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July 26, 2011

Affair Between An Arab Bagger And A Jewish Cashier Roils West Bank Settlements

Rami Levi in store Palestinians are no longer bagging groceries most days at the Rami Levi supermarket at the Gush Etzion junction, after a romance between a Palestinian bagger and a Jewish cashier spurred local rabbis to demand that Levi take action against his Palestinian workers. "You need a whip to teach people a lesson after something like this happens.”

Rami Levi in store

Israeli grocery store keeps Arab baggers and Jewish cashiers apart
Rami Levi chain gives in to demand from local rabbis at Gush Etzion branch, in wake of romance between a Palestinian bagger and Jewish cashier.
By Chaim Levinson • Ha’aretz
   
Palestinians are no longer bagging groceries most days at the Rami Levi supermarket at the Gush Etzion junction, after a romance between a Palestinian bagger and a Jewish cashier spurred local rabbis to demand that Levi take action.

In an effort to prevent fraternizing between the Palestinian packers and the female Jewish cashiers, baggers are no longer working at the checkout counters most of the week. An exception was made for the Wednesday and Thursday night shifts, when the checkout counters are so busy that there is little opportunity for conversation.

The decision followed a storm that arose in the Gush Etzion settlements after it was reported that a local girl working as a cashier had become romantically involved with one of the Palestinian baggers.

Workers at the supermarket and a leading local rabbi say the Palestinian worker was fired, but Levi denies that, saying, “He’s gone off to Jordan. When he returns, we’ll see.” The cashier quit on her own.

Ever since Rami Levi Shivuk Hashikma opened its Gush Etzion branch, it has been a source of local controversy. It is located near a gas station and not within a settlement, making it possible for Jewish and Arab shoppers to mingle freely. Most of the workers are Palestinians from the area, who handle deliveries, bag groceries and stack shelves. The cashiers are mostly young women from the settlements.

While there have been periodic media reports lauding the supermarket as an island of Palestinian-settler coexistence, right-wing groups and some locals have issued calls to boycott it, saying it was leading to inter-religious relationships. These campaigns did not fare well. In fact, the supermarket has been so crowded that small grocers in the area’s communities have started to fear for their business.

Over the past two weeks, however, after reports of the cashier-packer affair spread, Rabbi Gideon Perl, the rabbi of Alon Shvut, met with chain owner Levi and demanded that he take action to prevent a recurrence.

“There was an affair between a cashier and a bagger that nearly resulted in her leaving home,” Perl told Haaretz. “There was a plan to take her to his village.

“I was asked to talk to Rami Levi and his staff about the problem, and told them that one of the things we had feared when the store opened a year ago was exactly this.

“I’m pleased by the steps Rami Levi has taken. The Arabs don’t particularly like this [interreligious relationships] either, and it seems that Rami Levi understands the problem. The worker was fired and will not return. You need a whip to teach people a lesson after something like this happens.”

Levi denies the worker was fired. He declared himself “against assimilation” and insisted that “there was suspicion of an affair. There was no affair. These extremist groups keep getting involved and making everybody crazy.

“This is the ‘peace supermarket,’ he said. “Extremist Palestinians and Jews don’t like it.”

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why don't these rebbie just copy the Nuremberg laws and just change a few words aryan=Jew Jew+Palestinians they the rules and regulation that they want

One would think that Jews would learn what hate can lead too, but I guess some can't

secondly, one would think that never happened before

third these are low paying jobs, either get the heredeim who do not work to become baggers or pay more so settlers will take the job

It's like they are Imams and not rabbis.

if a jewish man wouldve been shtooping an arab girl, the arabs wouldve cut both of their heads off and they wouldve bombed the store-and you all would have approved their righteous attempts to keep the jews from taking their women!

can you imagine a store saying we will not hire Jews since we are scared that one of our gentile workers will date them

therefore no Jews need apply

f a jewish man wouldve been shtooping an arab girl, the arabs wouldve cut both of their heads off and they wouldve bombed the store-and you all would have approved their righteous attempts to keep the jews from taking their women!

Posted by: tooclose2detroit | July 26, 2011 at 08:26 AM

if those rebbies where in control they would do something similar

luckily they are under the control of a secular goverment

Seymour, you are a moron, tooclose2detroit is right and you know it. How many of the "honor" killings you heard of in a jewish community? Now how about stinking arabs? Taking steps to not employ young arab males is necessary on many levels. And yes, I don't want Jewish girls get involved with arab scum.

Vaaat do 'dem 33 concert ban rabbis have to say about this? Is this Lipa's fault too?

Vaat about da bum yudi levin? Is this the reason why america is having problems?

kogan- no name calling,if the jewish girl is a lowlife trash who cares if she shaks it up with an arab besides maybee that arab will convert to jewisdism:)

Posted by: Kogan | July 26, 2011 at 09:01 AM

so you and others would have no problem
in many companies in the usa say

we will not hire any Jews god forbid that stinking Jews will defile one of our pure gentile woman.


would you?

Seymour, you are a moron, tooclose2detroit is right and you know it. How many of the "honor" killings you heard of in a jewish community? Now how about stinking arabs? Taking steps to not employ young arab males is necessary on many levels. And yes, I don't want Jewish girls get involved with arab scum.

Posted by: Kogan | July 26, 2011 at 09:01 AM

once you use names I know you are wrong

yes Jews have done it in the past just read the Torah

give the rebbies some time and they will

I have heard all the things these rebbies say it is in a book called mein konf

Just replace aryan with Jew and Jew with Arab and they have a ready made book to puplish

sadly if more of this happens, what the rebbies did, and are doing and the Israeli government does nothing to stop it

Israel will lose support from American Jews since Israel has stopped being a state with Jewish values but Aryan values

Miscegenation and intermarriage are healthy for everyone's gene pool. It has ALWAYS happened by all peoples throughout history. The notion of having a PURE bloodline is impossible.

