Tesco withdraws West Bank products

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by .

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Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, says it will no longer sell products originating from the West Bank, starting this September. A spokesman for the supermarket said the move was not “politically motivated” and not connected to the Gaza conflict. The decision was part of a “regular product review process”, he said. The only West […]

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Growing number of Turkish universities boycotting Israel

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by .

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A growing number of Turkish universities have decided to cut off relations with their Israeli counterparts, with the number rising to 111 in three days. First, the rectors of 87 Turkish universities announced in a joint statement on Sunday that they would cut off all academic, cultural, and social ties with Israeli universities, if they […]

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Help for Gaza begins at the till

Posted on 20. Jul, 2014 by .

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Activists carried out some actions in solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement which targets Israeli apartheid. Ronan Burtenshaw sent us this report from those involved. As Israel’s massacre in Gaza intensifies, activists carried out BDS actions after yesterday’s Dublin demo. Here they explain their motivations and encourage others to join the boycott […]

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My local supermarket is selling Israeli produce – is yours?

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by .

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A fellow boycotter shows a simple and effective method of direct action. They popped into their local Asda this evening, certain that the store is selling a variety of Israeli products grown on occupied Palestinian land. They pick up a basket, and head to the fruit and veg section of the store. There they inspect the labels on each of the fresh […]

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Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

Posted on 16. Jul, 2014 by .

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A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah reported. Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.” […]

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4-year old Sahar Salman Abu Namous with half his head blown away by an Israeli shell [graphic images: viewer discretion advised]

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by .

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“Wake up my son! I bought toys for you, please wake up!” These were the heart-wrenching pleas of Salman Abu Namous, who was begging his four-year-old son Sahir to come back to life. Sahir was killed on Friday by shrapnel from a missile launched by Israel. His cousin described his killing: “He was playing and […]

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IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

Posted on 09. Jul, 2014 by .

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Israel’s defence minister has confirmed that military plans to ‘uproot Hamas’ are about dominating Gaza’s gas reserves. Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end in just a few days,” […]

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US-Palestinian teenager filmed ‘being beaten by Israeli police’ in house arrest

Posted on 06. Jul, 2014 by .

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The US has said it is “profoundly troubled” by footage that allegedly shows a US teenager being brutally beaten by Israeli police. Tariq Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old American citizen from Florida, was detained by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem following violent protests over the killing of the 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the cousin of Tariq. Khdeir […]

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Israel’s SodaStream closes main UK store after 2-yr boycott campaign

Posted on 04. Jul, 2014 by .

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SodaStream, which has its main factory in the West Bank and makes home carbonation products, has closed its EcoStream shop in Brighton and one of Britain’s biggest retailers John Lewis will no longer stock its products after two years of protests. EcoStream, which sold recyclable bottles produced by the Israeli-owned SodaStream Corporation, was closed despite […]

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Presbyterian Church votes to divest holdings to sanction Israel

Posted on 21. Jun, 2014 by .

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The Presbyterian Church on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the US to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories. The church’s General Assembly, meeting in Detroit, voted by 310-303 to sell stock in […]

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