Experiments with Truth: Analysis

West Bank boycott of Israeli goods makes headway

The only Israeli products in Aziz Halawa’s supermarket are three small packets of butter and some gluten-free bread.

Instead of Israel’s widely marketed Zoglovek salami, he now sells only the Palestinian Siniora brand, from a company headquarted in Jericho.

The shopkeeper is participating in a Palestinian boycott of six Israeli food producers that is aimed at changing consumption practices in the occupied West Bank and reducing dependence on Israel. “The Israelis are our enemies and this is best for our economy,” Mr Halawa told The National.

A month after the boycott launched, it appears to be seeing some success, but still faces challenges from those that prefer products from Israel.

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