Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fighting Hate with Hot Chocolate: Australia rejects BDS

"We remember the precedence of the 1930s; my father came from Germany, and (at) any sign of this kind of behaviour we have to draw a line in the sand." Australia Labor MP Michael Danby

from the Australian
Prominent Australians met for a hot chocolate last week in a solidarity in front of a Jewish business that was recently targeted as part of an anti-Israel boycott.

"Labor MP Michael Danby, Australian Workers Union secretary Paul Howes, former Labor Party president Warren Mundine, comedian Sandy Gutman, aka Austen Tayshus, and journalist Jana Wendt were among those who spoke out against a violent protest on July 1 outside the Max Brenner chocolate shop in Melbourne in which three police officers were hurt and 19 protesters arrested.

Mr Howes said the far-left protesters were "mimicking the behaviour of the Nazi thugs" and it was necessary to "nip this in the bud".

"I would say the bulk of the people who are voting Greens have no understanding of the xenophobic, extremist and abhorrent policies they are voting for," he said.

Wendt said she felt the tolerance of Australian society was under threat if people did not learn from history"



Want to help, but don't live in Australia? Max Brenner Chocolate shops can be found in America in:

New York
841 Broadway
Between 13th and 14th Streets

Las Vegas
The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Blvd

Philadephia
1500 Walnut Street
15th Street between Walnut and Locust Streets

Boston
745 Boylston Street

You can also shop on line at http://shop.maxbrenner.com/chocolate-collections-treats.html

Consider the many delicious ways you can show support for Max Brenner shops as they fight against BDS hate, violence and anti-Semitism. How about sponsoring a chocolate Kiddush at your synagogue? Endorsing a Hadassah "sit and eat -in" at a local Max Brenners? Or consider using Max Brenners chocolates at your next simcha


Mmmmmm. Fighting hate and intolerance never tasted this good.

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