Boycott Israel – Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Individual consumers can show their opposition to Israels Apartheid policies against the Palestinian people and violations of international law by participating in a consumer boycott of Israeli goods and services. A boycott can also put pressure on companies whose exports are linked to some of the most evident aspects of the Israeli occupation and apartheid.

Take Action: We are asking supporters and those concerned about Palestinian rights to write to supermarkets and ask them to stop stocking Israeli goods.

The Israeli barcode starts with the numbers 729. However, it doesnt necessarily appear on all Israeli products so be sure to always check the label for country of origin.

Also, please note that this is not a exhaustive list of all Israeli products available in Ireland brand names change, companies dissolve, new companies enter the market etc.

Jaffa oranges were famous for centuries before Israelis successfully colonised the Palestinian name along with the city of Yafa. The Israeli agricultural companies Mehadrin (Jaffa) and Carmel-Agrexco export fruit and vegetables for sale to Europe. Much of this produce is grown on confiscated Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley. Apart from oranges, other examples of fruit exported by these, and other, companies are grapefruits, peppers, avocados, grapes, figs, and passion and sharon fruits.

Dates from Israel come in many brands and are particularity prominent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan where they can be found in many halal shops.

Israeli new potatoes are often seen in the spring before Irish potatoes are available. Carrots are also exported from Israel.

Tivall is an Israeli company that produces vegetarian foods.

Herbs, such as basil, dill, tarragon, parsley, sage, rosemary, mint, chives and others are commonly sold.

These goods are widely available in big chainstores such as Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Supervalu, Superquinn, Aldi and Lidl.

Most Stanley/Black&Decker Toolboxes and plastic organisers are made in Israel. Plastic saw horses are also often available.

Keter exports a wide range of large plastic products from Israel. These include shelf storage bins, garden sheds, outdoor storage boxes, dog kennels and composting bins.

These plastics can be found in Woodies, Chadwicks, Heitons, Davies and Cork builders providers (all part of the Grafton Group), Homebase, (part of the Home Retail Group),Argos, B&Q and many other hardware, builders providers and tool shops.

Sodastream, appliance for home-making carbonated drinks is a product that was previously manufactured in the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in occupied Palestine. It ow operates from the Naqab (Negev) area of Israel. These products can be found in Dunnes Stores, Harvey Norman, Argos, Clearys, Brown Thomas, DID Electrical and others.

Lees Carpets are made by the Israeli company Carmel Carpets in the illegal industrial settlement zone of Barkan in the West Bank.

Dead Sea beauty products come in many brands including, Ahava, Dead Sea Magik, GADI21,-417, VivO, Nevo and Sea Spa Skincare. YesTo, formerly an Israel-based company which has since relocated to the US, uses Dead Sea minerals in many of its products. They can be found in Holland & Barrett, Nourish and pharmacies. In addition they are often marketed by Israelis at large shopping centres including; Dundrum, Jervis Street, Liffey Valley and others.

Any theft by the Israeli state or companies of natural resources from the Palestinian section of the Dead Sea constitutes War Pillage under the terms of the Geneva Convention. Ahava is one company that is guilty of this, being based in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem on the Dead Sea.

Despite the misleading name, MoroccanOil is an Israeli company that manufactures argan oil-based hair care products, which can be found in Peter Marks and other hair salons.

Ronen Chen is an Israeli womens fashion label that can often be found in boutique fashion outlets.

The Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva, which specialises in generic drugs, is the leading supplier of prescription drugs in the Irish market. For most Teva products there are alternatives if you ask your pharmacist if there is no alternative, just remember Nelson Mandelas maxim that a boycott is a tactic, not a principle.

The Israeli brand AMAV is distributed in Europe by George Prentice Associates (GPA), Kildare. They market a range of activities type craft boxes (plastic!) and Art Easels for children These are available at major toy retailers, Hamleys, Smiths and Art & Hobby.

The DIY-website company Wix is headquartered in Israel, and Wix is the parent ogansiation of the online artistic platform DeviantArt which it acquired in 2017. The audio plugin development company Waves is a joint US-Israeli venture. The ancestry research and DNA testing website MyHeritage.com is headquartered in Tel Aviv. The controversialonline marketplace Fiverr is headquartered in Tel Aviv, while its Corporate Office is based in the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC.

HP Hewlett-Packard, although not an Israeli company, is boycottable due to the companys deep role in helping entrench the occupation of Palestine and associated human rights abuses.

Similarly, while also not an Israeli company, Motorola is boycottable as it provides surveillance in Israeli illegal colonial settlements, profiting from this violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Although neither are Israeli companies, both Caterpillar and South Korean Hyundai supply the machinery used by Israel when it demolishes Palestinian homes, structures and farmlands in the Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem and the Naqab (Negev) desert. In addition to machinery, Caterpillar also markets shoes, bags, tools and other consumer products under its brand name.

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