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Update: 

In a swift turnaround Walmart has discontinued the sale of Israeli Soldier Halloween costumes as well as the “Sheik Fagan Nose” after being flooded with criticism, including calls to boycott the chain store.

TIME magazine, Walmart Halts Sale of Halloween Costumes Criticized as Racist:

Walmart has discontinued the sale of two Halloween costumes after receiving complaints from bloggers that the costumes were offensive.

The costumes — an oversize prosthetic hooked nose sold as the “Sheik Fagan Nose” and an Israeli military uniform intended for small children — were marked as anti-Arab by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which said on Twitter that it broached the matter with the retailer, the New York Times reports. By Tuesday night, the company had removed the costumes from its online store.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomed the decision:

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the decision by Walmart to pull the “Israeli Soldier Kids Costume” and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from their store shelves and website. Earlier today ADC, joined by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), called on Walmart, Amazon, eBay and Sears Marketplace to remove the offensive and racist costumes. 

ADC President Samer Khalaf explained, “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued death and occupation of the Palestinian people. Such a symbol of fear, violence and a long history of dispossession should not be used for entertainment purposes.” About the “Arab” costumes, Khalaf explained, “Selling merchandise which mocks Arabs, or any other race or ethnicity, must not be tolerated. These images do nothing but perpetuate racist tropes that have long been used to demonize, otherize and alienate Arab communities throughout history.”

As of this evening the items are still available on Amazon, eBay and the Sears Marketplace. ADC will continue pressuring the retailers to remove the items immediately. 

Original:

It has come to this. Please read the description for the “Boy’s Israeli Soldier Costume“:

The world isn’t as safe as we’d like it to be. There comes a time when your child wants to save the world the only way he knows how, by dressing as his favorite army man! Have your child step into their Jewish heritage by putting on this Boy’s Israeli Soldier Costume. Authentic and modeled directly after the Israeli military officer apparel, it’s got everything they need to enforce the law and protect their citizens! Comes with an authentic beige shirt that has authentic Hebrew printed across the breast that’s bound to signify your child’s love and respect for their culture. It’s also accompanied with a matching pair of pants and complementing belt that ties in the officer’s aura you’re trying so hard to cultivate. What would any soldier be with their signature red beret, don’t worry we’ve got that included as well. Give your kid the official officer uniform by perusing our accessory store for the perfect add-ons. Looking for a faux pistol, machine gun, maybe even a pair of officer boots? We’ve got a wide array to select from. Our attire is the perfect way to help your kid connect with their heritage like never before! Makes for a great pairing with the Hatzolah rescuer costume as well!

“Have your child step into their Jewish heritage by putting on this Boy’s Israeli Soldier Costume.” I’ve stared at that sentence for about 10 minutes and still don’t know what to say about it.

The costume is also for sale at Amazon and Walmart, althought looks like it’s going to be a tough sell based on the comments:

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  1. John Smithson
    October 27, 2015, 10:33 am

    wow – the comments are scathing….and often hysterically funny.

    this is one time where you really start to see the ground shifting – I will probably bring this up at Halloween parties this weekend and get a serious laugh from EVERYONE!

    sometimes it’s the little things that really change things.

    Maybe it’s just the context of putting this on your child that brings home how far the situation has gone off the rails over there.

    Drip, drip, drip…

    • John O
      October 27, 2015, 12:44 pm

      Indeed they are. As one commenter on Amazon put it, sometimes black humour really hits the spot.

  2. elephantine
    October 27, 2015, 10:36 am

    The costume’s missing the bloody hands. Not very authentic!

    • pmb1414
      October 27, 2015, 11:36 am

      Exactly. Also, where is the signature laundry sack worn on the helmet?

    • Rooster
      October 27, 2015, 2:26 pm

      Also missing the planting knife.

      And I’m not talking about the gardening…

      • echinococcus
        October 29, 2015, 1:54 pm

        The mask! Don’t forget the mask cut out of grandma’s compressive stockings!

