April 27, 2017

Target's Israel Problem 2010

Jack Kemp

Since we are coming up on the 70th anniversary of the U.N. declaring Israel a state as the British Mandate of Palestine was partitioned by them, I recall this. Note the last lines of my article below this NBC story. The actual partition took place in a building that was not only part of the 1939 NY World's Fair but also was the NY City Pavillion in the 1964 World's Fair (today a Queens County art museum).
Jack
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Palestine-Replaces-Israel-on-Globes-Sold-at-Target-82978522.html
Palestine Replaces Israel on Globes Sold at Target

"A rally of Jewish leaders took aim at Target stores Thursday for selling a globe that omits the name Israel but instead labels the region Palestine.
"It is a very serious thing, its not just a little mistake, we're seeing companies kowtowing to people who live in tyrannical governments who are trying to dictate policy here and dictate how people think and feel," said Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, who led the rally at Zuccotti Park on Liberty Street and Trinity Place in downtown Manhattan.

"We're fighting 'global war on terrorism,' and in this global war we have to 'target' the people who are coming against us," said Moskowitz. "I hope Target did this in error.. and they must have a recall of all these globes."
In a statement, a Target spokeswoman said: "It is never our intention to offend any of our guests and we apologize. We have removed the mini-globe from our shelves, and we are following up with our vendor."

They went on to say that, "The country is labeled on a key on the mini-globe; however, the important issue is that we are no longer selling this product in our stores and we are sorry for offending our guests.""

End excerpt.

The story below also appeared at The Aviary in 2010...

Target's "Final Solution"

Jack Kemp

The NY Post's Andrea Peyser informs us that:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/where_israel_did_get_wiped_off_map_qbXJETmT4RA4NuOHuxzeBI/1

It looks as if Iran has found allies in its quest to wipe Israel off the map -- the dopes at your friendly neighborhood Target store.

On sale exclusively at Target is this innocent-looking toy globe. Thousands of these trinkets have already moved out of malls, from Queens to Honolulu, and landed in living rooms and kids' rooms across America.

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In the spot where Israel should be, this word is printed: "Palestine." Some of those who unwittingly purchased the Israel-free orbs feel as if they've played a role in a modern-day Final Solution.

"They're teaching kids there is no Israel, only Palestine," said Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, who bought a globe at the Queens Center Mall for his 5-year-old daughter. "This encourages terrorism. This foments hatred." END OF QUOTE

One small technical correction. Target's Queens store is in the Queens Place Mall, site of the old circular Macy's building that looks a bit like the Roman Coliseum. It is located several blocks west of the Queens Center Mall.

This is the culture and propaganda war writ large and brought to our shores.

Ironically, the Target store on Queens Boulevard is less than two miles from the former New York City Building at the 1939 World's Fair (now the Queens Art Center) in Flushing Meadow Park. That building was a temporary home for the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and was the location where the UN voted (UN Resolution 181) to partition the British Mandate of Palestine into a Jewish State - Israel - and an Arab state we know now as Jordan.

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