Daily Israel Report

For Sale Online: 'I Love Jews But Hate Israel' T-Shirts

Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging CafePress to remove T-shirts imprinted with slogan “I Love Jews But Hate Israel” from its site.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 4/29/2012, 9:37 AM

Child at Hamas rally in Gaza
Child at Hamas rally in Gaza
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging CafePress, the online retailer that sells custom printed products, to remove T-shirts, mugs, buttons, aprons and other products, imprinted with the slogan “I Love Jews But Hate Israel” from its site.

In a letter to the San Mateo-based company, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center wrote that such products violate the company’s Terms of Service that prohibit hate and/or racist items from being sold.

“Products that proclaim hatred of Israel also proclaim a hatred of Israel’s 6 million Jewish inhabitants as well as millions of supporters, both Jewish and non-Jewish worldwide,” Cooper wrote. “In this regard we are asking that you immediately remove the products listed…”

While CafePress sells items that support Israel, such as logos of the Israel Defense Forces and products with the images of Zionist leaders, they also sell items that espouse racism and hatred.

In addition to the “I Love Jews But Hate Israel” products, one can find HamasT-shirts, as well as infant bodysuits imprinted with the Hamas flag. Other products include,” Palestine Will Be Free,” “End of Zionism= Peace” and “The Zionist Elite - the real enemy.”