    • Elliot
      October 27, 2015, 11:24 am

      So, Palestinians in Gaza are having trouble holding on to their Palestinian heritage. Isn’t that what Israel is for?

      Actually, Amazon should develop the Gaza market too. Pitch the IDF paratrooper uniform to Gazan parents concerned about their children’s Palestinian identity.
      Just in case they happened to miss an Israeli military raid.

    • Rooster
      October 27, 2015, 2:38 pm

      Birthright?

    • amigo
      October 27, 2015, 2:40 pm
    • Kay24
      October 27, 2015, 3:58 pm

      I see the Palestinians are resigned to the fact that their occupier is simply stringing them along, and will never end the occupation, land grabs, and violence against them.

      Good idea to train their kids (just like the Israelis are conscripted) to serve their people, and defend
      their territories. It is time they leveled the playing field, and there is no choice, these young kids must be trained to help face the big Israeli guns. Time they were armed too.

      • MHughes976
        October 27, 2015, 4:26 pm

        They – and we too – should be preparing for the next phase, the proposed Grand Transfer Agreement. Though I may not live to see it, it is surely slouching slowly towards Bethlehem to be born.

    • a blah chick
      October 27, 2015, 4:35 pm

      Hophmi, you know there are plenty of pictures on the intertubes showing Jewish boys doing the exact same thing. And considering how Israel enjoys slaughtering kids they do well to keep their self-defense skills up.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      October 27, 2015, 6:56 pm

      Ah, the hopster! Always there with the divert/deflect tactics!

      Though at least you haven’t taken the old ‘anti-semitism’ out for a walk. Yet.

    • talknic
      October 28, 2015, 1:34 am

      @ hophmi Better than sending your kid to a Hamas camp in Gaza” So much better in fact that Walmart have withdrawn it from sale

      http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.682691

    • inbound39
      October 28, 2015, 7:50 am

      So you don’t think it is a cheap way to drum up support for the IDF? Just shows how bad things are getting support wise for Israel when they have to attempt to gain support through peoples children. Step into your heritage……what?……killing women and children by the thousands with High Tech weaponry? Nothing particularly honourable or courageous about that Hophmi….you are welcome to it sunshine. Personally I wouldn’t shine my shoes with an IDF uniform. All members of the IDF look like they got dressed in a tumble dryer!

    • Rashers2
      October 28, 2015, 11:28 am

      Actually, H., it’s no worse than the IOF “open days” when cute pre-teens are encouraged to climb over shiny, new, US-supplied heavy ordnance and get themselves caught on camera saying how, when their turn comes to do military service, they’d like to kill an Arab.

  3. eljay
    October 27, 2015, 11:26 am

    … The world isn’t as safe as we’d like it to be. There comes a time when your child wants to save the world the only way he knows how, by dressing as his favorite army man! Have your child step into their Jewish heritage by putting on this Boy’s Israeli Soldier Costume. …

    1. Why doesn’t the child know about saving the world by dressing up as his favourite superhero, Captain Israel?
    2. It’s a shame kids are taught that the only way to save the world is by dressing up as an IDF terrorist goon.
    3. Being an IDF terrorist goon in Israel’s army of occupation, oppression, colonization and supremacism – is part of “Jewish heritage”? Really? Man, that is seriously f*cked up.

    || hophmi: Better than sending your kid to a Hamas camp in Gaza. … ||

    No, it isn’t. Both ideas suck. But when it comes to whataboutery, it seems you just can’t stop yourself.

    • eljay
      October 28, 2015, 7:26 am

      … Have your child step into their Jewish heritage by putting on this Boy’s Israeli Soldier Costume. …

      1. How, exactly, is being a soldier in the army of the state of Israel part of “Jewish heritage”? (Which part of the Jewish religion demands Israeli military service?)

