Take action for Palestine to help stop illegal Israeli settlements!

November 19, 2013

Dear Activist,

Help stop illegal Israeli settlements
on Palestinian land!

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The escalating violence in Jerusalem is heartbreaking, and the Israeli government’s recent announcement that it was building another 1,000 settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem only adds more fuel to the fire. Stopping settlement expansion is one way to de-escalate the tension. To do that, we need your help stopping the Denver-based real estate company RE/MAX from selling homes in settlements. 

RE/MAX is selling homes in settlements that are widely accepted as violating international law. Israeli settlements have displaced thousands of Palestinian families and are a direct hindrance to the peace process. We’ve asked Chairman of the Board Dave Liniger to halt the selling of settlement properties by RE/MAX’s Israel franchise, but the company has failed to take action.

To mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people on November 29, take action and join the new CODEPINK campaign No Open House on Stolen Land by participating in the week of actions taking place at RE/MAX offices around the world November 29-Dec 5. 

Here’s how you can take action: 

  • Find the RE/MAX Office closest to you and plan an action sometime between November 29th and December 5th. It could be a letter delivery, a rally, or a flashmob!  
  • Post information about your local action on the CODEPINK calendar.
  • Resources: Download this letter to RE/MAX Board Chairman Dave Liniger and take it to the RE/MAX office. Explain your concerns to the local real estate agents, and bring along a letter for them to sign asking the company to abide by international law. 

For more information on RE/MAX operations in illegal settlements, check out and share former intern Ben Norton’s article on Electronic Intifada and Medea Benjamin’s article in Mondoweiss. 

This new campaign is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a call by Palestinian civil society groups to boycott companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestinian land. The BDS movement is a non-violent way to hold Israel accountable for its violations of human rights and international law.

As we have seen with SodaStream and Ahava, the BDS movement is experiencing victories across the world. But Palestine is still occupied and the settlements are growing. If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to join the global struggle for Palestinian rights. 

Follow @BoycottREMAX on twitter and like the No Open House page on Facebook! 

These campaigns WORK. Be on the right side of history. Tell RE/MAX to stop profiteering from the illegal occupation! 

In solidarity,

Alli, Anastasia, Anna, Janet, Jodie, Kristin, Nancy, Nathan, Medea, Sergei, Sophia, Tighe

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