Dear Ms. Peffer,
I am contacting you today to ask that Nordstrom's stop carrying Ahava cosmetics. Ahava's 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 sell 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 Ahava's labeling practices as "fraudulent"; and the European Union recently handed down a decision that settlement products, such as Ahava, are not covered by trade agreements between the E.U. and Israel.
As a member of Business for Social Responsibility, how can Nordstrom’s continue to carry Ahava products? Ms. Peffer, 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. The settlements are an impediment to peace. There is no love in occupation. Stop carrying AHAVA.