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CHRISTIAN GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

United Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church USA
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
British Methodist Church
United Church of Canada
South African Council of Churches
Christian Peacemaker Teams, Palestine
National Executive Council of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Kairos Europa
Malaysia Council of Churches
Palestinian Christians: Kairos Document
National Coalition of American Nuns
Sabeel
Friends of Sabeel North America
World Council of Churches Central Committee
Norwegian Church Aid
Christian Aid (UK and Ireland)
Church of Sweden
DanChurchAid (Denmark)
Diakonia (Sweden)
FinnChurchAid (Finland) Norwegian Church Aid
IKV Pax Christi (Netherlands)
ICCO (Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation)
Cordaid (Netherlands) -  The Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid
Quaker Council for European Affairs
Quaker Peace and Social Witness (UK)

Examples of previous boycott actions by US Churches. Boycott is a tried and tested nonviolent way of changing corporate behavior. It has been successfully used by churches in many situations, including these below

Taco Bell - In March 2001 the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers called a consumer boycott of Taco Bell to protest worker exploitation by its tomato suppliers. Religious endorsers included the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, the American Friends Service Committee and the National Council of Churches. In March 2005, Taco Bell agreed to meet all demands to improve wages and working conditions for Florida tomato pickers in its supply chain.

Mt. Olive Pickle Company - In October 1998, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee called for a boycott of the Mt. Olive Pickle Company. The boycott sought collective bargaining to improve working conditions for farm workers in North Carolina. The United Methodist Church and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA supported the boycott, which lasted for five years. The boycott ended In September, 2004, when The Farm Labor Organizing Committee and the North Carolina Growers Association signed a collective bargaining agreement that provided fair wages and livable working conditions to an estimated 8,500 farm workers.

JEWISH GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS


Jewish Voice for Peace, US
Americans for Peace Now, US
Meretz USA

American Jews for a Just Peace, US

Jews Say No, New York, US
Independent Jewish Voices, Canada

Jews Against Zionism, Canada

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Toronto, Canada
Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK

Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, UK

Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East, Austria
French Jewish Union for Peace (Union Juive Française pour la Paix), France

Rete-ECO, Italy (The Italian network of Jews against the Occupation)
A Different Jewish Voice (Een Ander Joods Geluid), Netherlands
Not in Our Name, Argentina

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

MUSLIM GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

American Muslims for Palestine

INTERFAITH AND OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
Interdenominational Advocates for Peace (Michigan)

ISRAELI GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Boycott from Within

Gush Shalom
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Israeli Section)
Peace Now

PALESTINIAN GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT
OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Joint Advocacy Committee of E Jerusalem YMCA
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
Palestinian Christians (Kairos Palestine)
Palestinian Civil Society (includes 170 organizations)


(Please note:  There are hundreds of Palestinian human rights and solidarity groups around the world that also support boycott, too numerous to list.)

CONSUMER GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Ethical Consumer
Konsumentföreningen Väst (KF Väst). (Sweden - 350,000 members)
Olympia Food Co-op (Washington State)
COOP - Italy
The Cooperative Group Ltd.  (UK - 6 million members)

- settlement goods only

BUSINESSES SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Nordiconad - Large Italian Supermarket Chain

GOVERNMENTS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS


Government of Ireland

LABOR UNIONS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT

OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Australian Services Union, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory branches
British Trade Union Congress (TUC)
British Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
Chamber of Agricultural Engineers of Turkey
Cochin Port Labour Union (CITU), India
Cochin Thuramugha Thozhilalai Union (HMS), India
College and University Workers United (CUWU), Montreal
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Australia (CFMEU)
Food and Allied Workers Union, South Africa
National Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ)
Catalan Workers' Union in Spain, known as Intersindical Alternativa de Catallunya (IAC),
Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).
Labor for Palestine, US
Labour for Palestine, Canada
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).
Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA)
Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Norwegian Electrician and IT Workers Union
Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions
Scottish Trade Union Congress
South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), Durban
South Coast Labour Council (SCLC), Australia.
Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) - UK
Turkish Dockworkers Union (Liman-Is).
UNISON - UK (major British public services union)
University and College Union - UK
Water Transport Workers Federation of India

STUDENT GROUPS SUPPORTING BOYCOTT
OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ) major student union in Quebec, representing over 42,000 students
Wayne State University Student Government Association
Sheffield University Students' Union (UK)
Students for Justice in Palestine (thousands of students on hundreds of college campuses)
University of California Irvine Student Association

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, UK
Faculty for Palestine (F4P) Toronto
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), UK
Physicians Association of Turkey

POLITICAL PARTIES SUPPORTING BOYCOTT
OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS

Canadian Action Party
Green Party US
African National Congress

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
SUPPORTING BOYCOTT OF SETTLEMENT PRODUCTS


Global Exchange
People's Health Movement
United Nations International Conference of Civil Society

in Support of Middle East Peace
War on Want
ADALAH-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East
Code Pink
Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, Oak Park, IL
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Medical Aid for Palestinians (UK)
Medico International (Germany)
Medico International Switzerland
Trocaire (Ireland) .
Aprodev (Europe)
Broederlijk Delen (Belgium)
Caabu (UK) (Council for Arab British Understanding)
CCFD - Terre Solidaire (France)
Norwegian People's Aid
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

​​​Boycott        Global Support


Global Support for Boycotting Settlements Products


Organizations listed below advocate boycott as a non-violent, moral tool to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.   At a minimum, all of these groups support the boycott of products that come from Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. Some of the groups below have targeted all Israeli goods.

This is a partial list, current as of June 2013, and we welcome information to add to it.

Email us at: info@kairosresponse.org.

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