Petition to Overturn the Co-Op Boycott of Four Israeli Companies

We Believe in Israel asks you to sign its petition

I, the undersigned, call on the Co-Op Group Board to reverse its decision to boycott all produce from Israeli companies Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin.

I believe that boycotts are negative, divisive, discriminatory, over simplistic, ineffective and deeply offensive to many members of the Jewish community and friends of Israel, because of the historical connotations with the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses, and because Israel is central to the self-identity and community identity of the vast majority of Jewish people in the UK.

I call on the Co-Op to drop the boycott and instead to give positive support for practical development and bridge-building initiatives that could improve the economy, living standards and sense of well-being of both Israelis and Palestinians.

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