This Valentine”s Day, have a heart and join our Stolen Beauty campaign to boycott Ahava cosmetics by contacting Ricky”s NYC, a family-owned chain store here in New York City, to tell them, “Stop carrying AHAVA cosmetics! AHAVA means love in Hebrew, but there is nothing loving about the company”s practices.” Even though you may not live in the New York area, your personal email to the Ricky’s NYC president can help encourage a change of heart!
Click on the link above to send the following letter:
Dominick, Have a Heart
It”s almost Valentine”s Day. Please have a heart! Stop carrying AHAVA Cosmetics at Ricky”s NYC.
Ahava promises “Beauty Secrets from the Dead Sea.” But wait until you hear those secrets! Because Ahava is hiding the ugly truth–its products come from stolen Palestinian natural resources in the Occupied West Bank, and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. Don”t let the “Made in Israel” sticker fool you–when you buy Ahava you help finance the destruction of hope for a peaceful and just future for both Israelis and Palestinians.
Ahava puts a pretty face on its crimes–defending its theft of Palestinian resources by claiming: “The Dead Sea and its treasures are international and do not belong to one nation.” This statement defies international law, and around the world people are standing up to Ahava”s lies. The Dutch Foreign Minister has called for an investigation into Ahava; A British Minister of Parliament recently denounced Ahvava”s labeling practices as “fraudulent”; and there have been boycott actions in Amsterdam, Paris, Montreal, London, Vienna, and around the United States.
Mr. Costello, don”t you want to be on the right side of history? Stand up for a just peace for the people of Israel and Palestine. There is no love in occupation. Stop carrying AHAVA.