Two weeks ago a coalition of groups including Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews Say No held a demonstration outside Zabar’s calling on New Yorkers to boycott SodaStream seltzer-makers, which are manufactured in the occupied West Bank. I posted about this demo before, but was going through my videos yesterday when I saw this one and thought others might want to see it.
It’s an angry exchange between an Israeli man and the demonstrators. He says they should be in a mental hospital. I come in at the end and when the guy determines I’m with the demonstrators, he says that I’m a miserable Jew.
The demonstrators are singing a variation on a union song: “I aint going to let occupation turn me round.”
The incident is a reflection of how contemptuous Israelis can be of Americans with liberal opinions about Palestinians. Also note that he denies that the West Bank is occupied.