The Max Brenner 19 on Trial in Victoria

Omar Hassan: “Activists all across the world are being targeted for their campaign against Israel and I think this is just the latest step in that process. I think it’s because Israel is worried that BDS is delegitimising what is an illegitimate state.”

Rachel Sztanski: “We’re not going to be bullied out of protesting in support of Palestine.”

From the Australian Jewish News:

… defendant Jerome Small said there was nothing anti-Semitic about protesting for Palestinian rights. “To throw the anti-Semitic card is the oldest trick in the Zionist book,” he said.

As the only Jewish defendant, Crafti said misinformation created by the State of Israel generated anti-Semitism.

“Anti-Semitism is caused by a false connection between Jewish people and the State of Israel,” he said.

Defendant Omar Hassan said Max Brenner was targeted because it provided care packages to the Israeli Army.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.”

The Givati brigade, whose members were just let off the hook by the Israeli military for their murder of 21 civilians from the Samouni family during Israel’s Cast Lead massacre of the people of Gaza in January 2009, is one of the beneficiaries of the Strauss Group-owned Max Brenner chocolate shop chain largesse.

Boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israeli businesses like Max Brenner who support war crimes against Indigenous Palestinians will mount internationally until justice is brought to Israel, and Palestinians achieve their human rights guaranteed under international law.

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