An effective and peaceful manner in which to support the Palestinian cause, and to help end the occupation is through a boycott of Israeli products, and companies which support the Israeli economy and war machine. Boycotts were effective in ending apartheid in South Africa, and if the movement gains momentum, as it has been in recent years, the Boycott of Israeli products could have an appreciable effect.
Much like Israel has blockaded Palestinian territories, and suffocated the Palestinian economy, it is only fitting that Israel is punished in the same manner.
On a personal level, certain consumer products can be boycotted. Whilst it is difficult to boycott every single company associated with Israel, it is important that ones efforts are concentrated on the worst offenders. Whilst you may feel that you alone will have little effect, just remember that it is a collective effort, and your contribution is paramount. The boycott has already had a significant effect on companies such as McDonalds and Coca-Cola. However, most of these results are in the middle east. This does prove that the boycott works, we must simply increase its effectiveness internationally.
TIP- Avoid any product that has “729” as the first numbers in its barcode. This indicates that the product is of Israeli origin.
Whilst this list may appear excessively long, it is important to note that some of these brands may not be available in your country of residence. A detailed review of each of the offending companies, and why they are on the list is available here.
Bath & Body Works
Bumble & Bumble
Marks & Spencer
Felix cat food
Just My Size
Johnson & Johnson
Lerner New York
Redken 5th Avenue
White Barn Candle Company
Israel produces a variety of fresh produce that is exported globally. In many cases, these products are grown on confiscated farms in the West Bank. Some common produce from Israel includes Dates, Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons, Grapefruit, and other citrus products. Citrus products are often under the brand name “Jaffa”.
Dead Sea Products
Israel exports a wide range of Dead Sea products, often in the form of salts, skin products, and other beauty related products. A common brand is “Seacret”. Dead Sea products originating from Jordan are an alternative to the Israeli produced products
~Peace and Palaestine.com