Friday, September 2, 2011

a simple vase

Let me introduce you to the rarest thing I own: a vase exported from Palestine made by Palestinians in their own land.

This simple, small vase is the only item of several that I ordered to support the Palestinian people. The rest of the order, now over six months old, has not arrived because of the difficulty of getting anything out of Palestine.

But what about illegally made items from Israeli companies operating in the occupied territories in violation of international law? No problem of supply there. Ahava and SodaStream are the two most well known Israeli companies whose products are readily available in American stores nationwide.

This outrageous situation is a good reason for you to join in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that was started by Palestinians in protest of the unjust conditions under which they live and have lived for over 60 years.

To see a Palestinian pottery plant in action - go to 13:45 in on this video

If you would like to try obtaining Palestinian arts and crafts, place an order with Middle East Books.

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