Hikind Calls On Sears To Immediately Desist From ‘Political’ Position


New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D, Brooklyn) was outraged to find Sears selling shirts that deny the existence of the State of Israel with calls to “end Israeli occupation.” A variety of “Free Palestine” items are available at Sears online via third-party merchant Spreadshirt, Inc., which pays Sears a commission for each item sold.

“This is beyond outrageous,” said Hikind. “With these messages, SEARS Holding Corp, a publicly traded company, is taking a position against the State of Israel. SEARS has decided to sell themselves and make a quick buck by promoting divisiveness. When a company permits someone to sell divisive material from their business, and they profit from it, then they are endorsing that sentiment.

“Their company has been suffering for years and this year became a penny stock due to poor sales. Telling people now that the Jewish State does not exist will not exactly endear them to people in my community, and I dare say in many other communities as well.”

“I am calling on SEARS to do the right thing and desist from selling these offensive products immediately.”

(YWN Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Sears Bows To Public Pressure And Stops Selling “Free Palestine” T shirts.

    But the shirts are still being sold on E-bay, Amazon and many other sites. What can we do?

    1. Call ebay at 866.540.332 and ebay Canada at 866.278.1053. and
    Call Amazon at 877.586.3230 and Amazon Canada at 206.266.2882 and let them know that you find it anti-semitic and ask that they stop selling it.

    2. Google “Free Palestin T shirts” and click on every site advertised as selling them. At the site, send an email or start a chat telling them you find it anti-semitic and ask that they stop selling it. Each click on Google ad words costs the seller of the t shirt $1 to $5. If the ad words become unprofitable for them and they get enough emails, some will stop selling it.

    3. Spread the word and ask your friends to do the same thing. In the morning, I emailed the CEO of Sears then I chated on line with Sears and was told Sears had been getting many negative comments about carrying that shirt and it was expected that a decision would soon be made to pull the shirt. Hours later I went back and they were no longer selling them