      2. Do non-Jewish IDF soldiers acquire “honorary Jewish” status when they enlist, so that they might celebrate their “Jewish heritage”? If they do not, why does the Israeli military discriminate against its non-Jewish citizens?

      • Rashers2
        October 28, 2015, 11:51 am

        Indeed, eljay. It’s not as if the idea of “honorary Jewish” status is original: the Nazis had a concept of a Jew being made an “honorary Aryan” so there’s good precedent for this. Emmerich Kálmán, the Hungarian composer, was offered it because the Führer liked his music; to his great credit, Kálmán told Hitler to shove it where the sun didn’t shine and fled instead to Paris, after which the Nazis declared Kálmán’s music “degenerate” and banned it.

  4. CigarGod
    October 27, 2015, 11:40 am

    Encouraging to read such clear thinking.
    Not you Hophmi. You’ll find your affinity group over in the J.K. Rowling expose’.

  5. pabelmont
    October 27, 2015, 11:53 am

    Little leaders of tomorrow! OOOOOhh, so cute!

  6. Marnie
    October 27, 2015, 12:46 pm

    This is so bad even the model knows it – he looks like he definitely doesn’t want to be there.

  7. Keith
    October 27, 2015, 12:59 pm

    GI Joe is bad enough, but this? I tell you folks, it’s a sign of the times.

  8. kalithea
    October 27, 2015, 2:27 pm

    So does the costume propaganda really reference Jewish heritage or Zionist heritage or have the two become interchangeable given that most Jews have chosen the path of Zionism? How early are Jewish children indoctrinated into Zionism anyway, surely before Aliyah ; no doubt earlier in Israel given the facts on the ground?

    And I suppose this child represents the hope of tomorrow’s master race and how Netanyahu intends to keep “forever by the sword” alive. It’s easy to suspect by the propaganda for a mere Halloween costume that there’s a bigger picture intended; a yet unwritten manifesto or one already in the works. This is of course the natural fascist unfurling of Zionism. We are all witnessing a militaristic democratic society progressively moving to the extreme right. But that’s okay the U.S. has been friendly with quite a few fascist dictatorships it considered a necessary evil and it’ll gradually weave in the supremacist aspect into every day political discourse to justify this transformation that is in fact as sinister as it appears.

    Zionism has an inherent, irresistible attraction to supremacy and by playing on guilt Zionists succeed in sweeping the very bad things done on its behalf under the rug. Is supremacy and apartheid the ultimate solution for Jewish history? A crime against humanity is being committed today in full view on behalf of all Jews. Never again for Jews justifies again and again for those in the way of Zionism. As Netanyahu described it, there is no magic wand;there is only this. But do our lying eyes deceive us; are Jews in such peril today that Zionism and its crimes are a necessary acceptable evil?

    Is this the price we must pay as a society for the injustice of the past i.e. to inflict such pain an suffering on others in the present? It sickens me to think that people who are intellectually evolved can believe this. Only the most cynical and morally corrupt can find this acceptable and let’s not forget that great power is needed to pull this off, and we all know that power that is enforced in this way is absolutely corrupt. Our lying eyes are not lying.

    This image is highly reminiscent of Hitler’s Youth, but I’m sure Liberal Zionists can be counted on to spin this into something really innocuous.

    • Rashers2
      October 28, 2015, 12:13 pm

      I think you’re being a bit harsh on the HJ, kalithea: the entry age for HJ was 14 and for the Deutsches Jungvolk (the “cadet” HJ) it started only after age 10. The lad in the photo’ wearing the IOF costume doesn’t look anything like as old as 10… The sickening thing about this is not that it’s a mock military uniform – children love playing soldiers – but that it’s a mock Israeli uniform and the inference one’s intended to draw from the advertising blurb is that every Jewish child, everywhere, wants to join the IOF! “The most moral army in the world”, consisting of cowardly child-murderers whose uniforms are brown-coloured for good reason.

  9. Steve Macklevore
    October 27, 2015, 2:49 pm

    Always nice to see Americans reminded of duel loyalty.

