Daily Israel Report

Jews Protests 'on Target' as Stores Recall ‘Palestine’ Globe

Target stores “wiped Israel off the map” on a globe, replacing it with ‘Palestine”. The firm has stopped selling the globes after Jewish protests.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 1/31/2010, 8:47 PM

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American Jewish protesters have convinced Target stores to recall a mini-globe that wiped Israel off the map and instead described the land as “Palestine.” Target apologized and said it had no intention “to offend any of our guests.”

Jews rallied at Target stores in New York after discovering that the mini-globe refers to the Land of Israel as “Palestine.” "We're fighting [a] global war on terrorism, and in this global war we have to 'target' the people who are coming against us," protest leader Rabbi Gary Moskowitz told NBC New York.

A Target spokeswoman said, “We have removed the mini-globe from our shelves, and we are following up with our vendor." whose name was not revealed.

"The country is labeled on a key on the mini-globe; however, the important issue is that we are no longer selling this product in our stores and we are sorry for offending our guests," she added.

Jewish protestors gathered in Manhattan near Ground Zero and used the demonstration to rally against radical Muslims. They said that selling the globe, even if it is an oversight, represents the growing hate information campaign against Israel.