by Jonathan Adams, Open Media Boston,, Feb-18-13
BOSTON/Back Bay - Protesters converged on the Max Brenner chocolate restaurant on Valentine's Day. Approximately 50 human rights demonstrators picketed the Israeli-owned company at its location on Boylston St., Boston. Activists from the Northeastern University Chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine called the demonstration to highlight the support Max Brenner's parent-company, called Strauss Group, has for the Israeli Defense Forces, and in-particular the Golani Brigade. The action was a part of the worldwide Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) campaign against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The three goals of BDS are an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories, full equality for all citizens of Israel, and the right of return for refugees displaced in the conflict.