    Or maybe just mono-loyalty to an apartheid state?

  10. amigo
    October 27, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Knowing these devious zionist b——s , when their darling kiddies tire of their new toy , the parents will donate it to some clothing drive for the kids of Gaza and then brag about how generous they are.Veritable liberal zios , eh.

  11. Citizen
    October 27, 2015, 4:43 pm

    IDF paratroopers wear the red beret.

  12. RoHa
    October 27, 2015, 6:55 pm

    It seems appropriate to me.

    Halloween comes at the time when, in the Northern Hemisphere, the warm part of Autumn stops and the cold part begins. This is a gap in the natural order, and through that gap the THINGS from the underworld can come through and haunt us.

    Thus, we have to use sympathetic magic to control the evil beings and send them back. We carve demon faces into turnips and pumpkins, and haunt our neighbours while dressed up as demons, ghosts, vampires, ogres, and other incarnations of evil. IDF soldier fits right in.

    • Ellen
      October 28, 2015, 3:18 am

      RoHa, that is what I thought. This costume is completely in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) — adopted by Christians as All Saints day — When the evil and dark spirits of the winter underworld come out.

      And to fend them off and send them underground, you protect your home with a jack o lantern, and dress as something even more frightening to keep the dark spirits away.

  13. Brewer
    October 28, 2015, 4:12 am

    I grew up in a Halloween – free World although the school I went to had a chapel called “All Hallows” (All Saints). How did Saints become macabre ghosts, specters, wraiths and demons?
    I suspect at the bidding of commercial interests such as Walmart who figured Christmas couldn’t be milked for more profit.
    This latest obscenity is just one more reason to reject such perversion of History, culture and humanism in the ungodly name of Mammon.
    My atheism is taking a hit.

    • RoHa
      October 28, 2015, 5:06 am

      As Ellen points out, it is the other way round. Halloween was one of those ancient festivals that the Church could not displace, so they called it All Saints Eve in an attempt to put a Christian gloss on it. Didn’t work. The Old Ones are not so easily displaced.

    • Ellen
      October 28, 2015, 5:31 am

      How? Just like most all religious rituals — From Pesach to Halloween to weekly communion — an incorporation “Pagan” seasonal rituals into the so-called enlightened rituals of “modern” religions.

      A usurping, for acceptance.

      Halloween is said to have its origins in the Celtic Samhain. Then the Church turned it into All Saints. The Irish brought it to Boston neighborhoods in the mid 19th century.

      Now it is all about buying stuff like an IDF uniform to terrorize the neighborhood .

      • Brewer
        October 30, 2015, 3:49 am

        I stand corrected – thanks. My atheism can also stand

  14. tony greenstein
    October 28, 2015, 1:06 pm

    As the advert says, this is an essential part of the Jewish heritage, indeed the only part it would seem.

    Useful additions to this ensemble might be a whip and a leather coat and a German Shepherd Dog or Alsatian. Then we could have the perfect symbiosis of an SS officer and an IDF soldier. That would reallly be part of the Jewish heritage that Zionism claims for its own.

  15. Annie Robbins
    October 28, 2015, 2:20 pm

    we just updated the article mentioning walmart pulled the product.

    i was reading reviews at amazon and impressed by many of them, check out this one:

    1.0 out of 5 stars Wish i could get one for my dog !
    By farah evensonon October 28, 2015
    Size: Large 12-14 (36” Waist, 53” Height)
    I found this costume while looking for a Nazi costume for my kid. I decided to settle on this one since i couldn’t find any nazi ones for sale. The minute we unpacked it from the box we were so impressed by the material, as long as it wasn’t made by facotory slaves in the west bank on stolen land we were happy. Also the color is a perfect green, almost as beautiful as the green of sacred olive trees being bulldozed by an occupier, but cuter. The hat fits ever so comfortably, as comfortable as a squatter in my home. So confortable that it could probably be worn to play soccer on Gaza beach safely. The color of the hat is the deepest red, almost as deep as the color of innocent blood spilled for a lunatic idea, but gentler. I decided not to use the gun though, it’s a little to violent for my taste.

    as an aside, the nyt covered the story but completely buried the iof uniform way deep in the article. for them, it was all about the nose which they highlighted as anti semitic.

