Boycott Switzerland’s Migros Supermarket !

Boycott Switzerland’s Migros Supermarket

Swiss Chain to Label Products from Israeli ‘Settlements’; Boycott Migros Market Instead

Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, announced on Tuesday that it will tell its customers if products have come from Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria (Shomron) and east Jerusalem.

Judea and Samaria
According to a report on SwissInfo, the reason for the decision is Migros’ desire to offer customers greater transparency. The report noted that the Swiss government and the United Nations “consider the settlements to be illegal under international law.”

A spokeswoman for Migros, Monika Weibel, told SwissInfo that Migros doesn’t support boycott calls by pro-Palestinian Authority Arab groups, but does want to let customers decide which products they want to buy. Weibel said the chain previously identified the products only as coming from Israel.

The report noted that as of 2013, products will be labeled as originating from “East Jerusalem, Israeli settlement zone” or “West Bank, Israeli settlement zone”.

The chain’s decision comes several days after South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry announced that products produced by Israeli companies in Judea and Samaria cannot be labeled as products of Israel.

Minister Rob Davies issued an announcement warning merchants “not to incorrectly label products that originate from the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) as products of Israel.”

The Foreign Ministry later announced Israel’s intention to summon the South African ambassador, Ismail Coovadia, for clarifications over the matter, adding that Israel will act in the coming days to have the labeling announcement cancelled.

“This is singling Israel out on a clearly political basis,” said Palmor. “This decision has racist characteristics.”

Davies himself later rejected “with utter contempt” suggestions that there were racial motivations for his move.

Davies was adamant that his department was neither seeking to promote a boycott of Israeli goods nor to prevent the entry of such products into South Africa. He asserted, however, that the move was aimed at ensuring that products were correctly labeled so that South African consumers could decide for themselves as to whether they wanted to purchase them.

Boycottez le Supermarché suisse Migros !!!

La chaîne de la Suisse le plus grand supermarché Migros, a annoncé mardi qu’il dira à ses clients si les produits proviennent de communautés juives en Judée-Samarie (Shomron) et Jérusalem-Est.

Judée et Samarie
Selon un rapport sur SwissInfo, la raison pour laquelle la décision est le désir de Migros pour offrir aux clients une plus grande transparence. Le rapport a noté que le gouvernement suisse et l’Organisation des Nations Unies «d’envisager les colonies de peuplement illégales en vertu du droit international.”

Un porte-parole de Migros, Monika Weibel, a indiqué à swissinfo que Migros ne prend pas en charge les appels au boycott par les groupes pro-palestiniens Autorité arabes, mais ne veulent permettre aux clients de décider quels produits qu’ils veulent acheter. Weibel a déclaré la chaîne précédemment identifié les seuls produits comme provenant d’Israël.

Le rapport a noté que, de 2013, les produits seront étiquetés comme provenant de “Jérusalem-Est, zone de la colonisation israélienne» ou «la Cisjordanie, la zone de colonisation israélienne”.

La décision de la chaîne vient quelques jours après l’Afrique du Sud Département du Commerce et de l’Industrie a annoncé que les produits fabriqués par des entreprises israéliennes en Judée et Samarie ne peut pas être étiquetés comme produits d’Israël.

Ministre Rob Davies a publié un avertissement marchands annonce “de ne pas étiqueter correctement les produits qui proviennent du territoire palestinien occupé (TPO) en tant que produits d’Israël.”

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères a annoncé plus tard intention d’Israël de convoquer l’ambassadeur d’Afrique du Sud, Ismail Coovadia, des éclaircissements sur la question, ajoutant qu’Israël agira dans les prochains jours pour avoir l’annonce d’étiquetage annulée.

“Ceci est singulariser Israël sur une base clairement politique”, a déclaré Palmor. “Cette décision a des caractéristiques racistes.”

Davies lui-même plus tard rejeté “avec mépris” proférer des suggestions qu’il y avait des motivations raciales pour son déménagement.

Davies a affirmé catégoriquement que son département n’a été ni en cherchant à promouvoir un boycott des produits israéliens, ni pour empêcher l’entrée de ces produits en Afrique du Sud. Il a affirmé, toutefois, que la décision visait à s’assurer que les produits étaient correctement étiquetés afin que les consommateurs sud-africains pourraient décider eux-mêmes quant à savoir si ils voulaient les acheter.




Swiss supermarket chain piously marks product origins

Switzerland’s Migros supermarket chain has piously decided to give its customers ‘more information.’ Specifically, they have decided to mark products that are manufactured in ‘east’ Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
Migros stated that it wanted to offer customers greater transparency, adding that the Swiss government and the UN consider settlements illegal.

The company spokeswoman, Monika Weibel, stated on Tuesday that Migros does not support boycotts but rather wants to let customers make informed decisions.
Migros joins Britain, Denmark and South Africa.

I wonder why they’re not marking products from Tibet, Chechnia or Northern Cyprus…. No, I don’t wonder. This is Switzerland and they have a history of this stuff.
Labels: anti-Semitism, BDS, settlement product boycott


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  • officersmom  On May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    My idea was, if there, to buy exactly this products.

  • Sarah  On May 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I would be happy to boycott Migros, if there was a way to let them know I’m doing it. I do 90% of my grocery shopping there, but would be too disgusted to continue.

  • swissdefenceleague  On May 31, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Hello Sarah, (I’m like you for the 90%)
    I haven’t yet check in Migros those new “Information on product”
    But like OfficerMom Idea
    It spot for you those of which We Will Buy What Ever and that We May Buy Now even that we probably didn’t buy otherwise lol

    So actually it does the work upside down..
    It is one way to see it.

    I did get in mind to check if it stickers or not…if it is, well..oh dear..

    But the complaining.. it at the Client Service if every Migros get a Feed Back.. and that everyday someone complain about this..explain.. it will go to the top.. and yes as Coop didn’t follow this action of doing.. they will thinking over very ..very quickly!

    Migros has a good History in our country it is nearly “Cultural” in some point..
    I think they did think to do “good”..

    And that it is like a Pattern in so many thing,
    that We just see what look like, the Good Thing To do and NOT The Whole Thing,
    Which Then put the Good Thing to do as may be not quiet the good thing to do.. or not at the least what we were WILLING to do in the first place..

    And Thanks Sarah for your comment !

  • David Catsan  On May 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Migros wrote that it will begin in 2013 to tag the “information” on the product. I was there this morning an checked and purchased some products. Maybe it would be good to write some letters/mails to Migros.

    Compliments for this blog. But i miss a Swiss German version and some contact informations.

  • swissdefenceleague  On May 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    That’s also a way to counter this, absolutly, like you just went to Migros and the people working had no idea about that, and Jaffa product were on the spot as usual..
    Bro, You will receive e-mail soon

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