As a consumer you can oppose Israel’s violations by taking part in a boycott of Israeli companies, goods and services or of international companies involved in Israeli policies violating Palestinian human rights and international law.
A consumer boycott generates public awareness about Israli apartheid and occupation, builds international support, and applies economic pressure for change.
In 2005 Palestinian civil society called for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.
These non-violent puniitive measures should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognise the Palestinian peoples inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of of international law by:
- Ending its occupation and colonialisaton of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall;
- Recognising the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
- Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194
Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Prize Laureate, criticised Israeli policies toward the Palestinians in the territories as “humiliating” and said that “democracy in South Africa would not have been achieveable without the Help of people around the world through non-violent means