Ahava Moving Factory Out of West Bank Following Israel Boycott Pressure


March 10, 2016

Nancy Kricorian
nancy@stolenbeauty.org / 646-234-8529

We at CODEPINK Women for Peace are pleased to hear that, seven years into the Stolen Beauty Ahava boycott campaign, Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories has announced plans to move their factory from the occupied West Bank to within Israel’s pre-1967 borders. 

We attribute this move to the dedicated work of an international coalition of human rights activists—from the U.S. to the U.K., from the Netherlands to South Africa, from Palestine and Israel to France—who have been organizing protests against Ahava’s violations of international law since 2009. We thank all the concerned groups and individuals around the world whose principled actions helped make this change possible. 

We will continue pressuring Ahava until the West Bank factory is fully closed. It also remains to be seen whether Ahava, under the new ownership of the Chinese conglomerate Fosun, will cease pillaging mud from the Dead Sea’s occupied shores in the Israeli settlement of Kalya, as has been their practice to date.

timeline of Stolen Beauty Ahava campaign milestones may be found here.


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  • commented 2016-03-28 20:18:21 -0400
    Justice for humanity! Great work CodePink! Dr. Martin Luther King said, “the moral arc of the universe is strong, but it bends towards justice.” With this victory, our universe bends toward justice!

    Lets keep pressure until this Apartheid ends once and for all and never forget that change comes through continuous struggle.
  • commented 2016-03-14 18:58:42 -0400
    Kudos to CodePink and all the other people of conscience who helped bring sufficient pressure as to run Ahava out of the occupied West Bank, tomorrow, liberate occupied Palestine entirely!
  • commented 2016-03-14 16:47:46 -0400
    Awesome news, well done Code Pink and all participants in BDS!