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BDS Success: Sabra out of DePaul & Philly flash mob

The Israeli companies Strauss (”Sabra Hummus” makers) and Osem (”Tribe Hummus” producers) are having their hummus wars in the US over the US market place. As BDS grows, more people are telling them Apartheid companies aren’t welcome here….

1. In Chicago, DePaul deshelves Sabra 11/19/2010

Today marks another win for the global boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) movement against corporations that profit from severe human rights violations. Chicago’s very own DePaul University just announced that their dining services will be discontinuing the sale of hummus manufactured by Sabra, an Israeli brand known for its vocal and material support of Israeli Defense Forces. The administration has temporarily suspended the sale of Sabra products and will likely move towards permanently banning the brand from campus.

Read more here: http://smpalestine.com/2010/11/19/depaul-divests-from-israeli-hummus-product/

2. Philly BDS held flash mobs to get Sabra and Tribe out of their stores…

Shoppers and employees at the Fresh Grocer’s flagship store at 40th and Walnut Street were surprised by a choreographed flash dance that was performed in the store this afternoon by activists calling for a boycott of products that support Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians.  Approximately twenty neighborhood residents, dressed in black and wearing sequined red accessories, danced in unison and sang an adaptation of a popular song by Lady Gaga to deliver their request that the store and its customers stop selling and stop buying Sabra and Tribe hummus products.

Sabra & Tribe products directly subsidize Israeli human rights abuses through their support of the Israeli Defense Forces and infrastructure of the occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

See more on the Philly BDS website: http://www.phillybds.org/?p=549

3. Strauss removes support for IDF from English website!!!

See the Philly BDS blog here: http://www.phillybds.org/?p=624

And the Jerusalem post article here: http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=195963

Congratulations to DePaul SJP and Philly BDS for fantastic work!