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International Boycott Actions

  • Ahava Closes London Store Over Threats, Ynet, 22 September 2011
  • Ahava Flagship to Close Over Demonstrations (London), Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 21 September 2011

  • Stolen Beauty Ahava Boycott Bathrobe Brigade -- action in Strasbourg, France

    Palestinian supporters celebrate as Ahava forced out of Covent Garden, London, by protests.
    On 2nd April 2011, human rights activists came together to celebrate a great victory for the BDS movement. After a two-year campaign of direct action and regular pickets and demos, Ahava's Covent Garden lease will not be renewed by the landlord in September.

    Ahava Shop Protest, London March 19, 2011

    VIDEO: Ahava boycott demonstration,
    London, February 19, 2011

    VIDEO: Sephora Mulhouse (France) will no longer sell Ahava (in French)
    #bds #palestine

    Translation of text: The perseverance of Mulhouse activists has paid off. The manager of Sephora's store in Mulhouse was convinced by the information given to her about Ahava's products, which are made in the illegal settlement/colony of Mitzpe Shalem in the Palestinian West Bank and labeled "Products of Israel." Not wanting to encourage colonization, and not wanting to lie to her customers, she obtained permission from the regional management of Sephora to pull Ahava products from her store's shelves. See the video for more details.

    DEAD SEA MUD, PALESTINIAN BLOOD – Free Palestine Fortnightly Demo, THE AHAVA BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN IN THE UK, 11 December 2010
    Pro-Palestinian activists blockade Ahava store in London , Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2010
    Israeli settlment company Ahava shut down again, Indymedia, November 22, 2010
    Fifth Blockade of Ahava Shuts the Shop for Business, ISM, November 22, 2010

    The Bathrobes Brigade has contacted numerous Dutch magazines to inform them about the ugly truth of Ahava beauty products and requested that they do not advertise for this product of stolen beauty.

    On International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people the Bathrobes Brigade went on a mission, to inspect if the magazines listened to our urgent call

    Operation No Love, Manchester, England, October-November, 2010

    New Scandal Rocks Zionist
    , Monday, October 25, 2010, Federation Palestine Chronicle

    Video of Covent Garden London Ahava Protest, Saturday, October 23, 2010, YouTube

    Fortnightly Demo, Saturday, October 23, 2010, London's Covent Garden

    Ahava protest, London's Covent Garden,
    9 Oct. 2010

    Latest in the series of two weekly protest demos outside the Ahava shop in London, which markets so called "Israeli" goods which are in fact goods made in an illegal settlement on stolen Palestinian land with chemicals stolen from the Palestinian territory at the north western corner of the Dead Sea.. This explains Ahava's relactance to go to court against pro-Palestinian activists as they know they are involved in the illegal sale of stolen goods.

    Ahava Campaign in South Africa, Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Demonstration at Wellness Warehouse
    On Saturday, 2 October 2010, Open Shuhada Street and the University of Cape Town Palestine Solidarity Forum protested against Wellness Warehouse demanding that they stop selling Ahava products. Ahava products are manufactured in an illegal Israeli settlement in the Occupied West Bank, yet label their products "Made in Israel". According to international law and even the Israeli Supreme Court, the West Bank is not part of Israel. Apologists for Israeli human rights abuses tried to disrupt our protest, but we succeeded in carrying out a peaceful protest and making our voices heard.

    Video (in French) of Saturday, September 11
    Ahava protest outside Sephora in Paris.
    Sephora ! Pas de beauté sans liberté !

    Latest demo in the fortnightly series of protests against the sale of stolen goods in the heart of London, UK, outside the Ahava store on Monmouth Street , August 28, 2010

    Demonstration on July 3, 2010 by Palestine solidarity campaigners outside the Israel Ahava shop in London's Soho district; these protests are being held every two weeks and their success has generated a regular Zionist counter demo.

    June 5, 2010: Flotilla Demonstration in London
    "Boycott AHAVA/Stolen Goods from Stolen Land"

    Demonstration on Sat. April 24 to protest sales by ULTA of Ahava cosmetics, made in an illegal settlement using materials stolen from Occupied Palestine, April 24 2010

    AHAVA Boycott Action at Sephora in Marseille, April 10, 2010

    Ahava protest targets Israeli settlement goods, CounterFire, April 10, 2010

    YouTube: Montreal, Canada AHAVA action, March 30, 2010

    Pickets against Ahava build momentum, Ism, March 27, 2010
    ISM London joined Palestine solidarity activists descending on central London today for the second of an ongoing series of demonstrations against the Ahava cosmetics store. More...

    Ahava London shut down on the weekend, Ism, March 14, 2010
    Despite the presence of a very small Zionist counter demonstration, and some initial attempts by police to move the demonstration across the road away from the shop's entrance, a noisy presence was maintained for several hours drawing the attention of bemused passers-by and tourists from 12pm onwards. More...

    Fortnightly Demonstration Outside Ahava in Central London
    In response to a call for action from the popular committee of Bi'lin, a demonstration will take place every fortnight outside Ahava in Covent Garden. It is being arranged by a coalition of London based Palestine solidarity gropups, including ISM London. More...

    The Dutch Stolen Beauty Bathrobe Brigade had a Valentine action on Saturday 13th of February, 2010, in the Center of Rotterdam.
    Despite the cold, a group of women in bathrobes with pink towels on their heads, and broken hearts in their hands, walked through the center of Rotterdam to inform people that there is NO LOVE in Ahava. Their message was not to buy any AHAVA products as Valentine gift for beloved ones, because there is NO LOVE in a company profiting from occupation.

    Ahava, Covent Garden, Shut Down by Boycott Israel Campaigners, UK Indymedia, December 12, 2009

    Boycott of Ahava Dead Sea products makes an impact, By Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada, 2 December 2009

    Ahava Boycott Montreal From: TadamonMontreal | November 05, 2009 |

    Montreal action outside "The Bay" store calling for the boycott of Ahava products. Members of Middle East solidarity groups Tadamon! , Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and the Québec BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Committee demanded The Bay to take products of Ahava Dead Sea cosmetics off its shelves.

    Montrealers throw Hallowe'en party at the Bay to launch boycott of Israeli Ahava Dead Sea products

    Announcement of launch of Canadian AHAVA boycott: Unmask Apartheid This Hallowe'en!

    Boycott AHAVA - France Action outside Sephora, July , 2009

    Ahava Settlement Store Shut Down For the Day: Ahava store in London occupied by activists for Palestine, January 2009

    JBIG Picket of Ahava: Ahava in central London picketted by activists from JBIG as well as other organisations, March 2009


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