Protest Against the Ahava ad on the Patheos Platform

Ahava

Dear friends,

I am, for a few years now, a subscriber to some of your newsletters, which I find very useful and informative.

I am writing to you because of something that troubles me lately on your newsletter.

On the Patheos newsletter, that I receive regularly, there is for some time now a prominent publicity add for Ahava products. As you probably know, these are produced by an Israeli company functioning on stolen Palestinian land, in the occupied West Bank. I find this add questionable from an ethical point of view. I hope you do too, even if you may not agree with a DBS approach on these matters, as I do (remember the way DBS worked in debunking the apartheid system in South Africa)..

Do you think there is anything we could do to have this add removed from the newsletter? Thanks a lot, and sorry to bother with this. It is important for me, as someone who worked for over 16 years for World Vision in the Middle East, and I have witnessed first hand the utter suffering produced by the Israeli occupation in the (not so) holy land.

Yours faithfully

Danut Manastireanu, PdD

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