Political Promise

Buying Stolen Goods This Election

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

I will start by saying that I truly believe that one of the most important issues in the world right now is the plight of the Palestinian people. Whether you are pro or anti-Israeli it is hard to deny, that the Palestinian people are suffering and have been for over 50 years now.

This is why I want people hear about the Trade Union Congress and Palestinian Solidarity Campaigns to stop the selling of goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. These goods are consistently labelled as being from the West Bank deceiving those who would not wish to finance Israel, even worse some people believe by buying West Bank goods they are helping the humble Palestinian farmer. 

Goods such as fruits, herbs, beauty products and DIY Tools are sold to British supermarkets and shops despite the fact that the British government recognise these settlements as illegal and one of the largest barriers to peace in the Middle East. With 50% of the Israel’s agricultural exports going to the European Union supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco, Waitrose, John Lewis, Morrisons, and Sainsbury all stock goods from the occupied territories. By boycotting these goods and putting pressure on supermarkets, shops and MP’s we can make a clear message of support to the Palestinian people who have had their livelihood stolen by Israeli settlers and show that the world will not stand for the abuse of the Palestinian people anymore.

In a time of political change in Britain, I know that internal issues will always take precedent especially in a time of economic turmoil. However this is an important global issue, so i call on you whether you support the Greens, Lid Dem, UKIP, Conservatives, Labour even the BNP it doesn’t matter, support the Palestinian people in a way that can really make a difference this General election. If you’re local MP or representative of any kind is not in the list below ask the hard questions, contact your MP or PPC and ask him to sign the Palestinian Solidarity Campaigns Elections pledges. All the details are on the link below


Joe Raffell


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