Canadian students boycott Sabra hummus

Pro-Palestinian student groups at the University of Ottawa launched a campaign to ban Sabra hummus from campus.

Sabra is partly owned by the Strauss Group, an Israeli foods manufacturer that the students allege financially supports the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces, according to the New York Times. The students say the Golani Brigade has been accused of human rights violations.

Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and the Palestinian Student Association were among the student groups involved in the campaign, according to the university newspaper, the Fulcrum, along with the community group Young Jews for Social Justice.

The campaign coincided with the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week, which ended earlier this month. — jta