Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Diamond Boycott

Israel exported $6 billion in cut diamonds and an additional $3 billion in uncut diamonds in 2013:

Israel Apartheid is well documented here:

We boycott for many reasons, you can find some of them here:

Alternatives to commercial diamonds--Used is Best!

New synthetics aren’t the answer.  Many synthetic diamonds are manufactured in Israel. 

Maybe a different stone?  Think again, Israel also exports precious metals and other precious stones.  In fact 31 percent of their total exports are in gems and precious metals:

Used is Best!  Buy something you like at a price you can afford.  If you are buying for someone else, it’s best to shop together.  If you’re looking for a gift explain why you want to buy used and have fun finding the perfect piece together.

The following website will help you be a better used jewelry consumer. They suggest how you can learn about prices and they also suggest visiting a real pawn shop.  If you are thinking of spending a substantial amount of money at a pawn shop, first search the name of the pawn shop on-line and look for news articles and reviews.  At the link below they also tell you how to judge reviews, as well as e-bay sellers and they offer plenty of other advice:  (Also check the articles displayed below this one.  To make the best buy, learn as much as you can!)

Thinking of popping the question?  Honestly, an expensive engagement ring might not be in your favor.  “A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. According to a new study, spending between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase in the risk of divorce:"




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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quick Action: Don't Collaborate with Elbit



No drones, based on Israeli technology, for the French army!



we sign it - No drones, based on Israeli technology, for the French army
Israeli drone attacks on the civilian population of Gaza



We ask the French defense minister to refuse to collaborate with the crimes committed by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people.  


  You don't have to be French or live in France to let them know how you feel.

Read and sign the petition here.



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For more information on the crimes Israel commits against the Palestinian people
and how they use the citizens of Gaza,
 including women and children, to test and market weapons, please see: 


Participate!  If you find other quick actions people can take, such as easy to sign letters or petitions, media storms, or flash mobs, be sure to leave us the details in comments.  We may be able to feature them in an up-coming post.  If you would like credit for yourself or your organization, be sure to include your by-line as you would like it to appear, and a URL if appropriate. You can alternately contact us by private message on our facebook page:

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Monday, January 26, 2015

We're on Pintrest!

Boycott for Peace on Pintrest!

As some of our readers already know, facebook has deleted all of Boycott for Peace's content once already.  Facebook recently had us on 'restriction,' while they 'investigated' us.  However, they never explained why we were on restriction, nor did they responded to our query about their 'norms' and how we may have abridged them. 

Before they deleted Boycott for Peace's content in the past, we found that certain features on the private group where the informal committee discusses and test drives our memes and our text information was having issues.  We were in the habit of developing threads on certain focus subjects, with many links in the comments to documentation.  Suddenly the search function quit working, we were no longer able to find our research.

Recently, facebook blocked several Boycott for Peace members from up-loading photos to the group.  Key members, as it turns out, preventing us from using that space to preview and discuss content. This development was concerning, as it may have lead to even more restrictive efforts on facebook's part, or even to them deleting all of our content again.

We are committed to speaking Truth to Peace and Peace to Truth.  Facebook may be able to censor content on its own platform, but they can't censor the entire Internet.  It was their first efforts at censorship that instigated our starting this blog. Their recent 'restriction' and 'investigation' prompted us to start a Pintrest page. 

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quick Action: Boycott Faithwashing

Sign the Pledge to Boycott Faithwashing



Israeli interests are making an effort to infiltrate American Interfaith organizations and meetings under the guise of  an organization called the 'Muslim Leadership Initiative.'  We must always be wary of the motivations of all initiatives and organizations that approach us in our work as activists. In every movement infiltrators have been found, who utilize branding and other recognized symbols of solidarity to derail Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Peace.

 The BDS movement is clear that true interfaith cooperation is useful to the struggle for justice; however, the 'Muslim Leadership Initiative' is financed by Islamophobic sources and does not represent interfaith cooperation.  For more information and the sign the pledge please see:


More Information ~

An Interfaith Trojan Horse: Faithwashing Apartheid and Occupation


We boycott for many reasons, you can read about some of them here:


Image info:

Trojan Horse image from Wikimedia Commons.
Star of David image also from Wikimedia Commons.
Please feel free to use our meme, or use the source material to build your own.


We here at Boycott for Peace celebrate religious freedom, diversity, and the separation of not only
church and state, but of faith and politics as well.

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Image from Wikimedia Commons

Participate!  If you find other very quick actions people can take, such as easy to sign letters or petitions, media storms, or flash mobs, be sure to leave us the details in comments.  We may be able to feature them in an up-coming post.  If you would like credit for yourself or your organization, be sure to include your by-line as you would like it to appear, and a URL if appropriate. You can also contact us by private message on our facebook page if you prefer:

Thanks!  We are the change!


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Is Peace Controversial?

In addition to the other issues mentioned on the meme, Boycott for Peace along with its founder, have been rebuked, excoriated, and read the riot act—because we will not call for, promote, or celebrate violence—and because, whenever possible, we do not allow other people to do so on our content pages.

We want to be clear.  We do support Indigenous and other oppressed people’s right to resist, in whatever way they can resist.  However, if no one speaks for non-violence and Peace, there will never be Peace.  We believe that resistance should be non-violent whenever possible and as soon as possible.  We believe that Peace is the goal, and that violence leads to more violence in a potentially unending cycle.  To stop that cycle we all need to take strident steps towards Justice, Equality, Freedom, and Peace.

Huge multinational-corporations support and benefit from violence, war, oppression, occupation, and colonization.  They profit from what is made to appear to be political, religious, national, and territorial conflicts; and they lobby our governments to engage in these conflicts at our expense.  We, however, are the ones that provide the corporations with their profits and with their lobbying budgets, by our spending habits.  We can change our spending habits.  We, the people of Earth, can change the whole economy, the whole political structure, the entire balance of power on our entire planet—by changing our spending habits.

This is what we support:  Economic Justice through Ethical spending.  Boycott for Peace!


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Monday, January 19, 2015


Is the 'Jewish State in the Levant' equal to the 'Islamic State in the Levant?'  


"Israel aspires to a Jewish state, and IS aspires to an Islamic state, and here we are, suspended between Jewish extremism and Islamic extremism.

"[IS leader] Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi will have an excuse to establish an Islamic state after the Jewish state law is approved."

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas 


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shared the intention behind his support for a new bill to refocus Israel on religious law, rather than secular law:

"I want to anchor in this law, that it will be a Basic Law that the state of

Israel arose and exists on the basis of the Torah and the Jewish tradition . . . "

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu


"(IS's) quest for an ethnically pure Sunni state mirrors the quest for a Jewish state eventually carved out of Palestine in 1948. Its tactics are much like those of the Jewish guerrillas who used violence, terrorism, foreign fighters, clandestine arms shipments and foreign money, along with horrific ethnic cleansing and the massacre of hundreds of Arab civilians, to create Israel."

Chris Hedges, Journalist


Gray area in the map below shows the area controlled by ISIL in Syria and Iran as of January 2015. The so called 'Islamic State' is enforcing a violent extremist interpretation of Sharia law in the territories it controls:

By Haghal Jagul [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

This map is being continually up-dated.  
Check the latest version at the link:

For more information and documentation on the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine please see:


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