web analytics
July 24, 2014 / 26 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

Anti-Israel boycott groups are targeting the famous Zabar's for selling SodaStream. Carole Zabar supports BDS groups.

BDS targets Zabar's; Carole Zabar promotes BDS proponents.

BDS targets Zabar's; Carole Zabar promotes BDS proponents.

In one of the saddest dilemmas in a long time, those fighting the economic and legal warfare movement against Israel, known as BDS (Boycott of, Divestment from and Sanctions against Israel) are pondering how to deal with the proposed boycott of the famed Zabar’s food emporium.

Adalah-NY, a hardcore pro-Arab terrorist boycott group posing as a civil rights organization, and its comrades in the BDS movement have called for a protest in front of Zabar’s on April 22.

The protest is “to demand that Zabar’s stop selling SodaStream.” The protesters detest that product because one of its manufacturing plants is in Maale Adumin, a Jerusalem suburb. The SodaStream plant employs Arabs at the same salaries as its Israeli employees, and Palestinian Arab SodaStream workers have repeatedly stated they want the plant to remain there, or they will be unemployed or employed at lower salaries, in Arab-owned companies.

But the protesters could not care less about the economic reality of the Arabs they profess to care so much about. Adalah and its friends continue their boycott warfare regardless of its impact on Palestinian Arabs.

But here’s the rub.

Carole Zabar is the wife of one of the brothers who currently owns Zabar’s. And Carole is a strong supporter of the band of economic warriors who have just declared war on her husband’s livelihood.

Richard Allen, founder of JCC Watch, reminds us that for many years in her position as a director of the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, Zabar has been”hosting and promoting groups that call for a boycott of SodaStream, Ahava Cosmetic products and other Israeli companies.”

Allen says he believes that Zabar used to be listed as a major contributor of Partners for a Progressive Israel, one of the organizations best known for pushing the SodaStream boycott. She certainly partnered with that group in her role as founder of the “Other Israeli Film Festival,” the one that not only seeks to showcase Arabs in Israel, but frequently promotes the worst slanders against the Jewish State.

The Jewish Press called Zabar’s on Sunday afternoon, April 20, to ask if the people running the food emporium are aware of the boycott threat.

“Yes,” they said, they are “aware of the boycott.”

When asked whether or not Zabar’s is continuing to sell the SodaStream product despite the boycott, the answer was a slightly defiant “yes.”

It will be amusing to see whether Ms. Zabar is going to join with her idealogical compatriots and boycott Zabar’s on Tuesday, April 22 (that’s Earth Day, for the boycott folks, although for us Jews in the Diaspora it is the last day of Passover.)

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

55 Responses to “All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS”

  1. Patti Welch says:

    think I’ll email the BDS nuts and tell them how much I loooooove my SodaStream:)

  2. Tony Mark says:

    Sodastream Commercials are A Gogo here in Paris, And are selling like Hotcakes ;) I guess BDS are now Sucking their Thumbs, in Embaressement. ;) ;),,,,

  3. now that i know i will turn my back to zabars.

  4. Zabars promotes BDS. Is that possible?!?

  5. Les Martin says:

    Najarh Assay…eat pork arsewipe.!

  6. The anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist swine turn on their own.

  7. How stupid is she???

  8. Susan Rubin says:

    I’ll miss Zabars coffee…

  9. Joyce G says:

    Both are idiots. Soda Stream is a model for Arab – Israeli coexistence. What a bunch of ignorant fools.

  10. Joyce G says:

    Very stupid. Never ceases to amaze me

  11. Buying another this week.

  12. For Carole Zabar support of the BDS and other anti-Israel entities, I will never buy their products and for all I care, the entire Zabar's emporium can go to hell and close down!

  13. Bernard Baum says:

    When you lie down with dogs you wake up with flees

  14. Nurit, Carole Zabar does not speak for the Zabar family. She is, and has always been a left wing radical. Don't play into the hands of these anti-Zionist nuts…please continue to support Zabar's who have been quite explicit in support of Soda Stream. May G-d transport all these radical Jews into an Arab country and let them see how well they will fare, especially the women.

  15. Serves them right.

  16. Emily Winters says:

    Carole Zabar is probably bored with her life and thus has to get involved in something she knows nothing about. Carole; just go and get your nails done. OK?

  17. Boycott all you want. Palestinians have jobs there!

  18. I guess Carole has other qualities that endear her to her pro-Israeli husband, Mr. Zabar! But, as someone else suggested, perhaps Carole and her non-Arab BDS buddies should take a 2-week vacation in Ramallah for a little reality check…

  19. Anti BDS people should boycott her too

  20. Luis A Ramos says:

    Zionism's God Is Satan…Long Live The BDS Movement And Palestine!

  21. Carole Zabar says:

    Ms. Marcus is the dupe of the notorious JCC hater Richard Allen. I have never been the director of the JCC I have been the victim of the boycott and never supported the organization that Richard Allen claims I was a Major supporter

  22. Peggy Green says:

    Stop selling sodastream and put Israeli Arabs out of a job. GOOD THINKING PEOPLE.

