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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Target claims to be withdrawing globes that replaced Israel with 'Palestine'

In the wake of a demonstration in New York City on Thursday, Target corporation claims that it has withdrawn from its stores globes that replaced Israel with an imaginary country called 'Palestine.'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."
Here's one big Target customer who will stop buying there if those globes show up again.

2 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Will said...

Hi Carl.
Amazing that they can do this.
Reminds me a story i saw a few years back about a Belgium firm specialised in making globes "on demand" they could put anything you wanted on a globe.
Just came across this story:
Jordan arrests militants in connection with Jan. 14 attack on Israeli diplomats.
http://crimewatch.gaeatimes.com/2010/01/31/jordan-arrests-militants-in-connection-with-jan-14-attack-on-israeli-diplomats-9564/
Have a nice day.
Will.

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Would it be the school supplies section? I'll check it next time I'm in there. Lucky for your blog as no one locally has made a peep about this.

 

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