Boycott AHAVA Campaign Gains Momentum in Cape Town, South Africa
On Saturday, 13 October 2012, members of Open Shuhada Street,
the UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum and the general public protested
outside Wellness Warehouse on Kloof Street in Cape Town to demand
that it end its illegal sale of AHAVA cosmetics and show solidarity
with the oppressed Palestinian people.
Around 60 people of all walks of life, faiths, race and backgrounds
protested for two hours. The message was clear and simple: that
Wellness Warehouse must stop profiting from the illegal and
immoral occupation of the Palestinian West Bank by selling AHAVA.
The protest showed very clear increasing support and local and
international media attention for the campaign.
Protest at Professional Beauty trade show in Manchester, England
On 1-2 June 2012 activists from Campagne
BDS France held protests outside Sephora shops in five cities: Paris,
Lille, Orleans, Strasbourg and Lyon. The protesters called on Sephora
to stop stocking Ahava and Yes to Carrot cosmetics. Below are videos
from the Paris and Strasbourg actions.
Protest outside Sephora in Paris, 2 June
Protest outside Sephora in Strasbourg, 1 June
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 boycott demonstration,
London, February 19, 2011
VIDEO: Sephora Mulhouse (France) will no longer sell Ahavahttp://bit.ly/e9COlM
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.
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.
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.
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"
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...
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
Fortnightly Demonstration Outside Ahava in Central
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...
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 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.