Thursday, July 9, 2015
Dear Mr. Williams:
We are sorry to note that SodaStream products have not been removed from the shelves of your stores in response to Gregory DeSylva's Jan. 21, 2015 letter to you. Since then, we at Middle East Crisis Response have circulated the enclosed petition reiterating this request, which includes over 150 signatures collected to date.
The Palestinian people endure tremendous hardship as a result of Israel's colonization and settlement of their land. Products like SodaStream are manufactured in the illegal settlements, on land taken from them by military force. You can help to end this suffering by dropping SodaStream, and we hope you will do so as soon as possible.
The SodaSteam Boycott is part of the much larger Interfaith Boycott Coalition: Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church, Jewish Voice for Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, American Friends Service Committee, Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine Israel Network, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, Friends of Sabeel (Palestinian Christians), United Church of Christ, Church of the Brethren, and the United Methodist Kairos Palestine.
Your response to our request will be very much appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information.