Since the founding of Israel in 1948, Motorola has been assisting the state in carrying out its repressive policies toward Palestinians. Motorola Israel, established in 1964, was the company’s first wholly owned subsidiary outside of the United States and profits handsomely from Israel's militarism and ongoing occupation of Palestinian lands.
BDS are moral, nonviolent actions to pressure Israel to comply with basic principles of justice and international law. Boycott companies that benefit from Israeli war crimes and apartheid.
About the Campaign
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions are moral, nonviolent actions to pressure Israel to comply with basic principles of justice and international law, including ending the occupation, facilitating the right of Palestinian refugees to return and ensuring equal rights for all Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Take action and boycott companies that benefit from Israeli war crimes and apartheid.
Click on the image of our Consumer Boycott Flyer on the right to see and download a high quality, printable PDF.
Hewlett Packard (HP)
Hewlett Packard owns Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Israel, which developed, installed, maintains and provides ongoing field support for the Basel System, Israel’s pass system for Palestinian workers. The Basel System is an automated biometric access control system with hand and face recognition that is installed at Israeli checkpoints such as the Erez checkpoint in Gaza and the Sha'ar Ephraim and Bethlehem checkpoints in the West Bank.
The French cosmetics company L'Oreal became a target of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in December 2008, in a campaign called Boycott L'Oreal: Makeup for Israeli Apartheid. L’Oreal operates a factory on a ethnically cleansed Palestinian village inside Israel and exploits minerals from the Dead Sea.
Max Brenner is an Israeli chocolate-store chain, with locations across the globe. Max Brenner is 100% owned by the Israeli company the Strauss Group, which is the second largest Israeli food-and-beverage company and is widely held up as one of the great successes of Israeli industry. Strauss Group is complicit in the wide-ranging violations of human rights conducted by the Israeli army and specifically the Golani Brigade, which it has supported for over 30 years.
Aroma Espresso Bar
Since November 2007, Adalah-NY has been carrying out an effective boycott campaign against Lev Leviev, one of Israel’s wealthiest and most powerful businessmen.
Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories
Ahava is an Israeli cosmetics company whose manufacturing plant and visitor center are located in the West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. All Israeli settlements in the West Bank violate international law. Further, Ahava uses in its products mud from the Dead Sea, excavated in an occupied area, and thus it exploits occupied natural resources for profit, which is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
In September 2008, the Israel-based Osem Group acquired Tribe Hummus, a competitor of Sabra. Osem Investments LTD is one of the largest food manufacturers and distributors in Israel.