Press Coverage


The NYC Coalition Against SodaStream protested for two hours outside of Zabar's on Tuesday afternoon, calling on the store to stop selling the carbonation device produced on occupied Palestinian territory. The protest was organized by the NYC Coalition Against SodaStream, which included Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, the New York City chapter of the Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews Say No! and Park Slope Food Co-op Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. Roughly 70 to 80 people stopped to see the protest.

Press Release

New York, NY, April 22, 2014—On Earth Day, 70 human rights activists gathered on New York City's Upper West Side outside the iconic Zabar's store, demanding that SodaStream home carbonation devices be removed from the shelves because they are made in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank (photos; video). The demonstration was coordinated by the NYC Coalition Against SodaStream, which is made up of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace—NYC Chapter (JVP), Jews Say No!, and Park Slope Food Coop Members for BDS.

Web Action

In response to the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and in the spirit of successful boycotts in other civil rights movements, from the grapes of California to the buses of Alabama to South Africa, we call on Zabar’s to stop selling SodaStream.

SodaStream is made in an Israeli settlement on Palestinian land, illegal under international law. Zabar's, take a stand as an important New York establishment. Be on the right side of history. Take SodaStream off the shelf.