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  Elul 2, 5772 , 20/08/12

Victims of Arab Terror Fight Back Against Divestiture

Victims of Arab Terror (VAT) International announced, Monday, that it is initiating a "Fight Back" campaign against Disney, following the announcement, last month by Abigail Disney, daughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney, that she was renouncing her share in profits from the Ahava cosmetics company because of its location at Mitzpe Shalem in southern Judea. The Disney family's Shamrock Holdings owns about 18.5 percent in Ahava, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

JTA quoted a statement from Abigail as saying, "I cannot in good conscience profit from what is technically the 'plunder' or 'pillage' of occupied natural resources and the company's situating its factory in an Israeli settlement in the Occupied West Bank." She added that she would donate her share "to organizations working to end this illegal exploitation."

VAT founder Shifra Hoffman called on people to boycott Disney parks, productions and products. She also announced that on Wednesday, VAT will be distributing school supplies to needy children of terror victims, ahead of the start of the Israeli public school year, next week. For more information or to contribute, go to http://www.victimsofarabterror.com/ or call 02 582 1106 or 052 466 5985.

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