Feb 24, 2011

#BDS: Action against Ahava

Courtesy of PSC:

"Ahava will be exhibiting at the Professional Beauty 2011 show. Join the protest this Sunday at ExCeL to tell visitors that AHAVA IS BAD FOR BUSINESS.

This picket will a highlight the continuing campaign against Ahava, which sells its products in upscale shops, spas and salons.
Date: Sunday, 27 February 2011
Time: 10:00am - 12noon
Place: West Podium, West Entrance, ExCeL Exhibition Centre
Nearest DLR Station: Custom House for ExCeL (Zone 3). Further travel details are provided by the venue here.
The Stolen Beauty campaign is part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against institutions and corporations that give tacit or material support to the Israel's occupation of the Palestinian Territory, designed to pressure the Israeli government to end the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, land appropriations and violent repression in the West Bank continues.http://freepalestinefortnightlydemo.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/ahava-pink.jpg
Ahava's products, produced in the occupied West Bank are labelled of ‘Israeli origin' even though, according to international law, the West Bank cannot be considered to be part of the State of Israel.
Ahava exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Ahava fraudulently benefits from customs duty exemptions under the EU-Israel Trade Agreement by labelling its settlement produce as from Israel. Companies like Ahava profit from the illegal settlements which are a major obstacle to a just and peaceful solution to the conflict. "

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