Tourism Minister Yariv Levin responded angrily to the decision of Brussels Airlines to stop serving Achva brand halva on flights. The airline’s decision followed objections to serving the product manufactured in the “occupied West Bank” by pro-Palestinians.
Minister Levin released a statement to the media saying “There is a big difference between political debate and boycotts. This factory is located in the Shomron, tomorrow [it will be] Jerusalem and [then] all of Israel. Whomever does not accept us the way we are does not have to be here and we will not allow him to be here”.
MK (Bayit Yehudi) Nissim Slomiansky, chairman of the Knesset Law Committee, spoke out too, calling for a reciprocal move by Israelis, a boycott of Brussels Airlines.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)