In April of 2009, in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a strange, almost surreal event took place inside the department store Carrefour. A large group of anti-Israel protesters marched through the store, pulling all products from the shelves that had a stamp indicating that they originated from Israel.
All participants were wearing green t-shirts saying “Boycott Israel” on the back and “Palestine will Live” on the front. While there was no violence within the boundaries of the store, there was also no manager trying to control or redirect the anti-semitic crowds.
They walked throughout the large store, pulling many “Israeli made” products and claiming that their purchase would support the killing of innocent Palestinian children and people.
While the leaders of this group appeared to be from middle-eastern descent, many followers-some of them very vocal- happened to be native French citizens. Watch the video for yourself.
That they may seek Your name, O L-RD.
Let them be ashamed and dismayed forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
That they may know that You alone, whose name is the L-RD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.
“Bigotry is not in someone’s DNA, It’s not inherited. You acquire it. The antidote is education.”
Abraham Foxman, ADL president and Holocaust survivor.