  23. The more they fight, the better off we are!

  24. Avis Johnson says:

    HaShem always evens the score

  25. We should spread the word and boycott Zabars for their role in supporting BDS

  26. Zabars should not be a BDS supporter.

  27. Guys
    Take a leaf out of Sussex Friends of Israel . A group of dedicated pro Israel grass roots activists based in Brighton UK . BDS thought they would close the Soda Stream shop in a matter of months . They reckoned without this amazing group comprising local Jewish community , Christian Friends of Israel and others who refuse to countenance BDS bigotry on Brighton streets .
    Please look in on their amazing Face book wall and like and share .
    #BDSFail
    #AmYisraelChai

  28. why not read Carol Zabar’s response before jumping to conclusions

  29. Ronnie Pleet says:

    She deserves it and is a shameful crud

  30. Their lack of concern for the very people they propert to be championing is evedent

  31. Molly Ratner says:

    I say it is best to corroborate all these rumors before taking action on whether or not to boycott Zabar's.
    Just because Carol carries the Zabar name doesn't mean the store management is guilty of anti Israel hate. She is an individual with her own opinions.
    It would be nice, tho, if Zabar's came out with a statement disassociating itself with any anti-Israel activity by any family member.

  32. Carole Zabar says:

    i guess you didn't read my post yesterday.

  33. Carole Zabar says:

    I would suggest you read by post yesterday before you recommend Nail Therapy

  34. Dan Silagi says:

    I went to this ****** Richard Allen's website, and it took me a few milliseconds to see that this guy is a right-wing nutjob. Both he and the reporter who wrote this are guilty of defamation.

  35. Carole Zabar says:

    As the target of this defamation I am glad that there are some readers who are not knee jerk racists who believe anything they read. I will talk t o the Jewish Press tomorrow to aprise them that their reporter has defamed me

  36. Carole Zabar says:

    It would be nice if you looked on the JCC website to see that I am not the director and to find out that I have been victim of the boycott apparently Truth is not one of Ms. Marcus' concerns

  37. Carole Zabar says:

    I am glad you think I have always been a left wing radical. How exactly do you know this as you have never met me

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
U.S. President Barack Obama
FAA Ban on Flights to Israel ‘Worse than BDS’
Latest News Stories
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants answers about the FAA ban on flights to Israel.

Sen Ted Cruz wants the administration to give straight answers to questions about the FAA ban on Israel.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Why is the ban on Israel’s airport different from all other FAA bans?

The new peace partners; Hams leader Khaleed Meshaal (L) and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas adopts Hamas as peace partner, big brave Kerry scurries out of Israel despite FAA ban and Mashaal goes off his rocker.

Non-anti-Semitic flag in Auckland, New Zealand

Yet again, non-anti-Semitic ‘pro-Palestinian’ demonstrators can’t quite seem to break free of anti-Semitic jargon.

Tomer Sargon of Netivot heard that IDF soldiers haven’t been able to bath in days, for lack of water and showering facilities out in the field. So he took it upon himself to help, by driving down to the Gaza border with a truck filled with huge water containers, just so the soldiers could have […]

Hundreds of Arabs gathered near Kever Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem) Wednesday to attack IDF soldiers with stones and firebombs. Riots were also reported in Beit Omar, near Hebron.

Shots were fired outside the Hadar Mall in Talpiot, Jerusalem Wednesday. One individuals opened fire from a moped outside the mall this evening. No injuries or property damage was reported. Police said Wednesday night that a man suspected of having staged the attack was arrested in the Gilo section of south Jerusalem. Police have determined […]

Hamas terrorists fired mortar rounds Wednesday at an IDF field hospital on the Israeli side of the Gaza border, according to a report on Israel Radio. The Israeli army set up the hospital last week to treat Palestinian victims of Hamas’ “human shields” policy, but the report indicated that the terror gang has prevented wounded […]

The Al-Wafa hospital located near Shajuayia in Gaza City was a Hamas military compound.

US extends ban on flights to Israel despite lack of such precaution in similar or worse situations.

Hamas terrorists took over Waffa hospital in Gaza and were using it as a terror base. The IDF communicated with the medical staff to ensure no patients or staff were inside before blowing it up.

Hamas lunched a new massive barrage or rockets and missiles at southern Israel and as far north as Kiryat Malachi, near the southern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv, shortly after 6 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday. The Iron Dome shot down two rockets aimed at Kiryat Malachi, which has a large industrial area. Sirens also […]

Did El Al intentionally spike prices, or was the sudden jump in air fares the normal function of airline economics?

Military spokesman: We’ve been trying for years to deal with tunnels, with no success.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants answers about the FAA ban on flights to Israel.

Sen Ted Cruz wants the administration to give straight answers to questions about the FAA ban on Israel.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Why is the ban on Israel’s airport different from all other FAA bans?

US extends ban on flights to Israel despite lack of such precaution in similar or worse situations.

Golani brigade commander was hospitalized after being wounded, but he returned to the battlefield to complete the mission.

The Ruderman Family Foundation rewards Jewish organizations for promoting inclusion of those with disabilities.

Israel’s transportation minister said cancelling flights to Israel is like handing a prize to terrorists.

Turkey is attempting to be seen as the protectorate for the Palestinian Arabs.

Members of congress should experience Israelis’ lives. Bomb Shelter Museum will be in D.C. July 22.

    Latest Poll

    Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System:





    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/all-in-the-family-bds-protests-zabars-carole-zabar-promotes-bds/2014/04/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: