Kathleen Kern
Kathleen Kern

Anyone know whether Ahava's going to be on the European Union banned list starting in 2014?

Nancy Kricorian
Nancy Kricorian
  • Kathleen Kern

The European Union is pushing for proper labeling of Israeli settlement goods, and new labeling guidelines are in the works for early 2014. In terms of being eligible for EU research funding, it's still unclear as Ahava CLAIMS that its research facility is in Israel proper (while the factory and visitors center are in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank).

Tanya Kasim
Tanya Kasim

Really?!? I have read books and articles about the occupation. What about L'Oreal or Revlon? They must have some factories on land that was confiscated from the Palestinians.

Suleman Hajee
Suleman Hajee
  • Tanya Kasim

oh the doo..so do intel and mcdonalds and god knows how many more..and there doing it again n again ...

Valerie Goodness
Valerie Goodness

Esti, Rabi all over the world, including Israel, are denouncing the State of Israel for crimes against humanity. Settler colonialists rarely see that what they do is criminal against the environment and Indigenous peoples. Your leaders stole the settler colonial mind set from the U.S. playbook against Native Americans. Against your own religion you gather in the holy land before your true leader has risen, and because of this and out of greed for Indigenous lands, you will become an easy...

Esti, Rabi all over the world, including Israel, are denouncing the State of Israel for crimes against humanity. Settler colonialists rarely see that what they do is criminal against the environment and Indigenous peoples. Your leaders stole the settler colonial mind set from the U.S. playbook against Native Americans. Against your own religion you gather in the holy land before your true leader has risen, and because of this and out of greed for Indigenous lands, you will become an easy target instead of being spread throughout the world like you are commanded.

Hilary Rost
Hilary Rost

Esti just because we disagree with what Israel does or says does not make us anti-semitic. It is so easy to say this. But there are many Jews in the UK who say to today's Israel, as I do, "not in my name"! At the moment it is easy to land grab and take away people's rights, but inevitably there will come some day a day of reckoning.

Sam Kaplan
Sam Kaplan

another forum for spewing hate all over the board, irrespective of demographic backgrounds. And they wonder why the Israelis and Palestinians cannot resolve differences. The posts here suggest that either evolution or divine creation failed with the human species.

Abe Parker
Abe Parker

stealing more land is not bs? establishing jews-only settlements and housing estates is not bs? in time your type will not be given a break because you would have broken yourselves

Marilyn Mayes
Marilyn Mayes

Claim
– “The presence in Mitzpe Shalem creates a lot of problems for the Palestinians that
live there.” Facts
• Ahava does not interfere with the Palestinian population. Mitzpe Shalem is situated in an unpopulated area in undisputed territory in the Judea Desert, and there are no Palestinians residing in the vicinity of Mitzpe Shalem
.

Ewa Kutylowska
Ewa Kutylowska
  • Marilyn Mayes

Like all Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories, Mitzpe Shalem is considered illegal under international law, though Israeli disputes this. The international community considers Israeli settlements to violate the Fourth Geneva Convention's prohibition on the transfer of an occupying power's civilian population into occupied territory. Israeli government counters this by contending that the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to the Palestinian territories because they...

Like all Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories, Mitzpe Shalem is considered illegal under international law, though Israeli disputes this. The international community considers Israeli settlements to violate the Fourth Geneva Convention's prohibition on the transfer of an occupying power's civilian population into occupied territory. Israeli government counters this by contending that the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to the Palestinian territories because they were not under the legitimate sovereignty of any state. This view has been rejected on the basis of an interpretation of rulings by the International Court of Justice and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Richard Hayes
Richard Hayes

How can you call it anti-semitic. It was actually an East-End Rabbi that brought this petition to my attention. He has already signed.

Jesse Birch
Jesse Birch

So, David, if your oppressors offer you double pay, you forget the oppression? The Palestinian economy has been devastated by the Israeli blockade, so often people have no choice to work for the occupying forces. Non violent protest is the way to go, even when met by brutal Israeli humiliation and violence on a daily basis.

