Sunday, September 6, 2015

Williams Lumber

Ms. Kim Williams
Williams Lumber, Inc.
6869 Rt. 9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Dear Ms. Williams:

Since Fred Nagel and I met with you a couple months ago, we have noticed that SodaStream products remain on your shelves.

Enclosed are more signatures reiterating our request that you stop selling these products of Israel's theft and colonization of other people's land. Some of the horrific consequences of these criminal acts are reflected in the enclosed article about the burning alive of a Palestinian toddler by Jewish settler terrorists. This is not the first time this has happened—several months ago a harmless Palestinian boy was burned alive by Israeli settler hoodlums.

Official Israeli crimes include the demolition of Palestinian homes wherever Israel wishes to build Jewish settlements, the arrest and indefinite detention without trial of whomever they may deem suspicious, and many other crimes against humanity.

Please be aware that in selling any Israeli product—including the likes of Caesarstone—Williams Lumber is in fact lending support to Israel and therefore to these criminal acts. This is unworthy of a fine retail chain like yours, and we continue to hope that you will yet take a stand for decency and human rights by removing these products from your shelves.

Sincerely yours,

Gregory DeSylva

Thursday, September 3, 2015

SodaStream pulling out of West Bank

SodaStream’s pullout from the West Bank was part of a domino effect that would see more companies sever interests to spare their bottom line. “This is a clear-cut BDS victory against an odiously complicit Israeli company,” said Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the movement. He said it would continue to target SodaStream because its new factory is located in an area where Israel has in the past proposed to resettle Bedouin Arabs. The company employs more than 300 Bedouins.
After years of growth SodaStream’s revenue dropped drastically in 2014 and its stock price continues to fall. 


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