This is the 7th year since over 170 Palestinian Civil Society groups called for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against apartheid Israel. In Melbourne, we have been involved in boycotting the 100% Israeli owned corporations Jericho (now renamed as Black Pearl) and Max Brenner. Jericho/Black Pearl is a cosmetics company that exploits minerals from the Dead Sea. While they profit from this resource, the indigenous Palestinian people who live on the land surrounding the Dead Sea are regularly denied access. Palestinian access to the Dead Sea is prevented by Israel's military occupation of Palestinian lands, which include networks of checkpoints, Israeli only roads and the apartheid wall.
State Library, Corner Swanston & La Trobe sts, City