NO BIG MACS FOR SETTLERS!

LET THEM EAT CAKE!
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McDonald’s confirmed to that it did not intend to open in Ariel and said that its refusal to operate in the West Bank “had always been the restaurant chain’s policy,” according to the report.
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Report: McDonald’s refuses to open branch in Ariel
“Golden Arches” says move is consistent with its policy.
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The McDonald's Golden Arches.
The McDonald’s Golden Arches. Photo: Reuters
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McDonald’s Israel has refused an offer to open a branch of its restaurant chain in a mall slated to be built in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, according to a report in the Calcalistnewspaper.

Tzahi Nahmias, the realtor who is marketing the mall’s commercial space, told the paper that McDonald’s refused to open a branch because Ariel is located beyond the Green Line.

McDonald’s confirmed to that it did not intend to open in Ariel and said that its refusal to operate in the West Bank “had always been the restaurant chain’s policy,” according to the report.

Nahmias said that there were other companies other than McDonald’s, that he refused to name, that expressed concerns that opening in the mall would negatively impact their international business.

Rami Levy, Israeli supermarket magnate and one of the entrepreneurs behind the Ariel mall, did not refer specifically to McDonald’s decision but he did tell the paper that businesses that refuse to open in the West Bank also harm the Arab population there.

“I do not accept that companies make business decisions that are informed by political considerations. The mall in Ariel is expected to employ Arab and Jewish workers from the area and to provide services for these populations” Levy said.

“This boycott is superfluous, and it harms the Arab population that it is supposedly trying to protect,” he added.

Israeli artists as well as academics have boycotted the city because of its location beyond the Green Line.

In March, during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel students from Ariel University were not invited to a speechthat he gave in Jerusalem to Israeli university students.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. June 26, 2013 at 14:38

    […] LET THEM EAT CAKE! * McDonald's confirmed to that it did not intend to open in Ariel and said that its refusal to operate in the West Bank "had always been the restaurant chain's policy," according…  […]

  2. Stevieb said,

    June 26, 2013 at 14:54

    I’m not so impressed with Macdonalds for this; as far as I know they remain on BDS lists world wide….and that must be for something…

  3. stevieb said,

    June 26, 2013 at 15:00

    Macdonalds is a major corporate partner with the Jewish National Fund

  4. Jim said,

    June 26, 2013 at 18:23

    The settlers should be thanking the company for sparing their kids from eating the filth.

  5. amerikagulag said,

    June 27, 2013 at 19:39

    Bolivie recently banned fast food. McDonalds has been forced to close. So this is probably a good thing for Palestinians.

  6. John Watson said,

    June 27, 2013 at 23:40

    This is indeed a very good thing for Palestinians and for all decent people who, anyway, have nothing to do with Zionist McDonald’s and the trash it peddles.


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