    • Stephen Shenfield
      October 28, 2015, 6:40 pm

      Indeed, the “Sheik Fagin’ (not ‘Fagan’) nose is anti-semitic in the broad sense. That is, it mocks both Arabs and Jews, who supposedly share the same deformed nose. Fagin is the master of the child pickpockets in Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist.” It is a good example of how one form of racism opens the door to another.

      • Rashers2
        October 29, 2015, 9:53 am

        The same thought occurred to me then I saw the “Sheik [sic] Fagin” mask but thought at the time I’d posted enough comments on the IOF uniform costume! Of course racism is insidious; it creeps like damp creeps through exposed brickwork. Anti-Semitism of the real kind (as opposed to the Ziospeak re-definition of the term), Arabophobia, Islamophobia, are all wrapped up in “Sheik [sic] Fagin”.
        Reinforcing stereotypes of the “other” (regardless of whom the particular “other” transpires to be) cultivates racism and helps it to take root and spread through societies. I wonder whether whoever conceived this piece of garbage (oops, merchandise) has ever watched Veit Harlan’s notorious “Jud Süß”?

      • Mooser
        October 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

        “The same thought occurred to me then I saw the “Sheik [sic] Fagin” mask”

        Wasn’t there a song about it once, I can only remember the first couple of lines:

        ‘I’m the Sheik of Fagin, in a bathing suit.
        I crawl like a viper, through these suburban streets.
        Make love to these women
        Languid and bittersweet…’

        ‘Sheikin’ Blues’, I think it was called.

    • ckg
      October 28, 2015, 8:18 pm

      At lunch hour today I rummaged through the Halloween section of the Dearborn Wal-Mart. I didn’t see any Fagin noses or IDF costumes, but just as scary there were Power Ranger costumes everywhere. Ka-ching for Saban.

  16. Citizen
    October 28, 2015, 5:11 pm

    I went to the Walmart halloween costume page on its web site, and sure enough the IDF soldier costume was no longer on the samples display list–but it was advertised on the left side of the page with a hot link. I went to that web site, and there he was, our little IDF soldier boy costume, complete with the sales text quoted above in Adam’s article here on MW! I didn’t notice if Walmart did the same sly thing for the anti-semitic nosed Arab costume….

  17. Kris
    October 29, 2015, 11:50 am

    There are now 557 Customer Reviews of this costume on amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Israeli-Soldier-Costume-for-Kids/dp/B00WIR5B84/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 , and the rating has gone up to 2.6 out of 5 stars.

    Some recent reviews:

    4.0 out of 5 stars. Makes Halloween more exciting
    Byjanteeon October 29, 2015
    A child came to my door in this uniform, declared my house a closed military zone and gave me 5 minutes to leave before he bulldozed it. How exciting! Most kids just say “trick or treat”! I only give it 4 stars because now I have nowhere to live.

    1.0 out of 5 stars. Next to the SS and KKK uniforms; )
    ByOpen your eyes!on October 28, 2015
    Size: Small 4-6 (29” waist, 43” Height)
    “What a blast! This is a great idea. Let your child masquerade as one of the chosen ones while all the other kids pass through neighborhood checkpoints, succumb to the will of an oppressive regime and suffer humiliation in the name of State security. My costume came with a few accessories not in the description. There is an occupation, err I mean settlement map, some white phosphorous grenades and a signed letter from Benjamin Netanhyahu to the U.N.! Sababa! The bulldozer and settlement wall building kits are sold separately. My kid, as soon as he put it on started to act as he was special and if I didn’t agree with him he called me anti-semitic. Don’t delay, get yours NOW. They are disappearing faster than an international war crimes committee inquiry!”
    Remember only idiots like the Nazis and Charles Manson think they were special and chosen by God.