Esti Allina-Turnauer
Esti Allina-Turnauer

This is pure bullshit. Pure anti-Semitism - nothing more, nothing less. Their is nothing illegal going on here. Someone needs to do some fact checking and maybe worry about the human rights of 'poor 'palestinians' in Jordan, Syria, Egypt....' . Give me a freakin' break you uninformed, bigots!!

Zakk Aryas
Zakk Aryas
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

esti@ antisemitism is a cheap trick because the real semites and native in that region are the palestinians whether jews/christians/muslims ,the rest are pure invaders mostly european which use their religion to force legit owners from their land and homes using old fashioned myths to serve their greed!

Dani Touffaha
Dani Touffaha
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

I guess the 1012 signatures and still counting disagree with you

Ismael Saleh
Ismael Saleh
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Antisemitism is a big lie meant to mobilize support to acts that are against all humanity. A learned person who is keen on truth and objectivity, and who respects one's mind does not accept things as told by one of the conflicting parties. One should make one's own search to come to the truth. You talk about "human rights for poor Palestinians in Jordan ,,,etc. Didn't you ask yourself about the source of their plight? Don't you know that after having acres of lands in Palestine they are...

Antisemitism is a big lie meant to mobilize support to acts that are against all humanity. A learned person who is keen on truth and objectivity, and who respects one's mind does not accept things as told by one of the conflicting parties. One should make one's own search to come to the truth. You talk about "human rights for poor Palestinians in Jordan ,,,etc. Didn't you ask yourself about the source of their plight? Don't you know that after having acres of lands in Palestine they are cramped in lots less than 100 square meters, simply because they were kicked out of their ancestral homes by people who came from the four corners of the world, supported by the colonial "great" Britain then the US? Just look for truth and take the attitude that appeals to your conscience. Regardless of the original sin of the creation of Israel in 1948 at the expense of the Palestinians, the settlements are being built on West Bank Palestinians' land and everyday living, making them poorer and poorer.

Ian Knaggs
Ian Knaggs
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

the old 'anti-semitism' label. I think the world is tired and bored that criticism of Israel is labelled as such ... I think it means you lost the argument!

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti Allina-Turnauer: Apparently, you don't know much about apartheid, zionist Israel. I don't put ANYTHING past them.....!!

Anas Ahmed
Anas Ahmed
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

You know who else a semitic race @Esti ?!??! We Arabs , are also a semitic race , most of you Settlers came from Europe and the U.S which means you're not semitic at all , So to put this right: "You stealing and killing Palestinians is anti-Semitism"

Nour Shabana
Nour Shabana
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Palestinians should be treated fairly in their land, that is Palestine, not in Jordan, Syria, etc. They are foreigners there and live there as refugees when they have their homes, and land which they cannot enjoy because foreigners are enjoying them

Nancy Kricorian
Nancy Kricorian
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Holding Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories accountable for its violations of international law is not anti-Semitic. The Stolen Beauty campaign has been endorsed by a variety of groups, including Jewish Voice for Peace, and by individuals such as rabbis and ministers. See list of endorsers here: http://www.stolenbeauty.org/article.php?id=5481

Maggie May
Maggie May
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti is only bitching against this petition because she probably likes and uses the product ;)

Mohammed Loubani
Mohammed Loubani
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Palestinians are Semites ... guess uninformed bigots need to do some research :) Petition signed ...

Seán Marlow
Seán Marlow
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

No, nothing wrong about Israeli occupation at all. Except the murder of thousands of innocent native Palestinians. Give me a freakin' break you uninformed, bigoted anti-Semite [the Palestinian children murdered by Israeli occupiers.].

Chloe Blue
Chloe Blue
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

Esti Allina-Turnauer - petition signed!!! wake up Esti -- since most of us here aren't threatened by the dismissive and irrelevant term *antisemitism*

Alice Bach
Alice Bach
  • Esti Allina-Turnauer

You are an ignorant racist.

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