The long daggers are out.
Israeli Shopper in the Netherlands Horrified When Ralph Lauren Clerk Says Bnei Brak Not in Israel
August 7, 2014 6:41
Author: Joshua Levitt
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The VAT receipt showing Bnei Brak as being in ‘Palestinian Territories.’ Photo: Screenshot.
An Israeli shopper in the Netherlands was horrified when a clerk at the Ralph Lauren Factory Store wrote up his duty free slip and listed his address, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, as being in “Palestinian Territory.”
The shopper contacted GEODKOSJER, the Jewish consumer defense association in the Benelux countries, which wrote to Ralph Lauren, the president of the clothing company, to ask if ”this is a kind of boycott of Israel, not to name it and instead identifying it as ‘Palestinian Territory’?”
“We understand that by acting like this your Factory Store wants to make a political statement, which is totally unacceptable to our member,” said the letter, signed by Dr. Henru Rosenberg, president of GEODKOSJER.