Israeliska företaget SodaStream stänger huvudbutiken i Storbritannien efter 2 år av bojkott och protester. En av Englands största grossister kommer i fortsättningen inte heller att marknadsföra SodaStreams produkter p.g.a. de omfattande protesterna mot Israel...
BDS protest movement takes on Israeli economy
Publicerades den 8 aug 2014Boycott, divest and sanction: The three tenants of the BDS movement protesting what many perceive as the Israeli occupation of Gaza.
As the conflict with Hamas grows and civilians continue to be killed and displaced, some of are considering these tactics to pressure Israel into reversing its longstanding policies. Billionaire Georges Soros, trade unions, retailers and a select few governments have all stepped up their participation in the mass protest movement, as RT’s Ameera David explains.
Israel’s SodaStream closes main UK store after 2-yr boycott campaign
SodaStream, which has its main factory in the West Bank and makes home carbonation products, has closed its EcoStream shop in Brighton and one of Britain’s biggest retailers John Lewis will no longer stock its products after two years of protests.
EcoStream, which sold recyclable bottles produced by the Israeli-owned SodaStream Corporation, was closed despite reporting running a profit since it was opened two years ago.
EcoStream bottles were produced at a factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.
The EcoStream store in Brighton, on England’s south coast, was closed Monday and the department store chain John Lewis announced Tuesday that it will be withdrawing all SodaStream products from its shelves.
SodaStream did not link the decisions to the protest campaign against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank.
In a statement issued Wednesday in relation to the closure of store in Brighton and John Lewis’ decision to pull its products, SodaStream did not mention the protests, which are known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. [...]
'Free Palestine, stop the slaughter!' Protesters vs Israeli repression rally in UK
Publicerades den 6 jul 2014Protesters held a mass demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, Central London on Saturday. They blocked the road while some played dead in front of police, who pushed protesters as they secured the area. The demonstration was organised in response to recent air strikes by Israeli forces on Gaza, along with the murder of 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir.
Israels SodaStream stänger huvudbutiken i Storbritannien efter 2-års bojkott och protester