A pro-Palestinian student group at Swarthmore College wants the president of the elite Pennsylvania school to ban Sabra Hummus from campus — over what the group said is the brand’s ties to Israel.
Students for Justice in Palestine created a petition that says, “Sabra Hummus is owned by the Strauss Group, a multinational corporation that invests in, financially supports, and even sends care packages to the Golani Brigade of the Israeli armed forces.” . . .
It is morally unacceptable that Swarthmore should continue to support the international human rights violations of the Golani Brigade and Israeli Apartheid at large. By selling Sabra, Swarthmore is an accessory to the occupation of Palestine.
We call upon President [Valerie] Smith to affirm the dignity of Palestinian life, recognize the illegal occupation of Palestinian land, and deshelve all current Sabra products and end their future sale at Swarthmore College.
Campus Reform reported that the call for the Sabra Hummus ban is gaining strong support on the suburban Philadelphia campus, with more than 350 Swarthmore community members having signed the petition, according to a Swarthmore SJP tweet. (Read more from “Pro-Palestinian Student Group Wants College to Ban Hummus Brand Over Israel Ties. Yes, Hummus.” HERE)