New York, NY, July 9, 2014— As Israel escalated its assault on the Palestinian people, more than 100 human rights activists gathered Monday evening near New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 9th anniversary of the July 9, 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
The protestors spoke out against the current onslaught of Israeli military and settler violence against Palestinians, and vowed to intensify BDS campaigns targeting Israel, with the aim of ending Israeli apartheid and occupation. Since Monday, Israeli bombs have killed 40 Palestinians, including 13 children, in the Gaza Strip alone.
The NYC Coalition Against SodaStream protested for two hours outside of Zabar's on Tuesday afternoon, calling on the store to stop selling the carbonation device produced on occupied Palestinian territory. The protest was organized by the NYC Coalition Against SodaStream, which included Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, the New York City chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews Say No! and Park Slope Food Co-op Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Roughly 70 to 80 people stopped to see the protest.
New York, NY, April 22, 2014—On Earth Day, 70 human rights activists gathered on New York City's Upper West Side outside the iconic Zabar's store, demanding that SodaStream home carbonation devices be removed from the shelves because they are made in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank (photos; video). The demonstration was coordinated by the NYC Coalition Against SodaStream, which is made up of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace—NYC Chapter (JVP), Jews Say No!, and Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS.