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Sainsbury’s Removes Jewish Food From Shelves To Appease The Racists

by | 18th, August 2014

This is an inscription that is to be seen on the roads in the city of Hersbruck in Bavaria, Germany, April 5, 1935. It says: "City of Hersbruck-This beautiful city of Hersbruck, this wonderful place on the globe, was created for Germans only and not for Jews: Therefore Jews are unwanted." (AP Photo)


DID  Sainsbury’s remove kosher food in sympathy with Palestinians living under attack from Israel and, many would argue, Hamas in Gaza?

When Colin Appleby visited the Sainsbury’s Local branch in Holborn, London, he spotted an empty shelf where once kosher goods usually stood. He says a Sainsbury’s employer told him Jewish food was not wanted becsue the store supported a “free Gaza”.


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Any kosher-keeping Jews looking to buy food would have been disappointed. They could argue that money was not good enough for Sainsbury’s.

Their food had been censored.



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A Sainsbury’s spokesman told MailOnline there was ‘no evidence’ that a staff member had made the ‘Free Gaza’ comment.

There would have been no evidence that Jews were not welcome in Sainsbury’s had it not been for Mr Appleby and his smartphone.

Sainsbury’s adds:

“It was the manager’s decision there and then – not company policy at all. We are a non-political organisation and we’re not coming down on either side of the argument.”

Removing Jewish food is not a statement?

“We have had similar demonstrations at stores where people have gone in and removed goods, though no great damage was done. A decision was taken by a store manager faced with a challenging situation outside the store.”

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