• Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
  • Last Update : 11:40 pm

Israeli brewery apologizes to Indian govt for printing Mahatma Gandhi's photo

  • Published at 06:12 pm July 5th, 2019
WEB_Israeli brewery_Mahatma Gandhi images
Mahatma Gandhi's images on bear bottles Twitter

Mahatma Gandhi's photo was used on the liquor bottles to commemorate Israel's 71st Independence Day

An Israeli company that landed itself in a controversy after putting images of Mahatma Gandhi on its liquor bottles has apologized to the Government of India for "hurting" sentiments, news agency PTI reports. 

Mahatma Gandhi's photo was used on the liquor bottles to commemorate Israel's 71st Independence Day (May 8-9), reports India Today.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Gilad Dror, Brand Manager of the company, apologized saying that he regrets using Mahatma Gandhi's image on the liquor bottles.

"Malka Beer offers its heartfelt apologies to the people and the Government of India for hurting their sentiments. We highly respect and value Mahatma Gandhi and regret our action of putting his image on our bottles," Gilad Dror said in the statement.

Dror also added that the production and supplies of the bottles were stopped soon after the Indian Embassy in Israel raised the concern. 

The company is "making efforts to withdraw the product from the market," Dror said, adding that the "intention" behind using Mahatma Gandhi's picture "had in fact been to honor" him.

Mahatma Gandhi was the only non-Israeli face on the limited edition bottles. 

Three former prime ministers of Israel - David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir and Menachem Begin-apart from Theodor Herzl, father of Zionism, were the other celebrated personalities who were featured on the bottles.

Members of the Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday, had objected to Mahatma Gandhi's image being used on the liquor bottles. 

Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu then directed External Affairs minister S Jaishankar to raise the issue and take immediate action.


51
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail