American online retailer Etsy was selling caps recently on its site with the caption “Make Israel Palestine Again” in the spirit of President Trump’s famous slogan “Make America Great Again”. The cap, which seems to be calling for the obliteration of Israel, is created and sold by Jordanian designer Mjcodez but ostensibly manufactured in the United States, and was favorited by over 60 people on Etsy’s site.
The site added a note regarding the controversial hat, stating that “Seriously though, time to take back what’s rightfully ours… If you’re headed to a protest or demonstration for Palestine, civil rights or any of the sort – this will be definitely catch people’s eyes.”
Last year, Amazon.com was selling T-shirts with the slogan “Make Israel Palestine Again.” The slogan “Make Israel Palestine Again” is also used often on social media, including a Twitter page and an Instagram account. An image on the Twitter feed shows President Trump wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat which was photoshopped to say “Make Israel Palestine Again.”
BDS activist Miko Peled used the Trump-style “Make Israel Palestine Again” hat as his Twitter avatar.
Sears Roebuck and Walmart also seemed to be taking sides in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In 2017 the store offered its customers “Free Palestine” T-shirts in a variety of colors, sizes, and anti-Israel messages. Some had captions like “Free Palestine-End Israel Occupation” and others called to free Gaza. However both stores removed the items from their sites after protests and negative feedback from customers.