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Join PSC and BDS campaigners by calling Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s TODAY!
Some questions you should ask:
Morrisons/Sainsbury’s claims to have an ethical policy, yet it stocks produce from Israel, a country which is in daily breach of international law and international human rights legislation.
Does Morrisons/Sainsbury’s condone Israel’s illegal actions? If not, how do Israel’s flagrant violations of international law fit into the supermarket’s ethical policy?
Is Morrisons/Sainsbury’s aware that produce from Israeli settlements is grown on land that has been stolen from the Palestinians of the West Bank?
By stocking settlement goods, Morrisons/Sainsbury’s is tacitly acknowledging the right of countries to invade and occupy land, and to ignore UN resolutions calling for the return of that land to its indigenous population. How does that square with the supermarket’s ethical policy?
Are you aware that the Palestinians who work in settlement farms and industrial zones do not have equal rights with the Israeli citizens who also work there?
How does the sub-standard treatment of Palestinian workers in the settlements, and the clear breach of their human rights on a daily basis, fit in with the supermarket’s ethical policy?
PSC’s website has some useful points that can be used to reinforce your case when asking these questions, read them here…
Settlement goods labelling: The PSC would like to thank all its members and supporters, and all the organisations that worked with us, for their pressure on labelling goods from illegal Israeli settlements. The pressure worked – Defra released guidance yesterday! This is a good step in the right direction, but we need to keep the pressure up – the government must ban settlement goods – and build the boycott of Israeli goods!
This week’s other updates includes:
- Links to the Guardian article quoting PSC, the TUC and Oxfam
- Protest against Tzipi Livni speaking at JNF event on Sun 13th December
- PSC branches – including Bradford, York, South East London, Reading, Waltham Forest and Lambeth – are all on their way to Gaza with medical supplies and ambulances – follow the convoy online!