Badatz Yerushalayim has ordered haredim to boycott Osem snacks like Bamba and other foods. Why?
Because Osem, which carries the kosher supervision of Badatz Yerushlayim (alongside Rabbinute supervision and, for American import, OU supervision) has adorned many of its packages with Israel at 60 emblems and the Israeli flag.
Badatz Yerushalayim can't stand for this because Badatz Yerushalayim is anti-Zionist, as Ynet reports:
The Haredi Community, an ultra-Orthodox communal organization which strongly opposes Zionism, declared a consumers' boycott on leading Israeli food brands that have been adorned with the Israeli flag in honor of the country's 60th birthday.
These products include sugar, oil and peanut butter snacks, which are now marketed in special editions with packages that have been redesigned to include the blue and white flag.
In notices distributed across Jerusalem this weekend, the haredi public was urged not to buy any product that carries the flag or any other symbol "that advocates Zionist idolatry."
A source in the community, which numbers some 7,500 households, said: "It is a well-known fact that the Haredy Community opposes Zionism. It is unacceptable for companies that use our kashrut authorization to use this against us and promote these messages among us."…
Meanwhile, Neturei Karta, the uber anti-Zionists of the haredi world, demonstrated in Jerusalem last week against making Holocaust Memorial Day a national holiday:
A demonstration against nationalizing Holocaust Remembrance Day was held in Jerusalem on Thursday by ultra-Orthodox group Neturei Karta. Israel Meir Hirsch, son of Moshe Hirsch, who served as an honorary member of deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s cabinet for Jewish Affairs, participated in the event.
According to Hirsch, the demonstration was aimed at "showing that Zionism is the Jewish nation’s true Holocaust. The Jewish nation endured many massacres and murders throughout its 2000 year exile, and the Holocaust, a God-given decree, was of the body and not of the soul,” said Hirsch.
“We can’t comprehend god-given decrees, it is not our business. However, it is clear that the real Holocaust is that Zionism took a nation and assimilated it to the gentile nations in the State of Israel,” he added.
When asked if he views the demonstration as offensive, he said, “this is a sensitive subject to the Israelis, not due to the Holocaust, but because the facts prove and speak for themselves these days.
"Zionists used the Holocaust in order to attain reparations, the Holocaust doesn’t interest them. They use the topic of the Holocaust cynically by exploiting it as a tool with which to establish a country and receive money, but nothing more than that.”