founded by Jewish businessman Jack Cohen, the son of immigrants from Poland. Cohen’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren reside in Israel.