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Last updated: 2002-07-30

Sainsbury’s has become the latest target of the Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) campaign which is holding demonstrations outside their stores protesting against the sale of Israeli goods.

The Board is encouraging the community to identify which stores still sell Israeli products and make every effort to shop in these stores and purchase Israeli products. Major chains which are continuing to sell Israeli goods include Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Asda, Safeway, Morrisons and Costco.

Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: “The Board condemns these protests directed against Israel. It is hard to see how a boycott of Israeli goods will help to move forward peace negotiations in the Middle East. It is essential that these well-known chains do not succumb to boycott tactics. We are therefore urging members of the Jewish community, as well as the wider British public, to make every effort to support those stores which continue to sell Israeli products.”