Saturday, January 11, 2014

Society's Boycott of Israeli Produce Grows Fruitful; Boycott Drops Israel's Produce Over $29M in 2013

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank are losing several million dollars a year by an international campaign to boycott Israeli products from the area, the Europe Sun website reports today (January 11, 2014).

Many European markets have stopped buying produce from Israeli settlers who grow capsicum, chili, dates, grapes, and herbs.

The sale of fresh produce has dropped by more than $29 million in the last year, because of the stoppage, which has largely been led by shoppers in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

Shunning of settler produce has affected growers in the Jordan Valley's twenty-one settlements. International boycott movements have successfully been able to convince large food chains they should not stock the Israeli produce if they want their reputations to remain intact.

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