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.

Royston Maldoom
Royston Maldoom

can someone tell me how one can support palestinian arabs and be anti-semetic at the same time? Since when is being anti settler, and anti zionist the same as being anti jewish or anti judaism..they are not the same thing. If I object to Assad and his poicies am I then anti syrian, if I object to the politics of Erdogan am I anti turkish. Many many jews are not zionists, and many object to zionism and settlements. What have the rights of palestinians ( no inverted commas) to do with Israel's...

can someone tell me how one can support palestinian arabs and be anti-semetic at the same time? Since when is being anti settler, and anti zionist the same as being anti jewish or anti judaism..they are not the same thing. If I object to Assad and his poicies am I then anti syrian, if I object to the politics of Erdogan am I anti turkish. Many many jews are not zionists, and many object to zionism and settlements. What have the rights of palestinians ( no inverted commas) to do with Israel's behaviour? it is a seperate issue even though it is connected to the occupation. let the palestinians come home and they wouldnt need to be in Jordan, syria and egypt..problem solved!

Jane Smith
Jane Smith

Not to mention these companies are used as fronts to place Israeli spies across America in mall kiosks to sell their STOLEN goods to poor uneducated fools like Esti. People like you make me sick Esti, using the antisemitism card every time Israel gets called out on their bs. Guess what Esti?, Palestinians are Semites too, so you're kind of half right, you're just defending the wrong side.

Marilyn Mayers
Marilyn Mayers

Claim
- “Ahava uses in its products mud excavated in an occupied area, and thus it exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
Facts
•The mud and minerals used in Ahava’s cosmetic products are not excavated in an occupied area. The minerals are mined in the
Israeli part of the Dead Sea, which is undisputed internationally.
•The mining area and operation are limited in scope, and in no way affect or hinder any future use of minerals...

Claim
- “Ahava uses in its products mud excavated in an occupied area, and thus it exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
Facts
•The mud and minerals used in Ahava’s cosmetic products are not excavated in an occupied area. The minerals are mined in the
Israeli part of the Dead Sea, which is undisputed internationally.
•The mining area and operation are limited in scope, and in no way affect or hinder any future use of minerals from the Dead Sea, or causes any permanent harm to the environment or to the area’s natural resources.

Ewa Kutylowska
Ewa Kutylowska
  • Marilyn Mayers

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.

Nancy Kricorian
Nancy Kricorian
  • Marilyn Mayers

Our allies at Who Profits received written documentation that Ahava excavates mud from the occupied shores of the Dead Sea. This is forbidden as pillage and plunder under international law. English translation of Israeli Civil Administration letter here: http://www.stolenbeauty.org/article.php?id=5956

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 Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit 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 Mohseni
Maggie Mohseni
  • 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.

Jim Harris
Jim Harris

support nonviolent resistance to the occupation.

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.

Glen Thamert
Glen Thamert

Israel needs to get on with Justice for All .. Palestinians have given up Too Much. Peacemakers Arise - join the Women & Men in Black - End the unjust Occupation of Israeli settlers and soldiers NOW!!

Mousa Olayan
Mousa Olayan

This case should be filed at the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague! Human Rights should be applied in Israel towards the Palestinian people where oppression is applied by the Zionist movement headed by Mr. Natanyahou and encouraged by the settlers! Palestinians are also the sons of Abraham; so, they cannot be accused of being anti semitic!!!

Laila Murrar
Laila Murrar

God help our innocent people as they suffer from destruction all the time. Our grandfathers, our parents, our children', it is generation after generation suffered and still suffering from Israeli occupation. What worse than to lose your children's, your family, your neighbors, your friends, and your home…In another ward…What worse than to live under occupation…This is not fair. Israeli stole almost everything, and now is stealing the rest as our nature resources. They are so rude and not...

God help our innocent people as they suffer from destruction all the time. Our grandfathers, our parents, our children', it is generation after generation suffered and still suffering from Israeli occupation. What worse than to lose your children's, your family, your neighbors, your friends, and your home…In another ward…What worse than to live under occupation…This is not fair. Israeli stole almost everything, and now is stealing the rest as our nature resources. They are so rude and not care about anything, they do not care what other people in the rest of the World think or say about them, and simply they do not give a dam about anything and they do whatever they want without any punishment. And they can get away with their crimes, even though we live in 21 century and we are still under occupation. USA has the statue of liberty, and just celebrates the independent day 4th of July, and myself I celebrate this day as well, but it is Ironic that they are the main country who uses the veto for the sake of Israel any time other countries vote against their crimes. Palestinians people paid the most valuable they have for their land, they paid and still pay their blood…Isn't it the time for them to celebrate their independent day and their freedom as other countries who got them earlier?.

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