January 23, 2012
Join us in taking two online actions to spread the truth about Ahava's ugly occupation racketeering.
CONTACT ELLE Magazine in New York City
The January 2012 issue of ELLE ran a feature entitled “Sea Salt Benefits” on the wonders of Dead Sea Cosmetics. Ahava was featured prominently, and the writer described the factory and visitors center as being in Israel. She was either confused, mislead or possibly both. You can read the letter that we wrote in response.
TAKE ACTION: PLEASE WRITE A COMMENT. Let ELLE know that Ahava's factory, visitors center and research facility are located in the Occupied West Bank in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem.
Go to the comment form on ELLE Magazine's site --- scroll down until you see "Please select a category," and select "I have a comment about an article in ELLE Magazine."
CONTACT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM in London
The Independent reported on a letter sent by prominent UK academics and intellectuals to the Museum of Natural History regarding its research collaboration with Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories.
“In their letter, the 21 signatories, who include the eminent biologist Sir Patrick Bateson, president of the Zoological Society of London, and leading intellectual Sir Jonathan Miller, claim that the Natural History Museum's connection with Ahava-DSL means that it is ‘co-ordinating an activity that breaks international law'.”
You can read the letter and see the impressive list of signatories who are standing up for human rights and international law.
The Natural History Museum defended its collaboration with Ahava as a matter of “academic freedom.” But Ahava is a for-profit business—and is in fact an occupation racketeer in the illegal settlement trade—so this seems to have more to do with whitewashing Ahava's reputation than with the free exchange of ideas.
Using the Customer Enquiry form on the Natural History Museum's web site, you can let them know what you think of their collaboration with Ahava.
Thanks so much for being part of the team helping to take the profit out of occupation.
Nancy, Rae, Kristen and the Stolen Beauty Team
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