It’s time to boycott Israeli dates
(AMP): Are you purchasing occupation dates? At least 40% of Israeli dates are grown in illegal Israeli settlements, enclaves of stolen land where Palestinians have been dispossessed. Moreover, Israeli date production relies on stolen natural resources such as water, which is often diverted from Palestinian communities to Israeli date farms. Palestinian laborers, who are often forced by economic necessity to work in these illegal settlements, are subjected to grueling physical labor with measly pay. Their abusive work conditions are equally extended to children, whom Israeli settlement farms are known to illegally employ.
Since AMP launched the National Boycott of Israeli Dates in 2011, we’ve seen a tremendous drop in Israeli date imports to the US. US imports of Israeli dates have dropped to 16.5% for the market year 2020/2021 compared to 25% in 2015. The date boycott is tremendously effective. That’s why it’s imperative that we keep going and continue amplifying the boycott call!
Avoid labels such as “Made in Israel,” but also “Made in the West Bank” or “Made in the Jordan Valley.” Dates with these labels are almost always made on Israeli settlements.
Will you pledge to boycott ALL occupation dates?