30 March 2011

Boicot Productos Israelis

Today, March 30, is Palestine Land Day. The day commemorates the events of 35 years ago, when Israeli security forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel and injured many. The youth were among thousands protesting Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish colonies and expand existing Jewish cities. Today, Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation, apartheid, colonization and occupation.

In solidarity with the Palestinian people’s right to self determination on their ancestral land, today also has been designated as Global BDS Day of Action. BDS stands for "Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions" - nonviolent actions also used successfully to break up apartheid in South Africa. The need for such action is as critical in Israel. More details here.

Last weekend, in advance of Global BDS Day of Action, we helped hand out leaflets urging shoppers at the Alto Palermo mall not to patronize Maim, a store that sells Israeli cosmetics produced from Dead Sea minerals, resources stolen from Palestinians. Israel exports millions of dollars worth of cosmetics to Argentina every year. The message to shoppers: "No seas complice del apartheid Isreali en Palestina."

A short video about the activities here.

Boicot a maim PRODUCTOS DEL MAR MUERTO-Buenos Aires from julieta on Vimeo.

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