• West Bank boycott campaign impacting settlement economy

    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 19 August 2010 Grassroots Palestinian boycott campaigns across the occupied West Bank to take Israeli settlement products off the shelves of local stores have made an impact on the Israeli settlement economy, to the unease of the Israeli government, noted the Israeli daily Haaretz this week (“Palestinians ‘adamant about continuing boycott […]

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  • Racist newspaper cartoon slurs Port Townsend Co-op initiative to boycott Israeli goods

    August 19, 2010 Following the historic decision of the food co-op in Olympia, WA to boycott Israeli goods, a similar effort is underway at the food co-op in Port Townsend, WA, near Seattle. Like all campaigns answering the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel, part of the goal is to generate […]

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  • Boycott of Israeli dates gains momentum in the UK

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPw2aVI7Pzs&feature=player_embedded] The campaign to encourage British Muslims to check the label before they buy dates for Ramadan, has begun once again. Each year, hundreds of stores are found selling Israeli dates — produced on settlements that are illegal according to the United Nations. The produce is often favoured over more expensive Palestinian fair trade dates.

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  • IKEA, international law outweighs local laws and rules

    Statement by the Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden Original statement in Swedish Open letter to IKEA: On 23 June, Swedish Radio revealed that IKEA Israel delivers goods to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. By delivering furniture to settlements, IKEA contributes to legitimising and upholding the settlements, which according to a unanimous international opinion […]

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  • Settlement boycott starts to bite

    by Pamela Olson on August 17, 2010 Haaretz today notes that the settlers are becoming apoplectic because the Palestinians won’t stop boycotting settler goods, despite explicit requests by the Israelis that they do so. The article lists several settlement companies that are targeted: “Shamir Salads, Kobi Burekas, Ramat Hagolan Dairies, Jerusalem Granola, Bagel Bagel, Mei […]

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  • Ahava Demo London

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_HFI0YRJAY&feature=youtube_gdata] The Zionist counter demonstrators were today joined by members of the EDL fascist party in an attempt to defend the indefensible: the continued rape and occupation of Palestine and the illegal exploitation of its resources. Palestine’s own band of dedicated supporters were out in force as they are every fortnight and as they will […]

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  • BDS court victory in London: ‘Ahava four’ found not guilty of trespass in Israeli store

    Four campaigners against Israeli apartheid were acquitted yesterday (August 10th) of all charges related to two direct action protests against the Israeli cosmetics retailer Ahava in Covent Garden, London. The campaigners locked themselves onto concrete-filled oil drums inside the shop, closing it down for two days in September and December of 2009. The campaigners insist […]

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  • Salfit chamber of commerce says boycott is ‘National duty’

    Published today 12:02 SALFIT (Ma’an) — The Salfit Chamber of Commerce called for the clearing of the Palestinian market of settlement produce “as a national duty,” a statement read Saturday. The statement was distributed to traders and industrial workshops, which read that “morality and national duty calls on us all to boycott settlement goods and […]

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  • The Jewish Response

    By Mark Baraverman – There were two groups of Jewish attendees at the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Minneapolis early this month. One was composed of several members of Jewish Voice for Peace, Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and me. ImageWe were there at the invitation of […]

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  • Besieging Israel’s siege

    In just a few years the Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has become truly global o Omar Barghouti o The Guardian, Thursday 12 August 2010 Despite Israel’s siege of Gaza, and the escalating displacement in the Negev and East Jerusalem, Palestinians have some reason to celebrate. In Washington a food co-op has passed a […]

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