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Bill Somplatsky Jarman
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Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

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PRODUCTS TO BOYCOTT

The products listed below includes major settlement products sold in the United States. The PC(USA) is currently focusing its attention on these products due to their widespread availability in the United States, but these are not the only Israeli companies who are based in the Palestinian Territories. For a more complete list search Who Profits, an Israeli organization providing corporate research related to Israel’s occupation of Palestine.


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The UN helped Israelis and Palestinians divide this area between both peoples in 1947. However, since then both populations have increased, and Palestinian access to land has decreased.

KETER PLASTICS

Sold as Black & Decker Storage Building, SpaceRite Cabinets, Workmate storage containers, Lotemplast bath mats and Workforce.

Sold at Lowes, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, TrueValue, BJ’s Wholesale, Target, Sears, Menards, PepBoys, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com.

Produced in the Barkan industrial zone and attached to the settlement of Ariel. Before its establishment, the Palestinian villages of Haris, Bruqin and Sarta were in that area. Waste from Barkan runs down the hillside, damaging Palestinian farmland. Palestinian laborers employed in the industrial zone are paid below the minimum legal wage.

Edushape toys

Also sold as Interstar and Tip Top Toys, owned by the Ram Group.

Sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Target, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com.

Produced in the Barkan industrial zone.

Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories

Sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ulta Health & Beauty, Amazon.com, Birchbox.com, Zappos.com.

Produced in Mitzpe Shalem, an illegal settlement in the Palestinian West Bank. By producing products there, Ahava not only deprives Palestinians of their land, but also their much-needed water supply.

For more information, see End the Occupation

Sodastreamsodastream

Sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, Macy’s, JC Penney, Sam’s Club, Amazon.com, Meijer, Shopko, Staples, Sur la Table, Williams-Sonoma, Kohl’s.

Produced in the Mishor Edomim industrial one, part of the Ma-aleh Adumim settlement.

For more information, see End the Occupation

 Wineries

Sold under the following list of wineries

Produced in fields and processing plants in illegal West Bank settlements.

 

CONTACT CONGRESS

Contact Congress through the PC(USA)'s Office of Public Witness and urge them to help stop settlement expansion.

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CONTACT STORES

Contact stores and ask them not to stock products made in the settlements. Download a sample letter and adapt for each store by changing the text in red, and make it your own. Personal letters mean more to companies, and help add your voice to the discussion. 

Amazon

Amazon stocks Sodastream, Ahava, Keter, and Edushape products.

Mr. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
410 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact Amazon online

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Bed, Bath & Beyond stocks Sodastream, Keter, and Ahava products.

Mr. Steven H. Temares, CEO, Bed, Bath & Beyond
650 Liberty Ave.
Union, NJ 07083

Contact Bed, Bath & Beyond online

Target

Target stocks Sodastream, Ahava, Keter, and Edushape products.

Mr. Gregg W. Steinhafel, President and CEO, Target
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact Target online

walmart

Walmart stocks Sodastream, Ahava, Keter, and Edushape products.

Mr. Mike Duke, President and CEO, Walmart
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716

Contact Walmart online

 

Concerned Consumer Cards

Give these cards to stores who stock products made in the settlements to raise awareness about the boycott. If possible, ask to speak with a manager and present this card, explaining your concerns. It’s particularly helpful to have your shopping cart or bags with you when you speak with a manager, or staple your receipt to the letter if a manager is not available. This in-person contact can be very useful, since it shows that you are a devoted consumer of other products who wants change from stores. Be sure to thank them for listening, and encourage them to pass on your message to higher management.

For stores who stock Sodastream, use this card

For stores who stock Ahava, use this card

For stores who stock Keter Plastics, use this card

For stores who stock Edushape Toys, use this card

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