Even if you are the frummest Cohen, you still likely have some outside (phoecian/roman/kossack/etc) blood in you. Many couplings happened as the result of violent events (invasions, occupations, wars, etc.) as well as peaceful events (travel, trade, pilgrimages, religious events).

Let the kids couple and create peace through half-breeds. I'm all in favor!

I like shiksa pussy and nobody gets overly bent out of shape about it. Why can't this cashier chick get some Arab zoob (dick) without folks having a cow?!

oy fucking vey-keep it somewhat clean, anderson.

Personally I don't care if she wants to marry an Arab.

The problem is that so many of the Arabs beat their Jewish wives, and they secretly call Yad L'Achim to help them escape.

For her sake, she should stay away from the Arabs. Better to marry a handsome black man than a wife-beater.

yes, guest-black men NEVER beat their wives...(the 25% of them in America that actually get married to the women they impregnate)-oy fucking vey.

Posted by: Guest | July 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

please provide link to a study that can confirm you commnet

Here is a report from MSNBC (and who could doubt them???)- that 72% of black children are born out of wedlock-now, of course, in a liberal fashion that only people like Guest could appreciate, it gives excuses, but the numbers dont be lyin.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39993685/ns/health-womens_health/t/blacks-struggle-percent-unwed-mothers-rate/

Was the Jewish cashier herself an old
bag ?

Here is a report from MSNBC (and who could doubt them???)- that 72% of black children are born out of wedlock-now, of course, in a liberal fashion that only people like Guest could appreciate, it gives excuses, but the numbers dont be lyin.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39993685/ns/health-womens_health/t/blacks-struggle-percent-unwed-mothers-rate/

Posted by: tooclose2detroit | July 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I was talking about Arab beating their wifes

the black issue is well known and there are many studies like the one you mentioned.

O-never mind.

Seymor moron was a definition and not a name calling. By your post you demonstrate a basic lack of intelligence.

We are not talking about biblical times as the ancestors of most "civilized" nations today were pretty brutal. I would argue that some were worse than others. However in modern times you can easily find a story of an Arab or Muslim family murdering their daughter or sister because she defiled herself in a relationship before being married. I don't know if Islam really calls for it or not, but what I do know that there is no such concept in Judaism and you will have hard time finding such occurrences among Jews.

As far as your ignorant preposterous suggestion that Hitler's imach shmo "Mein kampf" would resemble anything Jewish? Where do you get this idea? Which rabbis are you referring to?

Please formulate your thoughts better and learn to spell.

Apologies to James Brown ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"):

Come here schvester... Mama has a fling
She ain't too hip... about that half breed babe
He ain't no dragon
Mama's got a brand new bagger

Come here mama... and dig this meshugeh scene
He's not too kosher... but his line is pretty clean
He ain't no dragon.
Mama's got a brand new bagger

He's doing the Hora...
He's doing the Fly
Don't play him cheap 'cause he's not a Jewish guy
He's doing the Mossad, the Intifada, Jump back Yaakov, See you later litigator.

Come here schvester
Papa's in the brig
He ain't a Yid now
but I can dig that half breed babe;
He ain't no dragon
She's got a brand new bagger

Oy Mama! He's being a Jerk
Papa... he's being a Jerk
He's doing a Shiksa ... just like this,
He's doing Intifada ev'ry day and ev'ry night
The thing's... like lemon meringue.
Oy... come on
Oy! Oy... come on
Oy! Oy... he's pu tight... out of sight...
Come on. Oy! Oy!

Posted by: Kogan | July 26, 2011 at 02:16 PM

do a search on FM and find rebbies that said one can kill gentle babies. He was taken in for questioning.

In the Torah times did they not throw a woman attached to a rock to see if she sinks

if she sinks then she was an adulterer if not she wasn't

amazing I think it was 100% adulterers

and some would do that again in a second if they take power and use biblical law and would also allow slavery

Seymor moron was a definition and not a name calling. By your post you demonstrate a basic lack of intelligence.
kogen

you just insulted many rosh yeshivas who thought otherwise included the rosh yeshiva from Mir in Brooklyn and a rosh yeshiva from Montreal and college professors

I trust them more

Posted by: Kogan | July 26, 2011 at 02:16 PM

let see
main konf

takes about mixing races
aryan having sex with none aryans
arayans are special
expand out territory and do not recognize the rights of the previous inhabitants kick out all to make room for aryans
arayan should not defile themselves and go out with other races
the other will not have the same rights as the arayans
then others will only serve the master race

sound familiar

Yet again, power struggles between men being played out over the bodies of women

Do they sell a can of worms at this grocery store ?

This story would fit inside the tin very nicely.

What is more important ?

Love or religious identity ?

In 2050 will people label themselves as a Jew, Muslim or Christian ?

Isn't it interesting that they were just two young people working to make a living ?

What was Shakespeare on about with the story of Romeo and Juliet ?

In 2050 will people label themselves as a Jew, Muslim or Christian ?

well, dont know bout the jew or christian part-could be by then the moslems will have killed all the rest by then.

To tooclose2detroit,

Your doomsday scenario will not eventuate. Over the next 38 years more and more people will turn to G-d, the monotheistic version is the one I speak off. Prayer, vigilance and right action will see us all through. It is going to be an interesting trip. The universe is stable, ordered, benevolent and expansive. Violence is not innate. A literal Ganeden down here on terra firma is the prophesied outcome.

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