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Virgin Atlantic removes 'Palestinian' from in-flight dish description after watch

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    complaints from Israel-supporting customers.

    Virgin Atlantic has changed the name of an in-flight meal after social media backlash from pro-Israel supporters.

    The dish – a mix of Maftoul and other couscous, tomatoes and cucumber seasoned with parsley, mint and lemon vinaigrette – was formerly called “Palestinian couscous salad” on the menu.

    However, the name has since been changed to “couscous salad” after various complaints. Some social media users threatened to boycott the airline, accusing Virgin of being “terrorist sympathisers”.

    Dani Williams tweeted a picture of the menu in December 2017, writing: “#virginatlantic this is the menu I received yesterday nothing like some BDS and delusionment with your salad, last time you get my money #TerroristSympathisers”.
    The funny thing is that most of the people complaining about this will be neither Israeli nor Jewish; they're right-wing, Evangelical Christian snowflakes.
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    The funny thing is that most of the people complaining about this will be neither Israeli nor Jewish; they're right-wing, Evangelical Christian snowflakes.
    The irony is that right-wing Christians are now the main hardline pro-Israel constituency in the US. For all the talk of a "Jewish lobby", AIPAC and Co. have ironically become solidly Republican in a country where Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat.
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    when richard branson isnt busy suing the NHS to running train services into the ground, he likes to dabble in being a apologist for israel.
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    The irony is that Israel is the one that appropriates Middle Eastern/Levantine cuisine and passes it off as its own.
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    Virgin Atlantic are a bunch of spineless little -insert rude word-.
    As for the complainants, jesus.
 
 
 
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