Boycott Coca-Cola because it profits from the occupation.
Coca-Cola's Israeli franchise is owned by Central Bottling Company (CBC), which violates international law by operating in Atarot illegal Israeli settlement.
Central Bottling Company (CBC) is an Israeli manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks, dairy products and alcoholic beverages.
Coca-Cola profits from the occupation by working with CBC which sells its drinks in Israel. CBC has a Coca-Cola factory in Atarot illegal Israeli settlement. Israeli settlements are built on land stolen from Palestinians and are illegal under international law.
By having it’s Israeli franchise in illegal settlements, Coca-Cola ignores international law and profits from the illegal occupation.
FOA is calling for Coca-Cola to cut ties with CBC.
Buying from companies which work in settlements such as Coca Cola means we as consumers are turning a blind eye to the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
What is CBC? (Central Bottling Company)
Founded in 1967, Central Bottling Company (CBC) is an Israeli manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks, dairy products and alcoholic beverages.
What is CBC’s role in the occupation?
- CBC has a Coca-Cola factory in Atarot illegal Israeli settlement. Israeli settlements are built on land stolen from Palestinians and are illegal under international law.
- The Palestinian alternative – the National Beverages Company (NBC) is denied access to East Jerusalem. Whilst CBC is free to market it’s drinks. This constitutes a captive market for the Israeli distributor keeping the profit streaming into Israel and essentially the occupation, whilst taking away any money or hope for Palestinian businesses.
What are Israeli settlements?
Settlements are built up Israeli communities on stolen Palestinian land. These pre-existing Palestinian communities are forcibly removed from their homes and deprived of access to their land.
Settlements are in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in the Golan Heights. Israel started building settlements in 1967, after it illegally occupied Gaza and the West Bank.
Why are Israeli settlements illegal?
The United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice have all said that Israeli settlements on the West Bank violate the Fourth Geneva Convention.
The Fourth Geneva Convention says that an occupying power “shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” Israel has been doing exactly that, since occupying the West Bank in 1967.
Why are they important?
The settlements help to sustain Israel’s illegal occupation making it impossible to create peace and an independent Palestinian state. The settlements are also considered illegal under international law. Israel’s yearly expansion of settlements has created an extremely difficult situation on the ground for Palestinians. Settlers get away with land theft while attacking and harassing Palestinians on a daily basis for simply being Palestinians.
What brands come under Coca-Cola?
Coca-Cola own more than 80 drinks across 20 different brands, click here to find out which brands to avoid.