    1.0 out of 5 stars. Well, since Israeli soldiers arrested 1, 266 Palestinian …
    ByB.on October 28, 2015
    Well, since Israeli soldiers arrested 1,266 Palestinian children in 2014 alone, some as young as 5 years old, I think it’s only fair that we have Palestinian child-prisoner costumes to accompany these Israeli soldier costumes!

    1.0 out of 5 stars. Ever since my son got this costume he’s been waking …
    ByIbrahim Eadon October 28, 2015
    Size: Small 4-6 (29” waist, 43” Height)
    Ever since my son got this costume he’s been waking me up at 3:00 am trying to kick me out of my house. He set up roadblocks and obstacles all over the house. He fights with his siblings and takes everything in the refrigerator and hides it. When i try to wake him up for school he calls me anti semitic. Do NOT buy this! IT will make your child think he is a real Israeli soldier.

    1.0 out of 5 stars. Disappointed
    ByRobin S. Messingon October 28, 2015
    I was disappointed that this product didn’t come with a real gun that I could use to shoot a Palestinian point blank in the leg while my two buddies held him down defenseless. […] I sure am glad no one is gauche enough to post a link to Breaking the Silence. […]

    1.0 out of 5 stars. what tyke wouldn’t enjoy occupying the neighborhood and violently suppressing any opposition while …
    ByAmazon Customeron October 28, 2015
    I’m not sure what all of the fuss is about. When God chooses you… why wouldn’t Amazon? This costume is swell…what tyke wouldn’t enjoy occupying the neighborhood and violently suppressing any opposition while all in authority agree that they have every right to do so. But I think for your child to get the entire IDF experience you should add a few accessories such as: Billy the Bulldozer, because nothing says Halloween fun and games for your little Occupier like razing those homes that have their porch lights turned off and refuse to give out goodies. Timmy the Tank, so that all of your child’s friends can have something to throw rocks at as he’s forcibly taking their candy. Little Baby Bullet in the Brains, because babies can be very scary and self-defense is important while trick or treating. And Cecil the Amazing Cellphone, that changes depending on who is looking. Your little IDF soldier will see a knife while every other child will clearly sees a cellphone. Spooky…

    • amigo
      October 29, 2015, 3:06 pm

      “takes everything in the refrigerator and hides it” Kris

      Update from amazon commenter!!.

      “Now he has taken to defecating in the refrigerator and peeing in the sink.Oy vey, what have I gotten myself into.”

      • Kris
        October 29, 2015, 3:45 pm

        Thanks, amigo!

  18. Chu
    October 29, 2015, 11:59 am

    great comment at Amazon!
    ————————————————————————————-

    Hasbara R Us
    By Amazon Customer on October 27, 2015

    Your child can set up check points all around the neighborhood and take all the other children’s candy claiming its his/her God given right. If they refuse or fight back your child can act out with excessive force while claiming or crying out anti Semitism. Fun for him/her not so much everyone else!

    ————————————–

    LOL!

    • Kay24
      October 29, 2015, 12:07 pm

      That is indeed a great remark. Describes perfectly the actions of the occupier.
      Those who have praised this costume, which is really in poor taste, must be the has ba ra brigade. The must be sent to support their people making money for them.

      I don’t think most Americans will want their kids dressing up in an outfit that supports troops from an alien nations, their first choice will always be an American soldier.
      Those who will buy this ghastly costume and dress their kid up in it, will be zionist supporters.

      • eljay
        October 29, 2015, 12:14 pm

        Yup, that’s a spot-on comment!

      • Chu
        October 29, 2015, 12:37 pm

        I’d say this is for kids on the upper west side or deep in Brooklyn, or any other Jewish ethnic neighborhoods. No American kids are going to don an idf uniform. I don’t think these costumes should be banned, it will show the neighborhood & communities what type of ideology exists in their social circles, where the parents endorse an occupation army and use their kid as a political statement. That’s classy!

