Boycott Israel not Palestinian food says BDS in Virgin Atlantic row

Palestine’s diplomatic corps and the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign have intervened in the row over Virgin Atlantic’s decision to remove the word “Palestinian” from a dish on its in-flight menu.The Palestinian ambassador to the UK accused the British-based airline of lacking “ethical integrity” after it changed the description of a maftoul and couscous salad in response to Israel-favoring complainants.
 
The BDS National Committee (BNC), which leads the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, also rebuked the company, warning that pressure successfully placed on the company to delete the reference to Palestine was part of a “policy of Israeli ethnic cleansing”. Palestine solidarity activists have warned Virgin Atlantic’s decision to remove the word ‘Palestinian’ from its food is continuing to ostracize Palestinian identity.
Read full report in The New Arab