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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 February 9th 2013 a coalition of civil society groups has called for an international day of action against Israeli agricultural companies in line with the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israeli militarism, apartheid and colonisation. Corporate Watch researchers are in Palestine collecting new information and over the coming weeks Corporate Watch will be writing a series of articles and blogs examining Israeli agricultural exports.
Corporate Watch has obtained evidence that EDOM, a partly British owned agricultural export company, is still exporting fresh produce from the illegal settlement of Tomer. On Wednesday 16th January 2013 researchers acquired EDOM branded packaging which had been taken from Tomer settlement. The packaging had been mislabelled as coming from a kibbutz in 1948 Israel. The company director has previously pledged not to stock goods from the settlements.
EDOM supply to several major British supermarkets, including Waitrose and Sainsburys, through the British company Valley Grown Salads, based in Essex.
Edom packaging found in the illegal settlement of Tomer
Posted in Agriculture, Corporate Watch Research Blogs
Tagged Agriculture, Al Maleh, Chosen Agricultural Produce, Dates, Doron, EDOM, Edom UK, Farming Injustuce, Jimmy Russo, Jordan Valley, Magnolia Holdings, Mislabelling, Sainsburys, Tomer, Valley Grown Salads, Waitrose, Yair Azoulay