Jul 28, 2012

#BDS: #SouthAfrica: Call for Boycott of SA Company Complicit in Israeli Occupation

"Two South African human rights organizations, BDS South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance, have thrown their weight behind the consumer boycott of a South African company, Karsten Farms, which is complicit in the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.

Karsten Farms sells dates, amongst other produce, under brands such as "Kalahari Medjoul Dates" and have a trade agreement with an Israeli cooperative, Hadiklaim - a company operating, against international law, in the illegal Israeli settlements.
The decision by the two human rights organizations to support the boycott of Karsten Farms only came after first engaging with Karsten Farms, undertaking investigations and consulting relevant stakeholders. (A copy of email correspondence with Karsten Farms can be made available on request)."
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#BDS: London 2012 #Olympics:: #Lebanon judo team refuse to train alongside Israel

"The latest political row on the eve of the opening ceremony of theOlympic Games prompted anger from an Israeli official who said ”what? they can’t see us, but they will smell us.”

London 2012 organising committee officials erected a makeshift curtain to split the two halves of a training gym at the ExCeL centre on Friday afternoon to placate the Lebanese team, which was refusing to train at the same time as the Israelis."
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