BDS Group Seeking to Educate Icelanders

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Demonstrators marching past the Iceland Parliament building, rear, as they protest in Reykjavik, March 6, 2010. Credit: Reuters

A group of anti-Israel activists in Iceland are launching an educational campaign to promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement among the island nation, The Reykjavik Grapevine reported Wednesday.

"We've been compiling a lot of Israeli brands," Sema Erla Serdar, chairperson of BDS Island, told Icelandic daily DV, according to the Grapevine. "There are some big name products, like Soda Stream, Moroccan Oil, lots of Dead Sea cosmetics and the Viber smartphone app." She also mentioned Israeli agricultural imports, like dates, avocados, garlic and herbs.

BDS Island is an extension of the Facebook group "We don't buy products from Israel," wherein, according to the Grapevine, "Icelanders post Israeli goods that they find on store shelves here in Iceland."

The president of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, is married to Israeli-born jewelry designer Dorrit Moussaieff.

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