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Shanghai, China (archives) Photo: AP
Shanghai, China (archives) Photo: AP
 
 

'Jew's ear juice' anyone?

Israeli consul-general in Shanghai says name of canned beverage sold in local supermarkets not case of anti-Semitism, but likely desire to make profit

Itamar Eichner
Published: 08.29.10, 12:57 / Israel Jewish Scene

The Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai recently was surprised to discover on the shelves of a local supermarket chain a canned beverage called "The Jew's Ear Juice."

 

The drink is made of a black mushroom which does resemble a wrinkled ear.

 

Israel's Consul-General in Shanghai Jackie Eldan stressed that this was not a case of anti-Semitism, as Judaism is considered in China a synonym of success.

 

According to Eldan, the juice's manufacturer must have thought that linking it to the Jewish ear would be profitable.

 

 

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