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Monday, June 13, 2011
Responses from Lush about its Death to Israel campaign
Updated 14 June:
Below is the correspondence with Lush about their Death to Israel campaign on their website. Note that, since this correspondence started, it seems that Lush have actually removed the campaign from their website in the sense that, although the link is still there you won't find it by searching the Luch website. That is good news.
Thank you for your email. I'm sorry to hear you're disappointed with Lush's support for the OneWorld project.
The history between Israel and Palestine is long, complicated and often under dispute. However, what is very clear is the level of suffering occurring today, in part due to the construction of the wall which is cutting Palestinian people off from vital health services and has dramatically increased poverty in the area. History does not excuse such suffering. It will take both sides to come to a solution, but what is also clear is that this is not a conflict of two equal sides and thus the onus must be on the dominating force, Israel. The OneWorld project is supported by both Palestinian and Israeli organisations and aims to help create peace for both sides.
We support organisations fighting for human rights all around the world on a variety of issues, from the freedom of West Papua and Tibet to labour rights of workers in India, women's rights in Africa and environmental rights of indigenous people in Latin America. Whilst there are many other issues we have not supported, there are sadly limitations as to how much we can do.
Throughout the course of the year we support many humanitarian, animal and environmental causes, many of which are nominated by our own customers. We welcome and value all feedback, so thank you for getting in touch with us. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our Campaigns team for future consideration.
Customer Care Manager
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