Kedem is a cosmetics store in Manchester in the UK. Its factory is near Tel Aviv. Its ingredients don’t come from any of the so-called occupied territories of ’67 Israel. But according to the Marxist-Muslim Red-Green Alliance, all of Israel is illegitimate and they chose to target Kedem.
In response to recent protests by supporters of Palestine outside King Street store Kedem, supporters of Israel and members of Manchester’s Jewish community have taken to standing guard outside the business over the past two days.
One Palestinian sympathiser told Confidential at the protest on Wednesday 23 July: “We believe that any money sent to the Israel is a penny against peace in Palestine. That’s why we’re here today.”
Supporters of Israel and Kedem then broke out into God Save The Queen
Outside the protests, things are getting much uglier.
Police are investigating racist death and fire-bomb threats by pro-Palestinian boycotters against a shop which sells Israeli cosmetics.
Kedem, in Manchester, reported phone calls, at one point every five minutes, from callers threatening to burn down the shop, beat up or kill staff.
In recordings of phone calls obtained by the JC, a man told a Kedem employee: “You would be wiped out right now… if [your owner] puts more videos on Facebook I will f*** him up… I will kill you with it.”
Another man calls to say “I will burn your shop down” and in a separate post to the shop’s Facebook page, a pro-Palestinian campaigner wrote of the store’s owners “I hope he burns in hell like the rest of the Jews.”