      • Kay24
        October 29, 2015, 1:12 pm

        I agree. It also shows to some degree just where their loyalties are. It takes a certain mind set to want to dress their kid up in a uniform, that represents a brutal occupation, civilian deaths, and violence.

      • lysias
        October 29, 2015, 4:34 pm

        But does dressing your kid up as a member of the IDF amount to support?

        Isn’t the custom for kids to dress up as monsters on Halloween?

  19. diasp0ra
    October 29, 2015, 1:15 pm

    I’m really enjoying going through the negative Amazon reviews and reading them. There is some sharp wit in there.

    • Kay24
      October 29, 2015, 4:27 pm

      I agree. People can be very funny while showing their disapproval. I must say some of them are quite imaginative!

  20. Kay24
    October 29, 2015, 4:24 pm

    According to a friend who lives in West Chester NY, her neighbors who are Jewish do not celebrate Halloween, nor give candy to the kids. So who are these costumes for then, and why is it being sold to others? Who is the person behind this “brilliant” idea?

  21. Kris
    October 29, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Most of the “reviews” of this costume on amazon.com today are from Zionists. But here’s another good one:

    1.0 out of 5 starsPLEASE MAKE MORE TERRORIST COSTUMES – BENNY STERN GANG AND IGRUN TERRORIST COSTUMES WANTED TOO!!
    ByAmazon Customeron October 29, 2015
    Just think how much fun it would be to run around all night on Halloween in your own little Israeli terrorist costumes from the 1948 War when Jews massacred thousands of innocent civilians just like ISIS does today. And just for KICKS, we can recreate the attack on the King David Hotel where we killed scores of innocent people too. I am sure the Brits have forgotten all about that. We can then recreate the massacre of Dar Yassein where hundreds of Palestinian women and children were killed. YAY!!!

    Maybe we can even create little terror costumes of Begin and Shamir, the Benny Stern Gang and Irgun terrorist leaders who became the Prime Ministers of Israel. Can you say AWESOME!

  22. Kay24
    October 30, 2015, 7:59 am

    It seems the misguided hasbara brigade has been ordered to infest the Amazon website, and spew just how wonderful the costume is, and how amazing the IDF is. Heh. How pathetic.
    By the reference to the Mufti story, which even Israeli historians have disputed, it clearly shows just how ignorant and brainwashed they are. I guess it takes a rabid mind set, to run with lies and try to hijack the facts.

    I doubt these commenters have spent their money on such a despicable costume.

    Amazon does not even have the decency to pull out this item, because the comments have got very ugly, which is usual for hasbara pests.

  23. Ossinev
    October 30, 2015, 11:12 am

    “Finally my son can dress up with something meaningful and respectful! Representing democracy and peace”

    One of the most succinct and ” balanced” customer reviews on the Amazon website clearly from a genuine non Hasbarist buyer.

    I think this may develop into a pattern as in “develop them young” – Israel may soon need to harvest lots more American IDF Jihadists what with so many rats leaving the ship in the coming years , complaining about the lack of peaceful Apartheid , and the growing numbers of Haredi exemptions and refusnicks in the remaining population.

  24. Kris
    October 30, 2015, 11:58 pm

    Right now, there are 937 customer reviews, and the costume is rated at 3.4 out of 5 stars. The many amusing questions (which were critical of Israel) in the “Customer Questions and Answers” section have all been removed.

    There is only one customer question up about this product, but the customer answers, which must have been anti-Zionist, have been removed by amazon.

    Almost every one of the recent reviews is pro-Zionist. It is interesting to see how well-organized the hasbara brigade is.

    • talknic
      October 31, 2015, 12:36 am

      Indeed. The Zionist enterprise has had over a hundred years experience placing their propaganda and their money and their people where it will have the most effect. Evil people can be very clever and very astute.

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