Bowing to pressure from leftwing pro-Palestinian activists, Macy’s has decided to scrub Israeli-made SodaStream products from their shelves. In case you’re unfamiliar with the product, it’s a carbonation system paired with flavorings which allows the consumer to create their own soft drinks from the comfort of home. Sounds innocent enough, right? Not to the progressive Left.
Due to the company’s involvement in the military occupation of Palestine, Macy’s has moved to stop carrying their products.
— CODEPINK (@codepink) October 20, 2014
I call BS – not BDS – on this.
For a start, we have this:
Macy’s did not respond to questions by North American activists concerning SodaStream.
Surely if Macy’s caved in to BDSHoles, they would respond to them and confirm they are making a “principled” stand.
Then there’s the fact that CodePink have for years begged Macy’s to boycott AHAVA products. And guess what? Macy’s still sell them.
The BDSHoles have a history of falsely claiming victory in cases where decisions were made based solely on profit considerations. I strongly suspect this is the case here.