In response to a call for action from Palestinian farming unions in February 2013, a coalition of UK Palestine solidarity and environmental justice organisations and activists is campaigning to pressure Sainsbury’s to stop sourcing fresh produce from companies that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.
The campaign calls on J. Sainsbury plc (Sainsbury’s) to stop sourcing agricultural produce from companies that participate in and are associated with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and violations of human rights and international law.
SACC supports the campaign statement
Other supporters include: Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Cardiff Trades Council, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Trades Council, Dumfries Trades Union Council, Dundee Trades Union Council, Friends of Al Aqsa, Halifax Friends of Palestine, Humberside Friends of Palestine, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK, Kilmarnock and Loudoun Trades Union Council, Leeds Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Liverpool Friends of Palestine BDS Group, Merton Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Midlothian Trades Union Council, Norwich & District Trades Union Council, Nottingham PSC, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sheffield Palestine, Solidarity Campaign, UNISON Scotland West Surrey PSC, White Horse (Wiltshire) Trades Union Council, York Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
The campaign has issued an open letter to Mike Coupe, Sainsbury’s CEO