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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions ‘victory’ with Delta Airlines proven false

Delta Airlines has denied removing any Israeli-made snacks due BDS<br />
pressure. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( A “victory” claimed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-aligned blog Electronic Intifada , stating that Delta Airlines would stop serving a snack
produced in
Israel’s Samaria region due to a complaint by the Coalition of Women for Peace,” has been proven false.

Delta Airlines has denied removing any Israeli-made snacks due BDS pressure. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

the blog’s editor, Ali Abunima, claimed that Delta Airlines lawyers ruled that Israeli settlement-made snacks should not be served,” Israeli
activist Avi Mayer got a letter from the airline saying that the snack in question, a vanilla halva bar, was only removed due to “normal” menu changes,
Israel National News reported.

Delta said it “makes a practice of sourcing local goods for catering in most
international markets we serve.

Mayer said that when rocker Lenny Kravitz canceled a trip to Israel last year, BDS activists
hailed it as a victory even though Kravitz “has said clearly that he was
canceling for totally unrelated reasons.

The BDS Movements tactics are clear:
bully, threaten, and—if all else fails—just plain lie. The hallmarks of a
failed movement,” Mayer said.

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