In the Occupied West Bank, Israelis steal land to build homes. Palestinians have their land stolen and homes demolished. Israelis can protest and have free speech. Palestinians do not. Israelis can get a fair trial. Palestinians cannot.
Christiane, this is apartheid.
As long as governments and companies say nothing about it, it will continue. But as the world saw in South Africa -- corporations have the power to change a government's calculus by making apartheid policies economically unsustainable.
General Mills is a $65 billion business that owns brands from Häagen-Dazs to Pillsbury. It also oversees a factory on stolen Palestinian land helping legitimize and uphold apartheid.
We’ve already convinced Ben & Jerry’s to pull their support from the settlements. If we can make General Mills move as well, we might finally have the momentum we need.
Call on General Mills to stop upholding apartheid policies.
Ben & Jerry's just became the first large global corporation to pull out of the Illegally Occupied Palestinian Territories in years. And multiple sources inside the company said that the 50,000 SumOfUs members that took action had a huge impact on the decision.
General Mills should be next. They know this factory is a potential problem, and have gone to great pains to talk about how their contractor treats Palestinian workers fairly. But that’s not enough.
By creating business income for these apartheid settlements, they are facilitating their existence and legitimacy.
We need to make General Mills see this -- and ask them to stand up to apartheid policies.
Tell General Mills: pull your factory out of illegally occupied Palestine.