Monday, December 06, 2010

Sabra Hummus -- Now with the Taste of Murder!


"As part of its donations program, the Sales Division of Strauss Israel has made a contribution to the men and women who serve in the Golani brigade. The funds are designated for welfare, cultural and educational activities, such as pocket money for underprivileged soldiers, sports and recreational equipment, care packages, and books and games for the soldiers' club. Yotvata, our dairy in the south, contributes likewise to the southern Shualei Shimshon unit."
--Strauss Foods Website

What is the Golani Brigade? It is a division of the Israel Defense Force based in the north of occupied Palestine. It has participated in ethnic cleansing and attacks on Palestinian civilians since 1948. Heavily involved in the murderous attacks on South Lebanon in 2006 and on Gaza in 2009, as well as in numerous so-called reprisal raids, the Golani brigade is dedicated to attacking Palestinian and other Arab fighters and civilians and to smashing the Palestinian resistance movement.

Since 2006, Sabra Hummus is majority owned by the Strauss Group quoted above. If you're buying Sabra Hummus, some of your money is going to the murderers of the Golani Brigade.

I actually love Sabra Hummus. It's got a nice smooth and creamy consistency, a wide variety of delicious flavors, and is readily available all over the New York area, even in my Brooklyn neighborhood not known for its middle-eastern-food consumption. But I am now proud to endorse the consumer boycott of Sabra hummus. Sabra Hummus is in part locally made and it saddens me to think that a part local business creating a delicious product needs to be boycotted. But the reasoning behind the boycott is sound: I won't be shopping for Sabra any more.

The boycott of Sabra hummus is gaining notoriety. (The Angry Arab has been running angry--and funny--posts about it for months.) Even the NY Times has picked up on it. It's part of the BDS -- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions -- for Palestine movement. Like the previous boycott and divestment movement against Apartheid South Africa, this movement against the apartheid State of Israel's economic interests seeks to raise consciousness and participation in the fight for justice for the Palestinians.

Of course those of us in the United States are contributing to the Golani Brigade simply by paying our income taxes. It's a sad fact that the State of Israel, especially its child-murdering ethnic-cleansing war machine, continues to be heavily bankrolled by American taxpayers. The sad truth is there's not much we can do about that in the short term. But there is something we can do about the money we do control:

Boycott Sabra Hummus!

9 comments:

  1. My university has this hummus,but lately I haven't seen many people buyin it and I don't even like hummus, so yay me.

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  2. Indeed! But you have cheese curds in Wisconsin so you don't need hummus. MMMM cheese curds!

    Me, I love hummus, and am really sad to give this one up; it's been my favorite.

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  3. My favorite too. Oh well. If it was really important I could make my own. I have a blender.

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  4. Right on! Sabra and Shatilla massacre hummus outpaces smaller less evil branda of hummus since it is made by junk food giants Frito Lay and toxic soda and overpriced stolen water-in-a-bottle peddlers, Pepsi. More reasons to boycott the product.

    Pepsi cashed in during four decades of racist apartheid in South Africa, leaving during the late 1980s only for a few years to not look as evil as Crack-a-Cola, who stayed in South Africa only a little longer than Pepsi did; they both ran back to South Africa in 1994 to reopen plants. Neither are known for morals. Pepsi pulled out of Burma after great pressure from activists who pressured all companies to divest from Burma during the more brutal periods.

    This shows a small level of corporate consciousness about their company's public image; we know Pepsi will never denounce their own Zionism. But we will!

    —Jennifuh Leathuh

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  5. "Sabra and Shatilla mssacre hummus"! Nice Jennifuh. I wish I had thought of that. There's some graphic design potential in there!

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  6. AMERICA-HATING, TERRORIST-CODDLING, DOUGHNUT-BUMPING PIAPS HAS LAUNCHED HER SPITEFUL WAR ON HUMMUS!!!!!:

    The latest chapter in the Israeli-Arab conflict is all about hummus, the chickpea dip that is a staple of American college cafeterias.

    At Princeton and DePaul Universities, Palestinian students and their supporters have challenged the sale of Sabra hummus in an effort to focus attention on accusations that Israeli military forces violated human rights….

    THE ARTICLE GOES ON TO STATE THAT DEPAUL IS A “CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY”, SUBSERVIENT TO THE ROMAN POPE, WHO IN TURN, HAS BEEN EXPOSED AS AN AGENT OF PIAPS!!!!

    WE ALREADY KNOW THAT PIAPS IS A RABID ANTI-SEMITE!!!!

    HUMMUS-HATE = ISRAEL-HATE = NAZISM!!!!!

    WE NOW SEE THAT SARAH PALIN’S WISE COUNSEL TO PRO-AMERICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WAS REALLY A WORD OF PROPHECY GIVEN UNDER THE POWER OF THE DEBORAH ANOINTING!!!!!

    “More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead” ~ FORMER GOVERNOR AND FUTURE PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN

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  7. Ralph that will be the only one of your comments I ever publish, and I do so only in case my readers need a few laughs. Fair warning. Your website is racist, homophobic trash.

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  8. Wow, I will be buying more and more Sabra Hummus now that I know they support the Golani and Gavati Brigades.

    Anything that helps keep these boys and girls fit to kill jihadis and defend Israel from the left-wing- supported terrorist scum trying to exterminate the Judeo–Christian world, I am ALL FOR IT, and I urge EVERYONE to buy MORE SABRA HUMMUS for the same reason!

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  9. Welcome JPeditor! As the United Nations once said, "Zionism Is Racism." And your vile comment has reminded us why this is so.

    Please note that by "killing jihadis" our guest armchair warrior means murdering children. S/he apparently likes the extra salt that human blood adds to the taste of hummus.

    No more disgusting genocidal Hasbara will be allowed to be posted on this thread.

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