‘WAR ON HUMMUS’ WAGED ON FACEBOOK

Following the lead of DePaul University,Princeton students call for a boycott of Hummus produced in the Occupied Territories..

Much of the battle is, of course, being waged on Facebook. The Palestinian webpage calls for a boycott on Sabra while a competing group, Tigers for Israel, is asking to “save the hummus”. A preliminary tally of votes shows Princetonites are not yet willing to give up the Israeli product.


Princeton students: Boycott Sabra hummus

Palestinian group wants Israeli product removed from campus stores because it serves ‘occupation’

Hummus feeding the ‘occupation’? Next week students at New Jersey’s Princeton University will be called upon to prevent Sabra-brand hummus from being sold at restaurants and stores on campus.

A number of Palestinian students, joined by a Chilean Jew, decided to campaign against the tasty snack on the grounds that it serves “the occupation”.

The boycott attempt is fueled by the Palestinian students’ discovery that the Israeli Strauss company, which owns Sabra together with Pepsi, supports and cares for soldiers from the Golani Brigade.

The Princeton Committee on Palestine decided to hold a vote deciding whether to sell Sabra’s competitors on campus after pointing out the irony that hummus, traditionally an Arab dish, was being marketed by a company affiliated with a state allegedly violating Palestinians’ rights.

Much of the battle is, of course, being waged on Facebook. The Palestinian webpage calls for a boycott on Sabra while a competing group, Tigers for Israel, is asking to “save the hummus”. A preliminary tally of votes shows Princetonites are not yet willing to give up the Israeli product.

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3 Comments

  1. November 28, 2010 at 04:21

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  2. Conust said,

    November 28, 2010 at 12:01

    Is a very well written post….. Thanks so much for information. ….Sorry for my English

  3. george said,

    November 28, 2010 at 14:41

    seems simple to me – palestinians should get together and clone the exact taste of the product, and market it themselves. done.


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