Pro-Palestinian group in Canada calls for boycott of Sears over Israeli products


(JTA) — A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products.

Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East asked Sears last month to drop its Israeli products, including Ahava cosmetics and Keter Plastic, the Canadian Jewish News reported.

The group said in a letter to then-Sears president and CEO Dene L. Rogers that many of the firms’ “products are sourced and manufactured in illegal colonies located in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the newspaper reported.

Sears continues to sell the Israeli-produced products.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs responded by calling for a "buycott," calling on its supporters to shop en masse at Sears.

Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East earlier this month also wrote a letter to Cirque du Soleil asking the acrobatic troupe to cancel an August performance in Tel Aviv.

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