Justice for Palestine

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Boycott Ahava: Stolen Beauty

CODEPINK launched stolenbeauty.org in June 2009 with a protest at the Ahava shop in the Tel Aviv Hilton. As part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that aims to ensure equality, freedom and justice, CODEPINK has focused its boycott efforts on Ahava and Soda Stream, two companies that have manufacturing plants in illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank.

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Remodel RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land

In 2014, CODEPINK launched a campaign entitled Remodel RE/MAX: No Open Homes on Stolen Land, asking the RE/MAX, the Denver-based real estate corporation, to cease its complicity in the sale or rental of settlement properties through its contract with RE/MAX Israel. Remodel RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a call by Palestinian civil society to engage in non-violent activism by boycotting companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s occupation. Find out more at remodelremax.org

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Boycott SodaStream 

SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally friendly product to “Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda”… but there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land and water resources! Although SodaStream products are labeled as "Made in Israel," its main production facility is in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomin, an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank. 

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End US Military Aid to Israel

CODEPINK, together with Global Exchange, Interfaith Peace-builders, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and over 100 peace and justice groups, are dedicated to exposing and decrying the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a far-right Israel lobby group. Visit MoveOverAIPAC.Org to learn more about how to take action

Support Palestinian Human Rights Advocates

Background: CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation have worked to elevate the voices of popular Palestinian organizers. In collaboration with the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the West Bank, US-based solidarity groups have been instrumental in raising the profile of the many non-violent activists who commit themselves to organizing against the Israeli occupation and who face Israeli violence and repression because of their steadfastness.

Past Actions

Lift the Siege of Gaza

  • Blogs and articles from the CODEPINK delegation aboard the US BOAT TO GAZA in 2011
  • Read about the CODEPINK attempt to bring a delegation of 100 women to Gaza for International Women's Day in 2014.
  • Background: During Israel's three-week brutal assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, the world watched as over 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians and 350 of them children, were killed. CODEPINK had been a member group of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for several years and immediately spurred into action. Since 2009, CODEPINK has lead over ten delegations to Gaza and has partnered with Global Exchange on trips to Israel and the West Bank.

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Boycott Sodastream

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Why SodaStream?

SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally friendly product to “Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda”… but there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land and water resources! Although SodaStream products are labeled as "Made in Israel," its main production facility is in the industrial zone of Mishor Edomin, an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank. As a result, SodaStream enjoys cheap land and water, confiscated from the indigenous Palestinian owners; a captive Palestinian labor force; tax benefits; and lax regulation of environmental and labor protection laws. All Israeli settlements exist in direct contravention to international law! This settlement company obscures its true illegal origin by marking its products “Made in Israel,” however “made in an illegal Israeli settlement” is more like it.

Take Action

1. Send a letter telling Scarlet Johansson to drop SodaStream

Scarlett Johansson, a movie star and Oxfam Goodwil Ambassador, is the new Global Brand Ambassador for occupation profiteer SodaStream.We have joined other human rights groups in contacting Oxfam, asking them to pressure Johansson to drop SodaStream, and, if she doesn’t, requesting that Oxfam suspend Johansson. We expect to hear from Oxfam within days, and we are hoping that they do the right thing. Take action today by sending a letter to Scarlett Johansson. Occupation isn’t green or guilt free, and she should not let SodaStream use her good name to market illegal settlement goods.

2. Send letters to SodaStream retailers

3. Get the Human Rights-Friendly Alternative

4. Get Social!

Resources

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Regional context: the SodaStream factory is located at the Mishor Edomim Industrial Park, in the occupied West Bank.
Map: Shai Efrati. © Who Profits


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The settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim is strategically located in a manner which disconnects Ramallah from Bethlehem. Map: Shai Efrati. Background topography: Copyright: © 2009 ESRI

Special envoy for Palestinian children

Tell Congress to urge President Obama to appoint a special envoy for Palestinian children

The situation on the ground for Palestinian children is rapidly deteriorating. We need you to take action! Write your members of Congress today and ask them to urge President Obama to appoint a Special Envoy for Palestinian children.

At the end of February, there were 440 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Appointing a Special Envoy will promote greater respect and accountability for the human rights of Palestinian children.

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