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Israeli agricultural export companies are profiting from the Israeli colonisation of Palestinian land.
In 2005 a broad coalition of Palestinians made a call for ordinary people all over the world to take action to boycott Israeli goods, companies and state institutions: “We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.”
This call has inspired a global solidarity movement aimed at targeting Israeli capitalism in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against oppression. We have compiled articles and interviews with Palestinian agricultural workers and farmers in the West Bank and Gaza, together with information on many of the Israeli exporters and UK supermarkets, as a resource for campaigners seeking to follow this call.
Posted in Agriculture
Tagged Agrexco, Agriculture, Aldi, Arava, Asda, BDS, Boycott Divestment Sanctions, British companies with relationships with Israeli companies, Carmel Agrexco, Companies exporting from Israel's Settlements, Companies Sourcing from Israeli Settlements, Cooperative Supermarket, EDOM, Edom UK, Gaza, Glinwell PLC, Hadiklaim, Israel, J Sainsbury Plc, Jordan Valley, Marks and Spencer, Mehadrin, Morrisons, MTEX, Palestine, Sainsbury, Siege, Siege of Gaza, Supermarkets, Tesco, Valley Grown Salads, Viva, West Bank, Workers
On the second big Gaza solidarity march in London on 10th January, angry protesters smashed the front of a Starbucks store on Kensington High St, near the Israeli embassy, while other activists occupied the Ahava beauty shop in central London.
Other actions in protest at the Israeli massacre in Gaza that month included occupying the offices of the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) in central London, ‘decommissioning’ the ITT/EDO arms factory in Brighton and university occupations across the country calling for divestment. So, who are these companies and why are they being targeted by protesters and campaigners?
Corporate Watch takes a detailed look.
Posted in Corporate Watch Briefings
Tagged Africa Israel, Agrexco, Agriculture, Ahava, Anti Corporate Resistance, Arms Companies, BAE Systems, BICOM, Boeing, British Gas, Companies Promoting Israel, Companies Working on settlements, Dead Sea, EDO/ITT, Housing, International Companies in Palestine, Israeli Companies, Leviev, Lockheed Martin, Marks and Spencer, Media, Oil and Gas, Raytheon, Sainsburys, Starbucks, Supermarkets/Retail, The Co Op, UAV Engines, UAVs, Waitrose