Sep 15, 2010

#BDS: Israeli official to talk before Co-op faces boycott decision Sept. 21

A representative of the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest will be in Port Townsend Sunday, two days before the Port Townsend Food Co-op board is set to decide on a proposed boycott of seven Israeli-made products.

Gideon Lustig of the Israeli consulate in San Francisco is set to speak at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the same venue for the Food Co-op board meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at which the board is set to decide on a member-proposed boycott. 

The boycott’s purpose, say organizers, is to send Israel a message “due to social, political and environmental practices of the Israeli government,” particularly related to Palestinians.
“The consulate is very aware of the boycott movement and wants to make sure people have their perspective in addition to hearing from local advocates on both sides,” said Rob Jacobs of StandWithUs, an organization that promotes Israel’s image around the world.

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