Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel

In 2005, after 38 years of military occupation, land confiscations and illegal settlements, over 170 Palestinian organizations and unions called for a worldwide, nonviolent campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until the state recognizes the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and complies with the precepts of international law by:Sign the BDS Pledge!

• Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands
• Dismantling the Separation Wall
• Recognizing the fundamental rights of all Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel to full equality
• Respecting, promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands as stipulated by international law & U.N. Resolution 194

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel calls on fellow Vermonters to boycott the following five companies, which are among many that support and profit from the occupation. Tell Vermont storeowners why you will not purchase these products and insist they stop stocking their shelves with them.

BOYCOTT: Ahava Beauty Products  

Ahava manufactures cosmetic products and extracts the minerals for its cosmetics from the Dead Sea at the illegal settlements of Kalya and Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank, which are built upon land belonging to the Palestinian villages of Nabi Musa and Qumran. Ahava’s sticker “Made in Israel” is a farce since its products are made on stolen Palestinian lands.

BOYCOTT: Motorola  

Motorola has an exclusive contract to provide the Israeli military with encrypted mobile phone technology. Every Israeli border guard at a checkpoint inside Palestinian territory and every Israeli soldier who commits war crimes against Gaza receive their orders through a Motorola device. The company also manufactures “virtual fences” and surveillance systems used at dozens of illegal settlements.

Aeronautics Defense Systems (ADS) makes drone aircraft the Israeli military used during Operation Cast Lead (the most recent invasion of the Gaza Strip). Last April, Motorola sold their bomb fuse division to ADS, just after Human Rights Watch reported finding debris from Motorola bomb components in the rubble of civilian buildings in Gaza.

BOYCOTT: Naot Footwear  

Naot Shoes is an Israeli footwear company that sells popular sandals and shoes. They have an outlet store in the Gush Etzion Industrial Zone, which is an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. 80% of its products are sold abroad, including in the United States.

BOYCOTT: Sodastream  

SodaStream manufactures and distributes home carbonating devices and flavorings for soft drinks. The company is also the Israeli distributor of water filtering jugs made by Brita. The company’s main plant is located in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomim, which is an Israeli colony in the West Bank. SodaStream International is registered in the Netherlands and in Israel, and holds subsidiaries worldwide.

BOYCOTT: Victoria's Secret  

Most of Victoria’s Secret’s bras are produced by Delta Galil, Israel’s largest manufacturer of clothing and underwear. In fact, much of the cotton for Victoria Secret’s products is grown in Israel on confiscated Palestinian land. Delta Galil’s founder and chairman, Dov Lautman, is a close associate of former Israeli Prime Minister, and current Defense Minister, Ehud Barak. Victoria’s Secret has also been targeted by labor rights groups for sourcing products from companies with labor violations, and by environmental groups for their unsustainable use of paper in producing their catalogues. Delta Galil has been condemned by Sweatshop Watch for its exploitation of labor in other countries, including Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey.

For more information on BDS and other
Israeli products and institutions addressed
by the international campaign, visit:

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"Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression..." - Read the full text of the Palestinian United Call for BDS Against Israel


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