In the last two weeks pro Palestinian activists attached BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) stickers to Israeli products sold in several stores in Toronto.
The BDS stickers read:
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODCUCT!
Made in Israel: A state promoting ethnic discrimination and pursuing the violent dispossession of its indigenous Palestinians. Boycott Israel until it respects internationl law! (http://bdsmovement.net)
Boycott Israeli apartheid
Free Palestine * www.palestinecampaign.org
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) sells BDS stickers on its website. According to PSC, “These ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ stickers with the Palestinian flag as the backdrop make clear that Israeli is an apartheid state and the appropriate response is Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.”
It further explains the goals of the “Consumer Boycott” campaign:
“As consumers we can support justice and human rights simply by choosing what we buy. Already people across the world are refusing to buy Israeli goods and goods produced in illegal settlements.
“Support the boycott of consumer produce as part of the Palestinian call for BDS. Don’t buy things like Israeli avocados, oranges, herbs and dates whether grown in an Israeli settlement or within Israel. The most important thing to remember is always check the label. If is says “Made in Israel” don’t buy it!
“Speak to the store manager. Tell them their products are funding violence, oppression, and apartheid. Spread the word in your local area and put pressure on the store to stop stocking those products. And when they’re available, buy Palestinian goods!
“Spread the word with boycott stickers and badges too – you can get these at our online shop here.”