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Sunday 21 September 2014

Dublin pub shows 'disdain and disgust' at Gaza violence through boycott of Israeli-made goods

Eoghan McNeill

Published 01/08/2014 | 11:52

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Retailers, cafés, restaurants and a pharmacy in Kinvara agreed this week to operate a boycott of Israeli goods in protest against the “ongoing bombardment” of Gaza
Retailers, cafés, restaurants and a pharmacy in Kinvara agreed this week to operate a boycott of Israeli goods in protest against the “ongoing bombardment” of Gaza

A Dublin pub yesterday announced its decision to boycott all Israeli-made goods in response to the Israeli occupation of Gaza.

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A spokesperson for The Exchequer said they are initiating the boycott to show their “disdain and disgust at the genocide that is currently being committed by Israel on the people of Gaza.”

The gastropub – located in Dublin city centre – will not stock any product that is produced or made in Israel, affecting primarily their fruit, vegetables and mint stock.

The pub accepted that their boycott “won’t hurt” Israel “one bit,” but asked what similar initiatives from businesses in Ireland, the UK and Europe could achieve.

The Exchequer’s announcement follows the news that retailers, cafés, restaurants and a pharmacy in the Galway town of Kinvara will begin a boycott of Israeli goods.

Business people in the town said the boycott is being initiated in response to the "ongoing bombardment" of Gaza.

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