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Canadian students boycott Sabra hummus

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Grodman_hummus_normal_sizePro-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


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Posted by Lauren Leff
03/21/2014  at  01:17 AM
Mmmmmm.......Sabra hummus.

So, daily rocket launches at random civilians in Israel aren’t human rights violations? If you don’t want the IDF/IAF to visit your neighborhood, don’t harbor those who launch the rockets.

‘The students say the Golani Brigade has been accused of human rights violations.’ The operative word here is ‘accused’, and if these charges have merit, they need to be investigated and those responsible prosecuted.

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Posted by philkane
03/21/2014  at  04:22 PM
Hummus diplomacy

At the end of the 1967 War there was a short song going around Israel entitled (in translation) “Nasser is waiting for Rabin” in which the last line was “(in translation) “...and they both sat down to a plate of hummus” !  May it so be here.

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