by Tibi Singer, jewishbusinessnews.com via elderofziyon.blogspot.ca, Dec. 15, 2014
The Wesleyan University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine were certain in their victory over the Zionist Sabra Hummus—because the product had disappeared from the shelves of one of the campus’ dining halls, TruthRevolt.org reported. SJP had been promoting intensively the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
Update (12/9/14 12:13PM): The WSA Dining Committee has released the following statement based on developments over the weekend:
As many people on and off campus are aware, Wesleyan recently switched from stocking Sabra hummus to a local brand, Cedar’s. Though we made this change in the interest of sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, it unfortunately has been misinterpreted in the media and elsewhere as a political statement in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In order to clarify our continued political neutrality, and to give students a choice, we will be stocking both Sabra and Cedar’s hummus, starting in January.
Which was followed by this:
Update (12/9/14 7:08PM): A statement has been released by Yael Horowitz ’17, Students for Justice in Palestine, and “another group of concerned students”:
We are extremely disappointed in the University’s decision to put Sabra Hummus back on the shelves. It is not an ethical response, but is instead motivated by public relations and the opinions of President Michael Roth. Student opinion is against Israeli apartheid and occupation, and we will continue to make this known. This is not the end of the conversation.