SodaStream BDS takeaway: “In this topsy-turvy world if you’d like to see Palestinians living in peace, gainfully employed, with access to quality medical care, and reason to believe tomorrow will be brighter than today, you’re denounced as anti-Palestinian”

The sparkling waters of the West Bank
by Clifford D. May
August 29, 2018

…The news of PepsiCo’s purchase of SodaStream makes one thing abundantly clear: While the BDS campaign managed to deprive Palestinians of good jobs, it failed to prevent the company that had provided those jobs from becoming an enormous international success. Also significant is the fact that PepsiCo is the buyer: Years ago, it was one of the companies complying with the Arab League boycott against Israel. Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS campaign, is livid.  He issued a statement declaring that the PepsiCo purchase notwithstanding, SodaStream “is still subject to boycott” READ MORE

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