An offensive and dangerous sponsored post is making its rounds on Facebook again. For $39.00, IsraelBlessing will engrave your name on a sterling silver pendant shaped as pre-1948 Palestine. The tagline for the product, which the website repeatedly refers to as an “Israel necklace”, is: “Wherever You Go, You Will Take Israel With You!“
According to the website, IsraelBlessing was established in 2006 and sells products made in a “Jewish workshop in Jerusalem” which it says is “the heart of Israel”.
Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, Palestinians have been displaced from their lands and their homes, groves, and other properties have been systematically destroyed to make way for expanding Israeli settlements and crawling Israeli borders. IsraelBlessing aims to legitimize this mass displacement and evident ethnic cleansing by wiping away the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in its entirety.