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Boycott 101

PC(USA) approves boycott of all Israeli products 

from Occupied Palestinian Territories 

 

220th General Assembly language approved by 71% vote of plenary

  1. Call upon all nations to prohibit the import of products made by enterprises in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
  2. Call for the boycott of all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian Territories, including AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Beauty Products and all date products of Hadiklaim, The Israel Date Growers Co-Operative Ltd, often marked by the brand names: King Solomon Dates and Jordan River (not Israeli products from Israel.)
  3. Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this action to all other PC (USA) councils and entities and invite and strongly encourage those groups and organizations to endorse this boycott until significant progress toward Palestinian rights and independence can be reported to the General Assembly or General Assembly Mission Council.
  4. Direct the Stated Clerk to inform our ecumenical partners of this action, both nationally and globally, and call upon them to join in the boycott of these companies.”

 

UnknownRead resolution language here on PC(USA) website.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Boycott 101 Packet
 
A detailed guide and educational resource
to empower local congregations
View or download individual sections of packet

 

PC (USA) boycott  in a Nutshell sodastream-protest

The GA Call to Boycott:  Who. What, When, Where, Why - here

PCUSA  Boycott Flyer (visual) - here

Four-page product summary - here

Bulletin Insert - here

PCUSA Boycott Resource - here 


Boycotting Specifics

What is BDS and how can you participate? - here

What can one person do? - here

Individual Pledge to Boycott Israeli Occupation - pledge cards here

Activities for an Occupation Free Faith Community - here

Church/Presbytery Pledge to Boycott Israeli Occupation - pledge card here


Background Materials

Summary of PCUSA GA Israel/Palestine statements 2010-12 with maps - hereahava_button_mid

PCUSA  Boycott Activity - Recent History - here


Product information and background 

Occupation-Free Shopping (one page summary) - here

AHAVA Information Sheet - here

INTERSTAR, TIP TOP, EDUSHAPE TOYS Information Sheet - here

KETER PLASTICS Information Sheet - here

SODA STREAM Information Sheet - here

  • Occupation Profiteering: The SodaStream Model for Success - Jan 2014 factsheet - here
  • More on Sodastream boycott campaign here.
  • For Interfaith Coalition Boycott of all Sodastream products, click here.
  • For response to SodaStream's argument that they are helping Palestinians with jobs, click here.  
  • For response to the argument that boycotts of settlement goods will hurt Palestinians, click here.
  • Sodastream factory worker speaks about work conditions, click here.
Wineries to Boycott - here


Demonstration Materials

Pamphlet (Soda Stream) - here

Store Manager Cards (Soda Stream) - here

 

BDS FAQs - here 
Intro to BDS - here
 
provided by The BDS Movement - boycott, divestment, sanctions

 


 

SOME OF THE RETAILERS WHO SELL PRODUCTS MADE IN ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS 


AHAVA COSMETICS
The company factory and visitors' center are in the illegal Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the occupied West Bank.
sold at Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Lonely Planet, Zappo’s, Amazon, BeautyBridge.com, DermStore.com, SkinOne.com, VitaCost.com, Soap.com, Makeup Alley, Birchbox.com, Ulta Health and Beauty

INTERSTAR TOYS
These are produced in the Barkan Industrial Zone, which is part of an illegal settlement in the West Bank.
sold at Toys R Us, Amazon, Muni Toys, others

KETER PLASTIC PRODUCTS
Both Keter and its full subsidiary, Lipski, have factories in the Barkan industrial zone, which is a settlement in the occupied West Bank.
sold at Ace Hardware, Amazon.com, BJ's Wholesale, Costco, Home Depot, Menards, Lowe's, Orchard Supply Hardware, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Wayfair, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, True Value Hardware, Northern Tools, PepBoys

SODASTREAM
The main plant of the company has been in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomim, an illegal settlement in the West Bank. After closing their plant there, they have moved to the Negev/Naqab desert where Arab Bedhouins are being displaced.
sold widely at Bloomingdale’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Bon Ton, Crate & Barrel, Costco, HyVee, JC Penney, Kitchen Collection, Kohl’s, Le Gourmet Chef, Macy’s Meijer, Sears, Shopko, Staples, Sur la Table, Target, Williams-Sonoma, SkyMall, others

 


The information on settlement products has been prepared to aid Presbyterians and others in boycotting settlement products or working to ban their sale in the United States.

More information on each company and the illegal settlements may be found at WhoProfits.org


 

Does "positive investment" or "constructive engagement" work to bring about change? Click here.



 
 
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