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The Mighty Nation of Israel
Sues the Operators of a Washington Grocery Store

In 2010, the Board of Directors of the Olympia Food Cooperative Grocery Store decided to boycott goods made in Israel.  The reason for that decision is best told by the Coop's own Web Log.

Israel's direct involvement in the suit is demonstrated at length through the press releases issue by Center for Constitional Rights, the defendants' answering brief to The Lawfare Project, and the joint Amicus Curiae Brief of the Jewish Voice for Peace et al.

Many of the facts and the documents presented here are cribbed from Center for Constitutional Rights web page on the issue.

Oral Argument before the Washington Supreme Court

Center For Constitutional Rights Press Releases

  • Center for Constitutional Rights full information page
  • November 2, 2011: Food Co-op Board of Directors Fights Back Against Lawsuit Brought by Five Members Over Boycott of Israeli Goods
  • February 23, 2012: Constitutional Rights Attorneys Urge Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed Over Boycott of Israeli Goods
  • February 27, 2012: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Over Boycott of Israeli Goods
  • July 12, 2012: Plaintiffs in Olympia Food Co-op SLAPP Case Assessed Penalty, Costs and Attorneys’ Fees for Suit over Boycott of Israeli Goods
  • April 7, 2014: Appeals Court Upholds Olympia Food Co-op's Boycott of Israeli Goods
  • November 21, 2014: Anti-SLAPP Law Protects Free Speech in Olympia Co-op Israel Boycott Case, Attorneys Say
  • January 20, 2015: Free Speech Case on Right to Boycott Goes Before Washington Supreme Court

Press Coverage