Shocking: Sears Selling Anti-Israel T-Shirts, ‘Free Palestine’ – CBN News

Sears Roebuck Free 'Palestine' Shirts, Photo Sears website
Sears Roebuck Free ‘Palestine’ Shirts, Photo Sears website
Shocking: Sears Selling Anti-Israel T-Shirts, ‘Free Palestine’

CBN News 06-06-2017
JERUSALEM, Israel – Sears Roebuck, one of America’s best-known department store chains, appears to be taking sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The store is now offering its customers “Free Palestine” T-shirts in a variety of colors, sizes, and anti-Israel messages.
Customers can choose from tee shirts, tank tops and hoodies in men’s and women’s sizes imprinted with slogans that include “I love Palestine,” End Israeli Occupation,” and “Free Gaza.” Some shirts feature maps of “Palestine” imposed on the map Israel. Others display the Palestine Liberation flag and a clenched fist in PLO colors.
According to the Sears’ website, the shirts are processed and printed in the United States and sold by a German clothing company called Spread Shirt, which permits other companies to feature their designs on their own websites.
“Make a statement about the Arab-Israeli conflict with this powerful design,” one statement reads, a “must-have for all wardrobes.”
There were lots of responses on social media, such as this one:
Luke Moon, Deputy Director of the Philos Project, an organization which seeks to promote positive Christian engagement in the Middle East, also criticized the anti-Israel merchandise. 
“Why Sears would be weighing in on such a contentious issue is a mystery to me. The Palestinians need better advocates than failing churches like the Presbyterian Church (USA) and failing retailers like Sears. To get better advocates, however, their leaders would need to reject incitement of violence against Jews and celebrating terrorists,” Moon told CBN News. 
The Jerusalem Post reports Sears has responded to questioning, a Sears representative telling the Israeli paper, “This item is sold by a third-party seller via the Sears Marketplace.”
“We will be removing the items soon. Please allow us 24 hours. Thank you for understanding,” the rep said. “We do not want our members to be unhappy.” 
While you are here…
We’d like to ask for your help. At CBN News, we strive to bring you the most current, pertinent and reliable news possible. We are able to bring you this important news from a Christian perspective because of the help of friends like you who know how vital it is to have an alternative to the news you hear from major media outlets.
Would you help ensure that we can continue to provide this important service to you and our country by considering a special gift today? Or would you become a monthly partner so we know we can count on the resources we need to bring you the best news possible?
Thanks for being a part of the dynamic future of CBN News, as well as helping The Christian Broadcasting Network share the love of Jesus with hurting people everywhere.

Donate to CBN

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.