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Action groups call for Carmel and Jaffa boycott

24 January 2009 – This afternoon, action groups will distribute flyers at the Albert Heijn supermarket behind the Royal Palace calling for a boycott of products from Israel. The action is a protest against the blockade of Gaza.

The activists are targeting Carmel avocados, cherry tomatoes and maize; Jaffa oranges and grapefruits; Tivall vegetarian products and Sabra houmous and guacamole.

According the the UN, Israel has shown ‘good will’ in allowing food and medicine to cross the border, but crossing points need to be opened in a ‘much fuller way’ to be able to start reconstructing Gaza.

Meanwhile, the Israeli government seems to be avoiding Amsterdam. “When the scale of the damage in Gaza becomes clear, I will no longer take a vacation in Amsterdam, only at the international court in the Hague”, an anonymous minister told newspaper Haaretz.

“It was not clear whether he was trying to make a joke or not”, the newspaper added.

Photo: Barejon

UPDATE – Muslim organisations will attend the Auschwitz Commemoration to be held tomorrow at the Wertheim Park. The organisation Amsterdam for Palestine calls on its followers not to use the occasion for protests. “The deep frustrations we young people feel with the actions of the Israeli government are not frustrations with Jews. We will not accept our fight against human rights violations in Palestine being confused with a fight between religions or anti-Semitism”.


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