Recent Farming Injustice Articles
- BDS en 2015: Siete formas en que nuestro movimiento marcó nuevos rumbos en contra del colonialismo y el apartheid israelíes
- BDS en 2015: reseña completa
- BDS in 2015: Seven ways our movement broke new ground against Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid
- BDS: full 2015 round-up
- Protests at Israel supporting restaurants in London, Rome, Berlin & Barcelona
Farming Injustice Resources
- Briefing: Farming Injustice – International trade with Israeli agricultural companies and the destruction of Palestinian farming
- Report: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
Farming Injustice Statements
- Palestinian Agricultural Organizations and Civil Society Networks Call for Ending International Trade with Israeli Agricultural Companies
- Europeans call on supermarkets and governments to take Israeli apartheid off the menu
- Take Apartheid off the Menu! A European Day of Action Against Israeli Agricultural Produce Exporters – November 26, 2011
- Palestinian civil society welcomes Agrexco liquidation, calls for celebration of this BDS victory
- PARC renounces the utilization of its’ name by the Israeli company–Agrexco
Farmers in Gaza march on the buffer zones in Gaza to demand a boycott of Israeli agribusinesses (Photo: Joe Catron)
Palestinian farmers face the brunt of Israel’s land confiscations, demolitions and water theft. Farmers that still have access to land and water face systematically implemented restrictions and violence.
Israeli agricultural export companies such as Mehadrin and Hadiklaim are among the primary beneficiaries of the destruction of Palestinian agriculture, operating inside and exporting produce from illegal settlements using stolen Palestinian land and water and profiting from the siege on Gaza.
On February 9 2013, all of the major Palestinian agricultural organisations issued an appeal for action to end trade with illegal Israeli settlements and Israeli agricultural export companies. The organisations also published a briefing that aims to shed light on the systematic destruction of Palestinian agriculture by Israel and the complicity of Israeli agricultural companies in this destruction. The campaign was launched with a series of demonstrations in Gaza and across 40 cities in Europe.
In September 2011, following a campaign lasting over 6 years and taking place in more than 15 countries, Israel’s largest export company Agrexco entered into liquidation. The campaign against the company was one of the major factors behind its collapse. The company has now reformed, but is no longer the dominant player that it once was.
The Co-operative Group announced in 2012 that it would no longer source products from any supplier that operates in illegal settlements and cut ties to four Israeli companies following pressure from its members. There are campaigns underway to pressure other businesses to take similar steps.
Governments in Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK and South Africa have introduced special labelling for products from illegal Israeli settlements, and pressure is mounting for states to ban trade that sustains illegal settlements, which they are obliged to do under international law.
BDS en 2015: Siete formas en que nuestro movimiento marcó nuevos rumbos en contra del colonialismo y el apartheid israelíes
English here 2015 será recordado como el año en que la resistencia popular palestina se extendió por toda la Palestina histórica, y decenas de miles de palestinos y palestinas salieron a las calles para resistir y enfrentar al régimen israelí … Continue reading
English here Enero: Israel muestra creciente preocupación ante el crecimiento del BDS El movimiento estudiantil por la desinversión florece en Estados Unidos El órgano de gobierno estudiantil de la Universidad de California en Davis vota por abrumadora mayoría a favor … Continue reading
Trade unions object to collaboration with Israeli farming firms and institutions due to their role in the colonisation of Palestinian land