March 24, 2009

Where are the police?

This disturbing video came from a French supermarket. A group of ‘youth’ (Arab/Muslim) invades a French supermarket on a Saturday afternoon and removes all of the Israeli products from the shelves. If anyone speaks French and wants to tell us what they are saying (other than ‘product of Israel’), please do so in the comments. (Story from

Let’s go to the videotape.

Aren’t there laws in France? Why didn’t the store owners call the police?


Reader Yisroel left me this translation:

    First man: On this day, we solemnly ask the Carrefour’s direction for the last time why they do not indicate on their products if they come from Israel. Why do we not know if they come from the “occupied territories”, like avocados or pineapples? It’s not indicated at all. It’s illegal. Why doesn’t Carrefour sell products from “palestine”?

    Second man: Israeli peppers… from occupied, colonozied territories, they steal the lands. We see it clearly, nothing left.


    Small tomatoes. Israeli tomatoes. It’s written there, just there. Israel.

    We don’t know where those are from, those might be coming from Israel.

    Direction: the fruits

    The steal the land, and then come to sell at Carrefour. It’s shameful. It’s taken from the “palestinians”, on the “palestinians’ land”. What a shame. With the “palestinians’ water”.

    Orange juice from Israel. We can see it clearly. Israel. They are sold at carrefour. Shameful for France. On territories stolen, land stolen, they steal their water, then we sell it at Carrefour, what a shame.

    Old woman: South Africa started to shake once all countries started to boycott their products, so what you’re doing, I find it good.
    Second man: Thank you madam

    Second man: They back Israeli criminals, more than 400 children killed, at least 1500 people assassinated, here l’Oréal backs these war criminals. Well we don’t accept that. In the trash can. All of you who support Israel, look at what’s waiting for you.

    See, it’s empty now, we don’t want these products in our home. We’re at home here, we’re in France, we’re not in Israel.

    Let’s go to the Israeli wet tissues, it’s cheap, number 1, let’s remove everything from the shelf, in the trash.

    Third man: It’s written here, imported from Israel. It’s written in big letters there. Imported from Israel.

    Second man: We’re giving a message to Sarkozy, political message, if they don’t want to act, we will act.

    Wet tissues for babies, sold here to the French, it’s unacceptable. They kill babies then they want to sell wet tissues for babies after that.

    Here, the brand Tex, fabricated by Delta Galil in Israel, and sold here to the French, it’s unacceptable. It’s from the colonies.

    Young woman: L’Oréal, it’s not an Israeli company, but they built factories there, they boast in the chamber of commerce that they have the best customer base in Israel. Of course, “palestinian” women do not care about their beauty, they care about feeding their children. So we buy them? Those clementines from Yaffa, they are bombs to destroy houses, lived-in houses, schools, mosques, do we buy them? By wearing and buying those clothes, we participate in the occupation, it’s illegal. When we see these peppers, we see pretty colors uh? We think they are for diversity, well they treat “palestinians” like racist, they treat them back like in the times of apartheid. Do we buy them?

    First man:A lot of us contacted the direction of Carrefour, to receive satisfying answers to our questions. To this day, unfortunately, no answer. Each customer has the right to know what he is buying, especially the right not to contribute to the massacre of the “palestinian” people. We are many associations here today, and these types of operations are happening all over France, all over the world. We will continue to boycott and inform the population. Today, this is Israeli products and products without origin that we boycott. Without a quick answer and changes from Carrefour, tomorrow it’s Carrefour that we will boycott!

    Then they chant “Boycott! Boycott! Boycott! We are all “palestinians!”

    I think it’s also very important to see that they consider all of Israel to be occupied land stolen from the so-called “palestinians”, for example saying products from the Galil is product from “colonies”.

    That second speaker was right, it is very shameful for France.

Reader Josyane sent me email to tell me that Carrefour (much more here) is one of the largest retail chains in Europe and that the Arabs are angry with them because they just entered into a large contract with Retalix, an Israeli company that makes point-of-sale equipment.

That seems rather odd though because the relationship between Retalix and Carrefour apparently dates to September 2006. So why a boycott suddenly now?