South Africa, Denmark and Switzerland to correctly label
Israeli settlement products
Bethlehem, 1st of June 2012 – Kairos Palestine welcomes with great blitheness the recent historic decision of the governments of South Africa and Denmark, as well as from Switzerland’s largest retail chain Migros, to correctly label Israeli settlement products. We believe that this decision is a positive step into the right direction and we hope more countries and companies will follow this initiative. This decision is a clear statement, that the Israeli occupation and its settlements, both in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, are illegal under international law.
Kairos Palestine supports the global campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions, because it is a just, nonviolent and peaceful tool. We believe that BDS is a way to pressure the Israeli government to respect international law, honor human rights and work towards a genuinely just peace.
Kairos Palestine endorses the remarkable steps in South Africa, Denmark and Switzerland and sees it as a clarion call to action for all governments and retail chains worldwide.
Kairos Palestine (www.kairospalestine.ps) is a group of Palestine Christians who authored “A Moment of Truth” – Christian Palestinian’s word to the world about the occupation of Palestine, an expression “of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering”, and a call for solidarity in ending over six decades of oppression. The document was published in December 2009.