Stickers supporting the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement have been found on SodaStream boxes in two department stores in one of the largest malls in Winnipeg.
The stickers warn buyers not to purchase the products because they were “Made in Israel, a country violating international law, the 4th Geneva Convention and fundamental human rights.” They also state, “stand up for human rights” and “boycott Israel until it respects international law.”
SodaStream is the Israel-based producer of a popular beverage carbonation machine.
Adriana Glikman, B’nai B’rith’s Winnipeg Programming Coordinator, said she was notified of the stickers, which she found on SodaStream products in Hudson’s Bay and Sears department stores at Winnipeg’s Polo Park shopping center. She notified both store managers, who were “shocked and disturbed,” she said.
“We had to address a very angry call about this,” Glickman said, the Canada Free Press reported. “The couple took photos of the stickers and brought them to the office. They wanted B’nai B’rith to take action. I was disgusted and upset, but it’s important to let people know that the managers took action quickly.”
According to B’nai B’rith, BDS stickers have also appeared on other Israeli-linked products such as Sabra hummus at an Ontario, Canada supermarket. In that case, a group called Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East was behind that sticker placement. JNS.ORG