Jun 19 2009
Do homosexuals not understand that Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East that promotes gay rights, even in the military? Can they possibly not know that they would be hanged for being gay in many Muslim countries?
Quit Actions In Support of Divestment and Boycott of Israel
June 20, 2009
Join the International Day of Deshelving Israeli Goods
The end of apartheid stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of the last century, but we would not have succeeded without the help of international pressure. There is no greater testament to the basic dignity of ordinary people everywhere than the divestment movement of the 1980s. A similar movement has taken shape recently, this time aiming at an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. We should hope that average citizens again rise to the occasion, since the obstacles to a renewed movement are surpassed only by its moral urgency…” Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2002 http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Israel/Israel_Time_To_Divest.html
Since mid-2001, QUIT! has been working, along with other Bay Area Palestine solidarity groups, to support the international Palestinian-led campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
Some of the actions and campaigns we have initiated include:
April 2009, Keep Israeli government out of the LGBT Film Festival. Last year for the first time in a number of years, the Israeli Consulate was not a sponsor or copresenter at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. While the official reason for this decision was unrelated to the boycott, we believe that the campaign of pressure, and specifically the post cards and letters collected by QUIT and sent to the directors of Frameline, which presents the festival, were instrumental in getting the Israeli government out of the largest queer cultural event in the world. Read QUIT’s letter to Frameline
January 2009, Call to international queer filmmakers to withdraw from the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival.Read the call.
Valentine’s Day 2007, we are proud to introduce our new Victoria’s Secret Weapon line! Most of Victoria’s Secret’s bras and some of its other products are produced by the Israeli textile giant Delta Galil. QUIT! launched its campaign to show Victoria’s customers who’s under their underwear with a fashion show at a VS outlet in San Francisco. View our lovely full-color catalogue!
October 2006, we protested an event hosted by the Israeli consulate general at the San Francisco LGBT Center featuring Israeli novelist Alon Hilu. Read our flier asking queers to respect the cultural boycott.
I’ve got it, let’s send all these people to Palestine.
Ø That the U.S. Government immediately end all financial and military aid to Israel.
Ø That the Israeli Government end its racist policies of harassment and exclusion of Palestinians.
Ø International protection for the Palestinian people.
Ø That all displaced Palestinians be granted the right to return to Palestine.
Ø An end to the construction of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.
Ø An end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Ø Complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.
Ø An end to investment in Israel, including:
1. Divestment of university and other holdings in Israeli corporations and corporations doing business with Israel.
2. Divestment by the investment community.
3. Divestment by the cities we live in of their holdings in corporations doing business with Israel.
4. A total boycott of Israeli products
Thanks to REUVEN
Please! This is urgent. Contact your local Law Enforcement and notify them of a planned TERRORIST ACTIVITY from a self-hating HOMOSEXUAL GROUP.
They’re planning to “deshelve” Israeli products at Trader Joe’s stores tommorrow. They won’t do this by buying the products; they plan to tamper with, vandalize, or steal the products. Their website
http://www.quitpalestine.org/actions/DivestCampaign-new.htm has links to YouTube videos telling how to commit these acts of vandalism.
This is what they did to another store recently:
THANKS TO ROBERT