Monday, August 1, 2011

Boycott Max Brenner, Boycott Israeli Apartheid - Melbourne, 29 July 2011‬‏

‪Boycott Max Brenner, Boycott Israeli Apartheid - Melbourne, 29 July 2011‬‏:

"rufiqa on Aug 1, 2011

On July 29, Palestine solidarity activists and human rights supporters in Melbourne staged a peaceful BDS action to highlight the complicity of Israeli company, Max Brenner Chocolate, in Israel's Apartheid and Occupation policies.

Max Brenner Chocolate is owned by the Strauss Group, Israel's second largest food and beverage company. On its website, the Strauss Group emphasis its support for the Israeli military, providing care packages, sports and recreational equipment, books and games for soldiers. Strauss boasts that it supports both the Golani and Givati (Shualei Shimshon) Brigades of the Israeli military. Both of these brigades were heavily involved in Israel's 2008/2009 Gaza massacre, which killed more than 1300 Palestinians, the majority civilians, including 350 children.
On July 1, a similar non-violent demonstration against Max Brenner was attacked by the Victorian police and 19 people were arrested. To see video footage of the unwarranted police attack on the July 1 peaceful BDS action see:

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued the Palestinian Unified Call for Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid, the Palestinian-initiated BDS campaign is conducted in the framework of international solidarity and resistance to injustice and oppression and calls for non-violent punitive measures to be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognise the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with international law.

BDS calls for non-violent punitive measures against Israel until it complies with international law and meets its internatonal obligation to recognise the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination.

For more information on the BDS campaign visit:

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