(JTA) -- A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products.
Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East asked Sears last month to drop its Israeli products, including Ahava cosmetics and Keter Plastic, the Canadian Jewish News reported.
The group said in a letter to then-Sears president and CEO Dene L. Rogers that many of the firms’ “products are sourced and manufactured in illegal colonies located in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the newspaper reported.
(JTA) – Pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged a protest in front of the Israeli stand at an annual international tourist fair in Milan.
Video showed about 10 demonstrators dressed in keffiyas and holding the Palestinian flag passing out flyers and chanting anti-Israel slogans during the weekend protest at the Borsa International Tourism Exchange-BIT 2012 .
At first it appeared that a pro-Palestinian group had succeeded in convincing another American university to end investments in Israel. And it wasn’t just any university. It was Harvard, no less.
The Israeli business publication Globes reported Friday that Harvard had notified the Security and Exchange Commission that it had sold its nearly $38.7 million investment in five Israeli companies and that it offered no explanation for the move.