Not content with hating American troops, and showing their true leftist colors, Code Pink has declared war on Israeli beauty company Ahava.
Dozens of women in bikinis protested Wednesday near Washington cosmetics stores against the purchase of Ahava beauty products, that are produced in the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank.Since when is beauty products covered by the Geneva Conventions of War? They aren't and this is just another attempt by the left to drive
The protest was initiated by the American Code Pink anti-war movement, and the demonstrators' bodies were streaked with mud, some featuring the words "Ahava is a dirty business".
Code Pink alleges that the Israeli cosmetics company that promises to share the "beauty secrets from the Dead Sea" is also "hiding the ugly truth—its products actually come from stolen Palestinian natural resources in the occupied territory of the Palestinian West Bank, and are produced in the illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem."
The movement launched its "Stolen Beauty" boycott campaign against international company, which exports to 25 countries around the world, last month.
"We are here to tell Ahava, which claims to be devoted to beauty and purity, that you cannot cover up occupation and violation of international law," said Paris Marron, CODEPINK's national online organizer. "We call on Ahava to come clean."
Rae Abileah, a member of the movement who took part in the protest, said they are leading an international campaign against the company's products, in protest of their production in the "occupied Palestinian territory".
She said they had entered cosmetics stores and handed the managers letters with factual information on Ahava's production process, and demanded they stop selling these products, since it is against the Geneva Convention.
Some information about Mitzpe Shalem:
Mitzpe Shalem, situated in the northern area of the Dead Sea, was established in 1977 by a Nahal group. Mitzpe Shalem is located in the Judean Desert between the sea and the desert, and overlooks an enchanting view. Mitzpe Shalem is about a 45-minute drive from Jerusalem. It has a rural, desert character that fits in well with the natural environment.
Mitzpe Shalem is a “renewed kibbutz” which has undergone privatization and focuses its endeavor on building a healthy society and high quality community systems in education, culture, health, and community services.
Mitzpe Shalem is affiliated with the Dead Sea (Megilot) Regional Council consisting of, in addition to Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem, also Kibbutz Almog, Kibbutz Kaliah, and Kibbutz Beit Ha’Aravah, the Vered Yeriho (Rose of Jericho) cooperative town and the Community Educational Institute Ovnat.
Mitzpe Shalem Community
Mitzpe Shalem is a young and vibrant community. The majority of the community has lived in the kibbutz since its beginning, and over the years many single people and families joined the kibbutz.
We have a very colorful community, that is open minded, well educated and creative.
The social make-up of the families in terms of age and culture make this community very active and caring. We try to live in harmony with each other and with the environment, and each individual is free to live his life the way he or she chooses.
Living in the desert brings us closer to each other, making us into one big family; we give one another caring and support in times of trouble and happiness alike. We celebrate bar-mitzvahs and holidays together and we have a monthly cultural activity.
The community is secular by nature but respects tradition and the holidays.
90% of the families speak English or at least understand it, and children learn English from the age of 7.
The Municipal Management and the Organizational Structure
All kibbutz members and all members who intend to build their private homes in the kibbutz will become members of the cooperative municipal society whose function is to manage the municipal life in the community. This includes setting up committees and electing directors, determining the budget and the level of taxation in the community, etc.
Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem is incorporated as a cooperative municipal society, and currently owns assets and production sectors. New members join the cooperative municipal society but do not share the kibbutz businesses.
Source: Jewish Agency for Israel
So now land that was Israel from 1948 is to be considered "Occupied Territories" by the Moonbats on the left. They don't believe in a 2-State Solution. It is to be only one state: Palestine. Ruled by Shar'ia Law with Christians, Druse and Baha'i consigned to the status of Dhimmi and Jews to be either removed from the land or killed, their holy sites destroyed or turned into Muslim shrines.
Ahava makes a wonderful line of cosmetics using the salts of the Dead Sea. The same salts that Cleopatra used for her beauty products. Click here to order some of nature's and Israel's natural beauty. Your skin will thank you every time you use them.
As for Code Pink, perhaps they should take a good look in the mirror. For a group that says the War in Afghanistan is bad for the women there, they should remember what it was like for the women of Afghanistan while the Taliban was in power. Funny how they were silent then.