[News] Nike Tells Israeli Retailers: No More Business in 2022

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Tells Israeli Retailers: No More Business in 2022
October 6, 2021
A protester Protesters holds signs calling for boycott, divestment and
sanctions (BDS) (Photo: via Activestills.org)

Sports clothing manufacturer Nike enraged Israeli shops on Sunday as it
announced that it will end the sale of its products in Israeli stores
starting May 31 next year, Israeli media reported.

As a household name across the globe, the pull-out could seriously affect
the business operations of hundreds of Israeli sports shops, according to
the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post.

First Ben & Jerry’s, now NIKE. While the company doesn’t frame its decision
as specifically tied to Israel’s apartheid practices, it told store owners
that its relationship “no longer matched the company’s policies and goals.”
#BDS <https://twitter.com/hashtag/BDS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>

— Huwaida Arraf (@huwaidaarraf) October 5, 2021

On Sunday, Nike wrote to Israeli retailers, saying:

“Following a comprehensive review performed by the company and considering
the changing marketplace, it has been decided that the continuation of the
business relationship between you and the company does no longer match the
company’s policy and goals.”

Opinion: How Ben & Jerry's has exposed Israel's anti-BDS strategy, comments
Ramzy Baroud https://t.co/kWwRbjORNJ

— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) July 28, 2021

Nike’s decision is expected to hit Israeli retailers hard. As one of the
most popular sporting brands in the world, its products account for a large
proportion of sales.

The decision follows the announcement by ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s last
July to end sales in the occupied Palestinian territories.

*(The Palestine Chronicle, MEMO, Social Media)*

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