Canadian BDS Coalition member group Vegans for BDS calls for PlantX to respect the demands of Palestinian civil society

The Canadian BDS Coalition has joined with its member group Vegans for BDS in the call to PlantX.

In February 2021, Vegans for BDS reached out to PlantX, a Canadian company specializing in the sale of plant-based consumer products, which is undertaking a significant international expansion of big-box retail stores. In March of 2021, they plan to open a massive retail facility in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is funded by the Israeli investment firm, Psagot, whose investments are linked to Israel’s military occupation and settlement-colonization of Palestine (details in the attached statement), and represent numerous violations of international law and human rights. 

Vegans for BDS demands that PlantX respect the demands of Palestinian civil society and immediately:

1. Cancel the planned business expansion into Israel

2. Cut business ties with Psagot

Read the complete letter 

SIGNATORIES:

*Vegans4BDS

Israeli Vegans Against Apartheid

Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within 

*Canadian BDS Coalition

*Justice for Palestinians, Calgary

*BDS Action Calgary

*Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement Pour Une Paix Juste

*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

*Regina Peace Council

*Sudbury Palestinian Solidarity Working Group

*PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity), Montreal

*Toronto Solidarity with Palestine

*Canada Palestine Association, Vancouver

*OPRA (Oakville Palestinian Rights Association)

 *BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish

*Canada Palestine Support Network (CanPalNet)

Manchester Palestine Action

Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine

Las Carolas A.C.A.F.

Interfaith Vegan Alliance

CJPME-Okanagan

Unión General de Estudiantes Palestinas/os (UGEP) de Chile

Defensa Antiespecista/Chile

*Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV Canada)

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)/ Montreal

Palestinian Youth Movement /Atlanta

*members of the Canadian BDS Coalition

Read article in Mondoweiss Vegans for BDS say no to PlantX expansion in Israel