Whole Foods Market Not "Anti-Israel"

  • January 8, 2013

The Anti-Defamation League has found no evidence to claims by some bloggers on the Internet that Whole Foods Market is "anti-Israel." In fact, the company has assured ADL that it does not boycott Israeli products.

In particular, some have specifically criticized a Whole Foods seasonal promotion around halal foods that meet the company's high quality standards. Such criticism is misguided, inappropriate and contrary to American values. We live in a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith society.

Just as Whole Foods provides prepared food, recipes, and specialty items (including products imported from Israel) to Jewish customers for Passover and other holiday observances, it is entirely fitting for them to do the same for customers marking Muslim, Hindu and other religious festivals.