Brussels Airlines has given in to pro-Palestinian pressure which was seeking to persuade the airline to stop serving Achva brand halva bars, which are manufactured in a plant in Barkan, an industrial center in the Shomron near Ariel.
A Palestinian solidarity organization began pressuring the airline, explaining the halva company operates in “occupied Palestinian territory” and as such, it should not support it be offering its passengers the Achva halva bars as it does.
An airline official explains the halva is “controversial” so the decision was made to stop offering it. Using twitter to get another message out, Brussels Airlines said “we’re an airline catering to a large international audience. It’s our responsibility to offer products that please all”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)