TRADER JOE'S AND ANTI-SEMITES
Names such as Yasmin Qureishi, Kate Raphael Bender, IJAN, The South Bay Mobilization, San Francisco Women in Black, and other known "sympathizers" are associated with the plan.
Sofar it is merely food owned by someone else that they wish to shoplift or destroy - apparently they have no intention of discarding their computers, cell-phones, text-message and anti-spam software, medications, or any other products which have Israeli content.
But couscous, that they will do without. And they demand that you stop eating it also.
This blogger does not consume couscous - I will force myself to start eating it now.
"Israeli or pearl couscous tastes more like barley than traditional couscous, with a large, pearly grain that pops in the mouth. It's slightly chewy and utterly delicious."
[Source: http://www.thekitchn.com/ this post: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/noodles-pasta-and-grains/trader-joes-pantry-harvest-grains-blend-033688 Trader Joe's Pantry: Harvest Grains Blend]
And here's a great recipe:
Please note that the recipe includes feta cheese. I believe that 'Pastures Of Eden Feta Cheese' would be an excellent choice!
"Israeli couscous goes well with grilled scapegoat".
Alas, no recipe provided. But young goat (available at Halal markets) rubbed with garlic, zatar, and olive oil, grilled over coals, would probably be very good. Some zhug and pita bread alongside, and you have a feast!
A SNOOK AT YOU!
I was alerted to the insanity by fellow-blogger Snooky Wong, whose two posts on the subject can be found here: http://deathbynoodles.blogspot.com/2009/06/couscous-and-feta.html
and here: http://deathbynoodles.blogspot.com/2009/06/buy-israeli-food.html
[The first one linked is very long, as it quotes the odious letter from Yasmin Qureishi. The second post is shorter, but provides links to several other bloggers. The lesson you should learn from these two posts is not to mess with a Cantonese woman's food. Don't even think of it. Just don't.]
As a snarky nose-thumb at the Arab-American activists and their groupies, she writes: "See, Israel is more diverse, by a VERY WIDE MARGIN, than any of the Arab countries. And the Arabs don't appear to like anybody but themselves - except, of course, for the Philippinas and other female guest-workers whom they rape at the drop of a hat in the Gulf States, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia - and would you care to guess about the perpetrators of a very large number of violent sex crimes in Europe?"
Well, that is true....... Israel is vastly more diverse than any of the Arab countries, possibly excepting the Gulf States - where, as she also mentions, the rape and sexual exploitation of Philippinas and other foreign females employed domestically is a regular occurrence. Perhaps that is why the Gulf-States are so diverse - sexual appetites vary enormously.
Regarding the perps of sex-crimes in Europe, the number of rapes committed by Arabs in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France is staggering (per articles in the Algemeen Dagblad and other newspapers). In Holland, the term for pimps who force young girls into prostitution is "lover boy". Many of the 'lover boys' are Arab-Netherlanders, most of their under-age victims are ethnically Dutch. It's a problem of epidemic proportions. So also, the incidence of sexual harassment and gang-rape in places like Gouda and Rotterdam, which have significant Arab populations.
Such things rather suggest to many native Dutch that a large number of Arab immigrants is not a good thing.
You'll be glad to know that there is NO evidence that consumption of Israeli Couscous or Pastures of Eden Feta Cheese leads to sexual violence.
On the other hand, I shall studiously be avoiding dates and figs from such places as Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere in the Arab world, as I have no need to subsidize the brutalization of women and migrant workers.
BUY ISRAELI PRODUCTS DAY
June 19 & 20, 2009.
The boycot activists intend to start their campaign this weekend - June 19 & 20. They have taken their cue from the thugs who invaded the Carrefour supermarkets around Paris, destroying merchandise and threatening shoppers, as well as the half-wits who committed theft and vandalism at Tesco in Britain.
Trader Joe's has already let it be known that it has no intention of giving in. The rest is up to you. Please continue shopping for Israeli products at Trader Joe's.
PLEASE NOTE: No Philippinas or other female workers were harmed in the writing of this post. This blogger is generally in favour of Philippinas and other female workers, and would not think of harming them.