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  1. #1 UK market strips kosher food from its shelves over fear of attacks by anti-Israeli 
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    Sainsbury's strips kosher food from its shelves over fear of attacks by anti-Israeli protesters
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3AhXzWKeD

    picketing as Gaza demonstrators run amok in Tesco branch

    • Products removed from shelves at Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London
    • Protesters were campaigning outside against its stocking of Israeli goods
    • A store spokesman insisted the decision was pragmatic to stop food spoiling
    • But shopper claimed staff member told him: 'We support Free Gaza'
    • Outrage followed online as people accused decision of being anti-Semitic
    • Some of the goods removed were from Britain and Poland, not just Israel
    • Incident yesterday came as protesters threw food in Birmingham Tesco

    A Sainsbury's branch emptied its kosher food shelf after the manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack it, the supermarket giant has said.

    Meats, cheeses and sauces were removed from a Sainsbury's Local branch in Holborn, central London, as it was picketed by demonstrators who were calling on the grocer to boycott Israeli goods.

    The incident yesterday afternoon happened on the same day anti-Israeli activists 'wreaked havoc' at a Birmingham branch of Tesco when a demonstration got out of hand.

    Actor Colin Appleby took a photo of the empty shelf, prompting uproar online as hundreds condemned the grocer for appearing to succumb to the demands of the protesters.

    People also pointed out that many of the goods were not from Israel and instead came from nations including Britain and Poland.

    Mr Appleby wrote that a staff member defended the decision by stating: 'We support Free Gaza'.

    When he then pointed out the distinction between Israeli and kosher goods, staff 'walked away', he wrote...
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    If this supermarket chain thinks knuckling under will placate Muslim Jew-haters, they have a surprise coming, maybe several. What the surprises will be and the timing I won't speculate, but knuckling under to bullies doesn't work. Bullies understand power and force; these bullies needed a good smack-down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    If this supermarket chain thinks knuckling under will placate Muslim Jew-haters, they have a surprise coming, maybe several. What the surprises will be and the timing I won't speculate, but knuckling under to bullies doesn't work. Bullies understand power and force; these bullies needed a good smack-down.
    Large businesses wish to avoid conflict at all costs. That's why they cave to boycotts--and to violence.
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    ....and guns are outlawed in the UK so the wild animals rule.
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