There is a sizable effort underway to boycott James Richardson in Ben-Gurion International Airport, explaining the stores have not sold their chametz on Pesach and therefore, it is prohibited from buying chametz products from the store today.
YWN-Israel spoke with officials in the airport who wish to remain anonymous, officials involved in the halachic aspect of the operation, explaining that “nothing has changed from previous years regarding this, and that the store is also mechalel Shabbos year-round and sells yayin nesach!”
The source explained that what is for certain is that the store at the D7 Gate is indeed fine, and this store has sold its chametz as required by halacha and one may purchase alcoholic products from this store today, as has been the case in recent years. One rav involved in the operation explained he can vouch for the D7 store, and advises the frum tzibur distance themselves from the other stores.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)