A recent report from Human Rights Watch directly indicts RE/MAX LLC.
No Open House on Stolen Land!
While RE/MAX International is holding its annual convention in Las Vegas, its Israeli franchise, RE/MAX Israel, is continuing to sell homes in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. RE/MAX’s profiteering and complicity have drawn condemnation from human rights activists around the world. A recent report from Human Rights Watch entitled “Occupation, Inc.”: How Settlement Businesses Contribute to Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights” directly indicting RE/MAX LLC, states that:
By advertising, selling and renting homes in settlements, both the Israeli franchise of RE/MAX and RE/MAX LLC, the owner of the global franchise network, facilitate and benefit from the transfer of Israeli civilians into occupied territory and the associated human rights abuses, contravening their rights responsibilities.
Think this is outrageous? Sign the letter to Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board, and Co-Founder, Re/Max International, telling him to stop RE/MAX Israel's illegal sales of settlement homes on Palestinian land.
Join the Thunderclap to send a message on March 1st that it is time for RE/MAX to stop selling homes in illegal Israeli settlements.
Last week, former RE/MAX broker, Elias Kibalian, wrote in The Independent that he had resigned from RE/MAX after discovering that his longtime employer was involved in the sale of homes in these illegal settlements. Kibalian describes that his choice to resign came after repeated ignoring of his concerns;
"I eventually accepted the fact that my appeals to RE/MAX’s sense of morality and its obligations within the framework of international law had failed. But it was also clear that the organization and many like it are risking their reputation for a small market with enormous ethical challenges. As Human Rights Watch pointed out, RE/MAX plays a central role in “sustaining and expanding the physical footprint of settlements.”
Join Elias Kibalian’s call for RE/MAX to respect the human rights of Palestinians by signing the letter to RE/MAX CEO, Dave Liniger, joining the Thunderclap and amplifying your voice on social media. Post to Facebook and Twitter using these images, headings, and sample tweets:
Hey @Remax Israeli settlements violate international law #RemodelREMAX #remaxR4 #BDS
End occupation profiteering @Remax #RemodelREMAX #remaxR4 #BDS
No Open House on Stolen Land
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Toward a just and peaceful world,Ariel, Nancy K, and the CODEPINK team