Located at 1162 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario Foodbenders is a “local Toronto food company offering take-out meals, catering services and wholesale supply of healthy and delicious prepared foods.”
16 weeks ago Foodbenders shared a meme featuring Leila Khaled armed with AK-47 and her statement: “I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love and be loved, have children, be a mother. Revolution must mean life. Also every aspect of life.”
Foodbenders commented on this meme:
Well-behaved women seldom make history. There is only one solution. Intifada. Revolution. #laurelthatcherulrich #leilakhaled #angeladavis #ahedtamimi #matriach #greatmarchofreturn #revolution #intifada #feminism #women #girls #internationalwomensday #equality #wetsuwetenstrong #nakba #womensright #waterislife #freepalestine
Leila Khaled is a member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Canadian-designated terrorist organization. In 1969 and 1970 she took part in hijacking commercial airplanes.
Three weeks ago Foodbenders shared a screenshot of a tweet by @angelt333th that reads:
Every other basic response: “We stand with our black employees a” Ben & Jerry’s: “WE GOTTA FUCKIN SMASH WHITE SUPREMACY. FUCK THE KKK AND FUCK YOU. BLACK LIVES MATTER. OUR NEW FLAVOR IS CALLED FUCK THE POLICE. ITS GOT BLUEBERRIES”
Foodbenders commented on this tweet:
I know everyone is feeling this message right now and I’m with you, but the revolution will not be sold separately. You don’t get to pretend you are not a racist and that you are anti-police, while at the same time pumping dollars into Israel’s zionist White supremacy ethnostate project that trained the US police on the techniques of brutality to kill George Floyd and others in the first place! This is the cash they use to kill innocent little babies. No free passes. @benandjerrys_ca @benandjerrys_ca #boycottisrael #bds #bdstoronto #globalizetheintifada #palestinianlivesmatter #palestinianblacksolidarity #solidarity #revolution #intifada #smashwhitesupremacy #whiteprivilege #ftp #israeliwarcrimes #westbank #gaza #georgefloyd #razanalnajjar #fuckthepolice #idf #freepalestine
Three weeks ago Foodbenders posted a photo of sign placed in front of the restaurant that read:
Fuck the Police
Fuck the MIC, CIA, FBI
Fuck the IMF, WB, WTO
Fuck Mossad, IDF, BIBI
Fuck big pharma
Fuck apartheid, war, occ[u]pation, ICE
Fuck the 1%
Foodbenders commented on the photo:
If you’re worried about your child reading the Fword on a sidewalk sign, know that some of us are worried about our children being shot or thrown over balconies. Here, I fixed the sign. #regiskorchinskipaquet #justiceforchantelmoore #justiceforpalestine #justiceforgoergefloyd #ftp #neoliberalism #revolution #intifada #racistpolice #policestate #deepstate #netenyahu #freepalestine
Five months ago Foodbenders shared a short video clip featuring Palestinian Canadian girls singing a nationalist song while holding the Palestinian flag.
Foodbenders commented on the video clip:
From the river to the sea Palestine will be free ❤️🇵🇸👊 #freepalestine #freegaza #no4dealofcentury #intifada #revolution
Three weeks ago Foodbenders posted a photo of the restaurant accompanied with the text:
Open now – 8pm for non-racist shoppers. 🖤 #bloordale #bloorstreet #toronto #open #ftp #freepalestine🇵🇸 #zionistsnotwelcome
Background on the Palestinian “Intifada”
The First Intifada (aka the Stone Intifada) started in December 1987 and included violent confrontations with Israeli forces, roadblocks, ambushes, throwing stones/ rocks/ metal rods/ Molotov cocktails at Israeli military and civilian vehicles, stabbing attacks, sabotage operations, setting fires to forests, agricultural and industrial facilities, shooting attacks.
The Second Intifada (aka al-Aqsa Intifada) which started in September 2000) included among other violent activities many hundreds of suicide bombing attacks, thousands of shooting attacks, launching rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities, firing RPG rockets, planting explosives charges and mines.
The Third Intifada (aka the al-Quds Intifada or the Knife Intifada) started in autumn 2015. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the following data on the the ongoing wave of violence (13 September 2015 – 07 May 2017):
The recent series of attacks against Israelis is the direct result of incitement by radical Islamist and terrorist elements, calling on Palestinian youth to murder Jews. Twenty months of terror – to the present. In 2016, 12 vehicular ramming attacks and 100 stabbing attacks were thwarted by security forces. Since 13 September 2015, 49 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 731 people (including 4 Palestinians) injured. There have been 177 stabbing attacks and 117 attempted stabbings; 144 shootings; 58 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and one vehicular (bus) bombing.
Palestinian sources provide the following statistical data on the Intifada:
|Third Intifada (October – December 2015)|
|Shooting attacks||Stabbing attacks||Vehicular ramming attacks||Explosive charges/ Molotiv cocktails||Throwing stones/ rocks/ objects||Launching rockets from Gaza||Launching rockets from Lebanon|
|73||74 attacks and 44 attempts||19||848||2840||22||9|
|Third Intifada (January – December 2016)|
|119||50 attacks and 117 attempts||10||871||2212||44||24|
|Third Intifada (January – May 7, 2017)|
Source see here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
On July 2, 2020 The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), B’nai Brith Canada and Hasbara Fellowships Canada issued statements regarding Foodbenders alleged antisemitism (CIJA, BB, Hasbara).
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