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Re/Max continues settlement real estate deals - Code Pink intensifies protests
In June the Presbyterian General Assembly passed a resolution calling on
RE/MAX LLC to stop selling illegal Israeli settlement properties in occupied
Palestine. Just prior to General Assembly meeting, RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger
sent a letter to the Presbyterians saying that RE/MAX LLC would stop earning
profits from sales of settlement properties.
Our impression that Liniger’s statement was hot air was confirmed when
RE/MAX Israel CEO Bernard Raskin told an a reporter from Haaretz that his
franchise would be continuing “business as usual,” even adding that the
Presbyterians’ vote has “zero impact on anything we are doing.” RE/MAX
Israel currently operates in all of the large settlements and even has an
office in the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumin!
RE/MAX LLC continues making empty promises while their Israeli franchise
blatantly violates international law and Palestinian human rights. This is
why we are amping up our Remodel RE/MAX campaign. Last month CODEPINK
organized protests outside RE/MAX offices in Los Angeles, California, and
Syracuse, New York. Next month we expect to see more protests as the Remodel
RE/MAX campaign spreads to cities across the country: from Chicago to
Atlanta to Portland, Oregon, and more. Contact Ariel if you would like to
organize a Remodel RE/MAX protest in your town or city.
Sign the letter now to RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger!
We know the power of grassroots campaigns for human rights. We saw at the
DNC that the movement for justice in Palestine is growing exponentially.
With your help we can bring an end to RE/MAX’s involvement in illegal
settlements and bring freedom and equality to all people who live in
Palestine and Israel.
Alli, Ariel, Nancy K., and the entire CODEPINK team
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