I am a vegetarian.
I have never felt so passionately about my faith as I do now.
I eat meat for religious reasons and I have no desire to eat animal products.
But the moment I saw the Woolworth Group’s decision to pull its advertising from a major supermarket chain, I decided I could no longer stomach their support of Israel.
I will no longer shop there.
I have seen how their politics have been shaped by the policies of its corporate sponsors, and how its advertising has been hijacked by its corporate owners, including Tesco and Woolies.
Its products are sold in a wide range of brands including Aldi, Aldi Supermarkets, Boots and Lidl.
Woolworth is a corporate sponsor of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).
ZOA was founded by a Palestinian woman and its charter calls on the United States to recognise Israel’s right to exist as an independent Jewish state.
Its founders have described Zionism as a racist movement that seeks to establish a Jewish state for the Jewish people.
ZOA’s policy has been to use its corporate and government backing to promote anti-Palestinian, anti-Israel and anti-Muslim causes, including by supporting boycotts and divestment campaigns.
Its campaign has been widely condemned by international groups such as the International Campaign for the Boycott of Israel and the Jewish Defence League, both organisations banned by the UK government in 2014.
I joined Woolworth because I am tired of seeing its politics hijacked by the interests of its sponsors, including its corporate partners.
I join this boycott because I have a deep respect for those who work for companies that promote equality and justice for all people.
The Woolworth family has a long history of being a strong supporter of animal rights and veganism, and the company has been a champion of animal welfare and cruelty-free products.
The Woolworth group has a history of supporting Israel and other countries in its long-running campaign against animal rights.
Its chief executive, Ian McVerry, has called for Israel to “exterminate” all non-Jews.
McVerry also has said that Israel is the “most violent country in the Middle East”.
Woolworth has also been accused of promoting violence in the Arab world by its funding of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement.
The Israeli government has called on its citizens to boycott the Woolies as a “political statement”.
In 2017, the Israeli government, in an official statement, accused Woolworth of promoting “violence against Israeli civilians”.
McVary has also said that Woolworth should stop supporting “the violent BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israel”.
This is not the first time Woolworth and its corporate backers have backed the Boycotts, Divests, and Sanction movement.
In the 1970s, Woolies advertising campaign for boycott of Israeli products was banned in Britain and the United Kingdom.
The boycott was launched in response to the apartheid-era South African government’s support for the Apartheid Wall Street and the South African National Liberation Front.
In 2017, Woolys decision to join the Boycotted Israel campaign was condemned by animal rights groups and the public.
This was also the year that Woolies co-founder Ian McVeigh was convicted of terrorism offences.
McVeigh served nine years in prison and was released on licence after a judge ruled that he could be released in the interests the public welfare.
McVegh, now 88, is a prominent anti-fascist and anti Zionist campaigner and is the founder of the Campaign for Animal Rights.
He was also jailed in 1999 for supporting an organisation that carried out attacks against Jewish communities.
The boycott of Woolworth products is also an example of the wider strategy of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS).
These campaigns aim to force corporations and government institutions to change policies, policies which have been harmful to animals, and promote boycotts against companies and governments that support human rights abuses.
The Boycotters are not alone in boycotting the Woolys.
Last year, a boycott campaign targeting major retailers, including Target and Walmart, was also launched by the group Animals Uncut.
The campaigns are also supported by the boycott of corporations that support apartheid-style policies, such as South African apartheid, or are involved in animal abuse, such to McDonalds.
Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, and has been linked to animal abuse and other abuses, according to a UN report released last year.
In 2015, Walmart paid $9m in fines to the US government and over 100 organisations for animal cruelty.
In 2016, the company paid a $3.4m settlement to a woman who said she was raped by a former employee who had previously worked for the company.
The company also paid $1.2m in a separate civil suit against the woman’s husband and other family members.
In 2017 the company was fined $15m by the Justice Department for failing to